Recently, the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) announced plans for its 2013 Data Fusion Contest. The contest, which helps connect students and researchers around the world, evaluates existing methodologies at the research or operational level to solve remote sensing problems using data from various sensors.
The contest is open to both IEEE members and non-members and will consists of two parallel competitions: the Best Paper Award and the Best Classification Award. Final results will be announced at the 2013 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium in Melbourne, Australia, in July 2013. The winning teams will be awarded free iPads, IEEE Certificates of Appreciation during the Technical Committees and Chapters Luncheon, and an opportunity to receive free open access publication in an IEEE GRSS Journal. Contest details are available here.
Last year, roughly 1,150 people participated in the contest. The IEEE GRSS Society awarded the winning teams with IEEE GRSS Certificates of Appreciation and monetary prizes at the 2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium.