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DIRS Annual Research Symposium: May 24th & 25th, 2011
Each year the Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing (DIRS) Laboratory holds an open symposium where the research from the previous year is presented to our contract customer/sponsors and the Remote Sensing community as a whole. This year the Symposium will take place on May 24th and 25th, 2011. The Lab conducts an enormous amount of research (over $3.5M annually) and it is difficult to communicate all this work to the community through publications alone. The research teams view this meeting as an opportunity to show off the fruits of their research and they take great pride in sharing this work with the attendees. The semi-formal format allows for in-depth interactions between the researchers and the attendees. Each year approximately 20-40 individuals attend from across the government, commercial and academic ranks.
There is no fee for attending the DIRS Annual Research Symposium.
This year the meeting will take place over two days and be combined with DIRSIG training. Day one of the symposium will feature in-depth presentations covering a wide range of the research program. Day two will start with an introduction to DIRSIG and cover the current set of capabilities in the software package. This presentation will be open for both attendees of the symposium and DIRSIG training. After this presentation, more talks describing the DIRS research program will continue during the day, while the DIRSIG training moves to another venue. The symposium will feature an extended lunch break during which students affiliated with the lab will present their research in a poster session. This poster session will also be open to DIRSIG training attendees. There will be ample time throughout the day for individual meetings between attendees and members of the DIRS faculty, staff, and students. Attendees with specific requests for meetings with DIRS personnel are asked to notify us either at the time of registration or early on Day 1 so we can try to accommodate all requests.
Why Should You Attend?
Because you have an interest in the research being conducted by the Lab. Because this event provides a unique opportunity to interact with the faculty, staff and students in the Lab. Because you might want to recruit students to work for your company or organization. Because you want to provide feedback to the researchers and potentially influence the future direction of the Lab's work.
How Do You Attend?
As a reminder, there is no fee for attending the DIRS Annual Research Symposium. Please feel free to invite other colleagues who would have interest in attending. Our only request is that everyone register so we can make up name tags and order enough food.
How Do You Get To RIT?
The RIT campus is located in Rochester, NY. The Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) is served by most major airlines, including US Airways, United, Delta, American, Jet Blue, AirTran and others. RIT's main campus is five miles from both the airport and the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90), Exit 46.
On-Campus Parking Information:
Use the Main Entrance to campus (off Rt 252, Jefferson Road) and proceed to the Information Center (Building #11) to pick up a visitor parking pass. Tell the attendant that you are visiting the Center for Imaging Science (Building #76) and they will provide a parking pass and a map to the closest parking lot.
This year we will host a special "Feedback Session" where attendees will have the opportunity to help us better present the Symposium and guide future research efforts of the laboratory.
The symposium is also an important social event that brings the government, commercial and academic worlds together. Therefore, there are several activities outside of the technical meetings.
Dinner at MacGregors
This year we will be hosting attendees at MacGregors Bar and Restaurant to raise a glass and have a bite to eat on the evening of the first night of the Symposium (Tuesday). Please feel free to join us. MacGregors is located at 300 Jefferson Road (very close to the RIT campus). We will start congregating there at 5:00 PM on the night of May 24th. When you arrive, let the host/hostess know you are with the "RIT group".
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Cindy Schultz via email or phone (585-475-5508). Contact Mike Richardson via email or phone (585-475-5294) to set up individual meetings with DIRS faculty, staff, and students.