2-6 February 2014
San Francisco, California, USA
International experts in 3D imaging, digital photography, multimedia processing, mobile displays, computer vision, and related fields gathered in San Francisco, California to present their latest findings at the IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Science and Technology Symposium.
More than 1,000 participants attended the event's 20 conferences featuring nearly 700 papers. The week's highlights included:
- 14 educational courses
- large-screen 3D Theatre
- interactive demonstration session and product exhibition
- 2 plenary presentations
- Journal of Electronic Imaging (JEI) focal track
SPIE Fellow Charles Bouman (left), Purdue University, recipient of the Imaging Scientist of the Year Award, presented a plenary talk to illustrate the advanced imaging techniques that are being developed by integrating all the components of imaging processes into a coherent system. Bouman was co-chair of the Computational Imaging conference.
Jack Gallant (right), University of California, Berkeley, presented a plenary presentation on reverse engineering the human visual system by using functional MRI technologies
An attentive plenary audience listens to the talks.
Stereoscopic Displays & Applications, remotely
SPIE Fellow Andrew Woods, Curtin University, was absent from this year's Electronic Imaging after attending for 24 consecutive years. But thanks to optics- and photonics-enabled technologies, Woods was "beamed" into the room to teach his Stereoscopic Displays & Applications (SD&A) course remotely. He has chaired the SD&A conference since 2003.
Interactive demonstration session
SPIE Immediate Past President Bill Arnold (right) presented the Rudolf Kingslake Medal and Prize to SPIE Fellow Alexander Toet, TNO Defence Security and Safety. The Rudolf Kingslake Medal is awarded annually in recognition of the most noteworthy original paper to appear in the SPIE journal Optical Engineering, on the theoretical or experimental aspects of optical engineering. Toet and his co-author, Maarten Hogervorst, published their article "Progress in color night vision" in January 2012.