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Future of mobile multimedia, 3D imaging, robotic vision, and more highlight Electronic Imaging program

09 December 2010

IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA -- New ideas for future applications of 3D and multimedia in mobile devices, entertainment, medicine, security, and other areas will dominate the conversation in several conferences at the broad-ranging IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging: Science and Technology symposium next month in California.

The event includes top international conferences on stereoscopic displays, 3D imaging, human vision, and other topics, and will be held at the San Francisco Airport Hyatt Regency, 23-27 January.Sabine Süsstrunk

"Electronic Imaging is the one international conference where papers on all aspects of electronic imaging are presented," said Symposium Chair Sabine Süsstrunk (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne). Majid Rabbani (Eastman Kodak) is Symposium Cochair, and Gaurav Sharma (Univ. of Rochester) is Short Course Chair. Sharma will become Editor of the Journal of Electronic Imaging, copublished by IS&T and SPIE, in January.

Vision, illusion, color

The perennially popular conference on Human Vision will include talks on topics such as:

  • Visual search, Radek Grzeszczuk (Nokia)
  • Joint design of optics and image processing for application-specific sensors, David Stork (Ricoh Innovations)
  • Visualization grand challenges, Georges Grinstein (Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell)
  • How 3D immersive visualization is changing medical diagnostics, Anton Köning (Erasmus MC).

A conference banquet talk by Mark Changizi (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) will cover the evolution in human vision of color, illusions, forward-facing eyes, and writing -- and what that might imply for extraterrestrial vision.

In a Bay Area multimedia session in the Multimedia Content Access conference, researchers from Facebook, Hewlett-Packard, Yahoo!, FXPAL, and Google will update the audience on advances in audiovisual data, such as face recognition on social media, automated photo organization, online video content search, and scalable multimedia retrieval.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) presentations on 3D imaging metrology, processing, and applications will focus on technology with noteworthy applications in areas such as medicine and security.

A session on "The Dark Side of Color" in the Color Imaging conference will include speakers from Xerox, Univ. degli Studi di Milano, McCann Imaging, Hewlett-Packard Labs, Purdue Univ., and Apple.

3D theatre

Highlights of the Stereoscopic Displays and Applications (SD&A) conference, chaired by Andrew Woods (Curtin Univ.), Nicolas Holliman (Durham Univ.), and Neil Dodgson (Univ. of Cambridge), include:

  • Keynote speaker Ramesh Raskar (MIT Media Lab), on "Content-adaptive parallax barriers and six-dimensional displays"
  • Discussion forum on "3DTV Dangers: Truth or Fiction?", moderated by Lenny Lipton (Oculus 3D), with panel members Marty Banks (Univ. of California, Berkeley), Christopher Tyler (Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute), Christopher Riemann (Cincinnati Eye Institute), and Pete Ludé (Sony Electronics)
  • The popular annual 3D Theatre session showcasing a wide range of 3D content produced around the world.

A conference on Visual Analysis and Visual Analytics will include sessions on cyber security, and super-resolution will be covered by papers on Computational Imaging.

Single-photon imaging, high-speed, and other high-performance systems for cameras, atmospheric imaging, and other uses will be covered in conferences on Sensors, Cameras, and Systems, and Digital Photography.

A new conference on Parallel Processing for Imaging Applications is being introduced this year. Conference chairs are John Owens (Univ. of California, Davis), I-Jong Lin (Hewlett-Packard Labs), and Yu-Jin Zhang (Tsinghua Univ).

Conference proceedings papers will be published individually in the SPIE Digital Library as soon as approved after the meeting, and also in collected print and digital volumes and collections.

The Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) is an international non-profit dedicated to keeping members and others apprised of the latest developments in fields related to imaging science through conferences, educational programs, publications, and its website. IS&T encompasses all aspects of imaging, with particular emphasis on digital printing, electronic imaging, color science, photofinishing, image preservation, silver halide, pre-press technology, and hybrid imaging systems.

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 180,000 constituents from 168 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent and career and professional growth. SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific, and supports scholarships, grants and other education programs around the world.


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