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Imaging advances for sensors, 3D and more to be showcased at Electronic Imaging next month

16 December 2011

3D image editing

Above, Electronic Imaging attendees get hands-on experience with the latest advances in 3D gaming and advanced imaging at the annual demonstration session.


BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA -- The latest imaging research in sensors, human vision, computational photography, 3D processing, and more will be advanced next month at Electronic Imaging Science and Technology 2012 in Burlingame, California.

Sponsored by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), the event will be held at the San Francisco Airport Hyatt Regency, 22-26 January.

"Electronic Imaging is the one international conference where papers on all aspects of electronic imaging are presented, and where you can develop both your career and business by networking with leading researchers and entrepreneurs in the field," said symposium chair Majid Rabbani (Eastman Kodak Company). "Imaging technology has applications in numerous areas -- space exploration, medical diagnostics, entertainment, science, and security, to name a few."

The Electronic Imaging symposium includes more than 20 conferences with more than 750 presentations, 18 professional development courses, an interactive/hands-on demonstration session, plenary presentations by industry leaders, and a popular 3D theatre featuring contributions from around the world, as part of a conference on Stereoscopic Displays and Applications.

Eight new courses will be introduced at this year's event, on topics including video processing for 3D TV, autostereoscopic and holographic display, high-dynamic-range imaging, and image quality cameras in mobile devices.

Among technical program highlights are:

  • Plenary talks by William Freeman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), on "Computational Photography," and David Forsyth (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), on "'More Words and Bigger Pictures"
  • Masaya Kozuka (Panasonic Corp.) on "Panasonic's Stereoscopic 3D Technologies, Standardization, and Business Strategy"
  • Marc Levoy (Stanford University) on "Computational photography and the Stanford Frankencamera"
  • Rong Yan (Facebook) on "Social media mining at the billion scale."

Conference topics include:

  • Image Processing/Parallel Processing
  • Human Vision
  • Computational Imaging
  • Stereoscopic Displays and Applications
  • Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision
  • Virtual Reality
  • Multimedia, Moblie, and Web 2.0
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) Image Rendering
  • High-Speed/High-Performance Sensors.

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 on CD ROM.

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. SPIE provided over $2.3 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2010.

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