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Perceptually Driven Visual Information Analysis

Image Processing for Cultural Heritage

Retinex at 50

November/December 2016

Perceptually Driven Visual Information Analysis

Lead Guest Editor:

Mohamed-Chaker Larabi
Université de Poitiers
Boulevard Marie et Pierre Curie BP 30179
86962 Futuroscope, France
E-mail: chaker.larabi@univ-poitiers.fr

Guest Editors:

Sanghoon Lee
Yonsei University
Multidimensional Insight Lab
C703 MDI Lab 3rd Engineering Building
Seodaemun-gu 120-749, Republic of Korea
E-mail: slee@yonsei.ac.kr

Mohammed El Hassouni
Mohammed V University of Rabat
LRIT URAC 29 Laboratory
Faculty of Sciences
Avenue Ibn Battouta
B.P. 1014 RP, Rabat, Morocco
E-mail: mohamed.elhassouni@um5.ac.ma

Frédéric Morain-Nicolier
Université de Reims
9, rue de Québec
10026 Troyes cedex, France
E-mail: frederic.nicolier@univ-reims.fr

Rachid Jennane
Université d'Orléans
I3MTO Laboratory
8, rue Léonard de Vinci
BP 6744, F-45072 Orléans, France.
E-mail: rachid.jennane@univ-orleans.fr

Call for papers: The field of visual information analysis is more active than ever because of the large availability of visual content in both personal and professional contexts. The targeted applications are numerous, including medical imaging, security, manufacturing, etc. Algorithms are often expected to be computationally plausible, feasible, and reliable. However, in recent years, perception has become an important aspect when developing imaging solutions. It has been proven that the incorporation of perceptual models helps in achieving better results. To this end, several perceptually inspired models have been proposed for visual saliency prediction, visual masking, contrast sensitivity, and binocular fusion, to name a few.

This special section aims at providing the most recent developments in the field of visual information analysis using perceptually driven or inspired algorithms. The topics of this special section are oriented towards the use of perceptual models/optimization in the framework of (but not limited to):

  • Image and video compression
  • 3-D scene reconstruction and understanding
  • Quality assessment and enhancement
  • Image and video retrieval
  • Segmentation and pattern recognition
  • Multimedia content transmission
  • Computational color imaging
  • Computational complexity reduction
  • Applications (security, medical imaging, manufacturing, video, etc.).

Closed for submissions.


January/February 2017

Image Processing for Cultural Heritage

Guest Editors:

Aladine Chetouani
University of Orléans
Orléans, France
E-mail: aladine.chetouani@univ-orleans.fr

Robert Erdmann
University of Amsterdam
Johannes Vermeerplein 1
1071 DV Amsterdam, Netherlands
E-mail: robert.g.erdmann@gmail.com

David Picard
6 avenue du Ponceau
95014 Cergy-Pontoise, France
E-mail: picard@ensea.fr

Filippo Stanco
University of Catania
Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica
viale A. Doria, 6
95125 Catania, Italy
E-mail: fstanco@dmi.unict.it

Call for Papers: Due to technological developments, images have become very common data, present and accessible through many different media (TV, camera, smartphone, tablet, and so on). Consequently, it is more and more common for the scientific community to use images to characterize materials or objects under study at different scales. Heritage is one of the emerging domains that exploit these data. The introduction of the methods developed in the image-processing domain offers new possibilities to the interdisciplinary cultural heritage world.

This Special Section on Image Processing for Cultural Heritage aims to present studies that exploit images as principal data to solve heritage problems. Topics of this special section may include:

  • Heritage preservation (restoration, enhancement, denoising, quality assessment)
  • Reconstruction and visualization of cultural heritage (data acquisition, 3D representation, virtual representation, serious games)
  • Image analysis (pattern recognition, classification, retrieval, segmentation, quantification)
  • Building stones, decorated caves, stained glass windows, statues (wood, stone, metal, ceramic), paintings, textiles, ancient texts, seals, etc.

Digitizing Europe's cultural heritage is an active part of the European Union agenda, and the EU has funded several projects on the topic in the last few years (see complete list here: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/digital-culture). Research groups from Europe participating in these projects are invited to submit papers. We also welcome research groups from various countries to submit work on topics of image processing related to heritage, and specialists in cultural heritage should present their image-processing problems.

Closed for submissions.



March/April 2017

Retinex at 50

Guest Editors:

Alessandro Rizzi
Università degli Studi di Milano
Dipartimento di Informatica
Via Comelico 39/41
20135 Milan, Italy
E-mail: alessandro.rizzi@unimi.it

John J. McCann
McCann Imaging
30 Spy Pond Parkway
Arlington, Massachusetts 02474, United States
E-mail: mccanns@tiac.net

Marcelo Bertalmío
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Information and Communication Technologies
Carrer de Roc Boronat 138
08018 Barcelona, Spain
E-mail: marcelo.bertalmio@upf.edu

Gabriele Gianini
Universita degli Studi di Milano, Polo di Crema
Dipartimento di Informatica
Via Bramante 65
26013 Crema CR, Italy
E-mail: gabriele.gianini@unimi.it

Call for Papers: We are pleased to inform you about the upcoming Special Section on "Retinex at 50," which will be published in the Journal of Electronic Imaging.

Retinex is the famous theory proposed by Edwin Land and John McCann to model human color vision. The original Retinex algorithm, based on color perception experiments, aimed at building a computational model of color sensation that proved to be highly influential in the broad vision science community, from psychophysics to neuroscience. Remarkably, the Retinex algorithm and variants of it have also shown great success on a number of applied problems in the context of image processing and computer vision, such as color constancy, contrast enhancement, and tone mapping of high dynamic range images, to name just a few.

This special section represents the natural extension of a dedicated workshop that took place at Electronic Imaging 2016 called "Retinex at 50," commemorating more than 50 years of fruitful research, and now the present call is addressed to all the scholars who want to publish their recent works on the topic. The aim is that the resulting celebrative collection of papers provides the reader with a comprehensive look at the Retinex theory of color vision, collecting its recent and revisited formulations and applications.

All Retinex-related submissions are encouraged, and this special section is open to everyone. We intend the scope of this special section to be as broad as Retinex itself: from vision models to methods for image enhancement; from predicting optical illusions to performing on-camera image processing; from computational neuroscience models to color correction applications for computer vision.

Manuscripts due 15 September 2016.


Published Special Sections:

Color in Texture and Material Recognition (November/December 2016)
Guest Editors: Raimondo Schettini, Joost van de Weijer, Claudio Cusano, and Paolo Napoletano

Intelligent Surveillance for Transport Systems (September/October 2016)
Guest Editors: Louahdi Khoudour, Yassine Ruichek, ans Sergio Velastin

Advances on Distributed Smart Cameras (July/September 2016)
Guest Editors: Jorge Fernández-Berni, François Berry, and Christian Micheloni

Quality Control by Artificial Vision: Nonconventional Imaging Systems (November-December 2015)
Guest Editors: Fabrice Mériaudeau and Aamir Saeed Malik

Ultrawide Context- and Content-Aware Imaging, Part II (November-December 2015)
Guest Editors: François Brémond, Ljiljana Platiša, and Sebastiano Battiato

Ultrawide Context- and Content-Aware Imaging, Part I (September-October 2015)
Guest Editors: François Brémond, Ljiljana Platiša, and Sebastiano Battiato

Image/Video Quality and System Performance (November-December 2014)
Guest Editors: Mohamed-Chaker Larabi, Sophie Triantaphilliadou, and Andrew B. Watson

Stereoscopic Displays and Applications (January-February 2014)
Guest Editors: Nicolas Holliman and Takashi Kawai

Video Surveillance and Transportation Imaging Applications (Oct-Dec 2013)
Guest Editors: Robert Loce and Eli Saber

Compressive Sensing for Imaging (April-June 2013)
Guest Editors: Fauzia Ahmad, Gonzalo R. Arce, Ram M. Narayanan, Dimitris A. Pados

Mobile Computational Photography (January-March 2013)
Guest Editors: Todor Georgiev, Andrew Lumsdaine, Sergio Goma

Quality Control by Artificial Vision (April-June 2012)
Guest Editors: Jean-Charles Pinoli, Karen Panetta, and Seiji Hata

Stereoscopic Displays and Applications (January-March 2012)
Guest Editors: Neil Dodgson and Nick Holliman

Quality Control by Artificial Vision (September-December 2010)
Guest Editors: Edmund Y. Lam, Shaun S. Gleason, and Kurt S. Niel

Digital Photography (April-June 2010)
Guest Editors: Peter B. Catrysse and Sabine Süsstrunk

Image Quality (January-March 2010)
Guest Editors: Susan Farnand and Frans Gaykema

Quality Control by Artificial Vision (July-September 2008)
Guest Editors: Hamed Sari-Sarraf, David Fofi, and Nelson H. C. Yung

Biometrics: Advances in Security, Usability, and Interoperability (January-March 2008)
Guest Editors: Claus Vielhauer, Berrin Yanikoğlu, Sonia Garcia-Salicetti, Richard M. Guest, and Stephen J. Elliott

Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents (October-December 2006)
Guest Editors: Jana Dittmann and Edward J. Delp

Color Imaging: Processing, Hard Copy, and Applications (October-December 2006)
Guest Editors: Reiner Eschbach and Gabriel Marcu

Quality Control by Artificial Vision (July-September 2004)
Guest Editors: Kenneth W. Tobin, Fabrice Meriaudeau, and Luciano da Fontoura Costa

Retinex at 40 (January-March 2004)
Guest Editors: John J. McCann

Imaging through Scattering Media (October-December 2003)
Guest Editors: David A. Boas, Charles A. Bouman, and Kevin J. Webb

Model-Based Medical Image Processing and Analysis (January-March 2003)
Guest Editors: James C. Gee; Mostafa Analoui

Internet Imaging (October-December 2002)
Guest Editors: Giordano Beretta and Raimondo Schettini

Storage, Processing, and Retrieval of Digital Media (October-December 2001)
Guest Editors: Minerva M. Yeung, Chung-Sheng Li, Rainer Lienhart,and Boon-Lock Yeo

Process Imaging for Automatic Control (July-September 2001)
Guest Editors: David M. Scott and Hugh McCann

Statistical Issues in Psychometric Assessment of Image Quality (April-June 2001)
Guest Editors: John C. Handley and John Bunge

Human Vision and Electronic Imaging (January-March 2001)
Guest Editors: Bernice E. Rogowitz, Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, and Jan P. Allebach

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