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Image Processing for Cultural Heritage

Retinex at 50

Video Analytics for Public Safety

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 October 2016.


security camera

September/October 2017

Video Analytics for Public Safety

Guest Editors:

Robert Loce
PARC, A Xerox Company
Webster, New York, United States
E-mail: Robert.loce@parc.com

Edward J. Delp
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
E-mail: ace@ecn.purdue.edu

Sharath Pankanti
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights, New York, United States
E-mail: sharat@us.ibm.com

Call for Papers: The world is experiencing a surge of video aiming to address public safety needs and concerns. Automated video understanding can enhance surveillance/monitoring systems beyond what is possible for human operators alone. Camera networks are being developed to maintain long-term surveillance on large numbers of video streams for various applications with minimal or no manual intervention. Automated systems can coordinate multiple cameras and provide "synopsis" views of activities that can be used to predict potential events in advance, or analyze them after. Wearable body cams and vehicle cams are coming into the mainstream and are presenting new challenges to automated analysis due to their dynamic nature. Robust real-time behavior and action recognition methods will enhance the timely responsiveness of first responders and security personnel. This increased surveillance capability must be seen in the light of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and tempered by the public's concern for privacy.

This special section brings together the problems and approaches being taken to address a wide range of public safety needs. Topics are not limited to and may include:

  • Video analytics challenges as seen by law enforcement, firefighters, and first responders
  • Police body cameras
    • Image quality
    • Compression
    • Data management
    • Extraction of information
  • Imaging from police vehicles and roadside cameras
    • License plate recognition
    • Vehicle identification
    • Traffic violations: red light, speeding, reckless driving
  • Video redaction for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
    • Automated methods
    • Person de-identification
    • Redaction metrics
  • Behavior recognition
    • Crimes against individuals - mugging, drug deals
    • Understanding crowd dynamics
    • Crowd/queue management
    • Locating lost children in a crowd
    • Suspicious microexpressions
    • Nervousness detection
  • Firefighting
    • Scene understanding indoors and outdoors
    • Locating firefighters and other persons
  • Surveillance
    • Safety on railway and subway lines
    • Ad hoc camera networks
    • Standardized infrastructure
    • Person identification
    • Identification of collaborative groups, clustered or dispersed
    • Accident prevention
    • Left packages
    • Trespassing
  • Crime scene forensics
  • Automation of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) evaluation
    • Hands kept in pockets
    • Clothing out of sync with weather, location, or suspect's appearance (e.g., loose clothing to hide bulges)
    • Pats upper body as if checking something
    • Walks deliberately, does not run
    • Displays excessive sweating, mumbling, fidgeting, or conversely, being unusually calm and detached
    • Eyes are focused, appears to be in a trance
    • Exhibits unnatural gait and posture.

Submitted manuscripts should follow the guidelines found at http://spie.org/JEIAuthorInfo. All papers will be peer reviewed.

Manuscripts due 5 January 2017.


Published Special Sections:

Perceptually Driven Visual Information Analysis (November/December 2016)
Guest Editors: Mohamed-Chaker Larabi, Sanghoon Lee, Mohammed El Hassouni, Frédéric Morain-Nicolier, Rachid Jennane

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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