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Ultrawide Context- and Content-Aware Imaging

Quality Control by Artificial Vision: Nonconventional Imaging Systems

September-October 2015

Ultrawide Context- and Content-Aware Imaging

Guest Editors:

François Brémond
INRIA Sophia Antipolis
2004 Rte des Lucioles - BP 93
Sophia Antipolis 06902, France
E-mail: Francois.Bremond@inria.fr

Ljiljana Platiša
Ghent University
Department of Telecommunications and Information Processing
Research Group for Image Processing and Interpretation (IPI/iMinds)
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41
Ghent 9000, Belgium
E-mail: Ljiljana.Platisa@telin.ugent.be

Sebastiano Battiato
University of Catania
Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica
Viale Andrea Doria 6
Catania 95125, Italy
E-mail: Battiato@dmi.unict.it

Call for Papers: Breakthrough technologies are needed to make emerging imaging applications-such as 3-D/4-D imaging in healthcare, high-definition TV, broadcasting, and multicamera systems in surveillance-handle increasingly demanding requirements concerning reliability and speed of automated image analysis (e.g., person identification in a surveillance system). In addition, advancements are needed to improve the success rate and comfort for humans using images for a particular task, such as performing a laparoscopic surgery. Future imaging systems will have to be much more intelligent about what data to acquire (e.g., automatic region of interest detection) and how to optimally image it based on the image content. Moreover, the systems need to become more context aware, for example, accounting for the presence of other cameras in the systems, and contribute to the joint optimization of the imaging system given the environment in which they are used.

This special section will focus on new developments that may speed up the transition towards intelligent imaging, ranging from intelligent sensors to control systems in various domains, including healthcare, broadcasting, and surveillance.

We invite submissions of original unpublished research contributions on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Smart cameras and detectors
  • Joint optimization of multicamera systems
  • Simplified representations of multiple video streams
  • Multicamera content identification and tracking
  • Multisource and multimodality image acquisition, processing, and data fusion
  • Object detection, classification, and tracking
  • Image and video understanding
  • Real-time image and video processing algorithms
  • Subjective and objective image and video quality assessment.

Manuscripts due 1 May 2015.


November-December 2015

Quality Control by Artificial Vision: Nonconventional Imaging Systems

Guest Editors:

Fabrice Mériaudeau
Université de Bourgogne - LE2I - UMR CNRS 6306
12 rue de la Fonderie
71200 Le Creusot, France
E-mail: fabrice.meriaudeau@u-bourgogne.fr

Amir Malik Saeed
Universti Teknologi Petronas
Centre for Intelligent Signal and Imaging Research
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Tronoh, Malaysia
E-mail: aamir_saeed@petronas.com.my

Call for Papers: Artificial vision relates to the application of computers, sensors, methods, and networks to view and interpret the world through the "eyes" of a machine. Research and development in artificial vision has made tremendous strides over the last decade moving from "gray level" passive systems to nonconventional (polarization information, multispectral systems, plenoptic systems, 3-D systems, infrared systems, RGB-D systems) active systems, enabling perception of more information about the scene. Meanwhile, processing has greatly benefited from the advances in the semiconductor industry, and greedy resources applications can now be harnessed through powerful computers, dedicated CMOS chips, networks, or graphic cards. Many advances in manufacturing/CAD have required tremendous corresponding advances in metrology, inspection, and data interpretation for process characterization and control that rely on the fundamental methods and technologies of artificial vision.

This special section welcomes papers on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Vision sensor development and integration
  • Optical, electron, x-ray, polarization imaging, ultrasound, and other nonconventional imaging modalities
  • Nondestructive testing and metrology
  • Image processing, transforms, segmentation, and pattern recognition
  • Process automation, characterization, and control
  • Remote diagnostics
  • Computer-aided diagnosis
  • 3-D vision for manufacturing inspection.

There are many industries that are benefiting from artificial vision today. Papers are particularly encouraged from, but not limited to, the following industries: agriculture, aluminum, biomedical, chemicals, food, forest products, glass, metal casting, mining, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, steel, textiles, medical imaging, and biomedical imaging.

Manuscripts due 1 June 2015.


Published Special Sections:

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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