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Visions for display, imaging of future, and international 3D Theatre at Electronic Imaging

IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging moves to new venue in San Francisco

23 January 2014

Electronic Imaging demonstration session

Attendees test a new curved virtual reality display at IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging 2013 during the must-attend demonstration session.


BELLINGHAM, Washington, and SPRINGFIELD, Virginia, USA -- Visionary talks on the future of imaging in applications from healthcare to jet engine design and an approach to reverse-engineering how the brain manages human vision are highlights of IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Science and Technology next month in San Francisco, California. The event includes 650 technical talks, a popular 3D Theatre, a hands-on demonstration of new imaging and display products, and an extensive short course program.

Electronic Imaging photo by Lenny Lipton
Electronic Imaging demonstrations
present a wide variety of new imaging
(Photo courtesy Lenny Lipton)

Sponsored by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, the event will run 2-6 February at the Hilton San Francisco, Union Square.

In the event's two plenary talks:

  • Jack Gallant, University of California, Berkeley, will discuss his lab's data-driven system identification approach toward reverse-engineering the brain's visual imaging system, with the goal of designing artificial systems with the same capabilities. Their approach could form the basis of practical new brain reading technologies, and can inform development of biologically-inspired computer vision systems.
  • Charles Bouman, Purdue University, will offer a look into the new field of integrated imaging, a convergence of technologies enabling the creation of a variety of imaging systems based on the integration of algorithms, computation, and sensor design. He will include examples of state-of-the-art integrated imaging systems based on computed tomography, transmission electron microscopy, synchrotron beam imaging, optical sensing, and scanning electron microscopy, and explore their use and potential impact in applications ranging from healthcare to jet engine design.
Electronic Imaging demonstration session
Data-rich displays are included
in the Electronic Imaging
demonstration sessions.

The perennially popular 3D Theatre featuring new, original, large-screen 3D footage from around the world will again be presented as part of the Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference. Single-entry passes -- including 3D glasses -- are available for the 3D Theatre on Monday evening and demonstration session on Tuesday evening.

The interactive, hands-on demonstration session will showcase new hardware, software, imaging, and display products such as the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, TriDef 3D converter technology, and Voxiebox holographic gaming system.

Electronic Imaging will also feature a focused exhibition on mobile and electronic imaging technology companies, including Qualcomm, Pixelteq, Fairchild Imaging, Image Engineering, Imatest, Labsphere, Image Science Associates, and VPixx Technologies. The free exhibition is open Tuesday and Wednesday.

Technical presentations are organized into 20 technical conferences on topics in:

  • 3D Imaging, Interaction, and Metrology
  • Visualization, Perception, and Color
  • Image Processing
  • Image Capture
  • Computer Vision
  • Media Processing and Communication
  • Mobile Imaging.

Sergio Goma of Qualcomm is symposium chair, and Sheila Hemami of Northeastern University is symposium co-chair. Choon-Woo Kim of Inha University is short course chair, and Majid Rabbani of Eastman Kodak is short course co-chair.

About SPIE

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. The Society serves approximately 256,000 constituents from approximately 155 countries, offering conferences, continuing education, books, journals, and a digital library in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional networking, and patent precedent. SPIE provided $3.2 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2013.

About IS&T

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.


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