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SPIE Professional January 2014

New location for Electronic Imaging

IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging logoThe 2014 IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Science and Technology symposium is moving to a new location at the Hilton San Francisco in California (USA). Held 2-6 February, the symposium will feature more than 650 presentations organized into 20 technical conferences on topics in 3D imaging, digital photography, multimedia processing, mobile displays, computer vision, and related fields.

A new conference, “Measuring, Modeling, and Reproducing 3D Material Appearance,” has been added along with new courses on image and video forensics and computer vision and imaging in transportation applications.

The symposium, jointly sponsored by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) and SPIE, coincides with SPIE Photonics West held at the nearby Moscone Center. SPIE members attending IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging at the Hilton are invited to attend the Photonics West member reception and to register for the free Photonics West exhibition.

A conference attendee with an immersive 3D projection system with a curved large-screen format.
Plenary sessions explore new fields in electronic imagings

While some researchers see imaging as a mature field, others see a new phase of innovation occurring as a convergence of technologies enables the creation of a wide variety of imaging systems based on the tight integration of algorithms, computation, and sensor design. This new field, “integrated imaging,” is evolving out of classical imaging modalities.

SPIE Fellow Charles A. Bouman of Purdue University (USA) will present a plenary talk on integrated imaging systems and explore their use and potential impact in applications ranging from healthcare to jet-engine design.

The other plenary speaker, Jack L. Gallant of the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss his research group’s studies of the human brain to determine how reverse engineering the brain might lead to the design of artificial visual systems with the same sophisticated image-processing capabilities of humans. Gallant will describe the use of fMRIs and a data-driven, system-identification approach to tackle the reverse-engineering problem.

Special events include 3D theater session

IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging will have several special events, including presentations of recently published material in the Journal of Electronic Imaging (JEI) and a hands-on demonstration on Tuesday, 4 February, of imaging hardware, software, display, and research products.

JEI, co-published by SPIE and IS&T, publishes peer-reviewed papers on a wide variety of imaging related subjects. Authors of recently published JEI articles will present their work in several sessions noted in the program with a special JEI logo. And in a move toward direct presentation-to-journal publication, conferences on digital photography and stereoscopic displays and applications will feature new material soon to be published in JEI.

The popular 3D theater session, part of the Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference, will screen new, original 3D footage Monday, 3 February. SPIE Fellow and conference co-chair Andrew J. Woods will host the screening and announce the final program at the event.

Keynote speakers are featured in several conferences. Topics include:

  • Perceiving, measuring, and modeling 3D material appearance
  • Compressive displays
  • Human sentiment and emotion in images shared in social media
  • Digital coloring books
  • Photo forensics
  • Digital wallets and mobile payments
  • Preventing piracy conversion
  • Perceptual tools for quality-aware video networks

SPIE member Sergio Goma, senior director of R&D at Qualcomm (USA) is Electronic Imaging chair, and Sheila Hemami of Cornell University (USA) is co-chair. SPIE member Choon-Woo Kim of Inha University (Republic of Korea) is Short Course Chair. SPIE Fellow Majid Rabbani of Eastman Kodak Co. (USA) is Short Course Co-Chair.

Kingslake Medal to be awarded in San Francisco

The 2012 Rudolf Kingslake Medal and Prize will be presented to SPIE Fellow Alexander Toet of the TNO Defence Security and Safety, Human Factors (Netherlands) at IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Science and Technology.

Toet and SPIE Senior Member Maarten A. Hogervorst, also of TNO, won the award for their open-access paper, “Progress in color night vision,” published in the January 2012 issue of Optical Engineering. The paper provides a comprehensive guide of color night vision methods available to the optical community.

SPIE awards the Rudolf Kingslake Medal annually in recognition of the most noteworthy original paper to appear in Optical Engineering on the theoretical or experimental aspects of optical engineering.

SPIE will announce the 2013 Kingslake award in 2014.

DOI: 10.1117/2.4201401.26

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