Special Issue "Image Based Information Retrieval from the Web"

A special issue of Journal of Imaging (ISSN 2313-433X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Phivos Mylonas

Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Greece
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Interests: knowledge management and acquisition; context representation and analysis; content-based information retrieval; knowledge-assisted multimedia analysis; multimedia personalization; user adaptation; user modeling and profiling
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Evaggelos Spyrou

Department of Computer Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Central Greece, 3rd km old National Road Lamia - Athens, P.C. 35100, Lamia, Greece
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Interests: computer vision; pattern recognition; semantic multimedia analysis; indexing and retrieval; multimedia content representation; biomedical image analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, following the tremendous growth of the Web, extremely large amounts of digital multimedia content are being produced every day and are shared online, mainly through several newly-emerged channels, such as social networks. Moreover, several digital content archives and datasets have become publicly available. Therefore, the field of image-based information retrieval has received a great deal of attention and on a wide range of topics dealing with every aspect of content handling. When designing and implementing an image-based retrieval system, and considering the continuous growth of digital content, one has to deal with several issues such as efficiency, accuracy, scaling, user-friendliness, and impact.

The intent of this Special Issue is to collect the experiences of leading scientists, but also to serve as an assessment tool for people who are new to the world of image-based information retrieval.

This Special Issue is intended to covering the following topics, but is not limited to them:

  • Feature extraction from visual content
  • Multimodal information fusion
  • 2D/3D detection, categorization and recognition
  • Scene recognition
  • Image and video retrieval, annotation, indexing
  • Datasets construction and analysis
  • Social media analysis, interaction and retrieval
  • Multimedia representation
  • Efficient large-scale image/video search
  • Deep learning techniques for detection and classification
  • Interfaces for querying, retrieval, exploration and visualization of multimedia databases
  • Applications and systems for image/video-based information retrieval
  • User-centric social multimedia computing
  • Personalized multimedia search
  • Semantic-based multimedia big data retrieval

Prof. Dr. Phivos Mylonas
Prof. Dr. Evaggelos Spyrou
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Imaging is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Information retrieval
  • Multimedia content
  • Detection
  • Recognition
  • Classification
  • Fusion

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Topic: The development of a methodology for extracting characterizations/categorizations of the urban environment using sources like google maps and street view
Authors: Anastasios Delopoulos and Christos Diou
Affiliation: School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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