Special Issue "Applications of Computer Vision"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Artificial Intelligence".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Eva Cernadas
Guest Editor
Centro Singular de Investigación en Tecnoloxías Intelixentes (CITIUS, Research center of Intelligent Systems), University of Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Interests: image segmentation; texture analysis; classification; regression; pattern recognition; applications of computer vision

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Computer vision (CV) techniques are widely used by the practicing engineer to solve a whole range of real vision problems. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible, covering some practical application of CV methods in all branches of science and engineering. Submitted papers should report some novel aspect of CV use for a real-world engineering application and also validated using data sets. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. Electronic files and software regarding the full details of the calculation or experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary electronic material.

Focal points of the Special Issue include but are not limited to innovative applications of:

  • Medical and biological imaging
  • Industrial inspection
  • Robotics
  • Photo and video interpretation
  • Image retrieval
  • Video analysis and annotation
  • Multimedia
  • Sensors and more.

Dr. Eva Cernadas
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • image and video segmentation
  • image classification
  • video analysis
  • pattern recognition
  • image and video understanding

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.

Title: Tailored computer vision systems to quantitative analyze microscopic images in biomedicine
Authors: E. Cernadas; et al
Affiliation: Centro Singular de Investigación en Tecnoloxías Intelixentes (CITIUS, Research center of Intelligent Systems), University of Santiago de Compostela
Abstract: White light microscopy imaging has a prominent role in life science and medical research. Due to the advances of the last decade in technology for microscopy, the interest on computerized methods for microscopic image analysis is growing in order to make precise quantitative characterization of slice. Microscopic study of a tissue provides detailed insight into celular morphology. For the sake of visualizing under the microscope, the tissue is normally prepared and stained following standard protocols. For white light microscope, the most used are histological and immunohistochemistry staining protocols, in which different components of the tissue are dyed with different stains. Biomedical researchers often perform manual inspection of microscopic image, but this task is very time consuming and require large effort and concentration of specialized personal. So, the quantitative analysis of biomedical images is rarely done, despite of the useful information that they provide to diagnosis and therapeutic treatment. Quantitative analysis of microscopic images encloses the recognition, classification, measure and count of structures of interest in the image. Currently free and open source software for image analysis exists, like ImageJ (based on Java), but it is not adequate for many biomedical analysis, because it requires specialized knowledge on computer language and programming skills for defining plugins or macros, and the recognition results provided by the automatic algorithms cannot be supervised by experts before quantification. We developed software tools that combine the automatic processing of the image with a friendly graphical user interface to review the process before quantification. Some examples of these software, which are being used satisfactory in real environments in different fields.

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