Special Issue "Emerging Applications of Image Retrieval and Recognition Technology in Smart Cities"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer Science & Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2022 | Viewed by 859

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Zhenzhou Wang
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College of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo 255049, China
Interests: image processing; machine vision; monitoring; 3D measurement
Prof. Dr. Xiaomin Yang
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School of Electronic Information, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, China
Interests: image processing; pattern recognition
Dr. Mingliang Gao
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College of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo 255049, China
Interests: computer vision; machine learning; intelligent optimization control
Dr. Gwanggil Jeon
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Department of Embedded Systems Engineering, Incheon National University, Incheon 22012, Korea
Interests: image processing; particularly image compression; motion estimation; demosaicking;and image enhancement; computational intelligence; fuzzy and rough sets theories
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Dear Colleagues,

The emerging applications of image retrieval and recognition technology (IRRT) in smart cities include smart healthcare, smart energy, smart transportation, smart environment, smart safety and smart education. In smart healthcare, IRRT could help to identify a given case based on similar past cases found in the image archive. In smart transportation, IRRT could help to recognize traffic patterns by investigating image sequences acquired in real time. In a smart environment, IRRT could help to predict weather information and hazardous conditions. In smart safety, IRRT could help to predict natural disasters. In smart education, IRRT could help to make new discoveries using high-quality digital images taken from different research fields.

However, there are still challenges that need to be addressed to accelerate the development of these emerging applications. Firstly, the current techniques for feature extraction cannot adequately represent an image. More effective and robust feature-extraction methods are urgently required. Secondly, the image datasets are not large enough to meet the practical needs of the emerging applications in smart cities. Thirdly, current image retrieval and recognition technology cannot satisfy real-time requirements when the image datasets are large enough to meet the practical needs.

This Special Issue will focus on (but will not be limited to) the following topics:

  • Image datasets for the emerging applications in smart cities;
  • Effective features for image retrieval and recognition;
  • Content-based image retrieval methods;
  • Object recognition methods;
  • Image-sensing devices and methods;
  • Challenges of IRRT in smart cities;
  • More emerging applications of IRRT in smart cities;
  • Image-processing techniques that have the potential to be used in IRRT.

Technical Committee Member:
Dr. Lina Liu Shandong University of Technology

Prof. Dr. Zhenzhou Wang
Prof. Dr. Xiaomin Yang
Dr. Mingliang Gao
Dr. Gwanggil Jeon
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • content-based image retrieval
  • feature extraction
  • object recognition
  • image datasets
  • smart city

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Crime Scene Shoeprint Image Retrieval: A Review
Electronics 2022, 11(16), 2487; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11162487 - 10 Aug 2022
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Shoeprints performs a vital role in forensic investigations. It has been an advanced research issue in forensic science. The main purpose of shoeprint image retrieval is to acquire a ranking list of shoeprint images in a database, according to their feature similarities to [...] Read more.
Shoeprints performs a vital role in forensic investigations. It has been an advanced research issue in forensic science. The main purpose of shoeprint image retrieval is to acquire a ranking list of shoeprint images in a database, according to their feature similarities to the query image. In this way, a shoeprint can not only be used as an exhibit for bringing criminal charges but also to provide a clue to a case. The goal of this work is to present an overview of the existing works conducted in shoeprint image retrieval. We detail the different phases of the shoeprint retrieval task and present a summary of the state-of-the-art methods. We analyzed the difficulties and problems in this field and discussed future work directions. This review may help neophytes become involved in research easily and quickly. Full article
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