Special Issue "Big Data Summarization for Computer Vision"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Artificial Intelligence".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022 | Viewed by 254

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Ibrahim Jubran
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Guest Editor
Department of Computer Science, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Interests: computational geometry; computer vision and compression of big data
Prof. Dr. Dan Feldman
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Guest Editor
Robotics & Big Data Lab, Computer Science Department, University of Haifa, Haifa 3498838, Israel
Interests: provable data summarization; machine learning; deep learning; computer vision; computational geometry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The increase in both quantity and quality of sensors, and specifically cameras, in the past decade has made huge streams of high-resolution visual data available. Such data can be utilized for localization, mapping, scene understanding, 3D modeling, and training neural networks, just to name a few. However, to leverage big data, one must overcome a series of challenging tasks, including efficient (and possibly parallel) computation, efficient storage, and tackle streaming and dynamic data.

While the common approach is to design faster and more efficient algorithms, an alternative and modern approach is to provably approximate the big data via a much smaller data. Such compression schemes are often called a coreset or a sketch. Running existing (possibly inefficient) algorithms on reduced (small) data requires less time, space, and energy and would produce a result that is provably close to the solution obtained from running on complete (big) data.

The aim of this Special Issue, “Big Data Summarization for Computer Vision”, is to attract original and innovative research results which successfully manage to reduce the computational and storage overload of computer vision tasks via designated compression and approximation schemes.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Compressions and approximations for pose estimation;
  • Fast and accurate simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) via coresets and sketches;
  • Coresets and sketches for 3D reconstruction and modeling;
  • Faster training of deep learning models via dataset compression;
  • Compressing deep learning models via coresets and sketches.

In addition to application-driven contributions, this Special Issue also welcomes submissions with a deep theoretical and provable aspect. These papers will both act as a guide and encourage joint works between theoretical researchers and practitioners, aiming to develop provable algorithms for real-world computer vision problems.

Dr. Ibrahim Jubran
Prof. Dr. Dan Feldman
Guest Editors

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  • Computer vision
  • Localization and mapping
  • Compression of big data
  • Coresets
  • Sketches

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