Special Issue "Visual Learning with Multi-Task Supervision"

A special issue of Journal of Imaging (ISSN 2313-433X). This special issue belongs to the section "Visualization and Computer Graphics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2023 | Viewed by 103

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Miaojing Shi
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Guest Editor
Department of Informatics, King's College London, London WC2B 4BG, UK
Interests: computer vision; multimedia computing; medical imaging; few-shot learning; multi-task learning; self-supervised learning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Driven by the increasing availability of large-scale annotated datasets and faster computational platforms, deep learning has been progressively employed for a broader spectrum of computer vision applications. In some scenarios, one might find that a machine performs even better than a human. On the other hand, a human, though sometimes less proficient at performing certain tasks, can perform a broader range of tasks, superior to any existing computer vision algorithms.  To equip the machine perception with this ability, we need to study visual learning with multi-task supervision.

Multi-task learning is common in deep learning, where clear evidence shows that jointly learning correlated tasks can improve on individual performances. Notwithstanding many tasks are processed independently. The reasons are manifold: 1) many tasks are not strongly correlated, and benefits might be obtained for only one or none of the tasks in joint learning; 2) the scalability of learning multiple tasks is limited with the number of tasks. Establishing a scalable and robust multi-task learning strategy is of substantial potential in many real applications, i.e., autonomous vehicle, medical imaging, etc.

This Special Issue will push forward the current study in the multi-task visual learning. We welcome contributions focusing on high-level visual understanding tasks (e.g., object detection, semantic segmentation, etc.) and applicable scenarios (e.g., robotic surgery, autonomous driving, etc.).

Dr. Miaojing Shi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • multi-task learning
  • visual understanding
  • autonomous driving
  • medical imaging
  • robotic surgery

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