Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision on Fire and Smoke Detection

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2021) | Viewed by 540

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Informatics Institute, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul 34469, Turkey
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Global warming, the effects of which are witnessed every day, is here and happening right now. The average temperature of Earth’s land surfaces is consistently increasing. This temperature rise consequently results in a higher risk of (wild)fire outbreaks. Wildfires spread, not only in hot and dry parts of the world, such as countries around the Mediterranean coast, the southwest of the US, and in Australia, but also in relatively humid and rather cold regions, like the arctic.

The early detection of fires is of paramount importance for containing them in a timely manner. Fire detection technology for outdoor spaces and/or large and spacious indoors is shifting continuously, from utilizing limited capacity point detectors to volumetric sensors, such as visible range/IR/hyperspectral cameras, and passive infrared sensors (PIR). Point detectors installed in buildings and rooms require smoke to reach them for fire detection. This means that it takes some time to trigger an alarm. On the other hand, volumetric sensors can react instantaneously. They can issue an alarm once they “see” fire at a distance.

Due to recent advances in artificial intelligence, image and video analysis, and machine learning techniques, as well as progress in enabling technologies, such as semiconductor device design and fabrication, volumetric fire detection methods yield superior results, as compared to other methods and point detectors. These developments pave the way for embedded computer vision systems equipped with lenses and cameras attached to computing platform which process an acquired sequence of images.

The Journal of Imaging Editorial Board launches this call for papers for a Special Issue on “Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision on Fire and Smoke Detection”.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Datasets, data platforms, artificial intelligence and computer vision approaches that facilitate our understanding of any aspect of global warming;
  2. Computer vision and artificial intelligence methods for smoke/flame detection in images/image sequences;
  3. Fire detection in compressed domain;
  4. Embedded computer vision for fire detection;
  5. Multi-modal/multi-sensor flame/smoke detection;
  6. Fire detection using imaging sensors sensitive to parts of the EM spectrum other than the visible range;
  7. Fire measurement and spread modeling.

Dr. Turgay Celik
Dr. Behçet Uğur Töreyin
Guest Editors

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  • artificial intelligence
  • machine learning
  • computer vision
  • fire detection
  • flame detection
  • smoke detection

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