Special Issue "Image Enhancement, Modeling and Visualization"

A special issue of Journal of Imaging (ISSN 2313-433X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (12 August 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Alessandro Rizzi

Department of Computer Science, University of Milano, 20122 Milano, Italy
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Interests: computational models of color vision; image unsupervised enhancement and restoration; HDR imaging; color vision; digital imaging
Guest Editor
Ms. Michela Lecca

Research Unit Technologies of Vision, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), 38123 Trento, Italy
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Interests: machine vision; color image processing; image enhancement; image retrieval; object detection and recognition; hardware oriented image processing
Guest Editor
Dr. Gabriele Simone

Department of Computer Science, University of Milano, 20122 Milano, Italy
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Interests: color perception; image difference metrics; image quality; image enhancement; swarm intelligence for image processing; contrast measuring; spatial color algorithms
Guest Editor
Dr. Nikola Banic

Department of Electronic Systems and Information Processing, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Interests: brightness adjustment; color constancy; HDR; illumination estimation; image enhancement; Retinex; tone mapping; white balancing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The current, wide diffusion of new technological devices, such as RGB-D, HDR and thermal cameras, smart and multi-medial vision sensors, 3D virtual reality visors, Google glasses, urgently requires adaptation and/or renewal of the image processing approach. In this framework, image enhancement, vision modelling and novel visualization techniques and devices are important key factors. One of the challenges is to automatically integrate and process the multimedia data collected by the new-generation devices in order to provide high-quality information. To this aim, modern image enhancement methods and visualization techniques are at the base of this research: They must account for the application at hand, for the physical, hardware characteristics of the acquisition device, and especially for different, often multi-dimensional features, including, for instance, color, distance, time information, or even non-visual cues, like textual labels or audio.

There is an actual need for supporting these emerging novel techniques with more effective vision models. The scientific community has known since the 1970s that human vision is a spatial process, now it is time to take advantage of this knowledge for the next generation of image enhancement and visualization techniques.

This Special Issue intends to provide a comprehensive overview of recent, theoretical and/or practical advances and new trends in image enhancement, vision modelling applied to image processing and advanced visualization methods and devices, and to discuss their applications to computer vision, image processing and understanding. 

Prof. Alessandro Rizzi
Ms. Michela Lecca
Dr. Gabriele Simone
Dr. Nikola Banic
Guest Editors

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  • Image enhancement
  • Image processing
  • Hardware oriented Image Processing (signal-processing aspects for image processing, device dependent image processing, computer vision algorithms for smart cameras)
  • Bio-inspired Image Processing
  • Contrast enhancement
  • Noise Removal ,Demosaicing, and Filters
  • Image Compression
  • Image restoration
  • Image Quality Assessment
  • Vision modeling
  • Color, textures and visual features
  • Visualization
  • HDR
  • RGB-D Image Processing
  • Hyperspectral and Thermal Imaging
  • Multimedia
  • 3D Modelling and Rendering
  • Visual Processing in Augmented Reality
  • Benchmarks
  • Applications and New Trends

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Laser Scanners for High-Quality 3D and IR Imaging in Cultural Heritage Monitoring and Documentation
J. Imaging 2018, 4(11), 130; https://doi.org/10.3390/jimaging4110130
Received: 24 August 2018 / Revised: 30 October 2018 / Accepted: 1 November 2018 / Published: 5 November 2018
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Green Stability Assumption: Unsupervised Learning for Statistics-Based Illumination Estimation
J. Imaging 2018, 4(11), 127; https://doi.org/10.3390/jimaging4110127
Received: 31 August 2018 / Revised: 4 October 2018 / Accepted: 26 October 2018 / Published: 29 October 2018
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An Uncertainty-Aware Visual System for Image Pre-Processing
J. Imaging 2018, 4(9), 109; https://doi.org/10.3390/jimaging4090109
Received: 13 August 2018 / Revised: 3 September 2018 / Accepted: 5 September 2018 / Published: 10 September 2018
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Use of an Occlusion Mask for Veiling Glare Removal in HDR Images
J. Imaging 2018, 4(8), 100; https://doi.org/10.3390/jimaging4080100
Received: 17 May 2018 / Revised: 27 July 2018 / Accepted: 30 July 2018 / Published: 3 August 2018
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Evaluating the Performance of Structure from Motion Pipelines
J. Imaging 2018, 4(8), 98; https://doi.org/10.3390/jimaging4080098
Received: 26 June 2018 / Revised: 18 July 2018 / Accepted: 27 July 2018 / Published: 1 August 2018
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