Special Issue "Photometric Stereo"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Daisuke Miyazaki
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Guest Editor
Image Media Engineering and Computer Graphics Laboratory, Dept. of Intelligent Systems, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima Prefecture 731-3194, Japan 
Interests: computer vision; polarization; multispectral imaging; shape estimation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Photometric stereo is a well-known technique which estimates the normal surface of objects. Recent trends in 3D printers have widened the range of uses of commercial sensors that measure the 3D coordinates of object surfaces; however, commercial sensors which can measure the normal surface of an object using a photometric stereo are still rare. Photometric stereo is still a hot topic in this field, and various research papers are published on it each year. Recent techniques such as deep learning have also affected the progress of photometric stereo research. This Special Issue aims to collect a wide variety of photometric stereo works and helps the progress of this field.

The objective of this Special Issue is to provide opportunities to share new insights with researchers in various fields that will contribute to a future roadmap of photometric stereo. Papers must be original research with novel results or a suitable review of the current state of the art.

Dr. Daisuke Miyazaki
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Imaging is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • photometric stereo and its applications
  • shape-from-shading and related techniques
  • photometric stereo using CNN
  • uncalibrated photometric stereo
  • example-based photometric stereo
  • color photometric stereo
  • photometric stereo under natural illumination
  • photometric stereo of uncommon lights such as multispectral light, infrared light, or fluorescent light
  • photometric stereo in hazy weather or underwater
  • photometric stereo for metals and arbitrary BRDFs
  • photometric linearization and sparse regression
  • photometric stereo with multiple cameras
  • sensor fusion using shading information and other sensors
  • photometric stereo for various fields such as computer graphics, medical science, or the industrial field

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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