Special Issue "Computational Algebraic Topology and Neural Networks in Computer Vision"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022 | Viewed by 7012
Interests: computational algebraic topology, topological data analysis; computer vision; discrete geometry; combinatorial image analysis; neural networks
Interests: computer vision; pattern mining; topological data analysis; representation learning; active learning
Algebraic topology uses tools from abstract algebra to study topological spaces with the aim of defining algebraic invariants that classify topological spaces up to homeomorphism. Computational algebraic topology (CAT) provides methods to compute these invariants. The main topics in (Computational) Algebraic topology are simplicial and CW complexes, chain complexes, (co)homology and exact sequences. The recent field of Topological Data Analysis (TDA) is an approach to the analysis of datasets using techniques mainly from computational algebraic topology, being its leading tool persistent homology. In recent years, the development of methods based on neural networks is ubiquitous in computer vision. Recent research has shown that the integration of TDA into computer vision can improve performance. The integration of TDA into state-of-the-art computer vision approaches building heavily on deep neural networks is however still a challenging topic.
This Special Issue collects papers with the aim to develop novel topology-based approaches for computer vision and/or to apply topology-based approaches to improve the current state-of-the-art in computer vision. Of special interest are papers that deal with the challenge of integrating topology as the main tool into neural networks for computer vision applications.
This special issue is endorsed by the IAPR-TC3 (International Association for Pattern Recognition Technical Committee 03 - Neural Networks & Computational Intelligence), http://iapr-tc3.diism.unisi.it.
Prof. Rocio Gonzalez Diaz
Prof. Dr. Matthias Zeppelzauer
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- Computational Algebraic Topology
- Topological Data Analysis
- Computer Vision
- Neural Networks