Special Issue "Computational Algebraic Topology and Neural Networks in Computer Vision"

A special issue of Mathematics (ISSN 2227-7390). This special issue belongs to the section "Mathematics and Computer Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Rocio Gonzalez Diaz
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Guest Editor
Departmento de Matemática Aplicada I, Escuelta Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informática, Universidad de Sevilla Campus, Reina Mercedes, 41012 Sevilla, Spain
Interests: computational algebraic topology, topological data analysis; computer vision; discrete geometry; combinatorial image analysis; neural networks
Dr. Matthias Zeppelzauer
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Co-Guest Editor
Institute of Creative Media Technologies, University of Applied Sciences, St. Pölten, Matthias Corvinus-Strasse 15, 3100 St.Pölten, Austria
Interests: computer vision; pattern mining; topological data analysis; representation learning; active learning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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.

Prof. Rocio Gonzalez Diaz
Prof. Matthias Zeppelzauer
Guest Editors

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  • Computational Algebraic Topology
  • Topological Data Analysis
  • Computer Vision
  • Neural Networks

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