Special Issue "Advances in Infrared Imaging: Sensing, Exploitation and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2018).
Interests: multispectral imaging; infrared image processing; cross-spectral image registration and fusion; 3D modeling
Interests: video and image understanding, exploitation and analytics (object detection, tracking, feature extraction, recognition, geo/registration, multi-camera activity pattern modeling and recognition, multi-sensory data fusion, text mining and fusion with video data; automatic target recognition, etc.); ground/aerial/underwater robotics (assisted perception, supervised tele-autonomy, autonomous navigation), geo-localization and big data analytics (content/feature extraction, topic modeling, indexing, matching); machine learning (classification and clustering, pattern learning, and deep learning)
The number of infrared image applications has been growing considerably over the last few decades; this evolution is mainly motivated by the appearance of new devices, as well as the reduction in price of technology. Nowadays, infrared-based devices can be found in domains that range from medical applications to computer games or industrial solutions. Infrared images are divided into different categories, including Near InfraRed (NIR), Short-Wave InfraRed (SWIR), Mid-Wave InfraRed (MWIR) and Long-Wave InfraRed (LWIR). Images from each one of these sub-categories have their own characteristics that make them attractive to specific applications. It should be noticed that these characteristics are, not only used to develop new applications, but are also used to improve the appearance of the corresponding VS image in case it is available; for instance, noise filtering, image enhance, and dehazing to mention a few applications of infrared on visible spectrum images. In other words, infrared imaging has found its way to become a solid source of additional information for a wide range of applications.
This Special Issue is intended to review the state-of-the-art on infrared imaging, from image acquisition to the processing, and understanding of all the infrared spectra. The following infrared imaging topics will be covered, but this Special Issue is not limited to only these topics:
- Imaging systems (NIR/SWIR/MWIR/LWIR)
- Processing (filtering, coloring, feature extraction and matching)
- Representation (fusion, thermal mapping)
- Understanding (machine learning, pattern recognition)
- Deep/Transfer learning, Domain adaptation
- Vision-aided navigation
- Sensing for agriculture and food safety
- Autonomous driving
- Thermal image applications
- Remote sensing
This Special Issue will receive extended version of papers on infrared imaging published at the workshop on “Perception Beyond the Visual Spectrum” (workshop series in conjunction with CVPR conference) http://vcipl-okstate.org/pbvs/17/index.htmlDr. Angel D. Sappa
Dr. Riad I. Hammoud
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