Special Issue "Visual Sensors for Object Tracking and Recognition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: computer vision; biomedical image analysis; visual surveillance and monitoring; motion detection; visual tracking; deep learning methods; level set methods
Interests: computer vision; video analytics; robotics
Interests: computer vision; bioimage informatics; microscopy image analysis; deep learning; visualization
Visual object recognition and tracking are fundamental tasks in computer vision that are essential in a wide range of applications, including visual surveillance and monitoring, autonomous vehicles, human–computer interaction, biomedical image informatics, and so on. We are witnessing a growing need and renewed interest for robust visual object tracking and recognition capabilities due to recent advances in sensor technologies and emergence of new applications associated with these technologies.
Although visual object detection, tracking, and recognition in challenging real-world environments are relatively effortless tasks for humans, they are still very challenging tasks in a computational video analytics pipeline. Advances in technology combining more powerful and low-cost computer platforms with novel methods, particularly those relying on deep learning, are revolutionizing the computer vision field and provide new opportunities for research with larger and more diverse data sets. In addition to using visual information for recognition and tracking tasks, other sensors such as GPS, IMU, Lidar, etc. can also be synergically utilized to provide more robust approaches in diverse fields from aerial surveillance to wildlife tracking, mobile, and/or wearable technologies to automated driving and robotics.
The aim of this Special Issue is to solicit papers from academia and industry researchers with original and innovative works on all aspects of visual object recognition and tracking that address the needs in a diverse set of application fields. Original contributions that review and report on the state-of-the art, highlight challenges, point to future directions, and propose novel solutions are also welcome.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- visual recognition and/or tracking for video surveillance and monitoring (ground and aerial platforms);
- visual recognition and/or tracking for robotics and autonomous vehicles;
- visual recognition and/or tracking in biomedical modalities (endoscopy, videofluoroscopy, microscopy, etc.);
- embedded solutions for visual recognition and/or tracking;
- recognition and tracking for computational human behavior analysis, assistive robots, and human–robot interaction;
- heterogeneous sensor fusion for robust tracking and video analytics.
Dr. Filiz Bunyak
Dr. Hadi Ali Akbarpour
Dr. Ilker Ersoy
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- visual object tracking
- visual object recognition
- video analytics
- visual surveillance and monitoring
- bioimage informatics
- data fusion
- sensor fusion