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Special Issue "Computer Vision for 3D Perception and Applications"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Sensor Networks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Matteo Poggi
Guest Editor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DISI), University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Interests: computer vision; deep learning; depth perception; embedded systems
Prof. Dr. Thomas Moeslund
Guest Editor
Visual Analysis of People Lab, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Interests: computer vision; image processing; machine vision; pattern recognition; visual analysis of peoples' whereabouts; surveillance; traffic monitoring
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Effective 3D perception of the environment greatly enriches the knowledge of the surrounding environment and is crucial to effectively develop high-level applications for various purposes. Pivotal to 3D perception is the acquisition/estimation of reliable depth information—a task for which several technologies exist, ranging from active sensors (e.g., Time-of-Flight devices) to passive cameras, coupled with a variety of different techniques allowing for depth estimation from images (stereo matching, structure from motion, and more). From an accurate reconstruction of the surrounding 3D scene, several complex problems can be addressed, such as autonomous navigation and localization, tracking, surveillance, robotics, interaction with other agents, and manipulation of the sensed environment. In this field as well, the recent advances in deep learning have rapidly found place and spread.

The aim of this Special Issue is to present both techniques to reliably acquire 3D data and to tackle computer vision tasks by exploiting this information, exploring novel solutions for perception, as well as for applications.

This Special Issue invites contributions in the following topics (but is not limited to these):

  • Depth from images;
  • Binocular and multi-view stereo;
  • Active depth sensing;
  • Single image depth estimation;
  • 3D reconstruction scene understanding;
  • RGB-D computer vision;
  • 3D pose estimation, tracking and recognition;
  • 3D motion estimation;
  • 3D semantic segmentation;
  • Applications of 3D vision (e.g., robotics, augmented reality).

Dr. Matteo Poggi
Prof. Dr. Thomas Moeslund
Guest Editors

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  • 3D perception
  • binocular-multiview stereo
  • active 3D sensors
  • RGB-D computer vision
  • 3D detection
  • 3D tracking
  • 3D vision applications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

RGB-D data and algorithms for vision-based Human Robot Interaction (A. D'Eusanio, S. Pini, G. Borghi, R. Vezzani and R. Cucchiara)

Deep Learning for transient image reconstruction from ToF data ( Gianluca Agresti, Adriano Simonetto, Enrico Buratto, Hernik Schaefer and Pietro Zanuttigh)

3D Perception (Mikael Persson and Michael Felsberg)

3D reconstruction of sewer pipes using Time-of-flight and structured light sensors (Chris Holmberg Bahnsen, Anders Skaarup Johansen, Jesper Wædeled Henriksen and Thomas B. Moeslund)

Robust stereo matching on embedded systems (Filippo Aleotti, Fabio Tosi, Matteo Poggi and Stefano Mattoccia)

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