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Special Issue "Smart Vision Sensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2019).
Interests: computer vision; localization and object tracking; 3D modeling; smart/intelligent sensors; machine learning; data fusion and deep learning in sensor systems; human-computer interaction; virtual and augmented reality
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Perception is acquiring real world representations by interacting with the environment. Strictly, the necessary input stimuli (sensory information) are not part of actual perceptual processes, which consist of several sub processes, mainly selection, organization and interpretation of stimuli. Therefore, in human beings, perception is not only the visual system (from eyes to retina), but it also includes the brain and its neural networks. Similarly, the current development trend in machine vision systems is to transform the vision sensors into smart cameras by integrating in the same system image sensor (CCD/CMOS and lens), processor and memory (DSP together with FPGA, GPU, and CPU units), communication interface, and software (operating system and algorithms). Smart vision sensors can be designed to produce multiple sensorial modalities, from the classical 2D monocular or omnidirectional systems to the recent RGB-D (depth) and 3D systems and can adjust parameters to suit different applications. In addition, a natural evolution of smart cameras is towards smart camera networks using multiple vision sensors.
The aim of this Special Issue is to present some of the possibilities that smart cameras offer by exploring, at low level, new hardware and software solutions, as well as by incorporating into sensors, at high level, advanced artificial intelligence techniques for image understanding and decision-making.
Smart visual sensor applications can now be found in robotics, visual inspection and industry, environmental monitoring and agriculture, security and surveillance, autonomous driving and in many other fields.Prof. Dr. Primo Zingaretti
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- 2D/3D feature extraction at sensor level
- Intelligent onboard processing
- Embedded computer vision algorithms
- Embedded computer vision architectures (e.g., DSP, FPGA, GPU)
- Real-time image and video processing (e.g., deblurring, super-resolution)
- Image and video understanding
- Smart industrial cameras
- Smart camera networks