Special Issue "Image Processing and Symmetry: Topics and Applications"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer and Engineering Science and Symmetry/Asymmetry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Jun Xu
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Guest Editor
School of Statistics and Data Science, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
Interests: computer vision; image restoration and enhancement

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Image processing has witnessed great development in the past few years. The progress of image formation and the advancement of mobile intelligence devices have led to the wide application of research findings in computer vision to industrial production and daily life, simultaneously promoting breakthrough in symmetry image processing techniques. Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies such as deep symmetric neural networks endow learnable strength to the symmetry image processing field. With the great power of learning ability of neural networks, many computer vision applications can be more focused and achieve higher accuracy by processing information from a huge flow of data. However, the training process and usage of symmetric deep neural networks require enormous computation resources, restricting its speed performance and its application on clients. Lightweight networks, which mainly focus on controlling the scale of the network and on speeding up network processing, are therefore proposed and have seen fast growth in recent years. This Special Issue introduces research on symmetric and lightweight neural networks for fast image processing. Some of these topics are the following:

  • Symmetric and lightweight deep neural networks for image processing;
  • Fast image denoising, super resolution, deblurring, etc.;
  • Fast image object detection/segmentation;
  • Fast and symmetric image style transfer.

Dr. Jun Xu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Symmetry is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • image processing
  • deep learning
  • lightweight network
  • super resolution
  • image denoising
  • image deblurring

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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