ERCIM News No. 108 (January 2017)
DEADLINE FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: Wednesday 16 November 2016
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The sections of ERCIM News 108 are :
- Joint ERCIM Actions
- Special Theme: Computational Imaging
- Research and Innovation
- In Brief
The Special Theme and the Research and Innovation sections contain articles presenting a panorama of European research activities. The Special Theme focuses on a sector which has been selected by the editors from a short list of currently "hot" topics whereas the Research and Innovation section contains articles describing scientific activities, research results, and technical transfer endeavours in any sector of Information and Communication Science and Technology (ICST), telecommunications or applied mathematics. Submissions to the Special Theme section are subjected to an external review process coordinated by invited guest editors whereas submissions to the Research and Innovation section are checked and approved by the ERCIM News editorial board.Special Theme: "Computational Imaging"
- Joost Batenburg (CWI, Life Sciences, The Netherlands)
- Tamas Sziranyi (SZTAKI, Hungary)
Computational Imaging colligates a broad range of imaging techniques where computation plays an integral role in the
image formation process. It typically involves a combination of advanced algorithms and mathematical
techniques, as well as image acquisition setups using special cameras or sophisticated lens systems. Examples of
important topics in computational imaging are blind deconvolution, compressive sensing, and 3D volumetric
Computational Imaging is rapidly becoming a highly active research field, driven by:
- New mathematical and algorithmic results, showing that by applying advanced algorithms to image data it is possible to extract far more information than by direct visual interpretation.
- Availability of affordable highly parallel computer hardware (GPUs, FPGAs, multicore and distributed systems) that are highly suitable for computationally demanding imaging tasks.
- Vastly increasing availability of digital imaging sensor data, from cameras, scanners, and sensor networks, all connected through data networks.
This special theme of ERCIM News addresses topics as:
- Advanced cameras and displays (Light field, HDR, 360°, Coded aperture, Hyperspectral)
- Image interpretation, saliency and deep learning
- Computational microscopy, imaging cell biology
- Computational display, 3D/4D reconstruction, super resolution
- High-Performance Computing for Large-Scale Imaging Problems ,
- Laser and structured illumination scanners and time-of-flight cameras (Kinect)
- SAR and Passive Radar
- Human visual perception.
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