Imaging Systems and Applications (IS)


Imaging Systems and Applications (IS)

23 - 27 June 2013
Renaissance Arlington Capital View, Arlington, Virginia, USA

IS brings together experts working in the integration of optics, sensing, image processing and display rendering.

The scope of this meeting encompasses all aspects modern digital imaging. The meeting emphasizes applications that exploit the advantages of digital images, such as techniques that can be used to enhance the visual appearance, to extract important information automatically, to compressively format for data storage and transmission and to optimize image data for display, or that overcome challenges of digital images, such as limited dynamic range, depth of field, spatio-temporal resolution and depth of field. The meeting includes advances and application of image processing for scene segmentation, image analysis, compression, reconstruction and quality assessment, image enhancement, pattern/target recognition, and applications of image analysis to visual and industrial/military applications such as manufactured product inspection, target tracking and motion estimation. Results from studies in using digital imagery to extract tomographic, volumetric, time resolved, and super-resolved imagery information are within the scope of papers to be presented.

Applications cover military, industrial, medical and consumer imaging. Investigations of military imaging in all bands and in the applications of target acquisition, intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance (ISR), and persistent surveillance are within the scope of this meeting. Amateur and professional photography, imaging for robotics and process control imaging are further examples of topics relevant to this meeting. The application of the latest advances in computational, adaptive, and compressive imaging in new imaging system demonstrations will also be presented at this meeting. Human interaction with imaging systems and the display of imaging information for overall system performance will also be included. Progress and status of industrial, medical, and consumer imaging is will be reviewed and future trends and requirements will be presented.



The scope of the 2013 Imaging Systems and Application meeting encompasses all aspects modern digital imaging. Topics of interest range from system components such as lens systems, visible and infrared focal plane arrays, read-out and communications electronics, and advanced and applied digital image processing software through applications in security, entertainment and machine vision.
 

Topic Categories

  • Applications of military, industrial, medical and consumer imaging:

    • Military imaging in all bands, target acquisition, intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance (ISR), and persistent surveillance
    • Imaging systems in security, entertainment and machine vision
    • Digital photography
    • Imaging for robotics and process control imaging
    • Computational, adaptive, and compressive imaging in new imaging system demonstrations
    • Human interaction with imaging systems and the display of imaging information for overall system performance
  • Advanced and applied digital image processing

    • Scene segmentation
    • Image analysis, compression, reconstruction and quality assessment
    • Image enhancement
    • Pattern/target recognition
    • Image analysis for product inspection, target tracking, motion estimation
  • Computational imaging and its applications (e.g., wavefront coding, coded apertures)
  • Coherence in imaging
  • Emerging technologies with impact on imaging systems (e.g., curved focal plane arrays, nanophotonic components, plasmonic devices, graded-index components based on metamaterials)
  • Imaging systems for microscopy (e.g., optofluidic microscopy, lensless microscopy)
  • Imaging systems and components

    • Lens systems; Optical system and lens design
    • Visible solids-state image sensors; infrared focal plane arrays
    • Read-out and communications electronics
    • Imaging system design and characterization
  • Methods to overcome challenges related to digital imaging systems

    • Limited dynamic range, depth of field
    • Spatio-temporal resolution
  • Techniques that exploit advantages of digital imaging

    • Enhancement of  visual appearance
    • Automated extraction of important information
    • Compression for storage or transmission
    • Optimization of data for display
  • Use of digital imaging to extract tomographic, volumetric, time-, and super-resolved information
  • Super resolution

  • Systems and applications for multi- and hyperspectral imaging, polarimetric imaging

Bryce Bayer, A Retrospective, PLEANRY
Michael A. Kriss, MAK Consultants, USA
Abstract: On November 13, 2012 Bryce Bayer was gathered unto his forefathers. His many obituaries
focused on his development of what is called today the Bayer Color Filter Array, which is used to
encode color in digital imaging systems that use CCDs or CMOS sensors to capture a color image.

George Barbastathis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, HiLo-Regularized Digital Light Sheet Microscopy for Live 3D Imaging of Developing Embryos and Live Animals, Invited

Kathrin Berkner, Ricoh Innovations, Inc. , United States, Understanding the Design-space of a Plenoptic Camera through an End-to-end System Model, Invited

Ronald Driggers, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States, Military Imaging Systems in the US Navy, Invited

Audrey Ellerbee, Stanford University, United States, Optical Parallel Processors for Optical Coherence Tomography, Invited

Dror Fixler, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, New Contrast Agent and Molecular Imaging Method: Gold Nanoroad Detection using Diffusion Reflection Measurements, Invited

Eric Fossum, Dartmouth College, United States, Quanta Image Sensor: Early Research Progress, Invited

David Foster, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, Effectiveness of Digital Camera Sensors in Distinguishing Colored Surfaces in Outdoor Scenes, Invited

Boyd Fowler, BAE Systems North America, United States, Highlights of International Image Sensor Workshop, Invited

Yuval Garini, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, Optical Method for Studying DNA-protein Interactions at the Single-molecule Level, Invited

Keigo Hirakawa, University of Dayton, United States, Blur Processing with Double Discrete Wavelet Transform, Invited

Joachim Hornegger, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, Sensor Data Fusion and Image Registration, Invited

Zbigniew Jaroszewicz, Institute of Applied Optics, Poland, Ophthalmic Imaging Systems, Invited

Bahram Javidi, University of Connecticut, United States, 3D and Compressed Sensing, Invited

Natan Kopeika, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Relatively Inexpensive Real Time Active Millimeter Wave and Terahertz Imaging Systems, Invited

Byoungho Lee, Seoul National University, South Korea, 3D Display and Imaging – Current Issues, Invited

Ofer Levi, University of Toronto, Canada, Multimodal Optical Neural Imaging using VCSELs , Invited

Rajesh Menon, University of Utah, United States, Circumventing the Far-field Diffraction Limit in Optical Nanopatterning, Invited

Vicente Mico, Universitat de Valencia, Spain, Holography and Super Resolution, Invited

Koichiro Nakamura, Ricoh Company, Ltd., Japan, Hetero-Integration Photonics for Imaging and Sensing Applications, Invited

Izumi Nishidate, Tokyo Univ of Agriculture and Technology, Japan, In vivo Functional Imaging of Biological Tissues based on Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy with a Digital RGB Camera, Invited

Figen Oktem, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States, Degrees of Freedom of Optical Systems and Signals with Applications to Sampling and System Simulation, Invited
 

General Chairs

Francisco Imai, Canon USA, Inc., USA
Dale Linne von Berg, US Naval Research Laboratory, USA
 

Program Chairs

Torbjorn Skauli, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment, Norway
Shoji Tominaga, Chiba University, Japan
Zeev Zalevsky, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
 

Program Committee

Kenneth Barnard, US Air Force Research Lab, USA
Gisele Bennett, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Kathrin Berkner, Ricoh Innovations,Inc., USA
Simone Bianco, Universita degli studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Peter Catrysse, Stanford Univ., USA
Joyce Farrell, Stanford Univ., USA
James Fienup, Univ. of Rochester, USA
Boyd Fowler, BAE Systems North America, USA
Jon Hardeberg, Hogskolen i Gjovik, Norway
Niel Holt, Space Dynamics Lab, USA
Takahiko Horiuchi, Chiba Univ., Japan
Kristina Irsch, Johns Hopkins Univ., USA
Eddie Jacobs, Univ. of Memphis, USA
Michael Kriss, MAK Consultants, USA
Ofer Levi, Univ. of Toronto, Canada
Joseph Mait, US Army Research Lab, USA
Lingfei Meng, Ricoh Innovations Corporation, USA
Rajesh Menon, Univ. of Utah, USA
Vicente Mico, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Juan Luis Nieves, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Jussi Parkkinen, Itä-Suomen Yliopisto, Finland
Sri Rama Prasanna Pavani, Arecont Vision, USA
Lise Randeberg, Norges Teknisk Naturvitenskapelige Univ , Norway
John Sheridan, Univ. College Dublin, Ireland
Sandra Skaff, Canon USA, Inc., USA
Masayuki Tanaka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Yuliya Tarabalka, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France
Laura Waller, Univ. of California Berkeley, USA
Abbie Watnik, US Naval Research Lab, USA
Congress Reception
Monday 24 June, 19.00 – 20.30
Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.
 
Joint Poster Sessions
Tuesday 25, June, 16.30 – 18.00
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a 4 ft. × 8 ft. (1.22 m × 2.44 m) board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.
 
Imaging Systems Plenary Speaker
Monday, 24 June, 8:00-8:40

Michael A. Kriss, MAK Consultants, USA
Bryce Bayer, A Retrospective, On November 13, 2012 Bryce Bayer was gathered unto his forefathers. His many obituaries focused on his development of what is called today the Bayer Color Filter Array, which is used to
encode color in digital imaging systems that use CCDs or CMOS sensors to capture a color image.

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