Strasbourg Convention & Exhibition Centre
Strasbourg, France
22 - 26 April 2018
Conference EPE109
Optics, Photonics and Digital Technologies for Imaging Applications
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Abstract Due:
23 October 2017

Author Notification:
26 January 2018

Manuscript Due Date:
26 March 2018

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Moore's law has fostered the steady growth of the field of digital image processing, though computational complexity remains a significant problem for most of the digital image processing applications. At the same time, also research in the field of optical image processing has matured, potentially bypassing the limitations of digital approaches and giving rise to new applications. Additionally, from image acquisition perspective the rapid convergence of digital imaging devices is driving a strong industrial growth of photonics technologies. Already, photonics based enablers can be found in a myriad of imaging and visualization applications such as displays and image sensing, illumination systems, and high-performance light engines - all of which have major volume positions in the photonics market. Along with the growing interest for emerging multimedia applications the demand for new photonics enablers is steadily increasing, and new technologies are continuously created to meet the needs.

One example is the use of laser sources for cinema projection systems enabling high-dynamic range and high-quality stereoscopic cinema, another the use of advanced optics and display technology in head mounted displays. In miniaturizing digital cameras new challenges emerge when striving for high performance combined with mass volume production. This requires the design of sophisticated lens elements and new types of imaging optics; optimized image processing pipelines; compact high-performance sensors etc. In addition, photonics has enabled fully digital media, with accompanied growth in image processing, in content storage, retrieval and transmission techniques, and in related hardware and software. These new applications all have their specific requirements and put new challenges on the optical designs.

The aim of this conference is to create a joint forum for both research and application communities in the area of optics, photonics and digital imaging technologies to share expertise, to solve present-day application bottlenecks and to propose new application areas. Consequently, this conference has a broad scope, ranging from basic and applied research to dissemination of existing knowledge.

The conference sessions will address (but not be limited to) following topics:

  • image sensors (CCD, CMOS, and others like OPD arrays)
  • image acquisition and computational imaging (image reconstruction, phase image restoration, image fusion, high dynamic range imaging, light-field imaging, point-cloud imaging, holographic imaging, compressive sensing)
  • camera optics (imaging lenses, design, flashes, adaptive optics, wafer-level optics, novel lenses, extended depth of focus, etc.)
  • camera systems and characterization (system design, testing, metrics, standards, image processing chains)
  • photonics components and enabling technologies for multimedia (micro-optics, lens arrays, filters, optical interconnects, optical storage)
  • image transformations (wavelet theory, space theory, geometrical transforms, restoration)
  • image analysis (motion estimation, segmentation, object tracking, pattern recognition, classification and machine learning)
  • image information management (coding, cryptography, watermarking, storage and retrieval systems, resolution enhancement)
  • displays, projectors and applications (augmented and virtual reality glasses, high-dynamic range, stereoscopic, light-field, and holographic visualization)
  • optical engines for displays (LED and RGB-laser based engines, holographic modulators)
  • display illumination (light guide solutions, micro-optics, design)
  • interaction between architectures, systems or devices for optical and digital image processing (includes also bioinspired imaging solutions)
  • objective and subjective quality assessment and measurement
  • applications (medical, microscopy, surveillance, security, remote sensing, industrial inspection, entertainment)
  • standardization.
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