International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition

15th International Conference on
Image Analysis and Recognition

ICIAR 2018
June 27-29, 2018 – Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal

Association for Image and Machine Intelligence

Special Sessions

Big Visual Data: Challenges and Applications

Visual data is massively stored and processed by different agents in the industrial world, whilst people have changed the way in which they acquire and transmit both images and videos as part of their daily routines. This unprecedented amount of visual data has created new research opportunities and technological challenges. In this context, the combination of computer vision and big data has become an active area of research finding success in many different domains.

This special session is focused on large scale computer vision algorithms and large scale machine learning techniques that address the problems derived from the increasing visual data availability. Additionally, it pursues to offer a meeting opportunity for academics and researchers to present their cutting-edge approaches to deal with large scale vision problems and identify unique challenges that need to be faced.

We invite authors to contribute with their recent advances derived from the availability of huge amounts of visual data, as well as review papers with the state-of-art techniques and the open challenges encountered in this field. In particular, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel algorithms able to understand big visual data and exploit noisy annotations.
  • Scalable algorithms and efficient methods that can handle big visual data.
  • Visual models and feature representations of images and videos.
  • Deep learning algorithms applied to solve image analysis and recognition problems.
  • Benchmarks, datasets or data repositories with large volumes of visual data.
  • Applications and services: multimedia technologies, medical informatics, video surveillance, marking, etc.

Submission procedure

Authors are invited to submit full papers showing original research contributions. The conference proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (Springer LNCS). Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the ICIAR 2018 submission system by January 22, 2018 February 1, 2018, selecting the special session topic in their submission. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: January 22, 2018 February 1, 2018
  • Author notification: March 12, 2018 March 22, 2018
  • Camera-ready version: March 26, 2018 April 5, 2018
  • Paper registration: April 2, 2018 April 11, 2018
  • Conference: June 27-29, 2018

Special Session Chairs

Beatriz Remeseiro
University of Oviedo, Spain

Verónica Bolón-Canedo
University of A Coruña, Spain

Martin Kampel
Vienna University of Technology, Austria

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