Advanced Optical Imaging for Extreme Environments

Submission Deadline: 1 September 2019

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Advanced Optical Imaging for Extreme Environments.

Modern day optical systems are capable of doing more than ever before with less size, weight, and power. With the rare exception, however, these optical systems and optical processing methods adhere to age-old architectures that drive practical solutions towards unsustainable complexity under ever-increasing performance requirements. The performances of optical imaging systems will be largely jeopardized by various challenging conditions in unconstrained and extreme environments, e.g., rainy, foggy, snowy, and low illumination environments. Researchers need to reinvent optical devices, systems, architectures, and methods for extreme optical imaging. On the other hand, artificial intelligence has become a topic of increasing interest for researchers. It is foreseeable that artificial intelligence will be the main solution of the next generation of extreme optical imaging. To this end, the goal of this Special Section in IEEE Access is to provide a platform to share up-to-date scientific achievements in this field.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Low Light Imaging and Processing
  • Underwater Image Processing
  • Imaging Using Extreme Big Data
  • Infrared Imaging and Processing
  • Extreme Physics-based Optical Imaging Modeling
  • Vignetting Processing
  • Computational Optical Imaging
  • Imaging in Harsh or Unconventional Environments
  • Imaging at Extreme Size Scales
  • Big Multimedia for Extreme Optical Imaging
  • Applications of Extreme Imaging Systems
  • Extreme Optical Imaging Sensors
  • Optical Imaging for Surgical Robotic Networks
  • Intelligence Optical Imaging and Processing
  • Mixed Reality/Augmented Reality for Extreme Imaging

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Associate Editor: Huimin Lu, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Guest Editors:

  1. Cosmin Ancuti, University Politehnica Timisoara, Romania
  2. Joze Guna, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  3. Li He, Qualcomm Inc., USA
  4. Liao Wu, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  5. Zhangyang Wang, Texas A&M University, USA
  6. Sandra Biedron, University of New Mexico, New Mexico


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IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief:
Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland

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