Computational Methods in Image Analysis

Joao Tavares, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Renato Jorge, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Yongjie Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University
In recent years, extensive research has been performed in developing efficient computational methods for image analysis. Usually, these methods are based on geometrical, statistic or physical principles and try to achieve high-level analysis from the input images. Examples of applications can be found, for instance, in medicine, industry, astronomy and engineering, and some tasks that can be referred include image segmentation, shape recognition, motion tracking and analysis, shape reconstruction and simulation.

The main goal of the proposed Minisymposium, as ensued in the three last U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (10th, 11th and 12th USNCCM), is to bring together researchers involved in the related fields, (Image Analysis, Object Modeling, Image Segmentation, Motion Tracking, Matching, 3D Reconstruction, Motion and Deformation Analysis, Shape Description and Recognition, Image Registration, Software Development for Image Analysis, Grid Computing in Image Analysis, etc.), in order to set the major lines of development for the near future.

The proposed Minisymposium will consist of researchers representing various fields related to Image Processing and Analysis, Medical Imaging, Geometric Modeling, Computational Mechanics, Computer Graphics, Informatics, Mathematics, Statistics, etc., and endeavors to make a contribution to achieving better solutions for more efficient computational methods in image analysis, and attempts to establish a bridge between researchers from diverse fields.

Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to) the following:

- Image Processing;
- Image Analysis;
- Image Restoration, Compression, Segmentation, Registration and Description;
- Object Tracking, Matching, Recognition and Reconstruction;
- Visual Inspection;
- 3D Vision;
- Medical Imaging;
- Simulation and Animation from Images;
- Numerical Methods, Partial Differential Equations, Level-sets, Meshless and Extended or Enriched Finite Element in Image Processing and Analysis;
- Multifields and Multiphysics Problems involving Image Processing and Analysis;
- Software Development for Image Processing and Analysis;
- Grid Computing in Image Processing and Analysis;
- Applications of Image Processing and Analysis.