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2nd CFP: EURASIP JIVP, Special Issue on Image and Video Processing for Cultural Heritage

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ivp/

EURASIP JOURNAL ON IMAGE AND VIDEO PROCESSING

SPECIAL ISSUE ON  IMAGE AND VIDEO PROCESSING FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS
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Digital imaging and 3D modeling are nowadays extensively employed to 
capture, conserve, describe, and render cultural artifacts such as buildings 
and monuments, archaeological sites, artworks, manuscripts, books, and other 
objects of artistic, historical or archaeological interest. Computer vision, 
graphics, image and signal processing are essential instruments for virtual 
and physical restoration, analysis, and documentation of the artifact 
content. The ultimate goal is to facilitate the access and study of our 
cultural heritage by the public and scholars alike and to ensure its 
preservation for the future. Visual processing of cultural heritage data 
does not merely exploit and apply standard techniques, but often entails 
original research specific to this domain.

The creation of digital libraries, delivering to the users' content that 
fits their needs, requires the development of powerful indexing and 
retrieval tools and creates a need for protection against improper usage and 
preservation of integrity and authenticity. The often low quality and high 
complexity of the content requires multimodal acquisition to enrich 
documentation, recover masked information, and facilitate analysis. This 
special issue aims to address these challenging issues. High-quality, 
original contributions on the following (non exhaustive) list of topics are 
solicited:

*High resolution 2D and 3D digital representations, correction of 
degradations and quality evaluation
*Multimodal, multiresolution, and HDR imaging; data registration and fusion
*Signal, image processing, and 3D modeling to assist physical restoration
*Extraction, recognition, classification, and enhancement of features, 
structures, and contents
*Digital restoration of damaged artworks (films, photographs, paintings, 
frescos, manuscripts, etc.)
*Storage, handling, transmission, processing, and visualization of large 
datasets
*Visualization of archaeological sites: temporal evolution, uncertainty in 
the model, GIS layers
*Large-scale multimedia databases of artworks; archival, indexing, and 
retrieval; copyright and IPR management
*Automatic artist/creator or artistic style recognition, detection of 
forgery/fakes, and dating of artwork
*User-centered visual applications for museums, digital art repositories, 
and edutainment (VR, AR, etc.)

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author 
Guidelines, which are located at 
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ivp/guidelines.html.
Authors should follow the EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 
manuscript format described at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ivp/.
Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete 
manuscripts through the EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 
manuscript tracking system at http://mts.hindawi.com/, according to the 
following timetable:

Manuscript Due February 1, 2009
First Round of Reviews May 1, 2009
Publication Date August 1, 2009


Lead Guest Editor
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Vincent Charvillat,(vincent.charvillat@enseeiht.fr) Departement Informatique 
et Mathematiques Appliquees, l'Enseeiht Institut de Recherche en 
Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT), UMR 5505-CNRS, 31071 Toulouse cedex 4, 
France

Guest Editors
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Anna Tonazzini, (anna.tonazzini@isti.cnr.it) Istituto di Scienza e 
Tecnologie dell'Informazione CNR, 56124 Pisa, Italy

Luc Van Gool, (vangool@vision.ee.ethz.ch) Computer Vision Laboratory, Swiss 
Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), 8092 Zurich, 
Switzerland; ESAT-PSI/Visics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 3001 Heverlee, 
Belgium

Nikos Nikolaidis, (nikolaid@aiia.csd.auth.gr) Department of Informatics, 
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece