Over 500 electronic imaging research papers now free

The Annual Electronic Imaging 2016 Symposium was held February 14-18 in San Francisco, California.
The 2016 Electronic Imaging Symposium was held Feb. 14-18 in San Francisco, California.

More than 500 research papers featuring the work of the world’s top researchers and developers in all aspects of electronic imaging are now available free online from the Annual Electronic Imaging 2016 Symposium, which was held February 14-18 in San Francisco, California.

The event delved into the latest advances in virtual reality, computational imaging, mobile devices, colour appearance, 3D imaging, security applications, and much more.

Electronic Imaging is a multidisciplinary field central to many of today’s cutting-edge technologies – from virtual reality and autonomous vehicles to biotechnology and intelligent robots. In an effort to promote technological advances, share research progress in the field, and build on new ideas, the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) has made the conference proceedings for the 2016 Electronic Imaging Symposium (EI) available for free download on the IS&T Digital Library.

eisdownloads-inThe Symposium included 20 individual conferences that covered imaging topics ranging from augmented and virtual reality displays and processing to human vision, colour, perception, and cognition. This is the first year the Electronic Imaging proceedings have been made available for free download. IS&T plans to make subsequent Symposium proceedings available for free, including the proceedings from next year’s conference.

The 2017 Symposium returns to Silicon Valley in January 29 to February 2, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, California. Three speakers are already confirmed for the 2017 event:

Brian Cabral, Director of Engineering at Facebook, will discuss the work he and his team have done on Facebook Surround 360, an open, high-quality 3D-360 video capture system. At Facebook, Cabral specializes in computational photography, computer vision, and computer graphics and leads the Surround 360 VR camera team.

Brian Cabral.
Brian Cabral.

Laura Waller, Head of UC Berkeley’s Computational Imaging Lab, will feature her team’s work on computational imaging, particularly as it applies to medical imaging. Berkeley’s Computational Imaging Lab develops new methods for optical imaging, with a specific focus on measuring and controlling wave effects in microscopes and cameras.

Gordon Wetzstein, Leader of the Stanford Computational Imaging Group, will focus on light field imaging capture and display, especially in the context of VR imaging technologies. The Stanford Computational Imaging Group is an interdisciplinary group focused on advanced imaging, microscopy, and display systems.

Laura Waller.
Laura Waller.

The 2017 program features 18 technical conferences– including the newly established Autonomous Vehicles and Machines – and two new topics: “Computer Vision Applications in Sports” and “Surveillance: Applications and Algorithms.”

The conference program is augmented by technical courses taught by experts from academia and industry. Technology demonstrations and a focused exhibition showcase the latest developments driving next-generation electronic imaging products.

The Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) an international, professional, non-profit organization dedicated to keeping members and other imaging professionals apprised of the latest developments in the field through conferences, educational programs, publications, and its website.

Gordon Wetzstein.
Gordon Wetzstein.

IS&T programs encompass all aspects of the imaging workflow, which moves from capture (sensors, cameras) through image processing (image quality, colour, and materialization) to hard-copy and soft-copy output (printing, displays, image permanence) – and also includes aspects related to human vision, such as image quality and colour. The Society also focuses on a wide range of image-related applications, including security, virtual reality, machine vision and data analysis.



Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.