IWCIA 2014

Scope and topics

Image analysis is a scientific discipline providing theoretical foundations and methods for solving problems appearing in a wide range of areas, as diverse as medicine, robotics, defence, and security. As a rule, the processed data are discrete; therefore, the "discrete approach" to image analysis appears to be a natural one and has an increasing importance. It is based on studying combinatorial properties of the considered digital data sets. Combinatorial image analysis often features various advantages (in terms of efficiency and accuracy) over the more traditional approaches based on continuous models requiring numeric computation.

The scientific program of the workshop consists of keynote addresses and contributed talks presented in one general and two special sessions.

Also the participants who did not submit a paper will be welcome to present a talk (in which case an abstract is required).

The workshop proceedings will be published in the Springer’s "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" series. A special track on applications will appear in "Mathematics for Applications" journal.

After the Workshop, the authors of the best ranked papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their works for publication in a renowned journal special issue.

General Topics

The Workshop is a forum for current research on topics such as the following:
  • Combinatorial problems in the discrete plane and space related to image analysis; lattice polygons and polytopes
  • Discrete/combinatorial geometry and topology and their use in image analysis
  • Digital geometry of curves and surfaces
  • Tilings and patterns; combinatorial pattern matching
  • Methods for image compression
  • Discrete tomography
  • Applications of integer programming, linear programming, and computational geometry to problems of image analysis
  • Parallel architectures and algorithms for image analysis
  • Fuzzy and stochastic image analysis
  • Grammars and models for image or scene analysis and recognition; cellular automata
  • Mathematical morphology and its applications to image analysis
  • Segmentation, reconstruction, tracking and motion analysis

Special session: Computational Bio-Imaging and Visualization

Extensive research has been performed regarding objects represented in images and various areas of science, including medicine, physics, mathematics, engineering, computers and informatics. For instance, in medicine, it is possible to use computational procedures on medical images to model and visualize human organs. These procedures can have different goals, such as shape 3D reconstruction, segmentation, motion and deformation analysis, data registration, simulation and enhanced visualization.
The main goal of the Special Session on Computational Bio- Imaging and Visualization is to bring together researchers involved in the related fields (Image Acquisition, Image Segmentation, Objects Tracking, Objects Matching, Shape Reconstruction, Motion and Deformation Analysis, Medical Imaging, Scientific Visualization, Software Development, Grid Computing, etc.), in order to set the major lines of development for the near future.
Therefore, this Special Session will consist of researchers representing various fields related to Computational Vision, Computer Graphics, Computational Mechanics, Scientific Visualization, Mathematics, Statistics, Medical Imaging, etc. Thus, it endeavors to make a contribution to achieve better solutions for more realistic studies, and establish bridges among clinicians and researchers from these fields.


The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
  • Biomedical Signal and Image Acquisition and Processing
  • Medical Imaging
  • Simulation and Virtual Reality
  • Computer Aided Diagnosis, Surgery, Therapy, Treatment and Telemedicine Systems
  • Software Development for Computational Bio- Imaging and Visualization
  • Grid and High-Performance Computing for Computational Bio- Imaging and Visualization


Jo?o Manuel R. S. Tavares
Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica e Gest?o Industrial, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Email: tavares_ä
Phone: +351 22 508 1487

Yongjie Zhang
Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Email: jessicaz_ä
Phone: 412 268-5332

Special session: Imaging in Physics and Astronomy

Computer based image processing is an extensively used tool in scientific research, especially in physics, astronomy, engineering, biology, and medicine. The development of new mathematical tools of image processing and analysis needs an interdisciplinary approach and cooperation of scientists from various fields of research.
The main goal of the Special Session on Imaging in Physics and Astronomy is to bring together mathematicians and researchers involved in various fields of research in physics and astronomy in order to set the major lines of mathematical image processing tools development for the near future.


The topics of interest include (among others):
  • Segmentation, Reconstruction, Tracking and Motion Analysis, Image Alignment
  • Multi-spectral Image Analysis
  • Mathematical tools for adaptive optics
  • 3D visualization, confocal and holographic microscopy, AFM, electron microscopy
  • Deconvolution, superresolution
  • Visual mathematical models in physics and astronomy


Miloslav Druckmüller
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic
Email: druckmuller_ä
Phone: +420 54114 2727