Introduction to the special section on Image and Video Processing

Eduardo Cabal-Yepez, Guillermo Botella, Amir Hooshang Mazinan
2016 Computers & electrical engineering  
Image and video processing research has undergone enormous changes and development in recent decades. This is due to the rapid advancements of visual technologies and their use in portable devices, medical imaging, and video streaming, for applications in photography, social media, entertainment, security and health care, among others. As images and video have become main means of communication and verification, the creation, transfer, and storage of high-quality images and videos require
more » ... l attention. The necessity for retrieving relevant information from images and video, and the technological advancements have led fundamental research looking for novel processing techniques in image enhancement for reconstruction, restoration, de-noising, improvement of resolution and reduction of artifacts and noise; image segmentation for extracting an object from a background; face recognition for identification and classification; pattern recognition for monitoring and diagnosis; security and compression for improving the protection of information, optimizing its storage, and maintaining its quality; image classification for object recognition, description, and matching of feature points; image annotation for interpretation of contents through words, keywords or comments; and image modeling to detect depth information of a target object. In particular, the increasing usage of Internet, social networks and wireless communication technologies with high quality image streaming have enormous needs for image and video processing. These needs have proven the importance of performing research in this area for continuous innovation.
doi:10.1016/j.compeleceng.2016.09.026 fatcat:ztqykmvt3rhanlisaeqtycu4gy