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Special Session
Special Session on
RBG and Spectral Imaging for Civil/Survey Engineering, Cultural, Environmental, Industrial Applications
 - RGB-SpectralImaging 2016

27 - 29 February, 2016 - Rome, Italy

Within the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - VISAPP 2016


Anastasios Doulamis
National Technical University of Athens

Brief Bio
Prof. Anastasios D. Doulamis received the Diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1995 with the highest honor. In 2001, he has received the PhD degree in video analysis from the NTUA. Until January 2014, he was an associate professor at the Technical University of Crete and now is a faculty member of NTUA. Prof. A. Doulamis has received several awards in his studies, including the Best Greek Student Engineer, Best Graduate Thesis Award, National Scholarship Foundation prize, etc. He has also served as program committee in several major conferences of IEEE and ACM. He is author of more than 200 papers receiving more than 3000 citations.
Nikos Grammalidis
Centre of Research and Technology Hellas
Brief Bio
Nikos Grammalidis is a Senior Researcher (Researcher Grade B) at the Information Technologies Institute - Centre of Research and Technology Hellas. He received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in 1992 and 2000, respectively. Prior to his current position, he was a researcher in 3D Imaging Laboratory at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His main research interests include computer vision, signal, image and video processing, stereoscopy and multiview image sequence analysis and coding. His involvement with those research areas has led to the co-authoring of more than 25 articles in refereed journals and more than 75 papers in international conferences. Since 1992, he has been actively involved in more than 25 EC and National projects. He has served as a regular reviewer for a number of international journals and conferences.
George Bebis
University of Nevada at Reno
United States

Brief Bio
Dr. Bebis received the BS degree in Mathematics from the University of Crete in 1987, the MS degree in C omputer Science from the University of Crete in 1991, and the PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida in 1996. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), and director of UNR's Computer Vision Laboratory (CVL). Prior to joining UNR, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL).
Nikolaos Doulamis
National Technical University of Athens

Brief Bio
Prof. Nikolaos Doulamis received the Diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1995 with the highest honor and the PhD degree in electrical and computer engineering from NTUA in 2000. He joined the Image, Video and Multimedia Lab of NTUA in 1996 as research assistant. His PhD thesis was supported by the Bodosakis Foundation Scholarship. Since 2005-2008, he was visiting professor at the National Technical University of Athens. He is now Assistant professor at the National Technical University of Athens. Dr. Doulamis was awarded as the Best Greek Student in the field of engineering in national level by the Technical chamber of Greece in 1995. In 1996, he was received the Best Graduate Thesis Award in the area of electrical engineering. During his studies he has also received several prizes and awards from the National Technical University of Athens, the National Scholarship Foundation and the Technical Chamber of Greece. In 1997, he was given the NTUA Medal as Best Young Engineer. He is author of more than 180 articles in the area of multimedia and computer vision. More than 50 of them are journal papers of impact impact. Prof. Nikolaos Doulamis is currently involved in many European Projects like, eVacuate IP, Robinpect, ZoneSec, Vimsen, Inarchus and the national projects Viopolis, Pericles, Endecon. He was also involved in many other European research projects, such as SOCIOS, OLYMPIC, e-Director, Saragen, GRIA, GRIBLAD, AKOGRIMO in the area of multimedia processing. He has served as general program chair of the 1st ACM AREA, and all the ARTEMIS workshops. He is also general chair of more than 10 workshops in this area and TPC in more than 40 conferences.
Tania Stathaki
Imperial College London
United Kingdom
Brief Bio
Tania Stathaki was born in Athens, Hellas. In June 1991 she received the Soloist Diploma in Classical Piano from the Orfeion Athens Conservatory of Music. In September 1991 she received the Masters degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). She received the Ph.D. degree in Signal Processing fromImperial College in September 1994. She is currently a Reader in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College. Previously, she was Lecturer in the Department of Information Systems and Computing of Brunel University in UK, Visiting Lecturer in the Electrical Engineering Department of Mahanakorn University in Thailand and Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology Education and Digital Systems of the University of Pireus in Greece. Her current research interests lie in the areas of signal and image processing and computer vision.
Angelos Amditis
Institute of Communication and Computer Systems

Brief Bio
Dr. Angelos Amditis is Research Director in the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) and member of its Board of Directors. He is the founder and the Head of the I-SENSE Group. He is the President and one of the founding members of ITS Hellas and the Chairman of the EUROVR Association. He is representing ICCS at ERTICO where he is also a member of its Supervisory Board, of its Strategy Committee and of the Electromobility and Automation Task Forces. He is the co-author of 77 publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and more than 140 papers in peer reviewed conferences. His current research interests are focusing in the fields of Sensors for monitoring purposes, Telematics, Telecommunications Systems, EMC/EMI, Electromagnetic sensors, Driver monitoring, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ADAS, Human Machine Interfaces, Information Fusion etc.), Electromobility, Cooperative Systems, Automated Transport Systems as well as Smart Mobility both for people and cargo (ITS for Logistics), etc. He has participated in more than eighty projects in the last 10 years and he is currently the Coordinator of the following projects: INACHUS (http://www.inachus.eu/), SENSKIN (http://www.senskin.eu/), RECONASS (http://www.reconass.eu/), ROBO-SPECT (http://www.robo-spect.eu), FABRIC (www.fabric-project.eu), AutoNet2030 (http://www.autonet2030.eu/).
Konstantinos Karantzalos
National Technical University of Athens

Brief Bio
Konstantinos Karantzalos (http://users.ntua.gr/karank/) received his engineering diploma from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA, Greece) and his PhD (2007) from the same school (SRSE, NTUA) in collaboration with Ecole Nationale de Ponts et Chaussees (CERTIS, ENPC, France). His thesis was entitled "Automatic feature extraction from aerial and satellite imagery with computer vision techniques". In 2007, he joined the Department of Applied Mathematics at Ecole Centrale de Paris (France) as a postdoctoral researcher working with Prof. Nikos Paragios (Head of the Center for Visual Computing). Currently, Dr. Karantzalos is an Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing at the National Technical University of Athens, joining the Remote Sensing Lab of the Department of Topography at SRSE, NTUA. His teaching and research interests include geoscience and remote sensing, environmental monitoring, computer vision and pattern recognition. He has numerous publications in international journals and conferences and a number of awards and distinctions for his research contributions. Dr. Karantzalos serves as a Scientific/Program Committee Member in international journals and conferences and as a reviewer on top rank international journals. He has been involved for more than 16 years as a principal investigator and as a researcher in numerous European and national competing research programs towards the design, development and validation of state-of-the-art methodologies and cutting-edge technology in Geomatics and Geoscience.
Konstantinos Loupos
Institute of Communication and Computer Systems

Brief Bio
Konstantinos Loupos, Senior Project Manager, holds an M.Sc. in Microelectronics Systems Design (University of Southampton, UK) with distinction and an M.Eng. in Electronic and Electrical Engineering (University of Manchester, UK). He has an extensive experience in embedded systems and sensors and microelectronics systems. His research interests and activities range in Sensors and systems for Structural Health Monitoring (tunnels, structures, bridges etc), Security Systems (sensors and communications), Water Demand Management, Monitoring and Leakage Detection, Fiber-Optic Monitoring Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks and Communication Systems and Application Specific Embedded Systems. Konstantinos Loupos has actively and successfully participated in a series of more than 20 EC co-funded projects (FP5, FP6 and FP7, MED, GSRT and other) in the areas ofSEC, IST, ICT, SME, NMP, COOP, MED, CBC-MED and TRANSPORT, with significant positions of responsibility (Project Coordinator, Technical Manager, Leader of Development teams etc). He has more than thirty (30) peer reviewed publications in Conference proceedings and Journals and two (2) book chapters.


The progress in hardware/software make affordable the use of RBG (visible) and non-visible image capturing sensors. This has stimulated a new use of these devices to solve difficult visual problems in engineering applications. Examples include identification of evacuation processes, automation in construction, inspection of constructions (airports, tunnels), protection of cultural heritage, environmental monitoring (land management, sea monitoring), earthquake monitoring, surveillance, and industrial processes both for products’ quality assurance and minimization of industrial working hazards. This special session invites paper coming from academia and the engineering industry to present their latest research findings, ideas, developments and applications in the wide area of computer vision and remote sensing towards complex applications. Papers from research projects in the these areas are welcome.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following areas:
• Low level processing of visual and spectral imaging
• Image registration methods
• Behavioral analysis and actions recognition
• High dimensional data reduction in spectral bands
• 3D/2D objects retrieval
• 4D/5D image reconstruction
• Visualization techniques to improve monitoring
• Content-based retrieval in hyper/multi-spectral domain
• Summarization tools in hyper/multi-spectral domain
• Relevance feedback techniques to assist experts in taking complex decisions
• Geographic analysis and mapping of visual features
• Deep machine learning methods to solve computer vision problems
• semantic representation and content enrichment


Paper Submission: December 4, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 16, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 30, 2015 (expired)


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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Engineering Index (EI) and SCOPUS.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


VISAPP Special Sessions - RGB-SpectralImaging 2016
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