Behavioral Imaging, Big Data Talks to Be Featured at IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging

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Highlighted by featured talks on managing the world’s 3.5 trillion photographs and applying behavioral imaging in treatment and study of developmental disorders, IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging will draw researchers from around the world to San Francisco in February. The event includes 21 technical conferences, a popular 3D Theatre session, hands-on demonstrations of next-generation technology, and more.

The well-attended interactive demonstration session at Electronic Imaging provides a hands-on look at new technology, including virtual reality environments.

The well-attended interactive demonstration session at Electronic Imaging provides a hands-on look at new technology, including virtual reality environments.

A popular 3D Theatre session during the conference on Stereoscopic Displays and Applications is among the week’s highlights.

Analyzing social interactions through imaging and making sense of the world’s 3.5 trillion photographs are among featured topics at IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging 2015 in February in San Francisco. The event will draw researchers from academia, government, and industry from throughout the world for 21 conferences on topics in imaging systems, 3D display, image quality, optimization, and more.

The event will run 8-12 February at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, sponsored by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

Electronic Imaging will showcase the latest developments in the field and provide multiple opportunities to network with leading researchers and entrepreneurs, said Symposium Chair Sheila Hamami of Northeastern University.

Choon-Woo Kim of Inha University is Symposium Co-chair, and Majid Rabbani of Eastman Kodak Co. is Short Course Chair.

In the week’s first plenary talk, James Rehg (Georgia Institute of Technology) will present results from a multi-institution effort he leads that is working to develop the science and technology of behavior imaging— the capture and analysis of social and communicative behavior using multi-modal sensing. The work has applications in the study and treatment of developmental disorders such as autism.

Alexei (Alyosha) Efros (University of California, Berkeley) in the second plenary talk, with discuss the unique challenges that make “big visual data” analysis difficult compared to other types of content. , Efros will present recent work that aims to address this challenge in the context of visual matching, image retrieval, visual data mining, and interactive visual data exploration.

A popular 3D Theatre session during the conference on Stereoscopic Displays and Applications is among the week’s highlights. Content from around the world will be shown on a high-quality polarized 3D screen.

The event also offers a 16-course educational program on fundamental and current topics in digital imaging, image process and analysis, displays, and related topics; a two-day industry exhibition and employment marketplace; an interactive paper session; and a hands-on demonstration session featuring technology driving next-generation imaging hardware, software, display, and research capabilities.

Conference proceedings will be published online in the SPIE Digital Library after the event as manuscripts are approved, with CD publication following when all manuscripts are in. Presenters are also encouraged to submit work to the Journal of Electronic Imaging, co-published by SPIE and IS&T under Editor-in-Chief Gaurav Sharma of the University of Rochester.

A few blocks from the conference site, Electronic Imaging attendees may also attend the SPIE Photonics West Exhibition. The exhibition is the premier photonics and laser event, running 10-12 February at the Moscone Center and showcasing more than 1,250 suppliers and developers of products and systems for imaging, sensing, manufacturing, research, and more.

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SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. The Society serves nearly 256,000 constituents from approximately 155 countries, offering conferences, continuing education, books, journals, and a digital library in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional networking, and patent precedent. SPIE provided more than $3.2 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2013.

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