New Trends in Symmetry/Asymmetry of Image Processing and Computer Vision

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 834

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Yuanjie Shao
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Guest Editor
School of Electronic Information and Communications, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
Interests: computer vision; image processing; few-shot learning
Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education for Image Processing and Intelligent Control, School of Artificial Intelligence and Automation, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
Interests: computer vision; image processing; video analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce the launch of a Special Issue on "New Trends in Symmetry/Asymmetry of Image Processing and Computer Vision". The field of image processing and computer vision has witnessed remarkable advancements in recent years, reshaping the visual relationship between humans and machines. As artificial vision continues to evolve, it permeates various aspects of our lives, revolutionizing industries and enhancing our understanding and interaction with the world. Visual signal processing plays a pivotal role in diverse domains, ranging from manufacturing, medicine, defense, and security to autonomous navigation, robotics, social interaction, and the automotive industry. The synergy of hardware advancements in computers, cameras, portable devices, robots, and graphic cards, combined with increasingly powerful machine learning algorithms, enables us to push the boundaries of what is attainable and sets the stage for future breakthroughs. This Special Issue aims to explore the profound impact of symmetry and asymmetry in image processing and computer vision, shedding light on emerging trends and cutting-edge research. We invite researchers from the fields of machine learning and computer vision to contribute their innovative works in the following areas:

  • Pattern classification and clustering analysis;
  • Object detection, tracking, and recognition;
  • Machine learning;
  • Action recognition;
  • Neural networks and deep learning;
  • Multimedia analysis and reasoning;
  • Feature extraction and feature selection;
  • Medical image processing and analysis;
  • Fundamentals of computer vision;
  • Biometric recognition;
  • Low-level visual understanding, image processing;
  • Remote sensing image interpretation;
  • 3D vision and reconstruction;
  • Optimization and learning methods;
  • Computational photography, sensing, and display technology;
  • Multimodal information processing;
  • Document analysis and recognition;
  • Video analysis and understanding;
  • Character recognition;
  • Visual applications and systems;
  • Face recognition and pose estimation;
  • Vision problems in robotics and autonomous driving.

We encourage researchers to submit their original research articles, reviews, or perspectives that explore the role of symmetry and asymmetry in image processing and computer vision. This Special Issue provides an opportunity to share novel insights, methodologies, and applications, shaping the future of the field.

Dr. Yuanjie Shao
Prof. Dr. Changxin Gao
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • pattern classification and clustering analysis
  • object detection, tracking, and recognition
  • machine learning
  • action recognition
  • neural networks and deep learning
  • multimedia analysis and reasoning
  • feature extraction and feature selection
  • medical image processing and analysis
  • fundamentals of computer vision
  • biometric recognition
  • low-level visual understanding, image processing
  • remote sensing image interpretation
  • 3D vision and reconstruction
  • optimization and learning methods
  • computational photography, sensing, and display technology
  • multimodal information processing
  • document analysis and recognition
  • video analysis and understanding
  • character recognition
  • visual applications and systems
  • face recognition and pose estimation
  • vision problems in robotics and autonomous driving
  • symmetry

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PointNAC: Copula-Based Point Cloud Semantic Segmentation Network
Symmetry 2023, 15(11), 2021; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15112021 - 06 Nov 2023
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Three-dimensional point cloud data generally contain complex scene information and diversified category structures. Existing point cloud semantic segmentation networks tend to learn feature information between sampled center points and their neighboring points, while ignoring the scale and structural information of the spatial context [...] Read more.
Three-dimensional point cloud data generally contain complex scene information and diversified category structures. Existing point cloud semantic segmentation networks tend to learn feature information between sampled center points and their neighboring points, while ignoring the scale and structural information of the spatial context of the sampled center points. To address these issues, this paper introduces PointNAC (PointNet based on normal vector and attention copula feature enhancement), a network designed for point cloud semantic segmentation in large-scale complex scenes, which consists of the following two main modules: (1) The local stereoscopic feature-encoding module: this feature-encoding process incorporates distance, normal vectors, and angles calculated based on the cosine theorem, enabling the network to learn not only the spatial positional information of the point cloud but also the spatial scale and geometric structure; and (2) the copula-based similarity feature enhancement module. Based on the stereoscopic feature information, this module analyzes the correlation among points in the local neighborhood. It enhances the features of positively correlated points while leaving the features of negatively correlated points unchanged. By combining these enhancements, it effectively enhances the feature saliency within the same class and the feature distinctiveness between different classes. The experimental results show that PointNAC achieved an overall accuracy (OA) of 90.9% and a mean intersection over union (MIoU) of 67.4% on the S3DIS dataset. And on the Vaihingen dataset, PointNAC achieved an overall accuracy (OA) of 85.9% and an average F1 score of 70.6%. Compared to the segmentation results of other network models on public datasets, our algorithm demonstrates good generalization and segmentation capabilities. Full article
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