Imaging Systems and Applications (IS)

13 July 2014 – 17 July 2014 OSA Virtual Event

IS saturate all aspects of our lives and Research and Development activities, and includes each part of the stationary or mobile imaging system chains from light gathering optics, image capturing sensors, sensor and chip architecture, on and off chip digital processing, compression, storage and transmission, and the final display technology ranging from hard copy to interactive displays.

The Imaging Systems and Applications (IS) meeting captures all the leading edge research, engineering and systems design of the ever growing integration of optics, sensors and digital processing into commercial, military, entertainment, research and communication products that affect our lives and populate our laboratories and homes.  Unique light gathering optics, new image sensor architectures and technology, advanced on and off chip digital image processing, and advanced compression and transmission of large images is covered by IS.  Leading edge uses of imaging systems in microscopy, invasive and non-invasive surgery, remote sensing, astronomical observations,  imaging from the far flung universe as well as nearby planets, digital cinematography capture and projection, computational photography and consumer imaging are all topics of interest at IS.  A complete list of suggested topics for papers is given below, but other emerging use of optics and sensors are welcomed.

1.  Applications of military, industrial, medical and consumer imaging
  • Military imaging in all bands, target acquisition, persistent surveillance
  • Imaging systems in security, entertainment and machine vision
  • Digital photography
  • Microscopy (e.g. opto-fluidic lenses, lens-less systems)
  • Imaging for robotics and process control imaging
  • Computational, adaptive, and compressive imaging
  • Systems and applications for hyper-spectral imaging, polarimetric (thermal) imaging
  • Human interaction with imaging systems and display
  • Digital cinematography
  • Artificial eyes and imaging
  • Vision and the optics of the eye
  • Color encoding and decoding
  • Color Vision

2.  Imaging systems and components
  • Lens systems; Optical system and lens design
  • Visible solids-state image sensors; infrared focal plane arrays
  • Read-out and communications electronics
  • Novel display systems for multi-views and depth
  • Illumination systems
  • Advanced projection systems

3. Digital image processing (Symposium topics)
  • Scene segmentation
  • Image enhancement
  • Pattern/target recognition
  • Image analysis for product inspection, target tracking, motion estimation
  • Compression for storage or transmission
  • Optimization of data for display
  • Processing of hyper and multi spectral data and  multi-modal data
  • Image quality measures and criteria
  • Image processing and analysis
  • Digital transforms
  • Pattern/target recognition
  • Microscopic image processing
  • Holographic image processing
  • Medical image processing
  • 3D reconstruction
  • Image-based forensics
  • Computer vision
  • Information extraction in tomographic, volumetric, time resolved, and super-resolved imagery
  • Applications to visual and industrial applications such as manufactured product inspection

4. Computational imaging and its applications
  • Coded aperture imaging
  • High dynamic range, depth of field imaging
  • Super-resolution
  • Tomographic and 3D imaging
  • Phase retrieval
  • Hyper-spectral imaging architectures
  • Coherence measurement and synthesis
  • Unique uses of plenoptic cameras in consumer products

5. Emerging technologies with impact on imaging systems
  • Curved focal plane arrays
  • Nano-photonic components
  • Plasmonic devices
  • Graded-index components based on meta-materials
Ramesh Raskar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, Plenary

Chau-Jern Cheng, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, Digital Holographic Imaging in Microscopy and Tomography, Invited

Laird Close, University of Arizona, United States, The Giant Magellan Telescope: Imaging New Worlds, Invited

Jacques Duparre, Pelican Imaging, Optical Challenges in Super-Resolving Array Cameras, Invited

Jide Familoni, US Army's NVESD, United States, Title to be Determined, Invited

Pietro Ferraro, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (CNR), Italy, Lab on Chip 3D Holographic Imaging, Invited

Karl Gegenfurtner, Justus Liebig Universitat Giessen, Germany, Color Vision: Cones, Constancy and Categories, Invited

Hwi Kim, Korea University, South Korea, Design of Complex Light Modulation Macro-pixel, Invited

Tomasz Kozacki, Politechnika Warszawska, Poland, Absolute shape Measurements at High Resolution using Digital Holographic Microscope, Invited

Aaron Lewis, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Addressing The Inverse Problem of Imaging With 'Heavy Atom' Optics, Invited

Dale Linne von Berg, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States, Navy Imaging Systems, Invited

Stephen Lipson, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, Intrinsic limits to super-resolution in far-field imaging, Invited

Rajesh Menon, University of Utah, United States, Broadband Diffractive Optics for Enhancing the Efficiency of Solar Cells, Invited

David A. B. Miller, Stanford University, United States, Arbitrary Optical Transformations Without Calculations , Invited

Ren Ng, Lytro, Inc., United States, Design of Superior Lenses Assuming 4D Light Field Capture and Processing, Invited

Aydogan Ozcan, University of California Los Angeles, United States, Democratization of Diagnostics and Measurement Tools through Computational Imaging and Sensing  Invited

Jae-Hyeung Park, Inha University, South Korea, Capture and processing of light ray field for three-dimensional information acquisition and hologram synthesis, Invited

Chrysanthe Preza, University of Memphis, United States, Computational imaging for 3D Fluorescence Microscopy, Invited

Arun Ross, West Virginia University, United States, Title To Be Determined, Invited

Mathew Siegal, Seeing Is Believing, Invited

Shoji Tominaga, Chiba University, Japan, Scene Radiance Estimation from Human Corneal Reflections, Invited

James Worthey, United States, Two Applications of Vectorial Color: Camera Design and Lighting of Colored Objects, Invited

Shan Yang, United States, Raman Scattering: from Laboratories to Clinics, Invited


Michael Kriss, MAK Consultants , United States
Zeev Zalevsky, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Symposium Organizer

K. Vijayan Asari, University of Dayton,

Program Chair

Kathrin Berkner, Ricoh Innovations, Inc. , United States

Symposium Organizer

Khan Iftekharuddin, Old Dominion University, United States

Program Chair

Byoungho Lee, Seoul National University, South Korea
Laura Waller, University of California Berkeley, United States


Scott Acton, University of Virginia, United States
Kenneth Barnard, US Air Force Research Laboratory, United States
Gisele Bennett, Georgia Tech Research Institute, United States
Peter Catrysse, Stanford University, United States
Chau-Jern Cheng, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Shlomi Dolev, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Joyce Farrell, Stanford University, United States
James Fienup, University of Rochester, United States
Francisco Imai, Canon USA, Inc., United States
Kristina Irsch, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Ofer Levi, University of Toronto, Canada
Haibin Ling, Temple University, United States
Dale Linne von Berg, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States
Robert Loce, Xerox Corporation TIC Resource Center, United States
Lingfei Meng, Ricoh Innovations Corporation, United States
Rajesh Menon, University of Utah, United States
Hau Ngo, US Naval Academy, United States
Juan Luis Nieves, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Jussi Parkkinen, Itä-Suomen Yliopisto, Finland
Sri Rama Prasanna Pavani, Arecont Vision, United States
Vinod Prasad, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Shishir Shah, University of Houston, United States
John Sheridan, University College Dublin, Ireland
Torbjorn Skauli, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment, Norway
Li Tao, , United States
Yuliya Tarabalka, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France
Shoji Tominaga, Chiba University, Japan
Abbie Watnik, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States
Congress Reception
Monday, 14 July
Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.

Joint Plenary Session
Tuesday, 15 July

The Joint Plenary Session will feature a speaker from three of the topical meetings (AIO, IS and LACSEA).  The Plenary Presenters are listed below.

See Through Optical Architectures for Wearable Displays,Bernard Kress, Optics Lead, Advanced Technology Team, Google Glass Project, Google [X], USA

Ramesh Raskar,Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, The Media Lab, MIT, Camera Culture Group, USA

 In-Situ Laser Diagnostics in Gas-Phase Synthesis of Functional Nanomaterials,Christof Schulz, Institute for Combustion and Gas Dynamics – Reactive Fluids,University Duisburg Essen, Germany

Joint Poster Sessions
Tuesday, 15 July
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a 4 ft. × 8 ft. (1.22 m × 2.44 m) board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.
Symposium on Digital Image Processing and Analysis

The number of images that are sensed, stored and displayed digitally continues to increase dramatically in virtually every imaging system from video endoscopes and digital phones to digital cameras to remote-sensing satellites and astronomical telescopes. A major important feature of digital images is that they lend themselves to various processing techniques that can be used to enhance the visual appearance, extract important information automatically, format for data storage and transmission and optimize the image data for display. Optical system design can no longer be confined merely to exploit the physics of light but must also include the processing of digital information. The two day Digital Image Processing and Analysis (DIPA) Symposium will provide a forum for forefront research on various topics related to digital image processing and analysis. The technologies included within the scope of this symposium include all the topics listed in the Digital Image processing category #3. Those interested in contributing a paper for the Symposium should submit their papers in category #3.

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