Special Issues

Journal Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP): 
Special Issue on Multimedia Systems for Critical Engineering Applications
In a rapidly changing global economy, experiencing an unparalleled integration of science and technology, the multifaceted field of imaging requires drastic adaptation to the rapid changes of our society, economy, environment, and technological revolution; there is an urgent need to address and propose dynamic and innovative solutions to problems which tend to be either complex or static or rapidly evolving with a large number of unknowns. For instance, the battle against the cancer, fight against the terror, exploration and management of the natural resources, remote sensing, underground and tunnel inspection, and environmental monitoring are some of the areas that need to be addressed with urgency. The complexity of the involved imaging scenarios, and demanding design parameters such as speed, signal-to noise ratio, high specificity, high contrast and spatial resolution, high-scatter rejection, complex background, harsh environment, necessitates the development of multifunctional, scalable, and efficient imaging suite of sensors, solutions driven by innovation, operating on diverse detection and imaging principles. Artificial neural networks combined with pattern recognition techniques such as classification, clustering, feature selection, texture analysis, segmentation, image compression, color representation and several other aspects of image processing promise the solution of challenging technical problems, under complex imaging scenarios, with applications in medical imaging, remote sensing, aerospace, radars, defense, and homeland security applications. 

The MTAP journal, which can be found at the site:
http://www.springer.com/computer/information+systems+and+applications/jo... invites this call for a special issue on “Multimedia Systems for Critical Engineering Applications” which appears on the website: http://static.springer.com/sgw/documents/1593949/application/pdf/MTAP%2B....  In particular, this special issue of MTAP will include significantly expended versions of papers presented in the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques (IST2016), as appears in http://ist2016.ieee-ims.org/special-issues.

Topics covered involve but are not limited to:
  • Imaging modalities and pattern recognition 
  • Imaging Devices, Modalities and Techniques
  • Image processing and pattern recognition
  • Emerging imaging trends
  • Cameras, microscopy, spectroscopy, displays, device miniaturization
  • Optical polarimetric reflectance spectroscopy, multispectral imaging, narrow band imaging, Raman scattering, laser acoustics, high magnification broncho-videoscopy
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT), MRI, PET, SPECT, CT, microwave and nano-imaging
  • Multimedia Retrieval in Spectral Imaging 
  • 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
  • Behavioral analysis and actions recognition for complex engineering applications 
  • Semantic representation and content enrichment 
  • Remote Sensing and Robotics
  • Remote sensing, surveillance, ATR, ladars & lidars
  • Electromagnetic Scattering
  • Autonomous aerial and underwater imaging systems
  • Advanced space instruments and satellite imaging
  • Mobile Platforms and Wireless Image Transmission
  • Embedded imaging, mobile and communication applications
  • Internet of the Things and Imaging
  • Cybersecurity and Imaging
  • Visualization, Inspection, Characterization, and Manufacturing
  • Urban planning, civil engineering monitoring & transportation
  • Homeland security, surveillance, inspection and monitoring
  • Industrial Inspection and material characterization
  • Pharmaceutical and food processing vision inspection systems
  • Environmental monitoring & early detection of natural hazards
  • Cultural heritage applications (restoration, large-scale/novel digitalization, material characterization)

Paper Format and Submission
For general author guidelines and author information pack, please visit:
Paper submission is done online: https://www.editorialmanager.com/mtap/default.aspx Please notice that you have to specify submission for the special issue on “Multimedia Systems for Critical Engineering Applications ”.

Deadline for Manuscript submission: January 30, 2017
Publication date: 4th Quarter 2017

Guest Editors:
Anastasios Doulamis (National Technical University of Athens)-Greece adoulam@cs.ntua.gr
George Giakos (Manhattan College)-USA, George.giakos@manhattan.edu  
Euripides Petrakis (Technical University of Crete)-Greece, petrakis@intelligence.tuc.gr
Michalis Zervakis (Technical University of Crete)-Greece, michalis@display.tuc.gr 
Lihui Peng (Tsinghua University)-China, lihuipeng@tsinghua.edu.cn

View the full PDF Call for Papers here. 


Measurement Science and Technology: 
Special Issue on Imaging Systems and Techniques

After the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques, Measurement Science and Technology published a Special Issue, which you can read on the web link: http://iopscience.iop.org/issue/0957-0233/27/11.

This is a call for papers for a Special Issue on Imaging Systems and Techniques, which will be published by the Measurement Science and Technology journal. If you would like to submit a revised version of your paper which has been presented at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques, please take this opportunity to substantially expand your paper (at least 50%) to reach the journal standard, as otherwise your paper may be rejected. The journal editor said that last year several papers submitted to the special issue were rejected straight away because they were too similar to the conference papers. All submissions will be reviewed following the journal’s normal procedure. 

Paper Format and Submission
For general author guidelines, formatting information, scope and length limits, you can read http://iopscience.iop.org/0957-0233/page/Scope. To submit a paper, please go to https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/mst-iop, and follow the procedure below.
  •  If this is the first time you are submitting a paper to this journal, you need to register on the above web page.
  • After you log in, select Author/Start New Submission, and then click Begin Submission
  • Select Special Issue Article
  • Select Special Issue on Imaging Systems and Techniques 2016
  • Please also provide the ID Number of your conference paper. 

Deadline for manuscript submission: March 15, 2017
Publication Date: 2nd Quarter 2017

Guest Editors
Wuqiang Yang, University of Manchester, UK, w.yang@manchester.ac.uk
Michalis Zervakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece, michalis@display.tuc.gr
Lijun Xu, Beihang University, China, lijunxu@buaa.edu.cn
George Giakos, Manhattan College, USA, george.giakos@manhattan.edu

View the full PDF Call for Papers here. 


Biomedical Signal Processing and Control (BSPC): Special Issue on Biomedical Imaging Systems

The area of Biomedical Imaging expands rapidly in several domains from the aspects of acquisition modalities to the development of novel analysis methodologies for disease diagnosis and therapy.

The IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques (IST) covers most recent developments of these aspects.

In association with the IST 2016 conference, this is a call for papers for a Special Issue on “Biomedical Imaging Systems” with more information found on the web link: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/biomedical-signal-processing-and-contr..., which will be published by the journal Biomedical Signal Processing and Control (BSPC) with webpage https://www.journals.elsevier.com/biomedical-signal-processing-and-control. The emphasis of this special issue will be on biomedical signal and image processing techniques. If you would like to submit a revised version of your paper, which has been presented at 2016 IEEE IST Conference, please take this opportunity to substantially expand your paper (at least by 50%) to the journal standard as otherwise your paper may be rejected. All submissions will be peer reviewed following the journal’s normal procedure and its rigorous review system.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Medical imaging devices, systems, and techniques
  • Medical and biomolecular Image processing and pattern recognition
  • Immuno-histochemical, hyperspectral and polarimetric digital imaging
  • Neurophysiological and neuro-functional Imaging and processing methodologies

Paper Format and Submission
For general author guidelines and author information pack, please visit:
Paper submission is done online: http://ees.elsevier.com/bspc/default.asp?acw=&utt= Please notice that you have to specify submission for the special issue on “Biomedical Imaging Systems”.
Deadline for Manuscript submission: January 30, 2017
Publication date: 4th Quarter 2017

Guest Editors:
Michalis Zervakis (Technical University of Crete)-Greece   michalis@display.tuc.gr 
George Giakos (Manhattan College)-USA     George.giakos@manhattan.edu  
Costas Balas (Technical University of Crete-Greece balas@electronics.tuc.gr