IWCIA Call for Papers

IWCIA 2018, Porto, Portugal, November 22-24, 2018


Dear Colleague,

I am pleased to announce IWCIA'18
which is going to be held in Porto, Portugal, in November 22-24, 2018.

IWCIA'18 is the nineteenth of a series of international meetings on
combinatorial image analysis. Image analysis is a scientific
discipline providing theoretical foundations and methods for solving
problems appearing in a wide range of areas, as diverse as medicine,
robotics, defense, and security. As a rule, the processed data are
discrete; therefore, the "discrete approach" to image analysis appears
to be a natural one and has an increasing importance. It is based on
studying combinatorial properties of the considered digital data sets.
Combinatorial image analysis often features various advantages (in
terms of efficiency and accuracy) over the more traditional approaches
based on continuous models requiring numeric computation.

The scientific program of the workshop consists of keynote talks,
contributed papers, and posters.


The Workshop is a forum for current research on the following (or
similar) research subjects which are directly or potentially
applicable to image analysis:

- Combinatorial problems in the discrete plane and space; Lattice
polygons and polytopes

- Digital/combinatorial geometry and topology

- Digital manifolds; Geometry of digital curves and surfaces

- Analysis and processing of digital surfaces with singularities (such
as "pinched digital surfaces")

- Homotopy of digital manifolds; Thinning algorithms and skeletons

- Boundary tracking of digital solids; Geometric characteristics of
object boundaries

- Multigrid convergence analysis of metric-based descriptors

- Tilings and patterns; Combinatorial pattern matching

- Computational geometry and imaging sciences

- Integer programming, linear programming, and graph theoretic models
and approaches to problems of image analysis

- Image representation, segmentation, grouping, and reconstruction

- Processing "very large" digital pictures; Methods for image

- Parallel architectures and algorithms

- Fuzzy and stochastic image analysis

- Discrete tomography

- Grammars and models for image or scene analysis and recognition;
Cellular automata

- Mathematical morphology and image analysis

- Applications in medical imaging, biometrics, computer vision, image
understanding, robotics, metrology, and others


Full paper submission due - June 1, 2018
Notification of acceptance - July 15, 2018
Final camera-ready papers - August 15, 2018
Workshop dates - November 22-24, 2018, Porto, Portugal


The conference proceedings will be published in the Springer's
"Lecture Notes in Computer Science" series (pending approval).


The submitted papers are expected to meet high standards satisfying
serious evaluation criteria. Each paper will be reviewed thoroughly by
at least two members of the Program Committee. Double-blind review
process will be applied to ensure maximal objectiveness.


After the Workshop, the authors can submit extended versions of their
works for publication in special journal issues. A thematic special
issue of Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering:
Imaging & Visualization (Taylor & Francis) has already been arranged.

Looking forward to meet you in Porto, next November,

Joćo Manuel R.S. Tavares - Universidade do Porto, Portugal
(General Chair IWCIA'18)