Appel à communications - JEI Special Section on Image Processing for Cultural Heritage

Due to technological developments, images have become very common data, present and accessible through many different media (TV, camera, smartphone, tablet, and so on). Consequently, it is more and more common for the scientific community to use images to characterize materials or objects under study at different scales. Heritage is one of the emerging domains that exploit these data. The introduction of the methods developed in the image-processing domain offers new possibilities to the interdisciplinary cultural heritage world.

This Special Section on Image Processing for Cultural Heritage aims to present studies that exploit images as principal data to solve heritage problems. Topics of this special section may include:

  • Heritage preservation (restoration, enhancement, denoising, quality assessment)
  • Reconstruction and visualization of cultural heritage (data acquisition, 3D representation, virtual representation, serious games)
  • Image analysis (pattern recognition, classification, retrieval,segmentation, quantification)
  • Building stones, decorated caves, stained glass windows, statues (wood, stone, metal, ceramic), paintings, textiles, ancient texts, seals, etc.

Digitizing Europe's cultural heritage is an active part of the European Union agenda, and the EU has funded several projects on the topic in the last few years (see complete list here: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/digital-culture). Research groups from Europe participating in these projects are invited to submit papers. We also welcome research groups from various countries to submit work on topics of image processing related to heritage, and specialists in cultural heritage should present their image-processing problems.

For information on paper submission, prospective authors should visit:


Important dates:

  • Original submissions due: 1 June 2016
  • First round of review completed, and decision sent to author: 15 July 2016
  • Revised manuscripts due: 1 September 2016
  • Re-reviews due (if necessary): 1 October 2016
  • Final accepted manuscripts ready for production: 1 January 2017
  • Guest editorial and cover art due: 1 February 2017

Guest Editors:

Aladine Chetouani
University of Orléans
Orléans, France
E-mail: aladine.chetouani@univ-orleans.fr

Robert Erdmann
University of Amsterdam
Johannes Vermeerplein 1
1071 DV Amsterdam, Netherlands
E-mail: robert.g.erdmann@gmail.com

David Picard
6 avenue du Ponceau
95014 Cergy-Pontoise, France
E-mail: david.picard@ensea.fr

Filippo Stanco
University of Catania
Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica
viale A. Doria, 6
95125 Catania, Italy
E-mail: fstanco@dmi.unict.it