Computer Vision and Image Processing
Includes 19 Titles

Computer Vision and Image Processing

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Advancements in digital technology continue to influence the design and application of multimedia processing. This comprehensive book bundle of 19 scholarly titles highlights topics of computer vision, image processing, bioinformatics, multimedia technologies, digital communication, and more. It is a valuable reference for academicians, researchers, and practitioners interested in the emerging technologies of the imaging science field.
Release date: July 1, 2013
ISBN13: 9781466642850|EISBN13: 9781466642843


As technology continues to advance, the design and application of multimedia tools and techniques have drastically improved the field of imaging science.

The Computer Vision and Image Processing book bundle emphasizes the importance of technology in the multimedia field. This valuable compilation includes 19 scholarly titles on bioinformatics, multimedia technology, digital communication, computer vision, image processing, and more. These titles represent IGI Global's significant coverage of this ever-evolving field.

Topics Covered

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision & Image Processing
  • Data Mining
  • Digital Communications
  • Medical and Healthcare Technologies
  • Multimedia Technologies
  • Networking

Books Included in this Collection

Graph-Based Methods in Computer Vision: Developments and Applications
Xiao Bai (Beihang University, China), Jian Cheng (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China), Edwin Hancock (University of York, UK). © 2013. 395 pages.
Computer vision, the science and technology of machines that see, has been a rapidly developing research area since the mid-1970s. It focuses on the understanding of digital input images in many forms, including video and 3-D range data. Graph-Based Methods in Computer Vision: Developments and...
Developing and Applying Biologically-Inspired Vision Systems: Interdisciplinary Concepts
Marc Pomplun (University of Massachusetts Boston, USA), Junichi Suzuki (University of Massachusetts - Boston, USA). © 2013. 446 pages.
When comparing machine vision systems to the visual systems of humans and animals, there is much to be learned in terms of object segmentation, lighting invariance, and recognition of object categories. Studying the biological systems and applying the findings to the structure of computational vision...
Robotic Vision: Technologies for Machine Learning and Vision Applications
Jose Garcia-Rodriguez (University of Alicante, Spain), Miguel A. Cazorla Quevedo (University of Alicante, Spain). © 2013. 535 pages.
Robotic systems consist of object or scene recognition, vision-based motion control, vision-based mapping, and dense range sensing, and are used for identification and navigation. As these computer vision and robotic connections continue to develop, the benefits of vision technology including savings...
Intelligent Computer Vision and Image Processing: Innovation, Application, and Design
Muhammad Sarfraz (Kuwait University, Kuwait). © 2013. 331 pages.
Innovations in computer vision technology continue to advance the applications and design of image processing and its influence on multimedia applications. Intelligent Computer Vision and Image Processing: Innovation, Application, and Design provides methods and research on various disciplines related...
Intelligent Image and Video Interpretation: Algorithms and Applications
Jing Tian (Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China), Li Chen (Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China). © 2013. 277 pages.
Due to increasing potential in real-world applications such as visual communications, computer assisted biomedical imaging, and video surveillance, image and video interpretations have become an area of growing interest. Intelligent Image and Video Interpretation: Algorithms and Applications covers all...
Intravascular Imaging: Current Applications and Research Developments
Vasilios D. Tsakanikas (University of Ioannina, Greece), Lampros K. Michalis (University of Ioannina, Greece), Dimitrios I. Fotiadis (University of Ioannina, Greece), Katerina K. Naka (University of Ioannina, Greece, and Michaelideion Cardiology Center, Greece), Christos V. Bourantas (University of Ioannina, Greece). © 2012. 478 pages.
Limitations of angiography, the traditional invasive method for assessing vascular pathology, have led to an interest in alternative invasive techniques that visualize the arterial wall and allow characterization of plaque type. These alternative techniques, which include intravascular ultrasound...
Depth Map and 3D Imaging Applications: Algorithms and Technologies
Aamir Saeed Malik (Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia), Tae Sun Choi (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea), Humaira Nisar (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia). © 2012. 648 pages.
Over the last decade, significant progress has been made in 3D imaging research. As a result, 3D imaging methods and techniques are being employed for various applications, including 3D television, intelligent robotics, medical imaging, and stereovision. Depth Map and 3D Imaging Applications...
Speech, Image, and Language Processing for Human Computer Interaction: Multi-Modal Advancements
Uma Shanker Tiwary (Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad, India), Tanveer J. Siddiqui (University of Allahabad, India). © 2012. 386 pages.
Human Computer Interaction is the study of relationships among people and computers. As the digital world is getting multi-modal, the information space is getting more and more complex. In order to navigate this information space and to capture and apply this information to appropriate use, an...
Computer Vision for Multimedia Applications: Methods and Solutions
Jinjun Wang (NEC Laboratories America, Inc., USA), Jian Cheng (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China), Shuqiang Jiang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China). © 2011. 354 pages.
Although a number of methods for solving computer vision tasks exist, these methods are often task-specific and can seldom be generalized over a wide range of applications. In addition, many computer vision algorithms have not been thoroughly studied. Computer Vision for Multimedia Applications...
Visual Analytics and Interactive Technologies: Data, Text and Web Mining Applications
Qingyu Zhang (Arkansas State University, USA), Richard S. Segall (Arkansas State University, USA), Mei Cao (University of Wisconsin-Superior, USA). © 2011. 362 pages.
Large volumes of data and complex problems inspire research in computing and data, text, and Web mining. However, analyzing data is not sufficient, as it has to be presented visually with analytical capabilities. Visual Analytics and Interactive Technologies: Data, Text and Web Mining Applications is a...
Applied Signal and Image Processing: Multidisciplinary Advancements
Rami Qahwaji (University of Bradford, UK), Roger Green (University of Warwick, UK), Evor L. Hines (University of Warwick, UK). © 2011. 414 pages.
Image and signal processing techniques are receiving increasing interest because of their numerous real-world applications. Data is now available in different forms, different wavelengths, and even in different dimensions, creating the need for novel multidisciplinary solutions for automated data...
Biomedical Image Analysis and Machine Learning Technologies: Applications and Techniques
Fabio A. Gonzalez (National University of Colombia, Colombia ), Eduardo Romero (National University of Colombia, Colombia ). © 2010. 390 pages.
Medical images are at the base of many routine clinical decisions and their influence continues to increase in many fields of medicine. Since the last decade, computers have become an invaluable tool for supporting medical image acquisition, processing, organization and analysis. Biomedical Image...
Artificial Intelligence for Maximizing Content Based Image Retrieval
Zongmin Ma (Northeastern University, China). © 2009. 450 pages.
The increasing trend of multimedia data use is likely to accelerate creating an urgent need of providing a clear means of capturing, storing, indexing, retrieving, analyzing, and summarizing data through image data. Artificial Intelligence for Maximizing Content Based Image Retrieval discusses major...
Pattern Recognition Technologies and Applications: Recent Advances
Brijesh Verma (Central Queensland University, Australia), Michael Blumenstein (Griffith University, Australia). © 2008. 454 pages.
The nature of handwriting in our society has significantly altered over the ages due to the introduction of new technologies such as computers and the World Wide Web. With increases in the amount of signature verification needs, state of the art internet and paper-based automated recognition methods...
User Centered Design for Medical Visualization
Feng Dong (Brunel University, UK), Gheorghita Ghinea (Brunel University, UK), Sherry Y. Chen (Brunel University, UK). © 2008. 434 pages.
User Centered Design for Medical Visualization features a comprehensive review of leading advances in medical visualization and human-computer interaction. This book investigates the human roles during a visualization process, specifically motivation-based design, user-based design, and...
Design Pattern Formalization Techniques
Toufik Taibi (United Arab Emirates University, UAE). © 2007. 400 pages.
Many formal approaches for pattern specification are emerging as a means to cope with the inherent shortcomings of informal description. Design Pattern Formalization Techniques presents multiple mathematical, formal approaches for pattern specification, emphasizing on software development processes for...
Kernel Methods in Bioengineering, Signal and Image Processing
Gustavo Camps-Valls (Universitat de València, Spain), Jose Luis Rojo-Alvarez (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain), Manel Martinez-Ramon (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain). © 2007. 430 pages.
In the last decade, a number of powerful kernel-based learning methods have been proposed in the machine learning community: support vector machines (SVMs), kernel fisher discriminant (KFD) analysis, kernel PCA/ICA, kernel mutual information, kernel k-means, and kernel ARMA. Successful applications of...
Advances in Image and Video Segmentation
Yu-Jin Zhang (Tsinghua University, China). © 2006. 472 pages.
Image and video segmentation is one of the most critical tasks of image and video analysis: extracting information from an image or a sequence of images. In the last 40 years, this field has experienced significant growth and development, and has resulted in a virtual explosion of published...
Multimedia Systems and Content-Based Image Retrieval
Sagarmay Deb (University of Southern Queensland, Australia). © 2004. 406 pages.
Multimedia systems and content-based image retrieval are very important areas of research in computer technology. Numerous research works are being done in these fields at present. These two areas are changing our life-styles because they together cover creation, maintenance, accessing and retrieval of...