IWCIA’20 is the twentieth of a series of International Workshop on Combinatorial Image Analysis. It will take place in Novi Sad, Serbia, July 16-18, 2020. Previous meetings were held in Paris (France, 1991), Ube (Japan, 1992), Washington DC (USA, 1994), Lyon (France, 1995), Hiroshima (Japan, 1997), Madras (India, 1999), Caen (France, 2000), Philadelphia (USA, 2001), Palermo (Italy, 2003), Auckland (New Zealand, 2004), Berlin (Germany, 2006), Buffalo, NY (USA, 2008), Playa del Carmen (Mexico, 2009), Madrid (Spain, 2011), Austin (Texas, 2012), Brno (Czech Republic, 2014), Kolkata (India, 2015), Plovdiv (Bulgaria, 2017) and Porto (Portugal, 2018) .
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 conference proceedings will be published in the Springer’s “Lecture Notes in Computer Science” series (pending approval).
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 compression
Parallel architectures and algorithms
Fuzzy and stochastic image analysis
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.
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.