Deep Learning for Image Restoration

in Special Issue   Posted on June 15, 2019 

Information for the Special Issue

Special Issue Call for Papers:


Recent years have witnessed significant advances in image restoration and related low-level vision problems due to the use of kinds of deep models. The image restoration methods based on deep models do not need statistical priors and achieve impressive performance. However, there still exist several problems. For example, 1) synthesizing realistic degraded images as the training data for neural networks is quite challenging as it is difficult to obtain image pairs in real-world applications; 2) as the deep models are usually based on black-box end-to-end trainable networks, it is difficult to analyze which parts really help the restoration problems; 3) using deep neural networks to model the image formation process is promising but still lacks efficient algorithms; 4) the accuracy and efficiency for real-world applications still see a large room for improvement.

This special issue provides a significant collective contribution to this field and focuses on soliciting original algorithms, theories and applications for image restoration and related low-level vision problems. Specifically, we aim to solicit the research papers that 1) propose theories related to deep learning for image restoration and related problems; 2) develop state-of-the-art algorithms for real-world applications; 3) present thorough literature reviews/surveys about the recent progress in this field; 4) establish real-world benchmark datasets for image restoration and related low-level vision problems.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


  • Deep learning
  • Generative adversarial learning
  • Weakly supervised learning
  • Semi-supervised learning
  • Unsupervised learning

Algorithms and applications:

  • Image/video deblurring, denoising, super-resolution, dehazing, deraining, etc.
  • Image/video filtering, editing, and analysis
  • Image/video enhancement and other related low-level vision problems
  • Low-quality image analysis and related high-level vision problems


Papers should be submitted electronically using the Elsevier Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU) submission system ( and following the Instructions for Authors ( When submitting the manuscript please select the article type “VSI: DL for Image Restoration”. Please submit your manuscript before the submission deadline.

Important Dates

  • Submission: 15/12/2019
  • Decision: 15/04/2020
  • Revisions: 15/07/2020
  • Publications: Dec. 2020

Guest Editors

Jinshan Pan: Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China (E-mail: [email protected])

Ming-Hsuan Yang: University of California at Merced, USA (E-mail: [email protected])

Deqing Sun: NVIDIA Research, USA (E-mail: [email protected])

Yasuyuki Matsushita: Osaka University, Japan (E-mail: [email protected])

Wangmeng Zuo: Harbin Institute of Technology, China (E-mail: [email protected])

Jian Yang: Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China (E-mail: [email protected])

Paolo Favaro: University of Bern, Switzerland (E-mail: [email protected])

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