Fine-grained object retrieval, matching and ranking

in Special Issue   Posted on April 13, 2021 

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Submission Deadline: Sun 10 Oct 2021
Journal Impact Factor : 7.196
Journal Name : Pattern Recognition
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Aims and Topics:

Fine-grained object retrieval is a fundamental problem of pattern recognition and computer vision. Recently, it attracts more and more attentions owing to the practical demands for fine-grained semantic representation and matching in images and videos, such as fashion retrieval, object re-identification, place recognition, product checkout, and species protections, etc. Compared to tradi-tional retrieval tasks, fine-grained object retrieval involves multi-level seman-tics, which makes it more challenging to explore robust visual features and ef-ficient similarity measure, especially for unlabeled data or unseen domain.

The goal of this special issue is to gather the latest advances in fine-grained object retrieval, as well as feature matching and image ranking. Papers which focus on new theories and new applications of fine-grained retrieval are ex-tremely welcomed. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
o Fine-grained object retrieval in image, video and cross-media
o Adversarial and generative model for robust fine-grained image and video representation
o Efficient indexing and matching for large-scale fine-grained object retrieval
o Self-supervised learning, meta learning and unsupervised learning for adaptively knowledge transferring to unlabeled fine-grained objects or un-seen fine-grained classes
o Manifold learning and graph neural networks for complex semantic repre-sentations of fine-grained objects
o New datasets and evaluation metrics for fine-grained object retrieval

Important Dates:
o Paper submission due: October 10, 2021
o First notification: January 10, 2022
o Revision due: March 10, 2022
o Acceptance notification: April 10, 2022

Guest Editors:
Ying Li, Nanjing Normal University, China
Xiu-Shen Wei, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
Fumin Shen, University of Electronic Science and Technology, China
Oisin Mac Aodha, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Guo-Jun Qi, University of Central Florida, United States
Longin Jan Latecki, Temple University, United States

Dr. Ying Li
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]
School of Computer and Electronic Information
Nanjing Normal University, China

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