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IMAGAPP is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

The International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Computer Imaging. The conference will be structured along three main tracks, covering different aspects related to Imaging, from Image Capture, Display and Printing, Imaging and Video Processing, and Imaging Applications and Services.
We welcome papers describing original work in any of the areas listed below. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques as well as general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Paper acceptance will be based on quality, relevance to the conference themes and originality. The conference program will include both oral and poster presentations.
Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as technical tutorials, dedicated to technical/scientific topics, are also envisaged. Companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in lecturing a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat.

Conference Areas

Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Image Formation, Acquisition Devices and Sensors
  • Multimodal and Multi-sensor Models
  • Camera Phones and Mobile Imaging
  • Device Calibration, Characterization and Modeling
  • 3D Image Capture
  • New Capturing and Printing Devices
  • 3D, Multimodal and Multi-touch Displays
  • Digital Printing technologies
  • 2D & 3D Functional Printing
  • Variable and Personalized Printing and Web Publishing
  • High Dynamic Range Images
  • Spectral Image Capture, Processing, and Analysis
  • Infrared and Near-infrared Imaging and Processing


  • Computational Imaging
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Color Analysis and Processing
  • Color Enhancement and Manipulation
  • New Color Imaging Technologies
  • Image and Video Quality Assessment
  • Image Enhancement and Restoration
  • Image and Video Coding and Compression
  • Adaptive Multi-channel Filtering
  • Mathematical Morphology
  • Image and Video Watermarking
  • Archiving and Long Term Preservation
  • Image and Video Personalization
  • Implementation of Image and Video Processing Systems


  • Medical Imaging (Radiology, Magnetic Resonance, Ultrasound, Brain Mapping)
  • Physics Imaging (Radar Imaging, Photo electronics, Molecular Imaging)
  • Remote Sensing, Astronomy and Geology Imaging
  • Imaging in Computing and Business (Document Imaging, Metadata, Quality Control)
  • Digital Imaging for Film and Television
  • Applications in Satellite, Forensic, (Bio-)Medical Image and Video Collections
  • Internet Imaging
  • Digital Photography and Online Photo Sharing
  • Media Watermarking, Security, and Forensics
  • Entertainment Imaging Applications
  • Cross-Media Marketing and Communication
  • Imaging and Printing in Web 2.0
  • Assisted and Collaborative Visual Content Creation
  • Wearable and Ubiquitous Cameras
  • Eye and Gaze Tracking Applications

IMAGAPP 2012 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

Paper Submission

Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. The initial submission must have between 3 to 13 pages otherwise it will be rejected without review. Please check the paper formats page so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web ought to be used for all submitted papers. The preferred submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.

Papers that are out of the conference scope or contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews. Please read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism.

Remarks about the on-line submission procedure:
1. A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. This means that is necessary to remove the authors personal details, the acknowledgements section and any reference that may disclose the authors identity.
LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC/DOCX/RTF format are accepted.
2. The web submission procedure automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author.

Paper submission types:
Regular Paper Submission
A regular paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. It does not necessary means that the acceptance is as a full paper. It may be accepted as a "full paper" (30 min. oral presentation) , a "short paper" (20 min. oral presentation) or a "poster".

Position Paper Submission
A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topic areas. The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster", i.e. a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as "full paper".

After the reviewing process is completed, the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before the camera-ready submission.


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI.

Important Dates

Conference date: 24-26 February, 2012

Regular Paper Submission: October 11, 2011
Authors Notification (regular papers): December 2, 2011
Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: December 15, 2011


IMAGAPP Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +44 203 014 5434
e-mail: imagapp.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.imagapp.visigrapp.org/


Available soon.

Program Chair

Gabriela Csurka, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France

Program Committee

Available soon.