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Appel à publications: Special Issue on Discrete and Continuous Geometry in Computer Vision (L. Najman, H. Talbot, R. Kimmel, L. Vese)

18 Juin 2014

Catégorie : Revues

This special issue aims at collecting the latest research breakthroughs from both theoretical studies and related applications.


Special Issue on Discrete and Continuous Geometry in Computer Vision


Geometrical constraints are central to computer vision. Some are very famous and have been the subject of an intensive research in the past decades. Among those, we may mention surface or perimeter constraints, that give rise to the celebrated Mumford-Shah model or to Total Variation regularizaton in the Rudin-Osher-Fatemi model. In recent years, we have begun to revisit the type of constraints that can be optimized, e.g.: planarity, curvature, orientation, connectivity and so on. An example of such a constraint is the famous Elastica model due to Euler and brought to computer vision by D. Mumford. Similarly, geometry by itself leads to interesting problems such as surface and shape matching, flows and deformations.

Two different types of approaches have been used to tackle the modeling problem. On the one hand, continuous models stemming from classical differential geometry are quite popular. On the other hand, various approaches to discrete calculus have the advantage to be amenable for computations. At any rate, optimizing these new constraints is a challenge, which can be tackled by various means, e.g. convex relaxation, higher order cliques, and so on.

This special issue aims at collecting the latest research breakthroughs from both theoretical studies and related applications.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Curvature measures and priors;
  • optimal transport, including probability methods;
  • geometric flows (e.g. mean curvature motion, Ricci flow, etc.);
  • integral geometry measures, and variational techniques (e.g. the Beltrami framework);
  • inverse problems in vision, e.g. filtering and image restoration;
  • segmentation e.g. with shape constraints;
  • optimization methods, graph theory and discrete calculus;
  • special surfaces and integrable systems;
  • remeshing, shape reconstruction and smoothing;
  • applications, for instance in medical imaging, biometry, robotics and so on.

Submission guidelines

All papers shall undergo the standard CVIU Journal peer review process and the authors must follow the CVIU guidelines. As per the journal policy, any submitted papers must be significantly different from any prior submission. If the paper is an extension of a conference/workshop paper, authors must also submit, as supplementary material, the previous version of the paper.

All the papers will be peer reviewed by at least three reviewers. Submissions can be made at Please make sure to select "SI: Discrete-Continuous Geom" as the Article Type to ensure that it is correctly assigned.


  • Manuscript submission due: July 15, 2014
  • First round of reviews due: November 15, 2014
  • Revised submission due: February 15, 2015
  • Second review due and final decision: May 15, 2015
  • Publication: July, 2015

Guest editors

Laurent Najman
- Professor, University Paris-Est - ESIEE - -

Hugues Talbot
- Professor, University Paris-Est - ESIEE - -

Yuri Boykov
- Associate professor, University of Western Ontario - -

Ron Kimmel
- Professor, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology - -

Luminita Aura Vese
- Professor, UCLA - -