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Pattern Recognition Letters : Special issue on Hierarchical Representations

14 Février 2019

Catégorie : Revues


Vous trouverez, ci-après, un CFP vous invitant à soumettre vos contributions à la special issue "Hierarchical Representations" de la revue Pattern Recognition Letters.

La période de soumission des articles s'étend sur le mois de mai 2019.

Si vous êtes intéressé(e), n'hésitez pas à nous contacter préalablement par mail :

- Nicolas Passat <>
- Camille Kurtz <>
- Antoine Vacavant <>

Au plaisir de vous lire.


N. Passat

Call for Papers

/Special Issue on Hierarchical Representations: New Results and 
Challenges for Image Analysis/

Submission period of articles
May, 1st – 31st 2019

Image representations based on hierarchical, scale-space models and 
other non-regular / irregular grids have become increasingly popular in 
image processing and computer vision over the past decades. Indeed, they 
allow a modeling of image contents at different (and complementary) 
levels of scales, resolutions and semantics. Methods based on such image 
representations have been able to tackle various complex challenges such 
as multi-scale image segmentation, image filtering, object detection, 
recognition, and more recently image characterization and understanding, 
potentially involving higher level of semantics.

The proposed virtual special issue will consider extended and updated 
versions of papers published at the recent ICPRAI 2018 conference as 
well as submissions from anybody proposing innovative methods in the 
field of image representation with emphasis, but not restricted to 
computer vision and image processing, medical imaging, 2D and 3D images, 
multi-modality, remote sensing image analysis, image indexation and 

The main topics of this HIERARCHY virtual special issue include, but are 
not limited to:

  * image decomposition on the basis of frequency spaces (Fourier,
    wavelets, etc.)
  * hierarchies linked to the image space, mathematical morphology,
    connected operators
  * scale-space representations
  * non-regular / irregular grid image representations
  * multi-scale representation in computer-vision
  * evaluation of hierarchical image representations

The aim of this special issue is to popularize the use of hierarchical 
methods in image processing and analysis. Indeed, although these methods 
have become very popular in computer vision over the last 20 years, 
their potential impact is largely underexploited in image processing and 

The review process will follow the standard PRLetters scheme. In 
particular, each paper will be reviewed by two referees. The referees 
will include the program committee members of the special session at 
ICPRAI 2018 on the same topic and other invited referees selected from 
the EES.

This is an open call-for-papers from outside the ICPRAI 2018 conference, 
though participants of the virtual special session on hierarchical 
representations of images will be invited to submit an extended article 
of their contribution. These articles must include at least 30% of new 
contribution (theoretical or experimental results), with different 
figures and a different title than the one of the ICPRAI paper. The 
common content between the ICPRAI paper and the HIERARCHY article cannot 
be exactly the same. This virtual special issue also accepts totally new 
proposals; both types of submissions must respect the following guidelines.

All submissions have to be prepared according to the Guide for Authors 
as published in the Journal Web Site at 

The authors are invited to upload their article through during the submission period (see 
previous section), by indicating the virtual special issue acronym 
(HIERARCHY). Their contribution should not have been published 
previously, or not be under revision for any other publication 
elsewhere. In the case of an extension of ICPRAI session, the original 
work must be attached, and a description of major changes must be 
provided. Guest editors will judge the suitability and scope of each 

All submitted papers will be reviewed according to the guidelines and 
standards of PRLetters. At least two (2) reviewers will be assigned, and 
2 reviewing rounds can occur for each submitted article. The maximal 
length is 7 pages, except for articles requiring major revision and 
additional content by the reviewers, for which the maximal length can be 
extended to 8 pages. If an article still need major revision after the 
second round, it will be rejected.

Only original, high-quality, technically sound articles and in-line with 
the PRLetters standard guidelines, will be considered for publication in 
this virtual special issue. Submissions will be judged by their 
contributions to the virtual special issue topics, clarity of 
presentation, potential impact to the field, and suitability to 
publication in an archival journal.

*Guest Editors:*
- Nicolas Passat _<nicolas.passat at>_
- Camille Kurtz _<camille.kurtz at>_
- Antoine Vacavant _<antoine.vacavant at>_