04-18-1991, 02:21 AM


Part of 1992 SPIE/SPSE Symposium on Electronic Imaging
February 9-14, 1992, San Jose, California

The large variety of imaging modalities for the exploration of objects
of biomedical interest has led to the necessity for solving many problems
related to the specific characteristics of the radiation and sensing apparatus
used. Acquired biomedical images typically suffer from degradation related
to the physical limitations of the imaging device. These degradations serve to
complicate the generic goals of analysis and interpretation. This conference
is devoted to the presentation of new techniques directed towards the improved
interpretation (interactive or automated) of biomedical images obtained from
practical systems. Papers are colicited which detail methods for reconstructing
images from partial information, for correcting image defects, or for
extracting/analyzing/interpreting practical images of biomedical interest.

This conference will also explore the rapidly developing field of
microscopy. Consideration will be given to the characteristics of the overall
system design, including the illuminating source, imaging optics and electronics
sensors as well as to digital methods for producing and displaying the resulting
3-D reconstruction. Recent innovations in microscopy are having a large impact
especially in the biological and medical fields. Because these microscopes are
now fully integral systems incorporating both optical and electronic elements,
it is hoped that the broad range of relevant topics being presented at this
symposium will serve to encourage interactions among instrumentation engineers,
computer image analysts and biological and medical researchers.

Papers are invited in the following and related areas:

Biomedical Image Processing
- Image reconstruction
- Image restoration and enhancement
- Feature enhancement and extraction in biomedical images
- Biomedical image analysis and interpretation
- Multi-dimensional biomedical image processing
- Motion analysis in biomedical images

3-Dimensional Microscopy
- Confocal Microscopy
- 3-D and time-resolved image acquisition systems
- Hybrid optical/electronic image processing systems
- 3-D image processing and analysis
- 3-D image reconstruction
- Spatio-temporal reconstruction of living cells and tissues
- Image visualization techniques for 3-D microscopy systems


Please send 4 copies of a 200-word abstract and a brief
biography by July 15, 1991 to:

SPIE/SPSE Technical Program Committee:
Electronic Imaging: Science and Technology 1992
P.O. Box 10, Bellingham, WA 98227-0010 USA
Shipping Address: 1000 20th St., Bellingham, WA 98225
Telephone: 206/676-3290 (Pacific Time); Telex 46-7053
Telefax: 206/647-1445; OPTO-LINK 206/733-2998

Please include the author(s) name(s), company name, complete address
and telephone/telex/telefax numbers (principal author first), and
clearly designate for which conference within symposium the abstract
is intended. For more information contact SPIE/SPSE or Conference
Chairs below.

Important dates:

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by mid-November.
Camera-ready abstact is due December 2, 1991
Manuscript is due January 13, 1992

Conference Chairs:

Dr. Carol J. Cogswell
Physical Optics Department
The University of Sydney
NSW Australia 2006

Dr. Dmitry B. Goldgof
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida 33620-5350
Internet: goldgof@sol.csee.usf.edu

Dr. Raj Acharya
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York 14260
Internet: acharya@eng.buffalo.edu