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CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS - Microwave Image processing and Analysis Techniques ? An Application perspective

Friday 03 August 2012, 02:00pm
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MicrowaveImage processing and Analysis techniques – An Application perspective



Dr. S. Manikandan (Electronics and Radar DevelopmentEstablishment, Defense Research and Development Organization, INDIA)

Dr.V.R.Vijayakumar (Department of Electronics and CommunicationEngineering, Anna University of technology, Coimbatore, India)


Call for Chapters:

ProposalsSubmission Deadline: August 3, 2012

Chapter Submission Date: November 2, 2012

FinalSubmission Date: February 25, 2012


Image processing has been playing increasingly importantroles in remote sensing and medical applications. While the data from medicalimaging sensors and radar imaging sensors are in microwave image forms and thusmicrowave image processing and analysis has been used most often, imageanalysis can contribute significantly in extracting information from the radarimages and medical images. Emphasis is thus placed on the mathematicaltechniques which we believe will be less changed as compared to sensors,software and hardware technologies. Furthermore, the term “Microwave “is notlimited to the problems with data from medical sensors and radar sensors. Othersensors from airborne, space borne which acquire microwave images are alsoconsidered. Thus another unique feature of the book is the coverage of abroader scope of the medical image and remotely sensed microwave imageinformation processing problem than any other book in the area. We believe thatit is important for scientist and engineers who apply medical imaging andremote sensing techniques in their discipline to have a more knowledgeableperspective on image processing and analysis, without however an overdueemphasis on the theory and mathematical formulations that may be involved. This edition is areflection of the significant progress that has been made in this field in justthe past decade. 


Objective of the Book

This book mainly spotlights on the microwave Image Processingand analysis techniques for the applications in remote sensing and medicalengineering fields. It is proposed to be completely self-contained and willstrongly illustrate the introduction to basic concepts and methodologies for microwaveimage processing which can be truly suitable for graduate students andresearchers in almost any technical discipline. It also focuses on contemporarydevelopments in all mainstream areas of microwave image processing--e.g., imagefundamentals, image enhancement in the spatial and frequency domains,restoration, color image processing, wavelets, image compression, morphology,segmentation, image description, and the fundamentals of object recognition. Ithelps readers develop the insight required to use the tools of digital imagingto solve new problems.  It further discusses microwave digital imagingsystems performance and pattern recognition concepts exclusively. This bookadvances in broad scope of application with the following objectives: 

•To understand the fundamental concepts, problems, and solutiontechniques in computer vision, including microwave image formation, featureextraction and segmentation.

•To apply computer vision techniques to solve common problems inresearch and industrial applications, such as image transformations,inspection, and recognition for medical and remote sensing applications.

•To learn the use of microwave image processing and imageunderstanding software tools.


Target Audience

This book attempts to present the advances and applications inthe area of microwave image processing and analysis techniques and aims atundergraduate and postgraduate computer science and electronic & electricalengineering students, teachers, professional engineers and researchers,interested in R&D in the fields of pattern recognition, computer vision,machine learning, artificial intelligence, medical image processing, remotesensing,  meteorological predictions,robotics, environment planning, finger prints processing, forensicinvestigation and sophisticated defense applications.


Recommended topics include, but are notlimited to, the following:

Applications of microwave image processing based on

-Microwave Image representation and description  

-Microwave Image localization 

-Microwave Image Restoration, filtering

-application of Wavelet processing in microwave images

-Microwave Image transformation

-Edge detection in microwave images 

-Segmentation in microwave images

-Feature Extraction, retrievals


-Recognition in microwave images

-Tracking in microwave image sequences

And Case studies of the same.


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on orbefore August 3, 2012, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearlyexplaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors ofaccepted proposals will be notified by September 1, 2012 aboutthe status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters areexpected to be submitted by November 2, 2012.  All submitted chapterswill be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also berequested to serve as reviewers for this project. 



This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerlyIdea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerlyIdea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “BusinessScience Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. Foradditional information regarding the publisher, please visitwww.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2013.



Important Dates (tentatively)

August 3, 2012:                   Proposal Submission Deadline

September 1, 2012:           Notificationof Acceptance

November 2, 2012:            FullChapter Submission

December 31, 2012:          Review Results Returned

February 25, 2013:             Final Chapter Submission



Inquiries and submissions can be forwardedelectronically (Word document):


Dr. S. Manikandan, M.E, Ph.D.,

Electronicsand Radar Development Establishment,

DefenseResearch and Development Organization,

Bangalore,INDIA - 560093 

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Dr.V.R.Vijaykumar, M.E, Ph.D.,

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering,

Anna University of technology – Coimbatore,

Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India

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