SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging Special Section Calls for Papers

We are pleased to inform you about the upcoming Special Section on “Retinex at 50,” which will be published in the Journal of Electronic Imaging.

Retinex is the famous theory proposed by Edwin Land and John McCann to model human color vision. The original Retinex algorithm, based on color perception experiments, aimed at building a computational model of color sensation that proved to be highly influential in the broad vision science community, from psychophysics to neuroscience. Remarkably, the Retinex algorithm and variants of it have also shown great success on a number of applied problems in the context of image processing and computer vision, such as color constancy, contrast enhancement, and tone mapping of high dynamic range images, to name just a few.

This special section represents the natural extension of a dedicated workshop that took place at Electronic Imaging 2016 called “Retinex at 50,” commemorating more than 50 years of fruitful research, and now the present call is addressed to all the scholars who want to publish their recent works on the topic. The aim is that the resulting celebrative collection of papers provides the reader with a comprehensive look at the Retinex theory of color vision, collecting its recent and revisited formulations and applications.

All Retinex-related submissions are encouraged, and this special section is open to everyone. We intend the scope of this special section to be as broad as Retinex itself: from vision models to methods for image enhancement; from predicting optical illusions to performing on-camera image processing; from computational neuroscience models to color correction applications for computer vision.

Guest Editors:

Alessandro Rizzi
Università degli Studi di Milano
Dipartimento di Informatica
Via Comelico 39/41
20135 Milan, Italy
E-mail: alessandro.rizzi@unimi.it

John J. McCann
McCann Imaging
30 Spy Pond Parkway
Arlington, Massachusetts 02474, United States
E-mail: mccanns@tiac.net

Marcelo Bertalmío
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Information and Communication Technologies
Carrer de Roc Boronat 138
08018 Barcelona, Spain
E-mail: marcelo.bertalmio@upf.edu

Gabriele Gianini
Universita degli Studi di Milano, Polo di Crema
Dipartimento di Informatica
Via Bramante 65
26013 Crema CR, Italy
E-mail: gabriele.gianini@unimi.it