EI2019 Short Course Description

NEW SC09: Imaging Quality Testing: Developments for Mobile, Automotive & Machine Vision
Sunday 13 January • 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Course Length: 2 hours
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructors: Don Williams, Image Science Associates, and Peter Burns, Burns Digital Imaging
Fee*: Member: $185 / Non-member: $210 / Student: $65 
*after December 18, 2018, members / non-members prices increase by $50, student price increases by $20

This course extends our introductory course material by addressing emerging standards and methods for, e.g., automotive (ADAS) and machine-vision applications. We start by describing how and why imaging performance methods are being adapted and adopted. Most efforts rely on several ISO-defined methods, e.g., for color-encoding, image resolution, distortion, and noise. While several performance measurement protocols are similar, the image quality needs are different. For example, the EMVA 12288 standard for machine vision emphasizes detector signal and noise characteristics. However, the CPIQ and IEEE P2020 automotive imaging initiatives include attributes due to optical and video performance (e.g., distortion and motion artifacts). 

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the difference between imaging performance and image quality.
  • Describe why standard performance methods might differ with markets.
  • Identify challenges, and approaches for evaluating wide Field-of-View (FOV) cameras.
  • Quantify and mitigate sources of system variability, e.g., in multi-camera systems.
Intended Audience
Image scientists, quality engineers, and others evaluating digital camera and scanner performance. The previous introduction to current ISO methods for imaging performance testing (optical distortion, color-error, MTF, etc.) will be useful.

Don Williams, founder of Image Science Associates, was with Kodak Research Laboratories. His work focuses on quantitative signal and noise performance metrics for digital capture imaging devices and imaging fidelity issues. He co-leads the TC 42 standardization efforts on digital print and film scanner resolution (ISO 16067-1, ISO 16067-2), scanner dynamic range (ISO 21550), and is the editor for the second edition to digital camera resolution (ISO 12233).

Peter Burns is a consultant working in imaging system evaluation, modeling, and image processing. Previously he worked for Carestream Health, Xerox, and Eastman Kodak. A frequent instructor and speaker at technical conferences, he has contributed to several imaging standards. He has taught imaging courses at Kodak, SPIE, and IS&T technical conferences, and at the Center for Imaging Science, RIT.

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Important Dates
Call for Papers Announced 1 Mar 2018
Journal-first Submissions Due 30 Jun 2018
Abstract Submission Site Opens 1 May 2018
Review Abstracts Due (refer to For Authors page
 · Early Decision Ends 30 Jun 2018
· Regular Submission Ends 8 Sept 2018
· Extended Submission Ends 25 Sept 2018
 Final Manuscript Deadlines  
 · Fast Track Manuscripts Due 14 Nov 2018 
 · Final Manuscripts Due 1 Feb 2019 
Registration Opens 23 Oct 2018
Early Registration Ends 18 Dec 2018
Hotel Reservation Deadline 3 Jan 2019
Conference Begins 13 Jan 2019