Computer Vision and Image Analysis of Art III

Conference Keywords: Computer Image Analysis of Art, Paintings, Prints, Drawings: multi-spectral imaging, computer vision, fractal analysis; Cultural Heritage and Conservation Applications: perspective analysis, color analysis, lighting analysis, brush stroke analysis, artist identification, forgery detection, and pattern recognition

CVAA III Call for Papers Deferred for EI 2020

Conference Overview

This conference on computer image analysis in the study of the art will present leading research in the application of image analysis, computer vision and pattern recognition to problems of interest to art historians, curators and conservators.

A number of recent questions and controversies have highlighted the value of rigorous image analysis in the service of the analysis of art, particularly painting, for example: the fractal image analysis for the authentication of drip paintings possibly by Jackson Pollock; sophisticated perspective, shading and form analysis to address claims that early Renaissance masters such as Jan van Eyck or Baroque masters such as Georges de la Tour traced optically projected images; automatic multi-scale analysis of brushstrokes for the attribution of portraits within a painting by Perugino; and multi-spectral, x-ray and infra-red scanning and image analysis of the Mona Lisa to reveal the painting techniques of Leonardo. The value of image analysis to these and other questions strongly suggests that current and future computer methods will play an ever larger role in the scholarship of visual arts.

The conference chair and program committee invite high-quality submissions of papers discussing new results in the following and related topics: image analysis of perspective, brushstrokes, form color and multi-spectral images for attribution and dating; color modeling and manipulation for predicting the effects of conservation treatments; image de-warping to reveal undistorted images from anamorphic art or depictions of reflections incurved mirrors. This conference will focus on analysis, rather than on image acquisition or digital archiving of artistic works. A key goal of this conference is to foster dialog and collaboration between image scientists and humanists; as such, interdisciplinary teams of authors (scientists and art specialists) are especially encouraged to submit papers.

Papers will be judged on the quality of the research methodology, the rigor of the analysis of the algorithms, the novelty and anticipated usefulness of the approaches, the clarity of the scholarly presentation, and most importantly the relevance of the work to our understanding of visual arts such as prints and paintings, in both realist and abstract vernaculars.

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Important Dates
Call for Papers Announced 1 April 2019
Journal-first Submissions Due 15 Jul 2019
Abstract Submission Site Opens 1 May 2019
Review Abstracts Due (refer to For Authors page
· Early Decision Ends 15 Jul 2019
· Regular Submission Ends 30 Sept 2019
· Extended Submission Ends 14 Oct 2019
 Final Manuscript Deadlines  
 · Manuscripts for Fast Track 25 Nov 2019
 · All Manuscripts 10 Feb 2020
Registration Opens 5 Nov 2019
Early Registration Ends 7 Jan 2019
Hotel Reservation Deadline 6  Jan 2020
Conference Begins 26 Jan 2020

Conference Chairs
David G. Stork, Ricoh Innovations and Stanford University (United States); Ella Hendriks, University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands);

Program Committee
Ahmed Elgamal, Rutgers University (United States); Nica Gutman Rieppi, Art Analysis and Research, LLC (United States); Emily L. Spratt, Princeton University (United States); Christopher W. Tyler,  Smith Kettlewell Eye Institute (United States)