BMVC2024 Workshop

DIFA: Deep Learning-based Image Fusion and Its Applications

27th or 28th November, 2024, Glasgow, UK

1University of Exeter 2University of Sheffield 3Queen's University Belfast 4Imperial College London

Introduction

Image fusion has been a subject of study for over 30 years. The field experienced a significant milestone in around 2017 with the introduction of deep learning techniques. Since then, deep learning-based image fusion has attracted significant attention, leading to substantial progress in algorithms, datasets, and benchmarks. Furthermore, image fusion has demonstrated its utility across a wide range of applications, including object tracking, object detection, medical image processing, robotics, autonomous driving, scene segmentation, pedestrian and cyclist detection, salient object detection, power facility inspection, surveillance, face recognition, crowd counting, vital sign measurement, motion estimation and crack detection in civil infrastructure. This workshop provides a opportunity to gather researchers from the image fusion community, allowing them to review the current technological trends in image fusion and its applications, as well as discuss its future developments. This workshop also provides an opportunity for researchers in other fields to find out how they can benefit from image fusion technologies.

Call for papers

The workshop will cover (but is not limited to) the following topics:

1. Different image fusion tasks
  • Visible and infrared image fusion, multi-focus image fusion, multi-exposure image fusion, medical image fusion, remote sensing image fusion, multimodal image fusion, general image fusion, and other types of image fusion.
2. Deep learning methods for image fusion
  • CNN-based methods, GAN-based methods, autoencoder-based methods, transformer-based methods, diffusion model-based methods, application-driven image fusion methods, image registration methods for image fusion, etc.
3. Dataset and performance evaluation
  • Image fusion datasets, image fusion evaluation metrics, image fusion evaluation methods, image fusion benchmarks
4. Image fusion applications
  • Object tracking, object detection, scene segmentation, robotics, etc.
5. Fusion of images with other modalities
  • Image + tactile data, image + Lidar data, etc.

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Important dates

  • Submission deadline: July 26th 2024, 23:59 (UK time)
  • Notification of acceptance: August 16th, 2024
  • Camera-ready submission: September 16th, 2024

Paper submission

Tentative Program

  • 08:00 - 08:15 Opening Remarks
  • 08:15 - 09:40 Keynotes
  • 09:45 - 10:00 Break
  • 10:00 - 11:15 Contributed talks
  • 11:15 - 11:50 Break and post section
  • 11:50 - 11:55 Best paper award announcement
  • 11:55 - 12:00 Closing Remarks

Contact

  • To contact the organizers please use x.zhang12@exeter.ac.uk