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IMTA-5 20155th International Workshop on Image Mining. Theory and Applications (VISIGRAPP)
Chair(s): Igor Gurevich, Heinrich Niemann, Bernd Radig and Ovidio Salvetti

5th International Workshop on
Image Mining. Theory and Applications
 - IMTA-5 2015


Igor Gurevich
Federal Research Center "Computer Science and Control"of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Russian Federation
Heinrich Niemann
University of Erlangen-Nuernberg
Bernd Radig
Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Ovidio Salvetti
National Research Council of Italy - CNR

Automation of image mining is one of the most important strategic goals in image analysis, recognition and understanding both in scientific and technological aspects. The main subgoals are developing and applying of mathematical theory for constructing image models and representations allowable by efficient pattern recognition algorithms and for constructing standardized representation and selection of image analysis transforms. Automation of image-mining is possible by combined application of mathematical theory of image analysis/understanding/recognition and mathematical theory of pattern recognition.

Automation of image processing, analysis, estimating and understanding is one of the crucial points of theoretical computer science having decisive importance for applications, in particular, for diversification of solvable problem types and for increasing the efficiency of problem solving.

The role of an image as an analysis and estimation object is determined by its specific and inalienable informational properties. Image is a mixture and a combination of initial (raw, “real”) data and its representation means, of computational procedures and of the physical nature and of the models of objects, events and processes to be represented via an image.

The specificity, complexity and difficulties of image analysis and estimation (IAE) problems stem from necessity to achieve some balance between such highly contradictory factors as goals and tasks of a problem solving, the nature of visual perception, ways and means of an image acquisition, formation, representation, reproduction and rendering, and mathematical, computational and technological means allowable for the IAE.

The mathematical theory of image analysis is not finished and is passing through a developing stage. It appeared not so long ago that only intensive creating of comprehensive mathematical theory of image analysis and recognition (in addition to the mathematical theory of pattern recognition) could bring a real opportunity to solve efficiently application problems via extracting from images the information necessary for intellectual decision making. The transition to practical, reliable and efficient automation of image-mining is directly dependent on introducing and developing of mathematical means for IAE.

The participants will enjoy the opportunity to discuss a methodology, mathematical and computational techniques for automation of image mining on the base of mathematical theory for IAE. Another important task of the workshop is to discuss linguistic tools for image mining – image knowledge bases and image science ontologies – and to estimate the prospects of the algebraic approach in representation of image analysis knowledge in this environment. The interpretation of mathematical and linguistic techniques will be illustrated by application problems, mainly from biology and medicine, automation of scientific research, industrial applications and many other domains generating breakthrough and difficult application tasks.