Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 2007
A critical element in the definition and evaluation of signal and image processing methods is the validity and accuracy of the underlying scene and acquisition chain modelling.
Depending on the application, noises, background and clutter effects, objects and targets fluctuations, propagation phenomena, must be understood, and often lead to difficult problems in the design of efficient processing methods.
The accuracy of the involved phenomena physical description, as well as its effective adaptation to a given processing technique becomes a challenge in many fields, like optics, acoustics, electromagnetisms, with applications in astronomy, biology, seismology, surveillance, etc... Adaptive techniques, which take into account possibly evolving information about the physics of the process and its environment, are for example promising.
The PSIP2007 conference will provide a detailed insight in this interaction between physics and signal and image processing, which will be presented in 20 mn conferences, poster sessions, as well as special topical sessions. Furthermore, invited lectures will be given on topics at the frontier between physics and signal and image processing.
This forum is an opportunity for specialists coming from different application fields and/or countries to meet and share their common interest in the suitability of physical models to information processing techniques, and is expected to generate ideas and innovations for further advances in the fast expanding domain of signal and image processing.