Keynote Speakers


Prof. Wolfgang Osten,
University of Stuttgart, Germany

About Prof. Wolfgang Osten: he received the MSc/Diploma in Physics from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in 1979. From 1979 to 1984 he was a member of the Institute of Mechanics in Berlin working in the field of experimental stress analysis and optical metrology. In 1983 he received the PhD degree from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg for his thesis in the field of holographic interferometry. From 1984 to 1991 he was employed at the Central Institute of Cybernetics and Information Processes ZKI in Berlin making investigations in digital image processing and computer vision. Between 1988 and 1991 he was heading the Institute for Digital Image Processing at the ZKI. In 1991 he joined the Bremen Institute of Applied Beam Technology (BIAS) to establish and to direct the Department Optical 3D-Metrology till 2002. Since September 2002 he has been a full professor at the University of Stuttgart and director of the Institute for Applied Optics. From 2006 till 2010 he was the vice rector for research and technology transfer of the Stuttgart University where he is currently the vice chair of the university council. His research work is focused on new concepts for industrial inspection and metrology by combining modern principles of optical metrology, sensor technology and image processing. Special attention is directed to the development of resolution enhanced technologies for the investigation of micro and nano structures.

Prof. Alexander Reiterer,
 FhG-IPM Freiburg, Germany

Education: 1994-2001: Studies of Geodesy with specialization in Engineering Geodesy at the Vienna University of Technology, graduation as a Diplomingenieur.
2001-2004: Doctoral Student at the Vienna University of Technology, promotion as a Doctor of Technical Science (Ph.D). 2013: Habilitation in “Applied Geodesy” at Technical University of Munich.
Professional Experience: 2001-2004: Research Member, Department of Applied and Engineering Geodesy, Vienna University of Technology, Austria. Since 2004: University Assistant at the Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics, Research Group of Engineering Geodesy, Vienna University of Technology, Austria. 2006: Guest Researcher at the Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry -ETH Zurich, Switzerland. 2008: Guest Researcher at the Department of Geomatics Engineering - University of Calgary, Canada. Since 2012 Head of Research Group “Mobile Terrestrial Scanning MTS” at Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques. Since 2016 Head of Department “Object and Shape Detection OF” at Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques. Since 2017 W3-Professor, Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering, University Freiburg, Germany
Honours and Awards: 2019: Joseph-von-Fraunhofer Award for outstanding research. 2011: Fellow of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG). 2010: Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. 2009: Best Education Award (Vienna University of Technology). 2006: Karl Rinner Award, Austrian Geodetic Commission.



Plenary Speakers


Prof. K.J. Batenburg,
 Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands

Joost Batenburg published more than 80 journal articles and more than 60 conference papers in the field of tomographic image processing and reconstruction. From 2013 till 2017 he chaired the EU COST Action EXTREMA on advanced X-ray tomography. He pioneered the field of discrete tomography, developing the first large-scale reconstruction methods. His current research focuses on creating a real-time tomography pipeline, funded by an NWO Vici grant. He is responsible for the FleX-Ray lab, where a custom-designed CT system is linked to advanced data processing and reconstruction algorithms.

Professional activities:
Professor: Universiteit Leiden
Chair: International Association for Pattern Recognition - [IAPR] - Technical Committee on Discrete Geometry
Editor: Associate Editor of Image Processing Online (IPOL)
Editor: Associate Editor of Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision (Springer)
Editor: Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging

Prof. Petia Radeva
University of Barcelona, Spain

About Prof. Petia Radeva: she completed her undergraduate study on Applied Mathematics at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1989. In 1996, she received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Vision at UAB. In 2007, she moved as Tenured Associate professor at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Department of Mathematics and Informatics, where from 2009 to 2013 she was Director of Computer Science Undergraduate Studies. Petia Radeva is Head of the Consolidated Group Computer Vision at the University of Barcelona (CVUB) at UB (www.ub.edu/cvub) and Head of the Medical Imaging Laboratory of Computer Vision Center (www.cvc.uab.es). Petia Radeva’s research interests are on Development of learning-based approaches (specially, deep learning) for computer vision, and their application to health. Currently, she is involved on projects that study the application of wearable cameras and life-logging, to extract visual diary of individuals to be used for memory reinforcement of patients with mental diseases (e.g. Mild cognitive impairment). Moreover, she is exploring how to extract semantically meaningful events that characterize lifestyle and healthy habits of people from egocentric data. She is associate editor of Pattern Recognition journal and International Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation. She obtained the ICREA award from the Catalonian Government for her scientific merits in 2014, the international award “Aurora Pons Porrata” from CIARP in 2016 and the Prize “Antonio Caparrós” for the best technology transfer project of 2013.





Prof. Alexander Bernstein,
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia Federation

Professor Alexander Bernstein is a Principal Research Scientist in Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering. Prof. Bernstein started his career at the Research Institute of Automatic Equipment in 1969, where he was developing mathematical models and algorithms for computer networks. At the same time, he was engaged in mathematical statistics. For research in this field, he received the Candidate of Sciences Degree in Math from Steklov Mathematical Institute of USSR Academy of Sciences in 1973 and the Doctor of Sciences degree in Math in 1987 from the Department of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics of Moscow State University In the year of 1991, the Higher Attestation Commission awarded Alexander with the academic rank of Professor in the field of Intelligent Technologies and Systems. In 2002, Alexander joined the Software Engineering Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences to lead the projects in developing data analysis and applied mathematics software. Prior to joining Skoltech, Alexander held the positions of Chief Researcher at the Institute for System Analysis RAS and Lead Scientist in the Data Analysis Research Lab at the Institute for Information Transmission Problems RAS. At the same time, he had part-time full professor positions at National Research University Higher School of Economics and Moscow Institute of Physics and technology.

Prof. Dorra Sellami
Sfax University, Tunisia

Doctor Dorra Sellami was born in 1969 in Sfax-Tunisia. She obtained her electrical engineering diploma from Sfax University, National Engineering of Sfax in 1994, and got awarded the price of the president of Tunisia. At 1995, she received the DEA in electronics and signal processing from university Bordeaux I at IMS Laboratory. She received her PhD at 1998 from the same university Bordeaux 1. From 2006 and until currently, she is Professor at Sfax University, National Engineering School. Her researches include image and signal analysis, characterization, selection and interpretation. Her interests include medical imaging, biometry identification, hidden biometry, neural networks and neurofuzzy based modeling of image processing, deep learning, ontology based decision making and possibility theory for information modeling. She is responsible of the research group CIELS (Computer, Imaging and ELectronic Systems) at the CEM Lab (Computer and Energy management). Teaching courses: image processing, advanced signal processing, pattern recognition, medical imaging, .. She presides many recruitment commissions in the High research and teaching ministry of Tunisia. She is author and co-author of hundreds of papers. She supervised about twenty PhD students. She was general chairs of many IEEE conferences in her domain, held in Tunisia.

Invite Speakers


Prof. Johan Debayle
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines, Saint-Etienne, France

About Prof. Johan Debayle: he received his M.Sc., Ph.D. and Habilitation degrees in the field of image processing and analysis, in 2002, 2005 and 2012 respectively. Currently, he is a Full Professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne (ENSM-SE) in France, within the SPIN Center and the LGF Laboratory, UMR CNRS 5307, where he leads the PMDM Department interested in image analysis of granular media. In 2015, he was a Visiting Researcher for 3 months at the ITWM Fraunhofer / University of Kaisersleutern in Germany. In 2017 and 2019, he was invited as Guest Lecturer at the University Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He was also Invited Professor at the University of Puebla in Mexico in 2018 and 2019. He is the Head of the Master of Science in Mathematical Imaging and Spatial Pattern Analysis (MISPA) at the ENSM-SE.
His research interests include image processing and analysis, pattern recognition and stochastic geometry. He published more than 120 international papers in international journals and conference proceedings and served as Program committee member in several international conferences (IEEE ICIP, MICCAI, ICIAR…). He has been invited to give a keynote talk in several international conferences (SPIE ICMV, IEEE ISIVC, SPIE-IS&T EI, SPIE DCS…)
He is Associate Editor for 3 international journals: Pattern Analysis and Applications (Springer), Journal of Electronic Imaging (SPIE) and Image Analysis and Stereology (ISSIA).
He is a member of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), International Society for Stereology and Image Analysis (ISSIA) and Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Prof. Brian W. Surgenor
 Queen’s University, Canada

Prof. Surgenor's early research interest was in the area of pneumatic servosystems. Exposure to automation problems in manufacturing led to an applied research interest in the area of intelligent algorithms for machine vision systems. A developing interest is in the area of vision systems for off-road autonomous vehicles. Prof. Surgenor is also active in the field of mechatronic system design education.


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