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<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Special session on <b>Contrast and its Role in Image and Video Quality Assessment</b> at the 8</span><sup><span style="font-size:8.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">th</span></sup><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">
 European Workshop on Visual Information Processing (EUVIP 2019), 28-31 October 2019, Roma, Italy</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Conference site:
</span><a href="http://euvip2019.uniroma3.it/index.html"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1155CC">http://euvip2019.uniroma3.it/index.html</span></a><o:p></o:p></p>
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<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Special Session Site:
</span><a href="http://euvip2019.uniroma3.it/spsess.html"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1155CC">http://euvip2019.uniroma3.it/spsess.html</span></a><o:p></o:p></p>
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<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">When  studying  the  human  visual  system  one  of  the  most  important  topic  is  contrast  and  how it  should  be  considered  when  it  comes  to  its  use  in  image  processing.  
 Over  the  years  different studies have tried to address topics such as contrast evaluation, contrast enhancement, and contrast modeling. While achromatic contrast sensitivity has been studied in detail little attention has been paid on chromatic contrast
 sensitivity.  This special session aims to provide a platform for showcasing the theoretical and applied research advancements in this field of study.  We aim to explore recent methods,  challenges,  and possible opportunities in this research domain.  The
 topic of contrast and its effect on image and video quality is of special interest in fields such as medical imaging, video surveillance, remote sensing, underwater imaging, image forensics, intelligent transport systems, digital cinema, visual cultural heritage
 data, among others.  While a large number of studies have focused on evaluating the quality of images and videos the same attention has been paid to the role of different properties such as contrast affecting the quality.  </span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Topics of interest include but are not limited to:</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Contrast enhancement evaluation<o:p></o:p></span></li><li style="color:black;margin-top:10.0pt;margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;vertical-align:baseline">
<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Image/video quality assessment of contrast enhanced images/videos<o:p></o:p></span></li><li style="color:black;margin-top:10.0pt;margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;vertical-align:baseline">
<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Contrast enhancement evaluation of stereoscopic image/video<o:p></o:p></span></li><li style="color:black;margin-top:10.0pt;margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;vertical-align:baseline">
<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Contrast in perception; Achromatic and chromatic contrast sensitivity function, contrast masking, etc.  <o:p></o:p></span></li><li style="color:black;margin-top:10.0pt;margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;vertical-align:baseline">
<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Databases dedicated to quality enhancement evaluation with regards to contrast<o:p></o:p></span></li><li style="color:black;margin-top:10.0pt;margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;vertical-align:baseline">
<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Contrast enhancement evaluation in the different applications such as medical imaging,  video surveillance, remote sensing, underwater imaging, image forensics, intelligent transport systems, digital
 cinema and cultural heritage.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li style="color:black;margin-top:10.0pt;margin-bottom:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;vertical-align:baseline">
<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Other related works on contrast.<o:p></o:p></span></li></ul>
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<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Original and unpublished work is invited to be submitted to the special session.
</span><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#212529;background:white">The papers should be submitted through the regular submission system and will undergo the same review process as regular papers. More information about the paper
 submission guidelines can be found at: </span><a href="http://euvip2019.uniroma3.it/papersubm.html"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1155CC;background:white">http://euvip2019.uniroma3.it/papersubm.html</span></a><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">
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<b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Important dates:
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<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#212529">Full Paper Submission:
<span class="apple-tab-span">        </span>June 30</span><sup><span style="font-size:8.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#212529">th</span></sup><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#212529"> 2019</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#212529">Notification of Acceptance:
<span class="apple-tab-span">   </span>September 1</span><sup><span style="font-size:8.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#212529">st</span></sup><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#212529"> 2019</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#212529">Camera Ready Deadline:
<span class="apple-tab-span">     </span>September 22</span><sup><span style="font-size:8.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#212529">nd</span></sup><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#212529"> 2019</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#212529">Conference:
<span class="apple-tab-span">                           </span>October 28</span><sup><span style="font-size:8.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#212529">th</span></sup><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#212529">-31</span><sup><span style="font-size:8.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#212529">st</span></sup><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#212529">
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<b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#212529">Organizers:
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<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Dr. Seyed Ali Amirshahi, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (</span><a href="mailto:s.ali.amirshahi@ntnu.no"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1155CC">s.ali.amirshahi@ntnu.no</span></a><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">)
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<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">Professor Marius Pedersen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (</span><a href="mailto:marius.pedersen@ntnu.no"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1155CC">marius.pedersen@ntnu.no</span></a><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">)
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