CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS - Microwave Image processing and Analysis Techniques – An Application perspective

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Dr.S.Manikandan (Defense Research and Development Organisation, India)
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Microwave Image processing and Analysis techniques – An Application perspective

Dr. S. Manikandan (Electronics and Radar Development Establishment, Defense Research and Development Organization, INDIA)
Dr.V.R.Vijayakumar (Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Anna University of technology, Coimbatore, India)

Call for Chapters:
Proposals Submission Deadline: August 3, 2012
Chapter Submission Date: November 2, 2012
Final Submission Date: February 25, 2012

Image processing has been playing increasingly important roles in remote sensing and medical applications. While the data from medical imaging sensors and radar imaging sensors are in microwave image forms and thus microwave image processing and analysis has been used most often, image analysis can contribute significantly in extracting information from the radar images and medical images. Emphasis is thus placed on the mathematical techniques which we believe will be less changed as compared to sensors, software and hardware technologies. Furthermore, the term "Microwave "is not limited to the problems with data from medical sensors and radar sensors. Other sensors from airborne, space borne which acquire microwave images are also considered. Thus another unique feature of the book is the coverage of a broader scope of the medical image and remotely sensed microwave image information processing problem than any other book in the area. We believe that it is important for scientist and engineers who apply medical imaging and remote sensing techniques in their discipline to have a more knowledgeable perspective on image processing and analysis, without however an overdue emphasis on the theory and mathematical formulations that may be involved. This edition is a reflection of the significant progress that has been made in this field in just the past decade.

Objective of the Book
This book mainly spotlights on the microwave Image Processing and analysis techniques for the applications in remote sensing and medical engineering fields. It is proposed to be completely self-contained and will strongly illustrate the introduction to basic concepts and methodologies for microwave image processing which can be truly suitable for graduate students and researchers in almost any technical discipline. It also focuses on contemporary developments in all mainstream areas of microwave image processing--e.g., image fundamentals, image enhancement in the spatial and frequency domains, restoration, color image processing, wavelets, image compression, morphology, segmentation, image description, and the fundamentals of object recognition. It helps readers develop the insight required to use the tools of digital imaging to solve new problems. It further discusses microwave digital imaging systems performance and pattern recognition concepts exclusively. This book advances in broad scope of application with the following objectives:
•To understand the fundamental concepts, problems, and solution techniques in computer vision, including microwave image formation, feature extraction and segmentation.
•To apply computer vision techniques to solve common problems in research and industrial applications, such as image transformations, inspection, and recognition for medical and remote sensing applications.
•To learn the use of microwave image processing and image understanding software tools.

Target Audience
This book attempts to present the advances and applications in the area of microwave image processing and analysis techniques and aims at undergraduate and postgraduate computer science and electronic & electrical engineering students, teachers, professional engineers and researchers, interested in R&D in the fields of pattern recognition, computer vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, medical image processing, remote sensing, meteorological predictions, robotics, environment planning, finger prints processing, forensic investigation and sophisticated defense applications.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Applications of microwave image processing based on
-Microwave Image representation and description
-Microwave Image localization
-Microwave Image Restoration, filtering
-application of Wavelet processing in microwave images
-Microwave Image transformation
-Edge detection in microwave images
-Segmentation in microwave images
-Feature Extraction, retrievals
-Recognition in microwave images
-Tracking in microwave image sequences
And Case studies of the same.

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 3, 2012, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by September 1, 2012 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November 2, 2012. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2013.

Important Dates (tentatively)
August 3, 2012: Proposal Submission Deadline
September 1, 2012: Notification of Acceptance
November 2, 2012: Full Chapter Submission
December 31, 2012: Review Results Returned
February 25, 2013: Final Chapter Submission

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document):

Dr. S. Manikandan, M.E, Ph.D.,
Electronics and Radar Development Establishment,
Defense Research and Development Organization,
Bangalore, INDIA - 560093

Dr.V.R.Vijaykumar, M.E, Ph.D.,
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering,
Anna University of technology – Coimbatore,
Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India