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Hardware implementation of machine vision systems

The objective of this special issue is to bring together state-of-the-art research contributions as well as review articles that address recent developments in the hardware implementation of machine vision systems. Original papers describing completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal, magazine, or conference are solicited.

Edited by: Guillermo Botella Juan, Carlos Garcia and Uwe Meyer-Baese

  1. Research

    Automated analysis of non-mass-enhancing lesions in breast MRI based on morphological, kinetic, and spatio-temporal moments and joint segmentation-motion compensation technique

    Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) represents an established method for the detection and diagnosis of breast lesions. While mass-like enhancing lesions can be easily categorized ac...

    Sebastian Hoffmann, Jamie D Shutler, Marc Lobbes, Bernhard Burgeth and Anke Meyer-Bäse

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2013 2013:172

    Published on: 15 November 2013

  2. Research

    Computer-aided diagnosis for diagnostically challenging breast lesions in DCE-MRI based on image registration and integration of morphologic and dynamic characteristics

    Diagnostically challenging lesions comprise both foci (small lesions) and non-mass-like enhancing lesions and pose a challenge to current computer-aided diagnosis systems. Motion-based artifacts lead in dynami...

    Felix Retter, Claudia Plant, Bernhard Burgeth, Guillermo Botella, Thomas Schlossbauer and Anke Meyer-Bäse

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2013 2013:157

    Published on: 17 October 2013

  3. Research

    Parallel embedded processor architecture for FPGA-based image processing using parallel software skeletons

    Today, the problem of designing suitable multiprocessor architecture tailored for a target application field raises the need for a fast and efficient multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSoC) design environment. A...

    Hanen Chenini, Jean Pierre Dérutin, Romuald Aufrère and Roland Chapuis

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2013 2013:153

    Published on: 1 October 2013

  4. Editorial

    Hardware implementation of machine vision systems: image and video processing

    This contribution focuses on different topics covered by the special issue titled ‘Hardware Implementation of Machine vision Systems’ including FPGAs, GPUS, embedded systems, multicore implementations for imag...

    Guillermo Botella, Carlos García and Uwe Meyer-Bäse

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2013 2013:152

    Published on: 27 September 2013

  5. Research

    MPCM: a hardware coder for super slow motion video sequences

    In the last decade, the improvements in VLSI levels and image sensor technologies have led to a frenetic rush to provide image sensors with higher resolutions and faster frame rates. As a result, video devices...

    Estefanía Alcocer, Otoniel López-Granado, Roberto Gutierrez and Manuel P Malumbres

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2013 2013:142

    Published on: 27 August 2013

  6. Research

    Enhancing LTW image encoder with perceptual coding and GPU-optimized 2D-DWT transform

    When optimizing a wavelet image coder, the two main targets are to (1) improve its rate-distortion (R/D) performance and (2) reduce the coding times. In general, the encoding engine is mainly responsible for a...

    Miguel O Martínez-Rach, Otoniel López-Granado, Vicente Galiano, Hector Migallón, Jesús Llor and Manuel P Malumbres

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2013 2013:141

    Published on: 23 August 2013

  7. Research

    A reconfigurable real-time morphological system for augmented vision

    There is a significant number of visually impaired individuals who suffer sensitivity loss to high spatial frequencies, for whom current optical devices are limited in degree of visual aid and practical applic...

    Ryan M Gibson, Ali Ahmadinia, Scott G McMeekin, Niall C Strang and Gordon Morison

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2013 2013:134

    Published on: 2 August 2013

  8. Research

    Acceleration of block-matching algorithms using a custom instruction-based paradigm on a Nios II microprocessor

    This contribution focuses on the optimization of matching-based motion estimation algorithms widely used for video coding standards using an Altera custom instruction-based paradigm and a combination of synchr...

    Diego González, Guillermo Botella, Carlos García, Manuel Prieto and Francisco Tirado

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2013 2013:118

    Published on: 16 June 2013

  9. Research

    Exploring super-resolution implementations across multiple platforms

    The performance of many applications, such as video streaming, webcam conferencing, and aerial surveillance, all greatly depend on video quality. A major issue with higher quality video is that either more dat...

    Brian Leung and Seda Ogrenci Memik

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2013 2013:116

    Published on: 5 June 2013

  10. Research

    FIR filter optimization for video processing on FPGAs

    Two-dimensional finite impulse response (FIR) filters are an important component in many image and video processing systems. The processing of complex video applications in real time requires high computationa...

    Martin Kumm, Diana Fanghänel, Konrad Möller, Peter Zipf and Uwe Meyer-Baese

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2013 2013:111

    Published on: 25 May 2013

  11. Research

    Robust motion estimation on a low-power multi-core DSP

    This paper addresses the efficient implementation of a robust gradient-based optical flow model in a low-power platform based on a multi-core digital signal processor (DSP). The aim of this work was to carry o...

    Francisco D. Igual, Guillermo Botella, Carlos García, Manuel Prieto and Francisco Tirado

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2013 2013:99

    Published on: 10 May 2013

  12. Research

    Modeling of a method of parallel hierarchical transformation for fast recognition of dynamic images

    Principles necessary to develop a method and computational facilities for the parallel hierarchical transformation based on high-performance GPUs are discussed in the paper. Mathematic models of the parallel h...

    Leonid I. Timchenko, Nataliya I. Kokryatskaya and Viktoriya V. Shpakovych

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2013 2013:87

    Published on: 25 April 2013

  13. Research

    Performance versus energy consumption of hyperspectral unmixing algorithms on multi-core platforms

    Hyperspectral imaging is a growing area in remote sensing in which an imaging spectrometer collects hundreds of images (at different wavelength channels) for the same area on the surface of the Earth. Hyperspe...

    Alfredo Remón, Sergio Sánchez, Sergio Bernabé, Enrique S Quintana-Ortí and Antonio Plaza

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2013 2013:68

    Published on: 2 April 2013

  14. Research

    Adapting hierarchical bidirectional inter prediction on a GPU-based platform for 2D and 3D H.264 video coding

    The H.264/AVC video coding standard introduces some improved tools in order to increase compression efficiency. Moreover, the multi-view extension of H.264/AVC, called H.264/MVC, adopts many of them. Among the...

    Rafael Rodríguez-Sánchez, José Luis Martínez, Jan De Cock, Gerardo Fernández–Escribano, Bart Pieters, José L Sánchez, José M Claver and Rik Van de Walle

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2013 2013:67

    Published on: 2 April 2013

  15. Research

    GPU-based 3D lower tree wavelet video encoder

    The 3D-DWT is a mathematical tool of increasing importance in those applications that require an efficient processing of huge amounts of volumetric info. Other applications like professional video editing, vid...

    Vicente Galiano, Otoniel López-Granado, Manuel P Malumbres, Leroy Anthony Drummond and Hector Migallón

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2013 2013:24

    Published on: 19 February 2013

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