[Comp-neuro] Frontiers Computational Neuroscience call for papers

Antonio Rodriguez-Sanchez antonioj.rodriguezsanchez at gmail.com
Wed Oct 30 15:54:41 CET 2013

Frontiers call for papers


Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, special issue on "Hierarchical
object representations in the visual cortex and computer vision"

Over the past 40 years, neurobiology and computational neuroscience has
proved that deeper understanding of visual processes in humans and
non-human primates can lead to important advancements in computational
perception theories and systems. One of the main difficulties that arises
when designing automatic vision systems is developing a mechanism that can
recognize - or simply find - an object when faced with all the possible
variations that may occur in a natural scene, with the ease of the primate
visual system. The area of the brain in primates that is dedicated at
analyzing visual information is the visual cortex. The visual cortex
performs a wide variety of complex tasks by means of simple operations.
These seemingly simple operations are applied to several layers of neurons
organized into a hierarchy, the layers representing increasingly complex,
abstract intermediate processing stages.

In this special issue we propose to bring together current efforts in
neurophysiology and computer vision in order 1) To understand how the
visual cortex encodes an object from a starting point where neurons respond
to lines, bars or edges to the representation of an object at the top of
the hierarchy that is invariant to illumination, size, location, viewpoint,
rotation and robust to occlusions and clutter; and 2) How the design of
automatic vision systems benefit from that knowledge to get closer to human
accuracy, efficiency and robustness to variations.

All articles become freely available upon publication and benefit from the
unique marketing tools developed by Frontiers. As is the standard for Gold
open-access journals, articles submitted to a research topic will be
subject to a publishing fee <http://goo.gl/nfGsRX>.

Abstract submssion deadline: Dec, 2nd 2013

Full paper submission deadline: Apr 1st 2014

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