This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the
17th International Workshop on Combinatorial Image Analysis, IWCIA 2015, held
in Kolkata, India, in November 2015.
The 24 revised full papers and 2 invited papers presented
were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The workshop
provides theoretical foundations and methods for solving problems from various
areas of human practice. In contrast to traditional approaches to image
analysis which implement continuous models, float arithmetic and rounding,
combinatorial image analysis features discrete modelsusing integer arithmetic.
The developed algorithms are based on studying combinatorial properties of
classes of digital images, and often appear to be more efficient and accurate
than those based on continuous models.