Pyramidal Systems for Computer Vision

  • Virginio Cantoni
  • Stefano Levialdi
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Gerhard Fritsch
    Pages 41-58
  3. M. J. B. Duff
    Pages 59-73
  4. Quentin F. Stout
    Pages 75-89
  5. S. Castan
    Pages 91-108
  6. A. Merigot, P. Clermont, J. Mehat, F. Devos, B. Zavidovique
    Pages 109-124
  7. David H. Schaefer, Ping Ho
    Pages 125-131
  8. P. J. Burt, C. H. Anderson, J. O. Sinniger, G. van der Wal
    Pages 133-152
  9. Gaetano Gerardi
    Pages 153-163
  10. Shmuel Peleg, Orna Federbusch
    Pages 165-171
  11. Steven L. Tanimoto
    Pages 173-194
  12. Anthony P. Reeves
    Pages 195-213
  13. M. Ferretti
    Pages 247-260
  14. Azriel Rosenfeld
    Pages 261-271
  15. Bradley P. Kjell, Charles R. Dyer
    Pages 273-288
  16. Joachim Dengler
    Pages 289-297
  17. S. Levialdi
    Pages 311-327
  18. R. Bajcsy, S. Stansfield
    Pages 341-356
  19. Roberto Negrini, Renato Stefanelli
    Pages 373-392
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 393-394

About these proceedings


This book contains the proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop held in Maratea (Italy), May 5-9, 1986 on Pyramidal Systems for Image Processing and Computer Vision. We had 40 participants from 11 countries playing an active part in the workshop and all the leaders of groups that have produced a prototype pyramid machine or a design for such a machine were present. Within the wide field of parallel architectures for image processing a new area was recently born and is growing healthily: the area of pyramidally structured multiprocessing systems. Essentially, the processors are arranged in planes (from a base to an apex) each one of which is generally a reduced (usually by a power of two) version of the plane underneath: these processors are horizontally interconnected (within a plane) and vertically connected with "fathers" (on top planes) and "children" on the plane below. This arrangement has a number of interesting features, all of which were amply discussed in our Workshop including the cellular array and hypercube versions of pyramids. A number of projects (in different parts of the world) are reported as well as some interesting applications in computer vision, tactile systems and numerical calculations.


computer computer vision image processing processor

Editors and affiliations

  • Virginio Cantoni
    • 1
  • Stefano Levialdi
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto di Informatica e SistematicaPavia UniversityPaviaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di MatematicaRome UniversityRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-82942-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-82940-6
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