About these proceedings
Welcome to the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Scale-Space and PDE Methods in Computer Vision. The scale-space concept was introduced by Iijima more than 40 years ago and became popular later on through the works of Witkin and Koenderink. It is at the junction of three major schools of thought in image processing and computer vision: the design of ?lters, axiomatic approaches based on partial di?erential equations (PDEs), and variational methods for image regularization. Scale-space ideas belong to the mathematically best-understood approaches in image analysis. They have entered numerous successful applications in medical imaging and a number of other ?elds where they often give results of very high quality. This conference followed biennial meetings held in Utrecht, Corfu, Vancouver and Skye. It took place in a little castle (Schl¨ osschen Sch¨ onburg) near the small town of Hofgeismar, Germany. Inspired by the very successful previous meeting at Skye, we kept the style of gathering people in a slightly remote and scenic place in order to encourage many fruitful discussions during the day and in the evening. Wereceived79fullpapersubmissionsofahighstandardthatischaracteristic for the scale-space conferences. Each paper was reviewed by three experts from the Program Committee, sometimes helped by additional reviewers. Based on theresultsofthesereviews,53paperswereaccepted.Weselected24manuscripts for oral presentation and 29 for poster presentation.
3D Active contour Computer Vision Image segmentation Retinex calculus computational geometry feature extraction geometric computing geometric diffusion image filtering image processing scale space methods uncertainty variational methods