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IMPROVE is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


IMPROVE is a comprehensive conference of academic and technical nature, focused on image processing and computer vision practical applications. It brings together researchers, engineers and practitioners working either in fundamental areas of image processing, developing new methods and techniques, including innovative machine learning approaches, as well as multimedia communications technology and applications of image processing and artificial vision in diverse areas.

The conference accepts, after a strict peer review process, papers describing original work in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the proceedings of IMPROVE with an ISBN. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies as well as technical tutorials, focusing on particular technical/scientific topics, are also envisaged. All those interested in presenting product demonstrations or methodologies are invited to contact the conference secretariat.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Image Formation and Sensors
  • Perception Engineering
  • High-speed Computer Vision
  • Image Fusion
  • Digital Image Enhancement
  • Image Restoration
  • Image Analysis and Scene Understanding
  • Image Retrieval
  • Motion, Tracking and 3D Vision
  • Video Understanding
  • Texture Analysis and Classification
  • Face Recognition
  • Action Recognition
  • 3D Vision Analyses 


  • Digital Filtering
  • Computer Vision Algorithms
  • Spatial Domain Techniques
  • Frequency Domain Techniques
  • Algebraic Methods
  • Image Segmentation
  • Motion Detection
  • Quality Enhancement
  • Simulation and Software Tools


  • Deep Learning and Neural Networks
  • Adversarial Learning and GANs
  • Backdoor Definition and Detection
  • Bayesian Deep Learning
  • Data Mining
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Classification and Clustering
  • Model Optimization
  • Ethics in Machine Learning
  • Privacy and AI
  • Diversity and inclusion in AI


  • Image Compression and Multimedia Coding
  • Multimedia over Networks
  • Multimedia System Design
  • Social Media Analysis
  • Wearable Multimedia
  • Interactive Visual Systems
  • Video Indexing and Annotation
  • Video and Image Security
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Watermarking and Steganography


  • Digital Imaging and Rendering
  • Optical Imaging
  • Medical Imaging
  • Neuroimaging
  • Functional Imaging
  • Radar Imaging
  • Hyperspectral Imaging


  • Biometrics
  • Remote Sensing
  • Weather and Climate Modeling
  • Traffic Control and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Video Surveillance and Event Detection
  • Crowds Analysis
  • Image Forensics and Security
  • Robotic Vision Engineering
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality Applications
  • Industrial Quality Control
  • Military Applications
  • Computer Vision in Visual Implants of Cameras or Photoreceptors for Visual Impaired


Elisa RicciUniversity of Trento, Italy
Daniele RaviUniversity of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas.

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

When submitting a complete paper please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 21 - 23 April, 2023

Paper Submission: December 9, 2022 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 2, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 16, 2023 (expired)

Paper Submission: January 26, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 23, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 8, 2023 (expired)

Paper Submission: February 16, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification:
March 8, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 15, 2023 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 14, 2023 (expired)

Demo Proposal: March 14, 2023 (expired)

Panel Proposal: March 14, 2023 (expired)

Abstract Submission: February 23, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 9, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 17, 2023 (expired)


IMPROVE Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


The conference will be held at the Vienna House by Wyndham Diplomat Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

The Vienna House by Wyndham Diplomat Prague is located in the diplomatic district, close to the historic centre. Where better to meet and enjoy the good life than where diplomacy prevails? The hotel is one of the most popular conference venues and the views over the rooftops alone make a visit worthwhile. From the wellness area the Castle seem within one's grasp.


Sebastiano BattiatoUniversity of Catania, Italy


Francisco ImaiApple Inc., United States
Cosimo DistanteCNR and University of Salento, Italy


Auzuir R. Alexandria, Federal Institute Education Science Technology Ceará, Brazil
Tudor Barbu, Romanian Academy - Iasi Branch, Romania
Edurne Barrenechea, Public University of Navarre, Spain
Robert Benavente, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Rui Bernardes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Vittorio Bianco, National Research Council, Italy
Kazimierz Choros, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Laurent Cohen, Universite Paris Dauphine, France
Gábor Cseh, Centre for Energy Research, Hungary
Pescaru Dan, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Pedro J. de Rezende, University of Campinas, Brazil
Anastasios Doulamis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Yakup Genc, Gebze Technical University, Turkey
Andrea Giachetti, Università di Verona, Italy
Yanhui Guo, University of Illinois at Springfield, United States
Mahmoud Hassaballah, South Valley University, Egypt
Marek Kraft, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Tomasz Krzeszowski, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland
Camille Kurtz, Université de Paris, LIPADE, France
Humaira Nisar, Tunku Abdul Rahman University, Malaysia
Anselmo D. Paiva, Federal University of Maranhão, Brazil
Helio Pedrini, University of Campinas, Brazil
Roland Perko, Joanneum Research, Austria
Petra Perner, Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences, Germany
Renaldas Raisutis, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
Petri Rönnholm, Aalto University, Finland
Guofan Shao, Purdue University, United States
Carlos A. Silva, University of Minho, Portugal
Ewa Skubalska-rafajbowicz, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Sandor Szenasi, ÓBuda University, Hungary
Bruno Travençolo, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
Roberto Vezzani, Unimore, Italy
Jing Wang, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Jang-Hee Yoo, ETRI, Korea, Republic of
Liangjiang Yu, ASML, United States
W Mimi Diyana W. Zaki, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Liming Zhang, University of Macau, Macau

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