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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


  • 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
  • Autoencoders and Representation Learning
  • Bayesian Deep Learning
  • Data Mining
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Classification and Clustering
  • Texture Analysis and Classification
  • Face Recognition
  • Action Recognition
  • Model Optimization


  • 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
  • Magnetic Resonance 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


Matthias NiessnerTechnical University of Munich, Germany
Luisa VerdolivaUniversity of Naples Federico II, Italy
Federico TombariGoogle and Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany
Sotirios A. TsaftarisUniversity of Edinburgh, 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, Microsoft Academic, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 28 - 30 April, 2021

Paper Submission: December 22, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 5, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 22, 2021 (expired)

Paper Submission: January 26, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 24, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 9, 2021 (expired)

Paper Submission: February 17, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification:
March 9, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 16, 2021 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: December 18, 2020 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 18, 2020 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 15, 2021 (expired)

Demo Proposal: March 15, 2021 (expired)

Panel Proposal: March 15, 2021 (expired)

Abstract Submission: March 2, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 15, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 23, 2021 (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


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
Danilo Avola, Sapienza University, Italy
Tudor Barbu, Romanian Academy - Iasi Branch, Romania
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
Davide Cozzolino, University Federico II of Naples, Italy
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
Luciano V. Dutra, National Space Research Institute of Brazil - INPE, Brazil
Yakup Genc, Gebze Technical University, Turkey
Bart Goossens, imec - Ghent University, Belgium
Yanhui Guo, University of Illinois at Springfield, United States
Vaclav Hlavac, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Hamid A. Jalab, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Ramachandran K I, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India
Michail-Alexandros Kourtis, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Marek Kraft, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Tomasz Krzeszowski, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland
Arjan Kuijper, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research & TU Darmstadt, Germany
Camille Kurtz, Université de Paris, LIPADE, France
Marco Leo, CNR, Italy
Tarcisio F. Maciel, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil
Humaira Nisar, Tunku Abdul Rahman University, Malaysia
Alessandro Ortis, University of Catania, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Italy
Anselmo D. Paiva, Federal University of Maranhão, Brazil
George A. Papakostas, International Hellenic University, Greece
Helio Pedrini, University of Campinas, Brazil
Roland Perko, Joanneum Research, Austria
Petra Perner, Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences, Germany
Radwan Qasrawi, Al-Quds University, Palestine (State of)
Renaldas Raisutis, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Paul Rodriguez, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Peru
Juha Röning, University of Oulu, Finland
Petri Rönnholm, Aalto University, Finland
Francesco Rundo, STMicroelectronics srl, Italy
Z M P. Sazzad, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Gilda Schirinzi, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy
Carlos A. Silva, University of Minho, Portugal
Raghuraj Singh, Meerut Institute of Engineering & Technology, Meerut, India
Ewa Skubalska-rafajbowicz, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Amelia Carolina Sparavigna, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
Silvia Francesca Storti, University of Verona, Italy
Pawel Strumillo, Lodz University of Technology, Poland
Sandor Szenasi, ÓBuda University, Hungary
Bruno Travençolo, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
Osman Nuri Ucan, Altinbas University, Turkey
Hasan Murat Velioglu, Tekirdag Namik Kemal University, Turkey
Bharath Ambale Venkatesh, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Roberto Vezzani, Unimore, Italy
Enrico Vezzetti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Jing Wang, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Masahiro Yamaguchi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Yimin Yang, Lakehead University, Canada
Bülent Ylmaz, Abdullah Gül University, Turkey
Jang-Hee Yoo, ETRI, Korea, Republic of
Liangjiang Yu, ASML, United States
Hengyong Yu, University of Massachusetts Lowell, United States
W Mimi Diyana W. Zaki, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Tieyong Zeng, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Yong Zhang, Weber State University, United States
Liming Zhang, University of Macau, Macau