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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
  • Generative AI
  • Adversarial Machine Learning
  • Federate Learning
  • Domain Adaptation


  • 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


Abdenour HadidSorbonne University of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Christine Fernandez-MaloigneUniversity of Poitiers, France
David RousseauLaboratoire D'ingénierie Des Systèmes Automatisés, Université D'angers, France


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: 2 - 4 May, 2024

Paper Submission: January 3, 2024 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 8, 2024 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 22, 2024 (expired)

Paper Submission: February 1, 2024 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 29, 2024 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 13, 2024 (expired)


Paper Submission: February 22, 2024 (expired)
Authors Notification:
March 13, 2024 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 20, 2024 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: December 22, 2023 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 22, 2023 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 19, 2024 (expired)

Demo Proposal: March 19, 2024 (expired)

Panel Proposal: March 19, 2024 (expired)

Abstract Submission: February 29, 2024 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 14, 2024 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 22, 2024 (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 in Angers, France, on the campus of ESEO, a graduate school of engineering in IT, electronics, networks and telecommunications.
Angers, the main city of the department of Maine et Loire in the Pays de la Loire region is the capital of the historic province of Anjou and is considered one of the most beautiful cities in France with its old streets, museums, gardens, gastronomic restaurants and art festivals.


Sebastiano BattiatoMathematic And Informatic, University of Catania, Italy


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


Auzuir R. Alexandria, Industry Department, Federal Institute Education Science Technology Ceará, Brazil
Marzieh Amini, School of Information Technology, Carleton University, Canada
Vijayan K. Asari, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton, United States
Tudor Barbu, Institute of Computer Science, Romanian Academy - Iasi Branch, Romania
Edurne Barrenechea, Department of Statistics, Computer Science and Mathematics, Public University of Navarre, Spain
Abdessamad Ben Hamza, Concordia University, Canada
Vittorio Bianco, Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems, National Research Council, Italy
Francesco Bianconi, Department of Engineering, University of Perugia, Italy
Syed Saqib Bukhari, AI Lab Saarbrücken, ZF Group, Germany
Anselmo Cardoso de Paiva, Federal University of Maranhão, Brazil
Mostafa Charmi, Electrical Engineering, University of Zanjan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Kazimierz Choros, Department of Applied Informatics, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Laurent Cohen, CEREMADE CNRS, Universite Paris Dauphine, France
Gábor Cseh, Plasma Physics Department, Centre for Energy Research, Hungary
Pescaru Dan, Computer and Information Technology, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Pedro J. de Rezende, Institute of Computing, University of Campinas, Brazil
Marin Ferecatu, CEDRIC Lab, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), France
Yakup Genc, Computer Science, Gebze Technical University, Turkey
Andrea Giachetti, Computer Science, Università di Verona, Italy
Bart Goossens, IPI, imec - Ghent University, Belgium
Mahmoud Hassaballah, South Valley University, Egypt
Benjamin Kimia, Brown University, United States
Marek Kraft, Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Tomasz Krzeszowski, Department of Computer and Control Engineering, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland
Camille Kurtz, Computer Sciences, Université de Paris, LIPADE, France
Marco Leo, CNR, Italy
Andrea Loddo, Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Cagliari, Italy
Andrzej Materka, Institute of Electronics, Lodz University of Technology, Poland
Mohsen E. Moghaddam, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
António R. Neves, Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Humaira Nisar, Tunku Abdul Rahman University, Malaysia
Helio Pedrini, Institute of Computing, University of Campinas, Brazil
Roland Perko, DIGITAL, Joanneum Research, Austria
Alessandro Piva, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Universita`degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Giovanni Puglisi, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, University of Cagliari, Italy
Juha Röning, Biomimetics and Intelligent Systems, University of Oulu, Finland
Petri Rönnholm, Aalto University, Finland
Ali Saad, Biomedical Technology, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Gilda Schirinzi, Department of Engineering, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy
Ishwar Sethi, Oakland University, United States
Saeed Shiry Ghidary, Staffordhshire University, United Kingdom
Carlos A. Silva, Electronics, University of Minho, Portugal
Ewa Skubalska-Rafajlowicz, Department of Compurt Engineering Faculty of Electronics, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Jon Sporring, Computer Science, E-Science Center, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Wen Tang, E-Bay Research, United States
Bernard Tiddeman, Computer Science, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
Bruno Travençolo, Faculty of Computing, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
Filippo Vella, ICAR, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Roberto Vezzani, Unimore, Italy
Masahiro Yamaguchi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Bülent Ylmaz, Electrical-Electronics Engineering, Abdullah Gül University, Turkey
Jang-Hee Yoo, Artificial Intelligence Research Lab., ETRI, Korea, Republic of
W Mimi Diyana W. Zaki, Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Liming Zhang, University of Macau, Macau