Summary: Call for Papers:
Special issue on " Image Processing for Digital Art Work Investigation"
Computer based image processing of digital images of artwork in support of art scholarship is an emerging and rapidly
growing field of research. This domain is, in essence, crossdisciplinary and involves teams of academic image and signal
processing scientists, art scholars and conservators. Meetings, recently held at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and
at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, SPIE Special sessions entitled Computer Vision and Image Analysis of Art,
gathered large and motivated audiences of very different origins and yielded fruitful interactions, thus indicating a
growing interest for joint research efforts. A recent and noticed contribution, issued in the IEEE Signal Processing
Magazine ((37), 2008), reporting Computerized Analysis of Vincent van Gogh's Painting Brushtokes, paved the way
toward more systematic collaborative works integrating signal/image processing methodologies and Art Work
Investigation, with promising attempts along many different directions (texture characterization, canvas characterization,
texture classification, stylometrics analysis, Xray imaging and analysis, computedaided lighting analysis, . . . ).
In this context, the aim of this Signal Processing Special Issue is to report and promote significant contributions intending