Special Issue "Image Processing using FPGAs 2021"

A special issue of Journal of Imaging (ISSN 2313-433X). This special issue belongs to the section "Image and Video Processing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Donald Bailey
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Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, School of Food and Advanced Technology, Massey University, Palmerston North, 4442, New Zealand
Interests: machine vision; FPGA based design; digital image processing
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are increasingly being used for the implementation of image processing applications. This is especially the case for real-time embedded applications where latency and power are important considerations. An FPGA embedded in a smart camera is able to perform much of the image processing directly as the image is streamed from the sensor, providing a processed data stream, rather than images. Modern system-on-chip (SoC) FPGAs allow the design for an application to be appropriately partitioned between hardware and software to exploit the characteristics of both platforms.

Simply porting a software algorithm onto an FPGA often gives disappointing results, because many image processing algorithms have been optimised for a serial processor. It is usually necessary to transform the algorithm to efficiently exploit the parallelism and resources available on an FPGA. This can lead to novel algorithms and hardware computational architectures, both at the image processing operation level and also the application level.

The aim of this Special Issue is to present and highlight novel algorithms, architectures, techniques and applications of FPGAs in the domain of image processing. Each submission should clearly evidence the novel contributions in one or more of these areas or provide a comprehensive review of some aspect of image processing on FPGAs.

Prof. Dr. Donald Bailey
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Imaging is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Hardware algorithms for imaging
  • Computational imaging architectures
  • Reconfigurable image processing systems
  • Parallel image processing
  • Hardware acceleration for imaging applications
  • FPGA based smart cameras
  • FPGA based deep learning

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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