Special Issue "Hyperspectral Imaging and Its Applications"

A special issue of Journal of Imaging (ISSN 2313-433X). This special issue belongs to the section "Color, Multi-spectral, and Hyperspectral Imaging".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Juan Luis Nieves Gómez
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Guest Editor
Department of Optics, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: color imaging; computational color; spectral imaging; color; color vision
Dr. Miguel A. Martínez-Domingo
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Guest Editor
Department of Optics, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: spectral and color imaging; computational color; color vision; high dynamic range imaging
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue covers spectral imaging, related technologies, and their applications in science, engineering, industry, vision, and cultural heritage. The goal of spectral imaging is to recover radiance and reflectance spectra at each pixel in a scene. Typically, such spectral imaging systems consist of a digital sensor coupled to a dispersive device, which divides the incoming light into several spectral bands. These spectral channels might be narrow or broad-band. Depending on the number of bands used, spectral systems can be classified into multispectral imaging systems, when a small number of 3–10 bands is used; hyperspectral systems, if the number of bands extends up to 10–100; or ultraspectral, when the number is greater than 100. If the number of bands is sufficiently large and their bandwidths are sufficiently small, as with hyperspectral and ultraspectral imaging systems, spectral data can be recovered with high accuracy and precision.

This Special Issue aims to highlight the advances in spectral imaging science, focusing on theoretical, applied, and technological applications. The contents include image capture procedures, the spectral characterization of image capture devices, the estimation of spectral functions from conventional image capture systems, evaluation of the accuracy or performance of multispectral images, computational spectral imaging, spectral image processing, registration, encoding, compression, polarimetric, high dynamic range or panoramic spectral imaging, spectral imaging with mobile devices, etc. Moreover, this Issue covers applications in agriculture, remote sensing, medicine, food analysis, mineralogy, surveillance, chemical imaging, forensic science, beauty care, image restoration, art, cultural heritage, and archeology.

Prof. Dr. Juan Luis Nieves Gómez
Dr. Miguel A. Martínez-Domingo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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.


  • Spectral imaging
  • Multispectral
  • Hyperspectral
  • Color
  • Image capture
  • Image processing
  • Sensors

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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