Special Issue "Learning 3D Reconstruction Without Supervision"

A special issue of Journal of Imaging (ISSN 2313-433X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Seungryong Kim
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Guest Editor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Interests: computer vision; computational photography, machine learning, deep learning; representation learning; visual scene reconstruction; visual scene understanding

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Perceiving the 3D geometric configuration of scenes or objects in an image has been essential for numerous tasks in computer vision, image processing, computational photography, and robotics applications, such as autonomous driving vehicles or drones, mobile robot localization and mapping, obstacle avoidance and path planning, and human behavior understanding. Due to the inherent challenge of this task in that an image is a partial measurement of scenes in 3D world, the 3D reconstruction is heavily under-constrained and thus has been notoriously considered as an unsolved problem. For the last few years, the communities have made revolutionary progress in precisely reconstructing 3D information from images with the advent of deep neural networks (DNNs), ranging from stereo matching to monocular depth estimation. Generally, they are largely based on a supervised learning paradigm requiring a huge amount of ground truth depth labels. However, achieving such labels is cumbersome and time-consuming, since particular hardware such as time-of-flight (ToF) and LiDAR or constrained multi-view camera settings are required, which hinders its applicability.

This Special Issue aims to answer the following question: Can we train the networks for 3D reconstruction without such training data? We request contributions presenting techniques that reconstruct 3D information with deep networks in a weakly, self-supervised, or unsupervised fashion. In particular, they may contain approaches for stereo matching, multi-view stereo matching, monocular depth estimation, or monocular human shape and pose estimation that can be trained without any 3D supervisions.

Dr. Seungryong Kim
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • 3D reconstruction
  • monocular depth estimation
  • stereo matching
  • multi-view stereo matching
  • monocular human shape and pose estimation

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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