Special Issue "Procedural Modeling"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eric Guérin
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Guest Editor
Laboratoire LIRIS – CNRS, Department of Computer Sciences, INSA Lyon, France
Interests: geometric modeling; procedural modeling; virtual worlds; fractals; natural phenomena; simulation
Prof. Dr. Eric Galin
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Guest Editor
Laboratoire LIRIS – CNRS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France
Interests: geometric modeling; procedural modeling; virtual worlds; implicit surfaces; natural phenomena; simulation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With an increase in size due to the ever-growing demand for high-quality content, the amount of multimedia data has become challenging to author, store, or simulate. Procedural methods address this problem by automating the process of digital content, allowing for generating data through real-time or offline algorithms rather than storing it. Often based only on a few parameters, they synthesize images, models, terrains, and textures. This Special Issue of the Journal of Imaging addresses procedural modeling in a broad scope: it encompasses methods for procedural generation (function-based modeling, simulation, deep learning, fractals, phenomenological modeling) as well as related topics, such as control in procedural generation, acceleration techniques, or the inverse procedural problem. Applications range from modeling virtual worlds to synthesizing the appearance of materials, animating fluids or clouds, or simulating ecosystems.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eric Guérin
Prof. Dr. Eric Galin
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • procedural modeling
  • texture synthesis
  • virtual worlds
  • natural phenomena
  • terrain modeling and ecosystem simulation
  • appearance modeling
  • fluid animation
  • appearance modeling
  • function-based modeling
  • implicit surfaces
  • fractals
  • inverse procedural modeling
  • machine learning

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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