Workshop on Applications of Computational Imaging (WACI)

January 8, 2022 - Waikoloa, Hawaii

The first Workshop on Applications of Computational Imaging (WACI) will be held in conjunction with WACV 2022 in Waikoloa, HI during the afternoon of January 8, 2022.

Compared to traditional cameras, computational imaging increasingly offers better image quality, additional information (e.g., 3D or multiple views), and reductions in size, weight, or power consumption. While these benefits are most commonly enjoyed in consumer photography with smartphone cameras, computational cameras provide similar benefits to applications in the industrial, scientific, and defense domains. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers interested in the applications of computational imaging in these and other domains, similar to how WACV brings together researchers interested in applications of computer vision more broadly.


Workshop Schedule (all times HST on January 8, 2022):

  • 12:15 PM: Welcome from the Workshop Chairs

  • 12:30: Invited Speaker: Tali Treibitz

  • 1:15: Paper Session 1 (10 minute presentation plus questions)

    • ACI-11: "Multi-View Motion Synthesis via Applying Rotated Dual-Pixel Blur Kernels" by Abdullah Abuolaim (York University)*; Mahmoud Afifi (York University); Michael S Brown (York University)

    • ACI-20: "Feature-Align Network with Knowledge Distillation for Efficient Denoising" by Lucas D Young (Facebook)*; Fitsum Reda (Google); Rakesh Ranjan (Facebook); Jon Morton (Facebook); JUN HU (Facebook); Yazhu Ling (Facebook); Xiaoyu Xiang (Purdue University); David Liu (Facebook); Vikas Chandra (Facebook)

    • ACI-10: "Temporally Consistent Relighting for Portrait Videos" by Sreenithy Chandran (Arizona State University)*; Yannick Hold-Geoffroy (Adobe Research); Kalyan Sunkavalli (Adobe Research); Zhixin Shu (Adobe Research); Suren Jayasuriya (Arizona State University)

    • ACI-7: "Joint Multi-Scale Tone Mapping and Denoising for HDR Image Enhancement" by Litao Hu (Purdue University)*; Huaijin Chen (SenseBrain Technology Limited); Jan Allebach (Purdue University)

  • 2:00: Coffee Break

  • 2:15: Poster Session

  • 3:15: Invited Speaker: Suren Jayasuriya

  • 4:00: Paper Session 2 (10 minute presentation plus questions)

    • ACI-15: "IDEA-Net: Adaptive Dual Self-Attention Network for Single Image Denoising" by Zheming Zuo (Durham University); Xinyu Chen (University of Macau); Jie Li (Teesside University); Wenjuan Liao (Australian National University)*; Shizheng Wang (Chinese Academy of Sciences); Zhi-Xin Yang (University of Macau)

    • ACI-14: "Hyperspectral Image Super-Resolution in Arbitrary Input-Output Band Settings" by Zhongyang Zhang (Umass Amherst)*; zhiyang xu (Umass Amherst); Zia U Ahmed (University at Buffalo); Asif Salekin (Syracuse University); Tauhidur Rahman (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

    • ACI-18: "Generalizing Imaging Through Scattering Media With Uncertainty Estimates" by Jared M Cochrane (MIT)*; Matthew Beveridge (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); Iddo Drori (MIT)

    • ACI-19: "STP-Net: Spatio-Temporal Polarization Network for action recognition using polarimetric videos" by Krishna Kanth Rokkam (TCS Research and Innovation); Akshaya Ramaswamy (TCS Innovation Labs)*; Jayavardhana Gubbi (TCS Research); Achanna Anil Kumar (Tata Consultancy Services); Balamuralidhar P ( Tata Consultancy Services)

  • 4:45: Invited Speaker: Michael S. Brown

  • 5:30: Workshop Conclusion

Invited Speakers:

  1. Tali Treibitz, Ph.D., Viseaon Marine Imaging Lab, Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel. Dr. Treibitz’s lab's goal is to develop novel optical imaging systems and computer vision methods to explore the ocean and its inhabitants.​ Her invited talk will address how computational imaging can support scientific applications, with a focus in the marine sciences.

  2. Suren Jayasuriya, Ph.D., Imaging Lyceum Lab, Arizona State University. "Implicit Neural Representations for 4D Computed Tomography and Synthetic Aperture Sonar"

  3. Michael S. Brown, Ph.D., York University. "Robust Color Imaging and a Dual-Purpose ISP"

Call for papers

Researchers working in computational imaging are encouraged to submit papers to the Workshop on Applications of Computational Imaging, to be held in conjunction with the IEEE Winter conference on the Applications of Computer Vision (WACV).

The recent development of computational cameras has led to a revolution in consumer photography, and also has the potential to revolutionize a wide range of applications which rely on the acquisition of visual information. The objective of this workshop is to bring together and inform practitioners of computational imaging about applications of computational cameras across multiple domains including scientific, industrial, and defense applications. We welcome high quality submissions in:

  • Computational image acquisition

  • Computational illumination and displays

  • Advanced image and video processing

  • Computational optics

  • Imaging by compressive sensing

  • Integration of image sensing with machine learning

  • Organizing and exploiting photo/video data

  • Capture of appearance, shape, illumination and underlying physical properties

  • Imaging, display, and Illumination for user interfaces

  • Physics-based rendering

  • Mobile Imaging

Workshop papers will be reviewed according to criteria aligned with WACV’s applications track. That means that the paper should demonstrate that the computational imaging technique is well-suited to the application, and that evaluations are consistent with the intended application; a lack of algorithmic novelty, per se, will not be sufficient criteria for rejection.

Accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings of IEEE WACV 2022 & Workshops and will be sent for inclusion into the IEEE Xplore digital library.


Important Dates:

October 11, 2021: Submission deadline

November 9, 2021: Author notification

November 19, 2021: Camera ready deadline

Paper Format:

8 pages (not including references) and supplementary submission following the main WACV conference template.

The author kit/paper template is provided in Latex format via this overleaf template and this github repository. All submissions should use this template.

Submission link:


Workshop co-chairs:

Workshop reviewers:

  • Bradley Ratliff, University of Dayton

  • Brian Clipp, Kitware

  • Can Chen, University of Delaware

  • Chen Zhang, OmniVision Technologies Inc.

  • Edward Watson, University of Dayton

  • Eric Wengrowski, Rutgers University

  • Eric Smith, Kitware

  • Florence Yellin, Kitware

  • Jie Jia, Mura Inc

  • Jinwei Ye, Louisiana State University

  • Masayuki Tanaka, Tokyo Institute of Technology

  • Matthew Howard, Air Force Research Laboratory

  • Michael Rucci, Air Force Research Laboratory

  • Nianyi Li, Clemson University

  • Nina Singer, University of Dayton

  • Omar Elgendy, Gigajot Technology, Inc.

  • Ruixu Liu, University of Dayton

  • Sanjeev Koppal, University of Florida

  • Sarah Miller, University of Dayton

  • Sushobhan Ghosh, Northwestern University

  • Vijay Rengarajan, Carnegie Mellon University

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