Feature Issue of Optics Express


3D Image Acquisition and Display: Technology, Perception and Applications

Submissions Open: 1 August 2022
Submission Deadline: 30 October 2022

Optics Express, welcomes submissions to a feature issue on "3D Image Acquisition and Display: Technology, Perception and Applications" in conjunction with the 3D Image Acquisition and Display: Technology, Perception and Applications topical meeting collocated with the Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, which will take place on 11-15 July 2022 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Whereas meeting participants are particularly encouraged to submit their work, the 3D feature issue is open to all contributions in related areas.

3D imaging and displays are some of the most important applications of information systems. Currently, there are substantial research & development activities by industry and government in this field. The electronic giants in the US, Asia and Europe are trying to bring to market commercially viable augmented reality/virtual reality 3D devices, 3D TV, video, movie, and computer display systems. Defense industries are rigorously pursuing 3D techniques for visualization, targeting, and recognition. The medical field has clearly benefited from rapid advances and commercialization of 3D visualization and display technologies in terms of better diagnostics and improved TV surgery.

This feature issue will bring together contributions by outstanding international leaders, researchers, scientists, and engineers from a broad range of interdisciplinary fields. The feature issue intends to cover hardware, algorithms, devices, and systems for 3D imaging, 3D information processing, 3D visualization, wearable displays such as augmented reality displays, micro 3D displays, 3D displays, 3D TV/Video, and biomedical applications in these domains. It will describe recent developments, as well as the prospects and challenges facing 3D imaging, visualization, and display systems. Broad areas of interest include virtual reality, augmented reality, biomedicine, microscopy, endoscopy, healthcare, autonomous vehicle, defense and security applications, 3D sensing, deep learning in 3D applications, processing of 3D information, wearable displays, and entertainment. Research related to scientific understanding of 3D information display and perception, technological innovation on 3D image acquisition or display methods, and task-specific design and applications of 3D acquisition or display technology is of particular interest.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Science and engineering of 3D information collection and display technologies
  • Acquisition, display, and applications of 3D information
  • Wearable display methods and technologies
  • Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality devices
  • Micro-displays
  • User interface technologies for 3D systems
  • Image processing for 3D acquisition or display applications
  • Visual perception, human factors, and visual comfort of 3D information displays
  • Applications of 3D image acquisition or display technologies, examples include virtual reality, augmented reality, autonomous vehicle, wearable displays, and entertainment
  • Healthcare applications including biomedicine, microscopy, endoscopy, medical and scientific visualization
  • Defense and security
  • Optical engineering design of 3D information acquisition and display technology
  • Sensor technology for 3D
  • 3D Display hardware and software technologies
  • LiDAR

All submissions need to present original, previously unpublished work and will be subject to the normal standards and peer review processes of the journal. The standard Optics Express Article Processing Charges will apply to all published articles. To be eligible for publication, an expanded conference paper needs to add value to the original conference proceedings and the conference paper number must be included in the cover letter at submission. Please see Optica Publishing Group's guidelines on expanded conference papers for details.

Please prepare manuscripts according to the author instructions for submission to Optics Express and submit through our electronic submission system, specifying from the drop-down menu that the manuscript is for the feature issue on 3D Image Acquisition and Display.

Feature Editors
Bahram Javidi, University of Connecticut, USA (Lead Editor)
Ana Doblas, University of Memphis, USA
Hong Hua, University of Arizona, USA
Manuel Martinez, University of Valencia, Spain
Osamu Matoba, Kobe University, Japan
Adrian Stern, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Simon Thibault, University Laval, Canada