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Geometrical Vision Measurement in Mechanical Engineering

Call for Papers

Advances in mechanical engineering have resulted in greater use of vision measurement methods in optical metrology, such as time-of-flight, stereo vision, structured light vision, fringe projection technique, depth from focus, photometric stereo, digital image correlation and so forth. Since the advantages of non-contact, non-destructive, high-precision, automatic and fast, the vision measurement methods have played important role in the fields of reverse engineering, on-line inspection, dimensional analysis, quality assurance, sorting, material handling, and optical gauging. In spite of the many achievements, there remains much key development towards better understanding the associated geometrical vision measurement technology through advanced experimental techniques and computational methods and models to specifically meet the escalating demands for various existing and emerging industries. The theme of this special issue highlights how the vision measurement technology has played a significant role in developing smarter techniques and systems in the area of mechanical engineering.

The aim of this special issue is to bring together the leading researchers of geometrical measurement problems who use the recently developed machine vision techniques to present their original research studies of very high quality. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that seek to address the geometrical vision measurement tasks either for pure/applied research or industrial applications. We are particularly interested in articles that explore advances in machine vision systems and measurement models as well as other novel and innovative experimental approaches. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Precise camera calibration and lens distortion correction techniques for vision sensors
  • Hand-eye calibration used in robotic vision system
  • Structured light-based or laser triangulation measurement and applications
  • Stereo vision-based 3D measurement and reconstruction
  • Real-time and dynamic 3D shape measurement using fringe projection techniques
  • Novel machine vision systems, multisensor data fusion, and algorithms
  • Vision-based measurement method and system for small or micro objects, such as small industrial workpieces, MEMS, particle, biological object and so on
  • Recent trend in the effective use of machine vision or image processing techniques in the areas of solving problems of width measurement, distance measurement, angle calculation, pose or orientation estimation, shape recognition, and other geometrical metrology problems in mechanical engineering

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ame/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ame/gvmme/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 13 September 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 6 December 2013
Publication DateFriday, 31 January 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Fuqiang Zhou, School of Instrumentation Science and Optoelectronics Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China

Guest Editors

  • Emanuele Zappa, Dipartimento di Meccanica, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
  • Liang-Chia Chen, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan