Nowadays, computational methodologies of signal processing and analyses, namely considering 2D, 3D and 4D images, are commonly used in different application of our society. For instances, full automatic or semi-automatic Computational Vision systems have been increasing used in surveillance tasks, traffic analysis, recognition process, inspection purposes, human-machine interfaces, 3D vision and deformation analysis.
One of the main characteristics of the Computational Vision domain is its inter-multidisciplinarity. In fact, methodologies of several more basic sciences, such as Informatics, Mathematics, Statistics, Psychology, Mechanics and Physics are usually used in this domain. Besides this inter-multidisciplinary characteristic, one of the main reasons that contributes for the continually effort done in this domain of the human knowledge is the number of applications that exists in the medical area. For instance, it is possible to use statistical or physical procedures on medical images in order to model the images structures. This modeling can have different goals, for example: shape reconstruction, organs identification, multimodality data registration, behavior simulation, motion and deformation analysis, virtual reality, computer-assisted therapy or tissue characterization.

The main objective of these ECCOMAS Thematic Conferences on Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing is to promote a comprehensive forum for discussion on the recent advances in the related fields trying to identify widespread areas of potential collaboration between researchers of different sciences.

In VipIMAGE2013 will be considered topics of
(not limited to):
• Image Processing and Analysis
• Tracking and Analyze Objects in Images
• Segmentation of Objects in Images
• 3D Vision • Signal Processing
• Data Interpolation, Registration, Acquisition and Compression
• Objects Simulation
• Virtual Reality
• Software Development for Image Processing and Analysis
• Computer Aided Diagnosis, Surgery, Therapy, and Treatment
• Computational Bioimaging and Visualization
• Telemedicine Systems and their Applications

VipIMAGE2013 will bring together in Madeira Island, Portugal, several researchers from around the world representing different fields of study related to Computational Vision or Medical Image Processing, with invited lecturers from six top level international expertise, maintaining the same high scientific quality of the previous three editions.