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  • Workshop on Computational Topology in Image Context



    The 7th Workshop on Computational Topology in Image Context (CTIC) will be hold in Malaga, Spain on January 24-25, 2019. The general aim of CTIC workshops is to gather researchers dealing with the study of topological invariants from the computational point of view, and/or who want to use topological information in discrete geometry applications.

    CTIC2019 in LNCS

  • Workshop on Computational Topology in Image Context



    Computational topology provide consistent and efficient sequential and parallel algorithms for solving current challenge problems in Digital Imagery and Computer Vision. This workshop focuses on novel methods that study topological features or invariants from the computational point of view, and/or that successfully use topological information in representation, compression, analysis, processing, recognition, learning or visualization of nD digital images.

    CTIC2019 in LNCS

  • Workshop on Computational Topology in Image Context

    Proceedings in LNCS by Springer

    CTIC2019 in LNCS

    The proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Computational Topology in Image Context (CTIC) have been published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series by Springer. The free access for the conference participants will be granted for 4 weeks.

  • Workshop on Computational Topology in Image Context

    Special Issue on Pattern Recognition Letters


    More info about the Special Issue

    Authors of accepted papers are encouraged to send a proposal for this special issue. Please, take into account that papers submitted to the SI should be original and technically sound. Thus, the PRLetters submission which will be an extended version of your conference paper should include at least 30% new contribution (more experiments, proofs of theorems not included in the conference paper, more comparisons with other methods in the literature and so on). The title of the PRLetters paper should be different, the same Figures cannot be used and the common part of the conference paper and of the extended version cannot be verbatim the same.

  • Workshop on Computational Topology in Image Context

    Invited Speaker: Carme Torras

    More info about Carme Torras

    Carme Torras is Research Professor at the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC) since 1991. She received M.Sc. degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Universitat de Barcelona and the University of Massachusetts, in 1978 and 1981, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 1984. Carme has co-authored 5 books, 110 journal papers, and more than 190 conference papers and book chapters. She has made contributions in several areas within Robotics, Neurocomputing and Artificial Intelligence. She has been local project leader of several European projects, being the head of the PERCEPTION AND MANIPULATION group at the Robotics Institute (CSIC-UPC) in Barcelona. This group focuses on enhancing the perception, learning, and planning capabilities of robots to achieve higher degrees of autonomy and user-friendliness during everyday manipulation tasks. Some topics addressed are the geometric interpretation of perceptual information, construction of 3D object models, action selection and planning, reinforcement learning, and teaching by demonstration. In the recent ERC Advanced Grant CLOTHILDE ("CLOTH manIpulation Learning from DEmonstrations"), the aim is to link machine learning and computational topology methods, so as to come up with a theory of cloth deformation under manipulation leading to a general framework for robots to learn to manipulate garments from human demonstrations.

  • Workshop on Computational Topology in Image Context

    Invited Speaker: Herbert Edelsbrunner

    More info about Herbert Edelsbrunner

    Herbert Edelsbrunner is Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) in Klosterneuburg. He received his Ph.D. in 1982 from Graz University of Technology. After a brief assistant professorship at Graz, he joined the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1985. In 1996, he co-founded Geomagic, a company that develops shape modeling software. He stayed at Urbana-Champaign until 1999 when he moved to Duke University. In 2009, he moved to his current position at IST Austria. He was the first of only three computer scientists to win the National Science Foundation's Alan T. Waterman Award. Recently, he has been awarded with a ERC Advanced Grant. In this project, “Alpha Shape Theory Extended”, he will work to fully develop a larger theory that unites several of the topics that he has worked on before: alpha shapes, wrap complexes, and persistent homology.


  • Topological features and invariants and their computation for digital images
  • Representations and compression of nD images based on topology
  • Hierarchical approaches for image based on topology
  • Image segmentation under topological constraints
  • Parallel processing based on topology in multi-dimensional volume context
  • Topology computation in parallel in multi-dimensional volume context
  • Topological optimization for digital images
  • Topological algorithms for image processing
  • Topological transforms for digital images
  • Topological recognition of digital images
  • Experimental evaluation of heuristics based on topology in image processing
  • Topology methods for visualization of nD digital images
  • Applications of computational topology in biomedical imagery
  • Use of topological information in image engineering applications
  • Machine learning using topological features

Previous editions

Thrusday, January 24

09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-09:45 Conference opening
09:45-10:45 Invited talk - Herbert Edelsbrunner
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-13:15 Discrete analog of the Jacobi set for vector fields | A.N. Adilkhanov, A.V. Pavlov, I.A. Taimanov
Computing and reducing slope complexes | W.G. Kropatsch, R.M. Casablanca, D. Batavia, R. Gonzalez-Diaz
Persistent homology computation using combinatorial map simplification | G. Damiand, R. Gonzalez-Diaz
Inferring underlying manifold of data by the use of persistent homology analysis | R. Futagami, N. Yamada, T. Shibuya
13:15-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Gaps and well-composed objects in the triangular grid | L. Comic
Generating second order (co)homological information within AT-Model context | P. Real, H. Molina-Abril, F. Diaz-del-Rio, D. Onchis
Computing the component-labeling and the adjacency tree of a binary digital image in near logarithmic-time | F. Diaz-del-Rio, H. Molina-Abril, P. Real
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:30 Towards emotion recognition: a persistent entropy application | R. Gonzalez-Diaz, E. Paluzo, J. Quesada
Harmonic holes as the submodules of brain network and network dissimilarity | H. Lee, M.K. Chung, H. Choi, H. Kang, S. Ha, Y.K. Kim, D.S. Lee

Friday, January 25

9:30-10:30 Persistent 1-Cycles: Definition, Computation, and Its Application | T.K. Dey, T. Hou, S. Mandal
A persistence-based approach to automatic detection of line segments in images | V. Kurlin, G. Muszynski
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:00 Invited talk - Carme Torras
12:00-13:30 On the Nonlinear Statistics of Optical Flow | H. Adams, J. Bush, B. Carr, L. Kassab, J. Mirth
Topological Homogeneity for Electron Microscopy Images | H. Molina-Abril et al.
Characterising epithelial tissues using persistent entropy | N. Atienza, L.M. Escudero, M.J. Jimenez, M. Soriano-Trigueros
13:00-14:30 Lunch


Organising Committee

  • Rebeca Marfil Robles (Universidad de Málaga)
  • Mariletty Calderon (Universidad de Málaga)
  • Fernando Díaz del Río (Universidad de Sevilla)
  • Antonio Bandera Rubio (Universidad de Malaga)

Scientific Committee

  • Jacques-Olivier Lachaud (University of Savoie, France)
  • Pascal Lienhardt (University of Poitiers, France)
  • Joakim Lindblad (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Jean-Luc Mari (Aix-Marseille Université, France)
  • Serge Miguet(University Lyon 2, France)
  • Helena Molina-Abril(University of Sevilla, Spain)
  • Marian Mrozek (Jagiellonian university, Poland)
  • Mateusz Juda(Jagiellonian university, Poland)
  • Nicolas Normand(University of Nantes, France)
  • Nicolas Passat(University of Reims, France)
  • Patrizio Frosini(University of Bologna, Italy)
  • Laurent Fuchs(Université de Poitiers, France)
  • Herbert Edelsbrunner(IST, Austria)
  • Pawel Pilarczyk(Gdansk University of Technology, Poland)
  • Sanjoy Pratihar(Indian Institute of Engineering and Science and technology, Shibpur, India)
  • Pedro Real(University of Sevilla, Spain)
  • Eric Remy(Aix-Marseille Université, France)
  • Tristan Roussillon(INSA de Lyon, France)
  • Ana Romero(University of La Rioja, Spain)
  • Gabriella Sanniti di Baja (National Research Council, Rome, Italy)
  • Henrik Schulz(Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany)
  • Isabelle Sivignon(GiPSA-lab, Grenoble, France)
  • Natasa Sladoje(Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Michela Spagnuolo(CNR-IMATI, Italy)
  • Robin Strand (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Edouard Thiel (Aix-Marseille Université, France)
  • Ricardo Uribe Lobello(Aix-Marseille Université, France)
  • Antoine Vacavant(University of Auvergne, France)
  • Jose Antonio Vilches(University of Sevilla, Spain)
  • Sophie Viseur(Aix-Marseille Université, France)

Scientific Committee

  • Alexandra Bac (Aix-Marseille Université, France)
  • Antonio Bandera Rubio (Universidad de Malaga, Spain)
  • Reneta Barneva (The State University of New York at Fredonia, USA)
  • Arindam Biswas (IIEST Shibpur, India)
  • Isabelle Bloch (Télécom ParisTech, France)
  • Srecko Brlek (University of Quebec, Montréal, Canada)
  • Didier Coquin (University of Savoie, France)
  • Michel Couprie (University Paris-Est, Marne-la-Vallée, France)
  • Guillaume Damiand (University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France)
  • Leila De Floriani (University of Genova, Italy)
  • Massimo Ferri (University of Bologna, Italy)
  • Fabien Feschet (University of Auvergne, France)
  • Rocio Gonzalez-Diaz (University of Sevilla, Spain)
  • Aldo Gonzalez-Lorenzo(Aix-Marseille Université, France)
  • Isabelle Debled-Rennesson(University of Lorraine, France)
  • Fernando Diaz-del-Rio(University of Sevilla, Spain)
  • Maria José Jimenez-Rodriguez(University of Sevilla, Spain)
  • Bertrand Kerautret(University Henri Poincaré Nancy 1, France)
  • Reinhard Klette(Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)
  • Walter Kropatsch (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
  • Guillermo Barcena (Universidad de Cadiz, Spain)
  • Pedro Galindo(Universidad de Cadiz, Spain)
  • Raul Reina Molina(University of Seville, Spain)
  • Darian M. Onchis(West University of Timisoara, Romania)
  • Vitaliy Kurlin(University of Liverpool, UK)
  • Akira Nakamura(University of Hiroshima, Japan)
  • Nicolai Petkov(University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
  • Maria del Carmen Escribano Iglesias(Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)



Papers must be written in English and should be no more than 14 pages in length. Proceedings will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science by Springer. Hence, all submissions must strictly follow the LNCS guidelines and formats .

It is also essential that the authors of accepted papers sign this copyright form and send us in the zip with the final version of the paper. It is different from previous versions of the same form from Springer (that it is now referred as Springer International Publishing). Please make sure to correctly fill out the copyright form. For example, only authors employed by the EU (as an institution) tick that particular box (some authors seem to think that if they work in a country in the European Union, they have to tick that box, which is not true). Equally, the box for US Government employees should only be ticked by US Government employees.


Papers must be submitted electronically via the ConfTool online submission platform. Prior to submitting a paper, authors must register and log in to that platform.


Review process

All papers submitted to CTIC2019 will be reviewed by at least two members of the Scientific Committee, who will give detailed comments. If the submission gets accepted, the authors will be able to submit a revised (“camera-ready”) version that takes into account the feedback of the reviewers. Accepted papers will be published in LNCS by Springer, after receiving the revised and corrected versions and copyrights forms.




Early Registration (until November 29, 2018) Normal Registration (until January 22, 2019) On-Site Registration
100 EUR 125 EUR 125 EUR

Registration fees includes the attendance, coffee breaks and workshop proceedings.


Attendants should arrange their own accommodation. We recommended to look for a hotel close to the railway station. The place is very close to the beaches and well connected by train and bus with the Malaga airport. The old town of Malaga is also only 15 minutes' walk away. The place is finally very close to the El Perchel metro station. Taken the metro from this station to Clinico station, you will be in 15 minutes on the workshop venue.


For every accepted paper, at least one registration fee must be paid by October 23, 2018, so that the paper (or the poster/abstract) can be included in the Conference Program and published in LNCS. In order to register as a participant in CTIC2019, you must pay the registration fee. You can find the bank account details listed below. The bank transfer must be done in euros (€).
Please indicate [803019880000-W92] as the subject of the bank transfer. After completing the payment, please send us a scan copy or image of the bank transfer receipt to ajbandera@uma.es.


The conference will be held in at the Sala de Grados B, sited on the School of Telecommunication Engineering and Information Technology of the University of Malaga.


Coffee breaks and lunches will be provided by the restaurant in the School of Telecommunication Engineering and Information Technology.

Guided visit to the city center and dinner

All attendants are invited to enjoy a visit to the city centre organized by the people of Malaga a Pie. The visit lasts about 2 hours and show us such emblematic places of Malaga as the cathedral, the Alcazaba, the Roman Theatre, the squares best know as the Plaza de la Merced, the Constitucion and walk through the streets and places Malaga's most charming (without entering any monument). The visit will be the Thrusday 24, and will start at 19:00h from the Plaza de la Constitucion.
After this visit, we will have dinner in the Taberna El Piyayo (C/Granada 36). We have closed a menu where meat and fish is present (Please, consult it here). Please, let us know (ajbandera@uma.es) if you prefer a vegetarian/vegan menu or need any other change on the menu.
  • Beneficiary: CTIC2019 - Universidad de Malaga
  • Beneficiary address: Avda. Cervantes 2, Malaga, Spain
  • Subject:[803019880000-W92]
  • IBAN Code: ES24 2103 0146 9600 3002 8661


Phone: + 34 952 13 28 45

Email: ajbandera@uma.es

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