ISMM 2019

The International Symposium on Mathematical Morphology (ISMM) has established itself as the main scientific event in the field. We will be delighted to host the 14th International Symposium on Mathematical Morphology (ISMM 2019) at the Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany. The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers, students, and practitioners of mathematical morphology and related methodologies, to present and discuss new advances in the field, be they purely theoretical developments or novel applications.

Proceedings will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

LNCS 11564 entitled Mathematical Morphology and Its Applications to Signal and Image Processing is available at the Springer Shop now. Further information can be found at the Springer-Website.

News (23.07.19)
New features of ISMM 2019

  • Online Access to ISMM 2019 Proceedings

    Here you can find access to the LNCS article.
  • On-Site Printing of Posters

    The printing department of the Saarland University and it's main library located on campus, offers the opportunity of free-of-charge on-site printing of posters size A0 or A1 to the participants of ISMM 2019.

    • Send the poster named firstauthorfamilyname­-ismm2019poster.pdf to the contact (see below) latest by 3 July, 14:00.
    • the author will receive an email stating that either printing has been successful or has not been successful at the latest
      by 4 July, 16:00.
    • In case of successful printing, the poster will be available at the ISMM 2019 reception desk on July 8th and 9th under "firstauthorfamilyname".
  • Supplementary Poster Session

    At ISMM 2019 we will host a supplementary poster session in parallel to the regular poster session of peer-reviewed articles. In this additional session young scientists have the opportunity to present their contributions and/or research work close to mathematical morphology and/or discrete geometry. We hope to initiate interdisciplinary discussion in regard to knowledge of mathematical morphology and related fields. The topics treated in the posters may range from already published articles, to software solutions, information about research consortiums, and future events. This session is also open for those authors who want to supplement their review-approved oral presentation by a poster.

    Supplementary posters will not be peer-reviewed and hence are not considered an official publication. However, to ensure that the supplementary posters are appropriate and in accordance with the topic of ISMM 2019 as an international conference, the organizers reserve the right to reject proposals for posters or posters without further justification. To this end PDF-files of supplementary posters have to be sent to latest by 1 May, and the author will receive a notice from the organizers on the status of the proposed supplementary poster by 15 May.

    In case of an affirmative response the author may proceed to the on-site printing process as described above.


Registration is now closed.

General Information and Program

Information about travelling, accommodation and a preliminary program can be found here.
Please check for updates regularly.

Main topics of interest include (but are not limited to)

  • Algebraic Theory:

    morphology on complete lattices and semilattices, representation of morphological operators, fuzzy morphology, connected operators, morphology on graphs, morphology on surface meshes and riemannian manifolds.
  • Nonlinear Scale Space Theory:

    morphological decompositions, morphological PDEs, level set methods, morphological wavelets, morphological regularization.
  • Discrete Geometry and Combinatorial Topology:

    grids, discrete objects, discrete model properties, digitization schemes, metrics and distance transformation, skeletons, discrete tomography.
  • Random Sets Theory and Geometrical Probability:

    Boolean model for sets and functions, stochastic simulation of random media.
  • (max,+) Mathematics and Idempotent Analysis for Image and Signal Processing.

  • Image Filtering:

    color and multi-channel morphology, morphology on tensor fields, geodesic transformations, adaptive morphology, attribute filtering.
  • Image Segmentation:

    watershed segmentation, hierarchical segmentation, color and multi-channel image segmentation, texture segmentation, clustering of spatial data.
  • Computational Mathematical Morphology:

    algorithms, architectures, data structures and programming paradigms for efficient implementation of morphological operators.
  • Applications:

    astronomy, geosciences and remote sensing, (bio)medical imaging, material science, data analysis, document processing, content-based information retrieval, video surveillance, industrial control, visualization.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 30 December 2018 15 January 2019 (final extension)
Notification of acceptance: 1 March 2019 11 March 2019
Camera ready paper: 1 April 2019
Conference date: 8-10 July 2019

Plenary Speakers

  • David Coeurjolly
    Université de Lyon,

  • Fred A. Hamprecht
    HCI / IWR, Heidelberg University, Germany,
    Visiting Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden

  • Boguslaw Obara
    Department of Computer Science
    Durham University
    United Kingdom


Local Organizing Committee

Bernhard Burgeth, Saarland University,
Andreas Kleefeld, Forschungszentrum Jülich,
Benoît Naegel, Strasbourg University,
Nicolas Passat, Reims Champagne-Ardenne University,
Benjamin Perret, ESIEE-Paris,

Steering Committee

Detailed list
Angulo, Jesús, Mines ParisTech, France
Barrera, Junior, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Benediktsson, Jón Atli, University of Iceland
Bloch, Isabelle, Télécom ParisTech, France
Borgefors, Gunilla, Uppsala University, Sweden
Chanussot, Jocelyn, Grenoble INP, France
Keshet, Renato, Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Israel
Kimmel, Ron, Technion, Israel
Luengo Hendriks, Cris, Flagship Biosciences Inc., Colorado, USA
Maragos, Petros, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Najman, Laurent, ESIEE Paris, France
Ronse, Christian, Université de Strasbourg, France
Salembier, Philippe, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Schonfeld, Dan, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Soille, Pierre, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Italy
Talbot, Hugues, CentraleSupélec, France
Wilkinson, Michael H. F., University of Groningen, Netherlands

PC members

Detailed list
Angulo, Jesús, Mines ParisTech, France
Aptoula, Erchan, Gebze Technical University, Turkey
Asplund , Teo, Uppsala University, Sweden
Balázs, Péter, University of Szeged, Hungary
Bertrand, Gilles, ESIEE Paris, France
Baldacci, Fabien, Université de Bordeaux, France
Bilodeau, Michel, Mines ParisTech, France
Bloch, Isabelle, Télécom ParisTech, France
Blusseau, Samy, Mines ParisTech, France
Borgefors, Gunilla, Uppsala University, Sweden
Bosilj, Petra, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Boutry, Nicolas, EPITA, France
Breuß, Michael, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany
Brunetti, Sara, Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy
Burgeth, Bernhard, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
Caissard, Thomas, Université Lyon 1, France
Carlinet, Edwin, EPITA, France
Cavallaro, Gabriele, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
Chanda, Bhabatosh, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Chanussot, Jocelyn, Grenoble INP, France
Chassery, Jean-Marc, CNRS, France
Čomić, Lidija, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Comon, Pierre, CNRS, France
Couprie, Michel, ESIEE Paris, France
Cousty, Jean, ESIEE Paris, France
Curic, Vladimir, Klarna, Sweden
Dalla Mura, Mauro, Grenoble INP, France
Damiand, Guillaume, CNRS, France
Debayle, Johan, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France
Decencière, Étienne, Mines ParisTech, France
Dela Haije, Tom, Datalogisk Institut, Denmark
Didas, Stephan, Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld, Germany
Dokládal, Petr, Mines ParisTech, France
Evans, Adrian, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Ferri, Massimo, Università di Bologna, Italy
Feschet, Fabien, Université Clermont Auvergne, France
Frouin, Frédérique, Inserm, France
Genctav, Asli, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Géraud, Thierry, EPITA, France
Grélard, Florent, Université Lyon 2, France
Grossiord, Éloïse, IUCT - Oncopôle, France
González-Díaz, Rocío, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Gonzalez-Lorenzo, Aldo, Aix-Marseille Université, France
Guimarães, Silvio, PUC Minas, Brazil
Jalba, Andrei, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
Jeulin, Dominique, Mines ParisTech, France
Jiménez, María José, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Kiran, Bangalore Ravi, NAVYA Group, France
Kleefeld, Andreas, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
Krähenbühl, Adrien, Université de Strasbourg, France
Kropatsch, Walter, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Kumaki, Takeshi, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Kurtz, Camille, Université Paris Descartes, France
Lagorre, Corinne, Université Paris-Est Créteil, France
Lefèvre, Sébastien, Université Bretagne Sud, France
Lindblad, Joakim, Uppsala University, Sweden
Loménie, Nicolas, Université Paris Descartes, France
Lozes, François, Université de Caen Normandie, France
Machairas, Vaïa, Mines ParisTech, France
Malmberg, Filip, Uppsala University, Sweden
Maragos, Petros, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Marcotegui, Beatriz, Mines ParisTech, France
Mari, Jean-Luc, Aix-Marseille Université, France
Mazo, Loïc, Université de Strasbourg, France
Meinke, Jan, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
Merveille, Odyssée, Université de Strasbourg, France
Meyer, Fernand, Mines ParisTech, France
Modersitzki, Jan, University of Lübeck, Germany
Molina-Abril, Helena, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Monasse, Pascal, École des Ponts ParisTech, France
Morard, Vincent, GE Healthcare, France
Naegel, Benoît, Université de Strasbourg, France
Najman, Laurent, ESIEE Paris, France
Normand, Nicolas, Université de Nantes, France
Noyel, Guillaume, International Prevention Research Institute, France
Obara, Boguslaw, Durham University, United Kingdom
Ouzounis, Georgios, Arlo Technologies, Inc., USA
Passat, Nicolas, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
Perret, Benjamin, ESIEE Paris, France
Pinoli, Jean-Charles, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France
Pluta, Kacper, Technion, Israel
Puybareau, Élodie, EPITA, France
Randrianasoa, Jimmy Francky, Télécom Saint-Étienne, France
Real, Pedro, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Robic, Julie, Clarins Laboratories, France
Ronse, Christian, Université de Strasbourg, France
Rousseau, François, IMT Atlantique, France
Salembier, Philippe, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Santana Maia, Deise, Université Paris-Est, France
Scharr, Hanno, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
Sivignon, Isabelle, CNRS, France
Soille, Pierre, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Italy
Svalbe, Imants, Monash University, Australia
Talbot, Hugues, CentraleSupélec, France
Tankyevych, Olena, CHU Milétrie, Poitiers, France
Tari, Sibel, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Tochon, Guillaume, EPITA, France
Vacavant, Antoine, Université Clermont Auvergne, France
Van Droogenbroeck, Marc, Université de Liège, Belgium
van de Gronde, Jasper, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Velasco-Forero, Santiago, Mines ParisTech, France
Weber, Jonathan, Université de Haute-Alsace, France
Welk, Martin, UMIT, Hall/Tyrol, Austria
Wilkinson, Michael H.F., University of Groningen, Netherlands
Xu, Yongchao, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Zaehle, Henryk, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany

Paper submission

Paper submission is now closed.