JMIV Special Issue

JMIV Special Issue: Geometry and Statistics: Manifolds and Stratified
Spaces in Bioimaging

Manuscript submission deadline: February 1 2013


Dear Colleague,

We are happy to invite the submission of original research and review papers to the special issue "Geometry and Statistics: Manifolds and Stratified Spaces in Bioimaging" of Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision (JMIV).

Traditional statistical methods analyze data in Euclidean spaces. In many bioimaging problems, however, data is best described in non-Euclidean spaces. Some types of imaging data, such as 2-dimensional shapes, are naturally modeled on manifolds. However, even basic statistical notions such as PCA do not have an obvious well-defined translation into the manifold world. Even more complicated data spaces are needed to describe shapes from 3-dimensional images, which are now standard in bioimaging. Spaces of 3-dimensional shapes are not manifolds, but singular, stratified group quotients, where statistical measurements are not obviously well defined or computable. The class of stratified spaces also contains spaces of graphs and trees, which receive a growing interest in medical image analysis, where graphs and trees actually appear, e.g., as blood vessel networks, brain connectivity graphs, airway trees or dendrite trees. We aim to make the special issue an overview of current results and problems from Geometry and Statistics of nonlinear data spaces, to serve as a coherent source of information for the broader statistics, applied statistics and imaging communities. All papers will undergo a rigorous peer review process.

We welcome papers within, but not restricted to, the following topics:
- Statistics on manifolds, stratified spaces and more general metric spaces
- Metric geometry and statistics
- Statistical analysis of structured data, such as trees and graphs
- Topology and data analysis
- Applications of nonlinear statistics, especially in bioimaging

Important dates:

Manuscript submission deadline: February 1 2013
First review ready: April 30 2013
Revised manuscript submission deadline: May 31 2013
Second review ready: August 30 2013
Final manuscript submission deadline: September 30 2013

Submissions can be made by selecting the special issue as article type in the JMIV submission system (

Guest Editors:
Mads Nielsen (Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen)
Francois Lauze (Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen)
Aasa Feragen (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen and Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen)
Eva Bjørn Vedel Jensen (Department of Mathematics, Aarhus University)
Andrew A. du Plessis (Department of Mathematics, Aarhus University)