Monday, August 08, 2022

Direct ToF Single-Photon Imaging (IEEE TED June 2022)

The June 2022 issue of IEEE Trans. Electron. Devices has an invited paper titled Direct Time-of-Flight Single-Photon Imaging by Istvan Gyongy et al. from University of Edinburgh and STMicroelectronics. 

This is a comprehensive tutorial-style article on single-photon 3D imaging which includes a description of the image formation model starting from first principles and practical system design considerations such as photon budget and power requirements.

Abstract: This article provides a tutorial introduction to the direct Time-of-Flight (dToF) signal chain and typical artifacts introduced due to detector and processing electronic limitations. We outline the memory requirements of embedded histograms related to desired precision and detectability, which are often the limiting factor in the array resolution. A survey of integrated CMOS dToF arrays is provided highlighting future prospects to further scaling through process optimization or smart embedded processing.

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

CFP: International Workshop on Image Sensors and Imaging Systems 2022

The 5th International Workshop on Image Sensors and Imaging Systems (IWISS2022) will be held in December 2022 in Japan. This workshop is co-sponsored by IISS.

-Frontiers in image sensors based on conceptual breakthroughs inspired by applications-

Date: December 12 (Mon) and 13 (Tue), 2022

Venue: Sanaru Hall, Hamamatsu Campus, Shizuoka University 

Access: see

Address: 3-5-1 Johoku, Nakaku, Hamamatsu, 432-8561 JAPAN

Official language: English


In this workshop, people from various research fields, such as image sensing, imaging systems, optics, photonics, computer vision, and computational photography/imaging, come together to discuss the future and frontiers of image sensor technologies in order to explore the continuous progress and diversity in image sensors engineering and state-of-the-art and emerging imaging systems technologies. The workshop is composed of invited talks and a poster session. We are accepting approximately 20 poster papers, whose submission starts in August, with deadline on October 14 (Fri), 2022. A Poster Presentation Award will be given to the selected excellent paper. We encourage everyone to submit the latest original work. Every participant is required to register online by December 5 (Mon), 2022. On-site registration is NOT accepted. Since the workshop is operated by a limited number of volunteers, we can offer only minimal service; therefore, no invitation letters for visa applications to enter Japan can be issued.

Latest Information: Call for Paper, Advance Program

Poster Session
Submit a paper:
Submission deadline: Oct. 14(Fri), 2022 (Only title, authors, and short abstract are required)
Please use the above English page. DO NOT follow the Japanese instructions at the bottom of the page.
Notification of acceptance: by Oct. 21 (Fri)

Manuscript submission deadline: Nov. 21 (Mon), 2022 (2-page English proceeding is required)
One excellent poster will be awarded.

Plenary and Invited Speakers


“Deep sensing - Jointly optimize imaging and processing –“ by
Hajime Nagahara (Osaka University, Japan)

[Invited Talks]
- Image Sensors
“InGaAs/InP and Ge-on-Si SPADs for SWIR applications” by Alberto Tosi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
“CMOS SPAD-Based LiDAR Sensors with Zoom Histogramming TDC Architectures” by Seong-Jin Kim et al. (UNIST, Korea)
"TBD" by Min-Sun Keel (Samsung Electronics, Korea)
“Modeling and verification of a photon-counting LiDAR” by Sheng-Di Lin (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung Univ., Taiwan)
- Computational Photography/Imaging and applications “Computational lensless imaging by coded optics” by Tomoya Nakamura (Osaka Univ., Japan)
“TBD” by Miguel H. Conde (Siegen Univ.) “TBD” by TBD (Toronto Univ.)

- Optics and Photonics
“Optical system integrated time-of-flight and optical coherence tomography for high-dynamic range distance measurement” by Yoshio Hayasaki et al. (Utsunomiya Univ., Japan)
“High-speed/ultrafast holographic imaging using an image sensor” by Yasuhiro Awatsuji et al. (Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan)
“Near-infrared sensitivity improvement by plasmonic diffraction technology” by Nobukazu Teranishi et al. (Shizuoka Univ, Japan)

- Image sensor technologies: fabrication process, circuitry, architectures
- Imaging systems and image sensor applications
- Optics and photonics: nanophotonics, plasmonics, microscopy, spectroscopy
- Computational photography/ imaging
- Applications and related topics on image sensors and imaging systems: e.g., multi-spectral imaging, ultrafast imaging, biomedical imaging, IoT, VR/AR, deep learning, ...

Online Registration for Audience
Registration is necessary due to the limited number of available seats.
Registration deadline is Dec. 5 (Mon).
Register and pay online from the following website: <to appear>

Registration Fee
Regular and student: approximately 2,000-yen (~15 USD)
Note: This price is for purchasing the online proceeding of IWISS2022 through the ITE. If you cannot join the workshop due to any reason, no refund will be provided.

Collaboration with MDPI Sensors Special Issue
Special Issue on "Recent Advances in CMOS Image Sensor"
Special issue editor: Dr. De Xing Lioe
Paper submission deadline: Feb. 25 (Sat), 2023
The poster presenters are encouraged to submit a paper to this special issue!
Note-1: Those who do not give a presentation in the IWISS2022 poster session are also welcome to submit a paper!
Note-2: Sensors is an open access journal, the article processing charges (APC) will be applied to accepted papers.
Note-3: For poster presenters of IWISS2022, please satisfy the following conditions.

The submitted extended papers to the special issue should have more than 50% new data and/or extended content to make it a real and complete journal paper. It will be much better if the Title and Abstract are different with that of conference paper so that they can be differentiated in various databases. Authors are asked to disclose that it is conference paper in their cover letter and include a statement on what has been changed compared to the original conference paper.