Interview with Jean-Luc Dugelay – Editor-in-Chief of the EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing

In this first interview of our blog series about the SpringerOpen EURASIP journals, Jean-Luc Dugelay tells us more about himself and the journal. He gives some tips for submitting to the journal and more.

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

My name is Jean-Luc Dugelay. I am a professor at EURECOM Sophia Antipolis, and an expert in imaging security.

In 2015, I co-chaired the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) in Nice and the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) in Quebec City. I am an elected member of the EURASIP Board of Directors and the Regional Director-at-Large of the IEEE Signal Processing Society for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Why did you decide to become Editor-in-Chief of the EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing at the time, and what are your ambitions for the journal in the future?

EURASIP_JIVPI am the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal that is today known as the  EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing. 10 years ago, I was contacted by the original publisher to launch a new journal based on the open access concept, which was highly controversial within the signal processing community at that time. I accepted the challenge of starting a new journal from scratch with enthusiasm. The name of the journal at that time was International Journal of Image and Video Processing. In 2006, after the publication of a number of successful special issues, the journal was endorsed by the scientific society EURASIP and became the EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing. A few years later (in 2010), the journal was included in the THOMSON REUTERS master journal list, and it obtained its first impact factor one year later. In 2011 the journal changed publisher, moving to SpringerOpen. Over the last few years, the journal’s Impact Factor has increased continually, and it has attracted more and more submissions.

How has the journal’s field advanced in the last few years and what do you think will be an important focus of research in the next several years?

There have been various advances in image processing over recent years, but I think that one key point was the market entrance of new visual sensors and devices that provide more information than classical sensors in terms of depth, viewpoint, resolution, definition, and mobility. They open the doors for new applications and new capacities related to image and video processing. However, image processing is a rapidly changing field. For example, currently, deep learning attracts a lot of attention, but it is hard to predict which will be the hot topics in five or ten years’ time.

What advice would you give a researcher before submitting to the EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing?

The basics of a good manuscript have changed little over the years

The basics of a good manuscript have changed little over the years and are the same for any journal: an appropriate, state-of-the-art topic and associated bibliography, a relevant technical contribution and some significant reproducible results.

How do you see open access helping (or not) the development of your EURASIP journal?

EURASIP was one of the first scientific societies to believe in the concept of open access. I think that the strategy decided by the Board of Directors 10 years ago [to publish the journals open access] put the EURASIP SpringerOpen journals in a very good position for their future development.

Visit the journal website to learn more about the EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing


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