Computational Cameras and Displays

Computational photography has become an increasingly active area of research within the computer vision community. Within the few last years, the amount of research has grown tremendously with dozens of published papers per year in a variety of vision, optics, and graphics venues. A similar trend can be seen in the emerging field of computational displays – spurred by the widespread availability of precise optical and material fabrication technologies, the research community has begun to investigate the joint design of display optics and computational processing. Such displays are not only designed for human observers but also for computer vision applications, providing high-dimensional structured illumination that varies in space, time, angle, and the color spectrum. This workshop is designed to unite the computational camera and display communities in that it considers to what degree concepts from computational cameras can inform the design of emerging computational displays and vice versa, both focused on applications in computer vision.

The CCD workshop series serves as an annual gathering place for researchers and practitioners who design, build, and use computational cameras, displays, and projector-camera systems for a wide variety of uses. The workshop solicits papers, posters, and demo submissions on all topics relating to projector-camera systems.

Previous CCD Workshops:
CCD2017, CCD2016, CCD2015, CCD2014, CCD2013, CCD2012

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: March 5th 2018
  • Paper acceptance notification: April 3rd 2018
  • Camera-ready deadline: April 10th 2018
  • Poster/demo submission deadline: May 30th 2018
  • Workshop date: June 22nd 2018



The CCD workshop is part of the CVPR 2018 workshops. Please see the CVPR webpage for information on venue, accommodations, and other details!

The CCD workshop is taking place at Room 254 - C of the convention center.


Latest News

  • January 28th 2018: Website online.
  • April 26th 2018: Keynote speakers and program announced.


Paper Submissions

Paper submissions are handled through the workshop's CMT website:

The paper submission deadline is Moday, March 5th 2018. Submissions can be up to 8 pages in length (excluding references) prepared using the CVPR-CCD Author Kit. Supplementary material can also be submitted if appropriate. Videos should be in a common format, e.g., MPEG-1, MPEG-4, XviD, or DivX. The submission and review process is double blind, so please avoid providing any information that may identify the authors.

The accepted papers will appear in the CVPR proceedings, on IEEE Xplore and on the CVF website.


Poster/Demo Submissions

CCD's poster and demo session provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to present recently published works or late-breaking results. Note that unlike paper submissions, posters and demos do not have to be original works.

To submit a poster or demo, email us directly at with the subject "CCD Poster" by May 30th. Submissions should include a title, authors, affiliations, and a short description of the proposed poster or demo. We also encourage submitting supporting material (e.g. published papers, videos).


8:30 – 8:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:45 – 9:45

Keynote talk

Extra-terrestrial computational imaging, with down-to-Earth outcomes
Yoav Schechner, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

9:45 – 10:15 Poster spotlights
10:15 – 10:45 Morning break
10:45 – 11:45

Session 1

Space-Time-Brightness Sampling Using an Adaptive Pixel-Wise Coded Exposure
Hajime Nagahara, Toshiki Sonoda, Dengyu Liu, Jinwei Gu

Invited Talk: Time resolved computational imaging through scattering
Guy Satat, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Invited Talk: Depth from Differential Defocus
Emma Alexander, Harvard University

11:45 – 13:15 Lunch break
13:15 – 14:15

Session 2

Multi-Capture Dynamic Calibration of Multi-Camera Systems
Avinash Kumar, Manjula Gururaj, Kalpana Seshadrinathan, Ramkumar Narayanswamy

Jittered Exposures for Image Super-Resolution
Nianyi Li, Scott McCloskey, Jingyi Yu

Invited Talk: Visual Rhythm and Vibration Analysis
Abe Davis, Stanford University

14:15 – 15:15

Keynote talk

Imaging with Scattered Light
Ori Katz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

15:15 – 16:15 Afternoon break and poster/demo session
16:15 – 17:15

Keynote talk

Computing Realities: A Journey from Virtual to Mixed Reality and Spatial Computing
Laura Trutoiu, Magic Leap

17:15 – 17:30 Closing Remarks

Keynote talks

Yoav Schechner

Yoav Schechner, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Title: Extra-terrestrial computational imaging, with down-to-Earth outcomes

Abstract: TBA.

Bio: After physics degrees and research specializing in wave optics and being a former weather forecaster, Yoav Schechner earned PhD in Electrical Engineering in 2000. He specializes in computational photography and diverse physics-based inverse problems. He had been a research scientist at Nayar's lab (CS, Columbia U.), before joining the Technion as faculty in 2002. He was a visiting scientist in MIT-CSAIL, Caltech and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The JPL experience was an introduction to big-science projects, prompting him to a take a sustained research effort in atmospheric sciences. This path follows his research on underwater imaging, multiplexed sensing, polarization and diffractive optics (depth from rotating point spread functions). Recent works include "3D in natural random refractive distortions" (The Fumio Okano Best 3D Paper Award) - describing virtual periscopes and turbulence tomography; “Computational imaging on the electric grid" (Best Student Paper, CVPR 2017) and "Dynamic heterodyne interferometry" (Best Paper Award, ICCP 2018).

Ori Katz

Ori Katz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Title: Imaging with Scattered Light

Abstract: Random scattering of light in complex samples such as biological tissue renders most objects opaque to optical imaging techniques, diffusing every focused beam into a complicated speckle pattern. However, although random, scattering is a deterministic process, and it can be undone and also exploited by controlling the incident optical wavefront, using computer controlled spatial light modulators (SLMs). These insights form the basis for the emerging field of optical wavefront-shaping. Opening the path to new possibilities, such as imaging through visually opaque samples and around corners. The major challenge in the field today is in determining the required wavefront correction without accessing the far side (target side) of the scattering sample. I will present some of our recent efforts in addressing this challenge. These include the use of optical nonlinearities, the photoacoustic effect, and acousto-optics to focus and control light non-invasively inside scattering samples. I will also show how by exploiting inherent correlations of scattered light, it is possible to image through scattering layers and "around corners" using nothing but a smartphone camera. If time permits, I will present the use of these principles for endoscopic imaging through optical fibers.

Bio: Ori Katz is the head of the Advanced Imaging Lab at the Department of Applied Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research is focused on overcoming the limitations imposed by light scattering on imaging through visually opaque samples or around corners, by combining scattered light and (ultra)sound for computational imaging. Ori obtained his PhD in Physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot (2012), and performed his post-doctoral research at Institut Langevin (ESPCI) and Labpratoire Kastler Brossel (ENS) in Paris.

Laura Trutoiu

Laura Trutoiu, Magic Leap

Title: Computing Realities: A Journey from Virtual to Mixed Reality and Spatial Computing

Abstract: In the past five years we have seen an exponential increase in the available technology, both software and hardware, for virtual (VR), augmented (AR), and mixed reality (MR) applications. The full history of MR technology though is deeper and richer. I will share the progression of technology through the lens of my personal journey from VR to MR and spatial computing. I will discuss my prior research in instrumenting VR headsets with an emphasis on novel sensing technology and communication as a key driving scenario and conclude by discussing spatial computing, the north star for next generation computing platforms.

Bio: Laura Trutoiu is a Senior Computer Scientist in Magic Leap’s Advanced Technology office in Seattle. Her research spans computer graphics, human perception, and sensing and interaction for virtual and mixed reality systems. Laura’s prior work has focused on enabling face-to-face communication in head-mounted displays and realistic facial animations for avatars. She graduated with a PhD from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University where she worked on perceptually valid facial animation. Laura has conducted research in several industry labs including Disney Research, Industrial Light and Magic, Oculus Research, and currently Magic Leap.


Workshop chairs

Mohit Gupta, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sanjeev J. Koppal, University of Florida
Ioannis Gkioulekas, Carnegie Mellon University


Program committee

Salman Asif, University of California, Riverside
Nicolas Bonneel, CNRS
Ayan Chakrabarti, Washington University in St. Louis
Oliver Cossairt, Northwestern University
Felix Heide, Stanford University
Jason Holloway, Northwestern University
Suren Jayasuriya, Arizona State University
Achuta Kadambi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ulugbek Kamilov, Washington University in St. Louis
Guru Krishnan, Snap
Jean-Francois Lalonde, Université Laval
Douglas Lanman, Oculus Research
Chia-Kai Liang, Google
Belen Masia, Universidad de Zaragoza
Nathan Matsuda, Northwestern University
Kaushik Mitra, Rice University
Matthe O'Toole, Stanford University
Adithya Pediredla, Rice University
Aswin Sankaranarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University
Jinli Suo, Tsinghua University
Yuichi Taguchi, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs
James Tompkin, Brown University
Jian Wang, Carnegie Mellon University


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