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The 2009 International Workshop on Local and NonLocal Approximation in Image Processing, LNLA 2009 will be be held on August 1921, 2009, at Gustavelund Conference Hotel, Tuusula, FINLAND (near Helsinki). It is organized by Tampere International Center for Signal Processing (TICSP) and sponsored by Nokia, the IEEE SP/CAS Chapter in Finland, EURASIP, and TICSP.
BookThe concepts, theory, and methodology of the modern spatially adaptive (nonparametric regression based) signal and image processing are presented in the new book: Local Approximation Techniques in Signal and Image Processing by V. Katkovnik, K. Egiazarian, and J. Astola, SPIE Press, Monograph Vol. PM157, September 2006. Hardcover, 576 pages, ISBN 0819460923 Table of contents and preface Sample Pages (PDF, 209 KB) 

The LASIP routines for anisotropic image restoration are used to drive powerful transformbased algorithms for ShapeAdaptive DCT image filtering. These newly developed image denoising and deblurring methods achieve superior restoration performance.  


The LASIP routines for Multiframe Blind Deconvolution are used for restoration of an image from its multiple blurred and noisy observations. 

This section provides LASIP routines for the Fitted Local Likelihood (FLL) technique. The FLL is a novel statistical multiple hypothesis testing rule based on the local maximum likelihood estimation. This proposed statistics provides better performance for both Gaussian and nonGaussian imaging (Gaussian, Poisson, Bernoulli models). 

We propose a novel image denoising strategy based on an enhanced sparse representation in transformdomain. The enhancement of the sparsity is achieved by grouping similar 2D image fragments (e.g. blocks) into 3D data arrays which we call "groups". Collaborative filtering is a special procedure developed to deal with these 3D groups. We realize it using the three successive steps: 3D transformation of 3D group, shrinkage of transform spectrum, and inverse 3D transformation. The result is a 3D estimate that consists of the jointly filtered grouped image blocks. By attenuating the noise, the collaborative filtering reveals even the finest details shared by grouped blocks and at the same time it preserves the essential unique features of each individual block. The filtered blocks are then returned to their original positions.  








