Some of the organizers of SIRW formed a collaboration to organize future workshops to follow a similar format. The organizing committee planned the next workshop for November 2004 in Annapolis, MD. The workshop name was changed to Solar Image Processing Workshop (SIPWII). SIPWII again brought together researchers from the field of solar physics, image processing and data mining. The workshop lasted for 3 days and consisted of invited talks, contributed talks and posters. This workshop focused on using current, up-to-date image processing techniques to maximize the scientific return from space- and ground-based solar observatories. SIPWII also introduced break-out sessions or working groups to discuss the topics of (1) the definition of CMEs for the purpose of detection and tracking, (2) techniques for ground-based image reconstruction, and (3) magnetic field image data. Some of the work presented in the workshop as well as related work in the field was published in a twenty-four paper Topical Issue of Solar Physics (Gallagher et al. 2005). Given the success of this workshop and the expressed interest of its participants, the organizing committee decided to continue these workshops roughly every 2 years with the location alternating between Europe and the United States.


Session 1 – General Introductory Session
C. Alex Young – Overview of Image Processing in Solar Physics (invited)
David Berghmans – SWAP & LYRA onboard PROBA-2, Solar event recognition on a technology demonstration mission
Brian Welsch – Combining Local Correlation Tracking with the Magnetic Induction Equation
Aleksandra Andic – Short period oscilations in the solar atmosphere
Dario Del Moro – Solar Photospheric and Chromospheric Patterns analyzed via Information Entropy
Athanassis Katsiyannis – Automated detection of oscillations on SECIS observations using wavelet analysis
Bogdan Nicula – The Solar Weather Browser
Tom Bridgman – Trends in Solar Data Visualization for Research and Education/Public Outreach

Session 2 – Multi-scale Methods
Guillermo Stenborg – A Review ofWavelet Techniques in Solar Image Processing (invited)
Valentyna Abramenko – Multifractal analysis of solar images
Veronique Delouille – Wavelet spectrum analysis of EIT-SoHO observations
Manolis Georgoulis – Manifestations and Diagnostics of Turbulence in the Solar Atmosphere
K. Revathy – Fractal based fuzzy technique for detection of active regions from solar images
Peter W. Schuck – The Accurate and Precise Estimation of Velocity and Associated Uncertainties of Flows in Solar Image Sequences
Scott McIntosh – Shape up or Shapelets


Session 3 – Image Restoration and Enhancement
Carsten Denker – Image Reconstruction in Solar Physics (invited)
Katarzyna Mikurda – Automated recognition and tracing of G-band bright points
Michiel van Noort – Multi-Object Phase Diversity Solar Image Reconstruction
Mats Lofdahl – Image quality effects from wavelength dependent pupil apodisation in narrow-band filters
Craig DeForest – Truth, Distortions, and Lies: An Image Resampling Primer
Stanislava Simberova – Multichannel Blind Deconvolution as a Tool for Solar Image Restoration
Serena Criscuoli – First results of Phase Diversity technique at THEMIS
Richard Schwartz – RHESSI Imaging
Stephen White – Imaging with the Frequency Agile Solar Radiotelescope


Session 4 Reports on the Breakout Sessions – Informal presentations and discussion of breakout session findings.

Session 5 – Feature Recognition and Classification
Frank Shih – Overview of Machine Learning in Solar Physics (invited)
Valentina Zharkova – Solar Feature Catalogues in EGSO
Markus Aschwanden – Feature Recognition Algorithms applied to solar EUV images
Eva Robbrecht – Entering the era of automated CME recognition: a review of existing tools
Pietro Bernasconi – Results from an Advanced Automated Filament Detection and Characterization Code
Nicolas Fuller – Automatic detection of prominences usingMeudon spectroheliograms
Stanley Ipson – Automatic comparison of magnetic field inversion with filament data from the Solar Feature Catalogue
Sergei Zharkov – Solar Cycle Statistics extracted from the Sunspot Feature Catalogue
Trung Nguyen – On Learning of Sunspot Classification
Ali Benkhalil – Using the Solar Feature Catalogue for Tracking Solar Active Regions and Search for Classification parameters
Elena Podladchikova – EIT wave and dimmings recognition algoritm for STEREO/SECCHI data

Session 6 – Future Prospects for Solar Imaging
Frank Hill – The Future of Solar Imaging (invited)

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