Module Identifier CS24110  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Dr Yonghuai Liu  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Frederic Labrosse, Dr Reyer Zwiggelaar, Dr Yonghuai Liu, Mr David J Smith  
Pre-Requisite CS12230 or equivalent  
Course delivery Lecture   15 Hours plus 3 workshops and 4 lectures for peer presentations.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Comparison scientific paper (8 pages in LNCS format) based on a set of selected image processing topics.  60%
Semester Assessment Demonstration based on the above paper to be delivered to the peer group.  40%
Supplementary Assessment Scientific paper.  100%
Further details  

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
express a consolidated and extended understanding and knowledge of various image processing topics and techniques: colour space, image formation, image compression, image enhancement, image features, texture, and classification.

compare, critically evaluate and discuss alternative techniques.

describe a method and design experiments to evaluate techniques.


The module is intended to introduce basic image processing topics and techniques. The manipulation of image data can be seen as fundamental to a number of advanced computer vision, visualization, and game aspects. In addition, the development of digital imaging in main-stream life makes this unit stands on its own as well.

Brief description

The module will form a generic introduction to image processing. It will start with the image formation and compression process. Subsequently several image filtering techniques will be discussed in order to enhance images. The use of these techniques with regard to image features, texture, and classification will be covered. It will make clear links between programming and image processing. In the workshops, how to do experimental study of some selected image processing topics from data collection, algorithm development and analysis, programming and implementation, result analysis, and how to write a scientific paper will be discussed.


Introduction to Image Processing (1 lecture)

Mathematical Techniques (2 lectures)

Colour Space (1 lecture)

Image Formation (1 lecture)

Image Compression (2 lectures)

Image Enhancement (2 lectures)

Image Features (2 lectures)

Texture (2 lectures)

Classification (2 lectures)

Module Skills

Problem solving Analysis and evaluation of image processing techniques  
Research skills Covered by directed reading and scientific review paper  
Communication Covered by demonstration of selected image processing topics.  
Personal Development and Career planning Peer assessment. The assessment mimics a scientific conference.  


This module is at CQFW Level 5