Azad, Pedram1st ed. - U.K. : Elektor International Media, 2008.
Computer vision is probably the most exciting branch of image processing, and the number of applications in robotics, automation technology and quality control is constantly increasing. Unfortunately entering this research area is, as yet, not simple. Those who are interested must first go through a lot of books, publications and software libraries. With this book, however, the first step is easy. The theoretically well-founded content is understandable and is supplemented by many practical examples. Source code is provided with the specially developed platform-independent open source library IVT in the programming language C/C++. The use of the IVT is not necessary, but it does make for a much easier entry and allows first developments to be quickly produced.Among other subjects, the following are dealt with in the fundamentals section of the book: Lighting, optics, camera technology, transfer standards, camera calibration, image enhancement, segmentation, filters, correlation and stereo vision. The practical section provides the efficient implementation of the algorithms, followed by many interesting applications such as interior surveillance, bar code scanning, object recognition, 3D scanning, 3D tracking, a stereo camera system and much more.
Hauppauge, N.Y. : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 
Computer vision is the science and technology of machines that see, where seeing in this case means that the machine is able to extract information from an image that is necessary to solve some task. This book presents topical research in the study of computer vision, including computer vision systems in micromechanics; genetic algorithm-based face recognition; algebraic topology for computer vision and computer vision by laser metrology and algorithms of artificial intelligence.
Shapiro, Linda G.Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c2001.
For upper level courses in Computer Vision and Image Analysis. Provides necessary theory and examples for students and practitioners who will work in fields where significant information must be extracted automatically from images. Appropriate for those interested in multimedia, art and design, geographic information systems, and image databases, in addition to the traditional areas of automation, image science, medical imaging, remote sensing and computer cartography. The text provides a basic set of fundamental concepts and algorithms for analyzing images, and discusses some of the exciting evolving application areas of computer vision.