IMScience, previously VIPLAB, is a research lab hosted at and certified by PUC Minas (Belo Horizonte Campus, Brazil), and it has started its operation in 2004. The main project areas are: digital image, video and audio processing; multimedia indexing and retrieval; multimedia content analysis. Many projects have been conducted with cooperation of other institutions and/or labs, such as NPDI/DCC/UFMG, IC/UNICAMP, TEXMEX/IRISA and ESIEE/FRANCE. And, besides the projects developed with the participation of several graduate and undergraduate students, IMScience has also been involved in bilateral programs for international cooperation such as FAPEMIG-INRIA, CAPES-BRAFITEC and CAPES-COFECUB.
A partnership between IMScience and ESCO have started in Dec 2020 in order to apply image analysis to identify ground engaging tool.
IMScience leads the Observatório COVID at PUC Minas. Other researches groups also participate of this initiative: LEASDLE, Graduate Program in Geography and Graduate Program in Dentistry.
IMScience was officially considered, in 2020, as an Associated Team of LinkMedia Team (IRISA/France).
Acceptance of CAPES/COFECUB project involving Brazil-France being coordinated by Prof. Silvio - December, 2018
First defensis in English in our Graduate Program in Informatics - 20th November, 2017