editors, S. Baldo, F. Normant & C. Tricot
Fractal sets serve as excellent models in physics, chemistry, biology and other fields. However, the actual applications of these models are often unknown even to specialists in fractal theories. The communication of recent results utilizing fractal concepts in experimental and industrial engineering research was thus a major challenge to the above conference. The resulting proceedings which are published here are organized around five main themes: materials processing, flow, natural sciences, signal and image analysis and mathematical methods. Almost 50 papers are included in this volume. Besides the classical topics, the book introduces an important session on fractal signal and image analysis, a subject which is rapidly gaining recognition in computer science and engineering for its promising industrial applications.