- Preliminary program updated on September 6 2001 -

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Invited speakers
Andrew Blake, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK
Jean-Marc Chassery, Laboratoire LIS, ENSIEG, France
Jitendra Malik, UC Berkeley, USA

Wednesday 26

8:30 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:20 Opening address

Session 1 - Object and Shape Detection (Chairman Gerard Sommer)
9:20 - 9:40 Automatic Character Location and Segmentation in Color Scene Images.
H. Wang

9:40 - 10:10 Lip Detection and Tracking.
A. Caplier

10:10 - 10:30 Recognition of Shape-Changing Hand Gestures Based on Switching Linear Model.
M. Jeong, Y. Kuno, N. Shimada, and Y. Shirai

10:30 - 10:50 2D Shape Recognition by Hidden Markov Models.
M. Bicego and V. Murino
10:50 - 11:10 Coffee break

Session 2 - Face Recognition
11:10 - 11:30 Bayesian Face Recognition with Deformable Image Models.
B. Moghaddam, C. Nastar, and A. Pentland

11:30 - 11:50 Spatial Clustering of Pixels in the Mouth Area of Face Images.
M. Sadeghi, J. Kittler, and K. Messer

11:50 - 12:10 Eigenspace-Based Recognition of Faces: Comparisons and a New Approach.
P. Navarrete and J. Ruiz-del-Solar

12:10 - 12:30 Integrated 2D and 3D Images for Face Recognition.
Y. Wang, C. Chua, Y. Ho, and Y. Ren
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

Session 3 - Image Segmentation (Chairman Manuel Trucco)
14:00 - 14:20 Feature Based Merging of Application Specific Regions.
A. Rydberg and G. Borgefors

14:20 - 14:40 Maximum Likelihood Motion Segmentation Using Eigendecomposition.
A. Robles-Kelly and E. Hancock

14:40 - 15:00 Wavelet-Based Texture Segmentation of Remotely Sensed Images.
M. Acharyya and M. Kundu
16:30 - 17:00 Opening at Palazzo Steri

Invited talk
17:00 - 18:00 Visual Grouping and Object Recognition.
J. Malik
18:00 - 19:30 Welcome party

Thursday 27

Session 4 - Feature Extraction
9:00 - 9:20 Motion Detection with Non-stationary Background.
Y. Ren, C. Chua, and Y. Ho

9:20 - 9:40 Analysing and Simplifying Histograms Using Scale-Trees.
S. Gibson and R. Harvey

9:40 - 10:00 Vanishing Point Detection: Representation Analysis and New Approaches.
V. Cantoni, L. Lombardi, M. Porta, and N. Sicard

10:00 - 10:20 A Fast Recursive Algorithm for the Computation of Axial Moments.
R. Palenichka, C. Valenti, and M. Zaremba
10:20 - 10:50 Coffee break

Poster Session A - Early Vision and Image Analysis
A Modified Fuzzy ART for Image Segmentation.
L. Cinque, G. Foresti, A. Gumina, and S. Levialdi

Real-Time Tracking and Reproduction of 3D Human Body Motion.
C. Colombo, A. Del Bimbo, and A. Valli

Image Segmentation for Appearance-Based Self-Localisation.
P. Zingaretti and L. Bossoletti

Circle Detection Based on Orientation Matching.
M. Ceccarelli, A. Petrosino, and G. Laccetti

Concurrent Edge/Region Detection from a Peano Scan.
G. Seetharaman, S. Bouchafa, and B. Zavidovique

Increasing Efficiency of Hausdorff Approach for Tracking Real Scenes with Complex Enviroments.
E. Nielsen, J. Navarro, and M. Tejera

Remote Sensed Images Segmentation through Shape Refinement.
G. Gallo, G. Grasso, S. Nicotra, and A. Pulvirenti

Temporal Filtering of Disparity Measurements.
L. Di Stefano, S. Mattoccia, G. Neri, and D. Piccinini

Clustering Context Properties of Wavelet Coefficients in Automatic Modelling and Image Coding.
J. Lehtinen and J. Kivijärvi

Intermediate Representation in Model Based Recognition Using Straight Line and Ellipsoidal Arc Primitives.
S. Nedevschi, T. Marita, and D. Puiu

Attentive Billboards.
I. Haritaoglu and M. Flickner

Image Analysis of Crosswalk.
T. Shioyama, H. Wu, Y. Nishibe, N. Nakamura, and S. Kitawaki

Noise Filtering of Periodic Image Sequences.
A. Plebe

Multiscale Fundamental Forms: a Multimodal Image Wavelet Representation.
P. Scheunders

Multivalued Image Segmentation Based on First Fundamental Form.
P. Scheunders
Session 5 - Applications I (Chairman Maria Concetta Maccarone)
10:50 - 11:10 Text Enhancement with Asymmetric Filter for Video OCR.
D. Chen, K. Shearer, and H. Boulard

11:10 - 11:30 Towards Teleconferencing by View Synthesis and Large-Baseline Stereo.
F. Isgrò, E. Trucco, and L. Xu

11:30 - 11:50 Impact of Pixel per Processor Ratio on Embedded SIMD Architectures.
A. Gentile and D. Wills

11:50 - 12:10 A Neurodynamical Retinal Network Based on Reaction-Diffusion Systems.
M. Keil, G. Cristóbal, and H. Neumann

12:10 - 12:30 3D Biological Object Detection and Labeling in Multidimensional Microscopy Imaging.
J. Wang, A. Trubuil, and C. Graffigne
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch

Invited talk
14:30 - 15:30 Digital Geometry Fundaments.
J. Chassery
Session 6 - Image Retrieval (Chairman Alberto Del Bimbo)
15:30 - 15:50 ConText: A Technique for Image Retrieval Integrating CONtour and TEXTure Information.
R. Distasi, M. Nappi, M. Tucci, and S. Vitulano

15:50 - 16:10 Using Contextual Information for Image Retrieval.
L. Gregory and J. Kittler

16:10 - 16:30 A Method for Content-based Similarity Retrieval of Images using Two Dimensional DP Matching Algorithm.
Y. Liu, H. Emoto, T. Fujii, and S. Ozawa
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break

Poster Session B - Pattern Recognition and Image Inference
RF*IPF: A Weighting Scheme for Multimedia Information Retrieval.
J. Wang and Y. Du

Texture Synthesis Using Image Pyramids and Self-Organizing Maps.
P. Parada and J. Ruiz-del-Solar

A Semi-direct Approach to Structure from Motion.
P. Favaro, H. Jin, and S. Soatto

Discriminant Basis for Object Classification.
D. Guillamet and J. Vitrià

A Genetic Algorithm for Image Segmentation.
G. Lo Bosco

Neural Network Analysis of MINERVA Scene Analysis Benchmark.
M. Markou, S. Singh, and M. Sharma

Learning and Caricaturing the Face Space Using Self-Organization and Hebbian Learning for Face Processing.
A. Pujol, H. Wechsler, and J. Villanueva

A Probabilistic Model for the Human Skin Color.
T. Caetano and D. Barone

View Synthesis from Two Uncalibrated Images.
F. Dornaika

A Flexible Algorithm for Image Matching.
F. Odone, E. Trucco, and A. Verri

Effectiveness Evaluation of Word Characteristics Obtained from 3-D Image Information for Lipreading.
K. Uda, N. Tagawa, A. Minagawa, and T. Moriya

Automatic Graph Extraction from Color Images.
T. Lourens, H. Okuno, and H. Kitano

Using Feature-Vector Based Analysis, Based on Principal Component Analysis and Independent Component Analysis, for Analyzing Hyperspectral Images.
H. Muhammed, P. Ammenberg, and E. Bengtsson

Automatic Features Detection for Overlapping Face Images on their 3D Range Models.
R. Lanzarotti, P. Campadelli, and N. Borghese

Weighted Distance Transforms in Rectangular Grids.
I. Sintorn and G. Borgefors

A Hierarchical Framework for Modal Correspondence Matching.
M. Carcassoni and E. Hancock
Session 7 - Early vision (Chairman Vito Roberto)
17:00 - 17:20 A System for Tracking Laboratory Animals Based on Optical Flow and Active Contours.
Z. Kalafatic, S. Ribaric, and V. Stanisavljevic

17:20 - 17:40 An Information-Theoretic Approach to Active Vision.
G. Boccignone, M. Ferraro, and T. Caelli

17:40 - 18:00 Real-time Disparity Analysis for Applications in Immersive Tele-Conference Scenarios: A Comparative Study.
O. Schreer, N. Brandenburg, and P. Kauff
18:00 - 19:30 IAPR Italian Chapter meeting

20:00 Social Dinner

Friday 28

Invited talk

9:00 - 10:00 Integrated Tracking with Vision and Sound.
A. Blake
Session 8 - Video Processing (Chairman Aurelio Campilho)
10:00 - 10:20 Detecting Objects, Shadows and Ghosts in Video Streams by Exploiting Color and Motion Information.
R. Cucchiara, C. Grana, M. Piccardi, and A. Prati

10:20 - 10:40 Detection and Description of Human Running Behaviour in Sports Video Multimedia Database.
F. Cheng, W. Christmas, and J. Kittler

10:40 - 11:00 Model Tracking for Video-Based Virtual Reality.
A. Valinetti, A. Fusiello, and V. Murino
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

Poster Session C - Visual Processing for Communication
Classifying Audio of Movies by a Multi-Expert System.
M. De Santo, G. Percannella, C. Sansone, and M. Vento

A World Wide Web Region-Based Image Search Engine.
I. Kompatsiaris, E. Triantafyllou, and M. Strintzis

Texture Classification for Content-Based Image Retrieval.
R. Pirrone and M. La Cascia

Effective Moving Cast Shadow Detection for Monocular Color Image Sequences.
G. Fung, N. Yung, G. Pang, and A. Lai

Quantitative Assessment of Qualitative Color Perception in Image Database Retrieval.
M. Albanesi, S. Bandelli, and M. Ferretti

Adaptive Color Image Compression Based on Visual Attention.
N. Ouerhani, J. Bracamonte, H. Hügli, M. Ansorge, and F. Pellandini

Comparison and Combination of Adaptive Query Shifting and Feature Relevance Learning for Content-Based Image Retrieval.
G. Giacinto, F. Roli, and G. Fumera

Minimum Entropy Transform Using Gabor Wavelets for Image Compression.
S. Fischer and G. Cristóbal

Interactive Texture Synthesis.
P. Parada, J. Ruiz-del-Solar, M. Köppen, and W. Plagges

A Local Color Descriptor for Efficient Scene-Object Recognition.
E. Bigorgne, C. Achard, and J. Devars
Session 9 - Classification and modeling (Chairman Virginio Cantoni)
11:10 - 11:30 Modeling Dense Range Images through Fast Polygonal Approximations.
H. Pedrini

11:30 - 11:50 A Method for Error Rejection in Multiple Classifier Systems.
G. Fumera, F. Roli, and G. Vernazza

11:50 - 12:10 Global Optimization of Deformable Surface Meshes Based on Genetic Algorithms.
J. Tohka

12:10 - 12:30 A Robust Eigendecomposition Framework for Inexact Graph-Matching.
B. Luo and E. Hancock
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

Poster Session D - Applications
From Cross-Country Autonomous Navigation to Intelligent Deep Space Communications: Visual Sensor Processing at JPL.
R. Manduchi, L. Matthies, and F. Pollara

Similarity-Based Approach to Earthenware Reconstruction.
M. Kanoh, S. Yasuhara, S. Kato, and H. Itoh

Knowledge Based Reconstruction of Buildings.
I. Suveg and G. Vosselman

Recognition Driven Burst Transmissions in Distributed Third Generation Surveillance Systems.
F. Oberti, G. Ferrari, and C. Regazzoni

Representing Volumetric Vascular Structures Using Curve Skeletons.
I. Nyström, G. Sanniti di Baja, and S. Svensson

IMAGENCIES: Network Image Services for Telemedicine Applications.
V. Roberto and V. Della Mea

A Genetic Algorithm for Scratch Removal from Static Images.
D. Tegolo and F. Isgrò

A Naive Approach to Compose Aerial Images in a Mosaic Fashion.
D. Tegolo and C. Valenti

Classification of Cat Ganglion Retinal Cells and Implications for Shape-Function Relationship.
R. Coelho, C. Valenti, J. Tanaka, and L. Costa

ISAR Image Analysis by Subspace Method: Automatic Extraction and Identification of Ship Profile.
A. Maki, K. Fukui, K. Onoguchi, and K. Maeda

A Neural Network-Based Image Processing System for Detection of Vandal Acts in Unmanned Railway Environments.
C. Sacchi, C. Regazzoni, and G. Vernazza

A Taxonomy for Image Authentication Techniques and its Application to the Current State of the Art.
M. Albanesi, M. Ferretti, and F. Guerrini

Analysis of Pixel-Level Algorithms for Video Surveillance Applications.
L. Di Stefano, G. Neri, and E. Viarani

Efficient Methods for Scratch Removal in Image Sequences.
L. Maddalena

Material Determination from Reflectance Properties in Aerial Urban Images.
A. Carrilero, M. Maître, and M. Roux

A Vision Agent for Mobile Robot Navigation in Time-Variable Environments.
A. Chella, S. Vitabile, and R. Sorbello

Goal Distance Estimation in Soccer Game.
A. Branca, E. Stella, N. Ancona, and A. Distante
Session 10 - Applications II (Chairman Marco Ferretti)
14:00 - 14:20 Road Signs Recognition Using a Dynamic Pixel Aggregation Technique in the HSV Color Space.
S. Vitabile, G. Pollaccia, G. Pilato, and F. Sorbello

14:20 - 14:40 Grey-level Morphology Based Segmentation of MRI of the Human Cortex.
R. Hult

14:40 - 15:00 Improved Minimum Distance Classification with Gaussian Outlier Detection for Industrial Inspection.
D. Toth and T. Aach

15:00 - 15:20 Root Growth Analysis in Physiological Coordinates.
N. Kirchgeßner, H. Spies, H. Scharr, and U. Schurr
15:20 - 15:50 Coffee break

Session 11 - Image Compression (Chairman Gianni Vernazza)
15:50 - 16:10 Contextual Color Quantization Algorithm.
M. Yu and K. Lo

16:10 - 16:30 Psychovisual and Statistical Optimization of Quantization Tables for DCT Compression Engines.
S. Battiato, M. Mancuso, A. Bosco, and M. Guarnera

16:30 - 16:50 Detection of Blocking Artifacts of Compressed Still Image.
G. Triantafyllidis, D. Tzovaras, and M. Strintzis