Advances in Visual Computing: Third International Symposium, ISVC 2007, Lake Tahoe, NV, USA, November 26-28, 2007, Proceedings, Part II


The two volume set LNCS 4841 and LNCS 4842 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Visual Computing, ISVC 2007, held in Lake Tahoe, NV, USA, in November 2007. The 77 revised full papers and 42 poster papers presented together with 32 full and five poster papers of six special tracks were carefully reviewed and selected. The papers cover the four main areas of visual computing: vision, graphics, ...

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The two volume set LNCS 4841 and LNCS 4842 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Visual Computing, ISVC 2007, held in Lake Tahoe, NV, USA, in November 2007. The 77 revised full papers and 42 poster papers presented together with 32 full and five poster papers of six special tracks were carefully reviewed and selected. The papers cover the four main areas of visual computing: vision, graphics, visualization, and virtual reality.

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Motion and Tracking II
Visible and Infrared Sensors Fusion by Matching Feature Points of Foreground Blobs   Pier-Luc St-Onge   Guillaume-Alexandre Bilodeau     1
Multiple Combined Constraints for Optical Flow Estimation   Ahmed Fahad   Tim Morris     11
Combining Models of Pose and Dynamics for Human Motion Recognition   Roman Filipovych   Eraldo Ribeiro     21
Optical Flow and Total Least Squares Solution for Multi-scale Data in an Over-Determined System   Homa Fashandi   Reza Fazel-Rezai   Stephen Pistorius     33
A Hardware-Friendly Adaptive Tensor Based Optical Flow Algorithm   Zhao-Yi Wei   Dah-Jye Lee   Brent E. Nelson     43
Segmentation/Feature Extraction/Classification
Image Segmentation That Optimizes Global Homogeneity in a Variational Framework   Wei Wang   Ronald Chung     52
Image and Volume Segmentation by Water Flow   Xin U. Liu   Mark S. Nixon     62
A Novel Hierarchical Technique for Range Segmentation of Large Building Exteriors   Reyhaneh Hesami   Alireza Bab-Hadiashar   Reza Hosseinnezhad     75
Lip Contour Segmentation Using Kernel Methods and Level Sets   A. Khan   W. Christmas   J. Kittler     86
A Robust Two Level Classification Algorithm for Text Localization in Documents   R. Kandan   Nirup Kumar Reddy   K.R. Arvind   A.G. Ramakrishnan     96
Image Classification from Small Sample, with Distance Learning and Feature Selection   Daphna Weinshall   Lior Zamir     106
ST1: Intelligent Algorithms for Smart Monitoring of Complex Environments
Comparison of Techniques for Mitigating the Effects of Illumination Variations on the Appearance of Human Targets   C. Madden   M. Piccardi   S. Zuffi     116
Scene Context Modeling for Foreground Detection from a Scene in Remote Monitoring   Liyuan Li   Xinguo Yu   Weimin Huang     128
Recognition of Household Objects by Service Robots Through Interactive and Autonomous Methods   Al Mansur   Katsutoshi Sakata   Yoshinori Kuno     140
Motion Projection for Floating Object Detection   Zhao-Yi Wei   Dah-Jye Lee   David Jilk   Robert Schoenberger     152
Real-Time Subspace-Based Background Modeling Using Multi-channel Data   Bohyung Han   Ramesh Jain     162
A Vision-Based Architecture for Intent Recognition   Alireza Tavakkoli   Richard Kelley   Christopher King   Mircea Nicolescu    Monica Nicolescu   George Bebis     173
Combinatorial Shape Decomposition   Ralf Juengling   Melanie Mitchell     183
Rotation-Invariant Texture Recognition   Javier A. Montoya-Zegarra   Joao P. Papa   Neucimar J. Leite   Ricardo da Silva Torres   Alexandre X. Falcao     193
A New Set of Normalized Geometric Moments Based on Schlick's Approximation   Ramakrishnan Mukundan     205
Shape Evolution Driven by a Perceptually Motivated Measure   Sergej Lewin   Xiaoyi Jiang   Achim Clausing     214
The Global-Local Transformation for Invariant Shape Representation   Konstantinos A. Raftopoulos   Stefanos D. Kollias     224
A Vision System for Recognizing Objects in Complex Real Images   Mohammad Reza Daliri   Walter Vanzella   Vincent Torre     234
ST3: Image Databases
RISE-SIMR: A Robust Image Search Engine for Satellite Image Matching and Retrieval   Sanjiv K. Bhatia   Ashok Samal   Prasanth Vadlamani     245
Content-Based Image Retrieval Using Shape and Depth from an Engineering Database   Amit Jain   Ramanathan Muthuganapathy   Karthik Ramani     255
Automatic Image Representation for Content-Based Access to Personal Photo Album   Edoardo Ardizzone   Marco La Cascia   Filippo Vella     265
Geographic Image Retrieval Using Interest Point Descriptors   Shawn Newsam   Yang Yang     275
ST6: Soft Computing in Image Processing and Computer Vision
Feed Forward Genetic Image Network: Toward Efficient Automatic Construction of Image Processing Algorithm   Shinichi Shirakawa   Tomoharu Nagao     287
Neural Networks for Exudate Detection in Retinal Images   Gerald Schaefer   Edmond Leung     298
Kernel Fusion for Image Classification Using Fuzzy Structural Information   Emanuel Aldea   Geoffroy Fouquier   Jamal Atif   Isabelle Bloch     307
A Genetic Approach to Training Support Vector Data Descriptors for Background Modeling in Video Data   Alireza Tavakkoli   Amol Ambardekar   Mircea Nicolescu   Sushil Louis     318
Video Sequence Querying Using Clustering of Objects' Appearance Models   Yunqian Ma   Ben Miller   Isaac Cohen     328
Learning to Recognize Complex Actions Using Conditional Random Fields   Christopher I. Connolly     340
Intrinsic Images by Fisher Linear Discriminant   Qiang He   Chee-Hung Henry Chu     349
Shape-from-Shading Algorithm for Oblique Light Source   Osamu Ikeda     357
Pedestrian Tracking from a Moving Host Using Corner Points   Mirko Meuter   Dennis Muller   Stefan Muller-Schneiders   Uri Iurgel   Su-Birm Park   Anton Kummert     367
3D Reconstruction and Pose Determination of the Cutting Tool from a Single View   Xi Zhang   Xiaodong Tian   Kazuo Yamazaki   Makoto Fujishima     377
Playfield and Ball Detection in Soccer Video   Junqing Yu   Yang Tang   Zhifang Wang   Lejiang Shi     387
Single-View Matching Constraints   Klas Nordberg     397
A 3D Face Recognition Algorithm Based on Nonuniform Re-sampling Correspondence   Yanfeng Sun   Jun Wang   Baocai Yin     407
A Novel Approach for Storm Detection Based on 3-D Radar Image Data   Lei Han   Hong-Qing Wang   Li-Feng Zhao   Sheng-Xue Fu     417
A New Approach for Vehicle Detection in Congested Traffic Scenes Based on Strong Shadow Segmentation   Ehsan Adeli Mosabbeb   Maryam Sadeghi   Mahmoud Fathy     427
A Robust Method for Near Infrared Face Recognition Based on Extended Local Binary Pattern   Di Huang   Yunhong Wang   Yiding Wang     437
Surface Signature-Based Method for Modeling and Recognizing Free-Form Objects   H.B. Darbandi   M.R. Ito   J. Little     447
Integrating Vision and Language: Semantic Description of Traffic Events from Image Sequences   Takashi Hirano   Shogo Yoneyama   Yasuhiro Okada   Yukio Kosugi     459
Rule-Based Multiple Object Tracking for Traffic Surveillance Using Collaborative Background Extraction   Xiaoyuan Su   Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar   Xingquan Zhu   Andres Folleco     469
A Novel Approach for Iris Recognition Using Local Edge Patterns   Jen-Chun Lee   Ping S. Huang   Chien-Ping Chang   Te-Ming Tu     479
Automated Trimmed Iterative Closest Point Algorithm   R. Synave   P. Desbarats   S. Gueorguieva     489
Classification of High Resolution Satellite Images Using Texture from the Panchromatic Band   Maria C. Alonso   Maria A. Sanz   Jose A. Malpica     499
Deriving a Priori Co-occurrence Probability Estimates for Object Recognition from Social Networks and Text Processing   Guillaume Pitel   Christophe Millet   Gregory Grefenstette      509
3D Face Reconstruction Under Imperfect Tracking Circumstances Using Shape Model Constraints   H. Fang   N.P. Costen     519
A Combined Statistical-Structural Strategy for Alphanumeric Recognition   N. Thome   A. Vacavant     529
The Multiplicative Path Toward Prior-Shape Guided Active Contour for Object Detection   Wei Wang   Ronald Chung     539
On Shape-Mediated Enrolment in Ear Biometrics   Banafshe Arbab-Zavar   Mark S. Nixon     549
Determining Efficient Scan-Patterns for 3-D Object Recognition Using Spin Images   Stephan Matzka   Yvan R. Petillot   Andrew M. Wallace     559
A Comparison of Fast Level Set-Like Algorithms for Image Segmentation in Fluorescence Microscopy   Martin Maska   Jan Hubeny   David Svoboda   Michal Kozubek     571
Texture-Based Objects Recognition for Vehicle Environment Perception Using a Multiband Camera   Yousun Kang   Kiyosumi Kidono   Yoshikatsu Kimura   Yoshiki Ninomiya     582
Object Tracking Via Uncertainty Minimization   Albert Akhriev     592
Detection of a Speaker in Video by Combined Analysis of Speech Sound and Mouth Movement   Osamu Ikeda     602
Extraction of Cartographic Features from a High Resolution Satellite Image   Jose A. Malpica   Juan B. Mena   Francisco J. Gonzalez-Matesanz     611
Expression Mimicking: From 2D Monocular Sequences to 3D Animations   Charlotte Ghys   Maxime Taron   Nikos Paragios   Nikos Komodakis   Benedicte Bascle     621
Object Recognition: A Focused Vision Based Approach   Noel Trujillo   Roland Chapuis   Frederic Chausse   Michel Naranjo     631
A Robust Image Segmentation Model Based on Integrated Square Estimation   Shuisheng Xie   Jundong Liu   Darlene Berryman   Edward List   Charles Smith   Hima Chebrolu     643
Measuring Effective Data Visualization   Ying Zhu     652
Automatic Inspection of Tobacco Leaves Based on MRF Image Model   Yinhui Zhang   Yunsheng Zhang   Zifen He   Xiangyang Tang     662
A Mesh Meaningful Segmentation Algorithm Using Skeleton and Minima-Rule   Zhi-Quan Cheng   Kai Xu   Bao Li   Yan-Zhen Wang   Gang Dang   Shi-Yao Jin     671
Fast kd-Tree Construction for 3D-rendering Algorithms Like Ray Tracing   Sajid Hussain   Hakan Grahn     681
Phase Space Rendering   Andre Hinkenjann   Thorsten Roth     691
Automatic Extraction of a Quadrilateral Network of NURBS Patches from Range Data Using Evolutionary Strategies   John William Branch   Flavio Prieto   Pierre Boulanger     701
Chip Viz: Visualizing Memory Chip Test Data   Amit P. Sawant   Ravi Raina   Christopher G. Healey     711
Enhanced Visual Experience and Archival Reusability in Personalized Search Based on Modified Spider Graph   Dhruba J. Baishya     721
Probe-It! Visualization Support for Provenance   Nicholas Del Rio   Paulo Pinheiro da Silva     732
Portable Projection-Based AR System   Jihyun Oh   Byung-Kuk Seo   Moon-Hyun Lee   Hanhoon Park   Jong-Il Park     742
Adaptive Chrominance Correction for a Projector Considering Image and Screen Color   Sun Hee Park   Sejung Yang   Byung-Uk Lee     751
Easying MR Development with Eclipse and InTml   Pablo Figueroa   Camilo Florez     760
Unsupervised Intrusion Detection Using Color Images   Grant Cermak   Karl Keyzer     770
Pose Sampling for Efficient Model-Based Recognition   Clark F. Olson     781
Video Segmentation for Markerless Motion Capture in Unconstrained Environments   Martin Cote   Pierre Payeur   Gilles Comeau     791
Hardware-Accelerated Volume Rendering for Real-Time Medical Data Visualization   Rui Shen   Pierre Boulanger     801
Fuzzy Morphology for Edge Detection and Segmentation   Atif Bin Mansoor   Ajmal S. Mian   Adil Khan   Shoab A. Khan     811
Author Index     823
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