Visual Informatics: Bridging Research and Practice: First International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2009 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 11-13, 2009 Proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2009, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in November 2009.

The 82 revised research papers presented together with four invited keynote papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 216 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on virtual technologies and systems, virtual environment, visualization, engineering and ...

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2009, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in November 2009.

The 82 revised research papers presented together with four invited keynote papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 216 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on virtual technologies and systems, virtual environment, visualization, engineering and simulation, as well as visual culture, services and society.

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Keynotes.- Detecting Emotions from Connected Action Sequences.- High Performance Computing for Visualisation and Image Analysis.- CCTV Video Analytics: Recent Advances and Limitations.- Video Forgery and Special Effect Production.- Virtual Technologies and Systems.- Segmentation of the Left Ventricle in Myocardial Perfusion SPECT Using Active Shape Model.- Hierarchical Approach for Fast and Efficient Collision Detection in Urban Simulation.- Generating 3D Visual Expression Using Semantic Simplification Description Based on Logical Representation.- Optimal Discrete Wavelet Frames Features for Texture-Based Image Retrieval Applications.- Design Architecture for IMPlayer as a Tool for Supporting Visual Education Presentation.- Vision-Based Mobile Robot Navigation Using Image Processing and Cell Decomposition.- Automated Segmentation and Retrieval System for CT Head Images.- Real-Time Object-Based Video Segmentation Using Colour Segmentation and Connected Component Labeling.- Automatic Vertebral Fracture Assessment System (AVFAS) for Spinal Pathologies Diagnosis Based on Radiograph X-Ray Images.- Quasi-Gaussian DCT Filter for Speckle Reduction of Ultrasound Images.- Additional Cues Derived from Three Dimensional Image Processing to Aid Customised Reconstruction for Medical Applications.- A New Approach of Skull Fracture Detection in CT Brain Images.- Application of Information Visualization Techniques in Representing Patients’ Temporal Personal History Data.- Development of Total Knee Replacement Digital Templating Software.- Inter-frame Enhancement of Ultrasound Images Using Optical Flow.- Segmentation of Sinus Images for Grading of Severity of Sinusitis.- A Proposed Biologically Inspired Model for Object Recognition.- Visualization of the Newly Designed Jig and Fixture for Computer-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery.- The Determination of the Number of Suspicious Clustered Micro Calcifications on ROI of Mammogram Images.- Assessment of Ulcer Wounds Size Using 3D Skin Surface Imaging.- Enhanced Lips Detection and Tracking System.- Time-Space-Activity Conflict Detection Using 4D Visualization in Multi-storied Construction Project.- Virtual Environment.- Haptic Texture Rendering Based on Visual Texture Information: A Study to Achieve Realistic Haptic Texture Rendering.- Multi-tiered S-SOA, Parameter-Driven New Islamic Syariah Products of Holistic Islamic Banking System (HiCORE): Virtual Banking Environment.- Tangible Interaction in Learning Astronomy through Augmented Reality Book-Based Educational Tool.- Using Wavelet Extraction for Haptic Texture Classification.- Mixed Reality Book: A Visualization Tool.- Usability Evaluation of Multimedia Courseware (MEL-SindD).- Development of an Augmented Reality Rare Book and Manuscript for Special Library Collection (AR Rare-BM).- Virtual Visualisation Laboratory for Science and Mathematics Content (Vlab-SMC) with Special Reference to Teaching and Learning of Chemistry.- Augmented Reality as a Remedial Paradigm for Negative Numbers: Content Aspect.- Collaborative Augmented Reality: Multi-user Interaction in Urban Simulation.- ViSTREET: An Educational Virtual Environment for the Teaching of Road Safety Skills to School Students.- Designing 3 Dimensional Virtual Reality Using Panoramic Image.- Design Framework for Sketch Based Technique in 3D Navigation of Cluttered Virtual Environment.- Applying Virtual Rehearsal Principle in Developing a Persuasive Multimedia Learning Environment (PMLE).- Visualization, Engineering and Simulation.- Retracted: Visualization of Positive and Monotone Data by Rational Quadratic Spline.- Thickness Characterization of 3D Skin Surface Images Using Reference Line Construction Approach.- An Approach to Derive Parametric L-System Using Genetic Algorithm.- Recyclable Waste Paper Sorting Using Template Matching.- Noise Detection Fuzzy (NDF) Filter for Removing Salt and Pepper Noise.- Handwriting Recognition Algorithm in Different Languages: Survey.- United Zernike Invariants for Character Images.- Using Animation in Active Learning Tool to Detect Possible Attacks in Cryptographic Prools.- Secure Minutiae-Based Fingerprint Templates Using Random Triangle Hashing.- Combinatorial Color Space Models for Skin Detection in Sub-continental Human Images.- Visualization of JPEG Metadata.- Fingerprint Classification Based on Analysis of Singularities and Image Quality.- An Algorithm for Treating Uncertainties in the Visualization of Pipeline Sensors’ Datasets.- Event Based Simulator for Parallel Computing over the Wide Area Network for Real Time Visualization.- Adaptive-Neuro Fuzzy Inference System for Human Posture Classification Using a Simplified Shock Graph.- Extraction and Classification of Human Gait Features.- Salt and Pepper Noise Removal from Document Images.- Color Image Magnification: Geometrical Pattern Classification Approach.- Lifting Scheme DWT Implementation in a Wireless Vision Sensor Network.- Illumination Compensation for Document Images Using Local-Global Block Analysis.- Automatic Image Annotation Using Color K-Means Clustering.- Image Compression Using Stitching with Harris Corner Detector and SPIHT Coding.- SMARViz: Soft Maximal Association Rules Visualization.- Visualisation Enhancement of HoloCatT Matrix.- Modeling of Electromagnetic Waves Using Statistical and Numerical Techniques.- Visual Language Framework for Plant Modeling Using L-System.- Inclusion of Property Profile in the Production Rule Pattern for Visualization Software Design.- Low Memory Implementation of Saliency Map Using Strip-Based Method.- Baseline Image Classification Approach Using Local Minima Selection.- Orientation Features-Based Face Detection by Using Local Orientation Histogram Framework.- Estimating Extremal Planes to Extract Crest Lines from Volumetric Data.- Designing of Roaming Prool for Bluetooth Equipped Multi Agent Systems.- Logical Heuristic Algorithm in Extracting 2D Structure Thinned Binary Image into Freeman Chain Code (FCC).- VisEL: Visualisation of Expertise Level in a Special Interest Group Knowledge Portal.- genDMG: A Generic Graph Representation Layout to Visualize Existing Software Artifacts.- An Automatic Optical Flow Based Method for the Detection and Restoration of Non-repetitive Damaged Zones in Image Sequences.- Visual Culture, Services and Society.- Are Visual Informatics Actually Useful in Practice: A Study in a Film Studies Context.- The Effect of Visual of a Courseware towards Pre-University Students’ Learning in Literature.- Visual Learning in Application of Integration.- Learning Science Using AR Book: A Preliminary Study on Visual Needs of Deaf Learners.- Usage-Centered Design Approach in Design of Malaysia Sexuality Education (MSE) Courseware.- V2S: Voice to Sign Language Translation System for Malaysian Deaf People.- Real World Issues in Developing a Malaysian Forest Battlefield Environment for Small Unit Tactics Using 3D Graphics.- Students Perception towards the Implementation of Computer Graphics Technology in Class via Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) Model.- Information System Development Model: Theories Analysis and Guidelines.- Assistive Courseware for Visually-Impaired.- Erratum to: Visualization of Positive and Monotone Data by Rational Quadratic Spline.

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