VISNET II

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Full title

Networked Audiovisual Media Technologies

Duration of project

36 months starting from July 2006

Funding source

6th European Frame Programme (EU FP6)

Funding number

FP6-IST-1-038398

Description

VISNET II built on the success and achievements of the VISNET NoE to continue the progress towards achieving the NoE mission of creating a sustainable world force in Networked Audiovisual (AV) Media Technologies. VISNET II was a network of excellence with a clear vision for integration, research and dissemination plans. VISNET II brought together 12 leading European organisations in the field of Networked Audiovisual Media Technologies. The consortium consisted of organisations known for their proven track record as well as both national and international reputations in audiovisual information technologies. VISNET II integratet a number of researchers who have made significant contributions to the advance of this field of technology through standardisation activities, international publications, conferences and workshops activities, patents as well as many other prestigious achievements. The 12 integrated organisations represented 7 European states spanning across a major part of Europe, thereby promising the efficient dissemination of resulting technological development and exploitation to larger communities. VISNET II will continue to be coordinated by the Centre for Communication Systems Research (CCSR), a part of an academic school at the University of Surrey that is heavily involved in EU IST projects and is one of the 2 only universities in the UK which have achieved a 5*A ranking in the last RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) carried out for UK universities. VISNET II had a demonstrable plan of activities involving all its member organisations for the first 3 years of its lifetime as well as a clear vision for durability and sustainability thereafter.

Research activities

The research activities within VISNET II include:

  • Video Coding
  • Audiovisual Media Processing
  • Security
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Journal papers

  • Y. Maret, F. Dufaux, and T Ebrahimi, Adaptive Image Replica Detection based on Support Vector Classifiers, Signal Processing: Image Communication, 2009
  • U. Hoffmann , J. Naruniec , A. Yazdani, and T. Ebrahimi, Face Detection Using Discrete Gabor Jets and a Probabilistic Model of Colored Image Patches, CCIS series (Communications in Computer and Information Science) published by Springer-Verlag, 2009
  • M. Ouaret, F. Dufaux and T. Ebrahimi, Iterative Multiview Side Information for Enhanced Reconstruction in Distributed Video Coding, EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing, (Special issue on DVC), vol. 2009, Article ID 591915, doi:10.1155/2009/591915, 2009
  • S. Ye, M. Ouaret, F. Dufaux and T. Ebrahimi, Improved Side Information Generation for Distributed Video Coding by Exploiting Spatial and Temporal Correlations, EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing, (Special issue on DVC), vol. 2009, Article ID 683510, doi:10.1155/2009/683510, 2009

Theses

  • Y. Maret, Efficient image duplicate detection based on image analysis, PhD Thesis, April 2007
  • C. Torralbo Gimeno, Camera Tracking using Natural Feature Point Matching for Augmented Reality, MSc Thesis Report, September 2007
  • U. Hoffmann, Bayesian Machine Learning Applied in a Brain-Computer Interface for Disabled Users, PhD Thesis, September 2007
  • M. Ouaret, Selected Topics on Distributed Video Coding, PhD Thesis, January 2009

Conference papers

  • D. Marimon, Y. Abdeljaoued, B. Palacios and T. Ebrahimi, Feature point tracking combining the Interacting Multiple Model filter and an efficient assignment algorithm, Proc. of the IS&T/SPIE Conf. on Visual Communications and Image Processing, January 2007
  • D. Marimon, Y. Maret, Y. Abdeljaoued and T. Ebrahimi, Particle filter-based camera tracker fusing marker- and feature point-based cues, Proc. of the IS&T/SPIE Conf. on Visual Communications and Image Processing, January 2007
  • D. Marimon and T. Ebrahimi, Combination of video-based camera trackers using a dynamically adapted particle filter, 2nd International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP07), March 2007
  • Y. Maret, D. Marimón, F. Dufaux, T. Ebrahimi, Hierarchical Indexing using R-trees for Replica Detection, SPIE, July 2006
  • Y. Maret, S. Nikolopoulos, F. Dufaux, T. Ebrahimi, and N. Nikolaidis, A Novel Replica Detection System using Binary Classifiers, R-trees, and PCA, ICIP, October 2006
  • D. Marimon and T. Ebrahimi, Orientation histogram-based matching for Region Tracking, Eighth Int’l Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS 2007), June 2007
  • F. Dufaux, M. Ouaret, and T. Ebrahimi, Recent Advances in Multi-view Distributed Video Coding, SPIE Proc. Mobile Multimedia/Image Processing for Military and Security Applications, Orlando, FL, USA, April 2007
  • D. Marimon and T. Ebrahimi, Efficient rotation-discriminative template matching, 12th Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition (CIARP 2007), November 2007
  • F. De Simone, M. Ouaret, F. Dufaux, A.G. Tescher, T. Ebrahimi, A comparative study of JPEG 2000, AVC/H.264, and HD Photo, Proc. of SPIE Optics and Photonics, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXX, August 2007
  • M. Ouaret, F. Dufaux, T. Ebrahimi, Enabling Privacy for Distributed Video Coding by transform domain scrambling, SPIE Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP 2008), San Jose, CA, USA, January 2008
  • S. Ye, M. Ouaret, F. Dufaux and T. Ebrahimi, Hybrid Spatial and Temporal Error Concealment for Distributed Video Coding, International Conference on Multimedia & Expo 2008 (ICME 2008), June 2008
  • T. Ebrahimi and F. Dufaux, Overview of JPEG 2000 extensions for security and wireless applications, Invited paper and talk at SPIE Defense and Security Symposium 2008, March 2008
  • S. Ye, M. Ouaret, F. Dufaux, T. Ebrahimi, Improved Side Information Generation With Iterative Decoding and Frame Interpolation For Distributed Video Coding, IEEE Int’l Conference on Image Processing 2008 (ICIP 2008), October 2008
  • F. Dufaux and T. Ebrahimi, H.264/AVC Video Scrambling for Privacy Protection, IEEE Int’l Conference on Image Processing 2008 (ICIP 2008), San Diego, CA, USA, October 2008
  • U. Hoffmann, J. Naruniec, A. Yazdani, and T. Ebrahimi, Face detection using discrete gabor jets and color information , International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications (SIGMAP 2008), July 2008
  • S. Ye, M. Ouaret, F. Dufaux, M. Ansorge, T. Ebrahimi, Error Resiliency of Distributed Video Coding in Wireless Video Communication, SPIE Proc. Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXI, San Diego, CA, USA, August 2008
  • F. De Simone, D. Ticca, F. Dufaux, M. Ansorge and T. Ebrahimi, A comparative study of color image compression standards using perceptually-driven quality metrics, SPIE Proc. Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXI, San Diego, CA, USA, August 2008
  • F. De Simone, F. Dufaux, T. Ebrahimi, C. Delogu, V. Baroncini, A subjective study of the influence of color information on visual quality assessment of high resolution pictures, Fourth International Workshop on Video Processing and Quality Metrics for Consumer Electronics (VPQM-09), Scottsdale, AZ, USA, January 2009
  • P. Vajda, F. Dufaux, T. Ha Minh and T. Ebrahimi, Graph-Based Approach for 3D Object Duplicate Detection, International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS’2009), London, UK, May 2009
  • G. Mohammadi, F. Dufaux, T. Ha Minh and T. Ebrahimi, Multi-view video segmentation and tracking for video surveillance, SPIE Proc. Mobile Multimedia/Image Processing, Security and Applications, Orlando, FL, USA, April 2009
  • I. Ivanov, F. Dufaux, T. M. Ha, T. Ebrahimi, Towards Generic Detection of Unusual Events in Video Surveillance, 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS’09), Genoa, Italy, June 2009
  • L. Goldmann, A. Samour, T. Ebrahimi, T. Sikora, Multimodal Person Search Combining Information Fusion and Relevance Feedback, MMSP 2009, June 2009 J. Quintas Pedro, L. Ducla Soares, C. Brites, J. Ascenso, F. Pereira, C. Bandeirinha, S. Ye, F. Dufaux, T. Ebrahimi, Studying Error Resilience Performance for a Feedback Channel Based Transform Domain, Picture Coding Symposium, November 2007
  • R. Tous, A. Carreras, J. Delgado, G. Cordara, F. Gianluca, E. Peig, F. Dufaux, G. Galinski , An Architecture for TV Content Distributed Search and Retrieval Using the MPEG, International Workshop on Ambient Media Delivery and Interactive Television (AMDIT 2008), February 2008
  • A. Carreras, G. Cordara, J. Delgado, F. Dufaux, G. Francini, T. M. Ha, E. Rodríguez, R. Tous , A Search and Retrieval Framework for the management of copyrighted audiovisual content, ELMAR 2008, September 2008
  • F. De Simone, M. Naccari, M. Tagliasacchi, F. Dufaux, S. Tubaro, T. Ebrahimi, Subjective Assessment of H.264/AVC Video Sequences Transmitted over a Noisy Channel, First International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience, June 2009

Standards

  • F. De Simone, F. Dufaux, T. Ebrahimi, Comparison of PSNR performance of HD Photo and JPEG2000, WG1N4404, 43rd JPEG meeting, Kobe, Japan, 2009
  • F. De Simone, D. Ticca, F. Dufaux, M. Ansorge, T. Ebrahimi, Still image coding algorithms performance comparison: objective quality metrics, WG1N4497, JPEG interim meeting, Poitiers, France, 2009
  • M. Uscumlic, Y. Cobos Campos, F. Dufaux and T. Ebrahimi, Specifications for JPSearch Part 5, WG1N4541, 44th JPEG meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2009
  • F. De Simone, D. Ticca, F. Dufaux, M. Ansorge, T. Ebrahimi, Objective evaluation of the rate-distortion performance of JPEG-XR, WG1N4552, 44th JPEG meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2009
  • F. De Simone, D. Ticca, F. Dufaux, T. Ebrahimi, Objective rate-distortion performance of different JPEG-XR implementations, WG1N4701, 45th JPEG meeting, Poitiers, France, 2009
  • F. De Simone, F. Dufaux, T. Ebrahimi, Rate-distortion performance evaluation of JPEG-XR, WG1N5038, JPEG XR Camera Raw coding AHG meeting, Tokyo, Japan, 2009
  • F. De Simone, L. Goldmann, V. Baroncini, T. Ebrahimi, Subjective quality assessment of JPEG XR, WG1N4995, 48th JPEG meeting, Maui, USA, 2009
  • F. Dufaux (editor), WD version 3.0 of ISO/IEC 24800-5 – Data Interchange Format between Image Repositories, WG1N4909, 47th JPEG meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2009
  • F. Dufaux (editor), revised Working Draft of JPSearch Part 5 – Data Interchange Format between Image Repositories, WG1N4734, 45th JPEG meeting, Poitiers, France, 2009
  • F. Dufaux (JPSearch AHG co-chair), JPSearch ad-hoc meeting report, WG1N4716, 45th JPEG meeting, Poitiers, France, 2009
  • F. Dufaux (editor), Updated Requirements Specifications for JPSearch Part 5, WG1N4446, 43rd JPEG meeting, Kobe, Japan, 2009
  • M. T. Andrade, V. Barbosa, A. Carreras, P. Carvalho, G. Cordara, J. Delgado, S. Dogan, F. Dufaux, T. Ebrahimi, G. Francini, I. Gallego, L. Goldmann, I. Ivanov, T. Ha Minh, S. Jin, H. Kodikara Arachchi, G. Mohammadi, M. Mrak, A. Pietrowcew, T. Rama, E. Rodríguez, T. Sikora, R. Tous , Revised Extended template for the Advanced Surveillance AF, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11 M16622, London, UK, 2009
  • M. T. Andrade, V. Barbosa, A. Carreras, P. Carvalho, G. Cordara, J. Delgado, S. Dogan, F. Dufaux, T. Ebrahimi, G. Francini, I. Gallego, L. Goldmann, I. Ivanov, T. Ha Minh, S. Jin, H. Kodikara Arachchi, G. Mohammadi, M. Mrak, A. Pietrowcew, T. Rama, E. Rodríguez, T. Sikora, R. Tous, Revised Contribution to the Advanced Surveillance AF, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11 M16623, London, UK, 2009
  • M. T. Andrade, V. Barbosa, A. Carreras, P. Carvalho, G. Cordara, J. Delgado, S. Dogan, F. Dufaux, T. Ebrahimi, G. Francini, I. Gallego, L. Goldmann, I. Ivanov, T. H. Minh, S. Jin, H. Kodikara Arachchi, Gelareh. Mohammadi, M. Mrak, A. Pietrowcew, T. Rama, E. Rodríguez, T. Sikora, R. Tous, Extended template for the Advanced Surveillance AF, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 MPEG, Laussanne, CH, February 2009
  • M. T. Andrade, V. Barbosa, A. Carreras, P. Carvalho, G. Cordara, J. Delgado, S. Dogan, F. Dufaux, T. Ebrahimi, G. Francini, I. Gallego, L. Goldmann, I. Ivanov, T. H. Minh, S. Jin, H. Kodikara Arachchi, Gelareh. Mohammadi, M. Mrak, A. Pietrowcew, T. Rama, E. Rodríguez, T. Sikora, R. Tous, Contribution to the Advanced Surveillance AF, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 MPEG, Laussanne, CH, February 2009
  • R. Tous (UPC-AC), J. Delgado (UPC-AC), E. Peig (UPF), E. Rodríguez (UPC-AC), A. Carreras (UPC-AC), G. Cordara (TILAB), F. Gianluca (TILAB), F. Dufaux (EPFL), G. Galinski (IPW), MPEG-7 Search and Retrieval Web Service: A response to the MPEG-7 Query Format Call for Proposals (ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11 MPEG07/M 14117), ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 MPEG, Marrakech, MO, January 2007