Computational Perception

Projektnummer: Projekttitel: Computational Perception
Doctoral College Computational Perception
Projektleiter Margit Gelautz
Adresse Gusshausstrasse 27/384, 1040 Wien
Universität /
Forschungsstätte
Technische Universität Wien
Institut für Computertechnik
Bewilligungsdatum Bewilligungsdatum (26.05.2009)
Beginn Projektbeginn (01.01.2010)
Projektende (31.12.2012)
Gebiet(e) Computational Perception
Keywords Sensor Systems, Algorithms, Communication,
Data Processing, Realt-time, Graphs, Modeling

The perception, interpretation and presentation of our environment using sensors and computer technology, in combination with related communication and visualization techniques, present research challenges of high importance and growing impact for our society. Related applications include automation tasks such as household robots or the autonomous navigation of wheelchairs, the huge multimedia market with innovations on the TV and mobile phone sectors (e.g., personalized/interactive video or TV), surveillance and security tasks, or the automated generation of 3D city models or virtual worlds from remote sensing data, to name just a few of them.

The proposed doctoral college “Computational Perception” is intended to work on such problems by bringing together experts in the field of geoinformation/photogrammetry (precise measurements from images delivered by different types of cameras), in the field of computer science (image processing and computer graphics, algorithms and efficient implementation) as well as electrical engineering (object and scene perception, sensors and displays) and telecommunication (multi-sensor coding, optimal data transmission, video quality), thus addressing such hot research topic with a multi-faculty approach. Figure 1 illustrates the complementary background and expertise of the three participating departments within the joint doctoral college.

Some informal collaboration between the partners started already in 2006, when the benefits of a joint approach were recognized during the VIDIMGRAPH (Video, Image Processing and Computer Graphics) workshop, which was stimulated and organized by Prof. Markus Rupp. During that workshop, researchers from three departments met to present their work, exchange ideas, and to identify potential synergisms between the different groups at TU Vienna. This workshop can be seen as a starting point of our inter-department collaboration, which we would like to intensify and further develop in a formalized way under the proposed doctoral college “Computational Perception”.

Clemens Muchitsch

2010

  1. W. Karel, S. Ghuffar, N. Pfeifer: “Quantifying The Distortion Of Distance Observations Caused By Scattering In Time-Of-Flight Range Cameras“; Talk: ISPRS Commission V Mid-Term Symposium Close Range Image Measurement Techniques, Newcastle; 06-21-2010 – 06-24-2010; in: “The International Archives Of The Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing And Spatial Information Sciences“, XXXVIII/5 (2010), ISSN: 1682-1777; 316 – 321.
  2. J. Machajdik, A. Hanbury: “Affective Image Classification“, Computer Vision Winter Workshop, 2010. (Talk only.)
  3. J. Machajdik, A. Hanbury: “Affective image classification using features inspired by psychology and art theory“;
    Vortrag: ACM Multimedia 2010 International Conference, Florenz, Italien; 25.10.2010 – 29.10.2010; in: “Proceedings of the ACM Multimedia 2010 International Conference“, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York (2010), ISBN: 9781605589336; S. 83 – 92.
  4. J. Machajdik, S. Zambanini, M. Kampel: “Fusion of Data from Multiple Cameras for Fall Detection”; Vortrag: 5th BMI, Workshop on Behaviour Monitoring and Interpretation 2010, Karlsruhe, Deutschland; 21.09.2010; in: “Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Behaviour Monitoring and Interpretation, BMI’10, Karlsruhe, Germany, September 21, 2010″, B. Gottfried, H. Aghajan (Hrg.); CEUR-WS.org, 678 (2010), ISSN: 1613-0073; 7 S.
  5. I. Reisner-Kollmann, A. Reichinger, W. Purgathofer: “3D Camera Pose Estimation using Line Correspondences and 1D Homographies“; Talk: International Symposium on Visual Computing, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; 11-29-2010 – 12-01-2010; in: “International Symposium on Visual Computing“, (2010), ISBN: 978-3-642-172731; pp. 41 – 52.
  6. I. Reisner-Kollmann A. Fuhrmann, W. Purgathofer: “Interactive reconstruction of industrial sites using parametric models“; Talk: Spring Conference on Computer Graphics, Bratislava, Slovak Republic; 05-13-2010 – 05-15-2010; in: “26th Spring Conference on Computer Graphics“, (2010), 119 – 126.
  7. F. Torres, R. Marfill, Y. Haxhimusa, A. Bandera: “Combining Regular Decimation and Dual Graph Contraction for Hierarchical Image Segmentation”; Vortrag: 3rd International Workshop on Computational Topology in Image Context – CTIC 2010, Chipiona; 10.09.2010 – 12.09.2010; in: “3rd International Workshop on Computational Topology in Image Context”, R. González-Díaz, P. Real (Hrg.); ACM, Sevilla, Spain (2010), ISSN: 1885-4508; S. 97 – 104.
  8. S. Zambanini, J. Machajdik, M. Kampel: “Detecting Falls at Homes Using a Network of Low-Resolution Cameras”; Vortrag: 10th IEEE International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, Korfu, Griechenland; 02.11.2010 – 05.11.2010; in: “10th IEEE International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine“, IEEE, (2010), ISBN: 9781424465606; 4 S.
  9. S. Zambanini, J. Machajdik, M. Kampel: “Early versus Late Fusion in a Multiple Camera Network for Fall Detection”; Vortrag: 34th Annual Workshop of the Austrian Association for Pattern Recognition (AAPR) and the WG Visual Computing of the Austrian Computer Society, Zwettl; 27.05.2010 – 28.05.2010; in: “Computer Vision in a Global Society – 34th Annual Workshop of the Austrian Association for Pattern Recognition (AAPR) and the WG Visual Computing of the Austrian Computer Society“, P. Blauensteiner, M. Lettner, J. Stöttinger (Hrg.); Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft, Wien (2010), ISBN: 9783854032670; S. 15 – 22.

2011

  1. A. Aldoma Buchaca, M. Vincze: “Pose Alignment for 3D Models and Single View Stereo Point Clouds Based on Stable Planes“; Talk: The Joint 3DIM/3DPVT Conference 3D Imaging . Modeling . Processing . Visualization . Transmission (3DIMPVT), Hangzhou, China; 05-16-2011 – 05-19-2011; in: “Proceedings of the Joint 3DIM/3DPVT Conference 3D Imaging . Modeling . Processing . Visualization . Transmission (3DIMPVT 2011)“, (2011), 7 pages.
  2. N. Brosch, C. Rhemann, M. Gelautz: “Segmentation-Based Depth Propagation in Videos“; Talk: ÖAGM / AAPR Workshop 2011, Graz; 05-26-2011 – 05-27-2011; in: “Proceedings of the ÖAGM/AAPR Workshop 2011“, (2011), 8 pages.
  3. N. Brosch, A. Hosni, G. Ramachandran, L. He, M. Gelautz: “Content generation for 3D video/TV”; Journal e&i: Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, 128 (2011), 10; 359 – 365.
  4. T. Deutsch, M. Bader, M. Lang, H. Zeilinger, C. Muchitsch, M. Vincze: “Cognitive Decision Unit Applied to Autonomous Bi-ped Robot NAO“; Talk: IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN), Lisbon, Portugal; 07-26-2011 – 07-29-2011; in: “Proceedings of the 2011 9th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics“, (2011), 6 pages.
  5. T. Deutsch, S. Kohlhauser, A. Perner, C. Muchitsch: “Use-Cases For Performance Evaluation of Human-Mind Inspired Control Units“;
    Talk: IEEE Africon 2011, Zambia, Afrika; 09-13-2011 – 09-15-2011; in: “Proceedings of the 10th IEEE Africon (2011)“, (2011), ISBN: 978-1-61284-991-1; 6 pages.
  6. L. He, M. Bleyer, M. Gelautz: “Object Removal by Depth-guided Inpainting“;
    Talk: ÖAGM / AAPR Workshop 2011, Graz; 05-26-2011 – 05-27-2011; in: “ÖAGM / AAPR Workshop 2011“, (2011), 8 pages.
  7. J. Machajdik, A. Hanbury, A. Garz, R. Sablatnig: “Affective Computing for Wearable Diary and Lifelogging Systems: An Overview“; Talk: 35th Workshop of the Austrian Association for Pattern Recognition, Graz; 05-26-2011 – 05-27-2011; in: “Machine Vision – Research for High Quality Processes and Products – 35th Workshop of the Austrian Association for Pattern Recognition“, (2011).
  8. J. Machajdik, J. Stöttinger, E. Danelova, M. Pongratz, L. Kavicky, R. Valenti, A. Hanbury: “Providing feedback on emotional experiences and decision making“;
    Talk: AFRICON 2011, Livingstone, Sambia; 09-13-2011 – 09-15-2011; in: “Proceedings of the 10th IEEE Africon (2011)“, IEEE, 978-1-61284-992-8 (2011), ISBN: 978-1-61284-992-8; 1 – 6.
  9. C. Muchitsch, A. Perner, D. Bruckner: “A Decision Unit Inspired by Cognitive Sciences for Future Robotic Applications“; Talk: IEEE Africon 2011, Zambia, Afrika; 09-13-2011 – 09-15-2011; in: “Proceedings of the 10th IEEE Africon (2011)“, (2011), ISBN: 978-1-61284-991-1; 6 pages.
  10. C. Muchitsch, A. Perner, D. Bruckner: “Psychoanalytically-Inspired Decision Unit for Automation Systems With Operationalizable Parameters“; Talk: 42nd Annual International Society for Psychotherapy Research Meeting, Bern, Switzerland; 06-26-2011 – 07-02-2011; in: “Book of Abstracts“, (2011), ISBN: 978-3-926-00235-8; 1 pages.
  11. C. Muchitsch, A. Wendt, K. Doblhammer, D. Bruckner, J. Machajdik: “Perceptual Prediction for Bionically Inspired Autonomous Agents“; Talk: IEEE Africon 2011, Zambia, Afrika; 09-13-2011 – 09-15-2011; in: “Proceedings of the 10th IEEE Africon (2011)“, (2011), ISBN: 978-1-61284-991-1; 6 pages.
  12. N. Pfeifer, S. Ghuffar, W. Karel, C. Ressl, S. Niedermayr: “Range Imaging from Calibration to Modelling”, International Workshop on Range-Imaging Sensors and Applications, 27-28 Jan. 2011, Trento, Italy (Talk only.)
  13. I. Reisner-Kollmann, Ch. Luksch, M. Schwärzler: “Reconstructing Buildings as Textured Low Poly Meshes from Point Clouds and Images“; Talk: Eurographics, Llandudno, Wales, UK; 04-11-2011 – 04-15-2011; in: “Eurographics 2011“, Short Papers (2011), 17 – 20.
  14. I. Reisner-Kollmann, S. Maierhofer: “Consolidation of Multiple Depth Maps“;
    Talk: IEEE Workshop on Consumer Depth Cameras for Computer Vision, Barcelona, Spain; 11-12-2011; in: “1st IEEE Workshop on Consumer Depth Cameras for Computer Vision (CDC4CV 2011)“, (2011), 1 – 7.
  15. G. Shalunts, Y. Haxhimusa, R. Sablatnig: “Architectural Style Classification of Building Facade Windows“; Talk: 7th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC 2011), Las Vegas, USA; 09-26-2011 – 09-28-2011; in: “Advances in Visual Computing”, Lecture Notes on Computer Science, 6939 (2011), ISSN: 0302-9743; 280 – 289.

2012

  1. G. Ramachandran, W. Kropatsch: “Using Aspect Graphs for View Synthesis“; Proceedings of Computer Vision Winter Workshop (CVWW), Mala Nedelja, Slovenia, Feb. 2012, pp. 161 – 167.

Accepted

  1. S. Ghuffar, N. Brosch, N. Pfeifer, M. Gelautz:  “Motion Segmentation in Videos from Time of Flight Cameras”, In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, 11-13 April, 2012, Vienna, Austria. (To appear).
  2. I. Reisner-Kollmann, S. Maierhofer: “Segmenting Multiple Range Images with Primitive Shapes”, In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, 11-13 April, 2012, Vienna, Austria. (To appear).
  3. W. Karel, S. Ghuffar, N. Pfeifer: “Modelling and Compensating Internal Light Scattering in Time of Flight Range Cameras”, The Photogrammetric Record, 2012. (To appear).
  4. J. Machajdik, L. Kavicky: “Using an Affective Human-like Association Architecture for Life-logs”, In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, 11-13 April, 2012, Vienna, Austria. (To appear).
  5. G. Ramachandran, M. Rupp: “Multiview Synthesis from Stereo Views“; In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, 11-13 April, 2012, Vienna, Austria. (To appear).
  6. G. Shalunts, Y. Haxhimusa, R. Sablatnig: “Classification of Gothic and Baroque Architectural Elements”, In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, 11-13 April, 2012, Vienna, Austria. (To appear).
  7. F. Torres, W. Kropatsch, N. Artner: “Initializing 3D Model-based Tracking of Dice”, In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, 11-13 April, 2012, Vienna, Austria. (To appear).