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Best Paper Award Tian Xu and Paul Cockshot
Guided Filtering based Pyramidical Stereo Matching for Unrectified Images
Best Student Paper Award Daniel Biedermann, Matthias Ochs and Rudolf Mester
COnGRATS: Realistic Simulation of Traffic Sequences for Autonomous Driving
Best Poster Award Rafael Guillermo Gonzalez Acuña, Junli Tao and Reinhard Klette
Generalization of Otsu’s Binarizationinto Recursive Colour Image Segmentation


The conference program is as follows:

Mon, Nov 23 Tue, Nov 24
8:30–9:30 Registrations Registrations
9:30–10:30 Keynote: Barbara Breen Keynote: Paul Rosin
10:30–11:10 Oral presentations Oral presentations
11:10–11:40 Morning tea Morning tea
11:40–13:00 Oral presentations Oral presentations
13:00–14:00 Lunch Lunch / IVCNZ steering committee meeting
14:00–15:10 Poster presentations Poster presentations
15:10–15:40 Afternoon tea Afternoon tea
15:40–17:00 Oral presentations Oral presentations
17:30–19:00 New Zealand Robotics, Automation and
Sensing AGM and Workshop
Evening Banquet: Five Knots at the Tamaki Yacht Club

Visiting the IVCNZ and PSIVT

The IVCNZ is co-located with the Pacific Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology (PSIVT). Registration for the IVCNZ includes admission to the PSIVT workshops. It is possible to register for both conferences.

Mon: IVCNZ sessions + PSIVT workshops + IVCNZ banquet
Tue: IVCNZ sessions + PSIVT workshops
Wed: PSIVT sessions
Thu: PSIVT sessions + banquet
Fri: PSIVT sessions

Keynote speech: Remote sensing in conservation and ecological research

by Barbara Breen

The Auckland University of Technology unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) research team are leaders in the application of UAV technology and remote sensing in conservation and ecological research. The team works in partnership with industry to customise and develop unmanned systems for use in New Zealand and extreme environments such as Antarctica, desert systems and offshore islands.

Low flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) offer ecologists new opportunities to collect scale appropriate data at high spatial and temporal resolution. The presentation will showcase the use of UAVs in spatial ecology and demonstrate existing post processing tools for UAV imagery. The talk will explore opportunities for use of computer vision techniques for analysis of high resolution video imagery in a variety of environments and ecological studies.

Barbara Breen Dr Barbara Bollard Breen is a senior lecturer in the School of Applied Sciences at AUT. Her research interests are in GIS applications, ecosystem management, cultural landscapes and spatial ecology. She has over 20 years’ experience working in government and NGO’s in both Australia and New Zealand. Her research focus has been the identification and selection of Protected Areas, using remote sensing technology, such as UAV, to map habitats and landscapes for conservation planning and integrating social data with environmental and biological information using decision support systems, multivariate statistics and GIS.

Barbara Breen's website at the AUT

Keynote speech: Non-Photorealistic Rendering of Images

by Paul Rosin

Computer Scientists have been inspired by artists to develop many non-photorealistic rendering techniques that can take an input image and produce a wide variety of artistic effects such as oil painting, watercolour, pointillist, etc. Their application can simply be for fun (e.g. to make consumer photographs more interesting), but there are also many other applications such as scientific visualisation, film production effects, technical illustration, etc.

The talk will overview several NPR techniques developed by Paul Rosin and Yu-Kun Lai, that aim to generate results that are relatively minimal rendering, in terms of using a combination of refined lines and regions and a small number of tones or colours. The aim is to achieve a rendering that is abstracted but retains sufficient elements from the original image so that (for example) it can be used to generate recognisable portraits.

Paul Rosin Paul L. Rosin is a Professor at the School of Computer Science & Informatics, Cardiff University. Previous posts include Brunel University, Joint Research Centre, Italy and Curtin University of Technology, Australia. His research interests include shape analysis, curve segmentation, low level image processing, machine vision approaches to remote sensing, medical and biological image analysis, mesh processing, non-photorealistic rendering, the analysis of shape in art and architecture, and application of cellular automata to image processing.

Paul Rosin's website at Cardiff University, UK

Detailed conference program

Monday, Nov. 23:

Paper no. 10:30–11:10 Oral presentations
Chair: Steven Mills
70 Daniel Biedermann, Matthias Ochs and Rudolf Mester
COnGRATS: Realistic Simulation of Traffic Sequences for Autonomous Driving
127 Tian Xu and William Cockshott
Guided Filtering based Pyramidical Stereo Matching for Unrectified Images
11:40–13:00 Oral presentations
Chair: Michael Cree
45 Huan Feng, Steven Mills, David Eyers, Zhiyi Huang and Xiaolong Shen
Optimal Space Subdivision for Parallel Approximate Nearest Neighbour Determination
47 Agata Migalska and John Lewis
An Information Theoretic Approach to Reflectional Symmetry Detection
71 Jordan Campbell, Steven Mills and Mike Paulin
Mutual Information of Image Intensity and Gradient Flux for Markerless Pose Estimation
72 Matthew Collett
Self-normalising linear camera resection
14:00–15:10 Poster presentations
2 Evgeny Patrikeev and John Lewis
Texture-aware Edit Propagation
18 Mohammad Awrangjeb and Guojun Lu
A Triangulation-based Technique for Building Boundary Identification from Point Cloud Data
20 Xiping Fu, Brendan McCane, Steven Mills and Michael Albert
How to select hashing bits? A direct measurement approach
27 Yuan Liu, Shangqi Lai, Tianyi Du and Yizhou Yu
Hybrid Superpixel Segmentation
30 Cheng Yang and John Collins
A Model for Honey Bee Tracking On 2D Video
37 Jonathan Headlee and Eric Balster
A No-Reference Image Enhancement Quality Metric and Fusion Technique
44 Wei Mou, Shuai Yang, Han Wang and Shuzhi Sam Ge
Place Recognition By Using Multiple Feature Types
46 Rafael Guillermo, Junli Tao and Reinhard Klette
Generalisation of Otsu’s Binarization into Recursive Colour Image Segmentation
49 Xiaohan Yu, Shengwu Xiong and Yongsheng Gao
Leaf image retrieval using combined feature of vein and contour
55 Xiaozheng Mou and Han Wang
Global Sparsity Potentials for Obstacle Detection from Unmanned Surface Vehicles
76 Ting-Hsiang Huang, Zhen-Qi Zhuang, Chia-Yen Chen, Bao Rong Chang and Chia-Chen Kuo
Feature Tracking Using Epipolar Geometry for Ego-Motion Estimation
89 Ricardo David Castaneda Marin, Richard Green and Joshua McCulloch
A Hidden Markov Model For Modeling and Extracting Vine Structure in Images
100 Henry Williams, Syed Saud Naqvi, Will N. Browne and Christopher Hollitt
Introduction of a Human Based Attention Model for Robotic navigation
103 Bo-Yao Lin and Chu-Song Chen
Two Parallel Deep Convolutional Neural Networks for Pedestrian Detection
109 Safar Alqahtani, Andre Barczak, Napoleon Reyes, Teo Susnjak and Austen Ganley
Automatic Alignment and Comparison on Images of Petri Dishes containing Cell Colonies
118 Sumeer Khan, Suet-Peng Yong and Jeremiah Deng
Ensemble Classification with modified SIFT Descriptor for Medical Image Modality
119 Eleanor Da Fonseca, Andrew Ensor and Seth Hall
Object Recognition using ColourFAST Feature Point Clusters
129 Bharat Munshi and Navjyoti Singh
Palette Based Colour Transfer using Image Segmentation
137 Bernardt Duvenhage
Long Range Image Enhancement
143 Mahmudul Hassan
‘Affordance’ detection by mid-level physical parts
15:40–17:00 Oral presentations
Chair: Michael Hayes
59 Arthur Roberts, Will Browne and Christopher Hollitt
Accurate Marker Based Distance Measurement with Single Camera
102 Ni Liu, Georgy Gimel'farb and Patrice Delmas
Learning Long-range Local Ternary Patterns for Texture Recognition
114 Phil Bones and Julian Maclaren
Coping with motion in MRI: developments since TRELLIS
147 Michael Cree
Vectorised SIMD Implementations of Morphology Algorithms

Monday, late afternoon:

Time 17:30–19:00 New Zealand Robotics, Automation and Sensing
17:30 AGM
18:00 Research forum (brief updates)
Inspection Robotics & Assistive technology in Medicine: Will Browne
Autonomous Robotics in Rugged Outdoor Environments: Bruce MacDonald
UAVs: Richard Green
3D Reconstruction: Steven Mills
Sensor development: Ian Woodhead & John Kennedy
18:20 Industry forum: brief reports from NZ industry representatives
Speakers TBA
18:40 General discussion forum

Tuesday, Nov. 24:

Paper no. 10:30–11:10 Oral presentations
Chair: Will Browne
40 Rui Dusselaar and Manoranjan Paul
Hyperspectral Image Coding using Spectral Prediction Modelling in HEVC Coding Framework
125 Ralph Versteegen, Georgy Gimel'farb and Patricia Riddle
Texture Modelling with Non-contiguous Filters
11:40–13:00 Oral presentations
Chair: Brendan McCane
61 Dongwei Liu and Reinhard Klette
Sharpness and Contrast Measures on Videos
77 Andrew Lensen, Harith Al-Sahaf, Mengjie Zhang and Bing Xue
A Hybrid Genetic Programming Approach to Feature Detection and Image Classification
82 Pallab Podder, Manoranjan Paul and Manzur Murshed
Foreground Motion and Spatial Saliency-based Efficient HEVC Video Coding
98 Ghassen Selmi, Zouhour Ben Azzouz and Dhafer Malouche
The Volume Radius Function: A new Descriptor for the Segmentation of Volumetric Medical Images
14:00–15:10 Poster presentations
9 Faisal Algashaam, Kien Nguyen, Wageeh Boles and Vinod Chandran
Periocular recognition under expession variation using Higher Order Spectral features
13 Shaoguang Zhou, Guojun Lu, Shyh Wei Teng and Dengsheng Zhang
Extracting Road Centerlines from Binary Road Images by Optimizing Geodesic Lines
14 Minh Nguyen, Rui Gong, Patrice Delmas and Wei Qi Yan
Toward a Real-time Belief Propagation Stereo Reconstruction for Computers, Robots, and Beyond
17 Hannah Sofian, Suraya Mohammad, Joel Chia Ming Than and Norliza Mohd Noor
Lumen Coronary Artery Border Detection Using Texture and Chi-square Classification
21 Shoichi Takei, Shuichi Akizuki and Manabu Hashimoto
SHORT: A Fast 3D Feature Description based on Estimating Occupancy in Spherical Shell Regions
23 Raniyah Wazirali and Zenon Chaczko
Perceptual Threshold in DWT For Optimum Embedding Rate in Data Hiding Using HVS and GA
36 Mohammad Esmaeilpour, Faezeh Allahabadi and Zeinab Esmaeilpour
Regularized Logistic Regression Algorithm Learns Progressive Sweep Algorithm
43 Kwok-Ping Chan, Xinxin Zhan and Jiali Wang
Facial Expression Recognition by Correlated Topic Models and Bayes Modeling
57 Rui Gong, Georgy Gimel'farb and Patrice Delmas
Semi-global Stereo Matching Under Large and Spatially Variant Perceptive Deviations
60 Matthew Stephenson, Adrian Clark and Richard Green
Novel Methods for Reflective Symmetry Detection in Scanned 3D Models
66 Siti Tasnim Mahamud and Bahbibi Rahmatullah
Image Quality Assessment Based On Properties of HVS and Principle of Image Structure
74 Ahmed Ben Said and Sebti Foufou
Modified total variation regularization using fuzzy complement for image denoising
75 Siyu Xia, Junkang Zhang, Kaiyue Lu and Kai Qin
Road Detection via Unsupervised Feature Learning
87 Jaco Cronje
Deep Convolutional Neural Networks for Dense Non-Uniform Motion Deblurring
92 Wan-Duo Ma, Andrew Chalmers, Thomas Iorns and Taehyun Rhee
Synthesizing Radiance Maps from Legacy Outdoor Photographs for Real-time IBL on HMDs
106 Romain Arnal and Rick Millane
Uniqueness for ab initio phase retrieval in macromolecular X-ray crystallography
110 D M Motiur Rahaman and Manoranjan Paul
Free View-Point Video Synthesis Using Gaussian Mixture Modelling
111 Sang Nguyen, My Nguyen, An Huynh and Lung Vu
A Novel Method for Video Enhancement – RGB Local Context-based Fusion
113 Amal Amami, Zouhour Ben Azouz and Monia Turki
Weakly supervised 3D Reconstruction of the Knee Joint from MR Images Using a Volumetric Active Appearance Model
124 Anubha Kalra, Andrew Lowe and Ahmed Al-Jumaily
Point Tracking on a thin elastomer to emulate Skin-stretch induced motion artifacts in Electrocardiogram measurement
126 Md. Zia Uddin
A Depth Video-based Facial Expression Recognition System Using GDA, LDP, Optical Flows, and HMM
128 Kunal Swami, Gaurav Khandelwal, Kunal Sekhri and Ajay Vijayvargiya
A New Method of Flash Image Shadow Detection and Patch-based Correction of Shadow Regions
131 Shuo Yang, Jianxun Li and Zhangyuan Gu
Nonlocal Mathematical Morphology and Spatially-Variant Connected operators
134 Syed Afaq Ali Shah, Mohammed Bennamoun and Farid Boussaid
Automatic 3D Face Landmark Localization Based on 3D Vector Field Analysis
135 Zizui Chen, Mohamed Shehata, Andrew Smith and Carnahan Heather
Feasibility of a semi-automated approach to grading point of care ultrasound image generation skills
142 Wei Li, Trevor Gee, Patrice Delmas and Heide Friedrich
Tsai’s calibration applied for close-range hydraulic engineering research
148 Bourhane Kadmiry and Chee Kit Wong
Perception Scheme for Fruits Detection in Trees for Autonomous Agricultural Robot Applications
15:40–17:00 Oral presentations
Chair: Rick Millane
83 Fahad Bashir Alvi and Russel Pears
Use of Spatio-Temporal Modeling for Age Invariant Face Recognition
90 Maria Mikhisor, Geoff Wyvill, Brendan McCane and Steven Mills
Adapting Generic Trackers for Tracking Faces
99 Amir Hajirassouliha, Barbara Kmiecik, Andrew J. Taberner, Martyn P. Nash and Poul M. F. Nielsen
A Hand-held Low-cost Stereoscopic Device for Measuring Dynamic Deformations of Skin In Vivo
138 Bo Jiang, Sijiang Liu, Siyu Xia, Xiao Yu, Mengmeng Ding, Xuedong Hou and Yu Gao
Video-based Document Image Scanning Using a Mobile Device