IWDC 2002


Final Programme


Saturday, 7th September, 2002


Welcome reception

Sunday, 8th September, 2002


Special Session I: Multimedia Communications over IP


Chair:  Prof. Bernd Girod, Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA, USA



Advances in Network-adaptive Video Streaming

B. Girod, J. Chakareski, M. Kalman, Y.J. Liang, E. Setton and R. Zhang (Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA) 

Standard-Compliant Enhancements of JVT Coded Video for Transmission over Fixed and Wireless IP

T. Stockhammer (Munich Univ. of Technology, Munich, Germany) and S. Wenger (Technical University Berlin, Berlin, Germany) 

Flexible Macroblock Ordering - A New Error Resilience Tool for IP Based Video

S. Wenger (Technical University Berlin, Berlin, Germany) and M. Horowitz (Polycom Inc., Austin TX, USA)


Coffee Break


Motion Estimation Free MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 Video Transcoding, with Picture Resolution Conversion

D. Concion, D. Pau, E. Piccinelli and A. Zuccaro (STMicroelectronics, Agrate Brianza, Italy) 

Scalable Video Coding and Resilient Transmission over IP Networks

K. Illgner, P. Amon, J. Pandel, and M. Wagner (Siemens AG, Munich, Germany) 

Wavelet Coding for Video Streaming Using New Unconstrained Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering

D. Turaga and M. van der Schaar (Philips Research, Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA)




Is Internet Ready for VoIP?

F.A. Tobagi, A. Markopoulou and M.J. Karam (Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA, USA) 

Joint Source Coding and Packet Marking for Video Transmission over DiffServ Networks

C.E. Luna, Y. Eisenberg, R. Berry, T.N. Pappas and A.K. Katsaggelos (Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL, USA) 

A Simulation Study of Packet Path Diversity for TCP File Transfer and Media Transport on the Internet

E.G. Steinbach (Munich Univ. of Technology, Munich, Germany), Y.J. Liang and B. Girod (Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA, USA)


Coffee Break




Round Table: Impact of MMSP towards standardization and new services



Prof. Shih-Fu Chang, Columbia Univ., New York, NY, USA

Dr. Leonardo Chiariglione, Vice-President, Telecom Italia Lab. & ISO/MPEG Convenor

Prof. Alberto Del Bimbo, University of Florence, Italy

Prof. Bernd Girod, Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA, USA

Dr. Carlos Morais-Pires, DG-INFSO/E3, European Commission

Dr. Tony Faustini, Director of Worldwide TV Standards - Microsoft TV Division, Mountain View, CA, USA 




Monday, 9th September, 2002


Special Session II: Content Based Analysis for Multimedia Indexing


Chair:  Prof. Shih-Fu Chang, Columbia Univ., New York, NY, USA



Optimal Video Adaptation and Skimming Using a Utility-Based Framework

S.-F. Chang (Columbia Univ., New York, NY, USA) 

Video Information Retrieval: Lessons Learned with the Informedia Digital Video Library

A. Hauptmann and R. Jin (Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA, USA) 

Automatic Video Summarization

B. Merialdo, B. Huet, I. Yahiaoui, F. Souvannavong (Institut Eurecom, Sophia Antipolis, France)


Coffee Break


Video Summarization and Indexing using Combinations of the MPEG-7 Motion Activity Descriptor and other Audio-Visual Descriptors

A. Divakaran (Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, Murray Hill, NJ, USA) 

Learning Concepts from Video Using Multi-modal Features

J.R. Smith, C.-Y. Lin, M. Naphade, P. Natsev and B. Tseng (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY, USA)


Panel discussion




FREE or "Tour of Capri Island"




Tuesday, 10th September, 2002


Special Session III: Multirate Signal Processing for Multimedia Communications - Part A


Chair:  Prof. Michel Barlaud, I3S Lab., Sophia Antipolis, France


Motion-compensated Wavelet Lifting Filters with Flexible Adaptation

J.-R. Ohm (RWTH Aachen Univ., Aachen, Germany) 

Motion-Compensated  Scan Based Wavelet Transform for Video Coding

C. Parisot, M. Antonini and M. Barlaud (I3S Lab., Sophia Antipolis, France) 

Motion Compensated 2D+t Wavelet Analysis for Low Rate FGS Video Compression

J. Viéron, C. Guillemot and S. Pateux (IRISA-INRIA, Rennes, France)


Coffee Break


Poster Session I




Special Session III: Multirate Signal Processing for Multimedia Communications - Part B


Chair:  Prof. Martin Vetterli, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland and Univ. of California, Bekeley, CA, USA


Wavelets, Approximation and Compression

M. Vetterli (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland and Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA, USA) - talk only 

Image Processing by the Curvelet Transform

J.-L. Starck (Service d'Astrophysique, Centre d'Etudes de SACLAY, Gif-sur-Yvette, France) 

JPEG 2000 : A Versatile Framework for Image Compression

T. Ebrahimi (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland) 

Directional Wavelets and Wavelet Footprints for Compression and Denoising

P.L. Dragotti, M. Vetterli, V. Velisavljevic (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)


Coffee Break


Poster Session II

Wednesday, 11th September, 2002


Special Session IV: Advances in Image Based 3D Modelling and Rendering


Chair:  Prof. Stefano Tubaro, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy

Co-Chair:  Prof. Augusto Sarti, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy


Introduction to Multiview Rank Conditions and their Applications: A Review

J. Košecká (George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA, USA), Y. Ma (Univ. Of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL, USA) 

Plenoptic Modeling of 3D Scenes with a Sensor-augmented Multi-Camera Rig

R. Koch, J.-M. Frahm, J-F. Evers-Senne, J. Woetzel (Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany) 

Use of Image-Based 3D Modelling Techniques in Broadcast Applications

O. Grau and G. Thomas (BBC R&D, Tadworth, Surrey, United Kingdom) 

Generation of Personalized MPEG-4 compliant Talking Heads

N. Grammalidis, N. Sarris and M.G. Strintzis (Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki, Greece)


Coffee Break


3D Surface Reconstruction by Clouds of Random Particles

N. Moretto and R. Frezza (Univ. of Padova, Italy) 

Using MPEG-4 Parameters for Calibrating/animating Talking Heads

C. Bonamico, C. Braccini, M. Costa, F. Lavagetto and R. Pockaj (Univ. of Genoa, Italy) 

Non Intrusive Visual Effects Supervision Reintroducing Cinematography into Digital Production: a new Paradigm

E. Bianchi (Avtoma, Montreal, Canada) 

New Perspectives on Camera Calibration Using Geometric Algebra

C. Defferara, A. Dell'Acqua, F. Negroni, A. Sarti and S. Tubaro (Polytechnic of Milan, Italy)


Closing Ceremony