2002 INTERNATIONAL THYRRHENIAN WORKSHOP ON DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS

IWDC 2002

 

Final Programme

 

Saturday, 7th September, 2002

19h00-21h00

Welcome reception


Sunday, 8th September, 2002

 

Special Session I: Multimedia Communications over IP

 

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

 

9h00-10h30

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)

10h30-11h00

Coffee Break

11h00-12h30

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)

12h30-14h30

Lunch

14h30-16h00

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)

16h00-16h30

Coffee Break

 

 

16h30-18h30

Round Table: Impact of MMSP towards standardization and new services

 

Participants: 

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

 

9h00-10h30

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)

10h30-11h00

Coffee Break

11h00-12h00

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)

12h00-12h45

Panel discussion

12h45-14h45

Lunch

Afternoon

FREE or "Tour of Capri Island"

Evening

Banquet

 


Tuesday, 10th September, 2002

 

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

 

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

9h30-11h00

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)

11h00-11h30

Coffee Break

11h30-13h00

Poster Session I

13h00-14h30

Lunch

 

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

14h30-16h30

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)

16h30-17h00

Coffee Break

17h00-18h30

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

8h30-10h30

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)

10h30-11h00

Coffee Break

11h00-13h00

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)

13h00-13h30

Closing Ceremony