8th - 9th September 1999
Dublin City University, 
Dublin, Ireland
Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference 1999
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Programme Details (Final):

Tuesday 7th September

  • 15:00 - 18:00   Pre conference workshop: Grossberg Models for Vision, Dr. Noel Murphy 
  • 18:00 - 19:00   Registration and Welcome Reception
Wednesday 8th September
  • 08:30 - 09:30   Registration
  • 09:30 - 09:40   Welcome Address
    09:40 - 11:00   Video Processing / Segmentation (Chairman: R Reilly)
    Automated Wavelet-based image addition: Application to surveillance video.
    T Daubos, Z Geradts, J-L Starck, J Campbell and F Murtagh
    A video object generation tool for content creation in off-line MPEG-4 applications.
    NE O'Connor, T Walsh and S Marlow
    Applications of level set methods for image and video processing.
    PD Harper and RB Reilly
    An evaluation of alternative techniques for automatic detection of shot boundaries in digital video.
    AF Smeaton, J Gilvarry, G Gormley, B Tobin, S Marlow and N Murphy

    11:20 - 12:00   Medical Imaging (Chairman: A Shearer)
    Scatter and noise reduction in computed radiography images.
    T O'Doherty, A Shearer, P Abbott and W van der Putten
    A 3D reconstruction of a human organ using 2D ultrasound images.
    G-M Muntean, C Rotaru, S Holban and C Hava

    12:00 - 13:00  Invited Presentation I
    Texture and Colour Analysis for Machine Vision
    Prof. Matti Pietikäinen 

  • Lunch
    14:00 - 15:20   Active Vision / Tracking (Chairman: C Heneghan)
    Computation of time-to-collision from disparity and binocular difference optical flow.
    S Xu
    Identification of the optic disk boundary in retinal images using active contours.
    F Mendels, C Heneghan and J-P Thiran
    Active-mesh self-initialisation.
    D Molloy and PF Whelan
    Performance predication analysis for linear visual trackers.
    P Tissainayagam and D Suter

    15:40 - 16:40   3D Imaging / Robot Navigation (Chairman: G Lacey)
    Mobile robot navigation using omni-directional vision.
    N Winters and J Santos-Victor
    Real time 3-D estimation using depth from defocus.
    O Ghita and PF Whelan
    3D Face measurement system with Cubicscope.
    Y Sato, K Hasegawa and K Hattori

  • 16:45 - 17:45   AGM, Irish Pattern Recognition and Classification Society- member organisation of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).
  • 18:30 for 19:30  Conference Banquet, Clontarf Castle Hotel
Thursday 9th September
09:30 - 10:50   Image Processing / Recognition (Chairman: F Murtagh)
Fourier descriptors as a general classification tool for topographic shapes.
L Keyes and A Winstanley
Systematic and efficient construction of neighbourhood operators on irregular and adaptive grids.
B Scotney and M Herron
Fuzzy recognition of Chinese characters.
S Singh and A Amin (CANCELLED)
Information fusion of model and observed data for missing data imputation in oceanography.
G Zheng, J Campbell and F Murtagh
11:20 - 12:00   Image Compression / Coding (Chairman: AC Kokaram)
Approximation of intensity images with adaptive triangular meshes: Towards a processable compressed representation.
MA Garcia, BX Vintimilla and AD Sappa
Fractal and JPEG coding of still image a combination.
JT McCarthy and N Murphy
    12:00 - 13:00  Invited Presentation II
    The European Vision Industry - strength in diversity?
    Don Braggins 
  • Lunch
14:00 - 15:00   Applications, Architectures and Systems Integration I (Chairman: J Campbell)
Online registration of watermarks from continuous web paper.
A Drimbarean, P Soille and PF Whelan
Design and FPGA implementation of a novel general purpose median filter.
K Benkrid and D Crookes
Vision system for automatic weed detection
F Feyaerts, P Pollet, L. Van Gool and P Wambacq

15:20 - 16:20   Applications, Architectures and Systems Integration II (Chairman: A Bouridane)
Remotely operated prototyping environment for automated visual inspection.
BG Batchelor, MW Daley, RJ Hitchell, GJ Hunter, GE Jones and G Karantalis
The application of vision to acquiring parking information.
N Dorr and C Guinois
A Hough Transform Inspired Technique for the Rapid Fingerprinting and Conceptual Archiving of Multianalyser Tensiotraces.
ND McMillan, S Riedel, J McDonald, M O'Neill, N Whyte, A Augousti and J Mason

  • 16:20   Closing Remarks and Farewell Reception
  • Visit to Vision Systems Lab. & Video Coding Lab.
Each paper will be given 15 minutes for their presentation plus an additional 5 minutes for questions.
Registration Information:
  • All presentations will take place in Lecture theatre QG13, ground floor of the Dublin City University Business School.
  • Registration will take place in QG03.
  • An OHP, 35 mm slide projector and a PC compatible data projector will be made available to speakers. If using your own PC you please bring a copy of your presentation on disk. If you have any additional audio-visual requirements, please send your request to 
  • Visitors to the campus are directed to a limited number of visitor car parking spaces in the overflow car park near the campus residences, Car Park 3. Car Park 3 is to be used by all delegates staying in campus accommodation. Access to Car Park 3 is via the Ballymun Road entrance.
  • NOTE: Car Park 1 will be closed  for building work. 
  • Lunch will be served in the Deirdre Thornton Reading Room (Library extension).
  • The conference banquet will take place in the Viking Suite, Clontarf Castle Hotel. Delegates are invited to meet in  the Knights Bar (Clontarf Castle Hotel) prior to the banquet. Transport will be provided between DCU and Clontarf Castle.

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