Final Technical Program#

VISUAL2007, 9th International Conference on Visual Information Systems

28 -29 June 2007, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

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Thursday 28 June 2007


Track 1

Track 2

8:45 – 8:55


9:00 – 10:00

Keynote Talk #1

Visual Information Retrieval: Grand Challenges and Future Directions

Michael S. Lew, Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, Leiden University, The Netherlands

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 12: 10



20 minutes Oral Presentations

Image and Video Retrieval I

Visual Biometrics  

Approximation-based Keypoints in Colour Images: A Tool for Building and Searching Visual Databases

Andrzej Sluzek*, Nanyang Techn. University, Singapore

A Biologically Inspired Knowledge Structuring Technique for Classification of Visual Information

Le Dong*, Ebroul Izquierdo, Queen Mary, Univ. of London, UK

Image Similarity: from Fuzzy Sets to Color Image Applications

Mike Nachtegael*, Stefan Schulte, Valerie De Witte, Tom Mélange, Etienne Kerre, Ghent University, Belgium

A Semi-Automatic Feature Selecting Method for Sports Video Highlight Annotation

Shen Yanran*, Hong Lu, Xue Xiangyang, Fudan University

Face Image Retrieval System Using TFV And Combination Of Subimages

Daidi Zhong*, Irek Defée, Tampere University of Technology, Finland


Palm Vein Extraction and Matching for Personal Authentication

Qin LI*, HK Polytechnic University, Yi Zhang, Prabir Bhattacharya, Concordia University, Canada, Jia YOU, HK Polytechnic University

A SVM Face Recognition Method Based on Optimized Gabor Features

Linlin Shen, Zhen Ji*, Shenzhen University, Li Bai, University of Nottingham

Palmprint Identification using Pairwise Relative Angle and EMD

Fang Li*, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

An Integrated Facial Age Effects Simulation Framework Using Wavelet

Jianyi Liu*, Xi'an Jiaotong University

Finding Lips in Unconstrained Imagery for Improved Automatic Speech Recognition

Jane Zhang*, Higinio Montoya, Brandon Crow, California Polytechnic State University, USA

12:10 – 13:40

Lunch Break

13:40 – 15: 20



20 minutes Oral Presentations

Intelligent Visual Information Processing

Visual Data Mining

Feature Selection for Identifying Critical Variables of Principal Components Based on K-Nearest Neighbor Rule

Yun Li*, Bao-Liang Lu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Step Integration based Fusion Algorithm for Multimodal Biometrics

Aayush Sharma*, H.O. Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India

A novel fast approach to localizing and tracking nose feature from the video frame

Lumin Zhang*, Fuqiang Zhou, Beihang University

Denoising Saliency Map for Region of Interest Extraction

Yan Dong Guo*, BU Posts and Telecommunication, Xiaodong Gu, "Thomson R&D Centre Beijing, China

Cumulative Global Distance for Dimension Reduction in Handwritten Digits Database

Mahdi Yektaii*, Prabir Bhattacharya, Concordia University, Canada

Mining Large-Scale News Video Database via Knowledge Visualization

Hangzai Luo*, Jianping Fan, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA, Shin'ichi Satoh, National Institute of Informatics

Visualization of the Critical Patterns of Missing Values in Classification Data

Hai Wang*, Saint Mary's University, Shouhong Wang, University of Massachesetts, Dartmouth, USA

Visualizing Unstructured Text Sequences using Iterative Visual Clustering

QIAN YOU*, Shiaofen FANG, Patricia Ebright, Indiana University- Purdue University, USA

Enhanced Visual Separation of Clusters by M-mapping to Facilitate Cluster Analysis               

Ke-Bing Zhang*, Mehmet Orgun, Macquarie University, Australia, Kang Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Multimedia Data Mining and Searching Through Dynamic Index Evolution

Clement Leung*, Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University

15: 20 – 15:50

Coffee Break

15:50 - 17: 45



15 minutes Oral Presentations


Low-level Visual Information Processing

Applications of Visual Information Systems I

A New Video Compression Algorithm for Very Low Bandwidth Using Curve Fitting method

Xianping FU*, Tsinghua university

An Efficient Macroblock Layer Rate Control Algorithm for MPEG-2 to AVS-M Transcoding

Zhen Han*, Ruimin Hu, Wuhan University

An Efficient Algorithm for Motion Estimation with Multiple Reference Frames in H.264AVC

Zhengning Wang*, Southwest Jiaotong University, Jun Yang, Lanzhou Jiaotong University

An Effective Group-based CAVLC Decoding Method for H.264/AVC

HAO CHEN*, Ruimin Hu, Yan Wang, Nao Chen, Wuhan University

Visual information for firearm identification by digital holography

Dongguang Li*, Edith Cowan University, Australia

GIS-based Lunar Exploration Information System in China

Sheng-bo Chen*, Jilin University

Semantic 3D CAD and Its Applications in Construction Industry

Zhigang Shen*, University of WisconsinStout, USA

A Fast Algorithm for License Plate Detection

Vahid Abolghasemi*, Alireza Ahmadyfard, Shahrood University of Technology, Iran

10 min break

The Influence of Perceived Quality by Adjusting Frames Per Second and Bits Per Frame under the Limited Bandwidth

Huey-Min Sun*, Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan

An Evolutionary Approach to Inverse Gray Level Quantization

Alfredo MILANI*, Ivan Gerace, Marcello Mastroleo, Simona Moraglia, University of Perugia, Italy

Texture Representation and Retrieval Using the Causal Autoregressive Model

Noureddine Abbadeni*, University of Sherbrooke, Canada


An intelligent meeting archiving system based on context awareness

Zhang Xiang*, Yangtze University

Applying Local Cooccurring Patterns for Object Detection from Aerial Images

Wenjing Jia*, University of Tech., Sydney, David Tien, Charles Sturt University, Xiangjian He, University of Tech., Sydney, Brain Hope, Department of Lands, Australia, Qiang Wu, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Potentialities of Chorems as visual summaries of spatial databases contents

Robert Laurini*, Vincenzo DEL FATTO, INSA Lyon, France

18:30 – 20: 30

Conference Dinner #1

Friday 29 June 2007


Track 1

Track 2

9:00 – 10:00

Keynote Talk #2

The Challenges and Opportunities of Mining Billions of Web Images for Search and Advertising

Wei-Ying Ma, Microsoft Research Asia

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 12: 10



20 minutes Oral Presentations

Image and Video Retrieval II

Ubiquitous and Mobile Visual Information Systems

Near-Duplicate Detection Using A New Framework of Constructing Accurate Affine Invariant Regions

Li Tian*, Waseda University

Where Are Focused Places of a Photo?

Zhijun Dai*, Yihong Wu, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academic of Science

Region Based Image Retrieval Incorporated with Camera Metadata

Jie Ma*, Hong Lu, Yuefei Guo, Fudan University

Empirical Investigations on Benchmark Tasks for Automatic Image Annotation

Ville Viitaniemi*, Jorma Laaksonen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

An Approach Based on Multiple Representations and Multiple Queries for Invariant Image Retrieval,

Noureddine Abbadeni*, Abu Dhabi University

Clustering and Visualizing Audiovisual Dataset on Mobile Devices in a Topic-oriented Manner

LEI WANG*, Dian Tjondrongoro, Yuee Liu, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Adaptive Video Presentation for Small Display while Maximize Visual Information

Yan Dong Guo*, BU Posts and Telecommunication, Xiaodong Gu, Thomson R&D Centre Beijing China

An Efficient Compression Technique for a Muti-dimensional Index in Main Memory

Ki-Joon Han*,Joung-Joon Kim, Dong-Suk Hong, Konkuk University, South Korea

RELT: Visualizing Trees on Mobile Devices

Jie Hao, Kang Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas, USA, Maolin Huang, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Auto-generation of Geographic Cognitive Map for Browsing Personal Multimedia

Hyungeun Jo*, Jung-hee Ryu, Chang-young Lim, KAIST, South Korea

2:10 – 13:40

Lunch Break

13:40 – 15: 20



20 minutes Oral Presentations

Image and Video Retrieval III


Automatic detection and recognition of players in soccer videos

Lamberto Ballan, Marco Bertini*, Alberto Del Bimbo, Walter Nunziati, University of Florence, Italy

A temporal and visual analysis-based approach to commercial detection in news video

Shijin Li*, Hohai University, Yuefei Guo, Fudan University

Salient Region Filtering For Background Subtraction

Wasara Rodhetbhai*, Paul Lewis University of Southampton, UK

A Novel SVM-Based Method for Moving Video Objects Recognition

Xiaodong Kong*, Shanghai Jiaotong University

Image classification and indexing by EM based Multiple-Instance Learning

Hsiao Pao, National Chiao-Tung University, Shun Chuang, National Chia-Tung University, Yeong Xu, National Chiao-Tung University,Yen Lee, Ching Yun university, Hsin Fu*, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan


A Hypergraph-based Clustering Technique for Data Placement in Visualization

Shao-Shin Hung*, Damon Shing-Min Liu, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

Automatic image annotation for semantic image retrieval

Wenbin Shao*, Golshah Naghdy, Son Lam Phung, University of Wollongong, Australia

Collaterally Cued Labelling Framework underpinning Semantic-level Visual Content Descriptor

Meng Zhu*, Atta Badii, University of Reading, UK

Investigating Automatic Semantic Processing Effects in Selective Attention for Just-in-Time Information Retrieval Systems

John Meade*, Fintan Costello, University College Dublin, Ireland

News Video Retrieval by Learning Multimodal Semantic Information

Yu Hui*, Su Bolan, Hong Lu, Xue Xiangyang, Fudan University


15: 20 – 15:50

Coffee Break

15:50 - 17: 45



15 minutes Oral Presentations


Applications of Visual Information Systems II

2D/3D Graphical Visual Data Retrieval

Entropy based skew correction of document images

Arvind K.R*, Indian Institute of Science, India

Enticing Sociability in an Intelligent Coffee corner

Khairun Fachry*, Eindhoven University of Technology, Ingrid Mulder, Henk Eertink, Maddy Janse, Telematica Instituut, The Netherlands

Geometric & Haptic Modelling of Textile Artifacts

Fazel Naghdy*, University of Wollongong, Australia

A Toolkit to Support Dynamic Social Network Visualization

Yiwei Cao*, Ralf Klamma, Marc Spaniol, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Visualization of Relational Structure Among Scientific Articles

Mao Huang*, Quang Nguyen, Simeon Simoff, University of technology, Sydney, Australia

Visual Feature Selection by Local Statistical Scheme

JungWon Hwang*, Soongsil University, JaeHo Hwang, Hanbat National University, South Korea

3D Model Retrieval Based on Multi-Shell Extended Gaussian Image

Dingwen Wang*, Comupter Science School, Wuhan

Real Time Stereo Matching Architecture Based On Belief Propagation



10 min break

The Predicate Tree – a Metaphor for Visually Describing Complex Boolean Queries

Luca Paolino*, Giuliana Vitiello, Monica Sebillo, Università di Salerno, Italy

Vision-based pedestrian detection

Ping Fu*, Northeastern University

Compound geospatial object detection in an aerial image,

Yi Xiao*, Charles Sturt University, Brain Hope, Department of Lands, Australia, David Tien, Charles Sturt University,

Neurovision with Resilient Neural Networks


An Efficient Visualization of Implicit Surfaces

Jun Yang*, Lanzhou Jiaotong University, Qi Xing, Zhengning Wang, Changqian Zhu, Qiang Peng, Southwest Jiaotong University

Smooth Schedule of Large-scale Terrain Visualization from External Memory

Lijie Li*, Beijing Institute of technology

18:30 – 20: 30

Conference Dinner #2


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