Interactive Media Systems, TU Vienna

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Books

Stereo Matching - State-of-the-Art and Research Challenges M. Bleyer, C. Breiteneder: "Stereo Matching - State-of-the-Art and Research Challenges"; in: "Advanced Topics in Computer Vision", issued by:… M. Bleyer, C. Breiteneder Details
Identifying Condition-Action Sentences Using a Heuristic-Based Information Extraction Method Translating clinical practice guidelines into a computer-interpretable format is a challenging and laborious task. In this project we focus on… R. Wenzina, K. Kaiser Details
Supporting Computer-interpretable Guidelines´ Modeling by Automatically Classifying Clinical Actions Modeling computer-interpretable clinical practice guidelines is a complex and tedious task that has been of interest for several attempts to automate… A. Minard, K. Kaiser Details

Journals

Automated detection of elephants in wildlife video Biologists often have to investigate large amounts of video in behavioral studies of animals. These videos are usually not sufficiently indexed which… M. Zeppelzauer Details
Secrets of Adaptive Support Weight Techniques for Local Stereo Matching In recent years, local stereo matching algorithms have again become very popular in the stereo community. This is mainly due to the introduction of… A. Hosni, M. Bleyer, M. Gelautz Details
A Serious Exergame for Patients Suffering from Chronic Musculoskeletal Back and Neck Pain: A Pilot Study Introduction: Over recent years, the popularity of videogames has gone beyond youth and gamers and is slowly entering the field of professional… S. Jansen-Kosterink, R. Veld, C. Schönauer, H. Kaufmann, H. Hermens, M. Vollenbroek-Hutten Details
Local Color Transfer between Images Using Dominant Colors A color-transfer method that can transfer colors of an image to another for the local regions using their dominant colors is proposed. In order to… J. Yoo, M. Park, J. Cho, K. Lee Details
Wide Area Motion Tracking Using Consumer Hardware In this paper, we present a wide area tracking system based on consumer hardware and available motion capture modules and middleware. We are using… C. Schönauer, H. Kaufmann Details
Qualität nach Maß Vertraglich festgelegte Preise können durch das Gewährleistungsrecht in Frage gestellt werden. In der Auftrags-Softwareentwicklung ist ein… H. Eidenberger Details
Fast Cost-Volume Filtering for Visual Correspondence and Beyond Many computer vision tasks can be formulated as labeling problems. The desired solution is often a spatially smooth labeling where label transitions… A. Hosni, C. Rhemann, M. Bleyer, C. Rother, M. Gelautz Details
Improving Data Fusion in Personal Positioning Systems for Outdoor Environments A fault detection and correction methodology for personal positioning systems for outdoor environments is presented. We demonstrate its successful… E. Herrera, H. Kaufmann, J. Secue, R. Quiros, G. Fabregat Details

Conferences

Wide Area Optical User Tracking in Unconstrained Indoor Environments In this paper, we present a robust infrared optical 3D position tracking for wide area indoor environments up to 30m. The system consists of two… A. Mossel, H. Kaufmann Details
Asynchronous Stereo Vision for Event-Driven Dynamic Stereo Sensor Using an Adaptive Cooperative Approach This paper presents an adaptive cooperative approach towards the 3D reconstruction tailored for a bio-inspired depth camera: the stereo dynamic… E. Piatkowska, A. Belbachir, M. Gelautz Details
Autonomous Flight using a Smartphone as On-Board Processing Unit in GPS-Denied Environments In this paper, we present a low-weight and low-cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for autonomous flight and navigation in GPS-denied environments… M. Leichtfried, C. Kaltenriner, A. Mossel, H. Kaufmann Details
15 Years of VR/AR in Education - A Personal Summary and Outlook 15 Years of VR/AR in Education - A Personal Summary and Outlook H. Kaufmann Details
Depth Map Inpainting and Super-Resolution based on Internal Statistics of Geometry and Appearance Depth maps captured by multiple sensors often suffer from poor resolution and missing pixels caused by low reflectivity and occlusions in the scene.… S. Ikehata, J. Cho, K. Aizawa Details
Ground Truth Evaluation for Event-Based Silicon Retina Stereo Data In this paper we present a new approach for the evaluation of event-based Silicon Retina stereo matching results. The evaluation of stereo matching… J. Kogler, F. Eibensteiner, M. Humenberger, M. Gelautz, J. Scharinger Details
Depth Super Resolution by Rigid Body Self-Similarity in 3D We tackle the problem of jointly increasing the spatial resolution and apparent measurement accuracy of an input low-resolution, noisy, and perhaps… M. Hornacek, C. Rhemann, M. Gelautz, C. Rother Details
Depth Map Upsampling using Cost-Volume Filtering Depth maps captured by active sensors (e.g., ToF cameras and Kinect) typically suffer from poor spatial resolution, considerable amount of noise, and… J. Cho, S. Ikehata, H. Yoo, M. Gelautz, K. Aizawa Details
Supporting Computer-Interpretable Guidelines' Modeling by Automatically Classifying Clinical Actions A. Minard, K. Kaiser: "Supporting Computer-Interpretable Guidelines' Modeling by Automatically Classifying Clinical Actions"; Talk: Workshop on… A. Minard, K. Kaiser Details
Identifying Condition-Action Sentences Using a Heuristic-based Information Extraction Method R. Wenzina, K. Kaiser: "Identifying Condition-Action Sentences Using a Heuristic-based Information Extraction Method"; Talk: Workshop on Knowledge… R. Wenzina, K. Kaiser Details
The Sorcerer's Apprentice: A serious game aiding rehabilitation in the context of Subacromial Impingement Syndrome Serious games can help to improve efficacy of motor rehabilitation especially in a home environment. We introduce "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", a… P. Fikar, C. Schönauer, H. Kaufmann Details
A framework for HDR stereo matching using multi-exposed images Real world scenes that contain high dynamic range illumination present a special challenge for stereo matching algorithms due to a lack of texture in… T. Akhavan, H. Yoo, M. Gelautz Details
DrillSample: Precise Selection in Dense Handheld Augmented Reality Environments One of the primary tasks in a dense mobile augmented reality (AR) environment is to ensure precise selection of an object, even if it is occluded or… A. Mossel, B. Venditti, H. Kaufmann Details
3DTouch and HOMER-S: Intuitive Manipulation Techniques for One-Handed Handheld Augmented Reality Existing interaction techniques for mobile AR often use the multi-touch capabilities of the device´s display for object selection and manipulation.… A. Mossel, B. Venditti, H. Kaufmann Details
PS Move API: A Cross-Platform 6DoF Tracking Framework With the introduction of 6DoF motion controllers for game consoles, low cost hardware for 3D interaction became widely available. However, no… T. Perl, B. Venditti, H. Kaufmann Details
Flexible Spaces: Dynamic Layout Generation for Infinite Walking in Virtual Environments Redirected walking techniques enable natural locomotion through immersive virtual environments (VEs) that are larger than the real world workspace.… K. Vasylevska, H. Kaufmann, E. Suma, M. Bolas Details
3D Building Reconstruction and Thermal Mapping in Fire Brigade Operations Fire fighting remains a dangerous profession despite many recent technological and organizational measures. Sensors and technical systems can augment… C. Schönauer, E. Vonach, G. Gerstweiler, H. Kaufmann Details
Visualizing Complex Process Hierarchies During the Modeling Process Clinical practice guidelines are documents that include recommendations describing appropriate care for the management of patients with a specific… A. Seyfang, K. Kaiser, T. Gschwandtner, S. Miksch Details
Unsupervised Clustering of Social Events This paper describes our contribution to the social event de- tection (SED) task of the MediaEval Benchmark 2013. We present a robust unsupervised… M. Zeppelzauer, M. Zaharieva, M. Fabro Details
Acoustic Detection of Elephant Presence in Noisy Environments The automated acoustic detection of elephants is an important factor in alleviating the human-elephant conflict in Asia and Africa. In this paper, we… M. Zeppelzauer, A. Stöger, C. Breiteneder Details
Automated Social Event Detection in Large Photo Collections M. Zaharieva, M. Zeppelzauer, C. Breiteneder: "Automated Social Event Detection in Large Photo Collections"; in: "ICMR '13 Proceedings of the 3rd ACM… M. Zaharieva, M. Zeppelzauer, C. Breiteneder Details
Accelerating Structured Web Crawling without Losing Data Size of retrieved data versus crawling time formulate a well- known dilemma in the structured Web crawling community. The real challenge within this… B. El-Gamil, W. Winiwarter Details
Differential Irradiance Caching for Fast High-Quality Light Transport Between Virtual and Real Worlds Fast and realistic synthesis of real videos with computer generated content has been a challenging problem in computer graphics. It involves… P. Kán, H. Kaufmann Details
Differential Progressive Path Tracing for High-Quality Previsualization and Relighting in Augmented Reality In this paper we present a novel method for real-time high quality previsualization and cinematic relighting. The physically based Path Tracing… P. Kán, H. Kaufmann Details
Parallel Tracking and Mapping in Hofburg Festsaal Precise localization for mobile Augmented Reality in large indoor environments without specific tracking infrastructure is challenging. This is… G. Gerstweiler, H. Kaufmann, C. Schönauer, E. Vonach Details
3D Building Reconstruction and Thermal Mapping in Fire Brigade Operations Fire fighting remains a dangerous profession despite many recent technological and organizational measures. Sensors and technical systems can augment… C. Schönauer, E. Vonach, G. Gerstweiler, H. Kaufmann Details
New Content-Based Features for the Distinction of Violent Videos and Martial Arts Real violence is unwanted content in video portals as it is forensically relevant in video surveillance systems. Naturally, both domains have to deal… M. Hörhan, H. Eidenberger Details

Talks

Dense RGB-D Correspondence Search at Large Displacement (talk) M. Hornacek: "Dense RGB-D Correspondence Search at Large Displacement (talk)"; Talk: Talk an der TU Dresden, Dresden, Deutschland; 12-20-2013. M. Hornacek Details
Image and Video Matting (ICCV 2013 Tutorial) Matting refers to the problem of accurate extraction of foreground objects in images and video, which plays a fundamental role in image and video… E. Varnousfaderan, M. Gelautz, B. Price, J. Cho Details
Supporting methods for modeling computer-interpretable guidelines Today's healthcare is faced with ever new challenges: longer life expectancy, rising costs, rapid development of new medical methods and scientific… K. Kaiser Details
Augmented Reality Technologien und Industrielle Anwendungsmöglichkeiten Augmented Reality Technologien und Industrielle Anwendungsmöglichkeiten H. Kaufmann Details
Virtual- and Augmented Reality in Education H. Kaufmann: "Virtual- and Augmented Reality in Education"; Talk: Intel Webinar, Internet (invited); 09-04-2013. H. Kaufmann Details
Depth Super Resolution by Rigid Body Self-Similarity in 3D (talk) M. Hornacek: "Depth Super Resolution by Rigid Body Self-Similarity in 3D (talk)"; Talk: VRVis Forum, Wien; 07-25-2013. M. Hornacek Details
Depth Super Resolution by Rigid Body Self-Similarity in 3D (talk) M. Hornacek: "Depth Super Resolution by Rigid Body Self-Similarity in 3D (talk)"; Talk: Wissenschaftlicher Vortrag am McGill University, Montreal,… M. Hornacek Details
Education in Augmented Reality H. Kaufmann: "Education in Augmented Reality"; Talk: The Visual Language of Technique between Science and Art: Heritage and Expectations in Research… H. Kaufmann Details
Depth Super Resolution by Rigid Body Self-Similarity in 3D (talk) M. Hornacek: "Depth Super Resolution by Rigid Body Self-Similarity in 3D (talk)"; Talk: Wissenschaftlicher Vortrag am University College London,… M. Hornacek Details
SphereFlow: 6 DoF Scene Flow from RGB-D Pairs (talk) M. Hornacek: "SphereFlow: 6 DoF Scene Flow from RGB-D Pairs (talk)"; Talk: Annual Workshop of the Austrian Association for Pattern Recognition,… M. Hornacek Details
Recent Advances in Local Stereo Matching In this talk we address recent research in the field of local stereo matching, with a focus on adaptive support weight algorithms. In particular, we… M. Gelautz Details
Robust Long-Range Optical Tracking for Tunneling Measurement Tasks Over the last years, automation for tunnel construction and mining activities increased rapidly. To allow for enhanced tunneling measurement,… A. Mossel, G. Gerstweiler, E. Vonach, K. Chmelina, H. Kaufmann Details
Flexible Spaces: A Virtual Step Outside of Reality In this paper we introduce the concept of flexible spaces - a novel redirection technique that generalizes the use of overlapping (impossible) spaces… K. Vasylevska, H. Kaufmann, M. Bolas, E. Suma Details
3D Film/TV - Research and Challenges In this talk we address the topic of 3D scene reconstruction from stereo views in the context of 3D film/TV applications. After an introduction into… M. Gelautz Details
Augmented Reality H. Kaufmann: "Augmented Reality"; Keynote Lecture: Funkenflug - Innovationsforum Völkerkundemuseum, Welt Museum Wien (invited); 01-10-2013. H. Kaufmann Details

Theses

Support Framework for Obstacle Detection on Autonomous Trains Autonomous driving vehicles are a rapidly emerging technlogy that will radically transform the face of public and personal transportation in the near… M. Gschwandtner Details
Tracking and Visual Quality Inspection in Harsh Environments M. Heber: "Tracking and Visual Quality Inspection in Harsh Environments"; Supervisor, Reviewer: H. Bischof, M. Gelautz; Institute for Computer… M. Heber Details
Stereo Matching M. Bleyer: "Stereo Matching"; Institut für Softwaretechnik und interaktive Systeme, 2013. M. Bleyer Details
Kontrollflusstransformation von BPMN zu Asbru BPMN is a well known and understandable, graphical process description language for business processes and is supported by a variety of modelling… T. Tschach Details
Visualizing and interactive modelling of process hierarchies This study deals with the visualization and modeling of protocol-based treatment plans that are composed from hierarchically structured… H. Hirsch Details
Content-based video summarization to Object Maps The amount of digital video content available in the web is constantly increasing. Its handling requires efficient technologies: text search on large… M. Martos Details
Pattern-Based MIDI Composing This master thesis deals with different approaches for algorithmic composing. Such techniques are merged with methods of pattern recognition. The aim… J. Fellner Details
Videosegmentierung durch Analyse audiovisueller Merkmale Due to the increasing amount of digital videos the segmentation and classification of videos is manually no longer feasible. Hence there is a need… C. Fuchs Details
BCI-Based Cursor Control Using EEG Sensorimotor Rhythms Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are human-computer interaction systems in which users communicate with a computer via a direct neural interface.… S. Böhm Details
A Virtual Reality Training Tool for Upper Limb Prostheses The technology of electromyography has become very common in being used to control hand prostheses. This technology allows the capture of controlling… M. Bressler Details
Virtual HW/SW Prototyping for Design and Runtime Prediction of Parallel Video Coding Systems The high computational demands of state-of-the-art video coding standards such as H.264 pose serious challenges on embedded processor architectures.… F. Seitner Details
Positive Impact Game as a Contribution to Movement Rehabilitation With the continuous improvements in surgery and the rapid development of bioelectrical interfaces, a new type of prosthesis with a higher quality is… J. Brandstetter Details
Autonome Lokalisierung und Navigation eines unbemannten Luftfahrzeugs (UAV) mithilfe eines Smartphones als zentrale Recheneinheit An UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) is an aircraft flying without an on-board human pilot. For example they can be utilized to explore for human… C. Kaltenriner, M. Leichtfried Details
Novel Methods for Discontinuity Preserving Support Aggregation in Local Stereo Matching This thesis addresses the stereo matching problem, in which the depth information for scene objects is obtained by matching corresponding pixels in a… A. Hosni Details
Cross-Platform Tracking of a 6DoF Motion Controller There is a lack of software for 6DoF (six degrees of freedom) tracking using affordable off-theshelf hardware. With the introduction of motion… T. Perl Details