Thanks to the generous support of IAPR, we are pleased to announce the three invited speakers for CAIP 2013.
Minta Martin Professor of Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
Dictionaries, Manifolds and Domain Adaptation Methods for Image and Video - based Recognition
Feature extraction or representation of patterns and adaptation of classifiers designed using training data to be effective on testing data are two fundamental problems in pattern recognition. In this talk, I will discuss new solutions to these problems based on theories of dictionary learning, analytic manifolds and domain adaptation with applications in image and video - based recognition. Specifically, I will discuss methods for representing images and videos using linear and non - linear dictionaries and analytical manifolds. I will then discuss methods for adapting the dictionaries and manifold representations for addressing shifts in data distributions due to changes in pose, illuminations, spatio - temporal sampling and blur with applications in recognition of faces, expressions, objects and actions.
University of Munster, Germany
Biomedical Imaging: A Computer Vision Perspective
Many computer vision algorithms have been successfully adapted and applied to biomedical imaging applications. However, biomedical computer vision is far beyond being only an application field. Indeed, it is a wide field with huge potential for developing novel concepts and algorithms and can be seen as a driving force for computer vision research. In this talk we emphasize this view of biomedical computer vision by considering a variety of biomedical imaging topics and exemplarily discussing challenges, the related concepts, techniques, and algorithms.
University College London, UK
Computational Analysis in Cultural Heritage Applications
Through the increasing availability of high-quality consumer hardware for advanced imaging tasks, digital imaging and scanning are gradually pervading general practice in cultural heritage preservation and archaeology. In most cases, however, imaging and scanning are predominantly means of documentation and archival, and digital processing ends with the creation of a digital image or 3D model. At the example of three projects, the speaker will demonstrate how careful analysis of the underlying cultural-heritage questions allows for bespoke solutions that--through joint development of imaging procedures, data analysis and visualisations--directly support conservators and humanities researchers in their work. Tim Weyrich will report on his experiences with fresco reconstruction at the Akrotiri Excavation, Santorini, on the reconstruction of fire-damaged parchment with London Metropolitan Archives, and on the analysis of Egyptian papyri with the Petrie Museum in London.