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International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras

November 7th, 2014 Comments off

From 4-7 November 2014 Lorenzo Porzi present the technology used in the panorARma VENTURI 3rd year AR demo Experience to augment pictures of mountainous landscapes with geo-referenced data at ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC 2014) in Venice (Italy).
His oral presentation was heard during the Mobile and Embedded Vision session concerning the image-to-DEM registration algorithm. Afterwards, he also participated to the PhD Forum with a presentation on sensor fusion for Android.

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WiMob 2014

October 10th, 2014 Comments off

Between the 8th and 10th October 2014, Manuel Aravecchia presented a paper on “Gaussian process for RSS-based Localisation”at Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2014) in Larnaca, (Cyprus). The paper proposes a novel indoor localisation system for mobile devices, based on the analysis of the signals a device receives from WiFi (or Bluetooth) access points that are present in the environment. This technology can help to estimate user location in indoor environments where the information provided by GPS is typically unavailable or unreliable.

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September 5th, 2014 Comments off


Between the 1st and 5th of September, Lorenzo Porzi from FBK presented a paper on “Personalizing a Smartwatch-based Gesture Interface with Transfer Learning” at the European Signal Processing Conference. The paper was presented in the Signal Processing Applications poster session, and described a system where a Smartwatch can be exploited to provide hands-free interaction through arm gestures with an assistive application running on a Smartphone. This system advanced the gesture recognition technology used in the VENTURI 2nd year demonstrator with a transfer learning-based personalization algorithm.

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ICPR 2014

August 28th, 2014 Comments off


On the 28th August, Elisa Ricci presented a paper at the 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Stockholm (Sweden)
ICPR is an international forum to discuss recent advances in the fields of Pattern Recog-nition; Machine Learning and Computer Vision and on applications of these technologies in various fields. Elisa Ricci and her co-authors developed an approach for unsupervised scene analysis to detect relevant spatiotemporal patterns in complex scenes. She presented a paper to estimate spatiotemporal activity based on the fusion of nearby activities and previous encounters with similar environments. In this way, they were able to make estimates of local activity and to predict how the local environment might evolve, a key requirement for immersive AR experiences.

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September 16th, 2013 No comments

Workshop on Image and Audio Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services
Telecom ParisTech, Paris,
3-5 July 2013

WIAMIS 2013, the Workshop on Image and Audio Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services, is a major event in the multimedia community, offering the possibility for researchers and developers to exchange ideas on issues linked to interactive services. This 14th edition, paid particular emphasis to audio analysis and audio-driven multimedia analysis research.

On the second day of the workshop, from 15:30 – 17:00 in the EU project demo session, Paul Chippendale presented a live VENTURI interactive demonstration which attracted a great deal of interest from the attendees.

It illustrated the integration of results coming from the first steps of the project and consisted of a software and hardware technology showcase woven into the form of an AR game experience on a table-top 0.8m x 0.8m miniature city. One player has to accomplish a set of missions (i.e. burger deliveries in a limited time), by steering a virtual car with a mobile AR device through the real city. Spatial 3D audio effects add to the immersive experience of the game, The demonstration showed state-of-the-art real time markerless 3D tracking on a mobile device. In order to deliver a ‘nailed down’ AR experience, the pose (or 6 -DOF) of the device, with respect to the 3D city model, is estimated at 20fps. Visual feature extraction/tracking and advanced hardware sensor data fusion algorithms were exploited to provide a high level of robustness and performance.

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February 26th, 2013 No comments

International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications,
21-24 February 2013

The International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications is a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in the area of computer vision application systems. Tracks cover all aspects related to computer vision: Image Formation and Preprocessing; Image and Video Analysis and Understanding; Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision; and Applications and Services.
During the 4 day conference, Paul Chippendale presented VENTURI funded research relating to the analysis of mountain images for AR content creation, AR visualization and content validation/authentication.
The paper was entitled “Geo-positional Image Forensics through Scene-Terrain Registration” and was presented on Saturday 23rd February, in Session 8 “Image Formation and Preprocessing / Image and Video Analysis / Applications and Services / Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision”

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December 14th, 2012 No comments

The 9th European Conference on Visual Media Production – CVMP 2012
December 5th –6th 2012, London, UK
Attendee: Daniel Buhrig (Fraunhofer HHI)

 The CVMP – Conference for Visual Media Production – aims to bring together the worlds of academic algorithmic research and post production to discuss new advancements and innovative applications. It provides a European forum to discuss the latest research, advances and state-of-the-art industry practices.

Daniel Buhrig from Fraunhofer HHI presented the following poster paper:

Daniel Buhrig, Peter Eisert
Pose Estimation for Urban Environment
The 9th European Conference on Visual Media Production – CVMP2012
London, UK, 5-6 December 2012

A comment from Daniel: “I presented a poster with our work on “Pose estimation for Urban Environment” at the CVMP. The poster displayed results which were produced for the VENTURI project. The people I talked with were actually very interested on the whole idea of VENTURI.

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Demo at ECCV 2012

November 9th, 2012 No comments

During this year’s European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Valeria Tomaselli from STMicroelectronics presented a VENTURI related demo during the demo session on the 10th and 11th of October in Florence, Italy. In this demo she talked about a scene recognition engine working on a Smartphone. The engine exploits an image representation directly obtainable in the IGP of mobile devices. The demo works in real-time and it is able of discriminating among different classes of scenes: e.g. Tall Building, Inside City, Street, Highway, Coast, Open Country, Mountain and Forest.

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