Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XI
15–19 January 2006, San Jose, California, USA

Conference 6057
Conv. Ctr. Room A3
Monday-Thursday 16-19 January 2006
Proceedings of SPIE Vol. #6057

Conference Chairs: Bernice E. Rogowitz, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr.; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Northwestern Univ.; Scott J. Daly, Sharp Labs. of America, Inc.

Program Committee: Albert J. Ahumada, Jr., NASA Ames Research Ctr.; Jan P. Allebach, Purdue Univ.; Walter R. Bender, MIT Media Lab.; Michael H. Brill, Datacolor; John C. Dalton, Synthetik Software; Huib de Ridder, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands); Gunilla A. M. Derefeldt, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden); Miguel P. Eckstein, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara; Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Eastman Kodak Co.; Jennifer Gille, Raytheon Co.; Laurent Itti, Univ. of Southern California; Stanley A. Klein, Univ. of California/Berkeley; Jan J. Koenderink, Univ Utrecht (Netherlands); John J. McCann, McCann Imaging; Jeffrey B. Mulligan, NASA Ames Research Ctr.; Karol Myszkowski, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik (Germany); Adar Pelah, The Univ. of York (United Kingdom); Hawley K. Rising III, Sony Electronics; Robert J. Safranek, Benevue, Inc.; Christopher W. Tyler, Smith-Kettlewell Institute; Andrew B. Watson, NASA Ames Research Ctr.

Note: Please see room sign for papers added after program was printed.

Monday 16 January


Conv. Ctr. Room A3 Mon. 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Keynote Session

10:00 am: Computational Neuroimaging: maps and Tracks in the Human Brain, B. Wandell, Stanford University

11:00 am: Learning where to look, Mary Hayhoe, University of Rochester

Lunch Break 12:00 to 1:30 pm


Conv. Ctr. Room A3 Mon. 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Mechanisms of Luminance, Color, and Temporal Sensitivity

1:30 pm: Local luminance effect on spatial summation in the foveal vision and its implication on image artifact classification, C. Chen, S. Y. Lin, H. G. Han, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan) [6057-01]

1:50 pm: Evaluating contrast sensitivity, S. Kitagura, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom); L. W. MacDonald, London College of Communication (United Kingdom); S. Westland, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom) [6057-02]

2:10 pm: Spatio-velocity CSF as a function of retinal velocity using unstabilized stimuli, J. L. Laird, M. R. Rosen, J. B. Pelz, E. D. Montag, Rochester Institute of Technology; S. J. Daly, Sharp Labs. of America, Inc. [6057-03]

2:30 pm: A basis for cones, B. V. Funt, W. Xiong, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada) [6057-04]

2:50 pm: High-dynamic range scene compression in humans, J. J. McCann, McCann Imaging [6057-47]

3:10 pm: Computational model of lightness perception in HDR imaging, G. Krawczyk, K. Myszkowski, H. Seidel, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik (Germany) [6057-05]

Coffee Break 3:30 to 4:00 pm


Conv. Ctr. Room A3 Mon. 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Eye Movements, Visual Search, and Attention: A Tribute to Larry Stark

4:00 pm: Reminiscence of scanpaths past, S. R. Ellis, NASA Ames Research Ctr. [6057-46]

4:20 pm: The scanpath theory: its definitions and later developments, C. M. Privitera, Univ. of California/Berkeley [6057-48]

4:40 pm: A new metrics for definition of gaze area from the geometrical structures of picture composition, M. Yamazaki, M. Kameda, Iwate Prefectural Univ. (Japan) [6057-06]

5:00 pm: Target salience and visual search on novel and familiar backgrounds, K. McDermott, University of Nevada Reno; J. Mulligan, NASA Ames Research Center; G. Bebis, M. Webster, University of Nevada Reno [6057-43]

5:20 pm: Guiding the mind's eye: improving communication and vision by external control of the scanpath, E. Barth, M. Dorr, M. Böhme, Univ. zu Lübeck (Germany); K. Gegenfurtner, Justus-Liebig-Univ. Giessen (Germany); T. Martinetz, Univ. zu Lübeck (Germany) [6057-49]

5:40 pm: Bottom-up and top-down influences on visual scanpaths, L. Itti, Univ. of Southern California [6057-50]

HVEI Banquet 7:30 to 10:30 pm

The annual Human Vision and Electronic Imaging Banquet will be held Monday evening, 16 January, 7:30 to 10:30 pm. The banquet will take place in a local restaurant or wine cellar. For tickets and more information, please visit the Electronic Imaging Registration Desk.

Banquet Speaker: Jack Tumblin, Northwestern Univ.

Rethinking Photography: Digital Devices to Capture Appearance

Tuesday 17 January

Plenary Speaker Tues. 8:30 to 9:15 am

Marriott Ballroom 1-6

Image Processing: Interconnections

Thomas S. Huang, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

See Plenary Sessions for details.


Conv. Ctr. Room A3 Tues. 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Perceptual Image Quality and Applications

9:30 am: Effects of spatial correlations and global precedence on the visual fidelity of distorted images, D. M. Chandler, K. H. S. Lim, S. S. Hemami, Cornell Univ. [6057-07]

9:50 am: Pseudo no reference image quality metric using perceptual data hiding, A. Ninassi, P. Le Callet, F. Autrusseau, Univ. de Nantes (France) [6057-08]

10:10 am: Attention-based color correction, F. W. M. Stentiford, Univ. College London (United Kingdom) [6057-09]

Coffee Break 10:30 to 11:00 am

11:00 am: Contrast enhancement of medical images using multiscale decomposition, M. A. Trifas, J. M. Tyler, O. S. Pianykh, Louisiana State Univ. [6057-10]

11:20 am: Human visual alpha stable models for digital halftoning, A. J. González, J. Bacca Rodríguez, G. R. Arce, Univ. of Delaware; D. L. Lau, Univ. of Kentucky [6057-11]

11:40 am: Study of asthenopia caused by the viewing of stereoscopic images, H. Hagura, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) [6057-12]

Lunch Break 12:00 to 1:30 pm


Conv. Ctr. Room A3 Tues. 1:30 to 2:50 pm

Visually Tuned Algorithms for the Design and Analysis of Flat-Panel Displays

1:30 pm: Perceptual image quality improvement for large screen displays, F. Lebowsky, Y. Huang, H. Wang, STMicroelectronics (France) [6057-13]

1:50 pm: LCD motion-blur analysis, perception, and reduction using synchronized backlight flashing, X. Feng, Sharp Labs. of America, Inc. [6057-14]

2:10 pm: Human vision-based algorithm to hide defective pixels in LCDs, T. R. Kimpe, S. Coulier, Barco N.V. (Belgium) [6057-15]

2:30 pm: Using optimal rendering to visually mask defective subpixels, D. S. Messing, L. J. Kerofsky, Sharp Labs. of America, Inc. [6057-16]

Coffee Break 2:50 to 3:20 pm


Conv. Ctr. Room A3 Tues. 3:20 to 5:40 pm

Perceptual Issues in Video Quality

3:20 pm: Perceptual study of the impact of varying frame rate on motion imagery interpretability quality, C. P. Fenimore, National Institute of Standards and Technology; J. M. Irvine, Science Applications International Corp.; D. Cannon, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; J. W. Roberts, I. Aviles, National Institute of Standards and Technology; S. A. Israel, Science Applications International Corp.; M. Brennan, The Boeing Co.; L. Simon, J. R. Miller, D. S. Haverkamp, Science Applications International Corp.; P. F. Tighe, M. Gross, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. [6057-17]

3:40 pm: Color preference and perceived color naturalness of digital videos, C. C. Koh, J. M. Foley, S. K. Mitra, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara [6057-18]

4:00 pm: Stabilizing viewing distances in subjective assessments of mobile video, M. D. Brotherton, British Telecommunications plc (United Kingdom); K. Brunnström, Acreo AB (Sweden); D. Hands, British Telecommunications plc (United Kingdom) [6057-19]

4:20 pm: Predicting subjective video quality from separated spatial and temporal assessment, R. R. Pastrana-Vidal, J. Gicquel, J. Blin, France Telecom R&D (France); H. Cherifi, Univ. de Bourgogne (France) [6057-20]

4:40 pm: Handling of annoying variations of performances in video algorithm optimization, M. M. Nicolas, STMicroelectronics (France) [6057-21]

5:00 pm: Structural similarity quality metrics in a coding context: exploring the space of realistic distortions, A. Brooks, T. N. Pappas, Northwestern Univ. [6057-22]

5:20 pm: Lossy compression of high dynamic range images and video, R. Mantiuk, K. Myszkowski, H. Seidel, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik (Germany) [6057-23]

Posters and Demonstrations-Tuesday

Demonstrations 5:30 to 8:30 pm

A symposium-wide demonstration session will be open to attendees 5:30 to 8:30 pm Tuesday evening in Conv. Ctr. Exhibit Hall 1. Demonstrators will provide interactive, hands-on demonstrations of a wide-range of products related to Electronic Imaging.

Posters 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Posters will be placed on display after 10:00 am in Exhibit Hall 1. A poster session, with authors present at their posters, will be held Tuesday evening, 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

Wednesday 18 January

Plenary Speaker Wed. 8:30 to 9:15 am

Marriott Ballroom 1-6

Computational Imaging Methods for Functional Brain Mapping and Molecular Imaging

Richard Leahy, Univ. of Southern California

See Plenary Sessions for details.


Conv. Ctr. Room A3 Wed. 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Perceptual Approaches to Image Analysis

9:30 am: A closer look at texture metrics, H. H. Shenas, V. Interrante, Univ. of Minnesota [6057-24]

9:50 am: M-HinTS: mimicking humans in texture sorting, E. L. van den Broek, Vrije Univ. Amsterdam (Netherlands); T. Kok, T. E. Schouten, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen (Netherlands); E. M. van Rikxoort, Univ. Medisch Ctr. Utrecht (Netherlands) [6057-25]

10:10 am: Inference and segmentation in cortical processing, Y. Liu, G. A. Cecchi, A. R. Rao, J. Kozloski, C. Peck, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. [6057-26]

Coffee Break 10:30 to 11:20 am

11:20 am: Perceptually based techniques for semantic image classification and retrieval, D. Depalov, T. N. Pappas, Northwestern Univ. [6057-28]

11:40 am: Is Wölfflin´s system for characterizing art possible to validate by methods used in cognitive-based image-retrieval (CBIR)?, G. A. M. Derefeldt, S. Nyberg, J. Alfredson, H. U. Allberg, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden) [6057-29]

Lunch/Exhibition Break 12:00 to 1:40 pm


Conv. Ctr. Room A3 Wed. 1:40 to 2:40 pm

Detection, Recognition, and Navigation in Complex Environments

1:40 pm: Symbol discriminability models for improved flight displays, A. J. Ahumada, Jr., M. Trujillo San-Martin, J. Gille, NASA Ames Research Ctr. [6057-30]

2:00 pm: Is haptic watermarking worth it?, M. Barni, D. Prattichizzo, G. Menegaz, A. Formaglio, M. Franzini, Univ. degli Studi di Siena (Italy); H. Z. Tan, Purdue Univ. [6057-32]

2:20 pm: Display conditions that influence wayfinding in virtual environments, R. A. Browse, D. W. S. Gray, Queen's Univ. (Canada) [6057-33]


Conv. Ctr. Room A3 Wed. 2:40 to 4:50 pm

Imaging of Cortical Visual Processes and Structures

3:30 pm: Neural correlates of human visual attention, M. A. Silver, Univ. of California/Berkeley [6057-51]

3:50 pm: Dynamic functional imaging with high-density EEG and fMRI, A. M. Norcia, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute [6057-52]

4:10 pm: Advances in multifocal EEG methods for imaging human brain activity, T. Carney, Neurometrics Institute; S. A. Klein, J. Ales, Univ. of California/Berkeley [6057-53]

4:30 pm: Interhemispheric connections related to reading skill measured with diffusion tensor imaging, R. Dougherty, Stanford Univ. [6057-54]

Discussion Session 4:50 to 5:50 pm

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