Conference 3016

Monday-Thursday 10-13 February 1997
SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3016

Human Vision and Electronic Imaging II

Conference Chairs: Bernice E. Rogowitz, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr.; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs.

Program Committee: Jan P. Allebach, Purdue Univ.; Walter R. Bender, MIT Media Lab.; John C. Dalton, Apple Computer, Inc.; Gunilla A. Derefeldt, National Defence Research Establishment (Sweden); Huib de Ridder, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands); Jennifer L. Gille, Western Aerospace Labs.; David J. Heeger, Stanford Univ.; Eugenio Martinez-Uriegas, SRI International; Yoichi Miyake, Chiba Univ. (Japan); Thomas V. Papathomas, Rutgers Univ.; Adar Pelah, Univ. of Cambridge (UK); Zygmunt Pizlo, Purdue Univ.; Christine I. Podilchuk, Robert J. Safranek, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs.

Monday 10 February

SESSION 1 Mon.10:10 am to 12:10 pm
Perceptual Models for Image Processing

Chair: Bernice E. Rogowitz, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr.

Digital images and human vision (Invited Paper), A. B. Watson, NASA Ames Research Ctr. [3016-01]

Five types of visual masking (Invited Paper), S. A. Klein, Univ. of California/Berkeley; T. Carney, Univ. of California/Berkeley and Neurometrics Institute; L. Barghout-Stein, Univ. of California/Berkeley and Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute; C. W. Tyler, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute [3016-02]

Partitioning mechanisms of masking: contrast transducer versus divisive inhibition, L. Barghout-Stein, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute and Univ. of California/Berkeley; C. Tyler, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute; S. A. Klein, Univ. of California/Berkeley [3016-62] Image discrimination models: detection in fixed and random noise, A. J. Ahumada, Jr., NASA Ames Research Ctr.; B. L. Beard, Univ. of California/ Berkeley [3016-03]

Image discrimination models predict signal detection in natural medical image backgrounds, M. P. Eckstein, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr.; A. J. Ahumada, Jr., A. B. Watson, NASA Ames Research Ctr. [3016-04]

Lunch Break

SESSION 2 Mon. 1:50 to 3:10 pm
Image Quality and Multiresolution Models

Chair: Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs.

Image quality assessment with a Gabor pyramid model of the human visual system, C. Taylor, Z. Pizlo, J. P. Allebach, C. A. Bouman, Purdue Univ. [3016-05]

Quality metrics for low-bit-rate coding, T. Eude, Univ. de Bourgogne (France); H. Cherifi, CNRS-TSI (France) [3016-07]

Biologically inspired analog wavelet analyzer, G. W. Brooks, Air Force Wright Lab. and Florida State Univ. [3016-08]

Rules for invisible sampling, A. Pelah, Univ. of Cambridge (UK) [3016-09]

SESSION 3 Mon. 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Perception and Watermarking

Chair: Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs.

Review of watermarking and the importance of perceptual modeling (Invited Paper), I. J. Cox, J. Kilian, NEC Research Institute; F. T. Leighton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; T. Shamoon, NEC Research Institute [3016-10]

Digital image watermarking using visual models, C. I. Podilchuk, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs.; W. Zeng, Princeton Univ. [3016-11]

Panel Discussion

Mon. 4:50 to 6:30 pm Perceptual Models: What's Next?
Panel Moderator: Bernice E. Rogowitz, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr.

Tuesday 11 February

SESSION 4 Tues. 8:10 to 10:10 am
Color Image Coding and Quality

Chair: Bernice E. Rogowitz, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr.

Predicting just-noticeable hue differences from cone excitation, R. Munger, A. R. Robertson, National Research Council Canada [3016-12]

Optimal quantization of true-color images in MacAdam uniform color space, I. M. Bockstein, Institute for Information Transmission Problems (Russia); F. J. Firneis, Institute for Information Process (Austria) [3016-13]

Evaluation of the effects of image compression on the quality of images on a soft display, R. E. Jacobson, A. M. Ford, G. G. Attridge, Univ. of Westminster (UK) [3016-14]

Perceptually lossy compression of documents, G. B. Beretta, V. Bhaskaran, K. Konstantinides, B. K. Natarajan, Hewlett-Packard Labs. [3016-15]

Developing color metrics for printer characterization, J. Zable, D. J. Adams, IBM Corp. [3016-16]

Human sensitivity to within-page color uniformity, N. B. Goodman, Xerox Corp. [3016-17]

SESSION 5 Tues.10:40 am to Noon
Image Quality: Grayscale and Resolution

Chair: Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs.

Grayscale and resolution tradeoffs in image quality, J. E. Farrell, Hewlett-Packard Labs. [3016-18]

Improving the appearance of LCD displays using multibit color error diffusion, J. L. Gille, Western Aerospace Labs.; J. O. Larimer, NASA Ames Research Ctr. [3016-19]

Contrast detection in halftone image, X. Feng, Xerox Corp. [3016-20]

Evaluation of image quality for high-quality digital halftoning: image analysis and evaluation of multilevel error diffusion, K. Miyata, M. Saito, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan); N. Tsumura, Y. Miyake, Chiba Univ. (Japan) [3016-21]

Lunch/Exhibit Break

SESSION 6 Tues. 1:30 to 4:40 pm
Region of Interest

Chair: Jan P. Allebach, Purdue Univ.

Distribution of visual attention in static and dynamic displays (Invited Paper), J. W. Senders, Univ. of Toronto (Canada) [3016-22]

Multiresolution edge detection based on position-dependent sampling and selective attention mechanism, F. Long, N. Zheng, A. Wang, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China) [3016-23]

Region-based DCT image coding scheme, A. J. Maeder, M. S. Baker, Univ. of Ballarat (Australia) [3016-24]

Modeling the lateral cortical connections and feedback from the primary visual cortex to the LGN for producing attention and contextual effects, D. L. Enke, C. H. Dagli, Univ. of Missouri/Rolla [3016-25]

Using graphical overlays to direct user's attention, J. D. Wright, R. J. Barber, T. Selker, S. Zhai, S.-A. Kelin, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. [3016-26]

Design and development of human equivalent inspection system, I. Hermanto, P. Hearn, E. M. Reimer, A. Mazour, S. King, Canpolar East Inc. (Canada) [3016-27]

Fuzzy logic system able to automatically detect interesting areas of a video sequence, B. M. Macq, C. De Vleeschouwer, T. Delmot, X. Marichal, Univ. Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) [3016-28]

Plenary Speaker

Tuesday - 5:15 to 6:00 pm
Riding the New Integrated Media Systems Wave
Dr. Chrysostomos L. (Max) Nikias, Univ. of Southern California

Electronic Imaging Working Group Meeting

Tuesday 11 February - 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Chair: Arthur R. Weeks, Univ. of Central Florida

Wednesday 12 February

SESSION 7 Wed. 8:50 am to Noon
Color Motion and Video

Chair: Christine I. Podilchuk, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs.

Continuous assessment of time-varying image quality (Invited Paper), R. Hamberg, H. de Ridder, Institute for Perception Research (Netherlands) [3016-29]

Spatiotemporal model of human vision for digital video compression, S. J. P. Westen, R. L. Lagendijk, J. Biemond, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands) [3016-30]

Test patterns and quality metrics for digital video compression, C. Fenimore, C. Van Degrift, B. F. Field, National Institute of Standards and Technology [3016-31]

Spatiotemporal multiplexing: color decoding from single-array image representations, E. Martinez-Uriegas, H. D. Crane, J. D. Peters, SRI International [3016-32]

Application of temporal error diffusion to motion JPEG, J. B. Mulligan, NASA Ames Research Ctr. [3016-33]

Perceived image quality of MPEG-2 stereoscopic sequences, W. J. Tam, L. B. Stelmach, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada) [3016-34]

Assessing the similarity of mechanisms in motion and color processing for synchronization of visual pathways, H. K. Rising III, Iterated Systems, Inc. [3016-35]

Lunch/Plenary Break

Plenary Speaker

Wednesday - 1:00 to 1:45 pm

Digital Libraries for the Past, Present, and Future

Dr. Fredrick Mintzer, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr.

SESSION 8 Wed. 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Emotion and Expression in Electronic Imaging

Chair: Bernice E. Rogowitz, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr.

Seeing and scribbling: a computer representation of the relationship between perception and action in young children's drawing, E. Burton, Middlesex Univ. (UK) [3016-36]

Analysis of perplex situations in word processor work using facial image sequence, T. Kamitani, M. Yamamoto, Y. Marutani, Osaka Sangyo Univ. (Japan) [3016-37]

Human sense utilization method on real-time computer graphics, H. Maehara, H. Ohgashi, T. Hirata, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan) [3016-38]

SESSION 9 Wed. 3:30 to 5:50 pm
Computer Vision Approaches to Characterizing Images

Chair: Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs.

Role of brightness distortions in shape-from-shading and the perceived quality of materials, C. W. Tyler, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute [3016-39]

Effect of lighting direction on the perception of shape in graphics displays, R. A. Browse, J. C. Rodger, R. Adderley, Queen's Univ. (Canada) [3016-40]

Detection of color transparency, P. Colantoni, Univ. de Saint Etienne (France); M. D'Zmura, Univ. of California/Irvine; K. Knoblauch, B. Laget, Univ. de Saint Etienne (France) [3016-41]

Photometric stereo without multiple images, M. S. Drew, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada) [3016-42]

Wayfinding and eye movements, N.-G. Kim, Univ. of Connecticut [3016-43]

Image features from phase congruency, P. Kovesi, Univ. of Western Australia (Australia) [3016-44]

Unified theory for statistical modeling of texture, S. C. Zhu, Brown Univ.; Y. Wu, Harvard Univ.; D. Mumford, Brown Univ. [3016-45]

Discussion Session Wed. 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Thursday 13 February

Plenary Speaker

Thursday - 8:30 to 9:15 am
Object-Based Video: Compression, Manipulation, and Indexing
Prof. A. Murat Tekalp, Univ. of Rochester

SESSION 10 Thurs. 9:30 am to 12:20 pm
Perceptual Organization of Spatial Information

Chair: Bernice E. Rogowitz, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr.

Gestalt laws of grouping revisited and quantified (Invited Paper), M. Kubovy, Univ. of Virginia [3016-46]

Visual segmentation of sampled contours, L. T. Maloney, A. K. Hon, M. S. Landy, New York Univ. [3016-47]

Grouping in sparse random-dot patterns: linear and nonlinear, R. S. Kashi, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs.; T. V. Papathomas, Rutgers Univ.; A. Gorea, Univ. Rene Descartes (France) [3016-48]

What is the visual information loss in a spatial point pattern statistical characterization?, C. Dussert, INSERM (France) [3016-49]

Generation of blue noise arrays by genetic algorithm, J. L. Newbern, V. M. Bove, Jr., MIT Media Lab. [3016-50]

Dynamic visualization of hierarchical data, H. Senay, J. Saltz, JP Morgan [3016-51]

SESSION 11 Thurs. 1:30 to 6:00 pm
Object Similarity, Characterization, and Retrieval

Chair: John C. Dalton, Apple Computer, Inc.

Image representations for graphics and recognition (Invited Paper), T. A. Poggio, MIT AI Lab. [3016-52]

Representation of scenes from collections of images (Invited Paper), J. R. Bergen, David Sarnoff Research Ctr. [3016-53]

Representation of three-dimensional object similarity in human vision, F. Cutzu, M. Tarr, Brown Univ. [3016-54]

Methodology for designing image similarity metrics based on human visual system models, T. Frese, C. A. Bouman, J. P. Allebach, Purdue Univ. [3016-55]

Synthetic characterization of appearance and its application to image retrieval, R. Manmatha, S. S. Ravela, Univ. of Massachusetts/ Amherst [3016-56]

Image retrieval based on image similarity, R. J. Safranek, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs. [3016-57]

Tools for texture/color-based search of images, W. Y. Ma, B. S. Manjunath, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara [3016-58]

Perceptual techniques for visualizing metadata, B. E. Rogowitz, D. A. Rabenhorst, E. B. Kalin, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. [3016-59]

Computer vision for a robot sculptor, M. Brand, MIT Media Lab. [3016-60]

Image similarity models and the perception of artistic representations of natural images, J. C. Dalton, Apple Computer, Inc. [3016-61]

Panel Discussion

Thurs. 6:20 to 7:30 pm
Perceptual Approaches to Image Retrieval Systems

Panel Moderators: Bernice E. Rogowitz, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr.; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs. Panel Members: Christine I. Podilchuk, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs.; John C. Dalton, Apple Computer, Inc.; Robert J. Safranek, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs.; Dragutin Petkovic, IBM Almaden Research Ctr.; Ramesh Jain, Univ. of California/San Diego

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