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IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology

Issue 5 • May 2006

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology publication information

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  • Drift-free switching of compressed video bitstreams at predictive frames

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):565 - 576
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    Two schemes are proposed to efficiently compress video contents into bitstreams that support drift-free switching at predictive frames. They are inspired by the original SP coding scheme presented in the early H.26L. First, we propose a Flex SP coding scheme in which the prediction signal of the SP frame is directly subtracted from the input without quantization and de-quantization. The decoded vi... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient rate control for JPEG-2000

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):577 - 589
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    In this paper, we present two new methods for efficient rate control and entropy coding in lossy image compression using JPEG-2000. These two methods enable significant improvements in computation complexity and power consumption over the traditional JPEG-2000 algorithms. First, we propose a greedy heap-based rate-control algorithm (GHRaC), which achieves efficient postcompression rate control by ... View full abstract»

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  • Resource allocation and performance analysis of wireless video sensors

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):590 - 599
    Cited by:  Papers (76)  |  Patents (1)
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    Wireless video sensor networks (WVSNs) have been envisioned for a wide range of important applications, including battlefield intelligence, security monitoring, emergency response, and environmental tracking. Compared to traditional communication system, the WVSN operates under a set of unique resource constraints, including limitations with respect to energy supply, on-board computational capabil... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient rate-distortion estimation for H.264/AVC coders

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):600 - 611
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    In video coders, the optimal coding mode decision for each coding block can be achieved by exhaustively calculating the rate-distortion cost, which simultaneously considers the distortion performance and the coding bit consumption of all possible modes. The best mode is chosen from the one with the minimum Lagrange cost. To avoid the expensive computation of Lagrange costs, in this paper, we propo... View full abstract»

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  • Clip-based similarity measure for query-dependent clip retrieval and video summarization

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):612 - 627
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    This paper proposes a new approach and algorithm for the similarity measure of video clips. The similarity is mainly based on two bipartite graph matching algorithms: maximum matching (MM) and optimal matching (OM). MM is able to rapidly filter irrelevant video clips, while OM is capable of ranking the similarity of clips according to visual and granularity factors. We apply the similarity measure... View full abstract»

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  • MPEG-7 Visual Descriptors—Contributions for Automated Feature Extraction in Capsule Endoscopy

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):628 - 637
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    Recent advances in miniaturization led to the development of what is now called the endoscopic capsule. This small device is swallowed by a patient and films the whole gastrointestinal tract, allowing the detection of abnormalities. Currently, a doctor typically needs up to two hours to analyze a full exam, so automation is desirable. This paper presents a methodology for measuring the potential o... View full abstract»

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  • Reconstruction of intermediate views from stereoscopic images using disparity vectors estimated by the geometrical constraint

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):638 - 641
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    In this letter, we propose a reconstruction method of intermediate views from stereoscopic images captured by parallel cameras for three-dimensional (3-D) display applications. Conventional methods to reconstruct intermediate views for 3-D videoconference systems ignore the background region and assume a single object in a scene; however, in 3-D display devices such as 3-D television (TV), geometr... View full abstract»

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  • Fast coarse-to-fine video retrieval using shot-level spatio-temporal statistics

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):642 - 648
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    In this paper, we propose a fast coarse-to-fine video retrieval scheme using shot-level spatio-temporal statistics. The scheme consists of a two-step coarse search followed by a fine search. In the coarse search stage, the shot-level motion and color distribution is computed as spatio-temporal features for shot matching. The first-step coarse search uses the shot-level global statistics to reduce ... View full abstract»

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  • Channel-adaptive error protection for streaming stored MPEG-4 FGS over error-prone environments

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):649 - 654
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    In this paper, we investigate an adaptive channel error-protection scheme for streaming stored MPEG-4 fine granular scalability (FGS) bitstreams over error-prone environments. The human eye is sensitive to the variations in reconstructed image quality. Therefore, instead of using only the minimal average frame distortion as the optimization criterion, we propose a rate-distortion (R-D)-based bit-a... View full abstract»

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  • Inverse discrete cosine transform architecture exploiting sparseness and symmetry properties

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):655 - 662
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    In this paper, a novel architecture for two-dimensional (2-D) inverse discrete cosine transform (IDCT) is implemented using 90-nm CMOS technology. By exploiting the sparseness property of a 2-D discrete cosine transform (DCT) coefficient matrix and the even and odd symmetry properties of the basis vectors of the one-dimensional (I-D) DCT, the proposed architecture reduces computational complexity ... View full abstract»

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  • On Lagrange multiplier and quantizer adjustment for H.264 frame-layer video rate control

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):663 - 669
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    H.264/AVC encoder employs a complex mode-decision technique based on rate-distortion optimization. It calculates rate-distortion cost (RDcost) for all possible modes to choose the best one having the minimum RDcost. This paper presents a frame-layer rate control for H.264/AVC that computes the Lagrange multiplier (λMODE) for mode decision by using a quantization parameter (QP) wh... View full abstract»

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  • Special issue on proposals

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 670
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  • IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference healthcare technology (BiOCAS 2006)

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 671
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  • IEEE order form for reprints

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 672
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  • IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Information

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c3
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  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology Information for authors

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c4
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Aims & Scope

The emphasis is focused on, but not limited to:
1. image/video processing
2. image/video analysis and computer vision
3. image/video compression
4. image/video communication
5. image/video storage
6. image/video hardware/software systems
7. image/video applications 

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Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Dan Schonfeld
Multimedia Communications Laboratory
ECE Dept. (M/C 154)
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Chicago, IL 60607-7053
tcsvt-eic@tcad.polito.it

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IEEE Publishing Operations
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