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Author Paula Fritzsche; C.Roig; Ana Ripoll; Emilio Luque; Aura Hernandez-Sabate edit   pdf
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  Title A Performance Prediction Methodology for Data-dependent Parallel Applications Type Conference Article
  Year (down) 2006 Publication Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 1-8  
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  Abstract The increase in the use of parallel distributed architectures in order to solve large-scale scientific problems has generated the need for performance prediction for both deterministic applications and non-deterministic applications. In particular, the performance prediction of data dependent programs is an extremely challenging problem because for a specific issue the input datasets may cause different execution times. Generally, a parallel application is characterized as a collection of tasks and their interrelations. If the application is time-critical it is not enough to work with only one value per task, and consequently knowledge of the distribution of task execution times is crucial. The development of a new prediction methodology to estimate the performance of data-dependent parallel applications is the primary target of this study. This approach makes it possible to evaluate the parallel performance of an application without the need of implementation. A real data-dependent arterial structure detection application model is used to apply the methodology proposed. The predicted times obtained using the new methodology for genuine datasets are compared with predicted times that arise from using only one execution value per task. Finally, the experimental study shows that the new methodology generates more precise predictions.  
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  Call Number IAM @ iam @ FRR2006 Serial 1497  
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Author Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Debora Gil; Petia Radeva edit   pdf
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  Title On the usefulness of supervised learning for vessel border detection in IntraVascular Imaging Type Conference Article
  Year (down) 2005 Publication Proceeding of the 2005 conference on Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 67-74  
  Keywords classification; vessel border modelling; IVUS  
  Abstract IntraVascular UltraSound (IVUS) imaging is a useful tool in diagnosis of cardiac diseases since sequences completely show the morphology of coronary vessels. Vessel borders detection, especially the external adventitia layer, plays a central role in morphological measures and, thus, their segmentation feeds development of medical imaging techniques. Deterministic approaches fail to yield optimal results due to the large amount of IVUS artifacts and vessel borders descriptors. We propose using classification techniques to learn the set of descriptors and parameters that best detect vessel borders. Statistical hypothesis test on the error between automated detections and manually traced borders by 4 experts show that our detections keep within inter-observer variability.  
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  Publisher IOS Press Place of Publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands Editor  
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  Notes IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ HGR2005c Serial 1549  
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Author Debora Gil; Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Antoni Carol; Oriol Rodriguez; Petia Radeva edit   pdf
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  Title A Deterministic-Statistic Adventitia Detection in IVUS Images Type Conference Article
  Year (down) 2005 Publication ESC Congress Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages  
  Keywords Electron microscopy; Unbending; 2D crystal; Interpolation; Approximation  
  Abstract Plaque analysis in IVUS planes needs accurate intima and adventitia models. Large variety in adventitia descriptors difficulties its detection and motivates using a classification strategy for selecting points on the structure. Whatever the set of descriptors used, the selection stage suffers from fake responses due to noise and uncompleted true curves. In order to smooth background noise while strengthening responses, we apply a restricted anisotropic filter that homogenizes grey levels along the image significant structures. Candidate points are extracted by means of a simple semi supervised adaptive classification of the filtered image response to edge and calcium detectors. The final model is obtained by interpolating the former line segments with an anisotropic contour closing technique based on functional extension principles.  
  Address Stockholm; Sweden; September 2005  
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  Publisher Place of Publication ,Sweden (EU) Editor  
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  Area Expedition Conference ESC  
  Notes IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RMF2005a Serial 1523  
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Author Debora Gil; Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Antoni Carol; Oriol Rodriguez; Petia Radeva edit   pdf
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  Title A Deterministic-Statistic Adventitia Detection in IVUS Images Type Conference Article
  Year (down) 2005 Publication 3rd International workshop on International Workshop on Functional Imaging and Modeling of the Heart Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 65-74  
  Keywords Electron microscopy; Unbending; 2D crystal; Interpolation; Approximation  
  Abstract Plaque analysis in IVUS planes needs accurate intima and adventitia models. Large variety in adventitia descriptors difficulties its detection and motivates using a classification strategy for selecting points on the structure. Whatever the set of descriptors used, the selection stage suffers from fake responses due to noise and uncompleted true curves. In order to smooth background noise while strengthening responses, we apply a restricted anisotropic filter that homogenizes grey levels along the image significant structures. Candidate points are extracted by means of a simple semi supervised adaptive classification of the filtered image response to edge and calcium detectors. The final model is obtained by interpolating the former line segments with an anisotropic contour closing technique based on functional extension principles.  
  Address Barcelona; June 2005  
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  Area Expedition Conference FIMH  
  Notes IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RMF2005 Serial 1524  
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Author Enric Marti; Debora Gil; Carme Julia edit   pdf
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  Title A PBL experience in the teaching of Computer Graphics Type Conference Article
  Year (down) 2005 Publication EUROGRAPHICS Proceedings Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 5 Issue 1 Pages 95-103  
  Keywords project-based learning; computer graphics education; Open GL; rendering techniques; computer animation techniques; Graphics packages; Hierarchy and geometric transformations; Animation; Color; shading; shadowing and texture; fractals; hidden line/surface removal; Problem Based Learning  
  Abstract Project-Based Learning (PBL) is an educational strategy to improve student’s learning capability that, in recent years, has had a progressive acceptance in undergraduate studies. This methodology is based on solving a problem or project in a student working group. In this way, PBL focuses on learning the necessary tools to correctly find a solution to given problems. Since the learning initiative is transferred to the student, the PBL method promotes students own abilities. This allows a better assessment of the true workload that carries out the student in the subject. It follows that the methodology conforms to the guidelines of the Bologna document, which quantifies the student workload in a subject by means of the European credit transfer system (ECTS). PBL is currently applied in undergraduate studies needing strong practical training such as medicine, nursing or law sciences. Although this is also the case in engineering studies, amazingly, few experiences have been reported. In this paper we propose to use PBL in the educational organization of the Computer Graphics subjects in the Computer Science degree. Our PBL project focuses in the development of a C++ graphical environment based on the OpenGL libraries for visualization and handling of different graphical objects. The starting point is a basic skeleton that already includes lighting functions, perspective projection with mouse interaction to change the point of view and three predefined objects. Students have to complete this skeleton by adding their own functions to solve the project. A total number of 10 projects have been proposed and successfully solved. The exercises range from human face rendering to articulated objects, such as robot arms or puppets. In the present paper we extensively report the statement and educational objectives for two of the projects: solar system visualization and a chess game. We report our earlier educational experience based on the standard classroom theoretical, problem and practice sessions and the reasons that motivated searching for other learning methods. We have mainly chosen PBL because it improves the student learning initiative. We have applied the PBL educational model since the beginning of the second semester. The student’s feedback increases in his interest for the subject. We present a comparative study of the teachers’ and students’ workload between PBL and the classic teaching approach, which suggests that the workload increase in PBL is not as high as it seems.  
  Address Dublin; Ireland; September 2005  
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  Area Expedition Conference EUROGRAPHICS  
  Notes IAM;ADAS; Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ MGJ2005 Serial 1593  
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Author Jaume Garcia; Joel Barajas; Francesc Carreras; Sandra Pujades; Petia Radeva edit   pdf
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  Title An intuitive validation technique to compare local versus global tagged MRI analysis Type Conference Article
  Year (down) 2005 Publication Computers In Cardiology Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 32 Issue Pages 29–32  
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  Abstract Myocardium appears as a uniform tissue that seen in convectional Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI) shows just the contractile part of its movement. MR Tagging is a unique imaging technique that prints a grid over the tissue which moves according to the underlying movement of the myocardium revealing the true deformation of the cardiac muscle. Optical flow techniques based on spectral information estimate tissue displacement by analyzing information encoded in the phase maps which can be obtained using, local (Gabor) and global (HARP) methods. In this paper we compare both in synthetic and real Tagged MR sequences. We conclude that local method is slightly more accurate than the global one. On the other hand, global method is more efficient as it is much faster and less parameters have to be taken into account  
  Address Lyon (France)  
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  ISSN ISBN 0-7803-9337-6 Medium  
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  Notes IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GBC2005 Serial 639  
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Author Joel Barajas; Jaume Garcia; Francesc Carreras; Sandra Pujades; Petia Radeva edit   pdf
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  Title Angle Images Using Gabor Filters in Cardiac Tagged MRI Type Conference Article
  Year (down) 2005 Publication Proceeding of the 2005 conference on Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 107-114  
  Keywords Angle Images, Gabor Filters, Harp, Tagged Mri  
  Abstract Tagged Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive technique used to examine cardiac deformation in vivo. An Angle Image is a representation of a Tagged MRI which recovers the relative position of the tissue respect to the distorted tags. Thus cardiac deformation can be estimated. This paper describes a new approach to generate Angle Images using a bank of Gabor filters in short axis cardiac Tagged MRI. Our method improves the Angle Images obtained by global techniques, like HARP, with a local frequency analysis. We propose to use the phase response of a combination of a Gabor filters bank, and use it to find a more precise deformation of the left ventricle. We demonstrate the accuracy of our method over HARP by several experimental results.  
  Address Amsterdam; The Netherlands  
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  Publisher IOS Press Place of Publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands Editor  
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  ISSN ISBN 1-58603-560-6 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference CAIRD  
  Notes IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number BCNPCL @ bcnpcl @ BGC2005; IAM @ iam Serial 595  
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Author Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Debora Gil; Petia Radeva; E.N.Nofrerias edit   pdf
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  Title Anisotropic processing of image structures for adventitia detection in intravascular ultrasound images Type Conference Article
  Year (down) 2004 Publication Proc. Computers in Cardiology Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 31 Issue Pages 229-232  
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  Abstract The adventitia layer appears as a weak edge in IVUS images with a non-uniform grey level, which difficulties its detection. In order to enhance edges, we apply an anisotropic filter that homogenizes the grey level along the image significant structures (ridges, valleys and edges). A standard edge detector applied to the filtered image yields a set of candidate points prone to be unconnected. The final model is obtained by interpolating the former line segments along the tangent direction to the level curves of the filtered image with an anisotropic contour closing technique based on functional extension principles  
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  Publisher Place of Publication Chicago (USA) Editor  
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  Notes IAM; MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ HGR2004 Serial 1555  
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Author Debora Gil; Petia Radeva; Fernando Vilariño edit   pdf
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  Title Anisotropic Contour Completion Type Conference Article
  Year (down) 2003 Publication Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing Abbreviated Journal  
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  Abstract In this paper we introduce a novel application of the diffusion tensor for anisotropic image processing. The Anisotropic Contour Completion (ACC) we suggest consists in extending the characteristic function of the open curve by means of a degenerated diffusion tensor that prevents any diffusion in the normal direction. We show that ACC is equivalent to a dilation with a continuous elliptic structural element that takes into account the local orientation of the contours to be closed. Experiments on contours extracted from real images show that ACC produces shapes able to adapt to any curve in an active contour framework. 1.  
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  Publisher Place of Publication Barcelona, Spain Editor  
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  ISSN ISBN 0-7803-7751-6 Medium  
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  Notes IAM;MV;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GRV2003 Serial 1539  
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Author Gemma Sanchez; Ernest Valveny; Josep Llados; Enric Marti; Oriol Ramos Terrades; N.Lozano; Joan Mas edit  openurl
  Title A system for virtual prototyping of architectural projects Type Conference Article
  Year (down) 2003 Publication Proceedings of Fifth IAPR International Workshop on Pattern Recognition Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 65-74  
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  Notes DAG;IAM Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ SVL2003 Serial 1650  
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