International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition

16th International Conference on
Image Analysis and Recognition

ICIAR 2019
August 27-29, 2019 – Waterloo, Canada

Association for Image and Machine Intelligence

Program Details

For a general overview of the conference program, please visit the Program Overview page.

General Note: All events except the banquet, are held at the University of Waterloo main campus in the E7 Building on the fifth floor. Registration will be held in the main hall of the fifth floor (E7 Building). The presentations, workshops, tutorials are all held in room E7-5353 (close to the registration desk).

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  • Tuesday, August 27 — 8:00-17:00
  • Wednesday, August 28 — 8:00-16:00
  • Thursday, August 29 — 8:00-10:00

General Information

  • 4 invited talks
  • 10 sessions (8 oral; 2 poster)
    • 46 oral presentations
    • 38 poster presentations
  • 2 workshops

Oral Presentations

  • 15 minutes per presentation including questions
  • Computer and projector are available

Poster Presentations

  • Poster size: 48" x 36" (about A0 size) - portrait or landscape.

ICIAR 2019 Program Details
August 27, 2019 (Tuesday)
8:00   Registration    
8:30 - 9:00   Opening  
Paper ID Title Authors Type
9:00 - 10:45   TUE-oral-01: Image Processing 1 Chair: Ling Guan
  159 Proximal Splitting Networks for Image Restoration  Raied Aljadaany, Dipan Pal, Marios Savvies Oral
  172 Motion-Augmented Inference and Joint Kernels in Structured Learning for Object Tracking  Kumara Ratnayake, Maria Amer Oral
  173 Drift Detection Using SVM in Structured Object Tracking  Kumara Ratnayake, Maria Amer Oral
  226 A Deep Learning Approach for Real-Time 3D Human Action Recognition from Skeletal Data  Huy Hieu Pham, Houssam Salmane, Louahdi Khoudour, Alain Crouzil, Pablo Zegers, Sergio A. Velastin Oral
  265 Blind Quality Assessment of Multiply Distorted Images using Deep Neural Networks  Zhongling Wang, Shahrukh Athar, Zhou Wang Oral
  332 Image Structure Subspace Learning Using Structural Similarity Index   Benyamin Ghojogh, Fakhri Karray, Mark Crowley Oral
  333 Principal Component Analysis Using Structural Similarity Index for Images   Benyamin Ghojogh, Fakhri Karray, Mark Crowley Oral
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:30   TUE-oral-02: Deep Learning(1) Chair: Mark Crowley
  151 NetScore: Towards Universal Metrics for Large-scale Performance Analysis of Deep Neural Networks for Practical On-Device Edge Usage  Alexander wong Oral
  261 Unsupervised Deep Shape from Template  Mohammad Ali Bagheri Orumi, M.Hadi Sepanj, Mahmoud Famouri, Zohreh Azimifar, Alexander Wong Oral
  263 Foothill: A Quasiconvex Regularization for Edge Computing of Deep Neural Networks   Mouloud Belbahri, Eyyüb Sari, Sajad Darabi, Vahid Patrovi Nia Oral
  274 Behavior-based Compression for Convolutional Neural Networks  Koji Kamma, Yuki Isoda, Sarimu Inoue, Toshikazu Wada Oral
  315 Strategies for Improving Single-Head Continual Learning Performance  Alaa El Khatib, Fakhri Karray Oral
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:45   Invited Talk:
Exploiting data sparsity and machine learning in medical imaging

Speaker: Michael F. Insana
Chair: Alfred Yu
Michael F. Insana
Donald Biggar Willet Professor in Engineering
Department of Bioengineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
14:45 -16:00   TUE-oral-03: Ultrasound Imaging(2) Chair: Libertario Demi
  170 B-line Detection and Localization by Means of Deep Learning: preliminary in-vitro results  Ruud J.G. van Sloun, Libertario Demi Oral
  283 Compensated Row-Column Ultrasound Imaging Systems with Data-driven Point Spread Function Learning  Ibrahim Ben Daya, John T.W. Yeow, Alexander Wong Oral
  289 Predicting Structural Properties of Cortical Bone by Combining Ultrasonic Attenuation and an Artificial Neural Network (ANN): 2-D FDTD Study  Kaustav Mohanty, Omid Yousefian, Yasamin Karbalaeisadegh, Micah Ulrich, Dr. Marie Muller Oral
  313 Segmentation of Aliasing Artefacts in Ultrasound Color Flow Imaging using Convolutional Neural Networks  Hassan Nahas, Takuro Ishii, Adrian Chee, Billy Yiu,Alfred Yu Oral
  347 Channel Count Reduction for Plane Wave Ultrasound through Convolutional Neural Network Interpolation  Di Xiao, Billy Y.S. Yiu, Adrian J.Y. Chee, Alfred C.H. Yu Oral
16:00 - 17:30   TUE-poster-01: Poster Session Chair: Mehran Ebrahimi
  179 Augmenting Reality of Tracked Video Objects Using Homography and Keypoints  Julien Valognes, Niloufar Salehi Dastjerdi, Maria Amer Poster
  183 Hybrid HMM/DNN System for Arabic Handwriting Keyword Spotting  Ahmed Cheikh Rouhou, Yousri Kessentini, Slim Kanoun Poster
  191 Bayesian Learning of Infinite Asymmetric Gaussian Mixture Models for Background Subtraction  Ziyang Song, Samr Ali, Nizar Bouguila Poster
  206 Automatic Frame Selection Using MLP Neural Network in Ultrasound Elastography  Abdelrahman Zayed, Hassan Rivaz Poster
  217 A Reconstruction-free Projection Selection procedure for Binary Tomography using Convolutional Neural Networks  Gergely Pap, Gábor Lékó, Tamás Grósz Poster
  220 Affine Variational Autoencoders  Rene Bidart, Alexander Wong Poster
  229 Vision-Based Target Objects Recognition and Segmentation for Unmanned Systems Task Allocation  Wenbo Wu, Pierre Payeur, Al-Buraiki Oma,  Matthew Ross Poster
  232 Product Recommendation Through Real-time Object Recognition on Image Classifiers  Nelson Forte de Souza Junior, Leandro Augusto da Silva, Mauricio Marengoni Poster
  249 Tracking in Urban Traffic Scenes from Background Subtraction and Object Detection  Hui-Lee Ooi, Guillaume-Alexandre Bilodeau, Nicolas Saunier Poster
  250 Real-time Person Re-identification at the Edge: A Mixed Precision Approach  Mohammadreza Baharani, Shrey Mohan, Hamed Tabkhi Poster
  253 Visual Inspection with Federated Learning  Xu Han, Haoran Yu, Haisong Gu Poster
  286 Construction and Optimization of Feature Descriptor based on Dynamic Local Intensity Order Relations of Pixel Group  Wen-Hung Liao, Carolyn Yu,Yi-Chieh Wu Poster
  295 An Improved Simulated Annealing Approach for Reconstructing Binary Images with Fixed Number of Strips  Judit Szucs, Peter Balazs Poster
  305 Automatic Evaluation of Speech Therapy Exercises Based on Image Data  Zuzana Bílková, Adam Novozámský, Adam Domínec, Šimon Greško, Barbara Zitová, Markéta Paroubková Poster
  309 Initial conditions of reaction-diffusion algorithm designed for image edge detection  Atsushi Nomura Poster
  329 Spatially coherent segmentation using hierarchical Gaussian mixture reduction  Adama Nouboukpo,Mohand Said Allili Poster
  344 Segmentation of breast MRI scans in the presence of bias fields  Hossein Soleimani, Jose Rincon, Oleg V. Michailovich Poster
  346 Auto SVD Clutter Filtering for US Doppler Imaging using 3D Clustering Algorithm  Saad Ahmed Waraich, Adrian J. Y. Chee, Di Xiao, Billy Y.S. Yiu, Alfred C. H. Yu Poster
  349 An Improved Weighted Average Reprojection Image Denoising Method  Halimah Alsurayhi, Mahmoud El-Sakka Poster
17:30 - 18:30   TUE-oral-04: Image Analysis Chair: Mahmoud El-Sakka
  208 CNN-based watershed marker extraction for segmentation of masonry walls  Yahya Ibrahim, Balázs Nagy, Csaba Benedek Oral
  311 Improving Person Re-identification by Background Subtraction using Two-stream Convolutional Networks  Mahmoud Ghorbel, Sourour Ammar, Yousri Kessentini, Mohamed Jmaiel Oral
  339 Emotion Recognition with Spatial Attention and Temporal Softmax Pooling  Masih Aminbeidokhti, Marco Pedersoli, Patrick Cardinal, Eric Granger Oral
  351 Safely caching HOG pyramid feature levels, to speed up facial landmark detection    Gareth Higgins, Ling Guan Oral
18:45 - 20:00   Reception    
20:00 - 21:30   Workshop:
Advances on Virtual Assistants: The Amazon's Alexa's System
August 28, 2018 (Wednesday)
8:00   Registration    
Paper ID Title Authors Type
8:30 - 10:15   WED-oral-05: Image Processing 2 Chair: Edward Vrscay
  213 CNN-based Real-Time Parameter Tuning for Optimizing Denoising Filter Performance  Subhayan Mukherjee, Navaneeth Kamballur Kottayil, Xinyao Sun, Irene Cheng Oral
  214 AVC, HEVC, VP9, AVS2 or AV1? — A Comparative Study of State-of-the-art Video Encoders on 4K Videos  Zhuoran Li, Zhengfang Duanmu, Wentao Liu, Zhou Wang Oral
  225 WaveM-CNN For Automatic Recognition Of Sub-Cellular Organelles  Duc Hoa Tran, Michel Meunier, Farida Cheriet Oral
  276 KFBin: Kalman filter-based approach for document image binarization  Abderrahmane Rahiche, Mohamed Cheriet Oral
  278 Layered Embeddings for Amodal Instance Segmentation  Yanfeng Liu, Eric T. Psota, Lance C. Pérez Oral
  334 Locally Linear Image Structural Embedding for Image Structure Manifold Learning   Benyamin Ghojogh, Fakhri Karray, Mark Crowley Oral
  343 Fitting Smooth Manifolds to Point Clouds in a Level Set Formulation  Hossein Soleimani, George Poothicottu Jacob, Oleg V. Michailovich Oral
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:45   WED-oral-06: Recognition Chair: Hassan Rivaz
  157 Information Fusion via Multimodal Hashing with Discriminant Canonical Correlation Maximization  Lei Gao, Ling Guan Oral
  174 Looking Under the Hood: Visualizing What LSTMs Learn  Dhruva Patil, Bruce Draper, Ross Beveridge Oral
  200 Unsupervised Variational Learning of Finite Generalized Inverted Dirichlet Mixture Models with Feature Selection and Component Splitting  Kamal Maanicshah Mathin Henry, Samr Ali, Wentao Fan, Nizar Bouguila Oral
  296 TPUAR-Net: Two Parallel U-Net with Asymmetric Residual-based Deep Convolutional Neural Network for Brain Tumor Segmentation  Mahmoud Khaled Abd-Ellah, Ashraf A. M. Khalaf, Ali Ismail Awad, Hesham F. A. Hamed Oral
11:45 - 12:30   Invited Talk:
Knowledge Discovery: Can We Do Better Than Deep Neural Networks?

Ling Guan
Fakhri Karray
Ling Guan
Ryerson Multimedia Research Laboratory
Ryerson University, Toronto
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:45   Invited Talk:
Image Synthesis and its Growing Role in Medical Imaging

Jerry L. Prince
Chair: Aurelio Campilho
Jerry L. Prince
William B. Kouwenhoven Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
14:45 - 16:30   WED-oral-07: Medical Imaging and Analysis Using Deep Learning and Machine Intelligence (SS3) Chair: Marie Muller
  231 Identifying Diagnostically Complex Cases through Ensemble Learning  Yan Yu, Yiyang Wang, Jacob Furst, Daniela Raicu Oral
  266 A Random Field Computational Adaptive Optics Framework for Optical Coherence Microscopy  Ameneh Boroomand, Bingyao Tan, Mohammad Javad Shafiee, Kostadinka Bizheva, Alexander Wong Oral
  273 tCheXNet: Detecting Pneumothorax on Chest X-Ray Images using Deep Transfer Learning  Antonio Sze-To, Zihe Wang Oral
  280 Discovery radiomics for detection of severely atypical melanocytic lesions (SAML) from skin imaging via deep residual group convolutional radiomic sequencer  Helmut Neher, John Arlette, Alexander Wong Oral
  291 Deep learning approaches for gynaecological ultrasound image segmentation: a radio-frequency vs B-mode comparison  Catarina Carvalho, Sónia Marques, Carla Peixoto, Duarte Pignatelli, Jorge Beires, Jorge Silva, Aurélio Campilho Oral
  331 Learned Pre-Processing for Automatic Diabetic Retinopathy Detection on Eye Fundus Images  Anupma Sharan, Asim Smailagic, Pedro Costa, Adrian Galdran, Alex Gaudio, Aurélio Campilho Oral
  345 Improving Lesion Segmentation for Diabetic Retinopathy using Adversarial Learning  Qiqi Xiao, Jiaxu Zou, Muqiao Yang, Alex D. Gaudio, Kris Kitani, Asim Smailagic, Pedro Costa, Min Xu Oral
17:00 - 19:00   Tour Waterloo / Cambridge    
19:00 - 21:30   Banquet    
August 29, 2018 (Thursday)
8:00   Registration    
Paper ID Title Authors Type
8:30 - 10:15   THU-oral-08: Image Analysis and Recognition for Automotive Industry (SS1) & Other Applications Chair: Alaa Khamis
  163 Sit-to-Stand Analysis in the Wild using Silhouettes for Longitudinal Health Monitoring  Alessandro Masullo,Tilo Burghardt, Toby Perrett, Dima Damen, Majid Mirmehdi Oral
  223 Inceptive Event Time-Surfaces for Object Classification using Neuromorphic Cameras  R. Wes Baldwin, Mohammed Almatrafi, Jason R. Kaufman, Vijayan Asari, Keigo Hirakawa Oral
  288 Target Aware Visual Object Tracking  Caner Ozer, Filiz Gurkan, Bilge Gunsel Oral
  301 KPTransfer: improved performance and faster convergence from keypoint subset-wise domain transfer in human pose estimation  Kanav Vats, Helmut Neher, Alexander Wong, David A. Clausi, John Zelek Oral
  336 Key-track: A lightweight scalable LSTM-based Pedestrian tracker for Surveillance systems  Pratik Kulkarni, Shrey Mohan, Samuel Rogers, Hamed Tabkhi Oral
  342 An End-to-End Deep Learning Based Gesture Recognizer for Vehicle Self Parking System  Hassene Ben Amara, Fakhri Karray Oral
  353 Design of an End-to-End Dual Mode Driver Distraction Detection system  Chaojie Ou, Qiang Zhao, Fakhri Karray, Alaa El Khatib Oral
10:15 - 11:45   THU-poster-02: Poster Session Chair: Chahid Ouali
  155 TriResNet: A Deep Triple-stream Residual Network for Histopathology Grading  Rene Bidart, Alexander Wong Poster
  175 A Scene-based Augmented Reality Framework for Exhibits  Julien Li-Chee-Ming, Zheng Wu, Randy Tan, Ryan Tan, Naimul Mefraz Khan, Andy Ye, Ling Guan Poster
  184 HMM based keyword spotting system in printed/handwritten Arabic/Latin documents with identification stage  Ahmed Cheikh Rouhou, Yousri Kessentini, Slim Kanoun Poster
  210 Optimized Deep Learning Architecture for the Diagnosis of Pneumonia through Chest X Rays   Gabriel Garcez Barros Sousa, Vandécia Rejane Monteiro Fernandes, Anselmo Cardoso de Paiva Poster
  212 Thermal Image SuperResolution through Deep Convolutional Neural Network  Rafael E. Rivadeneira, Patricia L. Suarez, Angel D. Sappa, Boris X. Vintimilla Poster
  222 Data Clustering using Variational Learning of Finite Scaled Dirichlet Mixture Models with Component Splitting  Hieu Nguyen, Kamal Maanicshah, Muhammad Azam, Nizar Bouguila Poster
  224 Investigating the Automatic Classification of Algae via Deep Residual Learning  Jason L. Deglint, Chao Jin, Alexander Wong Poster
  233 An Efficient Algorithm for Computing the Derivative of Mean Structural Similarity Index Measure (MSSIM)   Isabel Molina Orihuela, Mehran Ebrahimi Poster
  248 A Deep Learning-based Keyword Spotting Engine for Embedded Platforms  Ramzi Abdelmoula, Alaa Khamis, Fakhri Karray Poster
  255 Sequential Image Synthesis for Human Activity Video Generation   Fahim Hasan Khan, Akila de Silva, Jayanth Yetukuri, Narges Norouzi Poster
  272 Existence, uniqueness and asymptotic behaviour of intensity-based measures which conform to Weber's models of perception   Dongchang Li, Davide La Torre, Edward R. Vrscay Poster
  294 Deep Demosaicing for Edge Implementation  R. Ramakrishnan, J. Shangling, V. Patrovi Nia Poster
  297 Computer-Aided Tumor Segmentation from T2-weighted MR Images of Patient-Derived Tumor Xenografts  Sudipta Roy, Kooresh Isaac Shoghi Poster
  298 Female Facial Beauty Analysis using Transfer Learning and Stacking Ensemble Model  Elham Vahdati, Ching Y. Suen Poster
  302 Deep Learning using Bayesian Optimization For Facial Age estimation  Marwa Ahmed, Serestina Viriri Poster
  308 Context Aware Lung Cancer Annotation in Whole Slide Images using Fully Convolutional Neural Networks  Vahid Khanagha, Sanaz Aliari Kardehdeh Poster
  321 Deep learning model for skin lesion segmentation: Fully Convolutional Network  Adekanmi Adegun, Serestina Viriri Poster
  337 BEM-RCNN Segmentation Based on The Inadequately Labeled Moving Mesenchymal Stem Cells  Jingxiong Li, Yaqi Wang, Qianni Zhang Poster
  355 A Compact Representation of Histopathology Images Using Digital Stain Separation and Frequency-Based Encoded Local Projections  Alison K. Cheeseman, Hamid Tizhoosh, Edward R. Vrscay Poster
11:45 - 12:30   Invited Talk:
Palmprint Authentication- Research and Development

Speaker: David Zhang
Chair: Zhou Wang
David Zhang
Presidential Chair Professor in Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen)
12:30 - 13:00   Awards  
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 16:30   Workshop:
Workshop on Machine Learning in Ultrasound Imaging
(1) Deep Learning on the Edge (SS2) & Advances in Deep Learning
(2) Adaptive Methods for Ultrasound Beamforming and Motion Estimation (SS4) & Signal Processing Techniques for Ultrasound Tissue Characterization and Imaging in Complex Biological Media (SS5)

ICIAR - International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition
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