Invited talk:

An invited talk Six Topics in Mobile Vision will be given by Prof. Reinhard Klette, The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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The talk discusses binocular and monocular mobile vision. Stereo analysis from a mobile platform is, for example, currently applied for vision-based driver assistance. The algorithm iSGM won the Bosch Stereo Vision Challenge at ECCV 2012, and technical details will be presented here for the first time. Besides the use of ground truth, stereo vision accuracy can also be evaluated in the real world by comparing a calculated view with an actually recorded view. This third-eye approach is another example of a stereo technology developed at Auckland university. Identified high-quality stereo matchers can be used for various subsequent processing tasks, such as modeling of road geometry from a mobile platform, or the segmentation of dynamic traffic scenes. Regarding monocular mobile vision, the talk discusses the use of an unscented Kalman filter for camera pose determination, in particular with respect to the problem of feature point updates. For motion analysis, the algorithm fSGM is briefly discussed which ranks currently second in the KITTI Flow Benchmark. The talk ends with a discussion of using monocular vision on a hexacopter, and some summarizing conclusions.

Prof. Reinhard Klette (The University of Auckland, Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand) made significant contributions to two major areas, digital geometry and computer vision. Dr. Reinhard Klette co-authored (together with the late Prof. Azriel Rosenfeld of University of Maryland, USA V the most prominent scientist in this area) a book on Digital Geometry, published in 2004 by Morgan Kaufman San Francisco, which defined the field and has been cited more than 500 times.

Dr Klette has been working in the area of computer vision for more than 30 years. He has become internationally renowned for his work in vision-based driver assistance since 2006, with important contributions on performance evaluation and improvements of correspondence algorithms (for stereo matching and optical flow) on real-world video data, supporting, for example, 3D scene reconstruction from a mobile platform.

In 2008 he co-authored (with two of his former PhD students) a research monograph on panoramic vision (with Wiley, UK), and in 2011 a research monograph (also co-authored with a former PhD student) on shortest paths in Euclidean spaces (with Springer, UK).

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Since 2006 he has been invited as a keynote or plenary speaker to 3-4 conferences annually with all expenses covered. Since April 2011 he is the Editor-in-Chief of a new journal (Journal of Control Engineering and Technology - JCET) published in Hong Kong.

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