ISSCS 2005 Program (Final)

Symposium at a Glance

Presentation Information

For each paper, the duration of the presentation will be 20 minutes, 15 minutes for the presentation itself and 5 minutes for questions and answers. However, there might be slight changes of the program (e.g. authors do not show up) and the chairman of your session may allocate some additional time for presentation.
In each session room a computer (MS Windows 2000/XP) with a CD-ROM drive, USB ports and a beamer will be available for presentations. The presentations should be made on MS PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader and should be copied on the computer before the session begins.
Speakers are kindly asked to be in their session rooms at least 10 minutes before the sessions begin in order to contact the sessions chairs and to provide them the necessary information (name, affiliation, position, main research topics) for making the introduction to the audience. A member of the organizing committee will be in each session room to assist the speakers.

Information for Session Chairs

Chairmen are kindly asked to be in their session rooms at least 10 minutes before the sessions begin in order to meet the authors they are going to chair. A short presentation of the authors will be highly appreciated.
In general, every presentation, discussions included, was planned to fit into a 20 minutes interval. However, there might be slight changes in the program (e.g. authors do not show up) and the chairmen are free to allocate the time in a manner they are considering appropriate but paying attention to end the sessions in time.
A member of the organizing committee will be in each session room for assistance.

Special Session: "Modern On-chip Communication Platforms"

Tiberiu SECELEANU, Univ. of Turku, Turku, Finland

As System-on-Chip designs become larger and more complex, there has been a shift of focus towards a platform-based design methodology that allows the designer/architect to focus initially on the functions that a system has to perform, separate from thinking about how those functions are to be implemented. New solutions are emerging and may induce drastic changes in the current design flow concepts, starting at the system level through to the physical layout. Therefore, we are a long way from knowing exactly how such platforms may effectively be designed.

This session will concentrate on the realization of structures supporting on-chip communication, that is, buses or network (NoC). The approach will mostly focus (but not limit to) on the following areas:

  • High level modeling of bus / NoC based systems
    - System models
    - Communication protocols
    - Architectural trade-offs
    - Hardware/software communication abstractions
  • Reconfigurability (statically / dynamically)
    - FPGAs
    - Specific processors
  • Performance and synthesis issues
  • New technologies
  • Integration
  • Physical level effects
  • Power consumption
  • Tools
  • Applications

Please send the manuscript proposals directly to the session organizer,
Dr. Tiberiu Seceleanu,

Special Session: "Geometrical and Statistical Models in Image/Video Processing"

Vasile BUZULOIU, "Politehnica" University of Bucharest, Romania

Image processing is a wide interdisciplinary area both from the methodological and applied point of view: large collections of data are measured, stored and processed/ interpreted in order to extract from them as much information as possible. Statistical models are powerful tools allowing to embed prior knowledge and noise robustness into the processing tasks. Contributions in all these areas (as well as any related topics) are welcomed.

Please send the manuscript proposals directly to the session organizer,
Prof. Vasile Buzuloiu,

Special Session: "Telemedicine and Medical Image Processing"

Alexandrina ROGOZAN, INSA de Rouen, France
Constantin VERTAN, "Politehnica" University of Bucharest, Romania

Digital image processing is widely used in medical sciences, from clinical investigation to patient record management. We feel that there is an important current trend in the development of distance and distributed medical applications, covering all aspects of the domain, from gathering data, maintaining medical archives, assisting the diagnosis and the medical procedures. Contributions in all these areas (as well as any related topics) are welcomed.

Please send the manuscript proposals directly to the session organizer,
Dr. Constantin Vertan,

Special Session: "Power-Aware Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems"

Dr. Alberto GARCIA-ORTIZ, IBM/TU-Darmstadt, Germany

As CMOS technology drives into the era of very deep sub-micron devices, novel challenges and opportunities related to power efficiency of integrated circuits appear. The high integration potential provided by state-of-the art and upcoming technologies allows the single-chip design of increasingly complex products. However, as those design requirements are pushing towards higher operating frequencies, the so-called power crisis gets aggravated. Thus, new paradigms as leakage, coupling capacitances, second-order transistor effects, and higher design complexity, are changing the classical approaches for power estimation and optimization.

The scope of this session are novel power-aware design methodologies addressing the challenges associated with the nano-scale era. It is mainly focused (but not limited) to the following areas:

a) Power optimization:
- Leakage efficient circuits
- Low-power analog & mixed-mode circuits with scaled devices
- Power-aware DSP architectures
- Power-efficient on-chip bus-encoding schemes
- Dynamic power management at different levels of abstraction
- Power efficient operating systems & compilers
- Power-aware design methodologies & synthesis

b) Power estimation:
- Power models for nano-scaled transistors
- Leakage estimation
- Power estimation in complex digital architectures (Processors cores, DSPs, ...)
- Power estimation for embedded systems
- Power estimation at high-levels of abstraction

Please send the manuscript proposals directly to the session organizer,
Dr. Alberto Garcia-Ortiz,

A tutorial on "Motion Analysis and Video Understanding" given by Dr. Alexandra Branzan Albu, Computer and Vision Systems Laboratory, Laval University, Canada is planned for 13 July 2005, 16:00-19:00.

Tutorial Audience:
This tutorial is intended for people involved in signal, image and video processing (researchers and engineers), as well as for undergraduate students possessing basic knowledge in the field of signal processing.
Tutorial description:
A fundamental property of biological vision systems is their capacity to sense and interpret motion. This information is crucial for controlling the self-motion in the real world, as well as for detecting the motion of other objects belonging to the observed scene. While motion information is embedded in the optical flow generated by real scenes, apparent motion can be perceived from a sequence of static images, commonly known as a video sequence.
In computer vision, the analysis of video sequences is required in a variety of applications, such as measuring rigid, articulated or non-rigid motion, object tracking and real-time event detection. Moreover, the recognition of motion from video sequences represents a central task of intelligent computer vision-based systems. For example, perceptual interfaces require real-time hand gestures and/or facial expressions recognition.
The main objective of this tutorial is to provide an in depth introduction to the domain of video understanding, and to outline fundamental techniques for motion analysis, modeling and recognition. Several applications in surveillance, biometrics and medical imaging will be also discussed in detail.
Tentative topics:
- Motion perception in biological systems.
- Extraction and spatiotemporal representation of motion information in computer vision.
- Models for rigid and articulated motion. Applications in surveillance systems.
- Deformable motion models applied in medical imaging.
- Motion recognition. Algorithms and performance evaluation.