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The workshop is co-located with the VIE 2008 at the Xi'an International Conference Center in Xi'an, China, 29th July 2008.

Programme outline

Keynote Talk

Speaker: Prof Stefano Tubaro, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Topic: "Robust Streaming, Error Resilience and Error Concealment"

Authors: Matteo Naccari, Marco Tagliasacchi and Stefano Tubaro



The transmission of coded data through noisy channels, such as wireless links, has become a significant issue for a large variety of applications, calling for innovative methodologies and techniques to improve the resiliency of coded video bitstreams to packet losses. Although the technology advances in the communication devices will provide more reliable transmission channels, data losses are intrinsic in the emerging peer-to-peer video technologies leading to new challenges for the robust video streaming.

In this talk an overview of the error resilience problem in the video coding scenario will be provided, outlining a classification based on where error resiliency can be added in a video coding architecture (transmitter side, receiver side, network infrastructure, etc.) and which are the most relevant coding tools that can be adopted to this purpose (both normative tools, e.g. FMO, and non-normative tools, e.g. forward error codes, error concealment, etc.). When, at the encoder side, protection data is added to the original bitstreams, it is interesting to study what happens if the power correction capabilities of the systems are exceeded. Due to the predictive nature of the conventional video codecs, the effects of packet losses will propagate along time leading to the degradation of a significant number of decoded frames. In this scenario the use of new approaches (like those based on the Distributed Video Coding paradigm) might constitute a valid alternative to the widely adopted forward error correction techniques.

A discussion of future trends and open issues in the development of error resilient coding architectures for robust video streaming will conclude the talk.


About the Keynote Speaker

Stefano Tubaro was born in Novara in 1957. He completed his studies in Electronic Engineering at the "Politecnico di Milano", Italy, in 1982. He then joined the "Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione" of the "Politecnico di Milano", first as a researcher of the National Research Council, then (in November 1991) as an Associate Professor, and from December 2004 as a Full Professor. In the first years of activities Stefano Tubaro worked on problems related to speech analysis; motion estimation/compensation for video analysis/coding; and vector quantization applied to hybrid video coding.

In the past few years, his research interests have focused on image and video analysis for the geometric and radiometric modeling of 3D scenes; advanced algorithms for video coding and sound processing. Stefano Tubaro authored more than 150 scientific publications on international journals and congresses. He co-authored two books on digital processing of video sequences. He is also a co-author of several patents relative to image processing techniques. Stefano Tubaro coordinates the research activites of the Image and Sound Processing Group (ISPG) at the "Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione" of the "Politecnico di Milano" that is involved in several research programs funded by industrial partners, the Italian Government and by the European Commission.

Programme details


09:40 - 09:45; Welcome and introduction

09:45 - 10:45; Oral session 1: Scalable media adaptation
Chair: Marta Mrak, University of Surrey, UK

  • JPEG2000 Block-Wise Truncation of Quality Layers
    Francesc Auli-Llinas and David Taubman
  • Analysis of BSDL-Based Content Adaptation for JPEG 2000 and HD Photo (JPEG XR)
    Wesley De Neve, Seungji Yang, Davy Van Deursen, Changick Kim, Yong Man Ro and Rik Van de Walle
  • An Interoperable Streaming Framework for Scalable Video Coding Based on MPEG-21
    Michael Eberhard, Luca Celetto, Christian Timmerer, Emanuele Quacchio, Hermann Hellwagner and Fabrizio Rovati


10:45 - 11:00; Announcements of posters and demos


11:00 - 11:20; Coffee break


11:20 - 12:20; Keynote - Prof Stefano Tubaro
"Robust Streaming, Error Resilience and Error Concealment"

Chair: Ebroul Izquierdo, Queen Mary University of London, UK


12:20 - 13:40; Lunch break

13:40 - 15:20; Poster and demo session
Chair: Vladan Velisavljevic, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany

  • A Low Complexity Encoding Scheme for Coarse Grain Scalable Video Coding
    Bumshik Lee, Munchurl Kim, Sangjin Hahm, Changseob Park and Keunsoo Park
  • An adaptive Spatial Error Concealment (SEC) with more accurate MB type decision in H.264/AVC
    Jun Wang, Lei Wang, Takeshi Ikenaga and Satoshi Goto
  • Reduced Resolution Depth Compression for Scalable 3D Video Coding
    Hezerul Abdul Karim, Stewart Worrall and Ahmet Kondoz
  • Extended Extraction Mode for Coarse-Grain Scalability in SVC
    Nikola Sprljan and Leszek Cieplinski
  • A Partial Protection Scheme Based on Layer Dependency of Scalable Video Coding
    Hendry, Munchurl Kim, Sangjin Hahm, Keunsik Lee and Keunsoo Park
  • An Improved Scheme for Multiple Description Image Coding with Quincunx Segmentation
    Baocai Yin, Yang Zhang, Yunhui Shi and Dehui Kong
  • Evaluation of Watermark Robustness to JPEG2000 Based Content Adaptation Attacks
    Deepayan Bhowmik and Charith Abhayaratne
  • Optimal PET Protection for Scalably Compressed Video with Multiple Retransmissions
    Ruiqin Xiong and David Taubman
  • Objective Evaluation of Colour Bleeding Artefact due to Image Codecs
    Amal Punchihewa
  • Event Based Video Coding Architecture
    Muhammad Akram, Naeem Ramzan and Ebroul Izquierdo
  • Watermarking-Based Content Authentication of Motion-JPEG Sequences
    Weilin Huang, Anthony TS Ho and Vinod Pankajakshan
  • Coding distortion assessment for streaming video
    Fuzheng Yang, Shuai Wan, Yilin Chang and Qingpeng Xie 
  • A novel approach to Joint Video Coding
    Luis Teixeira
  • H.264 ROI coding based on visual perception
    Yayu Zheng and Yaowu Chen
  • Surveillance Centric Coding
    Toni Zgaljic, Naeem Ramzan, Muhammad Akram, Ebroul Izquierdo, Rodrigo Caballero, Alan Finn, Hongcheng Wang and Ziyou Xiong

  • An Interoperable Streaming Framework for Scalable Video Coding Based on MPEG-21
    Michael Eberhard, Klagenfurt University, Austria
  • Evaluation of Watermark Robustness to JPEG2000 Based Content Adaptation Attacks
    Deepayan Bhowmik and Charith Abhayaratne, University of Sheffield, UK
  • An End-to-end System for RTP Streaming of SVC with Multiple Users
    Nikola Sprljan, Visual Information Laboratory, Mitsubishi Electric, UK
  • A Real-Time SVC Software Encoder
    Munchurl Kim, Information and Communications University, Republic of Korea
  • An Implementation of Layered Protection for SVC
    Munchurl Kim, Information and Communications University, Republic of Korea
  • Wavelet-based Scalable Video Coding and its Application
    Naeem Ramzan, Queen Mary University of London


15:20 - 15:40; Coffee break

15:40 - 16:40; Poster and demo session (cont.)

16:40 - 17:55; Oral session 2: Applications and new trends
Chair: Charith Abhayaratne, University of Sheffield, UK

  • Integrated summarization and adaptation using H.264/MPEG-4 SVC
    Luis Herranz and Jose M. Martinez
  • Analysis of Bit Allocation of Temporal Scalability Using Hierarchical B Frames
    Li Ming, Yilin Chang, Shuai Wan and Fuzheng Yang
  • Region-wise meta-data in JPEG2000-encoded imagery
    René Rosenbaum, Georg Fuchs and Heidrun Schumann
  • Forward Error Protection for Robust Video Streaming Based on Distributed Video Coding Principles
    Matteo Naccari, Marco Tagliasacchi, Stefano Tubaro, Pamela Zontone, Roberto Rinaldo and Riccardo Bernardini


17:55 - 18:00; Concluding remarks

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