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    Working Group III / 5 - Image Sequence Analysis, 2008-2012




Image sequence analysis is playing an important role in many fields of close-range photogrammetry, computer vision, machine vision and robot vision for many years. With the development of modern, flexible digital sensors, automatic methods for analyzing and evaluating image sequences are also entering the fields of aerial photogrammetry and remote sensing. Examples of the application of image sequence analysis in photogrammetry and remote sensing are 2D/3D object tracking, ego-motion determination, detection and characterization of dynamic processes, deformation measurements, monocular or stereoscopic mapping of the environment of a UAV or an autonomous robot, mobile mapping, biomedical motion analysis, and many others.

However, recent research has shown that a pure transition of methods mainly designed for the analysis of (close-range) video streams to the aforementioned applications is not possible due to different camera characteristics, varying frame rates, other platforms and, in general, very challenging environments. Further theoretical and experimental developments accompanied by thorough validations are thus necessary to better exploit the huge information content of image sequences.


Terms of Reference:

Models, methods and algorithms for:

  • Studying camera and camera network calibration from image sequences including cameras with non-standard geometry and variable framerate
  • Studying ego-motion determination for navigation, georeferencing and object reconstruction
  • Studying detection, reconstruction, classification and tracking of single and multiple objects in image sequences
  • Studying event reconstruction from image sequences as well as single and multiple video streams
  • Investigating the quality assessment of calibration, orientation and object detection using image sequences
  • Benchmarking of calibration, orientation and object detection techniques using image sequences


Technical Commission Officers:


Chair Co-Chair Co-Chair Secretary

Uwe Stilla
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Arcisstr. 21
80333 Muenchen

Tel: +49 89 289 2267
Fax: +49 89 280 9573

Chris Mc Glone
Science Applications
International Corporation
Spatial Tech. & Concept Division
14668 Lee Rd
Chantilly, VA 20151

Tel: +1 703 676 9228
Fax: +1 703 676 9300

Stefan Hinz
Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
University of Karlsruhe
Kaiserstr. 12
76128 Karlsruhe

Tel: +49 721 608-2314
Fax: +49 721 608-8450

Matthias Butenuth
Horchstr. 1d
85080 Gaimersheim

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