Motion Analysis for Advanced Image Communication Systems

Keywords: Motion analysis, motion-based segmentation, motion compensation, image sequence coding, image communication

Participating organisations

Objectives of the Network

This project aims to develop motion analysis methods for image communication systems. A large number of applications in image communication can benefit from the results of the research within this network, including digital TV, videophone, videoconferencing, and also publishing, medicine, computer-aided manufacturing, computer graphics, remote expert consultation, and telerobotics.

The network is involved in four directions:

In motion analysis researchers are investigating the following problems and methods: moving areas detection, 2D displacement field estimation and segmentation using markovian stochastic models, or mathematical morphology methods, or spatiotemporal Fourier analysis, and/or multiresolution analysis. Global motion, as well as stereoscopic motion, is also under study. Schemes of image prediction, filtering and interpolation using motion compensation form part of the research. The project is also interested in parallel implementation of motion analysis algorithms.

Results and achievements

The major results up to now (December 1995) are the following: