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Author Henry O. Velesaca, Steven Araujo, Patricia L. Suarez, Ángel Sanchez & Angel D. Sappa pdf  isbn
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  Title Off-the-Shelf Based System for Urban Environment Video Analytics. Type Conference Article
  Year 2020 Publication The 27th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing (IWSSIP 2020) Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 2020-July Issue 9145121 Pages 459-464  
  Keywords (up) Greenhouse gases, carbon footprint, object detection, object tracking, website framework, off-the-shelf video analytics.  
  Abstract This paper presents the design and implementation details of a system build-up by using off-the-shelf algorithms for urban video analytics. The system allows the connection to public video surveillance camera networks to obtain the necessary

information to generate statistics from urban scenarios (e.g., amount of vehicles, type of cars, direction, numbers of persons, etc.). The obtained information could be used not only for traffic management but also to estimate the carbon footprint of urban scenarios. As a case study, a university campus is selected to

evaluate the performance of the proposed system. The system is implemented in a modular way so that it is being used as a testbed to evaluate different algorithms. Implementation results are provided showing the validity and utility of the proposed approach.
 
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 125  
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Author Marta Diaz; Dennys Paillacho; Cecilio Angulo pdf  openurl
  Title Evaluating Group-Robot Interaction in Crowded Public Spaces: A Week-Long Exploratory Study in the Wild with a Humanoid Robot Guiding Visitors Through a Science Museum. Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication International Journal of Humanoid Robotics Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Vol. 12 Issue Pages  
  Keywords (up) Group-robot interaction; robotic-guide; social navigation; space management; spatial formations; group walking behavior; crowd behavior  
  Abstract This paper describes an exploratory study on group interaction with a robot-guide in an open large-scale busy environment. For an entire week a humanoid robot was deployed in the popular Cosmocaixa Science Museum in Barcelona and guided hundreds of people through the museum facilities. The main goal of this experience is to study in the wild the episodes of the robot guiding visitors to a requested destination focusing on the group behavior during displacement. The walking behavior follow-me and the face to face communication in a populated environment are analyzed in terms of guide- visitors interaction, grouping patterns and spatial formations. Results from observational data show that the space configurations spontaneously formed by the robot guide and visitors walking together did not always meet the robot communicative and navigational requirements for successful guidance. Therefore additional verbal and nonverbal prompts must be considered to regulate effectively the walking together and follow-me behaviors. Finally, we discuss lessons learned and recommendations for robot’s spatial behavior in dense crowded scenarios.  
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Author Dennis G. Romero; A. F. Neto; T. F. Bastos; Boris X. Vintimilla pdf  openurl
  Title RWE patterns extraction for on-line human action recognition through window-based analysis of invariant moments Type Conference Article
  Year 2012 Publication 5th Workshop in applied Robotics and Automation (RoboControl) Abbreviated Journal  
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  Keywords (up) Human action recognition, Relative Wavelet Energy, Window-based temporal analysis.  
  Abstract This paper presents a method for on-line human action recognition on video sequences. An analysis based on Mahalanobis distance is performed to identify the “idle” state, which defines the beginning and end of the person movement, for posterior patterns extraction based on Relative Wavelet Energy from sequences of invariant moments.  
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Author Angel D. Sappa; Juan A. Carvajal; Cristhian A. Aguilera; Miguel Oliveira; Dennis G. Romero; Boris X. Vintimilla pdf  url
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  Title Wavelet-Based Visible and Infrared Image Fusion: A Comparative Study Type Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Sensors Journal Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Vol. 16 Issue Pages pp. 1-15  
  Keywords (up) image fusion; fusion evaluation metrics; visible and infrared imaging; discrete wavelet transform  
  Abstract This paper evaluates different wavelet-based cross-spectral image fusion strategies adopted to merge visible and infrared images. The objective is to find the best setup independently of the evaluation metric used to measure the performance. Quantitative performance results are obtained with state of the art approaches together with adaptations proposed in the current work. The options evaluated in the current work result from the combination of different setups in the wavelet image decomposition stage together with different fusion strategies for the final merging stage that generates the resulting representation. Most of the approaches evaluate results according to the application for which they are intended for. Sometimes a human observer is selected to judge the quality of the obtained results. In the current work, quantitative values are considered in order to find correlations between setups and performance of obtained results; these correlations can be used to define a criteria for selecting the best fusion strategy for a given pair of cross-spectral images. The whole procedure is evaluated with a large set of correctly registered visible and infrared image pairs, including both Near InfraRed (NIR) and LongWave InfraRed (LWIR).  
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Author Miguel Oliveira; Vítor Santos; Angel D. Sappa; Paulo Dias; A. Paulo Moreira pdf  url
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  Title Incremental Scenario Representations for Autonomous Driving using Geometric Polygonal Primitives Type Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Vol. 83 Issue Pages pp. 312-325  
  Keywords (up) Incremental scene reconstructionPoint cloudsAutonomous vehiclesPolygonal primitives  
  Abstract When an autonomous vehicle is traveling through some scenario it receives a continuous stream of sensor data. This sensor data arrives in an asynchronous fashion and often contains overlapping or redundant information. Thus, it is not trivial how a representation of the environment observed by the vehicle can be created and updated over time. This paper presents a novel methodology to compute an incremental 3D representation of a scenario from 3D range measurements. We propose to use macro scale polygonal primitives to model the scenario. This means that the representation of the scene is given as a list of large scale polygons that describe the geometric structure of the environment. Furthermore, we propose mechanisms designed to update the geometric polygonal primitives over time whenever fresh sensor data is collected. Results show that the approach is capable of producing accurate descriptions of the scene, and that it is computationally very efficient when compared to other reconstruction techniques.  
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Author P. Ricaurte; C. Chilán; C. A. Aguilera-Carrasco; B. X. Vintimilla; Angel D. Sappa pdf  url
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  Title Performance Evaluation of Feature Point Descriptors in the Infrared Domain Type Conference Article
  Year 2014 Publication Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP), 2014 International Conference on, Lisbon, Portugal, 2013 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 1 Issue Pages 545 -550  
  Keywords (up) Infrared Imaging, Feature Point Descriptors  
  Abstract This paper presents a comparative evaluation of classical feature point descriptors when they are used in the long-wave infrared spectral band. Robustness to changes in rotation, scaling, blur, and additive noise are evaluated using a state of the art framework. Statistical results using an outdoor image data set are presented together with a discussion about the differences with respect to the results obtained when images from the visible spectrum are considered.  
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  Area Expedition Conference 2014 International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP)  
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 26  
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Author Ortiz J.; Londono J.; Novillo F.; Ampuno A.; Chávez M. pdf  url
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  Title Determinación de Invariantes en Grandes Centros de Datos basados en Topología Fat-Tree Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Revista Politécnica Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Vol. 35 Issue Pages pp. 91-96  
  Keywords (up) Invariantes de red, topologías, Fat-tree, simulación, emulación  
  Abstract Durante los últimos años ha existido un fuerte incremento en el acceso a internet, causando que los centros de datos ( DC) deban adaptar dinámicamente su infraestructura de red de cara a enfrentar posibles problemas de congestión, la cual no siempre se da de forma oportuna. Ante esto, nuevas topologías de red se han propuesto en los últimos años, como una forma de brindar mejores condiciones para el manejo de tráfico interno, sin embargo es común que para el estudio de estas mejoras, se necesite recrear el comportamiento de un verdadero DC en modelos de simulación/emulación. Por lo tanto se vuelve esencial validar dichos modelos, de cara a obtener resultados coherentes con la realidad. Esta validación es posible por medio de la identificación de ciertas propiedades que se deducen a partir de las variables y los parámetros que describen la red, y que se mantienen en las topologías de los DC para diversos escenarios y/o configuraciones. Estas propiedades, conocidas como invariantes, son una expresión del funcionamiento de la red en ambientes reales, como por ejemplo la ruta más larga entre dos nodos o el número de enlaces mínimo que deben fallar antes de una pérdida de conectividad en alguno de los nodos de la red. En el presente trabajo se realiza la identificación, formulación y comprobación de dos invariantes para la topología Fat-Tree, utilizando como software emulador a mininet. Las conclusiones muestran resultados concordantes entre lo analítico y lo práctico.  
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  Publisher Escuela Politécnica Nacional Place of Publication Editor  
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Author Cristina L. Abad; Yi Lu; Roy H. Campbell pdf  url
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  Title DARE: Adaptive Data Replication for Efficient Cluster Scheduling Type Conference Article
  Year 2011 Publication IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, 2011 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 159 - 168  
  Keywords (up) MapReduce, replication, scheduling, locality  
  Abstract Placing data as close as possible to computation is a common practice of data intensive systems, commonly referred to as the data locality problem. By analyzing existing production systems, we confirm the benefit of data locality and find that data have different popularity and varying correlation of accesses. We propose DARE, a distributed adaptive data replication algorithm that aids the scheduler to achieve better data locality. DARE solves two problems, how many replicas to allocate for each file and where to place them, using probabilistic sampling and a competitive aging algorithm independently at each node. It takes advantage of existing remote data accesses in the system and incurs no extra network usage. Using two mixed workload traces from Facebook, we show that DARE improves data locality by more than 7 times with the FIFO scheduler in Hadoop and achieves more than 85% data locality for the FAIR scheduler with delay scheduling. Turnaround time and job slowdown are reduced by 19% and 25%, respectively.  
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Author Monica Villavicencio; Alain Abran pdf  url
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  Title Educational Issues in the Teaching of Software Measurement in Software Engineering Undergraduate Programs Type Conference Article
  Year 2011 Publication Joint Conference of the International Workshop on Software Measurement and the International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 239-244  
  Keywords (up) measurement; software engineering; higher education  
  Abstract In mature engineering disciplines and science, mathematics and measurement are considered as important subjects to be taught in university programs. This paper discusses about these subjects in terms of their respective meanings and complementarities. It also presents a discussion regarding their maturity, relevance and innovations in their teaching in engineering programs. This paper pays special attention to the teaching of software measurement in higher education, in particular with respect to mathematics and measurement in engineering in general. The findings from this analysis will be useful for researchers and educators interested in the enhancement of educational issues related to software measurement.  
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Author Angel D. Sappa; Cristhian A. Aguilera; Juan A. Carvajal Ayala; Miguel Oliveira; Dennis Romero; Boris X. Vintimilla; Ricardo Toledo pdf  url
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  Title Monocular visual odometry: a cross-spectral image fusion based approach Type Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Vol. 86 Issue Pages pp. 26-36  
  Keywords (up) Monocular visual odometry LWIR-RGB cross-spectral imaging Image fusion  
  Abstract This manuscript evaluates the usage of fused cross-spectral images in a monocular visual odometry approach. Fused images are obtained through a Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) scheme, where the best setup is em- pirically obtained by means of a mutual information based evaluation met- ric. The objective is to have a exible scheme where fusion parameters are adapted according to the characteristics of the given images. Visual odom- etry is computed from the fused monocular images using an off the shelf approach. Experimental results using data sets obtained with two different platforms are presented. Additionally, comparison with a previous approach as well as with monocular-visible/infrared spectra are also provided showing the advantages of the proposed scheme.  
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