GRUPPO DI RICERCA
IMAGE PROCESSING LAB

RESPONSABILE DEL GRUPPO DI RICERCA
Prof. Giovanni Gallo | Professore Ordinario INF/01

Numero di Telefono: 095 7383041

E-Mail: gallo@dmi.unict.it

Pubblicazioni scientifiche:

S. Battiato, D.R. Recupero, G. Di Blasi - Advanced Indexing Scheme For Imaging Applications: Three-Case Studies– IET Image Processing (formerly part of IEE Proceedings - Vision, Image, and Signal Processing) – Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 249-268, September 2007;

S. Battiato, G. Di Blasi, G.M. Farinella, G. Gallo - Digital Mosaic Framework: an Overview – Eurographics - Computer Graphic Forum – Vol. 26, No. 4 - December 2007;

S. Battiato, G. Di Blasi, G.M. Farinella, G. Gallo, G.C. Guarnera – Adaptive Techniques for Microarray Image Analysis with Related Quality Assessment – SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging – Vol. 16, Issue 4 - 2007;

S. Battiato, F. Rundo, F. Stanco - Self Organizing Motor Maps for Colour Mapped Image Re-indexing – IEEE Transactions on Image Processing – Vol. 16, Issue 12, pp. 2905-2915 – December 2007;

G. Di Blasi, G. Gallo, Artificial Mosaics, The Visual Computer, vol. 21, n. 6, pp. 10, 2005.

F. Stanco, L. Tenze, G. Ramponi - Virtual Restoration of Vintage Photographic Prints Affected by Foxing and Water Blotches - JEI Journal of Electronic Imaging, - Volume 14, Issue 4, 2005.

M. Callieri, P. Cignoni, F. Ganovelli, G. Impoco, C. Montani, P. Pingi, F. Ponchio, R. Scopigno, Visualization and 3D data processing in David[SQ]s restoration, IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications, March / April, 2004.

S. Battiato, G. Gallo, G. Impoco, F. Stanco, An Efficient Re-indexing Algorithm for Colour-Mapped Images, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 13, n. 11, pp. 1419-1423, November, 2004.

S. Battiato, A. Bosco, A. Castorina, G. Messina, Automatic Image Enhancement by Content Dependent Exposure Correction, EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, vol. 12, pp. 1849-1860, 2004.

S. Battiato, A. Castorina, M. Mancuso, High Dynamic Range Imaging for Digital Still Camera: An Overview , SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging, vol. 12, n. 3, pp. 459-469, 2003.

S. Battiato, G. Gallo, F. Stanco, A Locally-Adaptive Zooming Algorithm for Digital Images, Elsevier Science Inc. - Image and Vision Computing Journal , vol. 20, n. 11, pp. 805-812, September, 2002.

Progetti:

ICVSS (www.dmi.unict.it/icvss);

International Computer Vision Summer School 2007 on Detection, Recognition and Segmentation in Context – July 2007, Ragusa(Italy);

International Computer Vision Summer School 2008 on Reconstruction and Recognition, July 2008, Ragusa (Italy).

VJMAS, Virtual Journey through Archeological Sites of Magna Graecia, in cooperation with ESG (Evolutionary Systems Group), Università della Calabria, Cosenza(Italy).

Sviluppo di materiali e tecnologie per una nuova gamma di Artroprotesi di ginocchio ad elevata flessibilità applicativa[SQ],(MIUR) FAR, L.297 in partnership with Lima Ltd, Fraunhofer Institute, Kaiserslautern (D).

Annual research project: Advanced Video Stabilization, in cooperation with STMicroelectronics, AST Imaging Group, Catania (Italy).

Annual research project Raster_to_SVG, in cooperation with STMicroelectronics, AST Imaging Group, Catania (Italy).

Fourth Conference Eurographics Italian Chapter organized by our Lab - February 2006.

Brevetti:

[P1] A. Castorina, M. Mancuso, S. Battiato – A Method for Merging Digital Images to Obtain a High Dynamic Range Digital Image – European Patent Pending (Application EP - 01830713.2, 2001 - Publication, EP 1313066 A1, May 2003) – US Patent (Application Publication, US 20060125932A1 September 2006) - US Patent 7106913 B2, September 2006;

[P2] S. Battiato, M. Mancuso – Optimized Quantization Method for Compressing Digital Images – European Patent Pending (Application EP - 01830738.9, 2001 - Publication EP 1317145 A1, June 2003);

[P3] S. Battiato, M. Mancuso – Method of Compressing Digital Images Acquired in CFA Format - European Patent (Application EP - 01830765.2, 2001), EP 1320267 B1, November 2005 - US Patent (Application US20020319405, 2002 - Publication US 2003197898 A1, October 2003), US Patent US7206458 B2, April 2007;

[P4] A. Castorina, M. Mancuso, S. Battiato – Method for Contrast Enhancement in Colour Digital Image – European Patent Pending (Application EP - 01830803.1, 2001 – Publication EP 1326209 A1, July 2003) - US Patent (Application US20020323589, 2002 - Publication US 2003218679 A1, November 2003), US Patent US7227991 B1, June 2007 - JP Patent Pending (Application JP20020331847, 2002 - Publication JP 2003199115, November 2003);

[P5] G. Messina, S. Battiato, M. Mancuso – Method for Obtaining a High Resolution Digital Image - European Patent Pending (Application EP - 02425262.9, 2002 - Publication EP 1357514 A1, October 2003) - US Patent (Application US 10/420532, 2003 - Publication US 20040027488 A1, February 2004), US Patent US7260277, August 2007;

[P6] G. Messina, M. Mancuso, S. Battiato - Processing Method for Obtaining a High Resolution Digital Image – European Patent (Application EP - 02425382.5, 2002) EP 1372335 B1, December 2003 – US Patent (Application US 20030457841, 2003 - Publication, US 20040032511 A1, February 2004), US Patent US7257275, August 2007;

[P7] A. Bosco, S. Battiato – Method for Filtering the Noise of a Digital Image Sequence – European Patent Pending (Application EP - 02425532.5, 2002 - Publication EP 1394742 A1, March 2004) - US Patent Pending (Application US 20030648776, June 2003 - Publication US 2004119861 A1, June 2004);

[P8] A. Vitali, L. Della Torre, S. Battiato, A. Buemi - Method and System for Processing Signals via Perceptive Vectorial Quantization, Computer Program Product Therefore - European Patent Pending (Application EP 02425601.8, 2002 – Publication EP 1406447 A1, April 2004) – US Patent Pending (Application US 20030674903, September 2003- Publication US 2004120594 A1, June 2004);

[P9] A. Castorina, S. Battiato, M. Guarnera, F. Vella - Method and System for Processing Video Signals, for Example for Displaying on a Small Sized Color Display, and Corresponding Computer Program Product – European Patent pending, No. TO 02A001072, December 2002 - US Patent Pending (Application US 20030732186, 2003- Publication US 2004174441 A1, September 2004);

[P10] G. Messina, S. Battiato, A. Castorina, L. Plaza – Image Processing Method for Digital Images with Exposure Correction by Recognition of Skin Areas of the Subject - European 22 Patent EP1482724B1, July 2007 (Application EP - 03291155.4, 2003 - Publication EP 1482724 A1, December 2004) - US Patent Pending (Application US 10/848815, 2004 - Publication US 2005018923 A1, January 2005);

[P11] S. Battiato, A. Castorina, M. Guarnera, P. Vivirito – Digital Image Processing Method for Adaptive Sharpening – European Patent Pending (Application EP 03425388.0 – 2003 - Publication, EP 1486916 A1, December 2004);

[P12] S. Curti, S. Battiato, E. Scordato, M.Tortora, E. Ardizzone, M. La Cascia - Method for Classifying a Digital Image - European Patent Pending (Application EP 04015830.5 – 2004; Priority: IT/ITA MI2003A001449 – 2003 – Publication EP 1507232 A2, February 2005) – US Patent Pending (Application US 10/983153, 2004 - Publication US2005129316 A1, June 2005);

[P13] S. Curti, S. Battiato, E. Scordato, M.Tortora, E. Ardizzone, M. La Cascia - Method of Obtaining a Depth Map from a Digital Image - European Patent Pending (Application EP 04076850.9-2218 – 2004; Priority: IT/ITA RM2003A000345 – 2003 - Publication EP 1498847 A3, January 2005) - US Patent Pending (Application US 0893103, 2004 - Publication US 2005053276, March 2005);

[P14] F. Naccari, A. Castorina, A.R. Bruna, A. Capra, S. Cariolo, S. Battiato, G. Gallo - Method of Generating a Mask Image of Membership of Single Pixels to Certain Chromaticity Classes and of Adaptive Improvement af a Color Image - US Patent Pending (Application US 21676405, 2005 – Publication US20060050957 A1, March 2006);

[P15] G. Messina, M. I. Guarnera, G. Barbera, S. Battiato, G. Gallo - Raster to Vector Conversion of a Digital Image - US Patent pending (Application US 11/271499, 2005 – Publication US 20060104529 A1, May 2006) - European Patent Pending (Priority: RM2004A000562);

[P16] G. Messina, M. I. Guarnera, A. Costanzo, S. Battiato, G. Gallo, S. Nicotra – Digital Image Processing Method - US Patent Pending (Application US 11/259937, 2005 – Publication US 2006/0104532 A1, May 2006) - European Patent Pending (Priority RM2004A000563 – 2004);

[P17] A. Bruna, G. Gallo, S. Battiato, S. La Rosa – Method for Compression of Image Data and Corresponding Apparatus and Computer-Program Product - US Patent Pending (Application US 11/295174, 2005 - Publication US 20060159356 A1, July 2006) - European Patent Pending (Priority. TO2004A000863);

[P18] S. Battiato, M.G. Guanziroli, F. Rundo, M. Samperi – A Process and System for Digital Colour Image Compression and Corresponding Computer-Program Product – European Patent Pending (Priority. TO2007A000246, April 2007).

COMPETENZE

  • Area Scientifica Disciplinare: Informatica;
  • Attività principale: IMAGE (AND VIDEO) ENHANCEMENT AND CODING FOR IMAGING DEVICES NON PHOTOREALISTIC RENDERING CULTURAL HERITAGE.
  • Aree Tematiche di Ricerca:
           1) ADVANCED SIGNAL CODING AND PROCESSING
           2) SCENE RECOGNITION
           3) MEDICAL IMAGING (BONE CLASSIFICATION/SEGMENTATION, MICROARRAY IMAGING)
           4) COMPUTER GRAPHICS (RASTER TOVECTOR, ARTIFICIAL MOSAICS)
  • Attività di ricerca applicata per impieghi industriali: Methodologies and Algorithms for Image Quality Enhancement for Embedded System (Settore di riferimento: Dispositivi mobile)

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    PROGETTI CONCLUSI

    - VJMAS, Virtual Journey through Archeological Sites of Magna Graecia, in cooperation with ESG (Evolutionary Systems Group), Università della Calabria, Cosenza(Italy).

    - Sviluppo di materiali e tecnologie per una nuova gamma di Artroprotesi di ginocchio ad elevata flessibilità applicativa[SQ],(MIUR) FAR, L.297 in partnership with Lima Ltd, Fraunhofer Institute, Kaiserslautern (D).

    - Annual research project: Advanced Video Stabilization, in cooperation with STMicroelectronics, AST Imaging Group, Catania (Italy).

    - Annual research project Raster_to_SVG, in cooperation with STMicroelectronics, AST Imaging Group, Catania (Italy).

    - Research Contract with INFORM entitled “DIAGNOSTICA PER IMMAGINI-DIMAGO”, (January 2007 - December 2007).

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