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  • Electronic technology and of the communications

The delivery of visual media integrating real and virtual worlds to produce new scenes seems to be one of the key elements in the current evolution of audiovisual systems. Mixed Reality (MR), able to merge both real and virtual worlds, has arrived to content generation and will mature to cover more and more applications, due to its ability to build new environments and to allow complex visualizations. Moreover, a progression for higher quality in professional and consumer scenarios is also happening (UHD, Ultra High Definition). These two developments have many common factors and there are several driving forces pushing and pulling for a cross-fertilized evolution. Although, technology seems to be available for excellent quality, there is an even growing demand of new research and development to help advance new mixed reality based applications. So, worldwide standards for MR video, methods for scene modeling, common quality measures for MR, media adaptation to the new displays, etc, are just examples of a large set of opportunities. So, this project aims at pushing forward the technologies involved in mixed reality image and video processing algorithms for analysis and encoding making contributions in the areas of acquisition, characterization, compression, delivery, and visualization of mixed reality audiovisual media. Stemming from this main objective, several topics helping the enhancement of mixed reality are considered. These topics have been chosen to correspond to on-going lines of research of the joint project team. Activities within the video analysis cover camera calibration, detection and tracking of significant elements, perceptual computing, environment characterization, scene modeling, and scene understanding. On representation and delivery there is a main focus on ultra high definition and the targets are compression algorithms, parallel, real-time energy-aware implementations, adaptive streaming, and quality evaluation. Moreover, there are several tasks on visualization to render the final mixed reality. As the project also looks for internationalization, there will be an important coordination effort with other national and international research groups and an active participation in standardization bodies, mainly in MPEG. Additionally, the technical contributions of the project will be integrated into a MR-UHDTV system allowing the testing of the combined modules as well as helping in the dissemination of the outcomes of the project.
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Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Tratamiento de Imágenes (GTI)
  • Departamento: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones
  • Departamento: Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones (Provisional)