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  • Quantifying integration quality using feedback on mapping results 

    Serrano, Fernando R. S.; Fernandes, Alvaro A. A.; Christodoulou, Klitos (iiWAS2017, 2017)
    Traditional data integration delivers high integration quality but requires significant upfront effort because of the need for expensive experts to be involved. The pay-as-you-go approach to data integration aims to reduce ...

  • WSN Evaluation in Industrial Environments First results and lessons learned 

    Poettner, W.; Wolf, L.; Cecílio, José; Furtado, Pedro; Mendão Silva, Ricardo; Sá Silva, Jorge; Cardoso, Alberto; Brown, J.; Sreenan, C.; Klein, A.; Roedig, U.; Vassiliou, Vasos; Voigt, T.; Donovan, T. O.; He, Z.; Zinonos, Zinon; Carrilho de Sousa Gil, Paulo José (IEEE, 2011)
    The GINSENG project develops performance-controlled wireless sensor networks that can be used for time-critical applications in hostile environments such as industrial plant automation and control. GINSENG aims at integrating ...

  • Dynamic Topology Control for WSNs in Critical Environments 

    Zinonos, Zinon; Vassiliou, Vasos; Ioannou, Christiana; Koutroullos, Marios (IEEE, 2011)
    Plant automation and control are mission-critical applications and require timely and reliable data delivery, which is difficult to provide using a wireless technology. This is especially more difficult in industrial ...

  • Mobility in WSNs for Critical Applications 

    Silva, Ricardo; Zinonos, Zinon; Sá Silva, Jorge; Vassiliou, Vasos (IEEE, 2011)
    Recent critical application sectors of sensor networks like military, health care, and industry require the use of mobile sensor nodes, something that poses unique challenges in aspects like handoff delay, packet loss, and ...

  • Localized Global Descriptors for Image Retrieval: An Extensive Evaluation on Adaptations to the Simple Model 

    Anagnostopoulos, Nektarios; Iakovidou, Chrysanthi; Chatzichristofis, Savvas A.; Boutalis, Yiannis; Lux, Mathias (IEEE (Computer Society), 2016)
    SIMPLE (Searching Images with MPEG-7 (& MPEG-7-like) Powered Localized dEscriptors) is a model that proposes the reuse of well-established global descriptors by localizing their description mechanism on image patches located ...

  • The NOPTILUS project overview: A fully-autonomous navigation system of teams of AUVs for static/dynamic underwater map construction 

    Kapoutsis, A. Ch.; Salavasidis, G. V.; Chatzichristofis, Savvas A.; Braga, J.; Pinto, J.; Borges de Sousa, Joao; Kosmatopoulos, E. B. (IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control), 2015)
    Within the project NOPTILUS, a fully functional system/methodology had been developed that allows the cooperative, fully-autonomous navigation of teams of AUVs when deployed in Static or Dynamic Underwater Map Construction ...

  • Color and Edge Directivity Descriptor on GPGPU 

    Iakovidou, Chrysanthi; Bampis, L.; Chatzichristofis, Savvas A.; Boutalis, Yiannis; Amanatiadis, A. (IEEE (Computer Society), 2015)
    Image indexing refers to describing the visual multimedia content of a medium, using high level textual information or/and low level descriptors. In most cases, images and videos are associated with noisy and incomplete ...

  • Identification and Retrieval of DNA Genomes Using Binary Image Representations Produced by Cellular Automata 

    Konstantinidis, K.; Amanatiadis, A.; Chatzichristofis, Savvas A.; Sandaltzopoulos, R.; Sirakoulis, G. Ch. (IEEE (Computer Society), 2014)
    We have developed a novel method for the identification and retrieval of DNA sequences which are represented as binary images. This type of representation emanates from the evolution of one-dimensional nucleotide arrays ...

  • Two-Staged Image Colorization Based on Salient Contours 

    Anagnostopoulos, Nektarios; Iakovidou, Chrysanthi; Amanatiadis, A.; Boutalis, Yiannis; Chatzichristofis, Savvas A. (IEEE (Computer Society), 2014)
    In this paper we present a novel colorization technique that manages to significantly reduce color bleeding artifacts caused by weak object boundaries and also requires only abstract color indications and placement from ...

  • Searching Images with MPEG-7 (& MPEG-7-like) Powered Localized dEscriptors: The SIMPLE answer to effective Content Based Image Retrieval 

    Iakovidou, Chrysanthi; Anagnostopoulos, Nektarios; Kapoutsis, Athanasios Ch.; Boutalis, Yiannis (IEEE (Computer Society), 2014)
    In this paper we propose and evaluate a new technique that localizes the description ability of the well established MPEG-7 and MPEG-7-like global descriptors. We employ the SURF detector to define salient image patches ...

  • Golden Retriever - A Java Based Open Source Image Retrieval Engine 

    Tsochatzidis, Lazaros T.; Iakovidou, Chrysanthi; Chatzichristofis, Savvas A.; Boutalis, Yiannis (ACM, 2013)
    Golden Retriever Image Retrieval Engine (GRire) is an open source light weight Java library developed for Content Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) tasks, employing the Bag of Visual Words (BOVW) model. It provides a complete ...

  • Autonomous Navigation of Teams of Unmanned Aerial or Underwater Vehicles for Exploration of Unknown Static & Dynamic Environments 

    Kapoutsis, A. Ch.; Chatzichristofis, Savvas A.; Doitsidis, L.; Borges de Sousa, Joao; Kosmatopoulos, E. B. (MED’13, 2013)
    In this paper, we present a new approach that is able to efficiently and fully-autonomously navigate a team of Unmanned Aerial or Underwater Vehicles (UAUV’s) when deployed in exploration of unknown static and dynamic ...

  • Inter-Mobility Support in Controlled 6LoWPAN Networks 

    Zinonos, Zinon; Vassiliou, Vasos (IEEE, 2011)
    The research and industrial community started to think of more complex application scenarios for wireless sensor networks, where the use of mobile sensor nodes is essential. The support of mobile sensor nodes in such ...

  • Distributed Multi-Robot Coverage using Micro Aerial Vehicles 

    Renzaglia, A.; Doitsidis, L.; Chatzichristofis, Savvas A.; Martinelli, A.; Kosmatopoulos, E. B. (IEEE (Computer Society), 2013)
    In this paper we present a solution to the problem of positioning a team of Micro Aerial Vehicles for a surveillance task in an environment of arbitrary and unknown morphology. The problem is addressed taking into account ...

  • SFly: Swarm of Micro Flying Robots 

    Achtelik, Markus; Achtelik, Michael; Brunet, Yorick; Chli, Margarita; Chatzichristofis, Savvas A. (IEEE (Computer Society), 2012)
    The SFly project is an EU-funded project, with the goal to create a swarm of autonomous vision controlled micro aerial vehicles. The mission in mind is that a swarm of MAV’s autonomously maps out an unknown environmen ...

  • Content Based Image Retrieval Using Visual-Words Distribution Entropy 

    Chatzichristofis, Savvas A.; Iakovidou, Chrysanthi; Boutalis, Yiannis (Springer, 2011)
    Bag-of-visual-words (BOVW) is a representation of images which is built using a large set of local features. To date, the experimental results presented in the literature have shown that this approach achieves high retrieval ...

  • Video Summarization Using a Self-Growing and Self-Organized Neural Gas Network 

    Papadopoulos, Dim. P.; Papamarkos, Nikos (Springer, 2011)
    In this paper, a novel method to generate video summaries is proposed, which is allocated mainly for being applied to on-line videos. The novelty of this approach lies in the fact that the video summarization problem is ...

  • The TREC files: the (ground) truth is out there 

    Chatzichristofis, Savvas A.; Zagoris, Konstantinos; Arampatzis, Avi (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), United States, 2011)
    Traditional tools for information retrieval (IR) evaluation, such as TREC’s trec_eval, have outdated command-line interfaces with many unused features, or ‘switches’, accumulated over the years. They are usually seen ...

  • Bag-of-visual-words vs global image descriptors on two-stage multimodal retrieval 

    Zagoris, Konstantinos; Chatzichristofis, Savvas A.; Arampatzis, Avi (ACM SIGIR 2011, 2011)
    The Bag-Of-Visual-Words (BOVW) paradigm is fast becoming a popular image representation for Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR), mainly because of its better retrieval effectiveness over global feature representations ...

  • Comparative Performance Evaluation of Image Descriptors Over IEEE 802.11b NoisyWireless Networks 

    Chatzistavros, Evaggelos; Chatzichristofis, Savvas A.; Stamatellos, Georgios; Zagoris, Konstantinos (IEEE (Computer Society), 2011)
    Abstract—In this paper we evaluate the image retrieval procedure over an IEEE 802.11b Ad Hoc network, operating in 2.4GHz, using IEEE Distributed Coordination Function CSMA/CA as the multiple access scheme. IEEE 802.11 ...

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