Outline

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012



Quicklinks

Varcity 3D Challenge online!
The VarCity 3D Semantic Segmentation Challenge based on our ECCV 2014 paper, dataset and code!

Varcity Videos!
The VarCity Video Collection based on our previous papers is online!

Google Scholar!
Publications listed for Varcity on Google Scholar!



Datasets

  • Database search and collaborative editing yacvid
  • ETHZ CVL VarCity 3D Challenge leadership board - procedural semantic challenge
  • ETHZ CVL RueMonge 2014 yacvid#251 - 700m dense pcl/pix/mesh semantic annotation
  • ETHZ CVL SumMe yacvid#245 - video summary annotations
  • ETHZ CVL Synthesizability project - texture synthesis annotation
  • ETHZ CVL Fraumunster project - manual collection of fraumunster
  • ETHZ CVL Webcam Interestingness yacvid#321 - 159 webcam streams with interestingness rating
  • ETHZ CVL ECP 2011 soon - updated hausmann facade annotation
  • ICG Graz240 yacvid#86 - 240 architectural styles
  • ICG / TUD Crossing yacvid#9 - dense pixelwise person annotation
  • ICG / ETHZ Shapes link - dense pixewisel annotation of ETHZ shapes

Publications

This section lists the publications and some videos of all people involved in the VarCity project.


2017

Repeated Pattern Detection using CNN activations
L. Lettry, M. Perdoch, K. Vanhoey, L. Van Gool, WACV 2017(PDF, additional material)
Comparison of Texture Synthesis Methods for Content Generation in Ultrasound Simulation for Training
O. Mattausch, E. Ren, M. Bajka, K. Vanhoey, O. Goksel, SPIE Medical Imaging 2017(PDF)

2016

Efficient edge-aware surface mesh reconstruction for urban scenes
A. Bodis-Szomoru, H. Riemenschneider, L. Van Gool, CVIU 2016(PDF, sciencedirect, project)
Efficient Architectural Structural Element Decomposition
N. Kobyshev, H. Riemenschneider, A. Bodis-Szomoru, L. Van Gool, CVIU 2016(PDF, sciencedirect, project)
3D Saliency for Finding Landmark Buildings (oral)
N. Kobyshev, H. Riemenschneider, A. Bodis-Szomoru, L. Van Gool, 3DV 2016 (PDF, code, video)
Dilemma First Search for Effortless Optimization of NP-hard Problems (oral)
J. Weissenberg, H. Riemenschneider, R. Dragon, L. Van Gool, ICPR 2016 (PDF, project)
Efficient Volumetric Fusion of Airborne and Street-side Data for Urban Reconstruction (oral)
A. Bodis-Szomoru, H. Riemenschneider, L. Van Gool, ICPR 2016 (PDF, archiv, project)
Fast Optical Flow using Dense Inverse Search
T. Kroeger, R. Timofte, D. Dai, and L. Van Gool, arXiv:1603.03590, March 2016 (PDF, archiv, project)
Scale-Aware Alignment of Hierarchical Image Segmentation
Y. Chen, D. Dai, J. Pont-Tuset, and L. Van Gool, CVPR 2016 (acceptance rate 28%, impact factor 5.91, PDF, code)
Fast Algorithms for Linear and Kernel SVM+
W. Li, D. Dai, M. Tan, D. Xu, and L. Van Gool, CVPR 2016 (acceptance rate 28%, impact factor 5.91, PDF)
Video2GIF: Automatic Generation of Animated GIFs from Video
M. Gygli, Y. Song, and L. Cao, CVPR 2016 (acceptance rate 28%, impact factor 5.91, PDF, dataset, online demo, news: motherboard, leMonde)
Predicting When Saliency Maps are Accurate and Eye Fixations Consistent
A. Volokitin, M. Gygli, and X. Boix, CVPR 2016 (acceptance rate 28%, impact factor 5.91, PDF)
Architectural Decomposition for 3D Landmark Building Understanding
Nikolay Kobyshev, Hayko Riemenschneider, Andras Bodis-Szomoru, Luc Van Gool, WACV 2016 (PDF, project)
Mobile Phone and Cloud - a Dream Team for 3D Reconstruction
Alex Locher, Michal Perdoch, Hayko Riemenschneider, Luc Van Gool, WACV 2016 (PDF, project)
Leveraging single for multi-target tracking using a novel trajectory overlap affinity measure
Santiago Manen, Radu Timofte, Dengxin Dai, Luc Van Gool, WACV 2016 (PDF, project)
Is Image Super-resolution Helpful for Other Vision Tasks?
Dengxin Dai, Yujian Wang, Yuhua Chen, Luc Van Gool, WACV 2016 (PDF, project)
Unsupervised High-level Feature Learning by Ensemble Projection for Semi-supervised Image Classification and Image Clustering
Dengxin Dai and Luc Van Gool, Tech. Report 2016 (PDF, project)

2015

ATLAS: A Three-Layered Approach to Facade Parsing
Markus Mathias, Andelo Martinovic, Luc Van Gool, IJCV 2015 (PDF)
Superpixel Meshes for Fast Edge-Preserving Surface Reconstruction
Andras Bodis-Szomoru, Hayko Riemenschneider, Luc Van Gool, CVPR 2015 (acceptance rate 28%, impact factor 5.91, PDF, abstract, project)
3D All The Way: Semantic Segmentation of Urban Scenes From Start to End in 3D
Andelo Martinovic, Jan Knopp, Hayko Riemenschneider, Luc Van Gool, CVPR 2015 (acceptance rate 28%, impact factor 5.91, PDF, abstract, project)
Joint Vanishing Point Extraction and Tracking
Till Kroeger, Dengxin Dai, Luc Van Gool, CVPR 2015 (oral presentation, acceptance rate 3%, impact factor 5.91, PDF, abstract, project)
Video Summarization by Learning Submodular Mixtures of Objectives
Michael Gygli, Helmut Grabner, Luc Van Gool, CVPR 2015 (acceptance rate 28%, impact factor 5.91, PDF, abstract, project, code)
Metric Imitation by Manifold Transfer for Efficient Vision Applications
Dengxin Dai, Till Kroeger, Radu Timofte, Luc Van Gool, CVPR 2015 (acceptance rate 28%, impact factor 5.91, PDF, abstract, project)
Learning Objective Functions for Improved Image Retrieval
Sai Srivatsa, Michael Gygli, Luc Van Gool, MediaEval 2015 (PDF)
Jointly Optimized Regressors for Image Super-resolution
Dengxin Dai, Radu Timofte, Luc Van Gool, EuroGraphics 2015 (acceptance rate 28%, PDF, project)
Discovery of Sets of Mutually Orthogonal Vanishing Points in Videos
Till Kroeger, Dengxin Dai, Radu Timofte, Luc Van Gool, WACV-Workshop 2015 (PDF, project)

2014

Navigation using Special Buildings as Signposts
Julien Weissenberg, Michael Gygli, Hayko Riemenschneider, Luc Van Gool, MapInteract 2014 (PDF, supplemental material)
Matching Features Correctly through Semantic Understanding
Nikolay Kobyshev, Hayko Riemenschneider, Luc Van Gool, 3DV 2014 (PDF, Poster, project)
An Integer Linear Programming model for View Selection on Overlapping Camera Clusters
Massimo Mauro, Hayko Riemenschneider, Luc Van Gool, Alberto Signoroni, Riccardo Leonardi, 3DV 2014 (PDF, project)
Hierarchical Co-Segmentation of Building Facades
Andelo Martinovic, Luc Van Gool, 3DV 2014 (PDF, project)
Inverse Procedural Modelling and Applications
Julien Weissenberg, PhD Thesis, 2014 (PDF)
Learning Where To Classify In Multi-View Semantic Segmentation
Hayko Riemenschneider, Andras Bodis-Szomoru, Julien Weissenberg, Luc Van Gool, ECCV 2014 (acceptance rate 29%, impact factor 5.91, PDF, project)
Creating Summaries from User Videos
Michael Gygli, Helmut Grabner, Hayko Riemenschneider, Fabian Nater, Luc Van Gool, ECCV 2014 (acceptance rate 29%, impact factor 5.91, PDF, project+dataset)
Appearances can be deceiving: Learning visual tracking from few trajectory annotations
Santiago Manen, Junseok Kwon, Matthieu Guillaumin, Luc Van Gool, ECCV 2014 (acceptance rate 29%, impact factor 5.91, PDF, project, video)
Video Registration to SfM Models
Till Kroeger, Luc Van Gool, ECCV 2014 (acceptance rate 29%, impact factor 5.91, PDF, Supplementary Material, project)
Face detection without bells and whistles
Markus Mathias, Rodrigo Benenson, Marco Pedersoli, Luc Van Gool, ECCV 2014 (acceptance rate 29%, impact factor 5.91, PDF, video, project)
Multi-View Tracking of Multiple Targets with Dynamic Cameras
Till Kroeger, Ralf Dragon, Luc Van Gool, GCPR 2014 (acceptance rate 27%, impact factor 1.13, PDF, Video
A unified framework for content-aware view selection and planning through view importance
Massimo Mauro, Hayko Riemenschneider, Luc Van Gool, Alberto Signoroni, Riccardo Leonardi, BMVC 2014 (acceptance rate 30%, impact factor 2.32, PDF, AbstractPage, project)
Frankenhorse: Automatic Completion of Articulating Objects from Image-based Reconstruction
Alex Mansfield, Nikolay Kobyshev, Hayko Riemenschneider, Will Chang, Luc Van Gool, BMVC 2014 (acceptance rate 30%, impact factor 2.32, PDF, AbstractPage, project)
Fast, Approximate Piecewise-Planar Modeling Based on Sparse Structure-from-Motion and Superpixels
Andras Bodis-Szomoru, Hayko Riemenschneider, Luc Van Gool, CVPR 2014 (acceptance rate 29%, impact factor 5.91, PDF, video, project)
The Synthesizability of texture examples
Dengxin Dai, Hayko Riemenschneider, Luc Van Gool, CVPR 2014 (acceptance rate 29%, impact factor 5.91, PDF, project+code)
Ground Plane Estimation using a Hidden Markov Model
Ralf Dragon, Luc Van Gool, CVPR 2014 (acceptance rate 29%, impact factor 5.91, PDF,project)
Visual Media Editing Using Scene Understanding
Alex Mansfield, PhD Thesis, 2014 (PDF)

2013

Handling Occlusions with Franken-classifiers
Markus Mathias, Rodrigo Benenson, Radu Timofte, Luc Van Gool,
ICCV 2013 (acceptance rate 30%, impact factor 5.05, (PDF)
Example-based Facade Texture Synthesis
Dengxin Dai, Hayko Riemenschneider, Luc Van Gool,
ICCV 2013 (acceptance rate 30%, impact factor 5.05, PDF, project+data)
The Interestingness of Images
Michael Gygli, Helmut Grabner, Hayko Riemenschneider, Fabian Nater, Luc Van Gool,
ICCV 2013 (acceptance rate 30%, impact factor 5.05, PDF, project+data)
Ensemble Projections for Semi-supervised Image Classification
Dengxin Dai, Luc Van Gool,
ICCV 2013 (acceptance rate 30%, impact factor 5.05, PDF, project+code)
Prime Object Proposals with Randomized Prim's Algorithm
Santiago Manen, Matthieu Guillaumin, Luc Van Gool,
ICCV 2013 (acceptance rate 30%, impact factor 5.05, PDF, project+code)
Online Video Superpixels for Temporal Window Objectness
Michael Van den Bergh, Gemma Roig, Xavier Boix, Santiago Manen, Luc Van Gool,
ICCV 2013 (acceptance rate 30%, impact factor 5.05, PDF, project)
Object Detection for Urban Modeling (Object-detectie voor stadsmodellering)
Markus Mathias, PhD Thesis, 2013 (PDF)
Overlapping camera clustering through dominant sets for scalable 3D reconstruction
Massimo Mauro, Hayko Riemenschneider, Luc Van Gool, R. Leonardi,
BMVC 2013 (acceptance rate 30%, impact factor 2.32, PDF, project+code)
Robust Realtime Motion-Split-And-Merge for Motion Segmentation
Ralf Dragon, Joern Ostermann, Luc Van Gool,
GCPR 2013 (oral presentation, acceptance rate 27%, impact factor 1.13, PDF, project+code)
Traffic sign recognition - How far are we from the solution?
Markus Mathias, Radu Timofte, Rodrigo Benenson, Luc Van Gool,
IJCNN 2013 (PDF)
Is there a Procedural Logic to Architecture?
Julien Weissenberg, Hayko Riemenschneider, Mukta Prasad, Luc Van Gool,
CVPR 2013 (acceptance rate 26%, impact factor 5.91, PDF, Poster)
Urban models are key to navigation, architecture and entertainment. Apart from visualizing facades, a number of tedious tasks remain largely manual (e.g. compression, generating new facade designs and structurally comparing facades for classification, retrieval and clustering). We propose a novel procedural modelling method to automatically learn a grammacceptance rate from a set of facades, generate new facade instances and compare facades. To deal with the difficulty of grammatical inference, we reformulate the problem. Instead of inferring a compromising, onesize- fits-all, single grammacceptance rate for all tasks, we infer a model whose successive refinements are production rules tailored for each task. We demonstrate our automatic rule inference on datasets of two different architectural styles. Our method supercedes manual expert work and cuts the time required to build a procedural model of a facade from several days to a few milliseconds.
Bayesian Grammar Learning for Inverse Procedural Modeling
Andelo Martinovic, Luc Van Gool,
CVPR 2013 (acceptance rate 26%, impact factor 5.91, PDF)
Seeking the strongest rigid detector
Rodrigo Benenson, Markus Mathias, Tinne Tuytelaars, Luc Van Gool,
CVPR 2013 (acceptance rate 26%, impact factor 5.91, PDF)
Sparse Quantization for Patch Description
Xavier Boix, Michael Gygli, Gemma Roig, Luc Van Gool,
CVPR 2013 (acceptance rate 26%, impact factor 5.91, PDF)

2012

Hough Regions for Joining Instance Detection and Segmentation
Hayko Riemenschneider, Sabine Sternig, Michael Donoser, Peter Roth, Horst Bischof,
ECCV 2012 (acceptance rate 28%, impact factor 5.91, PDF)
Learning Domain Knowledge for Facade Labelling
Dengxin Dai, Mukta Prasad, Gerhard Schmitt, Luc Van Gool,
ECCV 2012 (acceptance rate 28%, impact factor 5.91, PDF)
Ensemble Partitioning for Unsupervised Image Categorization
Dengxin Dai, Mukta Prasad, Christian Leistner, Luc Van Gool, Gerhard Schmitt,
ECCV 2012 (acceptance rate 28%, impact factor 5.91, PDF)
A Three-Layered Approach to Facade Parsing
Andelo Martinovic, Markus Mathias, Julien Weissenberg, Luc Van Gool,
ECCV 2012 (oral presentation, acceptance rate 4.6%, impact factor 5.91, PDF)
Multi-Scale Clustering of Frame-to-Frame Correspondences for Motion Segmentation
Ralf Dragon, Bodo Rosenhahn, Joern Ostermann,
ECCV 2012 (acceptance rate 28%, impact factor 5.91, PDF)
Pedestrian detection at 100 frames per second
Rodrigo Benenson, Markus Mathias, Radu Timofte, Luc Van Gool,
CVPR 2012 (acceptance rate 24%, impact factor 5.91, PDF)
Parameter-free/Pareto-driven Procedural 3D Reconstruction of Buildings from Ground-Level Sequences
Loic Simon, Olivier Teboul, Panagiotis Koutsourakis, Luc Van Gool, Nikos Paragios,
CVPR 2012 (acceptance rate 24%, impact factor 5.91, PDF)
Irregular lattices for complex shape grammar facade parsing
Hayko Riemenschneider, Ulrich Krispel, Wolfgang Thaller, Michael Donoser, Sven Havemann, Dieter Fellner, Horst Bischof,
CVPR 2012 (acceptance rate 24%, impact factor 5.91, PDF)