HPC – Technologies and Models for Smart Cities and the Digital Society

HPC is a foundation uniting 51 interdisciplinary public and private organizations, driving substantial and sustainable innovations across various fields, from basic research to computational and experimental sciences, supporting education, and advocating responsible data management for open science.


ONFOODS – Research and innovation network on food and nutrition Sustainability, Safety and Security

OnFoods is a foundation that brings together, coordinates and amplifies the work of 26 public and private organisations, leaders in scientific research and sustainable innovation of food systems.


Progetto E4S – Energy for safety

Progetto E4S – ENERGY FOR SAFETY: Sistema integrato per la sicurezza della persona ed il …


Adaptive Color Constancy Using Faces

We designed an adaptive color constancy algorithm that, exploiting the skin regions found in faces, is able to estimate and correct the scene illumination


ArabCeleb: Speaker Recognition in Arabic

ArabCeleb: Speaker Recognition in Arabic In this paper we present ArabCeleb, a dataset collected in …


ARC: Angle-Retaining Chromaticity Diagram for Color Constancy Error Analysis

Color constancy algorithms are typically evaluated with a statistical analysis of the recovery angular error …


Art² Gallery

Sabato 1 ottobre 2016 abbiamo partecipato al Meet Me Tonight 2016. I visitatori dello stand …


Attentive Monitoring of Multiple Video Streams

In this project we shall consider the problem of deploying attention to subsets of the video streams for collating the most relevant data and information of interest related to a given task. We formalize this monitoring problem as a foraging problem.


Benchmarking Algorithms for Food Localization and Semantic Segmentation

We create a new dataset composed of 120,000 images of 50 diverse food categories. The images are accurately annotated with pixel-wise annotations. The dataset is augmented with the same 5,000 images but rendered under different acquisition distortions that comprise illuminant change, JPEG compression, Gaussian noise, and Gaussian blur.


Browsing museum image collections on a multi-touch table

A multi-touch tabletop system for browsing image databases, conceived for museums and art gallery exhibitions. The system exploits an innovative image browsing paradigm and image retrieval functionalities to perform natural and intuitive user interaction.


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Complexity Perception in Images

Visual complexity perception plays an important role in the fields of both psychology and computer vision. We investigate image complexity of different kind of stimuli. We perform different types of psycho-physical experiments and correlate subjective data with objective measures.


Content-based retrieval of remote sensing images

We present an extensive evaluation of visual descriptors for the content-based retrieval of remote sensing (RS) images. The evaluation includes global, local, and Convolutional Neural Network (CNNs) features coupled with four different Content-Based Image Retrieval schemes.


DALib: A curated repository of libraries for data augmentation in computer vision

This research focuses on the exploration of the most widely adopted libraries specifically designed for data augmentation in computer vision tasks. Through a curated taxonomy, we present an organized classification of different approaches employed by these libraries, along with accompanying application examples.


Deep Learning for Blind Image Quality Assessment

In this work we investigate the use of deep learning for distortion-generic blind image quality assessment.
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Deep Learning for Logo Recognition

In this project we present a method for logo recognition based on deep learning. Our recognition …


Deep Learning for Product Detection

In this project we use deep learning with the aim of automatically finding products in grocery store shelves.


Evaluating the performance of Structure from Motion Pipelines

Structure from Motion (SfM) is a pipeline that allows three-dimensional reconstruction starting from a collection of images. We also propose an evaluation procedure that stresses the SfM pipelines using real dataset acquired with high-end devices as well as realistic synthetic dataset. To this end, we publish a dataset to be used in the evaluation.


Fall Detection Using Smartphones

Life expectancy keeps growing and, among elderly people, accidental falls occur frequently. A system able to promptly detect falls would help in reducing the injuries that a fall could cause.


Fast Scene Understanding

We propose a network architecture to perform efficient scene understanding. This work presents three main …


Food 524 Database

Food524DB is the largest publicly available food dataset with 524 food classes and 247,636 images by merging food classes from existing datasets in the state of the art. This database can be used for food recognition. The database is composed of 247,636 images belonging to 524 food categories.


Food Recognition

Automatic food recognition is an important task to support the users in their daily dietary monitoring and to keep tracks of their food consumption. We have designed datasets and algorithms for automatic dietary monitoring of canteen customers based on robust computer vision techniques.


Food state recognition

We introduce a new dataset containing fruits and vegetables in different states. We experiment with most common Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) architectures on three different recognition tasks: food categories, food states, and joint food and states.


Food-475 Database

Food-475 database is one of the largest publicly available food database with 475 food classes and 247,636 images obtained by merging four publicly available food databases.


Hierarchical car classification

We address the task of classifying car images at multiple levels of detail, ranging from …


IAT – Image Annotation Tool

The annotation of image and video data of large datasets is a fundamental task in multimedia information retrieval and computer vision applications. In order to support the users during the image and video annotation process, several software tools have been developed to provide them with a graphical environment which helps drawing object contours, handling tracking information and specifying object metadata.


Illuminant Estimation Using Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs)

In this paper we present a three-stage method for the estimation of the color of the …


Image Aesthetics

In this paper we investigate the use of a deep Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) to predict …


Image orientation detection using LBP-based features and logistic regression

In this work we present an algorithm for the automatic detection of the image orientation that relies on the image content as described by Local Binary Patterns (LBP).


Image Quality

Image quality assessment (IQA) is a multidimensional research problem and an active and evolving research …


Image Retrieval

We have developed algorithms for image similarity computation and image representation that can be used in content based image retrieval systems as well as for image understanding in classification tasks.


Karate moves recognition

This work aims at automatically recognizing sequences of complex karate movements and giving a measure …


Large Age-Gap Face Verification

This work introduces a new method for face verification across large age gaps and also a dataset containing variations of age in the wild, the Large Age-Gap (LAG) dataset, with images ranging from child/young to adult/old.


Local Detectors and Compact Descriptors for Visual Search

A review of existing methods for local visual detectors and descriptors.


MKL for remote sensing image classification

We propose a strategy for land use classification which exploits Multiple Kernel Learning (MKL) to automatically determine a suitable combination of a set of features without requiring any heuristic knowledge about the classification task.


Monitoring Elderly People

Assisted living technologies can be of great importance for taking care of elderly people and helping them to live independently. We propose a monitoring system designed to be as unobtrusive as possible, by exploiting computer vision techniques and visual sensors such as RGB cameras.


Multitask Painting Categorization by Deep Multibranch Neural Network

In this project we propose a new deep multibranch neural network to solve the tasks …




RawFooT DB: Raw Food Texture Database

The Raw Food Texture database (RawFooT) has been specially designed to investigate the robustness of descriptors and classification methods with respect to variations in the lighting conditions, with a particular focus on variations in the color of the illuminant.


Real Time Semantic Segmentation

Semantic segmentation architectures are mainly built upon an encoder-decoder structure. These models perform subsequent downsampling …


Reflectance Spectra Recovery

In this work a local optimization-based method that is able to recover the reflectance spectra …


Saliency estimation

Estimation of image saliency can be defined as the task of assigning different levels of …


Sampling Optimization for Printer Characterization

Printer characterization usually requires a large number of printer inputs and corresponding color measurements of …


Semi-automatic and Automatic Video Annotation

We have developed the iVAT: an interactive Video Annotation Tool. It supports manual, semi-automatic and automatic annotations through the interaction of the user with various detection algorithms.


Sensor placement optimization

In this work we address the problem of optimal sensor placement for a given region and task. An important issue in designing sensor arrays is the appropriate placement of the sensors such that they achieve a predefined goal.


Single Image Dehazing

In this work we propose HR-Dehazer, a novel and accurate method for image dehazing. An …


Smile detection

We present a fully automated approach for smile detection. Faces are detected using a multi-view …


T1K: a database for benchmarking color texture classification and retrieval methods

T1K+: a database for benchmarking color texture classification and retrieval methods In this paper we …


Temporal and Spatial Stability of Color Constancy Algorithms

Computational color constancy algorithms are commonly evaluated only through angular error analysis on annotated datasets …


U-WeAr: User Recognition on Wearable Devices through Arm Gesture

U-WeAr: User Recognition on Wearable Devices through Arm Gesture The use of wearable devices equipped …