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Segmentation is one of the most important tasks in image processing. It consist in classify the pixels into two or more groups depending on their intensity levels and a threshold value. The quality of the segmentation depends on the method applied to select the threshold. The use of the classical implementations for multilevel thresholding is(More)
Motion estimation is one of the major problems in developing video coding applications. Among all motion estimation approaches, Block matching (BM) algorithms are the most popular methods due to their effectiveness and simplicity for both software and hardware implementations. A BM approach assumes that the movement of pixels within a defined region of the(More)
Nature-inspired computing has yielded remarkable applications of collective intelligence which considers simple elements for solving complex tasks by common interaction. On the other hand, automatic circle detection in digital images has been considered an important and complex task for the computer vision community that has devoted a tremendous amount of(More)
Medical imaging is a relevant field of application of image processing algorithms. In particular, the analysis of white blood cell (WBC) images has engaged researchers from fields of medicine and computer vision alike. Since WBCs can be approximated by a quasicircular form, a circular detector algorithm may be successfully applied. This paper presents an(More)
The search for new energy resources is a crucial task nowadays. Research on the use of solar energy is growing every year. The aim is the design of devices that can produce a considerable amount of energy using the Sun’s radiation. The modeling of solar cells (SCs) is based on the estimation of the intrinsic parameters of electrical circuits that simulate(More)
Over the last decade, several bio-inspired algorithms have emerged for solving complex optimisation problems. Since the performance of these algorithms present a suboptimal behaviour, a tremendous amount of research has been devoted to find new and better optimisation methods. On the other hand, allostasis is a medical term recently coined which explains(More)
This paper presents two multi-criteria optimization techniques: the Multi-Objective Crow Search Algorithm (MOCSA) and an improved chaotic version called Multi-Objective Chaotic Crow Search Algorithm (MOCCSA). Both methods MOCSA and MOCCSA are based on an enhanced version of the recently published Crow Search Algorithm. Crows are intelligent animals with(More)