This letter analyzes the coding efficiency of distributed video coding (DVC) schemes that perform motion-compensated interpolation at the decoder. The decoder has access only to the key frames, when generating the side information for intermediate frames. Therefore, the true motion field necessary for this operation is not directly available, and the motion… (More)
Complex karyotypes are often seen in primary surface epithelial ovarian tumors (SEOTs). Conventional cytogenetic as well as fluorescence in situ hybridization analyses coupled with loss of heterozygosity studies identified abnormalities of chromosome 6 as one of the most frequent lesions in these types of tumors. We performed cytogenetic analysis of direct… (More)
One of the most difficult obstacles to make biological sciences more quantitative is the lack of understanding the interplay of form and function. Each cell is full of complex-shaped objects, which moreover change their form over time. To tackle this problem, we suggest the use of geometric invariants that are able to produce precise reference points to… (More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to evaluate the long-term outcome of granulosa cell tumour (GCT) of the ovary in a large series of patients treated in MITO centres (Multicentre Italian Trials in Ovarian Cancer) and to define prognostic parameters for relapse and survival. METHODS A retrospective multi-institutional review of patients with GCTs of the… (More)
In this paper we propose the use of Timed Coloured Petri Nets for the Performance Evaluation of Hardware/Software systems for DSP applications. Complex systems on chip, composed by hardware and software parts, are often required to meet strict timing constraints, both in terms of throughput and latency. However, the verification of the suitability of a… (More)
This paper analyzes the coding efficiency of distributed video coding (DVC) schemes that perform motion-compensated interpolation at the decoder. The decoder has access only to the key frames when generating the side information for intermediate frames. This fact introduces a displacement estimation error that depends on several factors: 1) the overall… (More)
In this paper we investigate the minimum number of colors required for a proper edge coloring of a finite, undirected, regular graph G in which no two adjacent vertices are incident to edges colored with the same set of colors. In particular, we study this parameter in relation to the direct product of G by a path or a cycle.