Nikolaos Doulamis

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An adaptive algorithm for extracting foreground objects from background in videophone or videoconference applications is presented in this paper. The algorithm uses a neural network architecture that classifies the video frames in regionsof-interest (ROI) and non-ROI areas, also being able to automatically adapt its performance to scene changes. The(More)
Nowadays, there are available extremely large collections of images located on distributed and heterogeneous platforms over the web. The proliferation of billions of shared photos has outpaced the current technology for browsing such collections, but at the same time it spurred the emergence of new image retrieval techniques based not only on photos' visual(More)
Grid Infrastructures have been used to solve large scale scientific problems that do not have special requirements on QoS. However, the introduction and success of the Grids in commercial applications as well, entails the provision of QoS mechanisms which will allow for meeting the special requirements of the users-customers. In this paper we present an(More)
This paper presents the research challenges for modeling crowd dynamics modeling for evacuations purposes. The paper presents the current achievements and the research challenges of such systems. Then, it proposes an architecture which can solve these problems. The architecture comprises of a synthesis of computer vision algorithms and complex science.(More)
Computational Grids are a promising platform for solving large-scale resource intensive problems [1]. The concept of grid computing is gaining popularity in the last decade due to the rapid growth of the Internet as a medium for global communication and the development of faster hardware and more sophisticated software. Grid computing clusters wide variety(More)
An efficient algorithm for humans’ retrieval from large video databases is presented in this paper. Such an extraction is very useful for a variety of applications, including video surveillance for security purposes and systems of speaker identification. A human face and body detector is first proposed, based on a simple probabilistic model, to(More)
The inspection, assessment, maintenance and safe operation of the existing civil infrastructure consists one of the major challenges facing engineers today. Such work requires either manual approaches, which are slow and yield subjective results, or automated approaches, which depend upon complex handcrafted features. Yet, for the latter case, it is rarely(More)
Outdoor large-scale cultural sites are mostly sensitive to environmental, natural and human made factors, implying an imminent need for a spatio-temporal assessment to identify regions of potential cultural interest (material degradation, structuring, conservation). On the other hand, in Cultural Heritage research quite different actors are involved(More)
This paper presents an effective method to reduce the iron losses of wound core distribution transformers based on a combined neural network-genetic algorithm approach. The originality of the work presented in this paper is that it tackles the iron loss reduction problem during the transformer production phase, while previous works were concentrated on the(More)