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Specification of monitored context properties and their influence on behavior of Web services and management activities is a prerequisite for contextsensitive operation, which is a characteristic management issue for mobile/embedded Web services. Our Web Service Offerings Language (WSOL) 1.1 provided formal specification of classes of service, different(More)
In service oriented grid environment, quality of service (QoS) support becomes more and more important. In this paper, we propose a QoS management framework which is based on class of service (CoS) for grid services, called CQEF. By using CoS instead of SLA in grid environment, grid service users and providers will no longer need to negotiate for a complex(More)
We propose to explore a novel tracking system for human tracking in thermal catadioptric omnidirectional (TCO) vision, which is able to realize the surveillance in all-weather and wide field of view conditions. In contrast, previous human tracking system mainly focuses on tracking in conventional imaging system. In this paper, the proposed tracking method(More)
We propose a robust visual tracker based on structured sparse representation appearance model. The appearance of tracking target is modeled as a sparse linear combination of Eigen templates plus a sparse error due to occlusions. We address the structured sparse representation that preferably matches the practical visual tracking problem by taking the(More)
Management of Extensible Markup Language (XML) Web services executing in mobile and/or embedded environments poses new challenges coming from limited available resources and from the need for characteristic management activities, such as handling context sensitivity. We determined management requirements, studied relevant tradeoffs, and designed a(More)
In this paper, we introduce a novel surveillance system based on thermal catadioptric omnidirectional (TCO) vision. The conventional contour-based methods are difficult to be applied to the TCO sensor for detection or tracking purposes due to the distortion of TCO vision. To solve this problem, we propose a contour coding based rotating adaptive model (RAM)(More)
Central catadioptric omnidirectional images exhibit serious nonlinear distortions due to quadratic mirrors involved. Conventional visual features developed based on the perspective model are hard to achieve a satisfactory performance when directly applied to the distorted omnidirectional image. This paper presents a parameterized neighborhood model to(More)
Catadioptric omnidirectional images exhibit serious nonlinear distortion due to the involved quadratic mirror. Conventional pinhole model-based methods perform poorly when directly applied to the deformed omnidirectional images. This study constructs a catadioptric geometry system to analyze the variation of the neighborhood of an object in terms of the(More)