Selected Publications

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  • F. Bellavia and C. Colombo, "Dissecting and Reassembling Color Correction Algorithms for Image Stitching". IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE 2017 (to appear).
  • F. Bellavia and C. Colombo, "Rethinking the sGLOH descriptor". IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE 2017 (to appear).
  • M. Iuliani, M. Fanfani, C. Colombo and A. Piva, "Reliability Assessment of Principal Point Estimates for Forensic Applications". Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, 42:65-77, Elsevier 2017.
  • F. Bellavia, M. Fanfani, and C. Colombo, "Selective visual odometry for accurate AUV localization". Autonomous Robots, 41(1):133-143, Springer 2017.
  • M. Fanfani, F. Bellavia and C. Colombo, "Accurate keyframe selection and keypoint tracking for robust visual odometry". Machine Vision and Applications, 27(6):833-844, August 2016, Springer 2016.
  • A. Caldini, M. Fanfani and C. Colombo, "Smartphone-based obstacle detection for the visually impaired". In Proceedings 18th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing ICIAP 2015, Genoa, Italy, September 2015, pp. 480-488, Springer 2015.
  • F. Bellavia, M. Fanfani, F. Pazzaglia, C. Colombo et al., "Piecewise planar underwater mosaicing". In Proceedings MST/IEEE International Conference Oceans '15, Genoa, Italy, May 2015, pp. 1-7, IEEE 2015.
  • B. Allotta, R. Costanzi, A. Ridolfi, C. Colombo, F. Bellavia, M. Fanfani et al., "The ARROWS project: Adapting and developing robotics technologies for underwater archaeology". In  Proceedings IFAC Workshop on Navigation and Control of Underwater Vehicles NGCUV 2015, Girona, Spain, April 2015, pp. 194-199, Elsevier 2015.
  • F. Bellavia and C. Colombo, "Estimating the best reference homography for planar mosaics from videos". In Proceedings 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications VISAPP 2015, Berlin, Germany, March 2015, pp. 512-519, Springer 2015.
  • F. Bellavia, M. Fanfani and C. Colombo, "Fast adaptive frame preprocessing for 3D reconstruction". In Proceedings 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications VISAPP 2015, Berlin, Germany, March 2015, pp. 260-267, Springer 2015.
  • R. Cipolla, C. Colombo and A. Del Bimbo, "Large-Scale Computer Vision: Geometry, Inference, and Learning". Special issue of the International Journal of Computer Vision, 110(3):241-242, Springer 2014. (Guest editorial.)
  • M. Fanfani, F. Bellavia, F. Pazzaglia and C. Colombo, "SAMSLAM: simulated annealing monocular SLAM". In Proceedings 15th International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns CAIP 2013, York, UK, August 2013, pp. 515-522, Springer 2013.
  • M. Fanfani and C. Colombo, "LaserGun: A tool for hybrid 3D reconstruction". In Proceedings 9th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems ICVS 2013, St. Petersburg, Russia, July 2013, pp. 274-283, Springer 2013.
  • D. Comanducci and C. Colombo, "Vision-based magnification of corneal endothelium frames". In Proceedings 9th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems ICVS 2013, St. Petersburg, Russia, July 2013, pp. 52-61, Springer 2013.
  • F. Pazzaglia and C. Colombo, "Visual description and recognition of mechanical tools with a silhouette-based approach". In Proceedings 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition ICPR 2012, Tsukuba, Japan, November 2012, pp. 2549-2552, IEEE 2012.
  • B. Allotta, A. Caiti, M. Cocco, C. Colombo et al., "THESAURUS: techniques for underwater exploration and archaeology through swarms of autonomous vehicles". In Proceedings 12th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritarge VAST 2011, Prato, Italy, October 2011, pp. 13-16, Eurographics Association 2011.
  • C. Guida, D. Comanducci, and C. Colombo, "Automatic bus line number localization and recognition on mobile phones-a computer vision aid for the visually impaired". In Proceedings 16th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing ICIAP 2011, Ravenna, Italy, September 2011, pp. 323-332, Springer 2011.
  • A. Nardi, D. Comanducci, and C. Colombo, "Augmented vision: Seeing beyond field of view and occlusions via uncalibrated visual transfer from multiple viewpoints". In Proceedings 15th Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference IMVIP 2011, Dublin, Ireland, September 2011, pp. 42-48, IEEE 2011 (Best paper award.)
  • C. Colombo, D. Comanducci, and A. Del Bimbo, "Shape reconstruction and texture sampling by active rectification and virtual view synthesis". Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 115(2):161-176, 2011.
  • D. Comanducci, A. Maki, C. Colombo, and R. Cipolla, "2D-to-3D photo rendering for 3D displays". In Proceedings 5th International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission 3DPVT 2010, Paris, France, May 2010. (On CD-ROM.) 
  • D. Fioravanti, C. Colombo, and B. Allotta, "Self-calibrated visual servoing with respect to axial-symmetric 3D objects". Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 57(4):451-459, Elsevier 2009.
  • C. Colombo, A. Del Bimbo and A. Valli, "A real-time full body tracking and humanoid animation system". Parallel Computing, 34(12):718-726, Elsevier 2008. 
  • C. Colombo, D. Comanducci, and A. Del Bimbo, "Robust tracking and remapping of eye appearance with passive computer vision". ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications, 3(4):1-20, ACM Press 2007.
  • C. Colombo, D. Comanducci, and A. Del Bimbo, "Behavior monitoring through automatic analysis of video sequences". In Proceedings ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval CIVR 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 2007. (On USB key.)
  • C. Colombo, D. Comanducci, and A. Del Bimbo, "Camera calibration with two arbitrary coaxial circles". In Proceedings 9th European Conference on Computer Vision ECCV 2006, Graz, Austria, May 2006, pp. I:265-276, Springer 2006.
  • A. Brazzini and C. Colombo, "Computer vision for interactive skewed video projection". In Proceedings 13th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing ICIAP 2005, Cagliari, Italy, September 2005, pp. 139-146, Springer 2005.
  • C. Colombo, A. Del Bimbo and F. Pernici, "Metric 3D reconstruction and texture acquisition of surfaces of revolution from a single uncalibrated view". IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 27(1):99-114, IEEE 2005.
  • C. Colombo, A. Del Bimbo and F. Pernici, "Image mosaicing from uncalibrated views of a surface of revolution". In Proceedings 15th British Machine Vision Conference BMVC 2004, London, UK, September 2004, pp. 407-416, BMVA 2004. 
  • C. Colombo, D. Comanducci, A. Del Bimbo and F. Pernici, "Accurate automatic localization of surfaces of revolution for self-calibration and metric reconstruction". In Proceedings IEEE Workshop on Perceptual Organization in Computer Vision POCV 2004, Washington, DC, USA, June 2004, IEEE 2004. (On CD-ROM.)
  • J. Assfalg, M. Bertini, C. Colombo, A. Del Bimbo and W. Nunziati, "Semantic annotation of soccer videos: automatic highlights identification". Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 92(2-3):285-305, Academic Press 2003.
  • C. Colombo, A. Del Bimbo and A. Valli, "Visual capture and understanding of hand pointing actions in a 3D environment". IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics, 33(4):677-686, IEEE 2003.
  • C. Colombo, A. Del Bimbo and P. Pala, "3D image databases: Acquisition and retrieval by content". In Proceedings 4th International Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval MIR 2002, Juan-les-Pins, France, December 2002, ACM 2002. 
  • J. Assfalg, M. Bertini, C. Colombo and A. Del Bimbo, "Semantic annotation of sports videos". IEEE Multimedia, 9(2):52-60, IEEE 2002.
  • C. Colombo and A. Del Bimbo, "Visible image retrieval". In L. Bergman and V. Castelli, eds., Image Databases, Search and Retrieval of Digital Imagery, Chapter 2, pp. 11-33, Wiley 2002.
  • M. Bertini, C. Colombo and A. Del Bimbo, "Automatic caption localization in videos using salient points". In Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo ICME 2001, Tokio, Japan, August 2001,  IEEE 2001. (On CD-ROM.)
  • C. Colombo and A. Del Bimbo, "Generalized bounds for time to collision from first-order image motion". In Proceedings 7th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision ICCV'99, Corfu, Greece, September 1999, pp. 220-226, IEEE 1999.
  • C. Colombo, A. Del Bimbo, and P. Pala, "Semantics in visual information retrieval". IEEE Multimedia, 6(3):38-53, IEEE 1999.
  • C. Colombo and A. Del Bimbo, "Real-time head tracking from the deformation of eye contours using a piecewise affine camera". Pattern Recognition Letters , 20(7):721-730, Elsevier 1999. 
  • G. Baldi, C. Colombo, and A. Del Bimbo, "A compact and retrieval-oriented video representation using mosaics". In Proceedings 3rd International Conference on Visual Information Systems VISual99, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 1999, pp. 171-178, Springer LNCS 1999.
  • C. Colombo and A. Del Bimbo, "Color-induced image representation and retrieval". Pattern Recognition, 32(10):1685-1695, Pergamon 1999.
  • B. Allotta and C. Colombo, "On the use of linear camera-object interaction models in visual servoing". IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation , 15(2):350-357, IEEE 1999.
  • C. Colombo and B. Allotta, "Image-based robot task planning and control using a compact visual representation". IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans , 29(1):92-100, IEEE 1999.
  • C. Colombo, A. Del Bimbo, and S. De Magistris, "Interfacing through visual pointers". In R. Cipolla and A.P. Pentland, eds., Computer Vision in Human-Machine Interaction, Chapter 8, pp. 135-153, Cambridge University Press 1998.
  • C. Colombo and A. Del Bimbo, "Interacting through eyes". Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 19(3-4):359-368, Elsevier 1997.
  • C. Colombo, M. Rucci, and P. Dario, "Integrating selective attention and space-variant sensing in machine vision". In J.L.C. Sanz, ed., Image Technology - Advances in Image Processing, Multimedia and Machine Vision , Chapter 3, pp. 109-127, Springer 1996.
  • C. Colombo, A. Del Bimbo, and S. Santini, "Optical flow by nonlinear relaxation". Pattern Recognition, 28(7):977-988, Pergamon 1995.