New book on Visual Texture

Visual texture: Accurate Material Appearance Measurement, Representation and Modeling by Michal Haindl and Jiří Filip is a comprehensive text/reference that surveys of the state of the art in multidimensional, physically-correct visual texture modeling. It is the first book to provide a detailed treatment of texture synthesis as well as the only book covering all known aspects of the most advanced visual surface representation – the Bidirectional Texture Function.

BTF_booklVisual texture: Accurate Material Appearance Measurement, Representation and Modeling
Michal Haindl, Jiří Filip

Springer, Series: Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Hardcover 300 pages, ISBN 978-1-4471-4901-9

UTIA BTF Database released

UTIA BTF database is a new source of publicly available bidirectional texture function (BTF) measurements. As accurate acquisition and processing of BTF data is expensive, time and resource demanding there is a lack of publicly available BTF datasets for research purposes. Our motivation is to support correct material appearance modelling research by offering several novel high-resolution HDR datasets. The UTIA BTF database is gradually expanding.

Prize of Antonín Svoboda was awared to Pavel Vácha

Czech society for cybernetics and informatics awarded Prize of Antonín Svoboda for the best PhD thesis in 2011 to RNDr. Pavel Vácha, Ph.D. from Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the ASCR.

Jana Novovičová passed away

We are deeply sorry to announce that Assoc. Prof. Jana Novovičová passed away after a short illness on May 29, 2010.

Featured article in November issue of IEEE TPAMI

The IEEE TPAMI selected the article: Filip J., Haindl M.:Bidirectional Texture Function Modeling: A State of the Art Survey. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 31, no. 11, pp. 1921-1940, Oct. 2009 as a featured article of the November issue.