Preliminary Program

Second International Conference
on
Imaging Technologies:
Techniques and Applications in Civil Engineering

Davos, Switzerland
May 25 May 30, 1997

Conference Chairs:

Sue McNeil
Carnegie Mellon University

David Frost
Georgia Institute of Technology

Laurent Vuillet
EPFL

Engineering Foundation
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New York, NY 10017
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Sunday, May 25, 1997

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm	Registration (Crestal Sun Hotel)

3:00 pm  5:00 pm 	Informal Opening Session

			Introductions
 
			David Frost, Conference CoChair
			Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta;
			Laurent Vuillet, Conference CoChair
			EPFL, Lausanne;
			Herman Bieber, Engineering Foundation

			Setting the Stage

			Sue McNeil, Conference CoChair
			Carnegie Mellon University

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm	Free Time

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm	Dinner

9:00 pm - 10:30 pm 	Reception


Monday, May 26, 1997

7:00 am - 8:30 am	Breakfast Buffet

8:30 am  10:15 am	Opening Keynote

			Image Coding: From Pixels to Objects
			Murat Kunt
			Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne

			Moderator: Laurent Vuillet, EPFL

10:15 am - 10:45 am	Coffee Break

10:45 am  12:30 pm	Technical Papers: 
			GEOTECH  General Applications and Deformation Measurement

			"Using Imaging Technologies in Experimental Geotechnics" 
			H.G.B. Allersma
			Delft University of Technology, Civil Engineering
			THE NETHERLANDS

			"Geotechnical Applications of Digital Image Processing" 
			J. David Frost, Emir Macari, ChunYi Kuo
			Georgia Institute of Technology, USA 

			"Measurement of Displacement Field by Matching Method and
			Observation of Strain Localization in Soft Rock" 
			H. Horii, K. Takamatsu, J. Inoue 
			University of Tokyo, Department of Civil Engineering, JAPAN 

			"Numerical Image Processing in Centrifuge Testing"
			Jean Charrier, JeanMarc Moliard, Jacques Garnier
			Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussees, FRANCE 

			"Accuracy of Radiographic Strain Analysis" 
			Phillipe Bordeau
			Purdue University, USA;
			David Frost
			Georgia Institute of Technology, USA 

			"An Attempt to Compare Image Processing and 
			Stereophotogrammetry in Geotechnical Centrifuge Models" 
			Pierre Chambon, Louis Marie Cottineau, Jaques Desrues, 
			Ecole Centrale de Nantes, FRANCE 

			"Soil Tomography" 
			Professor Desrues 
			Grenoble, FRANCE 

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm	Lunch

1:45 pm  4:45 pm	Ad hoc Discussions / Free Time

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm	Coffee Service outside Session Room

5:15 pm  7:00 pm	Technical Papers:
			INFRASTRUCTURE  General Overview 

			"Imaging Techniques in Pavement Engineering," 
			Ian Richardson, J.M. Read, A.C. Collop
			University of Nottingham, Department of Civil Engineering
			UNITED KINGDOM

			"Processing and Analysis of Data on Pavement Condition 
			Collected Through Video" 
			Haris Koutospoulos
			Carnegie Mellon University, USA;
			Rabi Mishalani
			Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. 

			"A Model for Machine Vision Assisted Automation of 
			Infrastructure Maintenance" 
			Carl Haas, Youngsuk Kim, and Richard Greer
			University of Texas at Austin, USA

			"PulseEcho Microwave Tomographic Imaging and Object 	
			Recognition for NDE of Civil Structures and Materials"
			Hua Lee
			University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
			Joseph P. Murtha
			University of Illinois, USA 

			"Operational Pavement Crack Imaging System for Salt Lake City"
			Hosin Lee and Siriphan Jitprasithsiri
			University of Utah, USA;
			Robert Sorcic and Rick Johnston
			Salt Lake City Public Works Engineering Division, USA

			"ARUBA and TOBAGO  New Approaches to the Generation of 
			Cybercity from Images" 
			Amin Gruen
			ETH Hoenggerberg, SWITZERLAND

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm 	Dinner

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm	Social Hour


Tuesday, May 27, 1997

7:00 am - 8:30 am	Breakfast

8:30am  10:15am 	Image Compression  A Tutorial
			Edward Delp, Purdue University, USA
				Moderator: Jeff Wright, Purdue University, USA

10:15 am - 10:45 am	Coffeee Break

10:45 am  12:30 pm	Image Compression  A Tutorial  continued

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm	Lunch

1:45 pm  5:00 pm	Ad hoc Discussions / Free Time

5:50 pm - 5:15 pm	Coffee Service outside Session Room

5:15 pm  7:00 pm	Q&A  Compression and Multimedia

7:30 pm - 9:00pm 	Dinner

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm	Social Hour


Wednesday, May 28, 1997

7:00 am - 8:30 am	Breakfast

8:30 am  10:15 am	Panel Discussion  Where to now? 
			The Future of Digital Imaging and Civil Engineering

			Participants:
			John Jarvis, Leica, Cambridge|
			Murat Kunt, EPFL
			Edward Delp, Purdue University
			Pierre Jacquot, EPFL

			Moderator: Sue McNeil, Carnegie Mellon University

10:15 am - 10:45 am	Coffee Break

10:45 am  12:30 pm	Technical Session  Avalanches, The Avalanche Institute 
			Overview
			Automatic Segmentation and Classification Using CoOccurence 
			Approach
			Dr. Othmar Buser
			Avalanche Institute, Davos, SWITZERLAND

12:30 pm		Excursion (box lunches provided)

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm	Dinner

9:30 pm - 10:30 pm	Social Hour


Thursday, May 29, 1997

7:00 am - 8:30 am	Breakfast

8:30 am  10:15 am 	Tutorial  Camera Technology

			John Jarvis, Leica Imaging Systems, Cambridge

			Moderator: David Frost, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

10:15 am - 10:45 am	Coffee Break

10:45 am  12:30 pm	Some New Approaches
			"Recent Studies in Geotechnical Image Analysis" 
			D. Luo, X. Leng, X. Xue, A.E. Henderson, J. Cowan, 
			J.E.S. Macleod, P.Smart
			Glasgow University, Civil Engineering, SCOTLAND

			"Interferometric Imaging Using Holographic and Speccale 
			Photography" 
			Professor Jacquot, EPFL, SWITZERLAND 

			"Morphological Models: An Efficient Algorithm for Solving the 
			Region Aggregation Problem"
			Jeff Wright
			Purdue University, USA

			"Image Analysis Techniques for Grain Size Distribution of Soil"
			Roman Hryciw, Ali Ghalib, Scott Raschke
			University of Michigan, Department of Civil and Environmental 
			Engineering, USA

			Moderator: David Frost, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm	Lunch

1:45 pm - 5:00 pm	Ad hoc Discussions / Free Time

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm	Coffee Break

5:15 pm  7:00 pm	Technical Papers: MATERIALS  Size Distribution and 
			Microstructure 

			"Application of Digital Image Analysis for 
			Size Distribution Measurements of Microbubbles" 
			Susan E. Burns, Sotira Yiacoumi,David Frost, Costas Tsouris, 
			Georgia Insittute of Technology, School of Civil and 
			Environmental Engineering 

			"Particle Motion Tracking Utilizing High Resolution Digital CCD" 
			Samuel G. Paikowsky and Fan Xi 
			University of Massachusets, Lowell, USA

			"Digital Mosaic Imaging for Simultaneous Micro and 
			Macrostructural Analysis" 
			Don Laferty
			Leica Imaging Systems, UNITED KINGDOM 

			"Determination of Void Fabric Tensor of Soils Without Radial 
			Sampling Bias"
			Balasingam Muhunthan, Eyad Masad
			Washington State University, Department of Civil and 
			Environmental Engineering, USA

			"Characterization of Cement Pore Structure Using Image 
			Analysis of Samples Intruded with Wood's Metal" 
			David A. Lange, Anne B.Abell, Kelly Willis, Sandra Powell
			University of Illinois, Department of Civil Engineering, USA

			"VoidFabric of Clay Using Digital Image Analysis of Electron Micrographs" 
			Dayakar Penumadu, Sinkarie Sesay
			Clarkson University, 	Department of Civil and Environmental 
			Engineering, USA

			"Simulation of ThreeDimensional Anisotropic Soil Microstructure"
			Eyad Masad, Balasingam Muhunthan
			Washington State University, Department of Civil and 
			Environmental Engineering, USA 

			"Scalar Properties of Transversely Isotropic Tuff 
			from Images of Orthogonal Cross Sections" 
			P. A. Berge, J. G. Berryman, S. C. Blair, and C. Pena, 
			Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA 

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm	Conference Banquet

10:00 pm		Social Hour


Friday, May 30, 1997

7:00 am - 8:30 pm	Breakfast

8:30am  10:15am 	Technical Papers: INFRASTRUCTURE  Data 
			Management/Storage and Uncertainty/Decision Making 

			"Data Storage Models for Multimedia Engineering Reports" 
			Darcy Bullock
			Louisiana State University, Department of Civil and 
			Environmental Engineering, USA 

			"Automated Inventory of Traffic Signs" 
			Kelvin C.P. Wang, Xuyang Li
			University of Arkansas, Civil Engineering Department, USA 

			"Fuzzy Logic Distress Classifer for Pavement Imaging" 
			Gary R. Smith,ChienLiang Lin
			The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Civil and 
			Environmental Engineering, USA

			"Application of DempsterShafer Theory in Radar Data Analysis: 
			A Case Study for Highway Pavements" 
			N.O. AttohOkine
			Florida International University, Department of Civil and 
			Environmental Engineering, USA

			"The Interpretation of Ground Penetrating Radar Data 
			Using Artificial Neural Networks" 
			Michael Heiler, Sue McNeil, 
			Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Civil and 
			Environmental Engineering 

			"An Iterative Clipping Algorithm For Processing Noisy Pavement 
			Images" 
			Hyung kee Oh, Norman W. Garrick, Luke E. K. Achenie
			University of Connecticut, USA 

10:15 am - 10:45 am	Coffee Break

10:45 am  12:30 pm	Closing Session:

			To be announced

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm	Lunch and Adjourment


More Information

Purpose
Imaging technologies are applied in a variety of new research and practice areas in Civil Engineering. The purpose of the conference is to provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners from academia, government and industry to convene and exchange information and ideas. It is both timely and of significant technical benefit to have an exchange among and between those already actively using imaging and those considering its use..

Format
The program is structured around keynote speakers and tutorials. Five sessions included technical papers that have been submitted and will appear in the conference proceedings to be published by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1997. These presentations will be brief and significant periods are time are devoted to adhoc discussion to encourage discussion and interchange. One session includes a structured panel discussion centered around issues of concern to the participants.

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