Optimal Pick up Point Selection for Effective Ride Sharing(IEEE 2017)

Optimal Pick up Point Selection for Effective Ride Sharing(IEEE 2017)

ABSTRACT Car occupancy rates (travelers per vehicle) are currently very low in most developed countries, for example, on average between 1.15 and 1.25 in Australia. Enabling shared rides on short notice can be an effective solution to counter the problem of increasing traffic through the use of the untapped transportation capacity. Common inhibitors for the […]

Mobile Augmented Reality Survey: From Where We Are to Where We Go

Mobile Augmented Reality Survey: From Where We Are to Where We Go

ABSTRACT The boom in the capabilities and features of mobile devices like smartphones, tablets and wearables combined with the ubiquitous and affordable Internet access and the advances in the areas of cooperative networking, computer vision and mobile cloud computing transformed Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR) from science fiction to a reality. Although mobile devices are more […]

Automatic Chinese Factual Question Generation

Automatic Chinese Factual Question Generation

ABSTRACT Question generation is an emerging research area of artificial intelligence in education. Question authoring tools are important in educational technologies, e.g. intelligent tutoring systems, as well as in dialogue systems. Approaches to generate factual questions, i.e. questions that have concrete answers, mainly make use of the syntactical and semantic information in a declarative sentence, […]

Remote Sensing in Multirisk Assessment

Remote Sensing in Multirisk Assessment

ABSTRACT Scientific literature reports several possible ways for remote sensing (RS) to contribute to risk assessment for natural disasters, not only from a theoretical perspective but also in concrete applications. However, the typical RS scientist’s approach to risk assessment has so far reflected one of the main limitations of the general risk-assessment process where several […]

A Panorama-based Book Searching Service for Libraries

A Panorama-based Book Searching Service for Libraries

ABSTRACT Traditional libraries provide an Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) as a portal for searches. Unfortunately, the call numbers patrons receive as a response lack the explicit information to guide the patron to the shelf in question. This can lead to a complicated and often time-consuming search, particularly in large multi-level structures. In this study, […]

The Reconnection of Contour Lines from Scanned Color Images of Topographical Maps Based on GPU Implementation

The Reconnection of Contour Lines from Scanned Color Images of Topographical Maps Based on GPU Implementation

ABSTRACT This paper presents a method for the reconnection of contour lines from scanned color images of topographical maps based on graphics processing unit (GPU) implementation. The extraction of contour lines, which are shown with brown color on USGS maps, is a difficult process due to aliasing and false colors induced by the scanning process […]

A new displaying technology for information hiding using temporally brightness modulatedpattern

A new displaying technology for information hiding using temporally brightness modulatedpattern

ABSTRACT We propose a new display system technology that can hide secret information behind a displayed image, while simultaneously satisfying both high invisibility and readability requirements. The hidden information is a kind of binary image including characters, and various kinds of patterns, i.e., quadratic residue (QR) codes. This technique uses a temporally bright modulated invisible […]

Pay-Cloak: A Biometric Back Cover for Smartphone’s

Pay-Cloak: A Biometric Back Cover for Smartphone’s

ABSTRACT Continuous improvements in technology and quality of life have had a strong impact on the development of payment techniques. With the evolution of near-field communication (NFC) technology, contactless payment has received recent attention because of its short-range, conducive nature. As mobile computing made great leaps due to enormous development in the smartphone platform, companies […]

Thai Finger-Spelling Sign Language Recognition Using Global and Local Features with SVM modulated pattern

Thai Finger-Spelling Sign Language Recognition Using Global and Local Features with SVM modulated pattern

ABSTRACT This paper presents a finger-spelling recognition system focusing on Thai finger-spelling sign language, derived from the computer vision, using SVM. In this study, global and local features were extracted from input finger images. In order to develop the recognition system, 15 Thai alphabet characters were collected from five hand signers, totally 375 character pictures, […]

Transient Analysis of Serial Production Lines with Perishable Products: Bernoulli Reliability Model

Transient Analysis of Serial Production Lines with Perishable Products: Bernoulli Reliability Model

ABSTRACT Manufacturing systems with perishable products are widely observed in practice (e.g., food industry, biochemical productions, battery and semiconductor manufacturing). In such systems, the quality of the product is highly affected by its exposure time while waiting for the next operation, i.e., the residence time of intermediate parts within the system. Such a time should […]