Workshop on

"Image Analysis and Inverse Problems"

December 11-13, 2006

EURANDOM, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Programme & Abstracts | Speakers  & Participants | Registration | Practical Information


This will be the first workshop to be held at EURANDOM which will be devoted to various aspects of image analysis and inverse problems. It is intended to bring people together from various areas of image analysis and inverse problems who use different approaches to common problems. The particular topics to be discussed will include techniques of image segmentation, regularization methods based on minimization of total variation and other norms of the signal and derivatives, locally adaptive methods, Gaussian approximation of spatial models, Gaussian mixture models, texture modelling using Markov random fields, scale-space techniques in the area of medical imaging, wavelet and spline methods, methods for linear and non-linear inverse problems, diffusion methods, template based pattern identification, Bayesian techniques using MCMC, point and object processes. One of the main problems in the area is the development of algorithms which are either exact or approximate and are able to handle the large amount of data involved in a reasonable time.

Invited SPEAKERS and the areas of their talks

Dr. Bernard Burgeth, burgeth"at" , Saarland University
Prof.dr. Laurie Davies, laurie.davies"at" , TU/e & Uiversity of Essen
Dr. Remco Duits, r.duits"at" , Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Dr. Michael Felsberg, mfe"at" , Linköping University
Dr. Michal Haindl, haindl"at" , Institute of Information Theory and Automation, (UTIA)
Ir. Bart Janssen, B.J.Janssen"at" , Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Dr. Arne Kovac, a.kovac"at",  University of Bristol
Dr. Marie-Colette van Lieshout, marie-colette.van.lieshout"at" , CWI & EURANDOM
Dr. Patrick Perez, perez"at" , IRISA / INRIA Rennes
Prof.dr. Harvard Rue, havard.rue"at" , Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Dr. Tomasz Schreiber, tomeks"at" , Nicolas Copernicus University
Prof.dr. Vladimir Spokoiny, spokoiny"at" , WIAS Berlin
Prof.dr. Roland Wilson, roland.wilson"at" , University of Warwick
Prof.dr. Joachim Weickert, weickert"at" , Saarland University
Prof.dr. Gerhard Winkler, gwinkler"at" , GSF - Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit
Dr. Olaf Wittich, o.wittich"at", Technische Universiteit Eindhoven


Monday December 11, 2006 

09.30 - 09.45   Welcome by Scientific Director EURANDOM Onno Boxma
    Chair: Laurie Davies

09.45 - 10.30


Structural adaptive smoothing by Propagation-Separation-methods with applications to medical imaging

10.30 - 11.15


Polygonal Markov fields for image segmentation

11.15 - 11.45



11.45 - 12.30


Linear Image Reconstruction from Multi-Scale Interest Points

12.30 - 14.00



    Chair: Remco Duits

14.00 - 14.45


Total variation and curves

14.45 - 15.30


The Monogenic Framework: Fusing Phase-Based Image Processing, Structure Tensor, and Scale-Space

15.30-16.00 Break  
16.00-16.30 Wittich t.b.a.

 Tuesday December 12, 2006

    Chair: Laurie Davies

09.45 - 10.30


Integrodifferential Equations for Wavelet Shrinkage

10.30 - 11.15


Texture analysis and synthesis using MRF models

11.15 - 11.45



11.45 - 12.30


A Tool for Modelling Arbitrary Densities: Multiresolution Gaussian Mixture Models

12.30 - 14.00



    Chair: Remco Duits

14.00 - 14.45


Tracking, mixtures and particles

14.45 - 15.30


Processing of Matrix Fields with Nonlinear PDEs: A Generic Framework

15.30 - 16.00



16.00 - 17.00

  Short talks by participants; Frank Bauer, Florent Lafarge, Maria Kulikova, Arjan Kuijper, Monika Meise & Rahel Stichtenoth
18.00   Dinner in Grand Café Berlage, Kleine Berg 16, Eindhoven

 Wednesday December 13, 2006 

    Chair: Marie-Colette van Liesthout

10.00 - 10.45


Contour Enhancement and Completion via Left Invariant Second Order Stochastic Evolution Equations on the 2D-Euclidean Motion Group

10.45 - 11.30


Approximate Bayesian inference for latent MRF and Gaussian models

11.30 - 12.00



12.00 - 12.45


The Family of Mumford-Shah Functionals in One Dimension

12.45 Lunch  


There is no registration fee.



Conference Location

the workshop location is EURANDOM,  Den Dolech 2, 5612 AZ Eindhoven, Laplace Building, 1st floor, LG 1.105.

EURANDOM is located on the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology, in the 'Laplacegebouw' building' (LG on the map).  The university is located at 10 minutes walking distance from Eindhoven railway station (take the exit north side and walk towards the tall building on the right with the sign TU/e).


For those arriving by plane, there is a convenient train connection between Amsterdam Schiphol airport and Eindhoven, with only one change at Duivendrecht. This trip will take about two hours. For more detailed information, please consult the NS travel information pages or see EURANDOM web page location. 

Many low cost carriers also fly to Eindhoven Airport. There is a bus connection to the Eindhoven central railway station from the airport. (Bus route number 401) For details on departure times consult 

The University  can be reached easily by car from the highways leading to Eindhoven (for details, see our route descriptions or consult our map with highway connections


EURANDOM made preliminary group reservations in

hotel Hampshire Inn, Stratumsedijk 23d/f, Eindhoven. Special price single room  82* euro, double room 92* euro(breakfast included)

 * excl. tourist tax 3,50 euro per night

If you want EURANDOM to make a reservation, indicate the requested nights in the registration page.

For privat bookings we suggest to consult the web pages of the Tourist Information Eindhoven, Postbus 7, 5600 AA Eindhoven.


December 11-12-13 lunches are being organised; free of costs for all participants, if ordered on the registration form.

On Tuesday evening, December 12 there will be a workshop dinner. For non-invitees an amount of 30 euro is requested, to be paid at arrival in cash (preferably exact amount in euros)


For more information please contact Mrs. Lucienne Coolen, workshop officer of  EURANDOM, at

This workshop is sponsored by

PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning KNAW  


Prof.dr. P.L. Davies , University Essen& TU/e & EURANDOM ( and Dr. M.N.M. van Lieshout, CWI & EURANDOM (, Dr. R. Duits Eindhoven University of Technology, Biomedical Engineering Image Analysis and Interpretation  (


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