17.574 new books

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Wed Jan 28 2004 - 03:40:42 EST

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 574.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

         Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 08:28:52 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: new books

Integrated Image and Graphics Technologies

edited by

David D. Zhang
Dept. of Computer Science, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PR of China

Mohamed Kamel
Dept. of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada

George Baciu
Dept. of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PR of China


Image technology is a continually evolving field with various applications
such as image processing and analysis, biometrics, pattern recognition,
object tracking, remote sensing, medicine diagnoses and multimedia.
Significant progress has been made in the level of interest in image
morphology, neural networks, full color image processing, image data
compression, image recognition, and knowledge -based image analysis systems.
Computer graphics has been mainly driven by engineering design processes
and has established itself as a dominating methodology in computer aided
design (CAD). Subsequently, computer graphics has found applications in
information visualization, computer art, digital entertainment, user
interfaces, visual programming, scientific visualization, education and
training. Traditionally, the image technology and the computer graphics
technology have subsumed slightly different goals. In computer graphics,
computers are used to create pictures, animations and simulations. The
image technology, on the other hand, consists of techniques and
methodologies that modify or interpret existing pictures.
Integrated Image and Graphics Technologies attempts to enhance the access
points to both introductory and advanced material in this area, and to
facilitate the reader with a comprehensive reference for the study of
integrated technologies, systems of image and graphics conveniently and
effectively. This edited volume will provide a collection of fifteen
contributed chapters by experts, containing tutorial articles and new
material describing in a unified way, the basic concepts, theories,
characteristic features of the technology and the integration of image and
graphics technologies, with recent developments and significant applications.
Integrated Image and Graphics Technologies is designed for a professional
audience composed of researchers and practitioners in industry. This book
is also suitable as a secondary text for graduate-level students in
computer science and engineering.

     * Preface.
     * 1: Introduction; D. Zhang, M. Kamel, G. Baciu. 1.1. Image and
Graphics Technologies. 1.2. Integrated Technologies. 1.3. Book Perspective.
     * 2: Transforming 3D Mesh Surfaces into Images by Parameterization;
Jingqi Yan, Pengfei Shi,D. Zhang. 2.1. Introduction. 2.2. Chart
Parameterization. 2.3. Transforming Meshes Into Images. 2.4. Applications.
2.5. Conclusion.
     * 3: 3D Modeling Based on Attributed Hypergraphs; Li Rong, A.K.C. Wong.
3.1. Introduction. 3.2. Attributed Hypergraph Representation (AHR). 3.3. 3D
Object Modeling Using AHR and AH Operators. 3.4. Augmented Reality Using
AHR. 3.5. Experiments of Modeling and Augmented Reality. 3.6. Conclusions.
     * 4: Visibility Culling for Interactive Dynamic Scenes; G. Baciu,
Ki-Wan Kwok. 4.1. Introduction. 4.2. Overview. 4.3. Ray Parameterization.
4.4. Visibility within a Vertical Directional Plane. 4.5. Visibility
Culling on Static Objects. 4.6. Dynamic Scene Occlusion Culling. 4.7.
     * 5: Image-Based Collision Detection; G. Baciu, Wingo Sai-Keung Wong.
5.1. Introduction. 5.2. Simulation Space. 5.3. Object Space vs. Image Space
Collision Detection. 5.4. Ray Casting. 5.5. Rendering Passes. 5.6.
Interference Region. 5.7. Optimal MOR's.
     * 6: Fourier Processing in the Graphics Pipeline; E. Angel, K.
Moreland. 6.1. Introduction. 6.2. Convolution. 6.3. Hardware
Implementation. 6.4. The Fourier Transform. 6.5. Vertex and Fragment
Programming. 6.6. Using the GPU for the FFT. 6.7. Examples. 6.8. Conclusions.
     * 7: Transformation Image into Graphics; Zonghua Zhang, Xiang Peng, D.
Zhang. 7.1. Introduction. 7.2. Overviews. 7.3. An Example System Based on
Fringe Projection. 7.4. Experimental Results. 7.5. Conclusion Remarks and
Future Work.
     * 8: An Introduction to Image-Based Rendering; Heung Yeung Shum, Yin
Li, Sing Bing Kang. 8.1. Introduction. 8.2. Rendering with No Geometry.
8.3. Rendering with Implicit Geometry. 8.4. Rendering with Explicit
Geometry. 8.5. Trade-off between Images and Geometry. 8.6. Rendering with
Layered Geometry. 8.7. Discussions.
     * 9: Image-Based Relighting: Representation and Compression; Tien-Tsin
Wong and Pheng-Ann Heng. 9.1. Introduction. 9.2. Computational Model. 9.3.
Sampling. 9.4. Relighting. 9.5. Intra-Pixel Compression. 9.6. Inter-Pixel
Compression. 9.7. Inter-Channel Compression. 9.8. Overall Evaluation. 9.9.
Conclusions and Future Directions.
     * 10: Construction of Complex Environments from a Set of Depth Images;
Enhua Wu, Yanci Zhang, Xuehui Liu. 10.1. Introduction. 10.2. Typical
Algorithms. 10.3. Framework of Hybrid Modeling. 10.4. Pick up of Valid
Samples. 10.5. Hybrid Representation. 10.6. Real Time Rendering. 10.7.
Summary and Conclusions.
     * 11: Quadratic Surface Reconstruction from Multiple Views Using SQP;
Rubin Gong, Gang Xu. 11.1. Introduction. 11.2. Formulation. 11.3.
Sequential Quadratic Programming. 11.4. Outline of the Method. 11.5.
Experimental Results. 11.6. Summary and Conclusions.
     * 12: Photo-Realistic Conversation Agent; Bo Zhang, Zicheng Liu,
Baining Guo. 12.1. Introduction. 12.2. E-Partner System Architecture. 12.3.
Facial Animation. 12.4. Geometry-driven Expression Synthesis. 12.5.
Conclusion and Future Work.
     * 13: 3D Seismic Volume Visualizatio; Chunyu Ma, J. Rokne. 13.1.
Introduction. 13.2. Seismic Exploration. 13.3. Visualizing Volume Data and
Computer Graphics. 13.4. Conclusion.
     * 14: Graphical Representation of Fingerprint Images; Jie Zhou, D.
Zhang, Jinwei Gu, Nannan Wu. 14.1. Introduction. 14.2. Minutiae-based
Representation Fingerprint. 14.3. Modeling Orientation Fields. 14.4.
Generation of Synthetic Fingerprint Images. 14.5. Complete Representation
of Fingerprints. 14.6. Summary.
     * 15: Image Based Modeling and Analysis of Textile Materials; Jinlian
Hu, Binjie Xin. 15.1. Introduction. 15.2. Modeling of Fabric Pilling. 15.3.
Modeling of Polar Fleece Fabric Appearance. 15.4. Modeling of Fabric
Wrinkling. 15.5. Summary and Conclusions.
     * 16: Virtual Product Presentation Based on Images and Graphics;
Zhigeng Pan, Mingmin Zhang, Tian Chen. 16.1. Introduction. 16.2. Related
Work. 16.3. Image-based Virtual Presentation of Products. 16.4.
Graphics-based Virtual Presentation of Products. 16.5. Summary and
     * 17: 3D Imaging and Applications; Xiaoyi Jiang, H. Bieri. 17.1.
Introduction. 17.2. 3D Imaging Principles. 17.3. 3D Sensors. 17.4. Data
Fusion. 17.5. Model Generation. 17.6. Other Related Topics. 17.7.
Applications. 17.8. Conclusions.
     * 18: Range Image Segmentation Using Local Approximation of Scan Lines
with Application to CAD Model Acquisition; I. Khalifa, M. Moussa, M. Kamel.
18.1. Introduction. 18.2. Range Image Segmentation. 18.3. CAD Model
Building. 18.4. Experimental Results. 18.5. Conclusion and Future Work.
     * 19: Shape-Based Image Retrieval Applied to Trademark Images; O. El
Badawy, M. Kamel. 19.1. Introduction. 19.2. Overview of Current Methods.
19.3. Shape Analysis. 19.4. Shape Retrieval Architecture. 19.5.
Experimental Results. 19.6. Conclusion and Future Work.
     * 20: Multi-Resolution Image Registration Using Multi-Class Hausdorff
Fraction; H. Salem Alhichri, M. Kamel. 20.1. Introduction. 20.2. Hausdorff
Fraction. 20.3. Transformation Space. 20.4. Multi-resolution Image
Registration. 20.5. Multi-class Hausdorff Fraction. 20.6. Experimental
Results. 20.7. Conclusion.
     * Index.

Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-7774-2 Date: January 2004 Pages: 432 pp.
EURO 116.00 / USD 127.00 / GBP 81.00

Recent Developments on Structural Equation Models
Theory and Applications

edited by

Kees van Montfort
Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Johan Oud
University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Albert Satorra
Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain


After Karl Jöreskog's first presentation in 1970, Structural Equation
Modelling or SEM has become a main statistical tool in many fields of
science. It is the standard approach of factor analytic and causal
modelling in such diverse fields as sociology, education, psychology,
economics, management and medical sciences. In addition to an extension of
its application area, Structural Equation Modelling also features a
continual renewal and extension of its theoretical background. The sixteen
contributions to this book, written by experts from many countries, present
important new developments and interesting applications in Structural
Equation Modelling. The book addresses methodologists and statisticians
professionally dealing with Structural Equation Modelling to enhance their
knowledge of the type of models covered and the technical problems involved
in their formulation. In addition, the book offers applied researchers new
ideas about the use of Structural Equation Modeling in solving their
problems. Finally, methodologists, mathematicians and applied researchers
alike are addressed, who simply want to update their knowledge of recent
approaches in data analysis and mathematical modelling.

Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1957-2 Date: March 2004 Pages: 357 pp.
EURO 110.00 / USD 121.00 / GBP 76.00

Karl Schuhmann, Selected papers on phenomenology


Karl Schuhmann†
Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht, die Niederlände

edited by

Cees Leijenhorst
Piet Steenbakkers

     * Selected papers on phenomenology offers the best work in this field
by the acclaimed historian of philosophy, Karl Schuhmann (1941-2003),
displaying the extraordinary range and depth of his unique scholarship,
     * Topics covered include the development of Husserl's concept of
intentionality, Husserl and Indian philosophy, the origins of speech act
theory in Munich phenomenology, the historical background of the notion of
"phenomenology", and Johannes Daubert's critique of Martin Heidegger,
     * This book brings together, in chronological arrangement, fourteen
papers. Though thirteen of these were published before in some form,
several were not easily accessible so far. In addition, a substantial piece
of research, Schuhmann's chronicle of Johannes Daubert, appears here for
the first time,
     * All articles have been edited in accordance with the author's wishes,
and incorporate his later additions and corrections.

     * Preface.
     * Karl Schuhmann, 19 March 1941 - 18 March 2003.
     * "Phänomenologie": Eine begriffsgeschichtliche Reflexion.
     * Against Idealism: Johannes Daubert vs. Husserl's Ideas; K. Schuhmann,
B. Smith.
     * Husserl's Idee der Philosophie.
     * Die Entwicklung der Sprechakttheorie in der Münchener Phänomenologie.
     * Husserl's Doppelter Vorstellungsbegriff: Die Texte von 1893.
     * Intentionalität und intentionaler Gegenstand beim frühen Husserl.
     * Husserl and Indian Thought.
     * Edith Stein und Adolf Reinach. Daubert und Heidegger.
     * Der Begriff des Sachverhalts bei Johannes Daubert.
     * Bewußtseinsinhalte. Die Frühphänomenologie Alexander Pfänders.
     * Meinongian Aesthetics.
     * Representation in Early Husserl.
     * Daubert-Chronik.
     * Karl Schuhmann - Bibliography (December 2003).
     * Index.

Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1972-6 Date: February 2004 Pages: 384 pp.
EURO 155.00 / USD 171.00 / GBP 107.00

Facial Analysis from Continuous Video with Applications to Human Computer


Antonio J. Colmenarez
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, USA

Ziyou Xiong
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, USA

Thomas S. Huang
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, USA


Computer vision algorithms for the analysis of video data, is obtained from
a camera aimed to the user of an interactive system. It's is potentially
useful to enhance the interface between users and machines. These image
sequences provide information from which machines can identify and keep
track of their users, recognize their facial expressions, gestures and
complement other forms of human-computer interfaces.
Facial Analysis from Continuous Video with Applications to HumanComputer
Interfaces will present a learning technique based on information-theoretic
discrimination which is used to construct face and facial feature
detectors. The book will also describe a real-time system for face and
facial feature detection and tracking in continuous video. Lastly, this
book will present a probabilistic framework for embedded face and facial
expression recognition from image sequences.
Facial Analysis from Continuous Video with Applications to HumanComputer
Interfaces is designed for a professional audience, composed of researchers
and practitioners in industry. This book is also suitable as a secondary
text for graduate-level students in computer science and engineering.

Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-7802-1 Date: March 2004 Pages: 160 pp.
EURO 108.00 / USD 118.00 / GBP 75.00

Knowing Bodies, Moving Minds
Towards Embodied Teaching and Learning

edited by

Liora Bresler
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA


This book aims to define new theoretical, practical, and methodological
directions in educational research centered on the role of the body in
teaching and learning. Based on our phenomenological experience of the
world, it draws on perspectives from arts-education and aesthetics, as well
as curriculum theory, cultural anthropology and ethnomusicology. These are
arenas with a rich untapped cache of experience and inquiry that can be
applied to the notions of schooling, teaching and learning.
The book provides examples of state-of-the-art, empirical research on the
body in a variety of educational settings. Diverse art forms, curricular
settings, educational levels, and cultural traditions are selected to
demonstrate the complexity and richness of embodied knowledge as they are
manifested through institutional structures, disciplines, and specific
This volume is of interest to faculty and graduate students in Educational
Philosophy and Policy Studies, Curriculum and Instruction and Special
Education as well as in Music, Visual Art, Dance and Drama Education.

Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-2021-X Date: February 2004 Pages: 225 pp.
EURO 95.00 / USD 105.00 / GBP 66.00

Paperback ISBN: 1-4020-2022-8 Date: February 2004 Pages: 225 pp.
EURO 40.00 / USD 44.00 / GBP 28.00

Primary Mathematics and the Developing Professional
Multiple Perspectives on Attainment in Numeracy

edited by

Margaret Brown
Dept. of Education and Professional Studies, King's College, University of
London, UK

Mike Askew
Dept. of Education and Professional Studies, King's College, University of
London, UK

Alison Millett
Dept. of Education and Professional Studies, King's College, University of
London, UK

While the rhetoric of lifelong learning is now well established in
government policy documentation, understanding how this is realized is less
clear. For many primary school teachers mathematics is a subject that
causes concern - its place within their personal biographies may be
uncomfortable and replete with memories of confusion, pain and limited
success. Professional understandings of mathematics build upon the
understandings from personal histories. Discussing teacher change within
such a complex environment is inherently difficult. Responses to this
difficulty have tended to take the form of simplifying the task - paring
away some of the complexity - either by ignoring subject matter and
considering general pedagogy, or by focusing exclusively on subject matter
shorn of the context within which it is taught.
This book develops a framework within which to discuss primary school
teachers making changes to their understandings and practices. The
framework has been developed precisely in order to allow the complexity of
the internal and external aspects of change processes to be explored in a
holistic way.
While the context of the book is time specific and it relates to a period
of time when the National Numeracy Strategy was being introduced into
schools in England, the themes that the chapters tackle are broader and are
not time specific. It is therefore anticipated that the book will remain
up-to-date for a considerable time. It will be of interest to policy makers
at local and national levels, Initial Teacher Education (ITE) lecturers,
numeracy consultants, Masters students and researchers, practising primary
school teachers and those engaged in the coordination and management of
mathematics in primary schools.

Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1914-9 Date: March 2004 Pages: 290 pp.
EURO 110.00 / USD 121.00 / GBP 70.00

Die Ontologie Franz Brentanos


Arkadiusz Chrudzimski
Universität Zielona Góra, Polen und Universität Salzburg, Österreich


Die Ontologie Franz Brentanos:
     * is the first monograph to present the entire development of
Brentano's ontology;
     * is based, for the most part, on Brentano's unpublished manuscripts;
     * presents Brentano's ontology of mind and of intentionality which are
crucial to the understanding of later developments in Husserl and Meinong;
     * includes introductory chapters on general ontological topics and on
Aristotle's metaphysics;
     * makes extensive use of the tools of contemporary analytic ontology.
This volume is for philosophers interested in Austrian Philosophy,
Ontology, Theory of Intentionality and Phenomenology.

Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1859-2 Date: March 2004 Pages: 230 pp.
EURO 95.00 / USD 105.00 / GBP 66.00

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