Section: Overall Objectives


The goal of the SIROCCO project-team is the design and development of algorithms and practical solutions in the areas of analysis, modelling, coding, and communication of images and video signals. The objective is to cover several inter-dependent algorithmic problems of the end-to-end transmission chain from the capturing, compression, transmission to the rendering of the visual data. The project-team activities are structured and organized around the following inter-dependent research axes:

  • Analysis and modeling for compact representation and navigation (By navigation we refer here to scene navigation by virtual view rendering, and to navigation across slices in volumic medical images.) in large volumes of visual data (By visual data we refer to natural and medical images, videos, multi-view sequences as well as to visual cues or features extracted from video content.)

  • Rendering, inpainting and super-resolution of visual data

  • Representation and compression of visual data

  • Distributed processing and robust communication of visual data

Given the strong impact of standardization in the sector of networked multimedia, SIROCCO, in partnership with industrial companies, seeks to promote its results in standardization (mpeg ). While aiming at generic approaches, some of the solutions developed are applied to practical problems in partnership with industry (Alcatel Lucent, Astrium, Orange labs., Technicolor, Thomson Video Networks) or in the framework of national projects (ANR-ARSSO , ANR-PERSEE ). The application domains addressed by the project are networked visual applications taking into account their various requirements and needs in terms of compression, of resilience to channel noise and network adaptation, of advanced functionalities such as navigation, and of high quality rendering.