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Books

  1. Simon Hoffmann and Rainer Lienhart. OpenMP: Eine Einführung in die parallele Programmierung mit C/C++, Springer Verlag, April 2008, ISBN: 978-3-540-73122-1. (zur Verlagsseite) (Errata)
  2. Rainer Lienhart. Methods for Content Analysis, Indexing and Comparison on Digital Video Sequences. Ph.D. thesis, Shaker Verlag GmbH, ISBN 3-8265-4125-1, Aug. 1998. (in German)


Book Chapters

  1. Ina Döhring and Rainer Lienhart. Mining TV broadcasts 24/7 for Recurring Video Sequences. Chapter in Video Search and Mining. Springer, 2010.
  2. Eva Hörster und Rainer Lienhart. Optimal Placement of Multiple Visual Sensors. Chapter in Multi-Camera Networks: Concepts and Applications, Elsevier, ISBN-13: 978-0-12-374633-7, 2009, to appear.
  3. C. Gregor van den Boogaart, Rainer Lienhart. Visual Audio: An Interactive Tool for Analyzing and Editing of Audio in the Spectrogram Interactive Video: Algorithms and Technologies, pp. 107-130, Springer Verlag, July 2006. Also Technical Report 2005-22, University of Augsburg, December 2005.
  4. R. Lienhart, I. Kozintsev, D. Budnikov, I. Chikalov, and V. C. Raykar. Providing Common Time and Space in Distributed AV-Sensor Networks by Self-Calibration Book chapter in Intelligent Multimedia Processing with Soft Computing (Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing), Springer-Verlag, Nov. 2004. [PDF]
  5. Rainer Lienhart. Video OCR: A Survey and Practitioner’s Guide. In Video Mining, Kluwer Academic Publisher, pp. 155-184, Oct. 2003. [PDF]
  6. Rainer Lienhart, Igor Kozintsev, Yen-Kuang Chen, Matthew Holliman, Minerva Yeung, Andre Zaccarin, and Rohit Puri. Challenges in Distributed Video Management and Delivery. Handbook of Video Databases. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida , pp. 961-990, 2003. [PDF]
  7. Rainer Lienhart, Christoph Kuhmünch and Wolfgang Effelsberg. Isolating and Identifying Commercials in TV Programs. In Handbook of Multimedia Computing, CRC Press, pp. 425-444, 1998.
  8. Rainer Lienhart, Silvia Pfeiffer, and Wolfgang Effelsberg. Automatic Trailer Production. In Handbook of Multimedia Computing, CRC Press, pp. 361-378, 1998.


Journal Papers

  1. A. Hanjalic, R. Lienhart, W.-Y. Ma, J. R. Smith. The Holy Grail of Multimedia Information Retrieval: So Close or Yet So Far Away? Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 96, No. 4, pp. 541-547, April 2008. DOI 10.1109/JPROC.2008.916338
  2. Eva Hörster, Rainer Lienhart. Calibrating and Optimizing Poses of Visual Sensors in Distributed Platforms. ACM Multimedia System Journal, Special Issue on Multimedia Surveillance System 12(3): 195-210 (2006)[PDF]
  3. Vikas Raykar, Igor Kozintsev, Rainer Lienhart. Position Calibration of Microphones and Loudspeakers in Distributed Computing Platforms. IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, Vo. 13, No. 1, pp. 70-83, Jan. 2005. [PDF]
  4. Rainer Lienhart and Alexander Hartmann. Classifying images on the web automatically. Journal of Electronic Imaging 11(4), pp. 445-454, October 2002. [PDF]
  5. Rainer Lienhart and Axel Wernicke. Localizing and Segmenting Text in Images, Videos and Web Pages. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 12, No.4, pp. 256 -268, April 2002. [PDF]
  6. Rainer Lienhart, Matthew Holliman, Yen-Kuang Chen, Igor Kozintsev, and Minerva Yeung. Improving Media Services on P2P Networks. IEEE Internet Computing, pp. 73-77, Jan./Feb. 2002. [PDF]
  7. Rainer Lienhart. Reliable Transition Detection In Videos: A Survey and Practitioner's Guide. International Journal of Image and Graphics (IJIG), Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 469-486, 2001. [PDF]
  8. Rainer Lienhart. Smart Media Management. OEMagazine, Vol. 1, No. 7, pp. 24-27, July 2001. [PDF]
  9. Silvia Pfeiffer, Rainer Lienhart and Wolfgang Effelsberg. Scene Determination based on Video and Audio Features. Multimedia Tools and Applications, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Vol. 15, pp. 59-81, 2001. [PDF]
  10. Rainer Lienhart and Wolfgang Effelsberg. Automatic Text Segmentation and Text Recognition for Video Indexing. ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems, Vol. 8. pp.69-81, January 2000; also Technical Report TR-98-009, Praktische Informatik IV, University of Mannheim, May 1998. [PDF]
  11. Rainer Lienhart, Wolfgang Effelsberg, and Ramesh Jain. VisualGREP: A Systematic Method to Compare and Retrieve Video Sequences. Multimedia Tools and Applications, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 10 (1):47-72, January 2000. [PDF]
  12. Rainer Lienhart, Silvia Pfeiffer, and Wolfgang Effelsberg. Video Abstracting. Communications of the ACM, Vol. 40, No. 12, pp.55-62, December 1997. [PDF]
  13. Silvia Pfeiffer, Rainer Lienhart, Stephan Fischer and Wolfgang Effelsberg. Abstracting Digital Movies Automatically. Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp.345-353, December 1996. [PDF]

Conference Papers

  1. Fabian Richter, Stefan Romberg, Eva Hörster, Rainer Lienhart. Multimodal Ranking for Image Search on Community Databases. 11th ACM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR2010), March 2010.
  2. Christian X. Ries and Rainer Lienhart. Automatic Pose Initialization of Swimmers in Videos. IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, San Jose, USA, January 2010. Also Technical Report 2009-19, University of Augsburg, Institute of Computer Science, October 2009 [PDF]
  3. Thomas Greif and Rainer Lienhart. A kinematic model for Bayesian tracking of cyclic human motion, IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, San Jose, USA, January 2010. Also Technical Report 2009-16, University of Augsburg, Institute of Computer Science, October 2009 [PDF]
  4. Rainer Lienhart, Eva Hörster, Stefan Romberg. Multilayer pLSA for Multimodal Image Retrieval. ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR 2009), July 8-10, 2009.
    Also Technical Report 2009-02, University of Augsburg, Institute of Computer Science Apr. 2009 [PDF]
  5. Ina Döhring and Rainer Lienhart. Mining TV Broadcasts for Recurring Video Sequences. ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR 2009), July 8-10, 2009.
    Also Technical Report 2009-03, University of Augsburg, Institute of Computer Science Apr. 2009 [PDF]
  6. Stefan Romberg, Eva Hoerster, Rainer Lienhart. Multimodal pLSA on Visual Features and Tags. IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 2009 (ICME09), Cancun, Mexico, July 2009.
  7. C. Gregor v. d. Boogaart and Rainer Lienhart. Note Onset Detection for the Transcription of Polyphonic Piano Music. IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 2009 (ICME09), Cancun, Mexico, July 2009.
  8. Rainer Lienhart and Rudolf Hauke. Filtering Adult Image Content with Topic Models. IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 2009 (ICME09), Cancun, Mexico, July 2009.
  9. Eva Hörster and Rainer Lienhart. Deep Networks for Image Retrieval on Large-Scale Databases. ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACMMM), pp. 643-646, Vancouver, Canada, Oct. 2008. DOI 10.1145/1459359.1459449
  10. Eva Hörster, Rainer Lienhart, Malcolm Slaney. Continuous Visual Vocabulary Models for pLSA-Based Scene Recognition. ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR) 2008, pp. 319-328, Niagara Falls, Canada, June 2008. DOI 10.1145/1386352.1386395
    Also Technical Report 2008-05, University of Augsburg, Institute of Computer Science, July 2008 [PDF]
  11. Eva Hörster, Thomas Greif, Rainer Lienhart, Malcolm Slaney. Comparing Local Feature Descriptors in pLSA-Based Image Models. 30th Annual Symposium of the German Association for Pattern Recognition (DAGM) 2008, Munich, Germany, June 2008. [PDF].
    Also Technical Report 2007-15, University of Augsburg, Institute of Computer Science, Dec. 2007 [PDF]
  12. Eva Hörster, Rainer Lienhart, Malcolm Slaney. Image Retrieval on Large-Scale Image Databases. ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR) 2007 pp. 17-24, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 2007.
    Also Technical Report 2007-05, University of Augsburg, Institute of Computer Science Apr. 2007 [PDF]
  13. Rainer Lienhart and Malcolm Slaney. PLSA on Large Scale Image Databases. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing 2007 (ICASSP 2007), Vol IV, pp. 1217-1220, April 2007.
    Also Technical Report 2006-31, University of Augsburg, Institute of Computer Science, Dec. 2006 [PDF]
  14. Eva Hörster, Jochen Lux, Rainer Lienhart Recognizing Persons in Images by Learning from Videos. SPIE Multimedia Content Analysis, Management, and Retrieval, San Jose, USA, January 2007.
  15. Eva Hörster, Rainer Lienhart. Approximating Optimal Visual Sensor Placement. IEEE ICME2006, Toronto, Canada, July 10-12, 2006.
    Also as Technical Report: [PDF]
  16. C. Gregor van den Boogaart, Rainer Lienhart. Fast Gabor Transformation for processing high quality audio. ICASSP 2006 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing,, Vol. 3, pp. 161-164, 14-19 May 2006, Toulouse, France, 2006.
    Also Technical Report 2005-21, University of Augsburg, October 2005.
  17. Bob Davies and Rainer Lienhart. Using CART to Segment Road Images. SPIE Multimedia Content Analysis, Management, and Retrieval 2006, 15-19 Jan. 2006, pp. 60730U-01 to 60730U-12, San Jose, 2006. [PDF] [Source Code]
  18. Eva Hörster, Rainer Lienhart, Wolfgang Kellermann, J.-Y. Bouguet. Calibration of Visual Sensors and Actuators in Distributed Computing Platforms. 3rd ACM International Workshop on Video Surveillance & Sensor Networks (VSSN2005), Singapore, Nov. 11 2005.[PDF]
  19. Eva Hörster, Rainer Lienhart, Walter Kellermann, J.-Y. Bouguet. Precise Visibility Determination of Displays in Camera Images. IEEE ICME2005, Amsterdam, Netherland, July 6-8, 2005. [PDF]
  20. S. Wehr, W. Kellermann, R. Lienhart, I. Kozintsev. Synchronization of Acoustic Sensors for Distributed Ad-hoc Audio. Proc. IEEE Multimedia Software Engineering, Miami, FL, Dec. 2004. [PDF]
  21. D. Budnikov, I. Chikalov, I. Kozintsev and R. Lienhart. Distributed Array of Synchronized Sensors and Actuators. EUSIPCO 2004. Vienna, Austria, Sept. 2004. [PDF: 329KB]
  22. Rainer Lienhart and Igor Kozintsev. Self-aware Distributed AV Sensor and Actuator Networks for Improved Media Adaptation. ICME2004, Taiwan, June 2004. [PDF: 126KB]
  23. I. Kozintsev, R. Lienhart, D. Budnikov, I. Chikalov, S. Egorychev. Providing Common I/O Clock for Wireless Distributed Platforms . ICASSP2004, Vol. 3, pp. 909-912, Montreal, May 2004. [PDF: 92KB]
  24. Vikas Raykar, Igor Kozintsev, Rainer Lienhart. Self Localization of acoustic sensors and actuators on Distributed Platforms. International Workshop on Multimedia Technologies in E-Learning and Collaboration (WOMTEC), Nice, France, Oct. 2003. [PDF: 581KB]
  25. Rainer Lienhart, Igor Kozintsev, and Stefan Wehr. Universal Synchronization Scheme for Distributed Audio-Video Capture on Heterogeneous Computing Platforms. ACM Multimedia 2003, Berkeley, Nov. 2003. [PDF: 163KB]
  26. Vikas Raykar, Igor Kozintsev, and Rainer Lienhart. Position Calibration of Audio Sensors and Actuators in a Distributed Computing Platform. ACM Multimedia 2003, Berkeley, Nov. 2003. [PDF: 884KB]
  27. Vikas Raykar, Igor Kozintsev, and Rainer Lienhart. Self Localization of acoustic sensors and actuators on Distributed platforms. International Workshop on Multimedia Technologies in E-Learning and Collaboration 2003, Nice, France, Oct. 2003. [PDF: 580KB]
  28. Rainer Lienhart, Alexander Kuranov, Vadim Pisarevsky. Empirical Analysis of Detection Cascades of Boosted Classifiers for Rapid Object Detection. DAGM'03, 25th Pattern Recognition Symposium, Madgeburg, Germany, pp. 297-304, Sep. 2003. [PDF: 307KB]
  29. Rainer Lienhart, Luhong Liang, and Alexander Kuranov. A Detector Tree of Boosted Classifiers for Real-time Object Detection and Tracking. IEEE ICME2003, Vol. 2, pp. 277-280, July 2003. [PDF: 178KB]
  30. Rainer Lienhart, Igor Kozintsev, Stefan Wehr, and Minerva Yeung. On The Importance of Exact Synchronization For Distributed Audio Signal Processing. ICASSP2003, Vol. 4, pp. 840-843, April 2003. [PDF : 82KB]
  31. Xinmin Tian, Yen-Kuang Chan, Milind Girkar, Steven Ge, Rainer Lienhart, and Sanjiv Shah. Exploring the Use of Hyper-Threading Technology for Multimedia Applications with Intel OpenMP Compiler. International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, pp. 8-14, April 2003.
  32. Y. Chen, R. Lienhart, E. Debes, M. Holliman, and M. Yeung. The Impact of SMT/SMP Designs on Multimedia Software Engineering? A Workload Analysis Study. IEEE 4th Intl. Symposium on Multimedia Software Engineering (MSE'2002), Dec. 2002. [PDF: 113KB]
  33. Y.-K. Chen, E. Debes, R. Lienhart, M. Holliman, and M. Yeung. Evaluating Performance of Multimedia Application on Simultaneous Multi-Threading. Proc. of Int'l Conf. on Parallel and Distributed Systems, pp. 529-534, Dec. 2002.
  34. Rainer Lienhart and Jochen Maydt. An Extended Set of Haar-like Features for Rapid Object Detection. IEEE ICIP 2002, Vol. 1, pp. 900-903, Sep. 2002. [PDF : 117KB]; see also MRL Technical Report Dec. 2002. [PDF: 1053KB]
  35. Jochen Maydt and Rainer Lienhart. A Fast Method For Training Support Vector Machines With a Very Large Set of Linear Features. IEEE ICME 2002, Lousanne, Switzerland, pp. xx-yy, Aug. 2002. [PDF: 70KB, extended Version: 486KB]
  36. Alexander Hartmann und Rainer Lienhart. Automatic Classification of Images on the Web. In Storage and Retrieval for Media Databases 2002, Proc. SPIE 4676, pp. 31-40, Jan. 2002. [PDF: 184KB]
  37. Rainer Lienhart and Andre Zaccarin. A System for Reliable Dissolve Detection in Videos. ICIP 2001, Thessaloniki, Greece, Oct. 2001. [PDF: 100KB]
  38. Rainer Lienhart. Reliable Dissolve Detection. In Storage and Retrieval for Media Databases 2001, Proc. SPIE 4315, pp. 219-230, Jan. 2001. [PDF: 168KB]
  39. Axel Wernicke and Rainer Lienhart. Text Localization and Text Segmentation in Images, Videos and Web Pages. DAGM 2000 (22. Symposium für Mustererkennung), pp. xx-yy, Sept. 2000.
  40. Axel Wernicke and Rainer Lienhart. On the Segmentation of Text in Videos. IEEE Int. Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME2000 Vol.3, pp. 1511-1514, July 2000; also Technical Report MRL-VIG00005, March 2000 [PDF: 68 KB].
  41. Rainer Lienhart. A System for Effortless Content Annotation to unfold the Semantics in Videos. IEEE Workshop on Content-based Access of Image and Video Libraries (CBAIVL-2000), pp. 45-49, June 2000; also Technical Report MRL-VIG00003, March 2000 [PDF: 75 KB]
  42. Rainer Lienhart. Dynamic Video Summarization of Home Video. SPIE 3972: Storage and Retrieval for Media Databases 2000. pp. 378-389, Jan. 2000; also Technical Report MRL-VIG99020, April 1999.
  43. Rainer Lienhart. Abstracting Home Video Automatically. ACM Multimedia 99, Orlando, Florida, 1999; also Technical Report MRL-VIG99015, April 1999.
  44. Bob Davies, Rainer Lienhart, and Boon-Lock Yeo. The Video Document. Multimedia Storage and Archiving Systems IV, SPIE Vol. 3846, pp. 22-34, 20-22 September 1999; also Technical Report MRL-VIG99014, June 1999.
  45. Rainer Lienhart, Silvia Pfeiffer and Wolfgang Effelsberg. Scene Determination based on Video and Audio Features. Proc. IEEE Conf. on Multimedia Computing and Systems, Florence, Italy, pp. 685 - 690, 7-11 June 1999. [Abstract] [PS: gzipped 100KB].
  46. Rainer Lienhart. Comparison of Automatic Shot Boundary Detection Algorithms. In Image and Video Processing VII 1999, Proc. SPIE 3656-29, Jan. 1999. [PDF]
  47. Silvia Pfeiffer, Rainer Lienhart, Gerald Kühne and Wolfgang Effelsberg. The MoCA Project - Movie Content Analysis Research at the University of Mannheim. In J. Dassow, R. Kruse (Hg.) "Informatik '98: Informatik zwischen Bild und Sprache" 28. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft fuer Informatik Magdeburg, 21.-25.September 1998, Springer Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 329-338, 1998.
  48. Rainer Lienhart, Wolfgang Effelsberg, and Ramesh Jain. Towards a Visual Grep: A systematic analysis of various methods to compare video sequences. In Storage and Retrieval for Image and Video Databases VI, Ishwar. K. Sethi, Ramesh C. Jain, Editors, Proc. SPIE 3312, pp. 271-282. 1998. [Abstract] [PS: 60 KB] [PDF: 140KB]
  49. Rainer Lienhart, Christoph Kuhmünch and Wolfgang Effelsberg. Aufspüren und Erkennen von Werbung in laufenden Fernsehsendungen. In: Mustererkennung 1997, 19. DAGM-Symposium, Braunschweig, 15.-17. September 1997, Erwin Paulus and Friedrich M. Wahl, Editors, pp. 435-445, September 1997. [Abstract] [PS : 104 KB]
  50. Rainer Lienhart, Christoph Kuhmünch, and Wolfgang Effelsberg. On the Detection and Recognition of Television Commercials. Proc. IEEE Conf. on Multimedia Computing and Systems, Ottawa, Canada, pp. 509 - 516, June 1997; also Technical Report TR-96-016, Dezember 1996. [PDF]
  51. Rainer Lienhart. Automatic Text Recognition for Video Indexing. Proc. ACM Multimedia 96, Bosten, MA, pp. 11-20, Nov. 1996; also Technical Report TR-96-006, April 1996. [PDF]
  52. Rainer Lienhart and Frank Stuber. Automatic Text Recognition in Digital Videos. Image and Video Processing IV 1996, Proc. SPIE 2666-20 (1996); also Technical Report TR-95-036, December 1995. [PDF]
  53. Rainer Lienhart, Silvia Pfeiffer, and Wolfgang Effelsberg. The MoCA Workbench: Support for Creativity in Movie Content Analysis. In Proc. of IEEE Conf. on Multimedia Computing and Systems, Hiroshima, Japan, pp. 314 - 321, June 1996; also Technical Report TR-95-034, November 1995. [PDF]
  54. Stephan Fischer, Rainer Lienhart, and Wolfgang Effelsberg. Automatic Recogition of Film Genres. In Proc. of ACM Multimedia 95, San Francisco, CA, pp. 295-304, Nov. 1995; also Technical Report TR-95-006, April 1995. [PDF]

Workshop Papers

  1. Ina Döhring, Rainer Lienhart. Fast and Effective Features for Recognizing Recurring Video Clips in Very Large Databases. International Workshop on Video and Multimedia Digital Library (VMDL 2007), pp. 65-70, September 11-13, 2007, Modena, Italy, Sep 2007. [PDF]
  2. Eva Hörster, Rainer Lienhart. Fusing Local Image Descriptors for Large-Scale Image Retrieval. International Workshop on Semantic Learning Applications in Multimedia (SLAM), Minneapolis, USA, June 2007. also as Technical Report [PDF]
  3. Eva Hörster, Rainer Lienhart. On the Optimal Placement of Multiple Visual Sensors. 4th ACM International Workshop on Video Surveillance & Sensor Networks (VSSN2006), Santa Barbara, Oct. 2006. also as Technical Report [PDF]
  4. C. Gregor van den Boogaart, Rainer Lienhart. Audio Brush: A Tool for Computer-Assisted Smart Audio Editing. 1st ACM Audio and Music Computing Multimedia Workshop (AMCMM2006), Santa Barbara, pp. 115-124, October 2006. [PDF]
  5. Eva Hörster, Rainer Lienhart, Walter Kellermann, J.-Y. Bouguet. Calibrating Visual Sensors and Actuators in Distributed Computing Platforms. Workshop on Computer Vision for Interactive and Intelligent Environments 2005 (CV4IIE05), pp. 39-50, 17-18 Nov. 2005.
  6. Eva Hörster, Rainer Lienhart, Walter Kellermann, J.-Y. Bouguet. Calibration of Visual Sensors and Actuators in Distributed Computing Platforms. 3rd ACM International Workshop on Video Surveillance & Sensor Networks (VSSN2005), Singapore, Nov. 11 2005. [PDF]


Technical Reports

  1. Ina Döhring, Rainer Lienhart. Fast Frame-Accurate Mining for Repeating Video Clips Technical Report 2008-14, Institute of Computer Science, University of Augsburg, September 2008. [PDF]
  2. Thomas Greif, Eva Hörster, Rainer Lienhart. Correlated Topic Models for Image Retrieval Technical Report 2008-xx, Institute of Computer Science, University of Augsburg, July 2008. [PDF]
  3. C. Gregor van den Boogaart, Rainer Lienhart. Audio Brush: Smart Audio Editing in the Spectrogram. Technical Report 2006-12, Institute of Computer Science, University of Augsburg, April 2006. [PDF]
  4. Rainer Lienhart, Alexander Kuranov, and Vadim Pisarevsky. Empirical Analysis of Detection Cascades of Boosted Classifiers for Rapid Object Detection. MRL Technical Report, Intel Labs, May 2002, revised Dec. 2002. [PDF]
  5. C. Gregor van den Boogaart, Rainer Lienhart. Audio Brush: Editing Audio in the Spectrogram. Technical Report 2005-10, Institute of Computer Science, University of Augsburg, June 2005. [PDF]


Presentations

  1. R. Lienhart and E. Hörster. Results of the Algorithm Competition on Foreground Segmentation at VSSN06. In 4th ACM International Workshop on Video Surveillance & Sensor Networks (VSSN06), Oct. 2006. [PDF]