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  Final Conference Program:

Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXVII

The World's Premier Conference for 3D Innovation

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Monday-Wednesday 15-17 February 2016
Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.

To be published open-access as part of the IS&T Proceedings of Electronic Imaging.

Part of IS&T's International Symposium on Electronic Imaging: Science and Technology
Sunday-Thursday 14-18 February 2016 ¤ Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA

[ Advance Program: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Keynote 1, Keynote 2, Demonstration Session, 3D Theatre, Discussion Forum ]   [ Register, Short Course ]


Projection Sponsors:     DepthQ 3D by Lightspeed Design       Christie       Tekamaki

3D Theater Partner:     LA 3-D Movie Festival

Conference Chairs: Nicolas S. Holliman, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
Andrew J. Woods, Curtin University (Australia);
Gregg Favalora, VisionScope Technologies LLC (United States)
Takashi Kawai, Waseda University (Japan)

Founding Chair: John O. Merritt, The Merritt Group (United States).

Program Committee:

Neil A. Dodgson, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand);
Davide Gadia, Univ. degli Studi di Milano (Italy);
Hideki Kakeya, Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan);
Michael Klug, Magic Leap, Inc. (United States);
John D. Stern, Intuitive Surgical, Retired (United States);
Chris Ward, Lightspeed Design (United States);
Michael A. Weissman, Perspective Systems (United States);

Monday 15th February 2016

Light-Field and Super-Multiview Displays
Session Chair: Neil Dodgson, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Mon. 8:40 - 10:00 AM

8:40 am: New visual coding exploration in MPEG: Super-MultiView and Free Navigation in Free viewpoint TV, Gauthier Lafruit, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium); Krzysztof Wegner and Tomasz Grajek, Poznan University of Technology (Poland); Takanori Senoh, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology; Joël Jung, Orange Labs (France); Péter Kovács, Holografika (Hungary); Patrik Goorts and Lode Jorissen, Hasselt University; Beerend Ceulemans, Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Pablo Lopez and Sergio Lobo, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain); Qing Wang, Zhejiang University (China); and Masayuki Tanimoto, Nagoya Industrial Science Research Institute (Japan) [SDA-426]
video manuscript

9:00 am: Application of light field displays to vision correction and accommodation support, Fu-Chung Huang, NVIDIA Research; Robert Konrad and Gordon Wetzstein, Stanford Univ. (United States) [Presentation Only] [SDA-424]

9:20 am: Light field modulation using a double-lenticular liquid crystal panel, Hironobu Gotoda, National Institute of Informatics (Japan) [SDA-425]
video manuscript

9:40 am: 3DTV: past, present and future, Neil Dodgson, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) [Standby Paper] [Presentation Only] [SDA-600]

SD&A Conference Opening Remarks Mon. 10:00 am - 10:10 pm

Coffee Break 10:10 - 10:50 am

360° 3D
Session Chair: Gregg Favalora, VisionScope Technologies, LLC (United States)
Mon. 10:50 am - 12:30 pm

10:50 am: Multi-viewer autostereoscopic tabletop display with omnidirectional dynamic parallax barrier and novel time-multiplexed directional backlight, Hagen Seifert and Quinn Smithwick, Disney Research (United States) [SDA-427]

11:10 am: 360-degree three-dimensional display with the virtual display surface, Hodaka Yamada, Kayo Yoshimoto, Hideya Takahashi, Osaka City Univ.; Kenji Yamada, Osaka Univ. (Japan) [SDA-428]
video manuscript

11:30 am: Stereoscopic space map - A semi-immersive navigation interface for 3D multi-display presentations, Björn Sommer, Owen Kalutza, Andreas Hamacher, Tobias Czauderna, Matthias Klapperstück, David G. Barnes and Falk Schreiber, Monash Univ. (Australia); Niklas Biere, Bielefeld University; Marco Civico, Gymnasium Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock (Germany) [SDA-429]
video manuscript

11:50 pm: Optical realization for the computer-generated cylindrical hologram, Munkh-Uchral Erdenebat, Erkhembaatar Dashdavaa, Ki-Chul Kwon, and Nam Kim, Chungbuk National University (South Korea) [SDA-430]
video manuscript

12:10 am: Capturing and Rendering Light-Field Video: Approaches and Challenges, Tim Milliron, Alex Song, Lytro, Inc. (USA) [Presentation Only] [SDA-525]

Lunch Break 12:30 - 2:00 pm

EI 2016 Opening Plenary Mon. 2:00 - 3:00 pm

"Novel Tools for Optical Imaging and Sensing at the Microscale and Nanoscale"
Audrey (Ellerbee) Bowden, Stanford University (United States)

speaker photograph

Coffee Break 3:00 - 3:30 pm

3D Content I
Session Chair: Nicolas Holliman, University of Newcastle (United Kingdom)
Mon. 3:30 - 3:50 pm

3:30 pm: Linear optimization approach for depth range adaption of stereoscopic videos, Werner Zellinger, Bernhard Moser, Ayadi Chouikhi, Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH; Margrit Gelautz and Matej Nezveda, Technical Univ. Vienna; Florian Seitner, Emotion3D GmbH (Austria)
video manuscript

SD&A Keynote Session 1
Session Chair: Nicolas Holliman, University of Newcastle (United Kingdom)
Mon. 3:50 - 4:50 pm

Two shipwrecks, 2500 metres underwater, six 3D cameras
- let the survey begin

Andrew Woods, Andrew Hutchison and Joshua Hollick, Curtin University;
Tim Eastwood, Western Australian Museum (Australia)


Abstract: In April/May 2015, a team led by Curtin University, WA Museum and DOF Subsea conducted a 3D imaging survey of the two historic shipwrecks HMAS Sydney (II) and HSK Kormoran. The Australian vessel HMAS Sydney and the German vessel HSK Kormoran encountered each other in the midst of World War II on the 19th of November in 1941 off the Western Australian coast. After a fierce battle both ships sank each other and they now lie in 2500 m (8200 feet) water depth, 200 km (125 miles) offshore from Shark Bay. This event is Australia's largest loss of life in a single maritime disaster - with the entire crew of 645 perishing on the Sydney and 82 crew lost on the Kormoran. The exact location of the two wrecks remained unknown for almost 70 years until they were discovered in 2008.

The aim of the 2015 expedition was to conduct a detailed 3D imaging survey of the two wrecks and their extensive debris fields. A custom underwater lighting and camera package was developed for fitment to two work-class underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) as often used in the offshore oil and gas industry. The camera package included six 3D cameras, and fourteen digital still cameras fitted across the two ROVs intended to capture feature photography, cinematography and 3D reconstruction photography. The camera package included six underwater stereoscopic cameras (three on each ROV) which captured a mix of 3D HD video footage, 3D stills, and 3D 4K video footage. High light levels are key to successful underwater photography and the system used a suite of ten LED underwater lights on each ROV to achieve artistic and effective lighting effects.

At the conclusion of four days of diving, the team had collected over 500,000 stills and over 300 hours of HD footage. The collected materials will contribute towards the development of museum exhibitions at the WA Museum and partner institutions, and the development of a feature documentary.

Another key technology being deployed on this project is photogrammetric 3D reconstruction which allows the generation of photo-realistic digital 3D models from a series of 2D photographs. These digital 3D models can be visualised in stereoscopic 3D and potentially 3D printed in full-colour to create physical reproductions of items from the sea floor.

This presentation will provide an overview of the expedition, a summary of the technology deployed, and an insight into the 3D imaging materials captured.

Author Biography:

Dr Andrew Woods is a Research Engineer at the Centre for Marine Science & Technology and Manager of the HIVE Visualisation Facility at Curtin University. He has a strong background in stereoscopic 3D imaging, visualisation, 3D reconstruction, 3D cameras and displays, video electronics, underwater vehicles (ROVs), and engineering software development, with applications in offshore oil and gas, and maritime archaeology.

EI 2016 Symposium Reception Mon. 5:00 - 6:00 pm

SD&A 3D Theatre
Session Chairs: John Stern, Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (United States), Andrew Woods, Curtin University (Australia) and Chris Ward, Lightspeed Design, Inc. (USA)
Mon. 6:00 to 7:30 pm

This ever-popular event allows attendees to see large-screen examples of 3D content from around the world.
Program announced at the conference. 3D glasses provided.

SD&A Conference Annual Dinner Mon. 7:50 pm to 10:00 pm

The annual informal dinner for SD&A attendees. An opportunity to meet with colleagues and discuss the latest advances. There is no host for the dinner. Information on venue and cost will be provided on the day at the conference.

Tuesday 16th February 2016

Human Factors and 2D to 3D Conversion
Session Chair: Takashi Kawai, Waseda University (Japan)
Tue. 8:40 - 10:20 am

8:40 am: Towards perceptually coherent depth maps in 2D-to-3D conversion, Tanja Schausberger, Nicole Brosch, and Margrit Gelautz, Vienna University of Technology (Austria) [SDA-433]
video manuscript

9:00 am: The effects of functional disparity on route memory in stereoscopic images, Sanghyun Kim, Michika Takahashi, katsumi watanabe, and Takashi Kawai, Waseda University (Japan) [SDA-434]

9:20 am: Depth extraction from a single image based on block-matching and robust regression, Hyeongju Jeong, Kwanghoon Sohn, and Changjae Oh, Yonsei Univ. (South Korea) [SDA-435]
video manuscript

9:40 am: Emotional arousal by stereoscopic images and the effects on time perception, Takashi Kawai, Risako Hama, and Masashi Horiuchi, Waseda Univ. (Japan) [SDA-436]
video manuscript

10:00 am: Stereoscopic remote vision system aerial refueling visual performance, Marc Winterbottom and James Gaska, U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine; Charles Lloyd, Visual Performance LLC; Steven Wright and Steven Hadley (United States) [SDA-437]
video manuscript

Coffee Break 10:20 - 10:50 am

3D Image Quality and Visual Comfort
Session Chair: John Merritt, The Merritt Group (United States)
Tue. 10:50 am - 12:30 pm

10:50 am: An adaptive blur in peripheral vision to reduce visual fatigue in stereoscopic vision, David Aurat, Olivier Hugues and Philippe Fuchs, Mines Paristech -- PSL; Laure Leroy, University Paris 8 (France) [SDA-438]
video manuscript

11:10 am: Trends in S3D movies quality as evaluated on 105 movies and 10 quality metrics, Dmitriy Vatolin, Alexander Bokov, Mikhail Erifeev, and Vyacheslav Napadovsky, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russian Federation) [SDA-439]
video manuscript

11:30 am: Evaluation of the perception of dynamic horizontal image translation and a gaze adaptive approach, Stefan Eickelberg, TU Dortmund University (Germany) [SDA-440]
video manuscript

11:50 am: Study on the influence of 3D motion characteristics on the blinking rate, Yuan Gao, Yue Liu, Yiwang Qian, and Yongtian Wang, Beijing Institute Of Technology (China) [SDA-441]

12:10 pm: Visual fatigue during continuous viewing the 3D Movie, Danli Wang, Xinpan Yan Yang, and Haichen Hu, Institut of Software, CAS (China) [SDA-442]

Lunch Break 12:30 - 2:00 pm

EI Plenary Session and Society Award Presentations Tues. 2:00 to 3:00 pm

"Pushing Computational Photography Deeper Into Imaging System Design"
Ren Ng, UC Berkeley, (United States)

speaker photograph

Coffee Break 3:00 - 3:30 pm

SD&A Keynote Presentation II
Session Chair: Andrew Woods, Curtin University (Australia)
Tues. 3:30 - 4:30 pm

3-D movie rarities  

Robert Furmanek and Greg Kintz, 3-D Film Archive (United States)



Stereoscopic motion pictures have existed for 100 years, and the 3-D Film Archive - founded in 1990 - has a key role in saving and preserving these historic elements. Robert (Bob) Furmanek, founder of the Archive, will discuss the many obstacles and challenges in locating and saving these precious stereo images. For example, their scanning, panel-matching, and stereoscopic image matching techniques have been widely recognized for their efficiency and precision. As Bob will present, the full restoration process begins with 2k or 4k wet-gate scanning of the best surviving 35 mm elements. The films are then aligned, shot-by-shot, for precise alignment and panel matching of the left / right elements. The 3-D Film Archive's multi-step process also includes image stabilization, flicker reduction, color balance, and dirt clean-up. At one time, the 3-D Film Archive held the largest collection of vintage stereoscopic film elements in the world. As such, Bob will display some of his favorite clips on the SD&A stereoscopic projection screen. In addition, the Archive's first four releases on Blu-ray 3D have enjoyed acclaim: Dragonfly Squadron, The Bubble, 3-D Rarities, and The Mask. For the first time, contemporary viewers are able to see these films at home in quality equal to or greater than the original theatrical experience. Bob will also discuss how the Archive is working to save and restore additional Golden Age 3-D films through licensing and partnerships.

Author Biography:

In 1990, Bob Furmanek realized a majority of the world's 3-D film heritage was on the verge of being lost forever. In response, he founded the 3-D Film Archive, an organization dedicated to rescuing, preserving and restoring our stereoscopic heritage. Over the next two decades, Mr. Furmanek preserved over fifty 3D films, and at one point, the Archive held the largest collection of vintage stereoscopic elements in the world. Over the past two -and-a-half decades, he has worked with NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, MGM/Park Circus, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros, George Eastman House, the British Film Institute, the Stanford Theater Foundation, UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Museum of Modern Art and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Most recently, Mr. Furmanek helped ensure the preservation of the 1954 feature GOG, and has spearheaded the home video release of the 1966 film THE BUBBLE through Kino and his own compilation of historically-important 3D shorts entitled 3D RARITIES through Flicker Alley. This compilation has since toured the country, selling out shows at such venues as the Museum of Modern Art.

Autostereoscopic Displays
Session Chair: Hideki Kakeya, University of Tsukuba (Japan)
Tue. 4:30 - 5:30 pm

4:30 pm: A high resolution aerial 3D display using a directional backlight (JIST-first), Hideki Kakeya and Shuta Ishizuka, University of Tsukuba (Japan) [SDA-444]
video manuscript

4:50 pm: Electronical correction of misalignments between optical grid and pixel panel on autostereoscopic displays, Silvio Jurk, Mathias Kuhlmey, Bernd Duckstein, and René de la Barré, Frauhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute (Germany) [SDA-445]

5:10 pm: 3D will be back but not as we know it, Tim Macmillan, David Newman, GoPro Inc (USA) [Presentation Only] [SDA-526]

Symposium Demonstration Session
Tues. 5:30 - 7:30 pm

A symposium-wide demonstration session will be open to attendees 5:30 to 7:30 pm Tuesday evening. Demonstrators will provide interactive, hands-on demonstrations of a wide-range of products related to Electronic Imaging.

The session will have a focused "Stereoscopic Displays and Applications" area. The demonstration session hosts a vast collection of stereoscopic products providing a perfect opportunity to witness a wide array of stereoscopic displays with your own two eyes.

Wednesday 17th February 2016

3D Content II
Session Chair: John Stern, Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (United States)
Wed. 8:40 - 10:20 am

8:40 am: An efficient approach to playback of stereoscopic videos using a wide field-of-view, Chris Larkee and John LaDisa, Marquette Univ. (United States) [SDA-447]
video manuscript

9:00 am: Hybrid reality: using 2D and 3D together in a mixed mode display, Kurt Hoffmeister, Mechdyne Corp. (United States) [Presentation only] [SDA-448]

SD&A Discussion Forum Wed. 9:20 - 10:20 am

The SD&A Discussion Forum is a great opportunity to hear a panel of stereoscopic luminaries discuss a topic of high stereoscopic relevance. Topic and speakers to be announced closer to the event. Please visit the conference website or join theSD&A Linkedin group for updates.

Coffee Break 10:20 - 10:50 am

3DIPM / SD&A: Stereoscopic Image Processing and Depth Mapping (Joint Session)
Session Chairs: William Puech, University of Montpellier (France) and Michael Weissman, TrueVision Systems (USA)

This session is jointly sponsored by: Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXVII and 3D Image Processing, Measurement (3DIPM), and Applications 2016.

Wed. 10:50 am - 12:30 pm

10:50 am: Geometrically constrained sub-pixel disparity estimation from stereo images of the retinal fundus, Mohamad Kharboutly, Carlos Vazquez, Stéphane Coulombe, and Jacques De Guise, école de technologie supérieure (Canada) [SDA-034]
video manuscript

11:10 am: 3D autostereoscopic display image generation using direct light field rendering, Young Ju Jeong and Hyunsung Chang, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (South Korea) [3DIPM-035]
video manuscript

11:30 am: A new hole filling method based on 3D geometric transformation for synthesized image, Hak Gu Kim and Yong Man Ro, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea) [SDA-036]

11:50 am: Blue noise sampling of surfaces from stereoscopic images, Frederic Payan, Jean-Luc Peyrot, and Marc Antonini, Laboratory I3S, University Nice - Sophia Antipolis and CNRS (France) - UMR 7271 (France) [3DIPM-037]
video manuscript

12:10 pm: Curtin HIVE - Hub for Immersive Visualisation and eResearch, Andrew Woods, Curtin University (Australia) [Standby Presentation] [Presentation Only] [SDA-601]

Lunch Break 12:30 - 2:00 pm

EI Plenary Session and EI Conference Award Presentations Wed. 2:00 - 3:00 pm

"Adding Human-Like Sensing and Interactions to Computing Devices"
Achin Bhowmik, Intel Corporation, (United States)

speaker photograph

Coffee Break 3:00 - 3:30 pm

ERVR / SD&A: Virtual Reality and 3D (Joint Session)
Session Chairs: Margaret Dolinsky, Indiana University (United States) and Chris Ward, Lightspeed Design, Inc. (USA)

This session is jointly sponsored by: Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXVII, and The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2016.

Wed. 3:30 - 5:30 pm

3:30 pm: LEIA 3D: holographic reality, David Fattal, LEIA Inc. (United States)
[Presentation Only] [SDA-039]

3:50 pm: Effect of inter-lens distance on fusional limit in stereoscopic vision using a simple smartphone head-mounted display, Hiroyuki Morikawa, Aoyama Gakuin University and Waseda Univiersity; Yoshihiro Banchi, Shota Tsukada, Yusuke Hasegawa, Suguru Takahashi and Takashi Kawai, Waseda Univiersity; Kaiji Ohta, International Christian University (Japan) [SDA-040]
video manuscript

4:10 pm: Investigating intermittent stereoscopy: its effects on perception and visual fatigue, Ari Bouaniche and Laure Leroy, Université Paris 8 (France) [SDA-041]
video manuscript

4:30 pm: Stereoscopy-based procedural generation of virtual environments, Manlio Scalabrin and Davide Gadia, University of Milan (Italy) [SDA-042]
video manuscript

4:50 pm: Beyond Fun and Games: VR as a Tool of the Trade, Carolina Cruz-Neira and Dirk Reiners, Emerging Analytics Center, University of Arkansas at Little Rock (USA) [ERVR-043] [Presentation Only]

SD&A Conference Closing Remarks Wed. 5:30 pm

EI 2016 Symposium Interactive Papers Session
Wed. 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXVII Interactive Papers
The following works will be presented at the EI 2016 Symposium Interactive Papers Session on Wednesday evening, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.
Wed. 5:30 - 7:00 pm

  • Occlusion and error detection for stereo matching and hole-filling using dynamic programming, Eu-Tteum Baek and Yo-Sung Ho, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) (South Korea) [SDA-449]

  • Comparison of visual discomfort in viewing 3D video with various contrast changes on stereoscopic 3D display, autostereoscopic display and HMD, Yoon-Suk Kang, The Webb Schools (United States); Sungho Cho, MASTERIMAGE 3D (South Korea) [SDA-450]

  • An analysis of blue-light effect in reducing visual discomfort from watching stereoscopic 3D video, Yong-Woo Kim and Hang-Bong Kang, Catholic University of Korea (South Korea) [SDA-451]

  • Retinal projection type 3D head-mounted display using an HOE lens array, Yasuhiro Takatsuka, Kayo Yoshimoto, and Hideya Takahashi, Osaka City Univ. (Japan) [SDA-452]

  • Disparity remapping considering the perception of depth structure, Ikuko Tsubaki and Kenichi Iwauchi, Sharp Corp.; Hiroaki Shigemasu, Kochi University of Technology (Japan) [SDA-453]

  • A novel approach of generating stereoscopic images using defocus, Tianteng Bi, Yue Liu, Dongdong Wong, and Yongtian Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China) [SDA-454]

Changes from advance program:
- Withdrawn: On the design of a light field based immersive video conferencing system, Roger Olsson and Mårten Sjöström, Mid Sweden Univ. (Sweden)
- Withdrawn: Creating stylistic stereoscopic animations from 2D + Depth video data, Javier Villegas, Independent Researcher (United States)
- Withdrawn: A discrete holography method for multiview glassless 3D display using dynamic address driver, Laurence Chen, 4D perception LLC (United States)
- Withdrawn: 3D image warping based on linear disparity mapping, Riddhi Ray Chaudhuri and Prabir Kumar Biswas, Indian Institute of Technology (India)
- Changed from Oral to Poster: The effects of functional disparity on route memory in stereoscopic images, Sanghyun Kim, Michika Takahashi, Katsumi Watanabe, and Takashi Kawai, Waseda University (Japan)

   14-18 February 2016: Electronic Imaging 2016
   Monday 15 February 2016: SD&A Conference DAY1 - Technical Papers, Keynote Presentation 1, 3D Theatre, SD&A Annual Dinner.
   Tuesday 16 February 2016: SD&A Conference DAY2 - Technical Papers, Keynote Presentation 2, Demonstration Session, EI Exhibits.
   Wednesday 17 February 2016: SD&A Conference DAY3 - Technical Papers, Discussion Forum, Poster Session, EI Exhibits, Symposium Reception.
   Thursday 18 February 2016: option to visit other Electronic Imaging conferences or the Photonics West Exhibition

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