Selected Publications (by year)

2

Total-Text: Toward Orientation Robustness in Scene Text Detection Star

To facilitate a new text detection research, we introduce the Total-Text dataset that consists of 1555 images with more than 3 different text orientations, one of a kind. Extension of ICDAR 2017 (Oral, acceptance rate: 52/409 ~ 12.7%).

C.K. Ch'ng, C.S. Chan and C-L. Liu
International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (In Press)
[pdf] [arXiv (ICDAR 2017 extended ver.)] [slide] [dataset]

2

Mask Captioning Network

This paper leverages on Mask RCNN to detect the salient regions in pixel level in the object layer; while, in the background layer, a CNN model is used to encode the scene features.

J.H. Lim and C.S. Chan
ICIP 2019 (accepted)
[pdf] [poster]

2

COMIC: Towards A Compact Image Captioning Model with Attention Star

This paper introduces a compact image captioning model which is hitherto unexplored, and shows competitive results on both MS-COCO and InstaPIC-1.1M datasets despite having an embedding vocabularly size that is 39x-99x smaller.

J.H. Tan, C.S. Chan and J.H. Chuah
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (In Press)
[pdf] [code]

2

Low-light Image Enhancement using Gaussian Process for Features Retrieval Star

This paper modeled low-light image enhancement as a distribution of localized enhancement functions using Gaussian Process trained at runtime with reference data generated from a CNN.

Y.P. Loh, X. Liang and C.S. Chan
Signal Processing: Image Communication 2019
[pdf] [dataset] [code]

2

Phrase-based Image Caption Generator with Hierarchical LSTM Network

This paper builds an image captioning system based on phrase. Extension of ACCV 2016: phi-LSTM.

Y.H. Tan and C.S. Chan
Neurocomputing 2019
[pdf] [arXiv (ACCV 2016 extended ver.)] [ACCV2016 poster]

2

Getting to Know Low-light Images with ExDark Dataset Star

ExDark: Exclusively Dark (ExDark) dataset which to the best of our knowledge, is the largest collection of low-light images to-date with image class and object level annotations.

Y.P. Loh and C.S. Chan
Computer Vision and Image Understanding 2019
[pdf] [dataset]

2

Improved ArtGAN for Conditional Synthesis of Natural Image and Artwork Star

ArtGAN: A series of new approaches to improve Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) for conditional image synthesis. Extension of ICIP 2017: ArtGAN.

W.R. Tan, C.S. Chan, H. Aguirre and K. Tanaka
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 2019
[pdf] [supp. material] [code]

2

Anisotropic Partial Differential Equation based Video Saliency Detection

Study video saliency detection using Partial Differential Equation (PDE).

W.L. Hoo and C.S. Chan
ICIP 2018
[pdf] [poster]

2

Multi-Organ Plant Classification based on Convolutional and Recurrent Neural Networks Star

In this work, we present two deep frameworks (i.e. HGO-CNN & Plant-StructNet) to classify plant. Extension of ICIP 2017: HGO-CNN.

S.H. Lee, C.S. Chan and P. Remagnino
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 2018
[pdf] [code] [project]

2

Granular-based Dense Crowd Density Estimation

In this work, we study crowd counting using the concept and principles of granular computing.

V.J. Kok and C.S. Chan
Multimedia Tools and Applications 2018
[pdf]

2

How Deep Learning Extracts and Learns Leaf Features for Plant Classification Star

This paper studies how deep learning can be used in plant classification. Extension of ICIP 2015: Deep-Plant.

S.H. Lee, C.S. Chan, S. Mayo and P. Remagnino
Pattern Recognition 2017
[pdf] [code] [dataset] [webpage]

2

GrCS: Granular Computing Based Crowd Segmentation

This paper studies crowd segmentation using the concept and principles of granular computing.

V.J. Kok and C.S. Chan
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics 2017
[pdf] [webpage]

2

A Deep Convolutional Network for Fine-art Paintings Classification

This paper preliminary studies on artwork classification using AlexNet.

W.R. Tan, C.S. Chan, H. Aguirre and K. Tanaka
ICIP 2016
[pdf] [supp. material] [poster] [github] [dataset]

2

Early Detection of Human Actions - A Hybrid Approach

This paper studies a classifer that is capable to recognize human action when only partial action sample is seen. Best student paper nomination at FUZZ-IEEE 2015.

E. Vats and C.S. Chan
Applied Soft Computing 2016
[pdf]

2

Fuzzy Qualitative Human Model for Viewpoint Identification

This paper studies a view-invariant human model based on Poisson and fuzzy qualitative reasoning. Extension of FUZZ-IEEE 2013.

C.H. Lim and C.S. Chan
Neural Computing and Applications 2016
[pdf]

2

Crowd Behavior Analysis: A Review where Physics meets Biology

This paper surveys a crowd behavior analysis with 180 references.

V.J. Kok, M.K. Lim and C.S. Chan
Neurocomputing 2016
[pdf] [webpage]

2

Orthogonal Planar Search (OPS) for Coronary Artery Centerline Extraction

This paper investigates orthogonal planar search for coronary artery centerline extraction from computed tomography angiography. Extension of MVA 2013.

S. Tang and C.S. Chan
Signal, Image and Video Processing 2016
[pdf] [poster]

2

Zero-Shot Object Recognition System based on Topic Model

This paper studies zero-shot learning based on topic model. Extension of ICIP 2013.

W.L. Hoo and C.S. Chan
IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems 2015
[pdf] [webpage]

2

An Improved BK Sub-Triangle Product Approach for Scene Classification

This paper studies on scene classification using BK sub-triangle product inference mechanism.

E. Vats, C.K. Lim and C.S. Chan
Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems 2015
[pdf] [webpage]

2

A Novel Multimodal Communication Framework using Robot Partner for Ageing Population

This paper studies a new multimodal human-robot interaction framework to support elderly people in their daily life.

D. Tang, B. Yusuf, J. Botzheim, N. Kubota and C.S. Chan
Expert Systems with Applications 2015
[pdf]

2

Fuzzy Human Motion Analysis: A Review

First fuzzy review paper in human motion analysis with 252 references.

C.H. Lim*, E. Vats* and C.S. Chan (*indicates equal contribution)
Pattern Recognition 2015
[pdf]

2

A Weighted Inference Engine based on Interval-valued Fuzzy Relational Theory

This paper studies a high reliability inference engine that is rule-free, tolerate to uncertainty with interval-valued fuzzy sets and consider features weight. Extension of FUZZ-IEEE 2013.

C.K. Lim and C.S. Chan
Expert Systems with Applications 2015
[pdf]

2

Scene Image is Non-Mutually Exclusive - A Fuzzy Qualitative Scene Understanding Star

This paper proposes fuzzy qualitative rank classifier to handle natural scene classification. Extension of FUZZ-IEEE 2012.

C.H. Lim, A. Risnumawan and C.S. Chan
IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems 2014
[pdf]

2

A Robust Arbitrary Text Detection System for Natural Scene Images

Curve text detection. A new dataset (CUTE80) is proposed.

A. Risnumawan, P. Shivakumara, C.S. Chan and C.L. Tan
Expert Systems with Applications 2014
[pdf] [dataset]

2

Refined Particle Swarm Optimisation Method for Abrupt Motion Tracking

This paper studies abrupt motion tracking using PSO. Extension of MVA 2013: SwATrack.

M.K. Lim, C.S. Chan, D. Monekosso and P. Remagnino
Information Sciences 2014
[pdf] [dataset] [webpage]

2

Crowd Saliency Detection via Global Similarity Structure

This paper identifies and localizes salient regions in a crowd scene, by transforming low-level features extracted from the crowd motion field into a global similarity structure.

M.K. Lim*, V.J. Kok*, C.C. Loy and C.S. Chan (*indicates equal contribution)
ICPR 2014 (Oral, acceptance rate: 198/1409 ~ 14%.)
[pdf] [dataset] [webpage]

2

Enhanced Random Forest with Image/Patch-Level Learning for Image Understanding

This paper studies discriminative RF codebook learning and generative classifier learning in image understanding.

W.L. Hoo, T-K. Kim, Y. Pei and C.S. Chan
ICPR 2014 (Oral, acceptance rate: 198/1409 ~ 14%.)
[pdf] [supp. material]

2

A Fusion Approach for Efficient Human Skin Detection

This paper studies a hybrid model to detect human skin. A new skin detection dataset (Pratheepan) is proposed.

W.R. Tan, C.S. Chan, Y. Pratheepan and J. Condell
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics 2012
[pdf] [dataset] [webpage]

2

Fuzzy Qualitative Human Motion Analysis

This paper studies human motion analysis with fuzzy qualitative reasoning. Extension of FUZZ-IEEE 2008.

C.S. Chan and H. Liu
IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems 2009
[pdf]

2

GMM-QNT Hybrid Framework for Vision-based Human Motion Analysis

This paper studies a fusion between GMM-QNT for human motion analysis.

C.S. Chan and H. Liu
FUZZ-IEEE 2009 (Oral)
[pdf]

2

Recognition of Human Motion From Qualitative Normalised Templates

This paper models human upper and lower limbs using qualitative normalised templates. Application in visual surveillance.

C.S. Chan, H. Liu and D.J. Brown
Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems 2007
[pdf]