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Dr Ir Vinciane LACROIX

Researcher

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Research projects

DAP-16-8

The aim of the study is to develop (semi-)automatic image analysis methods in order to help vectorize topo-geographic objects from satellite imagery and to integrate these in the Geographic service of the Defense in charge of the MGCP project.

ARMURS

The general objective of the project is to capitalize partners' knowledge in the development of a demonstrator to assist data producers in updating more efficiently their topographic database by using state-of-the-art image processing and statistical analysis techniques. Data will include remote sensing images, together with socio-economical data.

OCTOPUS

The method developed for NGI by SIC in the scope of the ETATS project (STEREO SR/00/21) to detect changes in buildings and roadnetwork from SPOT5 images and the Top10v-GIS topographic data base (conceptually at 1:10 000) of NGI, has produced good results on a set of zones, but could not be validated sufficiently in the foreseen time frame during the ETATS project. Moreover, taking into account the tests realized and in order to make the application more flexible, NGI prefers a modular version of the realized software under the form of successions of scripts instead of a global graphical interface. Finally, the NGI wish that the method could accept as input other types of images than SPOT5 images, as aerial photos, orthophotos and mosaics.

At the end of this project, the NGI will have a versatile and adapted prototype to help the updating of topogeographical data.

GMOSS

The aim of the GMOSS network of excellence is to integrate Europe?s civil security research so as to acquire and nourish the autonomous knowledge and expertise base Europe needs if it is to develop and maintain an effective capacity for global monitoring using satellite earth observation.

GEMITOR

The objective of the GEMITOR project is to generate a Numerical Surface Model (NSM) with a resolution that is as high as possible. This NSM would then serve as input for the EMSOR project to which the GEMITOR project is linked.

Generating NSM from SAR interferometrie has proved to be challenging at very high resolution. In particular, the phase unwrapping operation has to be re-examined, for instance by adopting a multiresolution approach.

EMSOR

EMSOR vise 2 applications complémentaires de la détection de structures humaines, à savoir : la mise à jour de données cartographiques en routine et la mise à jour de cartes en temps de crise avec évaluation des dégâts survenus.

EMSOR va intégrer voire développer les méthodes nécessaires à l’analyse des données SAR pour les applications en sécurité (résolution 1m), à l’analyse des données optiques (résolution 1m) et à la fusion de données SAR et optiques.

EMSOR, est intégré dans un réseau destiné à faciliter l’échange d’expertise, de données et la comparaison de résultats.

Etats

The National Geographic Institute (of Belgium) is in charge of the production of the digital topo-geographic data over Belgium at the scale of 1:10000. In order to keep up with the evolution of the situation on the terrain, the NGI has to plan for the update of these data and inform its user about the status of that update. Detection of areas that have undergone a significant evolution with respect to the know situation in the database is thus required.

The role of RMA in this project is to detect those areas. More specifically, the focus will be put on the detection of the communication network (roads, railroad) and the build-up areas. RMA will produce a software prototype that will interface with a Geographical Information System and that will compute a 'change index' for fixed-size cells on a regular grid using very high resolution satellite images.

Publications

  1. Charles Beumier, Damien Closson, Vinciane Lacroix, Nada Milisavljevic, and Yann Yvinec. Mine Action - The Research Experience of the Royal Military Academy of Belgium. InTech, August 2017.
  2. Vinciane Lacroix, Yann Yvinec, and Marc Acheroy. Research at RMA in the evolving context of mine action. In Charles Beumier, Damien Closson, Vinciane Lacroix, Nada Milisavljevic, and Yann Yvinec, editors, Mine Action - The Research Experience of the Royal Military Academy of Belgium, chapter 01. InTech, Rijeka, 2017.
  3. Yann Yvinec, Nada Milisavljevic, Charles Beumier, Idrissa Mahamadou, Dirk Borghys, Michal Shimoni, and Vinciane Lacroix. Remote sensing for non‐technical survey. In Charles Beumier, Damien Closson, Vinciane Lacroix, Nada Milisavljevic, and Yann Yvinec, editors, Mine Action - The Research Experience of the Royal Military Academy of Belgium, chapter 05. InTech, Rijeka, 2017.
  4. Yann Yvinec, Vinciane Lacroix, and Yvan Baudoin. TIRAMISU Final Technology Demonstration at SEDEE-DOVO. Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 20 : Iss. 1 , Article 14, 2016.
  5. Vinciane Lacroix and Sabine Vanhuysse. Crater detection using CGC, A new circle detection method. In Advances in Pattern Recognition, International Conference on, ICPRAM2015, Lisbon,Portugal, 2015. (PDF)
  6. Vinciane Lacroix and Sabine Vanhuysse. Indicators of mine presence: Focus on trenches, south-eastern european journal of earth observation and geomatics. South-Eastern European Journal of Earth Observation and Geomatics, 3(2):635-639, August 2014. (PDF)
  7. Vinciane Lacroix. Color line detection. In 16th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing, pages 318-326, Ravenna, Italy, September 2011. (PDF)
  8. Vinciane Lacroix. De la lumière à la couleur, une synthèse sur la perception colorée. In Ateliers de travail sur le Traitement et l'Analyse de l'Information: Méthodes & Applications (TAIMA), Hammamet, Tunisie, October 2011. Publication dans un cahier individuel en 2012. (PDF)
  9. S. Jouili, S. Tabbone, and V. Lacroix. Median graph shift: A new clustering for graph domain. In ICPR, 2010. submitted to ICPR2010. (PDF)
  10. Vinciane Lacroix. Automatic palette identification of colored graphics. In Jean-Marc Ogier, Wenyin Liu, and Josep Lladós, editors, Graphics Recognition. Achievements, Challenges, and Evolution, 8th International Workshop, GREC 2009, La Rochelle, France, July 22-23, 2009. Selected Papers, volume 6020 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 61-68. Springer, 2010. (PDF)
  11. V Lacroix and M Idrissa. Optimal Palette Extraction as Part of Scanned Graphics Vectorization. In Fourth European Conference on Colour in Graphics, Imaging, and MCS/10 Vision 12th International Symposium on Multispectral Colour Science, Joensuu, Finland June 2010, June 2010.
  12. R. Dekker, C. Kuenzer, M. Lehner, P. Reinartz, I. Niemeyer, S. Nussmbaum, V. Lacroix, V. Sequeira, E. Stringa, and E. Schöpfer. Change detection tools. In B. Jasani, M. Pesaresi, S. Schneiderbauer, and G. Zeug, editors, Remote Sensing from Space, Supporting International Peace and Security, pages 119-140. Springer, 2009.
  13. M Idrissa and V Lacroix. A Multiresolution-MRF Approach for Stereo Dense Disparity Estimation. In IEEE-GRSS/ISPRS Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, May 20-22 2009, Shanghai China, May 2009.
  14. Vinciane Lacroix. Automatic palette identification of colored graphics. In GREC09, pages 95-100, La Rochelle, France, July 2009. (PDF)
  15. Vinciane Lacroix. Raster-to-vector conversion: Problems and tools towards a solution, A map segmentation application. In ICAPR09, pages 318-321, Kolkata, India, 2009. IEEE Computer Society. (PDF)
  16. V. Lacroix, H.-J. Lotz-Iwen, P. Zeil, and M. Pesaresi. The GMOSS experience. In Conference ICTTA, Damascus, Syria, August 2008. (PDF)
  17. V. Alberga, M. Idrissa, V. Lacroix, and J. Inglada. Performance estimation of similarity measures of multi-sensor images for change detection applications. In Proceedings of MultiTemp, Leuven, Belgium, July 2007 2007.
  18. Vinciane Lacroix. Le Réseau d'excellence GMOSS. In Ateliers de travail sur le Traitement et l'Analyse de l'Information: Méthodes & Applications (TAIMA), Hammamet, Tunisie, May 2007. (PDF)
  19. V. Lacroix, H.-J. Lotz-Iwen, P. Zeil, and M. Pesaresi. GMOSS: a network of excellence promoting EO for security and stability. In EARSEL GMES conference, Bolzano, Italy, June 2007. (PDF)
  20. V. Lacroix, N. Stephenne, C. Burnley, and I. Neumeyer. GMOSS gender action plan. In G. Zeug and M. Pesaresi, editors, Global Monitoring for Security and Stability (GMOSS)- Integrated Scientific Technological Research supporting security aspects of the European Union. EUR report 23033, 2007.
  21. V Lacroix V. Alberga M. Idrissa and J Inglada. Comparison of similarity measures of multi-sensor images for change detection applications. In Proceedings of IGARSS 2007, Barcelona, Spain, July 2007, July 2007.
  22. V Lacroix V. Alberga M. Idrissa and J Inglada. Performance estimation of similarity measures of multi-sensor images for change detection applications. In Proceedings of MultiTemp 2007, Leuven, Belgium, July 2007, July 2007.
  23. C Beumier and V Lacroix. Road extraction for EuroSDR contest. In Proceedings of the SPIE, Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing XII, volume 6365, Stockholm, Sweden, September 2006.
  24. S. Delhay, V. Lacroix, and M. Idrissa. A GIS tool for humanitarian demining. In proceedings of AGIT Conference, Salzburg, Austria, July 2006.
  25. S. Delhay, V. Lacroix, and Y. Yvinec. Examples of the use of remote sensing and GIS for humanitarian demining. In 6th International Conference on Earth Observation and Geoinformation Sciences in Support of Africa’s Development, Cairo, Egypt, October 2006. (PDF)
  26. Vinciane Lacroix, Arnaud Hincq, Idrissa Mahamadou, H. Bruynseels, and Olivier Swartenbroekx. Detecting urbanization changes using SPOT5. Pattern Recognition Letters, 27:226-233, 2006. (PDF)
  27. A Hincq H Bruynseels V. Lacroix M. Idrissa and O Swartenbroekx. Detecting urbanization changes using spot5. Pattern Recognition Letters, 2006.
  28. S. Delhay, V. Lacroix, and M Idrissa. Paradis: Gis tools for humanitarian demining. In ISCRAM 2005 Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management Conference, April 2005.
  29. Arnaud Hincq, Vinciane Lacroix, Idrissa Mahamadou, H. Bruynseels, and Olivier Swartenbroekx. Tests de visibilité sur des images SPOT5. In ACFAS 2005, volume Colloque 202, Chicoutimi, Canada, May 2005. (PDF)
  30. Vinciane Lacroix, Arnaud Hincq, Idrissa Mahamadou, H. Bruynseels, and Olivier Swartenbroekx. SPOT5 pour la détection d'urbanisation. In ACFAS 2005, volume Colloque 202, Chicoutimi, Canada, May 2005. (PDF)
  31. Vinciane Lacroix, Arnaud Hincq, Idrissa Mahamadou, H. Bruynseels, and Olivier Swartenbroekx. SPOT5 pour la télédétection d'urbanisation. Revue Française de Photogramétrie et de Télédétection, 178:3-11, 2005. (PDF)
  32. A Hincq H Bruynseels V. Lacroix M. Idrissa and O Swartenbroekx. Spot5 pour la télédétection d'urbanisation. Revue Française de Photogramà textcopyright trie et de Télédétection, 2005.
  33. S. Delhay, V. Lacroix, and M. Idrissa. PARADIS: Focusing on GIS field tools for humanitarian demining. In 5th IARP Workshop HUDEM'2004, Brussels, Belgium, June 2004. (PDF)
  34. V. Lacroix, M. Idrissa, A. Hincq, H. Bruynseels, and O. Swartenbroekx. A visibility test on spot5 images. In ISPRS 2004, volume Commission 4, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2004, July 2004.
  35. Vinciane Lacroix, Arnaud Hincq, Idrissa Mahamadou, H. Bruynseels, and Olivier Swartenbroekx. SPOT5 images for urbanization detection. In ACIVS 2004, Bruxelles, Belgium, August 2004. (PDF)
  36. Vinciane Lacroix, Arnaud Hincq, Idrissa Mahamadou, H. Bruynseels, and Olivier Swartenbroekx. A visibility test on SPOT5 images. In ISPRS 2004, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2004. (PDF)
  37. S. Delhay, V. Lacroix, and M. Idrissa. Paradis, a gis tool for the management of humanitarian demining campaigns. In EUDEM2-SCOT-2003 International Conference on Requirements and Technologies for the Detection, Removal and Neutralization of Landmines and UXO, September 2003.
  38. S. Delhay, V. Lacroix, and M. Idrissa. PARADIS, a GIS tool for the management of humanitarian demining campaigns. In EUDEM2-SCOT-2003 International Conference on Requirements and Technologies for the Detection, Removal and Neutralization of Landmines and UXO, Brussels, Belgium, September 2003. (PDF)
  39. D Borghys, V Lacroix, and C Perneel. Edge and Line Detection in Polarimetric SAR Images. In International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Quebec, Canada, August 2002.
  40. V. Lacroix. Ridge extraction. In Vision Interface, June 2001.
  41. V. Lacroix, E. Wolff, and M. Acheroy. PARADIS: A prototype for assisting rational activities in humanitarian demining using images from satellites. Journal for Mine Action, Issue 6.1, May 2001.
  42. V. Lacroix, M. Shimoni, M. Acheroy, and E. Wolff. A geographical information system for humanitarian demining. In ISPRS, Vol XXXIII, Amsterdam, July 2000. (PostScript)
  43. V. Lacroix and M. Acheroy. Line network extraction applied to road detection on spot images. In International Symposium ``In Memoriam Pierre Devijver'', February 1999.
  44. Yann Yvinec, Pascal Druyts, Vinciane Lacroix, Youssef Ouaghli, and Idrissa Mahamadou. Airborne minefield detection: pilot project {RMA/SIC} Final report. Technical report, Royal Military Academy, Avenue de la Renaissance, 30 B-1000 Brussels, 1999.
  45. V. Lacroix and M. Acheroy. Feature-extraction using the constrained gradient. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 53:85-94, April 1998. (PostScript)
  46. V. Lacroix and M. Acheroy. Constrainted gradient: Low-level tool for feature extraction. In IAPR/TC-7 Workshop ``Remote Sensing and Mapping'', Austria, September 1996. Technical University Graz. (PostScript)
  47. V. Lacroix. Edge detection: What about rotation invariance? Pattern Recognition Letters, 11:797-802, 1990.
  48. V. Lacroix. A three-module strategy for edge detection. IEEE Trans. on Pattern Anal. and Machine Intelligence, 10(6):803-810, November 1988. (PDF)
  49. V. Lacroix. Pixel labeling in a second-order markov mesh. Signal Processing, 12:59-82, 1987.