Goals and plan of the study
Mobile phones with integrated digital cameras provide new ways to get access
to digital information and services.
Research on image retrieval algorithms is very active. Image matching
algorithm should be robust against variations in illumination, viewpoint, and
scale. Mobile applications should work with stringent bandwidth, memory and
computational requirements. This requires the optimisation of the performance
and the memory usage. If the image matching can be done directly on a mobile
client the system latency is reduced. Distributing the computation among the
users provides better system scalability.
The key purpose of the project is to develop technology for the image based
linking. This technology can be used for various purposes and it enables
linking of the digital information to the physical world. Possible application
areas cover outdoor advertising, magazine and newspaper advertising, tourist