ALICIA-VISION

ALICIA-Vision is a joint laboratory between the REVA team at IRIT (Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse) and the post-production company Mikros Image, located in Paris. Funded by the ANR, the French Research Agency, for a period of 4 years, this LabCom started in November 2020.

Objectives

The objective of the ALICIA-Vision joint laboratory is to formalize a joint research activity:

  • to innovate in the field of artificial vision, using geometric and photometric approaches,
  • to extract precise knowledge about cameras, the scene and materials of which it is made, and light sources;
  • to create a transversal link between the theoretical and algorithmic approaches for the creating visual effects by “classical” artificial vision, as currently developed by REVA and Mikros Image, and approaches to these problems by "intelligent” artificial vision, i.e. according to the paradigms of machine learning in Artificial Intelligence, in particular those of deep learning.

Research axes

LabCom ALICIA-Vision aims at capitalizing on the AliceVision pipeline and its software environment with ambitious objectives to develop new AI algorithms along four research axes.

Improving the performance and robustness of the 3D reconstruction pipeline

Camera tracking by localization and tracking of moving objects

Extraction of geometric and photometric characteristics in a multi-view pipeline

Determination of materials in a multi-view pipeline

AliceVision and Meshroom

The software integration of the research conducted by ALICIA-Vision is intended to expand the libraries of the AliceVision 3D reconstruction pipeline, used in production since 2016 by Mikros Image. This “classic” artificial vision pipeline is distributed as open source. The project is the result of a broad collaboration, which includes notably two European Horizon 2020 projects involving the REVA team (formerly VORTEX) and Mikros Image. The main application, called Meshroom, allows graphic designers to interactively configure pipeline processing.

LabCom Organization

Scientific
Committee

IRIT
Pierre GURDJOS (CNRS Research Engineer)
Jean-Denis DUROU (Associate Professor at University of Toulouse)
Jean MÉLOU (Post-Doctorate)
Lilian CALVET (Research Engineer)

Mikros
Benoit MAUJEAN (R&D Manager)
Fabien CASTAN (R&D Engineer)

Permanent guest
Yvain QUÉAU, CNRS Research Fellow at the GREYC laboratory (Caen)

Steering
Committee

IRIT
Pierre GURDJOS (CNRS Research Engineer)
Jean-Denis DUROU (Associate Professor at University of Toulouse)

Mikros
Benoit MAUJEAN (R&D Manager)
Fabien CASTAN (R&D Engineer)

Permanent guest: Vincent CHARVILLAT (Professor INPT, Director of the REVA team and VP of the INPT)

Observatory
Committee

Christophe HAUNOLD, Head of Partnerships, Knowledge and Technology Transfer at the University of Luxembourg
Paul PARNEIX, Senior Technical Artist, 3D and immersive at Adobe France
Charlotte SICRE, Research Valorization Officer at IRIT, CNRS Engineer
Stéphane SINGIER, Head of Cultural and Creative Industries at Cap Digital (Paris)
Yvain QUÉAU, CNRS Research Fellow at the GREYC laboratory (Caen)