Manuel P. Malumbres

Manuel P. Malumbres
Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche | UMH · Department of Computer Engineering

PhD Computer Science

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December 2009 - present
Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche
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  • Professor (Full)
October 2005 - August 2015
Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche
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  • Head of Department
January 2005 - December 2009
Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche
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Publications (153)
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The proportion of video traffic on the internet is expected to reach 82% by 2022, mainly due to the increasing number of consumers and the emergence of new video formats with more demanding features (depth, resolution, multiview, 360, etc.). Efforts are therefore being made to constantly improve video compression standards to minimize the necessary...
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The audiovisual entertainment industry has entered a race to find the video encoder offering the best Rate/Distortion (R/D) performance for high-quality high-definition video content. The challenge consists in providing a moderate to low computational/hardware complexity encoder able to run Ultra High-Definition (UHD) video formats of different fla...
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Each new video encoding standard includes encoding techniques that aim to improve the performance and quality of the previous standards. During the development of these techniques, PSNR was used as the main distortion metric. However, the PSNR metric does not consider the subjectivity of the human visual system, so that the performance of some codi...
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An integrated simulation tool called Video Delivery Simulation Framework over Vehicular Networks (VDSF-VN) is presented. This framework is intended to allow users to conduct experiments related to video transmission in vehicular networks by means of simulation. Research on this topic requires the use of many independent tools, such as traffic and n...
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Traditionally, it has been assumed that the compression of the sign of wavelet coefficients is not worth the effort because they form a zero-mean process. However, several image encoders such as JPEG 2000 include sign-coding capabilities. In this paper, we analyze the convenience of including sign-coding techniques into wavelet-based image encoders...
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En este artículo se han analizado dos técnicas de codificación perceptual, como son texture masking y contrast masking, aplicadas al estándar de codificación de vídeo HEVC. Para el texture masking se han adaptado algoritmos utilizados en compresión de imágenes a las características del HEVC, como es su transformada y los diferentes tamaños de bloqu...
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Se ha diseñado un emulador HEVC Intra en Matlab con el objetivo de proporcionar a la comunidad científica y educativa una herramienta que implementa las diferentes etapas de codificación Intra del estándar HEVC y obtiene resultados mediante curvas rate-distortion y valores BD-Rate para distintas métricas objetivas de calidad. Las etapas de transfor...
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High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) was developed to improve its predecessor standard, H264/AVC, by doubling its compression efficiency. As in previous standards, Motion Estimation (ME) is one of the encoder critical blocks to achieve significant compression gains. However, it demands an overwhelming complexity cost to accurately remove video tempo...
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In 2016, 73% of total Internet traffic came from video transmission and this percentage is expected to reach 82% by 2021. These figures show the importance of using video compression standards that maximize video quality while minimizing the necessary bandwidth. In 2013, the HEVC standard was released accounting for an approximate 50% bit rate savi...
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Nowadays, more and more vehicles are equipped with communication capabilities, not only providing connectivity with onboard devices, but also with off-board communication infrastructures. From road safety (i.e., multimedia e-call) to infotainment (i.e., video on demand services), there are a lot of applications and services that may be deployed in...
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Video delivery in Vehicular Ad-hoc NETworks has a great number of applications. However, multimedia streaming over this kind of networks is a very challenging issue because (a) it is one of the most resource-demanding applications; (b) it requires high bandwidth communication channels; (c) it shows moderate to high node mobility patterns and (d) it...
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The most recent video coding standard, High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), is able to significantly improve the compression performance at the expense of a huge computational complexity increase with respect to its predecessor, H.264/AVC. Parallel versions of the HEVC encoder may help to reduce the overall encoding time in order to make it more su...
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Uniform quantization schemas with dead zone are widely used in image and video codecs. The design of these quantizers affects to the final R/D performance, being two of the quantizer parameters the responsible for that variations: the dead zone size and the reconstruction point location inside each quantization step. In this work we tune the quanti...
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The HEVC video coding standard launched on 2013, is able to reduce to the half, on average, the bit stream size produced by H.264/AVC encoder at the same video quality, but it requires nearly 70 % more time than H.264/AVC to encode a video sequence. In this paper we propose several parallelization approaches to the HEVC encoder. Our proposals, for...
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The HEVC video coding standard requires nearly 70 % more time than H.264/AVC to encode a video sequence. Manycore architectures can considerably help to reduce the coding time. In this paper, we propose the use of GPUs to perform the intra-picture prediction without any R/D loss. We have evaluated our proposal and compared the results with the ones...
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The new video coding standard HEVC includes two concepts that allow to partition a frame into regions that can be independently encoded and decoded. These two concepts are named “Tiles” and “Slices”. In this paper, we present and analyze optimized parallel versions of the HEVC encoder based on tile and slice partitioning. We have evaluated the bene...
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After the emergence of the new High Efficiency Video Coding standard, several strategies have been followed in order to take advantage of the parallel features available in it. Many of the parallelization approaches in the literature have been performed in the decoder side, aiming at achieving real-time decoding. However, the most complex part of t...
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In the HEVC standard, motion estimation is one of the most complex task of the video encoder, requiring a great percentage of the encoding time mainly due to (a) a large set of Coding Tree Unit partitioning modes, (b) the presence of multiple reference frames, and (c) the varying size of Coding Units in comparison with its predecessor H264/AVC. In...
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Several insect species pose a serious threat to different plant species, sometimes becoming a pest that produces significant damage to the landscape, biodiversity, and/or the economy. This is the case of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae), Semanotus laurasii Lucas (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), and Monochamus galloprovincia...
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In this paper, we focus on applying parallel processing techniques to HEVC encoder in order to significantly reduce the computational power requirements without disturbing its coding efficiency. So, we propose several, synchronous and asynchronous, parallelization approaches working at a coarse grain parallelization level, based on the Group Of Pic...
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Discrete Wavelet Transform has been widely used in image compression because it is able to compact frequency and spatial localization of image energy into a small fraction of coefficients. In recent years coefficient sign coding has been used to improve image compression. The potential correlation between the sign of a coefficient and the signs of...
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Recently, a new video coding standard called HEVC has been developed to deal with the nowadays media market challenges, being able to reduce to the half, on average, the bit stream size produced by the former video coding standard H.264/AVC at the same video quality. However, the computing requirements to encode video improving compression efficien...
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Recently, a new video coding standard called HEVC has been developed to deal with the current media market challenges, being able to reduce by the half, on average, the bit stream size produced by the former video coding standard H.264/AVC at the same video quality. However, the computing requirements to encode video improving compression efficienc...
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With future vehicles equipped with processing capability, storage, and communications, vehicular networks will become a reality. A vast number of applications will arise that will make use of this connectivity. Some of them will be based on video streaming. In this paper we focus on HEVC video coding standard streaming in vehicular networks and how...
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When comparing the performance of video coding approaches, evaluating different commercial video encoders, or measuring the perceived video quality in a wireless environment, Rate/distortion analysis is commonly used, where distortion is usually measured in terms of PSNR values. However, PSNR does not always capture the distortion perceived by a hu...
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The high efficiency video coding (HEVC) is the newest video coding standard from the ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group and the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group, which significantly increases the computing demands to encode video to reach the limits on compression efficiency. Our interest is centered on applying parallel processing techniques to...
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Wavelet transforms have proved to be very powerful tools for image compression. Previous studies have verified that there is a strong correlation between the sign of a wavelet coefficient and the signs of their neighbors. This correlation opens the possibility of using a sign predictor in order to improve the image compression process. In this pape...
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Video delivery over VANETs is a difficult task. On the one hand, video streaming is a demanding application, where big deals of data need to be processed and transmitted. On the other hand, VANETs are error prone networks due to the high mobility of the nodes and the wireless channel. The sum of these two factors makes video transmission a hard to...
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The three-dimensional wavelet transform (3D-DWT) has focused the attention of the research community, most of all in areas such as video watermarking, compression of volumetric medical data, multispectral image coding, 3D model coding and video coding. In this work, we present several strategies to speed up the 3D-DWT computation through multicore...
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Discrete Wavelet Transform has proved to be powerful for image compression because it is able to compact frequency and spatial localization of image energy into a small fraction of coefficients. For a long time it was assumed that there is no compression gain when coding the sign of wavelet coefficients. However, several attempts were carried out a...
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In this work, we analyze the behavior of several parallel algorithms developed to compute the two-dimensional discrete wavelet transform using both OpenMP over a multicore platform and CUDA over a GPU. The proposed parallel algorithms are based on both regular filter-bank convolution and lifting transform with small implementations changes focused...
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Depth Image Base Rendering (DIBR) is an effective approach for 3D-TV, however quality and time consistence of the depth map is a problem in this field. Our intermediate solution between Intra and Inter encoders is able to cope with the quality and time consistency of the captured depth map info. Our encoder achieves the same visual quality than H26...
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This paper presents a perceptually enhanced intra-mode video encoder based on the Contrast Sensitivity Function (CSF) with a gracefully quality degradation as compression rate increases. The proposed encoder is highly competitive especially for high definition video formats at high video quality applications with constrained real-time and power pro...
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In an underwater acoustic channel, the propagation conditions are known to vary in time, causing the deviation of the received signal strength from the nominal value predicted by a deterministic propagation model. To facilitate a large-scale system design in such conditions (e.g., power allocation), we have developed a statistical propagation model...
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When optimizing a wavelet image coder, the two main targets are to (1) improve its rate-distortion (R/D) performance and (2) reduce the coding times. In general, the encoding engine is mainly responsible for achieving R/D performance. It is usually more complex than the decoding part. A large number of works about R/D or complexity optimizations ca...
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In the last decade, the improvements in VLSI levels and image sensor technologies have led to a frenetic rush to provide image sensors with higher resolutions and faster frame rates. As a result, video devices were designed to capture real-time video at high-resolution formats with frame rates reaching 1,000 fps and beyond. These ultrahigh-speed vi...
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During the last two decades Red Palm Weevil (RPW, Rynchophorus Ferrugineus) has become one of the most dangerous threats to palm trees in many parts of the World. Its early detection is difficult, since palm trees do not show visual evidence of infection until it is too late for them to recover. For this reason the development of efficient early de...
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In the last decade, the improvements in VLSI levels and image sensor technologies have led to a frenetic rush to provide image sensors with higher resolutions and faster frame rates. As a result, video devices were designed to capture real-time video at high-resolution formats with frame rates reaching 1,000 fps and beyond. These ultrahigh-speed vi...
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Several Medium Access Control (MAC) and routing protocols have been developed in the last years for Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks (UWSNs). One of the main difficulties to compare and validate the performance of different proposals is the lack of a common standard to model the acoustic propagation in the underwater environment. In this paper w...
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Monitoring pest insect populations is currently a key issue in agriculture and forestry protection. At the farm level, human operators typically must perform periodical surveys of the traps disseminated through the field. This is a labor-, time- and cost-consuming activity, in particular for large plantations or large forestry areas, so it would be...
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The 3D-DWT is a mathematical tool of increasing importance in those applications that require an efficient processing of huge amounts of volumetric info. Other applications like professional video editing, video surveillance applications, multi-spectral satellite imaging, HQ video delivery, etc, would rather use 3D-DWT encoders to reconstruct a fra...
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In this paper a new sign coding approximation method for the wavelet coefficients in a 2D image codec based on a simulated annealing metaheuristic is presented. The efficiency of the proposed algorithm versus a genetic algorithm using benchmarks of Kodak is compared and showing that the proposed sign prediction algorithm is efficient and provides a...
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Three-dimensional wavelet transform (3D-DWT) encoders are good candidates for applications like professional video editing, video surveillance, multi-spectral satellite imaging, etc. where a frame must be reconstructed as quickly as possible. In this paper, we present a new 3D-DWT video encoder based on a fast run-length coding engine. Furthermore,...
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Transmitting video over Vehicular Adhoc NETworks (VANETs) is a hard-to-manage task. This is due to VANET problems (attenuation, packet losses, changing topology, etc.) and video streaming high requirements. To find out the feasibility of video streaming over VANETs and which error resilience strategies can improve video quality, testing is necessar...
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During the last decade, there has been an increasing interest in the design of very fast wavelet image encoders focused on specific applications like interactive real-time image and video systems, running on power-constrained devices such as digital cameras, mobile phones where coding delay and/or available computing resources (working memory and p...
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Depth maps, which aid the virtual view generation process in Depth Image Based Rendering (DIBR) applications in 3D video, are generally piecewise smooth images with sharp depth discontinuities. Compression artifacts that occur along the depth discontinuities often lead to poor quality of generated virtual views. In line with the importance of depth...
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Wavelet transforms have proved to be very powerful tools for image compression, since many state-of-the-art image codecs employ DWT into their algorithms. One advantage of this transform is the provision of both frequency and spatial localization of image energy compacted into a small fraction of the transform coefficients, equally likely to be pos...
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In this work we propose several parallel algorithms to compute the two-dimensional discrete wavelet transform (2D-DWT), exploiting the available hardware resources. In particular, we will explore OpenMP optimized versions of 2D-DWT over a multicore platform and we will also develop CUDA-based 2D-DWT algorithms which are able to run on GPUs (Graphic...
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3D-DWT encoders are good candidates for applications like professional video editing, IPTV video surveillance, live event IPTV broadcast, multispectral satellite imaging, HQ video delivery, etc., where a frame must be reconstructed as fast as possible. However, the main drawback of the algorithms that compute the 3D-DWT is the huge memory requireme...
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Propagation conditions in an underwater acoustic channel are known to vary in time, causing the received signal strength to deviate from the nominal value predicted by a deterministic propagation model. To facilitate large-scale system design in such conditions (e.g. power allocation), we develop a statistical propagation model in which the transmi...
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Compression of wavelet coefficient sign has been assumed to be inefficient for a long time. However, in the last years several proposals have been developed and, in fact several image encoders like JPEG 2000 include sign coding capabilities. In this paper, we present a new sign coding approximation using a genetic algorithm in order to efficiently...
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One of the main difficulties when modeling Underwater Wireless Sensor Network (UWSN) has to do with the environment characteristics and the acoustic signal typically used. As stated in other works, the accuracy of the acoustic propagation model and the network scenario conditions are critical to obtain reliable results. In this work we proposed a s...