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  1. AbdulWahab Kabani and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Ejection Fraction Estimation Using a Wide Convolutional Neural Network", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR'2017, LNCS 10317, pp. 87-96, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, July 2017, Montreal, Canada. (Abstract)  

  2. AbdulWahab Kabani and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Improving Right Whale Recognition by Fine-tuning Alignment and Using Wide Localization Network", Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE'2017, pp. 687-69a,2 May 2017, Windsor, Canada. (Abstract)   (Full PDF Article)

  3. AbdulWahab Kabani and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Estimating Ejection Fraction and Left Ventricle Volume using Deep Convolutional Networks", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR'2016, LNCS 9730, pp. 678-686, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, July 2016, Povoa de Varzim, Portugal. (Abstract)   (Full PDF Article)

  4. AbdulWahab Kabani and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Object Detection and Localization using Deep Convolutional Networks with Softmax Activation and Multi-class Log Loss", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR'2016, LNCS 9730, pp. 358-366, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, July 2016, Povoa de Varzim, Portugal. (Abstract)   (Full PDF Article)

  5. Monagi Alkinani and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Denoising Multi-view Images Using Non-local Means with Different Similarity Measures", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR'2016, LNCS 9730, pp. 101-109, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, July 2016, Povoa de Varzim, Portugal. (Abstract)   (Full PDF Article)

  6. Asif Khan and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Non-Local Means using Adaptive Weight Thresholding", International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, VISAPP'2016, pp. 67-76, February 2016, Rome, Italy. (Abstract)   (Full PDF Article)

  7. Farhan Bashar and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "BM3D Image Denoising using Learning-based Adaptive Hard Thresholding", International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, VISAPP'2016, pp. 204-214, February 2016, Rome, Italy. (Abstract)   (Full PDF Article)

  8. AbdulWahab Kabani and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "How Important is Scale in Galaxy Image Classification?", International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, VISAPP'2016, pp. 263-270, February 2016, Rome, Italy. (Abstract)   (Full PDF Article)

  9. Golam Maruf and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Improved Non-Local Means Algorithm Based on Dimensionality Reduction", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR'2015, LNCS 9164, pp. 43-50, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, July 2015, Niagara Falls, Canada. (Abstract)   (Full PDF Article)

  10. Monagi Alkinani and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Non-Local Means for Stereo Images Denoising Using Structural Similarity", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR'2015, LNCS 9164, pp. 51-59, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, July 2015, Niagara Falls, Canada. (Abstract)   (Full PDF Article)

  11. Mahmud Hasan and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Structural Similarity Optimized Wiener Filter: A Smart Way to Fight Image Noise", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR'2015, LNCS 9164, pp. 60-68, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, July 2015, Niagara Falls, Canada. (Abstract)   (Full PDF Article)

  12. AbdulWahab Kabani and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Adaptive Weighted Neighbors Lossless Image Coding", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR'2015, LNCS 9164, pp. 129-138, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, July 2015, Niagara Falls, Canada. (Abstract)   (Full PDF Article)

  13. AbdulWahab Kabani and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Weighted Ratio-based Adaptive Lossless Image Coding", Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE'2014, pp. 1126-1131, May 2014, Toronto, Canada. (Abstract)   (Full PDF Article)

  14. Asaduzzaman Babu and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "A Hybrid Scaling Factor for Speckle Reducing Anisotropic Diffusion", International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis, ISPA'2013, pp. 4-9, September 2013, Trieste, Italy. (Abstract)   (Full PDF Article)

  15. Asaduzzaman Babu and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "SRAD with Weighted Diffusion Function", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR'2013, LNCS 7950, pp. 264-273, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, June 2013, Povoa de Varzim, Portugal. (Abstract)   (Full PDF Article)

  16. Ishtiaque Hossain, Angela Roberts-South, Mandar Jog, and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Computer Assisted Quantification of Hyoid Bone Motion in Fluoroscopic Videos", International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, VISAPP'2013, pp. 757-761, February 2013, Barcelona, Spain. (Abstract)   (Full PDF Article)

  17. Ishtiaque Hossain and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Prediction with Partial Match using Two-Dimensional Approximate Contexts",IEEE/EURASIP Picture Coding Symposium, PCS'2012, pp. 181-184, May 2012, Krakow, Poland. (Abstract)   (Full PDF Article)

  18. Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Context-based Dictionary Image Compression", International Conference on Computing and Information Technology, ICCIT'2012, pp. 140-143, March 2012, Medina, Saudi Arabia. (Abstract)

  19. Seereen Noorwali and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Utilizing Gray Code and Pixel Decomposition to Improve PPM Compression Performance", International Computer Engineering Conference, ICENCO'2011, pp. 103-106, December 2011, Cairo, Egypt. (Abstract)

  20. Ali K. Hamou and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "SRAD and Optical Flow Based External Energy for Echocardiograms with Shape Priors", IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP'2009, pp. 2613-2616, November 2009, Cairo, Egypt. (Abstract)

  21. Amr R. Abdel-Dayem and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Diffusion-based Detection of Carotid Artery Lumen from Ultrasound Images", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR'2009, LNCS 5627, pp. 782-791, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, July 2009, Halifax, Canada. (Abstract)

  22. Walid Ibrahim and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Coefficient-tracking Speckle Reducing Anisotropic Diffusion", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR'2009, LNCS 5627, pp. 136-145, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, July 2009, Halifax, Canada. (Abstract)

  23. Ali K. Hamou and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Active Contours with Optical Flow and Primitive Shape Priors for Echocardiographic Imagery", International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications, IMAGAPP'2009, pp. 111-118, February 2009, Lisbon, Portugal. (Abstract)

  24. Walid Ibrahim and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Memory-Based Speckle Reducing Anisotropic Diffusion", International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications, IMAGAPP'2009, pp. 64-69, February 2009, Lisbon, Portugal. (Abstract)

  25. Sherif Moursi and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Active Contours Initialization for Ultrasound Carotid Artery Images", ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA'2008, pp. 629-636, April 2008, Doha, Qatar. (Abstract)

  26. Sherif Moursi and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Initial Contour for Ultrasound Carotid Artery Snakes", IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, ISSPIT'2007, pp. 390-395, December 2007, Cairo, Egypt. (Abstract)

  27. Sherif Moursi and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Improving CALIC Compression Performance on Binary Images", IEEE/EURASIP Picture Coding Symposium, PCS'2007, (4 pages), November 2007, Lisbon, Portugal. (Abstract)

  28. Amr R. Abdel-Dayem and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Carotid Artery Ultrasound Image Segmentation using Graph Cuts", Vision and Medical Image Processing, VIPimage'2007, pp. 275-279, October 2007, Porto, Portugal. (Abstract)

  29. Amr R. Abdel-Dayem and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Fuzzy C-Means Clustering for Segmenting Carotid Artery Ultrasound Images", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR'2007, LNCS 4633, pp. 935-948, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, August 2007, Montreal, Canada. (Abstract)

  30. Ali K. Hamou, Said Osman, and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Carotid Ultrasound Segmentation using DP Active Contours", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR'2007, LNCS 4633, pp. 961-971, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, August 2007, Montreal, Canada. (Abstract)

  31. Amr R. Abdel-Dayem and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Multi-Resolution Segmentation Using Fuzzy Region Growing for Carotid Artery Ultrasound Images", International Computer Engineering Conference,Vol. IP, pp. 40-47, December 2006, Cairo, Egypt. (Abstract)

  32. Amr R. Abdel-Dayem and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Multi-Resolution-Based Segmentation Using Watersheds for Carotid Artery Ultrasound Images", International Conference on Graphics, Vision and Image Processing, GVIP'2005, (6 pages), December 2005, Cairo, Egypt. (Abstract)

  33. Amr R. Abdel-Dayem and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Fuzzy Entropy Based Detection of Suspicious Masses in Digital Mammogram Images", International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 4017-4022, September 2005, Shanghai, China. (Abstract)

  34. Nathanael J. Brittain and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Grayscale Two-Dimensional Lempel-Ziv Encoding", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR'2005, LNCS 3656, pp. 328-334, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, September 2005, Toronto, Canada. (Abstract)

  35. Amr R. Abdel-Dayem and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Carotid Artery Ultrasound Image Segmentation Using Fuzzy Region Growing", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR'2005, LNCS 3656, pp. 869-878, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, September 2005, Toronto, Canada. (Abstract)

  36. Abdelkader H. Ouda and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "A Step Towards Practical Steganography Systems", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR'2005, 3656, pp. 1158-1166, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, September 2005, Toronto, Canada. (Abstract)

  37. Abdelkader H. Ouda and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Localization And Security Enhancement Of Block-Based Image Authentication", IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP'2005, Vol. I, pp. 673-676, September 2005, Genova, Italy. (Abstract)

  38. Amr R. Abdel-Dayem Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, and Aaron Fenster, "Watershed Segmentation for Carotid Artery Ultrasound Images", ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA'2005, (8 pages), January 2005, Cairo, Egypt. (Abstract)

  39. Zhi-Yong Chen and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka,"Optimizing the Tree Structure in the Lossless Binary Tree Predictive Coding", International Computer Engineering Conference, ICENCO'2004, pp. 536 - 541, December 2004, Cairo, Egypt. (Abstract)

  40. Abdelkader Ouda and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "A Practical Version of Wong's Watermarking Technique", IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP'2004, pp. 2615 - 2618, October 2004, Suntec City, Singapore. (Abstract)

  41. Ali K. Hamou and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Blood Flow Generation in B-Mode Ultrasound Images of the Carotid Artery" IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP'2004, pp. 2945 - 2948, October 2004, Suntec City, Singapore. (Abstract)

  42. Amr R. Abdel-Dayem, Ali K. Hamou and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Novel Adaptive Filtering for Salt-and-Pepper Noise Removal From Binary Document Images", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR'2004, LNCS 3212, Part 2, pp. 191 - 199, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, September 2004, Porto, Portugal. (Abstract)

  43. Abdelkader Ouda and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "A Secure and Localizing Watermarking Technique For Image Authentication", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, ICIAR'2004, LNCS 3212, Part 2, pp. 759 - 769, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, September 2004, Porto, Portugal. (Abstract)

  44. Ali K. Hamou and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "A Novel Segmentation Technique for Carotid Ultrasound Images", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP'2004, Vol. 3, pp. 521 - 524, May 2004, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Abstract)

  45. Amr R. Abdel-Dayem and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "A Novel Morphological-based Carotid Artery Contour Extraction", IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE'2004, Vol. 4, pp. 1873 - 1876, May 2004, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. (Abstract)

  46. Jinhui Qin and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "A new wavelet-based method for contrast/edge enhancement", IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP'2003, Vol. 3, pp. 397 - 400, September 2003, Barcelona, Spain. (Abstract)

  47. Ali K. Hamou and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Wavelet-Filter Performance Evaluation for Digital Images", IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE'2003, Vol. 3, 2075 - 2078, May 2003, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Abstract)

  48. Ossama El Badawy, Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, Khaled Hassanein, and Mohamed S. Kamel, "Image Data Mining From Financial Documents Based On Wavelet Features", IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP'2001, Vol. 1, pp. 1078 - 1081, October 2001, Thessaloniki, Greece. (Abstract)

  49. Abdelkader H. Ouda and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Correlation Watermark for Image Authentication and Tamper Locations Detection", SPIE International Conference on Mathematics of Data/Image Coding, Compression, and Encryption IV, Vol. 4475, pp. 234 - 241, July 2001, San Diego, California, USA. (Abstract)

  50. Mahmoud R. El-Sakka and Abdelkader H. Ouda, "A New correlational-based Scheme for Image Verification and Authentication", SPIE International Conference on Security and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents III, January 2001, San Jose, California, USA. (Abstract)

  51. Nayer Wanas, Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, and Mohamed S. Kamel, "Enhancement of Vessel Contours in Retinal Angiograms", IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE'2000, Vol. 2, pp. 908-912, May 2000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Abstract)

    This is the winning paper in the CCECE'2000 student paper contest. (Picture)

  52. Nayer Wanas, Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, and Mohamed S. Kamel, "Multiple Classifier Hierarchical Architecture for Handwritten Arabic Character Recognition", International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN'1999, Vol. 4, pp. 2834-2838, July 1999, Washington DC, USA. (Abstract)

  53. Mahmoud R. El-Sakka and Mohamed S. Kamel, "Adaptive Image Compression Based on Segmentation and Block Classification", IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP'1998, Vol. 2, pp. 555-559, October 1998, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (Abstract)

  54. Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, Khaled Hassanein, and Mohamed S. Kamel, "An Optimized JPEG Quantizer for Financial Document Images", SPIE International Conference on Applications of Digital Image Processing XXI, Vol. 3460, pp. 530-538, July 1998, San Diego, California, USA. (Abstract)

  55. Ossama Elbadawy, Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, and Mohamed S. Kamel, "An Information Theoretic Image-Quality Measure", IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE'1998, Vol. 1, pp. 169-172, May 1998, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. (Abstract)

  56. Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, Khaled Hassanein, and Mohamed S. Kamel, "Statistically Optimized JPEG for Image Classes: A Case Study on Financial Document Image Compression", IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE'1998, Vol. 1, pp. 173-176, May 1998, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. (Abstract)

  57. Mahmoud R. El-Sakka and Mohamed S. Kamel, "A Segmentation Criterion for Digital Image Compression", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP'1995, pp. 2551-2554, May 1995, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (Abstract)

  58. Mahmoud R. El-Sakka and Mohamed S. Kamel, "Detection Of Image Format Using Pixel Interdependency", First International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems (ICECS'1994), pp. 58-63, December 1994, Cairo, Egypt. (Abstract)

  59. Mahmoud R. El-Sakka and Mohamed S. Kamel, "An Edge-Preserving Neural Network For Image Compression", World Congress On Neural Networks, (WCNN'1994), pp. 59-64, May 1994, San Diego, California, USA. (Abstract)

  60. M. Nazih El-Derini and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "On The Selection Between Using the VT-CSMA or the P-VT-CSMA Protocol", International Conference on Communication, Control, Computers, Energy, and Electronics, COMCONEL'1991, pp. 174-178, December 1991, Cairo, Egypt. (Abstract)

  61. M. Nazih El-Derini and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "A Novel Protocol Under A Priority Time Constraint For Real-Time Communication Systems", IEEE Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems, Future Trends'1990, pp. 128-134, September 1990, Cairo, Egypt. (Abstract)