OpenVL is the future of developer-friendly computer vision - existing vision frameworks provide access at a very low level, such as individual algorithm names (often named after their inventor), while OpenVL provides a higher-level abstraction to hide the details of sophisticated vision techniques: developers use a task-centred API to supply a description of the problem, and OpenVL interprets the description and provides a solution.

The OpenVL computer vision abstraction will support hardware acceleration and multiple platforms (mobile, cloud, desktop, console), and therefore also allows vendor-specific implementations. We are committed to making it an open API available to everyone (and hope to make it an open standard); Continue reading...
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Published Papers

2013

OpenVL: Abstracting Vision Tasks Using a Segment-Based Language Model, Gregor Miller, Steve Oldridge and Sidney Fels, International Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, May 2013
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2012

2011

Towards a General Abstraction Through Sequences of Conceptual Operations, Gregor Miller, Steve Oldridge and Sidney Fels, International Conference on Vision Systems (ICVS), Sophia-Antipolis, France, September 2011
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Towards a Computer Vision Shader Language, Gregor Miller, Steve Oldridge and Sidney Fels, Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques; Posters (SIGGRAPH), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 2011
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A Conceptual Structure for Computer Vision, Gregor Miller, Sidney Fels and Steve Oldridge, Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, May 2011
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Mapping the Problem Space of Image Registration, Steve Oldridge, Gregor Miller and Sidney Fels, Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, May 2011
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A User-Oriented Language Model for Face Detection, Daesik Jang, Gregor Miller, Sidney Fels and Steve Oldridge, IEEE International Workshop on Person-Oriented Vision (POV), Keauhou, Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i, U.S.A., January 2011
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Classification of Image Registration Problems Using Support Vector Machines, Steve Oldridge, Sidney Fels and Gregor Miller, IEEE Workshop on the Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), Keauhou, Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i, U.S.A., January 2011
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2010

Uniform Access to the Cameraverse, Gregor Miller and Sidney Fels, International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC), Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., September 2010
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2009

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Uniform Image and Camera Access, Gregor Miller and Sidney Fels, IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), Snowbird, Utah, U.S.A., December 2009
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Automatic Classification of Image Registration Problems, Steve Oldridge, Gregor Miller and Sidney Fels, International Conference on Vision Systems (ICVS), Liège, Belgium, October 2009
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2008

Hive: A Distributed System for Vision Processing, Amir Afrah, Gregor Miller, Donovan Parks, Matthias Finke and Sidney Fels, International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC), Palo Alto, California, U.S.A., September 2008
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Towards OpenVL: Improving Real-Time Performance of Computer Vision Applications, Changsong Shen, James J. Little and Sidney Fels, Embedded Computer Vision (ECV), Book Chapter, September 2008
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Design and Implementation of a What-Oriented Open Vision Library, Changsong Shen, Steve Oldridge, Amir Afrah, Gregor Miller and Sidney Fels, Canadian Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS), Windsor, Canada, May 2008
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2007

OpenVL: Towards a Novel Software Architecture for Computer Vision, Changsong Shen, James J. Little and Sidney Fels, Workshop on Embedded Computer Vision (ECV), Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., June 2007
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2006

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Open Source Vision Library (OpenVL), Changsong Shen, Steve Oldridge, Amir Afrah and Sidney Fels, Canadian Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS), Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, June 2006
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2005

OpenVL Based Human Tracking System, Changsong Shen and Sidney Fels, Canadian Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS), Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, July 2005
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