Free boundary conditions active contours with applications for vision

Michal Shemesh, Ohad Ben-Shahar

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Active contours are used extensively in vision for more than two decades, primarily for applications such as image segmentation and object detection. The vast majority of active contours models make use of closed curves and the few that employ open curves rely on either fixed boundary conditions or no boundary conditions at all. In this paper we discuss a new class of open active contours with free boundary conditions, in which the end points of the open active curve are restricted to lie on two parametric boundary curves. We discuss how this class of curves may assist and facilitate various vision applications and we demonstrate its utility in applications such as boundary detection, feature tracking, and seam carving.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Visual Computing - 7th International Symposium, ISVC 2011, Proceedings
Number of pages12
EditionPART 1
StatePublished - 5 Oct 2011
Event7th International Symposium on Visual Computing, ISVC 2011 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 26 Sep 201128 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume6938 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference7th International Symposium on Visual Computing, ISVC 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science (all)


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