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### Theses

- U. Köthe:
**Reliable Low-Level Image Analysis**

Habilitation, Department Informatik, University of Hamburg, 318 pages, Hamburg 2008

Abstract | PDF (10 MB)- U. Köthe:
**Generische Programmierung für die Bildverarbeitung**

Dissertation, Fachbereich Informatik, Universität Hamburg, 274 pages, Hamburg 2000, ISBN: 3-8311-0239-2. (in German)

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### Image Analysis and Segmentation

- M. Hanselmann, U. Köthe, B.Y. Renard, M. Kirchner, R.M.A. Heeren, F.A. Hamprecht:
**Multivariate Watershed Segmentation of Compositional Data**,

in: S. Brlek, C. Reutenauer, X. Provençal (Eds.): Discrete Geometry for Computer Imagery, Proc. DGCI 2009, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5810, pp. 180-192, Berlin: Springer, 2009. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF- H. Meine, P. Stelldinger, U. Köthe:
**Pixel Approximation Errors in Common Watershed Algorithms**,

in: S. Brlek, C. Reutenauer, X. Provençal (Eds.): Discrete Geometry for Computer Imagery, Proc. DGCI 2009, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5810, pp. 193-202, Berlin: Springer, 2009. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF- C. Bähnisch, P. Stelldinger, U. Köthe:
**Fast and Accurate 3D Edge Detection for Surface Reconstruction**,

in: J. Denzler, G. Notni, H. Süße (Eds.): Pattern Recognition, Proc. DAGM 2009, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5748 , pp. 111-120, Berlin: Springer, 2009. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF- B. Andres, U. Köthe, A. Bonea, B. Nadler, F.A. Hamprecht:
**Quantitative Assessment of Image Segmentation Quality by Random Walk Relaxation Times**,

in: J. Denzler, G. Notni, H. Süße (Eds.): Pattern Recognition, Proc. DAGM 2009, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5748 , pp. 502-511, Berlin: Springer, 2009. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF- M. Hanselmann, U. Köthe, M. Kirchner, B.Y. Renard, E.R. Amstalden, K. Glunde, R.M.A. Heeren, F.A. Hamprecht:
**Towards Digital Staining using Imaging Mass Spectrometry and Random Forests**,

Journal of Proteome Research, 8(7):3558-3567, 2009

Abstract | PDF- M. Frank, M. Plaue, H. Rapp, U. Köthe, B. Jähne, F.A. Hamprecht:
**Theoretical and Experimental Error Analysis of Continuous-Wave Time-Of-Flight Range Cameras**,

Optical Engineering, 48(1):013602, 2009

Abstract | PDF- H. Meine, U. Köthe, P. Stelldinger:
**A Topological Sampling Theorem for Robust Boundary Reconstruction and Image Segmentation**,

Discrete Applied Mathematics (DGCI Special Issue), 157(3):524-541, 2009.

Abstract | PDF- B. Andres, C. Kondermann, D. Kondermann, U. Köthe, F.A. Hamprecht, C.S. Garbe:
**On Errors-In-Variables Regression with Arbitrary Covariance and its Application to Optical Flow Estimation**,

in: IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2008, pages 1-6, 2008.

Abstract | BibTeX | PDF- B. Andres, U. Köthe, M. Helmstaedter, W. Denk, F.A. Hamprecht:
**Segmentation of SBFSEM Volume Data of Neural Tissue by Hierarchical Classification**,

in: G. Rigoll (Ed.): Pattern Recognition, Proc. DAGM 2008, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5096 , pp. 142-152, Berlin: Springer, 2008. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | BibTeX | PDF**Received a Best Paper Award from the German Association for Pattern Recognition (DAGM)**- U. Köthe:
**What Can We Learn from Discrete Images about the Continuous World?**,

in: D. Coeurjolly, I. Sivignon, L. Tougne, F. Dupont (Eds.): Discrete Geometry for Computer Imagery, Proc. DGCI 2008, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4992, pp. 4-19, Berlin: Springer, 2008. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF- U. Köthe, P. Stelldinger, H. Meine:
**Provably Correct Edgel Linking and Subpixel Boundary Reconstruction**,

in: K. Franke, K.-R. Müller, B. Nikolay, R. Schäfer (Eds.): Pattern Recognition, Proc. DAGM 2006, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4174, pp. 81-90, Berlin: Springer, 2006. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF- P. Stelldinger, U. Köthe, H. Meine:
**Topologically Correct Image Segmentation Using Alpha Shapes**,

in: A. Kuba, L. Nyul, K. Palagyi (Eds.): Discrete Geometry for Computer Imagery, Proc. DGCI 2006, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4245, pp. 542-554, Berlin: Springer, 2006. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF- U. Köthe, H. Meine:
**Merkmalsextraktion für eine automatische Bildsuche**,

in: G. Stanke, A. Bienert, J. Hemsley, V. Cappellini (Eds.): Konferenzband EVA 2006 Berlin, Elektronische Bildverarbeitung und Kunst, Kultur, Historie, pp 47-53, ISBN 3-9809212-7-1, Berlin, 2006 (in German)

Abstract | PDF- H. Meine, U. Köthe:
**A New Sub-pixel Map for Image Analysis**,

in: R. Reulke, U. Eckhardt, B. Flach, U. Knauer, K. Polthier (Eds.): Combinatorial Image Analysis, Proc. IWCIA 2006, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4040, pp. 116-130, Berlin: Springer, 2006. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF- P.Stelldinger, U. Köthe:
**Connectivity preserving digitization of blurred binary images in 2D and 3D**,

Computers & Graphics, Volume 30, Issue 1, Pages 70-76 (February 2006) (note: this article is © Elsevier B.V.)

Abstract | official Elsevier page | paper draft PDF format- U. Köthe:
**Low-level Feature Detection Using the Boundary Tensor**,

in: J. Weickert, H. Hagen (Eds.): Visualization and Processing of Tensor Fields, Series on Mathematics and Visualization, pp. 63-79, Berlin: Springer, 2006 (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF- G. Kedenburg, C. Cocosco, U. Köthe, W. Niessen, E. Vonken, M. Viergever:
**Automatic cardiac MRI myocardium segmentation using graphcut**,

in: J. Reinhardt, J. Pluim (Eds.): Proc. Medical Imaging 2006: Image Processing, SPIE vol. 6144, pp. 85-96, 2006

Abstract | PDF- H. Meine, U. Köthe:
**Image Segmentation with the Exact Watershed Transform**,

in: J.J. Villanueva (Ed.): VIIP 2005, Proc. 5th IASTED International Conference on Visualization, Imaging, and Image Processing, pp. 400-405, ACTA Press, 2005. (note: this article is © ACTA Press)

Abstract | PDF- U. Köthe, M. Felsberg:
**Riesz-Transforms Versus Derivatives: On the Relationship Between the Boundary Tensor and the Energy Tensor**,

in: R. Kimmel, N. Sochen, J. Weickert (Eds.): Scale Space and PDE Methods in Computer Vision, Proc. Scale-Space 2005, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3459, pp. 179-191, Berlin: Springer, 2005. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF- M. Felsberg, U. Köthe:
**GET: The Connection Between Monogenic Scale-Space and Gaussian Derivatives**,

in: R. Kimmel, N. Sochen, J. Weickert (Eds.): Scale Space and PDE Methods in Computer Vision, Proc. Scale-Space 2005, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3459, pp. 192-203, Berlin: Springer, 2005. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF- H. Meine, U. Köthe:
**The GeoMap: A Unified Representation for Topology and Geometry**,

in: L. Brun, M. Vento (Eds.): Graph-Based Representations in Pattern Recognition, Proc. GbR 2005, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3434, pp. 132-141, Berlin: Springer, 2005. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF- P.Stelldinger, U. Köthe:
**Shape Preserving Digitization of Binary Images After Blurring**,

in: E. Andres, G. Damiand, P. Lienhardt (Eds.): Discrete Geometry for Computer Imagery, Proc. DGCI 2005, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3429, pp. 383-391, Berlin: Springer, 2005. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF- P. Stelldinger, U. Köthe:
**Towards a general sampling theory for shape preservation**,

Image and Vision Computing, Special Issue on Discrete Geometry for Computer Vision, Volume 23, Issue 2, Pages 237-248, 1 February 2005. (note: this article is © Elsevier B.V.)

Abstract | official Elsevier page | PDF format- U. Köthe:
**Boundary Characterization within the Wedge-Channel Representation**,

in: B. Jähne, R. Mester, E. Barth, H. Scharr (Eds.): Complex Motion, Proc. of 1st International Workshop on Complex Motion, Günzburg 2004, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3417, pp. 42-53, Berlin: Springer, 2004. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF- U. Köthe:
**Accurate and Efficient Approximation of the Continuous Gaussian Scale-Space**,

in: C.E. Rasmussen, H. Bülthoff, M. Giese, B. Schölkopf (Eds.): Pattern Recognition, Proc. of 26th DAGM Symposium, Tübingen 2004, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3175, pp. 350-358, Berlin: Springer, 2004. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF- H. Meine, U. Köthe, H.S. Stiehl:
**Fast and Accurate Interactive Image Segmentation in the GeoMap Framework**,

in: T. Tolxdorff, J. Braun, H. Handels, A. Horsch, H.-P. Meinzer (Eds.): Proc. Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin 2004, pp. 60-64, Berlin: Springer, 2004. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF- U. Köthe:
**Integrated Edge and Junction Detection with the Boundary Tensor**,

in: ICCV 03, Proc. of 9th Intl. Conf. on Computer Vision, Nice 2003, vol. 1, pp. 424-431, Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society, 2003. (note: this article is © IEEE)

Abstract | PDF- U. Köthe:
**Edge and Junction Detection with an Improved Structure Tensor**,

in: B. Michaelis, G. Krell (Eds.): Pattern Recognition, Proc. of 25th DAGM Symposium, Magdeburg 2003, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2781, pp. 25-32, Berlin: Springer, 2003. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF**Awarded the main prize of the German Pattern Recognition Society (DAGM) 2003**- U. Köthe, P. Stelldinger:
**Shape Preserving Digitization of Ideal and Blurred Binary Images**,

in: I. Nyström, G. Sanniti di Baja, S. Svensson (Eds.): Discrete Geometry for Computer Imagery, Proc. of 11th DGCI Conference, Naples 2003, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2886, pp. 82-91, Berlin: Springer, 2003. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF- P. Stelldinger, U. Köthe:
**Shape Preservation During Digitization: Tight Bounds Based on the Morphing Distance**,

in: B. Michaelis, G. Krell (Eds.): Pattern Recognition, Proc. of 25th DAGM Symposium, Magdeburg 2003, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2781, pp. 108-115, Berlin: Springer, 2003. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

(this paper builds on the DGCI paper above)

Abstract | PDF- U. Köthe:
**Deriving Topological Representations from Edge Images**,

in: T. Asano, R. Klette, C. Ronse (Eds.): Geometry, Morphology, and Computational Imaging, 11th Intl. Workshop on Theoretical Foundations of Computer Vision, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2616, pp. 320-334, Berlin: Springer, 2003. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF- U. Köthe:
**XPMaps and Topological Segmentation - a Unified Approach to Finite Topologies in the Plane**,

in: A. Braquelaire, J.-O. Lachaud, A. Vialard (Eds.): Proc. of 10th International Conference on Discrete Geometry for Computer Imagery (DGCI 2002), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2301, pp. 22-33, Berlin: Springer, 2002. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF*Long version with proofs:*Technical Report FBI-HH-M-308/01, Department of Informatics, University of Hamburg, December 2001 (PDF)- U. Köthe:
**Local Appropriate Scale in Morphological Scale-Space**,

in: B. Buxton, R. Cipolla (Eds.): Computer Vision, Proc. of 4th European Conference on Computer Vision, vol. 1, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1064, pp. 219-228, Berlin: Springer, 1996. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF*Long version with proofs:*Fraunhofer IGD Technical Report 96i001-FEGD, 1996. (PDF)- U. Köthe:
**Morphological Appropriate Scale Measurements for Region Segmentation**,

in: P. Johansen (ed.): Proc. of Copenhagen WS on Gaussian Scale-Space Theory, U of Copenhagen, Dept. of Computer Science, Technical Report Nr. 96/19, 1996.

Abstract | PDF- U. Köthe:
**Parameterfreie Merkmalsextraktion durch automatische Skalenselektion**,

in: F. K. List (Hrsg.): Vorträge 16. Wissenschaftlich-Technische Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung 1996, Publikationen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung, Band 5, pp. 29-36, 1997. (in German)

Abstract | PDF- U. Köthe:
**Inhaltsbasierte Suche in Bilddatenbanken**,

Forschungsbericht 95i004-FEGD, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Rostock, Joachim-Jungius-Str. 9, 18059 Rostock, Germany, 1995. (in German)

Abstract | PDF- U. Köthe:
**Primary Image Segmentation**,

in: G. Sagerer, S. Posch, F. Kummert (Hrsg.): Mustererkennung 1995, 17. DAGM-Symposium, pp. 554-561, Berlin: Springer, 1995. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

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### Analysis of Mass Spectroscopic Data

- M. Kirchner, B.Y. Renard, U. Köthe, D.J. Pappin, F.A. Hamprecht, H. Steen, and J.A.J. Steen:
**Computational Protein Profile Similarity Screening for Quantitative Mass Spectrometry Experiments**,

Bioinformatics 26(1):77-83, 2010

Abstract | PDF- M. Hanselmann, M. Kirchner, B.Y. Renard, A. Kharchenko, L. Klerk, U. Köthe, R. Heeren, F.A. Hamprecht:
**Concise representation of MS Images by Probabilistic Latent Semantic Analysis**,

Conference of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) 2008.- S. Boppel, B.Y. Renard, M. Kirchner, H. Steen, U. Köthe, F.A. Hamprecht:
**Sparse Profile Reconstruction for LC/MS Feature Extraction**,

Conference of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) 2008.- X. Lou, M. Kirchner, B.Y. Renard, U. Köthe, H. Steen, M.A. Mayer, F.A. Hamprecht:
**Fully Automated HX-MS Data Analysis with Complete Deuteration Distribution Estimation**,

Conference of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) 2008.

### 3-D Reconstruction and Visualization

- H. Diener, U. Köthe, B. Ristow, M. Schreyer, U. Stelbe:
**ERSO - Acquisition, Reconstruction and Simulation of Real Objects**,

in: IECON '98, Proc. of 24th Annual Conf. of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 1998.

Abstract | PDF- A. Schlempp, U. Köthe:
**ViComp - Architektur und Städteplanung mit virtueller Modellierung und Komposition**,

in: O. Deussen, P. Lorenz (Hrsg.): Proc. Simulation und Animation '97, Society for Computer Simulation Intl., 1997. (in German)

Abstract | PDF- U. Köthe, W. Luth, K. Otto:
**Bildgestützte 3-D Rekonstruktion: Aspekte der Integration von digitaler Bildverarbeitung und 3-D Modellierung**,

Workshop ICA '94 - Integration of CA-Techniques in Theory and Practice, Rostock 1994. (in German)- A. Hildebrand, U. Köthe:
**SMART: System for Segmentation, Matching, and Reconstruction**,

in: SPIE vol. 1943, Conf. State of the Art Mapping, 1993.

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### Software Design for Computer Vision

- U. Köthe:
**Generic Programming Techniques that Make Planar Cell Complexes Easy to Use**,

in: G. Bertrand, A. Imiya, R. Klette (Eds.): Digital and Image Geometry - Advanced Lectures (Proc. of a Dagstuhl Seminar), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2243, pp. 17-37, Berlin: Springer, 2001. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF- U. Köthe, K. Weihe:
**The STL Model in the Geometric Domain**,

in: M. Jazayeri, R. Loos, D. Musser (Eds.): Generic Programming, Proc. of a Dagstuhl Seminar, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1766, pp. 232-248, Berlin: Springer, 2000. (note: this article is © Springer-Verlag)

Abstract | PDF- U. Köthe:
**STL-Style Generic Programming with Images**,

C++ Report Magazine 12(1), pp. 24-30, January 2000.

Abstract | PDF- U. Köthe:
**Reusable Software in Computer Vision**,

in: B. Jähne, H. Haussecker, P. Geissler (Eds.): Handbook of Computer Vision and Applications, Volume 3: Systems and Applications, pp. 103-132, San Diego: Academic Press, 1999. (note: this contribution is © Academic Press)

Abstract | PDF- U. Köthe:
**Design Patterns for Independent Building Blocks**,

in: Jens Coldewey, Paul Dyson (Eds.): EuroPLoP '98, Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programming and Computing 1998, pp. 143-165, Konstanz: Universitätsverlag Konstanz, 1999.

Abstract | PDF- U. Köthe:
**Reusable Implementations are Necessary to Characterize and Compare Vision Algorithms**,

DAGM-Workshop on Performance Characteristics and Quality of Computer Vision Algorithms, Braunschweig 1997.

Abstract | PDF- U. Köthe:
**Requested Interface**,

in: Proc. of 2nd European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programming, EuroPLoP '97, Siemens Technical Report 120/SW1/FB, 1997.

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