Completed Projects

Completed projects starting in the year 2017

e-Corespondence System Innovations

Principal investigator: Ing. Miloslav Konopík, Ph.D.
Project number: CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/15_013/0004692
Duration: 1. 2. 2017 - 30.6.2018
Grantor: Ministerstvo průmyslu a obchodu

Annotation: Research, development and knowledge transfer in the field of analysis, indexing and searching of text data necessary for the implementation of a unique web based system for easy creation and management of structured documents. In collaboration with Contrisys, s.r.o.
This project is embodied in OP PIK - Operational Program for Competitiveness and Innovation.

Lifecycle of human electroencephalography/event related potential data

Principal investigator: Doc. Ing. Roman Mouček, Ph.D.
Project number: INCF
Duration: 10.7.2017 - 31.10.2017
Grantor: INCF TSF

System for content analysis and intelligent management of electronic records

Principal investigator: Doc. Ing. Pavel Král, Ph.D.
Project number: CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/15_013/0005092
Duration: 1. 2. 2017 - 31.12.2018
Grantor: Ministerstvo průmyslu a obchodu

Annotation: Research, development and transfer of knowledge in the frame of the creation of a new SW product with strategic importance for development of the society, which deals with document structuring and management, i.e. text recognition and indexing from scanned documents with the possibility of extended search using document content. In cooperation with SoftHouse, s.r.o.
This project is embodied in OP PIK - Operational Program for Competitiveness and Innovation.

Web WYSIWYG editor for system M/Text CS

Principal investigator: Ing. Martin Dostal, Ph.D.
Project number: CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/15_013/0004502
Duration: 1. 1. 2017 - 31. 8. 2018
Grantor: MPO – Ministerstvo průmyslu a obchodu

Annotation: Development of a full-featured WYSIWYG editor for WEB capable of replacing existing editors in collaboration with KadeL Data Service, s.r.o.
This project is embodied in OP PIK - Operational Program for Competitiveness and Innovation.

Completed projects starting in the year 2014

MediaGist-Summarisation and Sentiment Analysis for Evolving Multilingual Media Content

Principal investigator: Doc. Ing. Josef Steinberger, Ph.D.
Project number: FP7-CIG-630786
Duration: 1.3.2014 - 28.2.2018

Annotation: News aggregators gather thousands of news articles every day from across the world and cluster them into news stories. This is even augmented by the increasing amount of accompanied comments, which contain mass opinions about the news events. A promising way to reduce this bulk of highly redundant data is offered by the language technologies known as multidocument text summarisation and sentiment analysis. However, both tasks have to be done in multiple languages. Thanks to these technologies, Mediagist can detect and explore controversy in world news.

Completed projects starting in the year 2013

EURO - Activities in the Frame of the Eurographics Association and support of publication activities in Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision

Principal investigator: Prof. Ing. Václav Skala, CSc.
Project number: INGO II LG13047
Duration: 1. 3. 2013 - 31. 12. 2015
Grantor: MŠMT

Annotation: The aim of the EURO project is to support activities of the project leader in the fields of computer graphics, visualization and virtual reality. Namely activities in international non-governmental organizations, especially within Eurographics Association and EG professional Board, at Editorial Boards meetings of research and scientific journals, especially meetings of Computers & Graphics (Elsevier) and The Visual Computer (Springer Verlag) Editorial Boards.The EURO project aims also to support Czech researchers in publication activities in scientific journals and at established international conferences.

Completed projects starting in the year 2012

Development of Algorithms for Computer Graphics and CAD/CAM systems

Principal investigator: Prof. Ing. Václav Skala, CSc.
Project number: KONTAKT II LH12181
Duration: 1.3.2012 - 31.12.2015
Grantor: MŠMT

Annotation: Mutual reaserch collaboration between Universitz of West Bohemia, Czech Republic and Shandong University, China in the fields of Computer Graphics, Visualization and CAD/CAM systems.

Selected parameters of brain functions in relation to developmental coordination disorder in children

Principal investigator: Doc. Ladislav Čepička, Ph.D. (FPE-KTSV)
Investigator: Ing. Pavel Mautner, Ph.D.; Doc. Ing. Roman Mouček, Ph.D.
Project number: GAP407/12/1525
Duration: 1. 1. 2012 - 31. 12. 2014
Grantor: GAČR

Annotation: Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) belongs to learning disorders and usually is described as a disorder in development of motor coordination which can not be explained by mental retardation. This project propsal follows previous project whose objective was to search out possibilities of diagnostics of DCD. Results support expectation that brain of children with lower level of coordination processes event related potentials by different way. Thus the objective proposal is to describe differences in movement control in children according to level coordination development and intellect. The project will be solved in cooperation of Department of Physical Education, team of neuroinformatic scientists, electrophysiological laboratory of University Hospital in Pilsen and expert in special education. Test MABC 2, analysis of evoked potential and some other test of learning disorders and intellect will be used. About one hundred children will participate in project. Outputs of project: papers in journal with impact factor.

Completed projects starting in the year 2011

Interactive Geometric Models for Simulation of Natural Phenomena - INGEM

Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Ing. Ivana Kolingerová,
Project number: KONTAKT II LH 11006
Duration: 1. 3. 2011 - 31. 12. 2013
Grantor: MŠMT

Annotation: 1. To enhance our adaptive and already realized adaptive model to enable non-homogenous, multi-layered and more compact material including course granules and cavities.
2. To improve our current physical model of sand transfer to enable more accurate simulations of physical processes besides interactive manipulation. The new solution will enhance the model for other types of erosion (wind or water) and long-lasting effect of these factors.
3. To create a model for simulation of groups and crowds, based on a hierarchical geometric subdivision, allowing a most natural behavior and an adaptation of its rules.
4. To enhance the simulation model in order to enable interactive behavior according to immediate impulses, such as direct danger.
5. To generalize the achieved results and collected experience in the areas of both subtask and to propose a common data structure, suitable for uniform representation of changes and a fast access.

Methods of development and verification of component-based applications using natural language specifications

Principal investigator: Prof. Ing. Jiří Šafařík, CSc.
Project number: GAČR P103/11/1489
Duration: 1. 1. 2011 - 31. 12. 2013
Grantor: GAČR

Annotation: The component based programming approach was proven to greatly simplify the development process, especially in the context of enterprise and evolving systems. Despite successes in the field and increasing industrial adoption of component based programming techniques, fundamental issues of many stages of the development process are not well understood and have not been explored yet. This project focuses on research of these areas. The key challenges to address are mainly related to enhancing the quality of component based applications with respect to user requirements: devising a process of automated deriving components? functional design and extra-functional features from natural language descriptions (e.g. UML use cases), maintaining consistency of applications in context of dynamic systems with frequent component updates by combination of static verification methods and component based simulation, and to develop universal methods for easing of coding phases of component software development based on feature-oriented programming (FOP) techniques.

Completed projects starting in the year 2010

Activities within ACM SIGGRAPH and IEEE Computer Society - IEEE-ACM

Principal investigator: Prof. Ing. Václav Skala, CSc.
Project number: LA10035 (INGO)
Duration: 1. 1. 2010 - 31. 12. 2012
Grantor: MŠMT

Annotation: The aim of the project is to actively involve the research team in the scientific activities within international non-governmental scholarly societies IEEE and ACM, in particular IEEE Computer Society and ACM SIGGRAPH, respectively.

Analysis and visualization of protein structures

Principal investigator: Doc. Ing. Jiří Sochor,CSc. (Masaryk University, Brno)
Investigator: Prof. Dr. Ing. Ivana Kolingerová,
Project number: GAP202/10/1435
Duration: 1. 1. 2010 - 31. 12. 2012
Grantor: GAČR

Annotation: Novel analytical methods for the biochemical research will be developed and tested within the project. As for dynamic models, geometrical protein properties will be examined with view of finding and evaluating tunnels that connect an active spot inside a protein with its surface. Tunnel properties such as surface, volume, length, etc. will be statistically evaluated for large sets of images obtained from the simulation of protein dynamics. The results will be visualized in a descriptive manner providing new information to biochemists. The methods will also concentrate on the interaction of small molecules (ligands) coming through a promising tunnel, in time as well as in space. The task of another method will be to propose how to modify a protein in order to make the tunnel of a higher quality. The methods will be included in the CAVER tool (developed at MU), which is currently used by biochemists around the globe. The project is a continuation of the project GA201/07/0927 – Protein structure visualization, funded from 2007 to 2009.

Visual HCI: Human Computer Interaction - China & Czech Collaboration

Principal investigator: Prof. Ing. Václav Skala, CSc.
Project number: ME10060 (KONTAKT)
Duration: 1. 1. 2010 - 31. 12. 2012
Grantor: MŠMT

Annotation: The Visual HCI project is focused on re-establishing professional contacts between the staff of the investigating institution and the employees of the prestigious reference institution The State Key Lab of CAD & CG, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou in the field of computer graphics and visualization and modern mathematical methods.

Completed projects starting in the year 2009

Activities within Eurographics Association and Computer Graphics Society - EURO

Principal investigator: Prof. Ing. Václav Skala, CSc.
Project number: LA09036 (INGO)
Duration: 1. 1. 2009 - 31. 12. 2012
Grantor: MŠMT

Annotation: Active participation in the meetings of control bodies of international non-governmental scholarly organizations with a focus on computer science, especially on computer graphics and data visualization, computer animation, and virtual reality.

Micro-structurally oriented hierarchical modelling of cerebral blood flow for CT perfusion examination evaluation

Principal investigator: Doc. Dr. Ing. Eduard Rohan (ZČU-FAV-KME)
Investigator: Doc. Dr. Ing. Jana Klečková,
Project number: GA106/09/0740
Duration: 1. 1. 2009 - 31. 12. 2012
Grantor: GAČR

Annotation: The project is focused on the development of models of flow in porous media with a hierarchical canal arrangement reflecting the structure of the brain perfusion system. We will use a homogenization method to find an appropriate form of constitutive and balance relationships applicable to the description of flow in the whole brain with regard to micro-circulation, in particular to the effects of pore and branching geometry, linkage of different hierarchies, and other properties important for the description of diffusion-deformation phenomena. This task needs to create histological maps of the micro-structure in distinct brain parts. The goal is to develop software for the simulations of cerebral blood flow (CBF) and methodology of processing CT perfusion examination results by observing the contrast medium’s diffusion. The model enables simulating some pathological changes and evaluating the sensitivity of standard examination methods to the identification of a specific defect or quantification of the infliction extent. Therefore, the research team involves specialists in quantitative histology of tissue samples, CBF clinical examination proper, and manipulation with large data sets of CT results.

Research and development of multi-beam ultrasonic flow meters

Principal investigator: Ing. František Zýka, CSc. (Elis Plzeň)
Investigator: Doc. Ing. Vlastimil Vavřička, CSc.
Project number: MPO-FR-RI1/137
Duration: 1. 3. 2009 - 31. 12. 2012
Grantor: MPO

Annotation: The project deals with research and development in the field of multi-beam ultrasonic fluid flow meters. The project goal is to find, by research and development activities, an optimal solution of individual flow meter components enabling to achieve a high accuracy of measuring flow even with varying hydraulic conditions in the flow meter measuring sensor and changing parameters of the fluid measured. The flow meter concept will be modular, allowing for an optimal configuration selection based on its application. The flow meters will be equipped with modern distant communication tools.

Triangulated models for haptics and virtual reality

Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Ing. Ivana Kolingerová,
Project number: GA201/09/0097
Duration: 1. 1. 2009 - 31. 12. 2011
Grantor: GAČR

Annotation: Our scheduled work with triangulated models has two main, mutually interconnected tasks: a) Construction of triangulated models and manipulation with them, path scheduling (1. Algorithms for a fast search on the surface of geometrical models, 2. Local changes of the triangulated model fineness with a distinct detail level according to the requirements of a haptic application. 3. Triangulated models based on kinetic data. 4. Modelling of deformations and development of geometrical objects. 5. Path scheduling / searching in virtual reality applications, with the possibility of a quick schedule change in the case of object shape modifications; application of triangulations as space dividing data structures. 6. Rapid inter-frame detection of triangulated models collisions as an input for force feedback computation.); b) Haptics and virtual reality (1. Development of fine solid and elastic tools for triangulated surface models and their applications in haptic interactions. 2. Development and implementation of detailed surface models enabling simulations of human-controlled tools interacting with solid and elastic surface models.)

Completed projects starting in the year 2008

VPHOP - The Osteoporotic Virtual Physiological Human

Principal investigator: Marco Viceconti, PhD (Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli)
Investigator: Doc. Ing. Josef Kohout, Ph.D.
Project number: FP7-223865
Duration: 1. 9. 2008 - 31. 10. 2012

Annotation: VPHOP: the Osteoporotic Virtual Physiological Human ( is an integrated project involving 20 partners whose aim is to develop modelling technology, based on conventional diagnostic imaging methods, that will make it possible to assess, in a clinical setting and for each patient individually, the strength of his/her bones, how this strength is likely to change over time, and the likelihood that he/she will overload his/her bones during daily life. These predictions will be used to improve the diagnostic accuracy of current clinical standards, and to provide the foundation for an evidence-based prognosis with respect to the natural evolution of the disease, to pharmacological treatments, and/or to preventive interventional treatments aimed at selectively strengthening particularly weak regions of the skeleton.
The basis of the project is a patient-specific hypermodel – a model composed by many sub-models, each describing the relevant phenomena taking place at one of the many dimensional scales involved in osteoporosis fractures. The project role of the Czech partner UWB is to develop solution that allows: a) muscle deformation (muscles represented by surface model) imposing volume preservation and impenetrability of muscles and bones and b) decomposition of deformed muscles into a chaff of parallel lines of actions based on muscle fibres orientation.

Completed projects starting in the year 2007

Algoritmy pro modelování terénu

Principal investigator: Doc. Ing. Josef Kohout, Ph.D.
Project number: MEB 090626
Duration: 2007 - 2008
Grantor: MŠMT

Annotation: Primary goal is the mutual exchange of research ideas and opinions. PhD students and young scientists will have an opportunity to present the results of finished research and to propose their visions for the further research in longer talks. Fedback carried by the other team should speed up the research or even improve the results of planned projects.

Alternativní reprezentace obrazové informace s využitím triangulací

Principal investigator: Doc. Ing. Josef Kohout, Ph.D.
Project number: KJB101470701
Duration: 2007 - 2009
Grantor: GAAV (Grantová agentura akademie věd České republiky)

Annotation: Projekt je zaměřen na stanovení vhodné geometrické reprezentace obrazové informace (jak digitálních obrázků, tak digitálního videa). Alternativní geometická reprezentace oproti klasické reprezentaci (založené zejména na JPEG) umožňuje snadnou aplikaci affiních transformací (translace, rotace, zvětšení, ...), přičemž nebrání ani konvolučním operace, a navíc má předpoklady být úspornější. Současná existující řešení se často zabývají pouze reprezentací šedotónových digitálních obrazů, přičemž využívají k tomu Delaunayovu triangulaci (DT), constrained DT nebo Data-Dependent traingulací. Prozkoumání vhodnosti různých druhů triangulací a následný návrh vlastní geometrické reprezentace, rozšíření této reprezentace pro barevné digitální obrazy a zobecnění reprezentace pro digitální video patří mezi stěžejní cíle tohoto projektu.

Analysis of negative factors affecting drivers‘ attention

Principal investigator: Prof. Ing. Mirko Novák, DrSc. (ČVUT-FD)
Investigator: Prof. Ing. Václav Matoušek, CSc.
Project number: ME 949
Duration: 1. 9. 2007 - 31. 12. 2011
Grantor: MŠMT

Annotation: The overall goal of the project is a better understanding of the human-vehicle interaction reliability and of the internal as well as external factors affecting it, creation of methods for improving human resistance against driving tiredness and new findings necessary for the development of appropriate vehicle assistance warning systems against attention decline. On the basis of such findings, it will be possible to take measures resulting in a significant decrease of traffic damages and accidents.
Remark: Further project participants are: ŠKODA AUTO Inc., 1st Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University in Prague, Masaryk University, SPEL Ltd., University of Defence, Brno, Institute of Informatics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and Czech Railways Inc.

Completed projects starting in the year 2006

Návrh systémů automatického logického zařízení

Principal investigator: Doc. Ing. Josef Bokr, CSc.
Project number: ME 867
Duration: 2006 - 2009
Grantor: MŠMT

Annotation: Cílem projektu je poskytnout každému projektantovi řídicí logické průmyslové automatiky dostatečně přesný a názorný, ale i prostý a pohodlný univerzální nástroj pro návrh.

Prostředky tvorby komplexní báze znalostí pro komunikaci se sémantickým webem v přirozeném jazyce (COT-SEWing)

Principal investigator: Prof. Ing. Karel Ježek, CSc.
Project number: 2C06009
Duration: 2006 - 2010
Grantor: MŠMT

Annotation: Vypracovat komplexní systém metodických a implementačních nástrojů na bázi inteligentních agentů pro vytváření uživatelsky přívětivých rozhraní k sémantickému webu umožňující, aby komunikace s uživatelem probíhala v přirozeném jazyce a též zpracovávaná data měla převážně charakter vět, resp. promluv, přirozeného jazyka. Dalším cílem pak je ověření funkčních vlastností navržených nástrojů na vhodně zvolené aplikaci.

Virtual scientific and educational centre of computer graphics and data visualization (VIRTUAL)

Principal investigator: Ing. Petr Vaněček, Ph.D.
Project number: 2C06002
Duration: 1. 7. 2006 - 31. 6. 2011
Grantor: MŠMT

Annotation: The project’s goal is the design of new algorithms and verification of novel methods for computer graphics and data visualization within a virtual scientific and educational centre using mobile communication with leading institutions both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Furthermore, possibilities and needs for an intensive communication in a virtual environment for the objectives of research and educational activities in the every-day practice will be verified. The actual scholarly content is concerned with the development of new algorithms by means of non-Euclidean geometry (e.g. projective geometry), data structures and representations, and with the visualization of structured and unstructured spatial data using virtual reality and modern communication tools, including video conference systems. Structured and unstructured data are nowadays used in a number of areas ranging from scientific-technological computations (strength calculations, flow computation, simulations, etc.) to medical data (tomography, magnetic resonance, etc.).

Completed projects starting in the year 2005

Biometrické pero pro rozpoznávání rukopisu

Principal investigator: Prof. Ing. Václav Matoušek, CSc.
Project number: D-CZ905-06
Duration: 2005 - 2006
Grantor: MŠMT

Annotation: Předmětem společného výzkumu je vývoj speciálního biometrického pera, resp. kuličkové tužky, vybaveného senzory různých typů (mechanickými, akustickými, optickými) umožňujícími snímání přítlaku na hrot pera a jeho vedení během psaní.

Completed projects starting in the year 2004

3DTV-Integrated Three-Dimensional Television-Capture, Transmission and Display

Principal investigator: Prof. Ing. Václav Skala, CSc.
Project number: FP6-PLT-511568
Duration: 2004 - 2008

Annotation: The jointly conducted research encompasses a wide range of diverse fields that collectively form the components of the 3DTV research. Production related issues, and potential application areas will also be investigated. Social impact of 3DTV and gender related issues in technical research fields will be discussed.

Completed projects starting in the year 2003

Vytváření neuroinformačních bází a vytěžování poznatků z nich

Principal investigator: Prof. Ing. Václav Matoušek, CSc.
Project number: ME 701
Duration: 2003 - 2007
Grantor: MŠMT

Annotation: Vyhledávání neuroinformačních bází v ČR již existujících a vytváření podmínek k tomu, aby jejich data a informační obsah mohl být postupně začleňován do připravované mezinárodní báze "neurobase" v rámci Global Neuroinformatic Network, příprava mezinárodní báze "Neurobase".