Talks and Poster Presentations (without Proceedings-Entry):

V. Vad, B. Csebfalvi, P. Rautek, E. Gröller:
"Reproducibility, Verification, and Validation of Experiments on the Marschner-Lobb Test Signal";
Talk: EuroVis Workshop on Reproducibility, Verification, and Validation in Visualization (EuroRV3), Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (invited); 2015-05-25 - 2015-05-29.

English abstract:
The Marschner-Lobb (ML) test signal has been used for two decades to evaluate the visual quality of different
volumetric reconstruction schemes. Previously, the reproduction of these experiments was very simple, as the ML
signal was used to evaluate only compact filters applied on the traditional Cartesian lattice. As the Cartesian
lattice is separable, it is easy to implement these filters as separable tensor-product extensions of well-known 1D
filter kernels. Recently, however, non-separable reconstruction filters have received increased attention that are
much more difficult to implement than the traditional tensor-product filters. Even if these are piecewise polynomial
filters, the space partitions of the polynomial pieces are geometrically rather complicated. Therefore, the reproduction
of the ML experiments is getting more and more difficult. Recently, we reproduced a previously published ML
experiment for comparing Cartesian Cubic (CC), Body-Centered Cubic (BCC), and Face-Centered Cubic (FCC)
lattices in terms of prealiasing. We recognized that the previously applied settings were biased and gave an undue
advantage to the FCC-sampled ML representation. This result clearly shows that reproducibility, verification, and
validation of the ML experiments is of crucial importance as the ML signal is the most frequently used benchmark
for demonstrating the superiority of a reconstruction scheme or volume representations on non-Cartesian lattices.

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