Journals (ISI – JCR)

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  1. “The contribution of luminance and chromatic channels to color assimilation”
    X. Otazu, X. Cerda-Company
    Journal of Vision (JoV), (2022) 22(6):10, 1–15.
  2. “A Neurodynamic Model of Saliency Prediction in V1”
    D. Berga, X. Otazu
    Neural Computation (NeurComp), (2022) 34 (2): 378–414.
  3. “Modeling Bottom-Up and Top-Down Attention with a Neurodynamic Model of V1”
    D. Berga, X. Otazu
    NeuroComputing (NeuCom), 417, 270-289 (2020)
  4. “Color induction in equiluminant flashed stimuli”
    X. Cerda-Company, X. Otazu
    J Opt Soc of America A (JOSA A), 36(1), 22-31 (2019)
  5. “Psychophysical evaluation of individual low-level feature influences on visual attention”
    D. Berga, X. R. Fdez-Vidal, X. Otazu, V. Leboran and X. M. Pardo
    Vision Research (Vis Res) 154, 60-79 (2019),
  6. “The effect of luminance differences on color assimilation”
    X. Cerda-Company, X. Otazu, N. Sallent and C.A. Parraga
    J of Vision (JoV) 2018;18(11):10
    https://doi: 10.1167/18.11.10
  7. “Which tone-mapping operator is the best? A comparative study of perceptual quality”
    X. Cerda-Company, C.A. Parraga and X. Otazu
    J Opt Soc of America A (JOSA A), 35(4), 626-638 (2018)
  8. “Low-Level Spatiochromatic Grouping for Saliency Estimation”
    N. Murray, M. Vanrell, X. Otazu and C.A. Parraga
    IEEE Trans on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), 35, 11, 2810-2816 (2013)
    PDF, MATLAB code
  9. “A Neurodynamical Model of Brightness Induction in V1″
    O. Penacchio, X. Otazu and L. Dempere-Marco
    PLoS ONE 8(5): e64086 (2013)
    Project page, PDF
  10. “Low-dimensional and comprehensive color texture description”
    S. Alvarez, A. Salvatella, M. Vanrell and X. Otazu
    Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), 116, 54-67 (2012)
  11. “A combination of features for symbol-independent writer identification in old music scores”
    A. Fornes, J. Llados. G. Sanchez, X. Otazu and H. Bunke
    Int. J. of Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR), 13, 243-259 (2010)
  12. “Toward a unified chromatic induction model”
    X. Otazu, C.A. Parraga and M. Vanrell
    Journal of Vision (JoV), 10(12):5, 1-24 (2010)
    Web page, PDF, MATLAB code
  13. “Improving the Ability of Image Sensors to Detect Faint Stars and Moving Objects Using Image Deconvolution Techniques”
    O. Fors, J. Nunez, X. Otazu, A. Prades and R.D. Cardinal
    Sensors, 10, 1743-1752 (2010)
  14. “Titania’s radius and upper limit on its atmosphere from the September 8, 2001 stellar occultation”
    T. Widemann et al.
    Icarus, 199, 458-476 (2009)
  15. “A new wavelet-based approach for the automated treatment of large datasets of lunar occultation data”
    O. Fors, A. Richichi, X. Otazu and J. Nunez
    Astronomy and Astrophysics (A&A), 480, 297-304 (2008)
  16. “Multiresolution wavelet framework models brightness induction effects”
    X. Otazu, M. Vanrell and C.A. Parraga
    Vision Research, 48, 733-751 (2008)
  17. “Benefits of Image Deconvolution in CCD Imagery”
    O. Fors, M. Merino, X. Otazu, R. Cardinal, J. Nuñez and A. Hildebrand
    Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofísica (RevMexAA), 25, 50-52 (2006)
  18. “The Calar Alto lunar occultation program: A status report”
    O. Fors, A. Richichi, M. Merino, X. Otazu, J. Nuñez, A. Prades and D. Perez
    Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofísica (RevMexAA), 25, 101-102 (2006)
  19. “Wavelet based approach to cluster analysis. Application on low dimensional data sets”
    X. Otazu and O. Pujol
    Pattern Recognition Letters (PRL), 27, 1590-1605 (2006)
  20. “A Low Computational-Cost Method to Fuse IKONOS Images Using the Spectral Response Function of Its Sensors”
    M. Gonzalez-Audicana, X. Otazu, O. Fors and J. Alvarez-Mozos
    IEEE Trans on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS), 44(6), 1683-1691 (2006)
  21. “A wavelet-Based Method for the Determination of the Relative Resolution Between Remotely Sensed Images”
    J. Nunez, O. Fors, X. Otazu, V. Pala, R. Arbiol and M.T. Merino
    IEEE Trans on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS), 44(9), 2539-2548 (2006)
  22. “The Calar Alto lunar occultation program: update and new results”
    A. Richichi, O. Fors, M.T. Merino, X. Otazu, J. Nunez, A. Prades, U. Thiele. D. Perez-Ramirez and F.J. Montojo
    Astronomy and Astrophysics (A&A), 445, 1081-1088 (2006)
  23. “Comparison between Mallat’s and the ‘a trous’ discrete wavelet transform base algorithms for the fusion of multispectral and panchromatic images”
    M. Gonzalez-Audicana, X. Otazu, O. Fors and A. Seco
    Int J of Remote Sensing (IJRS), 26, 3, 595-614 (2005)
  24. “A Multiresolution-Based Method for the determination of the Relative Resolution between Images: First Application to Remote Sensing and Medical Images”
    J. Nunez, X. Otazu and M.T. Merino
    J of Imaging Systems and Technology (JIST), 15, 225-235 (2005)
  25. “Perceptual Representation of Textured Images”
    X. Otazu and M. Vanrell
    J Imaging Science and Technology (JIST), 49(3), 262-271 (2005)
  26. “Introduction of Sensor Spectral Response Into Image Fusion Methods. Application to Wavelet-Based Methods”
    X. Otazu, M. Gonzalez-Audicana, O. Fors and J. Nunez
    IEEE Trans on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS), 43, 10, 2376-2385 (2005)
  27. “Multiresolution approach for period determination on unevenly sampled data”
    X. Otazu, M. Ribo, J.M. Paredes. M. Peracaula and J. Nunez
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), 351, 215-219 (2004)
  28. “Detection of superimposed periodic signals using wavelets”
    X. Otazu, M. Ribo, M. Peracaula, J.M. Paredes and J. Nunez
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), 333, 365-372 (2002)
  29. “Image fusion with additive multiresolution wavelet decompostion. Applications to SPOT+Landsat images”
    J. Nunez, X. Otazu and O. Fors
    J Opt Soc of America A (JOSA A), 16(3), 467-474 (1999)
  30. “X-ray and optical-to-infrared follow-up observations of the transient X-ray burster SAX J1810.8-2609”
    J. Greiner et al.
    Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc (MNRAS), 308, L17-L21 (1999)
  31. “Multiresolution-Based Image Fusion with Additive Wavelet Decomposition”
    J. Nunez, X. Otazu, O. Fors, A. Prades. V. Pala and R. Arbiol
    IEEE Trans on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS), 37(3), 1204-1211 (1999)


“Progress in Computer Vision and Image Analysis”
H. Bunke, J. Villanueva, G. Sanchez and X. Otazu
World Scientific, Series in MAchine Perception and Artificial Intelligence, Vol 73 (2009)

Book chapter

“Theory and implementation of image fusion methods based on the a trous algorithm”
X. Otazu
Image Fusion: Algorithms and Applications, T. Stathaki, Academic Press, 2008


  • “Perceptual color texture codebooks for retrieving in highly diverse texture datasets”
    Susana Alvarez Fernandez, Anna Salvatella, Maria Vanrell, Xavier Otazu
    (ICPR), 866-869 (2010)
  • “Saliency estimation using a non-parametric low-level vision model”
    Naila Murray, María Vanrell, Xavier Otazu, C. Alejandro Párraga
    (CVPR), 433-440 (2011)
  • “SID4VAM: A Benchmark Dataset with Synthetic Images for Visual Attention Modeling”
    David Berga, Xose Ramon Fernandez Vidal, Xavier Otazu and Xose M. Pardo
    (ICCV), Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, pp 8789-8798, 2019