Inter-clustering Cooperative Relay Selection Schemes for 5G Device-to-device Communication Networks
The ongoing adoption of 5G will increase the data traffic, throughput, multimedia services, and power consumption for future wireless applications and services, including sensor and mobile networks. Multipath fading on wireless channels also reduces the system performance and increases energy consumption. To address these issues, device-to-device (D2D) and cooperative communications have been proposed. In this study, we propose two inter-clustering models using the relay selection method to improve system performance and increase energy efficiency in cooperative D2D networks. We develop two in...
Journal of information and communication convergence engineering 2022; 20(3): 143-152
Performance Evaluation of Pixel Clustering Approaches for Automatic Detection of Small Bowel Obstruction from Abdominal Radiographs
Plain radiographic analysis is the initial imaging modality for suspected small bowel obstruction. Among the many features that affect the diagnosis of small bowel obstruction (SBO), the presence of gas-filled or fluid-filled small bowel loops is the most salient feature that can be automatized by computer vision algorithms. In this study, we compare three frequently applied pixel-clustering algorithms for extracting gas-filled areas without human intervention. In a comparison involving 40 suspected SBO cases, the Possibilistic C-Means and Fuzzy C-Means algorithms exhibited initialization-sens...
Journal of information and communication convergence engineering 2022; 20(3): 153-159
Optimal Terminal Interconnection Reconstruction along with Terminal Transition in Randomly Divided Planes
This paper proposes an efficient method of reconstructing interconnections when the terminals of each plane change in real-time situations where randomly divided planes are interconnected. To connect all terminals when the terminals of each plane are changed, we usually reconstruct the interconnections between all terminals. This ensures a minimum connection length, but it takes considerable time to reconstruct the interconnection for the entire terminal. This paper proposes a solution to obtain an optimal tree close to the minimum spanning tree (MST) in a short time. The construction of inter...
Journal of information and communication convergence engineering 2022; 20(3): 160-165
An Edge AI Device based Intelligent Transportation System
Recently, studies have been conducted on intelligent transportation systems (ITS) that provide safety and convenience to humans. Systems that compose the ITS adopt architectures that applied the cloud computing which consists of a highperformance general-purpose processor or graphics processing unit. However, an architecture that only used the cloud computing requires a high network bandwidth and consumes much power. Therefore, applying edge computing to ITS is essential for solving these problems. In this paper, we propose an edge artificial intelligence (AI) device based ITS. Edge AI which i...
Journal of information and communication convergence engineering 2022; 20(3): 166-173
Emotion Recognition Implementation with Multimodalities of Face, Voice and EEG
Emotion recognition is an essential component of complete interaction between human and machine. The issues related to emotion recognition are a result of the different types of emotions expressed in several forms such as visual, sound, and physiological signal. Recent advancements in the field show that combined modalities, such as visual, voice and electroencephalography signals, lead to better result compared to the use of single modalities separately. Previous studies have explored the use of multiple modalities for accurate predictions of emotion; however the number of studies regarding r...
Journal of information and communication convergence engineering 2022; 20(3): 174-180
Autonomous and Asynchronous Triggered Agent Exploratory Path-planning Via a Terrain Clutter-index using Reinforcement Learning
An intelligent distributed multi-agent system (IDMS) using reinforcement learning (RL) is a challenging and intricate problem in which single or multiple agent(s) aim to achieve their specific goals (sub-goal and final goal), where they move their states in a complex and cluttered environment. The environment provided by the IDMS provides a cumulative optimal reward for each action based on the policy of the learning process. Most actions involve interacting with a given IDMS environment; therefore, it can provide the following elements: a starting agent state, multiple obstacles, agent goals,...
Journal of information and communication convergence engineering 2022; 20(3): 181-188
Design of Metaverse for Two-Way Video Conferencing Platform Based on Virtual Reality
As non-face-to-face activities have become commonplace, online video conferencing platforms have become popular collaboration tools. However, existing video conferencing platforms have a structure in which one side unilaterally exchanges information, potentially increase the fatigue of meeting participants. In this study, we designed a video conferencing platform utilizing virtual reality (VR), a metaverse technology, to enable various interactions. A virtual conferencing space and realistic VR video conferencing content authoring tool support system were designed using Meta’s Oculus Que...
Journal of information and communication convergence engineering 2022; 20(3): 189-194
A Modified Steering Kernel Filter for AWGN Removal based on Kernel Similarity
Noise generated during image acquisition and transmission can negatively impact the results of image processing applications, and noise removal is typically a part of image preprocessing. Denoising techniques combined with nonlocal techniques have received significant attention in recent years, owing to the development of sophisticated hardware and image processing algorithms, much attention has been paid to; however, this approach is relatively poor for edge preservation of fine image details. To address this limitation, the current study combined a steering kernel technique with adaptive mas...
Journal of information and communication convergence engineering 2022; 20(3): 195-203
Completeness of Patient Care Report (PCR) by Paramedics
This study evaluated the completeness of patient care report (PCR). A retrospective quality analysis was conducted using raw data of 122,140 EMS activity reports prepared by paramedics in Gyeonggi-do from April 1 to May 31, 2021. In all, 67,830 cases of normal transfers were statistically analyzed using IBM SPSS Statistics version 22, and statistical significance was set at p
Journal of information and communication convergence engineering 2022; 20(3): 204-211
A 4K-Capable Hardware Accelerator of Haze Removal Algorithm using Haze-relevant Features
The performance of vision-based intelligent systems, such as self-driving cars and unmanned aerial vehicles, is subject to weather conditions, notably the frequently encountered haze or fog. As a result, studies on haze removal have garnered increasing interest from academia and industry. This paper hereby presents a 4K-capable hardware implementation of an efficient haze removal algorithm with the following two improvements. First, the depth-dependent haze distribution is predicted using a linear model of four haze-relevant features, where the model parameters are obtained through maximum lik...
Journal of information and communication convergence engineering 2022; 20(3): 212-218
SVM on Top of Deep Networks for Covid-19 Detection from Chest X-ray Images
In this study, we propose training a support vector machine (SVM) model on top of deep networks for detecting Covid-19 from chest X-ray images. We started by gathering a real chest X-ray image dataset, including positive Covid-19, normal cases, and other lung diseases not caused by Covid-19. Instead of training deep networks from scratch, we fine-tuned recent pre-trained deep network models, such as DenseNet121, MobileNet v2, Inception v3, Xception, ResNet50, VGG16, and VGG19, to classify chest X-ray images into one of three classes (Covid-19, normal, and other lung). We propose training an SV...
Journal of information and communication convergence engineering 2022; 20(3): 219-225
Video Road Vehicle Detection and Tracking based on OpenCV
Video surveillance is widely used in security surveillance, military navigation, intelligent transportation, etc. Its main research fields are pattern recognition, computer vision and artificial intelligence. This article uses OpenCV to detect and track vehicles, and monitors by establishing an adaptive model on a stationary background. Compared with traditional vehicle detection, it not only has the advantages of low price, convenient installation and maintenance, and wide monitoring range, but also can be used on the road. The intelligent analysis and processing of the scene image using CAMS...
Journal of information and communication convergence engineering 2022; 20(3): 226-233

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It has been published since 2003 with a title of International Journal of Maritime Information and Communication Sciences. In 2012, this journal was greatly reformed to further improve the quality of journal, for example, title, research areas and policy of journal etc. The title was changed from the year of 2012 as Journal of Information and Communication Convergence Engineering.

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Journal of Information and Communication Convergence Engineering (J. Inf. Commun. Converg. Eng., JICCE) is an official English journal of the Korea Institute of Information and Communication Engineering (KIICE). It is an international, peer reviewed, and open access journal that is published quarterly in March, June, September, and December. Its objective is to provide rapid publications of original and significant contributions and it covers all areas related to information and communication convergence engineering including the following areas: communication system and applications, networking and services, intelligent information system, multimedia and digital convergence, semiconductors and communication devices, imaging and biomedical engineering, and computer vision and autonomous vehicles.

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