Ongoing Projects

IKTPLUSS Project (2022-2025): VQ4MedicS: Video Quality Assessment and Enhancement for Pre-Hospital Medical Services

Overall Project Goal: Develop quality assessment and enhancement techniques for video communication in medical services to facilitate better pre-hospital decision support. The use of quality assessment in video communication for pre hospital decision support is new and so leaves room for improvement.

Leader: Dr Ali Amir Shahi, NTNU, Norway


  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  •  Université Sorbonne Paris Nord (Prof. A. Beghdadi Workpackage leader)
  • University of Applied Sciences, Berlin
  • Bliksund AS , company, Norway
  • Innlandet Hospital Trust (SI), Norway
  • Jodapro AS,  company, Norway

Vinci project (2022-2023)

Deep-OPTIQUAApprentissage profond pour l’OPTImisation de la QUAlité perceptuelle dans les services  de réalité mixte.

 Objective: The project aims to develop a perception-based framework for extended reality broadcast and communication services.


  • Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy (Dr. Stefania Colonnese, Leader)
  • Sorbonne Paris Nord University, France, (Prof. Azeddine Beghdadi, co-Leader)


Recently Completed Projects

HiPerNav Project

Primary liver cancer, which consists predominantly of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is the fifth most common cancer worldwide and the third most common cause of cancer mortality. A successful surgical resection of HCC requires complete removal of the tumour while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible. Due to technical and clinical difficulties relatively low percentage of patients are eligible for resection. There is an urgent need to increase the patient eligibility and improve the survival prognosis after liver interventions. HiPerNav will train early stage researchers (biomedical engineers and medical doctors) to become international leading in key areas of expertise through a novel coordinated plan of individual research projects addressing specific bottlenecks in soft tissue navigation for improved treatment of liver cancer. The multi-disciplinary dialogue and work between clinicians and biomedical engineers is crucial to address these bottlenecks. By providing researchers with knowledge and training within specific topics from minimally invasive treatment, biomedical engineering, research methodologies, innovation and entrepreneurship, the link between academic research and industry will be strengthened. This allows for easy transfer of promising results from the research projects to commercially exploitable solutions. The global image guided surgery devices market is promising; it was valued at USD 2.76 billion in 2013 and is projected to expand 6.4% from 2014 to 2022 to reach USD 4.80 billion in 2022. The market for soft-tissue navigation is still in its infancy, mainly due to challenges in achieved accuracy for targeting deformable and moving organs. By providing multi-disciplinary training, the researchers in this consortium of international leading research institutions, universities and industry will initiate true translational research from academic theoretical ideas to the clinical testing of prototype, developed solutions and tools.

High Performance Soft-tissue Navigation
Funding         EC | H2020 | MSCA-ITN-ETN
Call     H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
Start Date     2016/11/01
End Date      2020/10/31
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Detailed project information (CORDIS)


IQ-MED: Image Quality enhancement in MEDical diagnosis, monitoring and treatment  (2016-2019)

IQ-MED: Image Quality enhancement in MEDical diagnosis, monitoring and treatment, the core concept of the project enhancement of medical images, leading to better healthcare.

The project is lead by the Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory at Gjøvik University College. Associate Professor Marius Pedersen is the project leader.

List of partners:

VU University Medical Center, the Netherlands
University of Paris 13, France
Oslo University Hospital
Sykehuset Innlandet
University of Girona

L2TI team (Leader A. Beghdadi) will be involved in WP1 « Image quality enhancement » and WP3 « Video guided surgery »


NPRP Project (Qatar, France, UK : Cooperation), 2016-2020

“A biologically-inspired multi-sensor and multi-modal system for public security »

This project aims to develop a versatile platform for a security monitoring system incorporating advanced techniques for multisensor signal pre and postprocessing, multimodal data and information fusion, and intelligent sensor connectivity and secure wireless communications. The overall platform will be tested for video surveillance systems for public security. We will develop biologically inspired approaches to fuse information collected from different sensors to exploit diversity and redundancy for improving the efficiency of detection, recognition and tracking tasks. The developed techniques will be tested on real scenarios corresponding to very low contrast and noisy data acquired by our multi sensor platform. The research will be carried out by a multidisciplinary team from Qatar University, University Paris 13 and Northumbria University.

Lead Principal Investigator: Azeddine Beghdadi (L2TI, Université Paris 13, Paris Sorbonne Cité)

Co-LPI : Noor Ali S Al-Maadeed (Qatar University)

Co-Principal Investigators :

  • Prof. Ahmed Bouridane (Northumbria University, UK)
  • Dr. Richard Jiang (Northumbria University, UK)
  • Dr. Sumaya Ali S A Al-Maadeed (Qatar University)
  • Dr. Saadi Boudjit (L2TI, University Paris 13)
  • Dr. Mounir Kaaniche (L2TI, University Paris 13)

PhD students and Post-doc   :

  • Omar Elharrouss (Post-doc, Qatar University)
  • Muhammad Asim  (Research Assistant, Qatar University)
  • Borhene Eddine Dakkar (Post-Doc, UP13-SPC, France)
  • Ismahane  Cheheb (PhD candidate, Northumbria University, UK)
  • Ismail Bezzine (PhD candidate, UP13-SPC, France)


FRIPRO Mobility grants FRINTAEK, Research council of Norway, 2017-2019

“CCSF-Quality: Defining new Chromatic Contrast Sensitivity Functions for improved quality assessment and quality Enhancement”,

Partners :

Ali Seyed Ali Amirshahi (Post-Doc at L2TI university Paris 13 and ColorLab at NTNU at Gjovik, Norway)

Prof. Marius Pedersen (ColorLab, NTNU at Gjøvik, Norway),

Azeddine Beghdadi (L2TI, Université Paris 13, Paris Sorbonne Cité)


Selected Completed projects


HyPerCept – Color and Quality in higher dimensions (2013-2018)

As indicated by its title, HyPerCept – Color and quality in higher dimensions, the core concepts of the project are color and quality, both complex perceptual attributes that are currently not fully understood, which we will investigate in dimensions beyond what is common, both concerning the attributes themselves and their domain of application.

The project is divided into four sub-programs (SPs)

  1. Improved image quality for the visually impaired
  2. Imaging technology for health, security, and art:  Functional image quality
  3. Color and quality in imaging devices – value creation in the imaging industry
  4. Image quality in higher temporal and spatial dimensions


  • Prof. Jon Yngve Hardeberg,  Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory, Gjøvik University College
  • Participating members at L2TI: A. Beghdadi (team leader), B. Sdiri (PhD), W. Hachicha (PhD)

Project partners

  • Norwegian Association for the Blind and Partially Sighted
  • The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design
  • Oslo University Hospital
  • Sør-Trøndelag University College
  • Buskerud University College
  • Norsk Elektro Optikk
  • Bank of Canada
  • Centre for Research and Restoration of the Museums of France
  • Vitensenteret Innlandet
  • Université de Caen Basse Normandie
  • Université de Poitiers
  • Université Paris 13
  • Université de Bourgogne
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology


  •  GALILEO 2014  Program

    Project Title  :   Multiview post-processing using perceptual fusion approach for free-view point television services

    The goal of our project is to define novel synthesis techniques based on perceptual based fusion of the contributions from different cameras. This novel approach to multi-view data fusion is viable of application in many frameworks that exploit virtual view synthesis, such as augmented reality, high quality television services, visual surveillance, ambience monitoring using multimedia wireless sensors network .


    • A. Beghdadi,  L2TI, University Paris 13
    • S. Colonnese, DIET, Università di Roma « La Sapienza »

    Project partners:

    • DIET, Università di Roma « La Sapienza »
    • L2TI, University Paris 13,


  • HD3D² (2010-2011)

This project, labeled by the French Cap Digital competitiveness cluster, deals with  3D digital cinema. This project has been developed  in collaboration with 7 companies and 6 academic laboratories;  My group was invloved in two work packages : security and visual coherence.


Companies : HD3D SAS (75), Mac Guff (75), Mikros Image (92), TeamTO (75), 2 minutes (75), Noelios Technologies (92), Arkamys (75),

Academics: ENS Louis Lumière (93), Université Paris 13 Nord (93), Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis (93), Institut Mines-Télécom (91), LIMSI – CNRS (91), CST – Commission Supérieure Technique (75)

Leader institution: HD3D SAS (Paris)

Type: Industrial project

Keywords: 3D graphics, MPEG 7, Multimedia indexing


  •  Digital Film HD

Masterization and enhancement” in collaboration with “Éclair Group” company , France; 2009-2011. A  PhD thesis entitled « Adaptive Post-Processing for HD Video Sequences » , defended on 6 January 2012  by Quoc Bao DO , was funded  through a grant from the Ile-de-France Regional Council.



  • HD3D_IIO Project (2006-2010)

HD3D-IIO (High-Definition 3D / Initiative for an Open Industry) is a structuring project within the Cap Digital Competitiveness Cluster,  in collaboration with 11 companies and 4 academic laboratories ;  This projects deals with digital content creation and production within the digital cinema framework. My group was involved in two work packages : Security and Exchange formats.

Leader: HD3D SAS (Paris)


Companies: HD3D SAS (92), Mikros Image (92), Mac Guff (75), TeamTO (75), 2 Minutes (75), Eclair (93), Duran (92), Duboi (92), LTC (92), Attitude Studio (93), EESA (94), France Telecom (92)

Academics: ENS Louis Lumière (93), MSH Paris Nord et Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis – CICM (93), Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis – ATI-INREV (93), Université Paris 13 Nord – L2TI (93),

Type: Industrial

Keywords: 3D graphics, MPEG 7, Multimedia indexing



Other selected  projects

  • Project CMEP – EGIDE, “Fingerprint Authentication and Compression System  ”, 2006-2010, 3 partners (L2TI – University Paris 13, INREV – Brest France, USTHB – Algeria). A co-tutelle PhD thesis was partly funded by this project.
  • CLEOPATRE – RNTL project « Exploratory project », contribution to « video transmission control », 2002-2005,  6 partners ( 5 academic laboratories, 1 company). My contribution to this project was on video quality assessment aspects.
  • AMARRAGE – RNRT project (2000-2002). My contribution was on « video quality assessment »  and especially video transmission quality evaluation over the internet. Nine partners (3 companies, 6 academic laboratories) took part in this project.

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