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Today's Topics:

JOB : Tenure-track Asst Professor - UNC - Chapel Hill, NC
JOB : CV Developer - Affectiva - MA
JOB : Senior IP Research Eng - Cipherstone Tech - Gothenburg, Sweden
JOB : CV Research Scientist - ObjectVideo - Reston, VA, USA
JOB : Programmer - UNC - Chapel Hill, NC
JOB : Postdoc Research Fellow - Nanyang Tech. Univ - Singapore
JOB : Postdoc - Univ Nevada - Reno, NV
JOB : Open Ph.D Position - Daimler R&D - Ulm, GER
JOB : Interns - Technicolor Corp Res - Princeton, NJ
CFP : EURASIP JIVP Advanced Surveillance - Special Issue - 01APR2010
CFP : CV Summer School - Sicily, IT - 21MAR2010
CFP : 2010 Int Conf IP-CV-PR IPCV'10 - Las Vegas, NV - 12JUL2010
CFP : IEEE WS 3D Info Extraction - CVPR10 - MAR2010
CFP : Vision and Sports Summer School - Zurich - 10MAY2010
CFP : ImageCLEF - Padua - 20SEP2010
CFP : 2nd WS Soft Computing IPCV - Las Vegas, NV - MAR2010
CFP : V&L Net launched - web - now


From: "fengshi" <>
Subject: JOB : Tenure-track Asst Professor - UNC - Chapel Hill, NC

The Department of Radiology and the Biomedical Research Imaging Center in
the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill is jointly recruiting
for a tenure-track assistant professor in medical imaging analysis. Outstanding
individuals with expertise in medical imaging analysis, with focus on image
segmentation, multivariate scalar and tensor analysis, cardiac imaging analysis,
or microscope imaging analysis, are particularly desirable. Successful applicant
is expected to have excellent qualifications in research. The Department
of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research Center (BRIC) at UNC-Chapel
Hill currently houses a dedicated 3T MR scanner capable of both human and
animal imaging and a 9.4T 30cm horizontal bore MR scanner for small animal
imaging. In addition to MR scanners, a small animal PET/CT, a small animal
SPECT, and an in vivo optical imaging system are also available to investigators
across campuses. Applicants should submit CV, statement of research plans,
and contact information for references. The UNC-Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity/ADA

Email the application materials to both Vickie Holland and Dinggang Shen:
Vickie E. Holland
Human Resources Manager, UNC-Department of Radiology
919-843-8741, 919-843-3957 fax

Dinggang Shen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology and BRIC
UNC-Chapel Hill


From: Rana El Kaliouby <>
Subject: JOB : CV Developer - Affectiva - MA

Affectiva, Inc. is a spin-out of Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT) that provides respectful solutions for the measurement and
communication of emotion. Affectiva is looking to hire a full-time
computer vision developer to work on a facial-affect analysis system.
Candidate must be able to work on deadline based projects, be focused,
but also able to play many roles.

Job Description

1- Commercialize MIT's core affect sensing technologies.
2- Research, develop and employ state-of-the-art computer vision and machine
learning methods to the problem of emotion recognition.
3- Optimize existing algorithms for improved accuracy and robustness.


- A Masters or PhD in Computer Science.
- A strong track record building machine vision systems.
- Solid background and experience in pattern recognition, computer vision,
and machine learning, and excellent programming skills (especially C++).
- Expertise in face tracking, facial analysis and recognition or feature
extraction, tracking and classification.
- Experience with SaaS platforms.

We offer a competitive package that includes benefits (healthcare and
a stock incentive plan).

Please respond to: . Applicants should include
a resume and examples of prior work or publications.


From: Kenneth Jonsson <>
Subject: JOB : Senior IP Research Eng - Cipherstone Tech - Gothenburg, Sweden

Cipherstone Technologies is a computer vision start-up company based in
Gothenburg, Sweden. The Company develops innovative vision products with
a focus on security, medical imaging and environmental applications. The
Company is currently seeking a highly motivated research engineer for a
fixed-term (6 months) contract. The objective of the project is to
design and implement a prototype vision system to solve an exciting
real-world problem in medical imaging.

Required skills or experiences:
- PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field
- Alternatively, MSc with at least 5 years of relevant industrial experience
- Strong background in image processing, pattern recognition and machine
- Hands-on experience in implementing real-world image processing systems
- Expert knowledge writing industrial-strength code in C/C++ on
- Excellent problem solving skills

If the project is successful, the candidate may be offered a full-time

To apply please send resume and cover letter to


From: "Haering, Niels" <>
Subject: JOB : CV Research Scientist - ObjectVideo - Reston, VA, USA

Have you published novel methods for low-level vision, object
recognition, event detection, or automatic calibration and
geo-registration? Do you have experience with mobile video analysis
(air/sea/ground). Have you exploited GIS, object, environment, task or
domain context to improve video analysis algorithms? Do you have
experience in image or video search or with the Semantic Web? Are you
interested in applying your knowledge to develop robust commercial
solutions? Do you have experience with hi-res video cameras, real-time
processing, autonomous systems, GIS or data bases?

If you have at least four years of relevant experience and these
challenges excite you we would love to hear from you. Full time and
internship positions are available.

For immediate consideration, please send your resume to .

ObjectVideo is an equal opportunity employer.

About ObjectVideo:
ObjectVideo is the world's leading provider of intelligent video
software for security, public safety, business intelligence, process
improvement and other applications.

Founded in 1998 by world-renowned scientists and program managers from
the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and headquartered
in Reston, VA, ObjectVideo is a private company backed by leading
venture capital partners. The company employs highly-skilled and
experienced professionals, more than two-thirds of whom have R&D,
engineering or software quality assurance responsibilities.

50% of the company's research and development staff hold PhD's, and are
internationally known for their research and writings in the field of
computer vision. ObjectVideo holds numerous patents on components of
its technology, with many additional patents pending.


From: "fengshi" <>
Subject: JOB : Programmer - UNC - Chapel Hill, NC

A programmer position is available in IDEA lab
( ), UNC-Chapel Hill, NC. The successful
applicant will be trained to work broadly in biomedical image analysis field,
and to help integrate various software packages developed in the research
labs. This position needs to work with a multidisciplinary team on biomedical

The successful applicant must be strong in programming, and familiar with
GUI design, C/C++, Matlab and ITK/VTK. Experience with Linux is highly desired.
Knowledge on biomedical imaging, computer vision, pattern recognition, graphics
and image processing is very helpful. If interested, please email resume
to Dr. Dinggang Shen ( ).


From: Yuan Junsong <>
Subject: JOB : Postdoc Research Fellow - Nanyang Tech. Univ - Singapore

The Postdoctoral Fellow positions involve pursuing independent research in
the field of computer vision, machine learning, and data mining. Specific
funded projects associated with these positions include:
1. Research on image and video content search, data mining and knowledge
2. Research on object, action and event detection and recognition;

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
or Statistics (or expect to defend in the near future); an excellent background
in mathematics and advanced programming skills; and a good record of in dependent
research in computer vision, machine learning, data mining, or a related
field. Knowledge and experience in the following areas are particularly encouraged
to apply.
* probabilistic graphical models;
* unsupervised and semi-supervised learning
* machine learning and statistical methods for classification and regression;
* large scale graph, image, or video mining; discriminative pattern mining

Please submit curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests,
and names of at least three references to:
Junsong Yuan, Ph.D., Nanyang Assistant Professor
Nanyang Technological University
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Short-listed candidates will be notified for interview.


From: George Bebis <>
Subject: JOB : Postdoc - Univ Nevada - Reno, NV

The Computer Vision Laboratory (CVL) ( ) in
the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the
University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications for a postdoctoral
position. Active research areas within CVL include biometrics (e.g.,
face, hand, fingerprint), object detection and recognition, object
tracking and pose estimation, visual surveillance, and human activity
recognition. CVL is currently funded by NSF, NASA, and DoD.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing novel
computer vision algorithms for visual surveillance with emphasis on
human activity/intent recognition. Also, he/she will coordinate the work
of two graduate students. This will initially be a one year appointment
with the possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance
and funding availability.

Requirements: A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering
or a related field. Strong background in computer vision, pattern
recognition, and machine learning. A proven record of publications in
top computer vision, pattern recognition, and machine learning
conferences and journals. Excellent programming skills in C or C++,
familiarity with Linux, and good knowledge of OpenCV and Matlab.

Applications should be sent by email (in pdf format) to Prof. George
Bebis ( ) and should include a CV, a brief
statement of research interests, the expected date of availability and
the names of 3 references. Applications should be sent as soon as
possible and preferably before March 15th, 2010, but later applications
may be considered until the position is filled. For more information,
please contact Prof. Bebis ( )

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) ( ) is a land
grant institution, established in 1874. It has 11 schools and colleges and
offers 70 majors for an undergraduate degree; 70 master's degree programs;
and 34 doctoral programs including a four-year medical school. UNR's
16,000 students come from all 17 Nevada counties, from all 50 states and
from more than 80 countries. The university conducts more than $70 million
in research grants and contracts each year. UNR is fully accredited by the
Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. The Department of Computer
Science and Engineering ( is one of the five
departments within the College of Engineering. It has 13 full-time faculty
and 7 adjunct faculty. The Department has about 260 undergraduate
students, 34 MS students, and 32 PhD students.

UNR is an integral part of the Reno metropolitan area, home to
approximately 300,000 people. The 255-acre main campus, located minutes
from downtown Reno, features both contemporary and historic
architecture, and the university's tree-lined Quadrangle is listed on
the National Register of Historic Places. The academic atmosphere is
filled with rich surroundings for the cultural and intellectual
development of the students. Reno is bounded on the west by the majestic
Sierra Nevada mountain range and on the east by the rolling basin and
range province, Reno benefits from a comfortable climate. There are four
distinct seasons in this cool, dry climate where the sun shines nearly
290 days a year. The area is noted for its variety of recreational
opportunities, which include sailing, camping, hiking, fishing, and
sightseeing. Within an hour's drive of the campus, for example, are Lake
Tahoe in the High Sierra, and Pyramid Lake, a unique prehistoric desert
sea. Also within an hour's drive are a number of nationally known ski
areas, including Squaw Valley, site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Other
scenic attractions include Virginia City, setting of one of the West's
richest mining bonanzas; Genoa, the state's first pioneer settlement;
and Carson City, the Nevada state capital. Reno is within 2 hours' drive
from Sacramento and 3.5 hours' drive from San Francisco.


Subject: JOB : Open Ph.D Position - Daimler R&D - Ulm, GER

The Environment Perception Department of Daimler R&D in Ulm (Germany)
has currently an opening for a Ph.D. student in the area of computer
vision and pattern recognition.

The open position concerns the development of sensor-based driver
assistance systems that can detect dangerous traffic situations with
pedestrians, in order to warn the driver or automatically control the
vehicle. Research will focus on two sub-themes: a) how to reliably and
accurately detect pedestrians by computer vision, and b) how to estimate
collision risk by the use of motion models, learned from training data.
Experiments will be performed both off-line, on unique large data sets,
and on-board a Mercedes-Benz vehicle demonstrator, on the test track and
in real urban traffic.


Prospective applicants should have an outstanding academic record and a
solid background computer science or applied sciences. Experience in
computer vision and pattern recognition is a definite plus. The
successful applicant will furthermore have strong programming skills
(e.g. C++/MATLAB) and a certain affinity towards turning complex
techniques into real systems. The ability to speak (or willingness to
learn) german is expected.


Funding for the Ph.D. student position is available immediately,
for a period of 3-4 years. Academic affiliation will be arranged.


For more information, see

and contact

Prof. Dr. Dariu Gavrila
Environment Perception, Daimler R&D
Wilhelm Runge St. 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany


From: "Zhang Tao" <>
Subject: JOB : Interns - Technicolor Corp Res - Princeton, NJ

Technicolor Corporate Research, Princeton NJ, conduct research in a wide
variety of areas involving computer vision, image processing, and
compression and has multiple openings for summer internship position.

The positions involve Research and Development in image/video
segmentation, object tracking, 2D-3D conversion and reconstruction.
Interns will work as part of a small research team.

The successful candidate should be advanced in their PhD studies, but
graduate students with exceptional skill levels will also be strongly
considered. Candidate should have good experience in at least one of the
following fields: 3D computer vision, segmentation, feature detection
and tracking. 3+ years programming experience in C++/C required.
Experience with Opencv is a plus.

Start time: May/June 2010
Period: 3-6 months

For consideration, please send a cover letter and CV to: Shan He
( )


From: carlo_regazzoni <>
Subject: CFP : EURASIP JIVP Advanced Surveillance - Special Issue - 01APR2010

EURASIP JIVP Special Issue on Advanced Video-Based Surveillance


Over the past decade, we have witnessed a tremendous growth in the
demand for pers(onal security and defense of vital infrastructure
throughout the world. At the same time, rapid advances in video-based
surveillance have emerged and off ered a strategic technology to address
the demands imposed by security applications. These events have led to a
massive research eff ort devoted to the development of eff ective and
reliable surveillance systems endowed with intelligent video-processing
capabilities. As a result, advanced video-based surveillance systems
have been developed by research groups from academia and industry alike.
In broad terms, advanced video-based surveillance could be described as
intelligent video processing designed to assist security personnel by
providing reliable real-time alerts and to support effi cient video
analysis for forensics investigations. The aim of this special issue is
to present recent theoretical and practical advances in the broad area
of video processing for advanced surveillance. Topics of interest
include, but are not limited to:
* Change and motion detection
* Single- and multitarget tracking
* Single- and multicamera tracking
* Video analytics
* Motion trajectory analysis
* Behaviour analysis and event detection
* Activity analysis and monitoring
* Pattern recognition and machine learning for surveillance
* Automatic video annotation and summarization
* Biometrics for surveillance (e.g., face, iris, gait, etc.)
* Privacy and surveillance
* Performance evaluation of surveillance systems
* Hardware and software architectures for advanced surveillance

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s
Author Guidelines, which are located at . Prospective authors
should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscripts through
the journal Manuscript Tracking System at ,
according to the following timetable:

Manuscript Due April 1, 2010
First Round of Reviews July 1, 2010
Publication Date October 1, 2010

Luigi Di Stefano, University of Bologna, Italy;

Carlo Regazzoni, University of Genoa, Italy;
Dan Schonfeld, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), USA;


From: "International Computer Vision Summer School" <>
Subject: CFP : CV Summer School - Sicily, IT - 21MAR2010

Call for Participation

International Computer Vision Summer School
Sicily 12-17 July 2010



The fourth edition of the International Computer Vision Summer School
aims to provide an objective and clear overview of the state-of-the-art
in the areas of recognition and reconstruction and focuses on
registration and video analysis. The courses will be delivered by world
renowned experts in the field, from both academia and industry, and will
cover both theoretical and practical aspects of real Computer Vision

Title, Syllabus, Abstract:

Alberto Broggi (Computer Vision for Autonomous Vehicles)
University of Parma, IT
Tim Cootes (Registration, Active Shape Model)
University of Manchester, UK
Mark Everingham (Recognition)
University of Leeds, UK
Brendan J. Frey (Video Segmentation and Analysis)
University of Toronto, CA
Pascal Fua (Deformation Models, Non-Rigid Registration)
Ecole Polytechnique F*rale de Lausanne, CH
Kristen Grauman (Recognition, Registration)
University of Texas at Austin, USA
Michal Irani (Video Analysis)
The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Patrick Perez (Video Analysis)
Technicolor Corporate Research, FR
Tomaso Poggio (Biological Vision, Learning Theories, Recognition)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Marc Polleyfeys (Real-time Reconstruction, Structure from Motion)
ETH, Zurich
Stefano Soatto (Reading Group)
Rick Szeliski (Reconstruction)
Microsoft Research Ltd, Redmond, USA

Roberto Cipolla
University of Cambridge, UK
Sebastiano Battiato
University of Catania, IT
Giovanni Maria Farinella
University of Catania, IT

The school will be open to about 100 qualified, motivated and
pre-selected candidates. Ph. D. students, post-docs, young researchers
(both academic and industrial), senior researchers (both academic and
industrial) or academic/industrial professionals are encouraged to
The expected school fee will be in the order of 600,00 =E2=82=AC for
Master and Phd students, 750 =E2=82=AC for others academic position and
900 =E2=82=AC for all the others. The fee will include, all courses,
handling material, coffee breaks, welcome cocktail, bus service from
Catania Airport to School Location and viceversa, WiFi Internet
Connession, a guided tour and social dinner to Ragusa Ibla, a
folcloristic exhibition of the Herbessus Sicilian Group Dancers, and bus
service from School Location to Catania, Siracusa and Taormina at the
end of the school.
The application at ICVSS 2010 should be done before 21 March 2010.
Applicants will receive notification of acceptance by 31 March 2010.

The International Computer Vision Summer School is especially aimed to
provide a stimulating space for young researchers and Ph.D. Students.
They will have the possibility to present the results of their research
on the topic of the school, and to interact with their scientific peers,
in a friendly and constructive environment. Accepted students may submit
a poster to present their research activity. The poster should be
submitted before 10 May 2010. Suitable space will be reserved to
students for showing their posters. The electronic version of the
posters will also be available from the ICVSS web site.

A selected subset from the submitted posters will be selected by the
school committee for short oral presentation. A best presentation prize
of 700 euros (supported by Toshiba Research Europe) will be given to the
best presentation selected by the school committee.

A scholarship of 600 Euros (grant offered by the GIRPR) will be awarded
to the best PhD student attending the school. The decision will be made
by the school committee at the time of the school, taking into account
candidates'cv, poster and oral presentation. All PhD students attending
the school will be considered for the GIRPR grant.

ICVSS 2010 will be hosted by Hotel Village Baia Samuele in Punta
Sampieri - Scicli (Ragusa), Sicily from 12-17 July 2010. Sicily is one
of the most beautiful islands of the Mediterranean. The island is very
rich in archeological sites from various Ancient Civilizations. The sea,
weather, food and the wine are excellent. In particular Punta Sampieri -
Scicli (RG) is located in the south east of Sicily in a late Baroque
area called Val di Noto. The Val di Noto area is included in the Unesco
World Heritage List and includes eight nearby towns: Caltagirone,
Militello Val di Catania, Catania, Modica, Noto, Palazzolo, Ragusa and
Scicli. The location of the school rises in the middle of an ample bay
delimited on the west from Sampieri and on the east from a cliff, on
which is founded an ancient furnace, rare example of industrial
archaeology. The Hotel Village "Baia Samuele" stretches in a gentle
slant to the beach: 120 thousand square meters delimited from rows of
secular cypresses. An ultramodern village with an original architecture,
pleasant design and all comforts you can imagine. The frame of plants
and flowers, typical of this angle of Sicily, in front of the island of
Malta, completes this gilded dream of the Mediterranean.

ICVSS participants must make reservations for accommodation at Hotel
Village Baia Samuele ( ) at very special rates.
More info are available on the website of the school



From: "A. M. G. Solo" <>
Subject: CFP : 2010 Int Conf IP-CV-PR IPCV'10 - Las Vegas, NV - 12JUL2010

The 2010 International Conference on Image Processing,
Computer Vision, and Pattern Recognition

Date and Location: July 12-15, 2010, Las Vegas, USA

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the

O Software tools for imaging
O Image-based modeling and algorithms
O Illumination and reflectance modeling
O Motion and tracking algorithms and applications
O Biometric authentication
O Event recognition techniques in image sequences
O Medical image processing and analysis
O Image geometry and multi-view geometry
O Segmentation techniques
O Geometric modeling and fractals
O Scene and object modeling
O Image data structures and databases
O Image compression, coding, and encryption
O Image display techniques
O Digital imaging for film and television
O Image formation techniques
O Image generation, acquisition, and processing
O Image feature extraction
O Novel document image understanding techniques + OCR
O Enhancement techniques
O Novel noise reduction algorithms
O Mathematical morphology
O 3D imaging
O Watermarking methods and protection
O Wavelet methods
O Mosaic, image registration and fusion methods
O Color and texture
O Image restoration
O Printing technologies
O Interpolation techniques
O Shape representation
O Video analysis
O Indexing and retrieval of images (image databases)
O Signal and speech processing

O Object recognition
O Multi-resolution vision techniques
O Face and gesture
O Stereo vision
O Soft computing methods in image processing and vision
O Machine learning technologies for vision
O Performance analysis and evaluation (real-time vision)
O Camera networks and vision
O Sensors and early vision
O Active and robot vision
O Cognitive and biologically inspired vision
O Fuzzy and neural techniques in vision
O Graph theory in image processing and vision
O Special-purpose machine architectures for vision

O Dimensionality reduction methods in pattern recognition
O Classification and clustering techniques
O Symbolic learning
O Statistical pattern recognition
O Invariance in pattern recognition
O Knowledge-based recognition
O Structural and syntactic pattern recognition
O Applications including: security, medicine, robotic, GIS,
remote sensing, industrial inspection, nondestructive
evaluation (or NDE), ...
O Case studies
O Emerging technologies

O Workshop on Multimedia Systems and Applications:
- Media blending technologies
- Multimedia retrieval methods
- Multimedia documents and authoring
- Coding and compression techniques
- Annotation and visualization
- Multimedia databases and archival systems
- Video surveillance and sensor networks
- Content analysis and data mining
- User interface challenges
- Operating system support for multimedia systems
- Network architectures and protocols
- Content protection methods
- Synchronization (inter-media and intra-media) technologies
- Security and privacy
- Capture and sensor systems (embedded, multi-sensors, ...)
- Multimedia processing techniques (audio, image, video, ...)
- Data storage and management
- Server design issues for multimedia systems
- Distributed multimedia
- Multimedia programming
- Multimedia interface design
- Multimedia computing
- Interactive multimedia applications
- Benchmarking systems
- Interactive television (video-on-demand, home shopping, voting,
and games)
- Hypermedia systems
- Video conferencing and groupware
- Fundamentals of human perception
- Audio and music processing for multimedia
- Multimedia tools
- Multimedia and education
- Real world applications and emerging technologies

To see the DBLP list of accepted papers in the last offering of IPCV,
go to
The main web site of IPCV'10 is accessible at


The Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC), University of
California, Berkeley, USA; Collaboratory for Advanced Computing and
Simulations (CACS), University of Southern California, USA; Intelligent
Data Exploration & Analysis Lab., University of Texas at Austin, Texas,
USA; Harvard Statistics Department Genomics & Bioinformatics Lab.,
Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA; BioMedical Informatics &
Bio-Imaging Lab., Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University,
Georgia, USA; Hawkeye Radiology Informatics, Department of Radiology,
College of Medicine, University of Iowa, USA; Minnesota Supercomputing
Institute, University of Minnesota, USA; Medical Image HPC & Informatics
Lab. (MiHi Lab), University of Iowa, USA; University of North Dakota,
USA; NDSU-CIIT Green Computing & Communications Lab., North Dakota State
University, USA; Knowledge Management & Intelligent System Center (KMIS)
of University of Siegen, Germany; UMIT, Institute of Bioinformatics and
Translational Research, Austria; SECLAB of University of Naples Federico
II, University of Naples Parthenope, & Second University of Naples,
Italy; National Institute for Health Research; World Academy of
Biomedical Sciences and Technologies; High Performance Computing for
Nanotechnology (HPCNano); Supercomputer Software Department (SSD),
Institute of Computational Mathematics & Mathematical Geophysics,
Russian Academy of Sciences; Int'l Council on Medical & Care
Compunetics; The UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK;
VMW Solution Ltd.; Scientific Technologies Corporation; HoIP - Health
without Boundaries; Space for Earth Foundation; and Manjrasoft (Cloud
Computing Technology company), Melbourne, Australia.

(Each track/conference has its own committee members - what
appears below is a partial list of members of the steering
committee of the federated event - WORLDCOMP.)

Dr. Selim Aissi
Chief Strategist - Security, Manageability and Virtualization,
Ultra Mobile Group, Intel Corporation, USA

Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia
Coordinator & General Co-Chair, Professor, Computer Science,
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer),
Co-Editor/Board, Journal of Computational Science (Elsevier),
Advisory Board, IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing,
Elected Fellow, Int'l Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine,
The University of Georgia, USA

Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy
Member, National Academy of Engineering,
IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow,
Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

Prof. Hyunseung Choo
ITRC Director of Ministry of Information & Communication, Korea,
Director, ITRC: Intelligent HCI Convergence Research Center, Korea,
Director, Korea Information Processing Society,
Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology,
Assoc. Editor, Transactions on Computational Science, Springer-
Director, Korean Society for Internet Info. (KSII) + Society for
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

Prof. Andy Marsh
Director HoIP (Healthcare over Internet Protocol),
Secretary-General WABT (World Academy of Biomedical Science &
Vice-president ICET (Int'l Council for Engineering & Technology),
Vice-president ICMCC (Int'l Council on Medical & Care Compunetics),
Visiting Professor, University of Westminster, UK

Prof. Layne T. Watson
IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National
Institute of Aerospace, Departments of Computer Science & Math,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA

Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh
Member, National Academy of Engineering,
IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA Fellow,
Director, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing,
Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA



IPCV'10 Conference is being held jointly (same location and dates)
with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP).
WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of researchers in
computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. We
anticipate to have 2,000 or more attendees from over 85 countries
participating at WORLDCOMP Congress. A number of individual research tracks
of the Congress have been held for many years; for example, PDPTA
has been held annually since 1995 (PDPTA'10 is the 16th annual
conference); ERSA has been held annually since 2001 (ERSA'10 is the
10th annual conference); ICAI has been held annually since 1999
(ICAI'10 is the 12th annual conference); IPCV has been held
annually since 1997 (IPCV'10 is the 14th annual conference;
originally it was offered as part of CISST). Other tracks of
WORLDCOMP Congress have similar records.

The motivation behind this federated congress is to assemble
a spectrum of affiliated research conferences into a coordinated
research meeting held in a common place at a common time. The
main goal is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a
number of research areas that interact. The model used to form
IPCV facilitates communication among researchers from all
over the world in different fields of computer science,
computer engineering, applied computing, and computational
biology. Both inward research (core areas) and outward research
(multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, and applications) will
be covered during the conference. IPCV makes concerted effort
to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities
(such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government
agencies, and research centers/labs) from all over the world.

IPCV'10 will be composed of research presentations, keynote
lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions,
and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel
speakers have included (as part of the federated event):
Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer/computer architecture, U. of
California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of
Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of
Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as
Father of Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena
Bajcsy (pioneer/VR, U. of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry
Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys
(known as X-man, developer of X Window System, xhost; OLPC),
Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic Programming,
Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director, U. of
Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern
California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and
Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.),
Anousheh Ansari (CEO, Prodea Systems & first female private
space explorer), and many other distinguished speakers. To get
a feeling about the events' atmosphere, see the 2009 delegates
photos available at:
2008 delegates photos can be viewed at:


Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by
uploading them to the evaluation web site at:
Submissions must be uploaded by March 1, 2010 and they must
be in either MS doc (but not docx) or pdf formats (about 5
to 7 pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12). All
reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the
authors of accepted papers will be asked to follow a
particular typesetting format to prepare their final papers.)

The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be
limited to 7 (IEEE style) pages. Papers must not have been
previously published or currently submitted for publication
elsewhere. The first page of the draft paper should include:
title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and
email address for each author. The first page should also
identify the name of the Contact Author and a maximum of 5
topical keywords that would best represent the content of
the paper. Finally, the name of the conference (ie. IPCV)
must be stated on the first page.

Full papers will be evaluated for originality, significance,
clarity, impact, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed
by two experts in the field who are independent of the
conference program committee. The referees' evaluations will
then be reviewed by one member of the program committee who
will recommend a decision to the chair of the track that
the paper has been submitted to. The chair will make the
final decision. Lastly, the final papers will be reviewed
by one member of the program committee.

All accepted papers will be published in the respective
conference proceedings (in both, printed book form as well as
online). The proceedings will be indexed in Inspec / IET /
The Institute for Engineering and Technology, DBLP / Computer
Science Bibliography, and others.) The printed proceedings
will be available for distribution on site at the conference.

In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected
authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their
papers for publication in a number of research books being
proposed/contracted with various publishers (such as, Springer,
Elsevier, IOS, ...) - these books would be composed after the
conference. Also, many chairs of sessions and workshops will
be forming journal special issues to be published after the

March 1, 2010: Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
March 25, 2010: Notification of acceptance
April 22, 2010: Final papers + Copyright + Registration
July 12-15, 2010: The 2010 International Conference on Image
Processing, Computer Vision, and Pattern
Recognition (IPCV'10)



The Program Committee includes members of chapters of World
Academy of Science (chapters: supercomputing; scientific
computing; AI; imaging science; databases; simulation;
software eng.; embedded systems; internet & web technologies;
communications; computer security; & bioinformatics.) The
Program Committee for IPCV'10 conference is currently
being formed. Many who have already joined the committees
of individual tracks are renowned leaders, scholars,
researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest
ranks; many are directors of research labs., fellows of
various societies, heads/chairs of departments, program
directors of research funding agencies, deans and provosts.
You can view the list of program committee of the last two
offerings of IPCV at:
Program Committee members are expected to have established
a strong and documented research track record. Those
interested in joining the Program Committee should email
H. R. Arabnia ( the following information for
consideration/evaluation: Name, affiliation and position,
complete mailing address, email address, a one-page biography
that includes research expertise and the name of the conference
offering to help with (ie, IPCV).


IPCV'10 will be held at Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas,
Nevada, USA (with any overflows at other near-by hotels).
This is a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities and
over 3,000 rooms. It is minutes from the airport with 24-hour
shuttle service to and from the airport. This hotel has many
recreational attractions, including: waterfalls, spa, pools,
sunning decks, Easy River, wave pool, nightly shows, many
restaurants, ... The hotel is adjacent to CityCenter
( ) which is the
largest private development in the United States' history
(costing over $11 Billion); this offers access to additional
recreational and entertainment attractions. The negotiated
room rate for conference attendees is very reasonable.


From: Arturo Donate <>
Subject: CFP : IEEE WS 3D Info Extraction - CVPR10 - MAR2010

Call for Papers: IEEE Workshop on Three Dimensional Information Extraction
for Video Analysis and Mining (in conjunction with CVPR 2010)

**Important dates**:
Deadline: March 14
Notification: April 4
Camera-ready: April 11
Workshop: June 14

For more details, please see our website at:

With the availability of large video databases, video analysis and
mining has become an active of research involving the computer vision,
image processing, and information retrieval communities. Many
algorithms have been proposed and numerous systems have been
implemented, most of which are based on extrinsic representations of
scenes by extracting and utilizing image features from video frames.

The goal of this line of research is to extract the three dimensional
structure of the scene observed in a video, and use it to improve the
performance on various video analysis tasks. Such tasks may include
shot-boundary detection, scene segmentation, video summarization,
content-based video retrieval, and so on. Since video frames are two
dimensional projections of three dimensional scenes, intrinsic three
dimensional representations (as well as associated methods) should
provide more robust and meaningful information to improve the
performance of these video analysis tasks.

Intrinsic three dimensional information in videos, however, has not been
widely employed. Extracting three dimensional information is not only a
computationally intensive task, but the problem contains many other
inherent challenges. Such challenges include dealing with 3D information
extraction from a single view of a scene (as opposed to using a stereo
camera), unknown camera calibration information of a scene, designing
methods robust enough to deal with arbitrary object and camera motions,

The goals of the workshop are mainly two folds. First, to promote the
computer vision community to adopt its expertise on video analysis
tasks; these tasks involve all core image analysis and computer vision
problems, and provide a good testbed for testing algorithms. Second, to
act as a bridge among several communities to facilitate collaborations
and cross-cutting research topics that are mutually beneficial.

Papers describing novel and original research are solicited in the areas
related to video analysis and 3D information extraction. Some topics
include (but are certainly not limited to):

• New 3D information extraction techniques for video analysis.
• Mathematical models of 3D objects for video analysis
• Efficient and effective representations of 3D video data for
retrieving and indexing.
• Video analysis and mining systems, and applications that rely on 3D
• Methods for extracting 3D information from videos.
• 3D feature descriptors from 2D video data.
• Camera localization from videos.
• Content-based video searching/retrieving using 3D data.
• Shot/scene boundary detection incorporating intrinsic 3D information
• 3D motion analysis in videos.

Organizing Committee:
• Bir Bhanu, University of California, Riverside
• Arturo Donate, Florida State University
• Xiuwen Liu, Florida State University
• Igor Kozintsev, Intel Labs, Intel Corporation

Program Committee:
• J. K. Aggarwal, The University of Texas at Austin
• Bir Bhanu, University of California, Riverside
• Andrew Davison, Imperial College London
• Arturo Donate, Florida State University
• Richard Hartley, Australian National University
• Omar Javed, ObjectVideo Inc.
• Rangachar Kasturi, University of South Florida
• Igor Kozintsev, Intel Labs, Intel Corporation
• Xiuwen Liu, Florida State University
• Yaser Sheikh, Carnegie Mellon University
• Dan Schonfeld, University of Illinois at Chicago
• Dacheng Tao, Nanyang Technological University
• George Toderici, Google, Inc.


From: Vittorio Ferrari <>
Subject: CFP : Vision and Sports Summer School - Zurich - 10MAY2010

Call for Participation

Zurich, 16-20 August 2010
application deadline: 10 May 2010


Vision and Sports is a special special kind of summer school. In addition to
a broad-range of lectures on state-of-the-art Computer Vision techniques, it
offers exciting sport activities, such as Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, and
Table Tennis. Sports are organized by the same internationally renowned
experts who deliver the lectures. The school offers the best of both worlds
to participants: high-quality teaching on Computer Vision, and lots of fun
with a variety of attractive sports. This offers plenty of opportunity for
personal contact between students and teachers.

The Vision and Sports Summer School covers a broad range of subjects,
reflecting the diversity of Computer Vision. Each lecture will cover both
basic aspects and state-of-the-art research. Every day there are two
Computer Vision classes and one sports session. The classes include both
lectures and practical exercises.

The school is open to about 50 participants, and is targeted mainly to young
researchers (Master students and PhD students in particular).


Daniel Cremers, University of Bonn
Christoph Lampert, MPI Tuebingen
Vittorio Ferrari, ETH Zurich
Jiri Matas, Czech Technical University, Tennis
Ondrej Chum, Czech Technical University
Carsten Rother, Microsoft Cambridge
Pushmeet Kohli, Microsoft Cambridge


Topics will include:

Local feature extraction, Multi-view geometry, 3D reconstruction, Large-scale
specific object recognition, Appearance-based object categorization, Shape
representation and matching, Contour-based object categorization, Kernel
Methods for Computer Vision, Markov Random Fields and Conditional Random
Fields for Computer Vision, Continuous optimization for Computer Vision


Tennis, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Unihockey, Table Tennis,


The school is open to about 50 participants. Please apply online at

Although priority will be given to young researchers (Master/PhD students in
particular), applications from senior researchers and industrial
professionals are welcome as well. The registration fee is expected to be
around 400 Euro. This fee includes all classes, sports activities, coffee
breaks, lunches, and a social dinner. For hotel accommodation, students will
get discount rates on hotels affiliated with the school.

Applicants should apply before 10 May 2010.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 31 May 2010.



Subject: CFP : ImageCLEF - Padua - 20SEP2010

ImageCLEF is a benchmark on multilingual and multimodal image retrieval
evaluation that has been held every year since 2003. More information on
the various tasks and resources created over the years can be found at

In 2010 the CLEF format changes creating a new conference on
multilingual and multimodal Information retrieval evaluation
( ). Four full days will be dedicated to
information retrieval evaluation as a scientific conference and on
experimental evaluation campaign of which ImageCLEF is one.

The ImageCLEF 2010 registration is now open at:
Please also do not forget to fill in the copyright agreement form
available at

More information on the tasks and the schedule will be made available
at: so do not forget to check the pages from
time to time. Information on most tasks is already available.

Please do not hesitate to share comments or questions with us organizers!

Henning Müller for the ImageCLEF organizers


From: "Celebi, Emre" <>
Subject: CFP : 2nd WS Soft Computing IPCV - Las Vegas, NV - MAR2010

Call for Papers:

2nd Workshop on Soft Computing in Image Processing and Computer Vision
held in conjunction with International Conference on Image Processing,
Computer Vision, and Pattern Recognition (IPCV 2010)

Las Vegas, July 12-15 2010


Vision in general and images in particular have always played an
important and essential role in human life. In the past they were, today
they are, and in the future they will continue to be one of our most
important information carriers. Nowadays, image processing and computer
vision have numerous commercial, scientific, industrial and military
applications. All these applications result from the interaction between
fundamental scientific research on the one hand, and the development of
new and high-standard technology on the other hand.

In order to cope with the variety of image processing and computer
vision challenges, several techniques have been introduced and
developed, quite often with great success. Among the different
techniques that are currently in use, we also encounter soft computing
techniques. Soft Computing is an emerging field that consists of
complementary elements of fuzzy logic, neural computing, evolutionary
computation, machine learning and probabilistic reasoning, and often
offers solutions where conventional approaches fail.

The 2nd Workshop on Soft Computing in Image Processing and Computer
Vision (SCIPCV) aims to provide a forum for current state-of-the-art
approaches of soft computing techniques in image processing, computer
vision and related applications.


High quality submissions are sought; topics include, but are not limited
to, soft computing approaches such as
* fuzzy logic
* neural networks
* evolutionary computing
* rough sets
* swarm intelligence
* etc.
* image analysis: edge detection, segmentation, pattern recognition,
object recognition, interpretation
* image enhancement: filtering, noise removal, enhancement,
* image compression
* image reconstruction
* image similarity and image retrieval
* satellite image processing
* medical image processing
* mathematical morphology
* wavelets
* video processing and retrieval
* image formation and physics based vision
* 3-d processing
* shape-from-X
* scene understanding
* etc.

* Manuscript submission: March 15, 2010
* Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2010
* Camera-ready submission & registration: April 22, 2010


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers of about 5-7 pages
(single spaced, font size 10-12pt) including results, figures and
references. At this stage all reasonable typesetting formats are
acceptable (later, authors of accepted papers will receive instructions
on how to prepare their papers for publication).

Each paper will be reviewed by at least 2 expert reviewers and based on
these reviews, accepted papers will be assigned either as regular papers
(7 typeset pages) or short papers (4 pages). All accepted papers will be
published in the IPCV conference proceedings (both, in printed
conference proceedings/book as well as online).

To submit your paper please go to the paper submission site:

Authors of high quality papers relevant to medical image analysis will
be invited to extend their work for a chapter in an edited book in
Springer's Studies in Computational Intelligence series.

* Gerald Schaefer, Loughborough University, U.K.
* Mike Nachtegael, Ghent University, Belgium

M. Emre Celebi, Publicity Chair


From: Dimitrios Makris <>
Subject: CFP : V&L Net launched - web - now

The main purpose of V&L Net is to stimulate and pump-prime research that
brings together computer vision and language processing technology
through a variety of networking activities and resources. We look
forward to starting our work on this now.

Please explore our website which has details on all aspects of V&L Net:


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