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ADMIN: Changes in the Vislist
CFP : IPCV'09 - Extended deadline Mar 17 2009
CFP : ISVC09 - Las Vegas, NV - 16MAR2009
CFP : ACIVS 2009 - Bordeaux, France - 15APR2009
CFP : IMVIP 2009 - Dublin, Ireland - 17APR2009
CFP : BVMC2009 - London, UK - 27APR2009
CFP : Int CV Summer School - Italy - 21MAR2009
CFP : Centre for Vision Research - Toronto, CANADA - 23JUN2009
CFP : WS SLAM09 - CVPR WS - 16MAR2009
CFP : IPCV2009 - Pasadena, CA USA - 13MAR2009
CFP : Int Conf Auditory-Visual Speech Processing - UK - 01MAY2009
CFP : 24th Intl Sym on CIS - Cyprus - 17APR2009


From: Vision List Moderator <>
Subject: ADMIN: Changes in the Vislist

Hi all,

First let me start by apologizing for the long lag between Vision List
Digests. I have begun implementing some improvements to streamline and
improve the Vislist admin and user experience.
* The Vislist server is very old and creaky. A new machine has been
bought and is being configured. That will make admin go faster,
and speed user access.
* The current article posting method by email creates a ton of moderation
work that doesn't add much value. Mostly because of the noise and poor
submission format. I will be implementing a web-based submission
mechanism. If a web-only posting submission method has problems I
haven't considered, please email me at .
* There are some other moderator tools I'm using that are very clunky
and slow. I will be trying to improve the outgoing digest emailer.
I think I'm stuck with the digester I wrote in Perl, as I haven't
found anything better so far.

The Vislist has lately been of use primarily for job and CFP
announcements. Timely dissemination is especially important for these
uses. I also think a Vision List threaded discussion mechanism could
be useful for those seeking unmoderated dialog. Anyone can recommend a
good software tool for this to run on the Vislist server?


Vislist Moderator, Philip Kahn * COMP.AI.VISION


From: "A. M. G. Solo" <>
Subject: CFP : IPCV'09 - Extended deadline Mar 17 2009


The 2009 International Conference on Image
Processing, Computer Vision, and Pattern Recognition

Date and Location: July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas, USA

Due to numerous requests, the paper submission deadline has been
extended to March 17, 2009. You are invited to submit a paper; see
below for submission instructions. All accepted papers will be
published in the respective conference proceedings (in printed books).

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 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

Web links:

SPONSORS (confirmed as of Feb. 20, 2009):
Academic Sponsors include:
United States Military Academy, Network Science Center, USA;
Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory, HST of Harvard University and
MIT, USA; Argonne's Leadership Computing Facility of Argonne
National Laboratory, USA; Functional Genomics Laboratory,
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; Minnesota Supercomputing
Institute, University of Minnesota, USA; Intelligent Data
Exploration and Analysis Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin,
Texas, USA; Harvard Statistics Department Genomics & Bioinformatics
Laboratory, Harvard University, USA; Texas Advanced Computing Center,
The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA; Center for the
Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics, Georgia Institute of
Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Bioinformatics & Computational
Biology Program, George Mason University, Virginia, USA; Institute
of Discrete Mathematics and Geometry, Vienna University of
Technology, Austria; BioMedical Informatics & Bio-Imaging
Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University,
Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Knowledge Management & Intelligent System
Center (KMIS) of University of Siegen, Germany; National Institute
for Health Research; Hawkeye Radiology Informatics, College of
Medicine, University of Iowa, USA; Institute for Informatics Problems
of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia; Medical Image HPC
& Informatics Lab (MiHi Lab), University of Iowa, USA; SECLAB of
U. of Naples Federico II, U. of Naples Parthenope, and Second U. of
Naples, Italy; U. of North Dakota, USA; Intelligent Cyberspace
Engineering Lab., ICEL, Texas A&M University (Com./Texas), USA;
International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine; World
Academy of Biomedical Sciences & Technologies; and European Commission.
Other Sponsors include:
High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano);
HoIP - Health without Boundaries; The International Council on
Medical and Care Compunetics; The UK Department for Business,
Enterprise & Regulatory Reform; VMW Solutions Ltd.; Scientific
Technologies Corporation; and others.

General Co-Chair and Coordinator:

H. R. Arabnia, PhD, Professor, Computer Science
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer)
Advisory Board, IEEE Technical Committee on TCSC
Vice President, Int'l Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine
The University of Georgia, Department of Computer Science
415 Boyd Building, Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, USA
Tel: (706) 542-3480, Fax: (706) 542-2966


Prospective authors are invited to submit their draft papers by
uploading them to .
Submissions must be received by Mar. 17, 2009 and they must be in
either MS doc 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 papers for

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
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 (IPCV)
must be mentioned on the first page.

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 two members of
the program committee who will recommend a decision to the co-chairs.
The co-chairs will make the final decision. Lastly, the Camera-Ready
papers will be reviewed by one member of the program committee.

March 17, 2009: Extended deadline for Submission of papers
(about 5 to 7 pages)
April 17, 2009: Notification of acceptance
May 4, 2009: Camera-Ready papers and Registration due
July 13-16, 2009: The 2009 World Congress in Computer Science,
Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing
(WORLDCOMP'09 - 22 joint conferences)

The Program Committee includes members of chapters of World Academy
of Science (chapters: supercomputing; scientific computing; AI;
imaging science; databases; simulation; software engineering;
embedded systems; internet and web technologies; communications;
bioinformatics; computational biology; and computer security.)
The Program Committee for IPCV is currently being formed. Those
interested in joining the Program Committee should email Prof. Arabnia
( ) the following information: Name, affiliation
and position, complete mailing address, email address, a short
biography together with research interests and the name of the
conference (IPCV) offering to help with.
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
laboratories, fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of
departments, deans and provosts.

IPCV'09 is an annual research conference about image processing,
computer vision, and pattern recognition. It is being held jointly
(same location and dates) with a number of other conferences
(WORLDCOMP'09). WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of
researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied

The motivation is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research topics
into a coordinated 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 facilitates
communication among researchers from all over the world in different
fields of computer science, computer engineering and applied
computing. Both inward research (core areas of computer science and
engineering) and outward research (multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary,
and applications) will be covered during the event.

IPCV'09 and WORLDCOMP'09 will be composed of research presentations,
keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions,
and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote and/or tutorial
speakers included: Prof. David A. Patterson (U. of California,
Berkeley); Prof. Michael J. Flynn (Stanford U.); Prof. John H. Holland
(U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor); Prof. Brian D. Athey (U. of Michigan,
Ann Arbor), Prof. H. J. Siegel (Colorado State U.); Prof. Barry Vercoe
(MIT); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (U. of California, Berkeley);
Prof. Jun Liu (Harvard U.); Dr. Jim Gettys (OLPC + developer of X
Window); Dr. Chris Rowen (President and CEO, Tensilica, Inc.); and
many other distinguished speakers.

The conferences will be held in the Monte Carlo hotel, 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, lighted tennis courts, health spa, nightly shows,
a number of restaurants, ... The negotiated room rate for
conference attendees is very reasonable. The hotel is within
walking distance from most other attractions (recreational
destinations, Golf courses, ...)


From: George Bebis <>
Subject: CFP : ISVC09 - Las Vegas, NV - 16MAR2009


5th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC09)
Monte Carlo Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2009

Special track proposals March 16, 2009
Paper submissions July 10, 2009
Notification of acceptance August 31, 2009
Final camera ready paper September 14, 2009
Advance Registration September 14, 2009
Demo Applications October 5, 2009
ISVC09 Symposium Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2009

Larry Davis, University of Maryland, USA
Pietro Pernona, Caltech, USA
Rakesh (Teddy) Kumar, Sarnoff Corporation, USA
Tao Ju, Washington University, USA
Nassir Navab, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Thomas Ertl, University of Stuttgart, Germany (pending)


The purpose of the International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC)
is to provide a common forum for researchers, scientists, engineers
and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest
research findings, ideas, developments and applications in the broader
area of visual computing. ISVC09 will consist of invited and
contributed presentations dealing with all aspects of visual
computing. In addition to the main technical program, the symposium
will include keynote talks, a posters session, special tracks, and

ISCV09 seeks papers describing contributions to the state of the art
and state of the practice in the field of visual computing. The
symposium is structured around the four central areas of visual
(1) computer vision
(2) computer graphics
(3) virtual reality
(4) visualization

We are particularly interested in papers that combine technologies
from two or more of these areas. For a complete list of topics, please


Proposals are invited for special tracks on any topic relevant to the
symposium. All papers accepted in a special track will be published in
the symposium proceedings. Special track proposal should include the
following information:
1. Title
2. Scope and Topics
3. Names of organizers and contact information
4. Initial special track committee
5. Anticipated number of papers

If you are interested in organizing a special track, please see or contact Fatih Porikli, Special Tracks
Chair ( )


Applications are invited for demonstrations. Demonstrations are
intended to give researchers the opportunity to showcase live
demonstrations of their contributions. Demonstrations need not be
limited only to papers that have been presented at ISVC. The
organizing committee encourages researchers to demonstrate the
effectiveness of methods described in papers presented in past
conferences and in other venues, as long as they fall within the broad
context of ISVC. For further information, please see or contact Paolo Remagnino, Demos Chair
( )


(Area 1) Computer Vision Chairs
Kuno Yoshinori, Saitama University, Japan
Wang Junxian, Microsoft, USA

(Area 2) Computer Graphics Chairs
Pajarola Renato, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Lindstrom Peter,Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

(Area 3) Virtual Reality Chairs
Hinkenjann Andre, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Encarnacao L. Miguel, Humana Inc, USA

(Area 4) Visualization Chairs
Silva Claudio, University of Utah, USA
Daniel Coming, Desert Research Institute, USA

Program Commitee: see


This is a fully refereed symposium. All papers accepted will appear in the
symposium proceedings which will be published by Springer-Verlag in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Papers submitted to
ISVC09 must not have been previously published and must not be currently
under consideration for publication elsewhere. A complete paper should be
submitted in camera-ready format. The length should match that intended
for final publication. The page limit is 10-12 pages; see for additional information.

A $500 "best paper award" will be sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric
Research Labs (MERL).


UNR, NASA, LBNL, DRI, Ford, Intel, DigitalPersona HP,
Equinox, IBM, MERL, iCore


Las Vegas has plenty to offer, from luxurious spas to quirky museums,
fantastic shows to hiking in the beautiful desert: there.s something
for everyone. Since 1945, lavishly decorated resort hotels and
gambling casinos offering top-name entertainment have entertained
tourists and locals alike. The Las Vegas Strip, a 4 mile section of
Las Vegas Boulevard South, hosts many of the largest hotel, casino and
resort properties in the world (see )


From: Jacques Blanc-Talon <>
Subject: CFP : ACIVS 2009 - Bordeaux, France - 15APR2009

Acivs 2009
Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems

Organised by the SEE
September 28 - October 2, 2009
Mercure chateau chartrons, Bordeaux, France

Call for Papers

Acivs 2009 is a conference focusing on techniques for building
adaptive, intelligent, safe and secure imaging systems. Acivs 2009
consists of four days of lecture sessions, both regular (25 mns)
and invited presentations,poster sessions and a special session on
performance assessment of vision systems. The proceedings of Acivs
2009 will be published by Springer Verlag (approval pending) in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series and are listed in the ISI
proceedings index.

Acivs 2009 will also feature a conference dinner, and other social
activities. The social activities are detailed below.

The conference fee includes the social program (conference dinner,
Opening reception, and cultural activities), coffee breaks, daily
lunches and a hard-copy of the proceedings. Students, IEEE and SEE
members can register at a reduced fee.

Acivs 2009 will feature a number of invited invited talks. The details
will be announced later.

Topics include (but are not limited to)
* Vision systems, including multi-camera systems
* Image and Video Processing (linear/non-linear filtering and
enhancement, restoration, segmentation, wavelets and multiresolution,
Markovian techniques, color processing, modeling, analysis,
interpolation and spatial transforms, motion, fractals and
multifractals, structure from motion)
* Pattern Analysis (shape analysis, data and image fusion, pattern
matching, neural nets, learning, grammatical techniques) and
Content-Based Image Retrieval
* Remote Sensing (techniques for filtering, enhancing, compressing,
displaying and analyzing optical, infrared, radar, multi- and
hyperspectral airborne and spaceborne images)
* Still Image and Video Coding and Transmission (still image/video
coding, model-based coding, synthetic/natural hybrid coding, quality
metrics, image watermarking, image and video databases, image search
and sorting, video indexing, multimedia applications)
* System Architecture and Performance Evaluation (implementation of
algorithms, benchmarking, evaluation criteria, algorithmic evaluation)

Both classical research papers and application papers are welcome.

TECHNO-VISION SPECIAL SESSION: performance assessment of vision systems
Organizer: Philippe Bolon, Polytech’Savoie, France.

The objective of this special session is to provide a forum for
researchers, industry, and users of vision systems to present and
discuss the state-of-the-art in performance assessment of machine vision
and image processing systems.

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers addressing issues such
as (but not limited to): database construction, task decomposition,
metrics selection and/or design, protocols, workflow automation,
scientific, technical and organizational conclusions provided by the
experiments conducted in the evaluation campaigns, etc.

The papers should be submitted in the same way as regular papers, but
authors should indicate their preference for the special session during
the electronic paper submission process.

The conference will take place in the Mercure chateau chartrons,
Bordeaux,France on September 28 - October 2, 2009.
Bordeaux is 12 km from the
Merignac International Airport ( ).
Bordeaux can also be reached by train from Paris (average travel time: 3

Prospective authors should prepare a full paper and submit it
electronically. The paper should consist of 8-12 pages in A4 format and
should conform to the style guidelines outlined on the Acivs 2009

Papers should be submitted in LaTeX format or MsWord format. However the
use of MSWord is strongly discouraged since MSWord documents, especially
those containing equations, often suffer from poor typesetting.

LaTeX style sheets, MSWord templates and more detailed information on
the submission process can be found on the Acivs 2009 website
( ). It is absolutely essential that
submitted papers are based on the provided templates.
Accepted papers which do not satisfy the requirements or which cannot be
processed without
changes will be returned to the authors and may not be published.
All submissions will be reviewed by at least 2 members of the Program
Committee; additional reviewers will be consulted if needed. The papers
should provide sufficient background information and should clearly
indicate the original contribution. They should state and discuss the
main results and provide adequate references.
Paper submission implies that one of the authors will present the paper
if it is accepted.

The proceedings of Acivs 2009 will be published by Springer Verlag in
The Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. LNCS is published, in
parallel to the printed books, in full-text electronic form via Springer
Verlags internet platform ( ).

April 15, 2009 Full paper submission
June 15, 2009 Notification of acceptance
July 1, 2009 Camera-ready papers due
July 12, 2009 Registration deadline for authors of accepted papers
August 31, 2009 Early registration deadline
Sep 28-Oct 2, 2009 Acivs 2009

Jacques Blanc-Talon, DGA/MRIS, Arcueil, France.
Wilfried Philips, Ghent University, Belgium.
Dan Popescu, CSIRO, Sydney, Australia.
Paul Scheunders, University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Alain Appriou, ONERA, Châtillon, France.
Frederic Barbaresco, THALES, Limours, France.
Jacques Blanc-Talon, DGA, Bagneux, France.
Pierre Melchior, ENSEIRB, Talence, France.
Beatrice Valdayron, SEE, Paris, Fran

Hamid Aghajan, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.
Marc Antonini, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France.
Kenneth Barner, University of Delaware, Newark, USA.
Ismail Ben Ayed, GE Healthcare, London, Canada.
Jenny Benois-Pineau, LaBRI, Talence, France.
Laure Blanc-Feraud, INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France.
Philippe Bolon, University of Savoie, Annecy, France.
Don Bone, Canon Information Systems Research Australia, Sydney,
Salah Bourennane, Ecole Centrale de Marseille, Marseille, France.
Marco Cagnazzo, ENST, Paris, France.
Umberto Castellani, Università degli Studi di Verona, Verona, Italy.
Jocelyn Chanussot, INPG, Grenoble, France.
Pamela Cosman, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, USA.
Yves D'Asseler, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
Jennifer Davidson, Iowa State University, Ames, USA.
Arturo de la Escalera Hueso, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Leganes,
Touradj Ebrahimi, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne,
Don Fraser, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia.
Edouard Geoffrois, DGA, Arcueil, France.
Jerome Gilles, DGA/CEP, Arcueil, France.
Georgy Gimel'farb, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
Markku Hauta-Kasari, InFotonics Center Joensuu, Joensuu, Finland.
Mark Holden, Canon Information Systems Research Australia, Sydney,
Dimitris Iakovidis, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
Frédéric Jurie, CNRS - INRIA, Saint Ismier, France.
Arto Kaarna, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta,
Konstantinos Karantzalos, National Technical University of Athens,
Athens, Greece.
Andrzej Kasinski, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland.
Soo-Kyun Kim, Paichai University, Korea.
Ron Kimmel, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
Richard Kleihorst, VITO, Belgium.
Nikos Komodakis, University of Crete, Crete.
Murat Kunt, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Hideo Kuroda, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan.
Olivier Laligant, IUT Le Creusot, Le Creusot, France.
Kenneth Lam, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.
Patrick Lambert, POLYTECH SAVOIE, Annecy le vieux, France.
Peter Lambert, Ghent University, Ledeberg-Ghent, Belgium.
Yue Li, CSIRO ICT Centre, Sydney, Australia.
Xavier Maldague, Université de Laval, Québec, Canada.
Joseph Mariani, Université Paris VI, Paris XI, Orsay, France.
Gérard Medioni, USC/IRIS, Los Angeles, USA.
Alfred Mertins, Universität zu Lübeck, Luebeck, Germany.
Amar Mitiche, INRS, Montréal, Canada.
Rafael Molina, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain.
Adrian Munteanu, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
Henri Nicolas, LaBRI, Talence, France.
Frank Nielsen, Ecole Polytechnique - Sony CSL, Palaiseau, France.
Michel Paindavoine, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France.
Sankar Pal, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.
Nikos Paragios, Ecole Centrale de Paris, Chatenay-Malabry, France.
Jussi Parkkinen, University of Joensuu, Joensuu, Finland.
Fernando Pereira, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa, Portugal.
Aleksandra Pizurica, Ghent University - IBBT, Ghent, Belgium.
Gianni Ramponi, Trieste University, Trieste, Italy.
Paolo Remagnino, Faculty of Technology, Kingston University, Surrey, UK.
Luis Salgado Alvarez de Sotomayor, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid,
Madrid, Spain.
Guna Seetharaman, AFRL, Rome, USA.
Hugues Talbot, ESIEE, Noisy-le-Grand, France.
Frederic Truchetet, Universite de Bourgogne, Le Creusot, France.
Ewout Vansteenkiste, Ghent University - IBBT, Ghent, Belgium.
Peter Veelaert, University College Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
Gerald Zauner, Fakultät für Technik und Umweltwissenschaften, Wels,
Djemel Ziou, Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, Canada.


From: Kenneth Dawson-Howe <>
Subject: CFP : IMVIP 2009 - Dublin, Ireland - 17APR2009

The Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference, will take
place from the *2nd to the 4th of September 2009* in *Trinity College,
Dublin, Ireland*. It is being jointly hosted by the Graphics, Vision
and Visualisation group of the Department of Computer Science and by
the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, both in
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. IMVIP 2009 is the main conference of
the Irish Pattern Recognition and Classification Society (IPRCS), a
member body of the International Association for Pattern Recognition
(IAPR). The conference brings together theoreticians and
practitioners, industrialists and academics, from the numerous related
disciplines involved in the processing and analysis of image-based

* Final date for electronic submission of full papers: Friday 17th
April, 2009
* Notification of paper acceptance: Friday 8th May, 2009
* Camera ready paper submission: Wednesday 10th June, 2009
* Conference dates: 2nd - 4th September, 2009

IMVIP 2009 is a single-track conference consisting of high quality
previously unpublished contributed papers. The conference emphasises
both theoretical research results and practical engineering experience
in all areas. Full papers will be subject to a double-blind review
process by the Programme Committee. In addition to the contributed
programme, there will also be talks by invited speakers. Contributions
are sought in all aspects of image processing, pattern analysis and
machine vision, including but not restricted to the following topics:
* Data Clustering and Texture Analysis
* Image & Video Representation, Compression and Coding
* Medical and Biomedical Imaging
* Active Vision, Tracking and Motion Analysis
* Object and Event Recognition
* Face and Gesture Recognition
* 2D, 3D Scene Analysis and Visualisation
* Image Processing in Forensic Science
* Image/Shape Representation and Recovery
* Visually Guided Robot Manipulation and Navigation
* Applications, Architectures and Systems Integration

Papers must be a maximum of 6 pages and must use one of the following
templates for the submission of your papers.
* Document with Instructions and Latex template files
* Document with Instructions and Word template

The preferred submission format is Word, but PDF files will also be
accepted. All papers must be submitted via email to: . Submission of a paper to the conference
implies that, upon acceptance of the submission, at least one of the
authors will register for the Conference and present the paper.


From: Simon Prince <>
Subject: CFP : BVMC2009 - London, UK - 27APR2009

British Machine Vision Conference 2009, Sept 7-10, London


The British Machine Vision Conference is one of the major
international conferences on machine vision and related
areas. Organized by the British Machine Vision Association, the 20th
BMVC will be held at Queen Mary, University of London.

The conference will include keynote presentations by Rama Chellappa
(University of Maryland) and Alexei Efros (Carnegie Mellon), and a
tutorial by Andrew Fitzgibbon (Microsoft Research).

Papers covering theory and/or application areas of computer vision are
invited for submission. Submitted papers will be refereed on their
originality, presentation, empirical results, and quality of
evaluation. All papers will be reviewed *doubly blind*, normally by
three members of our international programme committee. Please note
that BMVC is a single (track meeting with oral and poster
- Statistics and machine learning for vision
- Stereo, calibration and geometry
- Person, face and gesture tracking
- Motion, flow and tracking
- Segmentation and feature extraction
- Biomedical applications
- Model-based vision
- Image processing techniques and methods
- Texture, shape and colour
- Video analysis
- Document processing and recognition
- Vision for visualization and graphics

Proposals for a workshop to be held on the 10th September are invited
please contact the organizers if you are interested.

Submission deadline: 27 April 2009
Notification of acceptance: 22 June 2009
Camera ready papers: 21 July 2009
Conference: 7-10 September 2009

General chairs: Andrea Cavallaro (Queen Mary, University of London),
Simon Prince (University College London)
Technical programme chair: Daniel Alexander (University College London)
Local organizing committee: Lourdes Agapito, Shaogang Gong,
Peter McOwan, Ioannis Patras, Tao Xiang

BMVC 2009 Website:

Conference venue: Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road,
E1 4NS London (United Kingdom). The Mile End campus is located a mile
to the east of the City of London


Subject: CFP : Int CV Summer School - Italy - 21MAR2009

Computer Vision



Computer vision researchers are increasingly using algorithms from
machine learning to help build robust and reusable vision systems.
Just as learning is an essential component of biological visual
systems, artificial systems that learn and adapt represent an
important challenge in modern computer vision research.

The third edition of the International Computer Vision Summer School
aims to provide an objective, clear and in-depth summary of the
state-of-the-art research in the area of Machine Learning for Computer
Vision. 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 in exploiting machine learning
techniques for real computer vision application problems.

The School is especially aimed to provide a stimulating space for
young researchers and Ph.D. students. The participants will benefit
from direct interaction and discussions with world leaders in computer
vision and machine learning. Participants will have also 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.


Andrew Fitzgibbon
Microsoft Research Ltd, Cambridge, UK
David Forsyth
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Zoubin Ghahramani
University of Cambridge, UK
Takeo Kanade
Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Stefano Soatto

Advanced Tutorials:
Michael Black
Brown University, USA
Nello Cristianini
University of Bristol, UK
Rob Fergus
New York University, USA
Tae-Kyun Kim
University of Cambridge, UK
John Winn
Microsoft Research Ltd, Cambridge, UK

Reading Group:
Stefano Soatto

Demo Session:
coming soon?

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 ? for Phd
students, 700 ? for others academic position and 800 ? for all the
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 2009 should be done before 21 March 2009.
Applicants will receive notification of acceptance by 31 March 2009.



From: James Zacher <>
Subject: CFP : Centre for Vision Research - Toronto, CANADA - 23JUN2009

Vision in 3D Environments
York University, Centre for Vision Research
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2009 Conference Announcement

We are pleased to announce York University’s Centre for Vision Research,
2009 Conference:

Vision in 3D Environments. It will be held at York University, Toronto,
June 23rd- 26th, 2009. We have an excellent collection of international
speakers, and invite poster submissions from students and faculty. As
part of York University’s 50th celebration we are offering a number of
awards for local and international students and post-doctoral fellows to
help support travel and accommodation.

Our list of confirmed speakers is provided below, and registration and
submission information is available on our website:

We look forward to seeing you!

For more information please contact
Teresa Manini:
or the organizers:
Laurie Wilcox: and
Michael Jenkin:

:: Speaker List ::
Navigation: William Warren, Heinrich Bulthoff, Gregory Dudek
Visually-Guided Motion: Marc Ernst, Randy Flanagan, Chris Miall,
Pieter Medendorp
Cue Integration: Marty Banks, David Knill, Larry Maloney
Depth in Naturalistic Images: Ted Adelson, Barbara Gillam, Roland Fleming
Stereopsis I: Suzanne McKee, Bruce Cumming (NIH), Brian Rogers (Oxford)
Stereopsis II: Andrew Parker (Oxford), Ning Qian (Columbia University),
Christopher Tyler
Natural Scene Perception: Tai Sing Lee, Aude Oliva, Russell Epstein


From: "Ji, Qiang" <>
Subject: CFP : WS SLAM09 - CVPR WS - 16MAR2009

4th International Workshop on Semantic Learning and Applications
in Multimedia in association with CVPR 2009

Workshop date (full-day): June 21, 2009
Paper submission: 3/16/09
Notification of acceptance: 3/30/09
Receipt of camera ready copy: 4/13/09

The use of semantic knowledge in multimedia is rapidly becoming more
widespread and significant. In areas such as multimedia content
analysis, media integration, semantic cues and knowledge are being
used to achieve performance that is not attainable by purely
bottom-up, data-driven approaches. In many applications, meaningful
multimedia content recognition is not possible without contextual,
semantic support. However, many fundamental challenges still remain.

This workshop will bring together an interdisciplinary group of
researchers in computer vision, speech/music recognition, knowledge
representation and ontologies, machine learning, natural language and
other areas to examine the issues and recent results in using semantic
knowledge to enhance multimedia. Recent progress in machine learning
has enabled the rigorous management of uncertainty in large-scale
reasoning problems, and this has stimulated the use of semantic
methods and reasoning in multimedia. Simultaneously, the natural
language and artificial intelligence communities have developed large
computational models and databases of semantic knowledge. The
multimedia communities are using both evidential reasoning methods and
semantic knowledge bases to fuse multiple data sources for intelligent
multimedia content analysis, integration, and delivery.

Papers are solicited in all disciplines related to the central theme,
including but not limited to:
o use of knowledgebases/ontologies for multimedia problems
o new ontologies for visual objects, video events, etc.
o new ontologies for audio objects, audio scenes/events, etc.
o user-centric multimedia ontologies
o unsupervised learning of event ontologies
o automatic multimedia concept detection
o semantic representations of spatio-temporal data
o context-based recognition
o high-level event recognition
o semantic image, audio, music, and video annotation
o semantic event-based retrieval of audio/music/video
o content-based queries and use cases
o integration of vision and natural language
o learning vs. prior, structured knowledge
o probabilistic models for dynamic systems
o temporal logic in speech and vision
o multi-agent multi-threaded representations
o situational awareness through audio-visual perception
o intelligent media agents and middleware

The program will include both invited talks from researchers working
on multimedia related fields, as well as open submission papers. In
addition, the program will feature two keynote speeches and one panel


General Chairs:
Tom Huang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Qiang Ji, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Jiebo Luo, Kodak Research Labs

Program Committee:

Kobus Barnard, University of Arizona
Serge Belongie, UCSD
Matthew Boutell, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Daniel Ellis, Columbia University
Guoliang Fan, Oklahoma State University
Jianping Fan, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Yun Fu, BBN Technologies
Alan Hanjalic, Delft University of Technology
Anthony Hoogs, Kitware
Xian-Sheng Hua, Microsoft Research Asia
Horace Ip, City University of Hong Kong
Ebroul Izquierdo, University of London
Svetlana Lazebnik, UNC
Jim Little, UBC
Mor Naaman, Rutgers University
Christopher Pal, University of Rochester
Nemanja Petrovic, Google, Inc.
Visvanathan Ramesh, Siemens Corporate Research
Nicu Sebe, U Amsterdam
Rahul Sukthankar, Intel Research Pittsburg
Qi Tian, University of Texas at San Antonio/MSRA
Antonio Torralba, MIT
George Tzanetakis, University of Victoria
Yi Wu, Intel Research
Dong Xu, NTU
Shuicheng Yan, NUS
Zhongfei Zhang, SUNY Binghamton
Song-Chun Zhu, UCLA


In keeping with the spirit of a workshop, submitted papers may
emphasize intellectual risks and argue for ideas that do not yet have
comprehensive experimental support. Hence papers may not need to
describe fully developed algorithms, methods, or results as would
normally be required for acceptance at CVPR. Papers should be at most
8 pages in length, in the same style format as CVPR. All accepted
papers will be included in the electronic CVPR proceedings.

Detailed submission information may be found at


Subject: CFP : IPCV2009 - Pasadena, CA USA - 13MAR2009


CIAM 2009

IJCAI-09 Workshop on Cross-Media Information Access and Mining

First call for papers

The workshop will take place July 13, 2009 as part of the Twenty-first
International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Pasadena
Conference Center, California.

This event is sponsored by The International Joint Conferences on
Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), The Association for the Advancement
of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and The Interdisciplinary Institute
for Broadband Technology (IBBT).

Artificial intelligence (AI) simulates intelligent tasks performed by
humans. One primordial task is the understanding and fusion of
multiple inputs, for instance, when seeing the world around us,
listening to speech and other audio sounds, and reading
texts. Multimedia archives containing text, video, still images and
audio (speech and other sounds) are quickly gaining importance (e.g.,
on the World Wide Web or privately held by broadcasting companies,
publishing houses, libraries, musea, police and intelligence services,
courtrooms, hospitals, etc.). Systems that access or mine this
multimedia content should have the intellectual capability to relate
the different information sources to each other, and to align and
integrate the content. Indeed, more often than not the different
modalities complement and disambiguate each other. Such technologies
will form the basis for multimedia and cross-media information
retrieval and mining.

This situation demands for solutions for cross-media processing and
content recognition, where some fundamental problems are emerging
topics of interest in the research community. First, content
recognition in the visual, textual or audio medium is improved by
exploiting cross-modal co-occurrences, especially when many instances
can reinforce each other. Content recognized in one medium (e.g.,
text) can serve as weak annotation for content to be learned in
another medium (e.g., the visual medium). This allows, for instance,
to train a visual object recognition system for frequent objects
without the need for manually labeled training data. Similarly, the
visual medium can assist in the processing of textual sources. For
instance, recognized visual actions might contribute to the
ontological classification of certain verbs used in language. Gestures
can complement speech as a visual reflection of the semantics of a
discourse or conversation. And there are many other examples. Content
recognition also entails content linking across media, where we deal
with problems of cross-document coreferencing (or alignment) of, for
instance, entities (e.g., persons, objects, locations), of actions
performed by entities, of events, and of temporal and spatial forms of
expression. Moreover, the initially identified alignments might
bootstrap additional cross-modal "translations".

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers from
computer vision, sound processing, human language technology,
computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, machine learning,
reasoning, information retrieval, cognitive science and application
communities. The workshop will bring fertilizing discussions and ideas
about that will foster new interdisciplinary research avenues in
artificial intelligence. It will encourage research into intelligent
behavior and unify methodologies.

The workshop is open to all members of the AI community. The number of
participants is however limited to 40. We welcome original papers and
posters. They should show a clearly motivated interest or expertise in
cross-media recognition, retrieval and mining, and discuss
contributing and grounded ideas. We aim at obtaining a balanced
selection of papers coming from the different disciplines involved,
that clearly stress multimodal processing.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Cross-media mining and categorization
Cross-media search and question answering
Cross-media summarization
Cross-media linking of entities, attributes, objects, and actions
Cross-media emotion detection and genre classification
Alignment algorithms
Image auto-annotation
Image and video retrieval based on multi-modal cues
Recognition of semantic roles and frames in text, images and video
Recognition of narratives in text and video
Spatial and temporal recognition and resolution
Multimodal discourse analysis
Submissions in pdf format should be made online at

before March 13, 2009, 23:59 (midnight) UTC+1. Papers should not be
more than 6 double-column pages long. Please follow the IJCAI
formatting instructions and use the supplied Word templates or Latex
sources. Formatting guidelines can be found at the IJCAI 2009
website. The reviewing process will be double-blind with each
submission receiving at least three reviews. Papers will be selected
for oral or poster sessions. All accepted papers (oral and poster)
will be published in the workshop proceedings. We are also arranging a
journal special issue for post-workshop publication of selected

Organizing committee

Vittorio Ferrari, ETH Zurich (
Marie-Francine Moens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
( Tinne Tuytelaars, Katholieke Universiteit
Leuven ( Luc Van Gool, ETH Zurich

Program committee

Kobus Barnard, University of Arizona
Tamara Berg, Stony Brook, NY
Lou Boves, University Nijmegen
Trevor Darrell, UC Berkeley
Pinar Duygulu, Bilkent University
Jacob Eisenstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Shen Gao, Institute for Infocomm Research
Kristen Grauman, University of Texas
Eduard Hovy, University of Southern California
Mirella Lapata, Edinburgh University
Mark Maybury, MITRE
Jian-Yun Nie, UniversitŽ de MontrŽal
Chris Pal, University of Rochester
Alan Smeaton, Dublin City University
Cees Snoek, University of Amsterdam
Ben Taskar, University of Pennsylvania
Katerina Pastra, ILSP
Dan Roth, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bill Triggs, CNRS
Hugo Van hamme, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Jakob Verbeek, INRIA
Andrew Zisserman, University of Oxford

For more information contact one of the organizers.


From: Barry-John Theobald <>
Subject: CFP : Int Conf Auditory-Visual Speech Processing - UK - 01MAY2009

We are pleased to announce the call for paper for AVSP 2009. Details
are below.

Dates: 10-13 September 2009
Location: University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, UK

The eighth International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech
Processing (AVSP) 2009 will be held at the University of East Anglia,
Norwich, UK. As with previous meetings, AVSP will run as a satellite
conference to Interspeech (2009), which will be held in Brighton, UK.
The conference is also convenient for those delegates attending BMVC
2009 in London. For those wishing to combine attendance at AVSP and
Interspeech, we expect to organise transport between Brighton and

Since the inception of AVSP in Bonas in 1995, AVSP workshops have
attracted an interdisciplinary audience of psychologists, engineers,
scientists and linguists. This conference will consist of a mixture of
regular presentations (both posters and oral), and lectures by invited

Topics include but are not limited to:
- Machine recognition of audiovisual speech
- Human and machine models of integration
- Multimodal processing of spoken events
- Cross-linguistic studies
- Developmental studies
- Role of gestures accompanying speech
- Modelling, synthesis and recognition of facial gestures
- Speech synthesis
- Prosody
- Neurophysiology and neuro-psychology of audition and vision
- Scene analysis

Important dates:
Paper submission: 1st May 2009
Notification of acceptance: 1st July 2009 (at the latest)
Camera ready papers: 1st August 2009

Chairs: Barry-John Theobald
Richard Harvey


Subject: CFP : 24th Intl Sym on CIS - Cyprus - 17APR2009
Organization: METU Computer Eng. Dept.

24th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences
ISCIS 2009
Guzelyurt, Northern Cyprus,
September 14-16,2009
Middle East Technical University,
Northern Cyprus Campus

We kindly invite you to submit papers for the twentyfourth of the
ISCIS series of conferences that bring together computer scientists
and engineers from around the world will be organized by Middle East
Technical University (METU). This year's conference will be held in
Guzelyurt, Northern Cyprus, a beautiful Mediterranean island.

Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Image Processing:
Computer Vision, Video Processing, Pattern Analysis and Recognition
World Wide Web:
Web Data Management, Web Information Systems, Web Mining Data
Database Management Systems:
Data Extraction and Reporting, Information Retrieval, Multimedia
Databases, Parallel, Distributed, and Grid Databases,
Query Processing and Optimization, Database Indexing and Search,
Database Modeling and Design, Spatial and Temporal Databases
Bioinformatics and Bioengineering:
Biomedical Data Mining and Engineering, Molecular Sequence/Structure
Databases, Functional Genomics, Proteomics, Microarray Technologies,
Bio-imaging, Biomedical & Biological Sensors, Tissue Engineering
AI, Machine Learning and Data Mining:
Evolutionary Computation, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning,
Natural Language Processing,
Robotics, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Data
Warehousing and OLAP
Networks, Parallel and Distributed Computing:
Wireless Communication and Networks, Optical Networks Multimedia
Communication and Software,
Network Security, Parallel and Distributed
Programming, Grid and Cluster Computing Peer to Peer computing


The following list of special sessions have also been approved for ISCIS
- Special Session on Cognitive Cybernetics and Brain Modeling
- Special Session on Computer Graphics
- Special Session on Biological Data Management, Mining, and Analysis
- Special Session on NLP
- Special Session on Multiagent systems
- Special Session on Audio Speech and Language Technologies
- Special Session on Software Engineering
- Special Session on Software Quality
Special sessions will be chaired by the session organizers and the
papers will be reviewed by session's PC. The accepted papers will be

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