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Today's Topics:

JOB : Vision development - ObjectVideo - Reston, VA
JOB : Research Associate - Univ West England - Bristol, UK
JOB : Research Scientist - Xerox - France
JOB : 2 Postdocs - EC Joint Research Centre - Ispra, Italy
JOB : Postdoc RA - Rensselaer Polytechnic Insti - Troy, NY
JOB : Postdoc Positions - UNC-Chapel Hill - NC
JOB : PhD fellowship - GE Healthcare/UWO/Robarts - ON, Canada
JOB : PhD Studentship - ISR/IST - Lisbon, PORTUGAL
JOB : PhD Fellowship - Multimedia Univ - Malaysia
JOB : PhD studentships - City Univ - London UK
JOB : Internship - Intuitive Surgical - Sunnyvale, CA
CFP : ISVC09 Special Tracks - NV - 10JUL2009
CFP : Special Session on Low-Level Color IP - Japan - 30APR2009
CFP : Vision and Sports Summer School 2009 - Switzerland - 10MAY2009
CFP : 3DIM 2009 - Kyoto, Japan - 01JUN2009
CFP : ImageCLEF 2009
CFP : Call for Book chapters - HDTV - 29JUN2009
CFP : BVMA Symp Facial Analysis - UK - 30APR2009


From: "Haering, Niels" <>
Subject: JOB : Vision development - ObjectVideo - Reston, VA

Have you published novel methods for low-level vision, object
recognition, event detection, or automatic calibration and
geo-registration? Have you exploited GIS, object, environment, task or
domain context to improve video analysis algorithms? 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 leading provider of video analysis software for
security, public safety, business intelligence gathering, process
improvement and other applications.

Originally 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 almost 100
highly-skilled professionals and is led by an experienced management
team. Nearly 60% of the company's research and development staff are
PhD's, known internationally for their research in the field of computer

ObjectVideo products are field-proven and currently covering more
perimeter miles than any intelligent video software product. The company
markets and sells its products through a Video Intelligent Partner (VIP)
network of OEMs, resellers, and leading security solution integrators.
Currently ObjectVideo has more than 233 customers with deployments in
325 locations across 28 countries, providing intelligence on more than
779,000 video channels.


From: Jiuai Sun <>
Subject: JOB : Research Associate - Univ West England - Bristol, UK

Research Associate - Imaging for Medical Applications
Machine Vision Laboratory, Bristol Institute of Technology
University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position to work on
exciting new imaging techniques for medical applications in
collaboration with Frenchay and other Hospitals in the Bristol area. The
first of a series of projects, entitled Novel Non-invasive Assessment of
Respiratory Function (NORM), has received funding from the National
Institute for Health Research under their Invention for Innovation (i4i)
Programme. This work addresses the important task of developing a novel,
non-contact, cost effective, accurate and simple to use vision technique
for assessment of respiratory muscle dysfunction. Specialised lighting
and cameras will be employed to monitor the external 3D surface details
of the human trunk in a real time mode. It is expected that the
correlation between the respiration procedure and 3D motion data
captured by the developed system will lead to establishment of a model
to allow the assessment of dysfunction of special respiration muscles.
Further information relating more generally to the work of the
Laboratory can be found at:

This is a one-year project and the RA will be expected to work on this
and other similar short-term projects addressing other health care
problems. One of the other projects which the RA may be involved in is
entitled 'Use of 3D Facial Asymmetry in Better Diagnosis and Treatment
of Skull Abnormalities in Children' and is funded by the Medical
Research Council (MRC).

The Machine Vision Laboratory (MVL) has a specialist interest in
computer vision based 3D imaging in medical applications. The Laboratory
has strong links with the local NHS trust and is currently collaborating
on a number of related projects. MVL is committed to high quality
research, with over half of the research (55%) being rated as
'internationally excellent' or 'world leading' in the 2008 RAE. This is
reflected in the level of publication, number of successful research
bids from a variety of sources and the high standing of our partners.
This new position offers an exciting and unique opportunity to work
within a motivated team in an interesting and topical multidisciplinary


The candidates should have a postgraduate qualification in Computer
Science, Biomechanical Engineering, Computer Vision, Optical (Medical)
Imaging or a related field. Applicants should have a good mathematical
and programming background and good communication skills in English as
the work will involve clinical trials. Applicants with a clear aptitude
for independent and creative research and some attractive research track
record are highly desirable. For informal enquiries and further details
of this project please contact Professor Melvyn Smith, preferably by

This is a two year fixed term RA1 full time post and may be extended to
three years subject to further funding being available. The position is
opened until filled.


From: "Marchesotti, Luca" <>
Subject: JOB : Research Scientist - Xerox - France

Open position for research scientist in Text and Visual Pattern Analysis

The area: Text and Visual Pattern Analysis

XRCE's Text and Visual Pattern Analysis Area is an expanding team, which
specializes in text and visual content understanding. Our mission is the
delivery of Xerox's innovative solutions that make everyday interaction
with visual and textual content simple and effective. Our research is
the result of combining skills mainly in machine learning, pattern
recognition and image analysis. In particular we focus on text and image
categorization, image enhancement, quality assessment and document

Your Job: Research Scientist

As a research scientist in TVPA you will be asked to generate and follow
up on new ideas, on build strong competencies and intellectual property
in Computer Vision and Pattern Analysis. In particular, you will be
pursuing activities around our new research agenda on Applied Visual

Moreover, you will collaborate in a small, agile team that leads the
development of the OMNIA Project. OMNIA is a three year project funded
by French Government aiming at developing innovative strategies for
multimodal asset retrieval based on three main axes: content, emotion
and visual aesthetics.

Research Topics:
o Design of aesthetic measures (light/colour harmony/composition
analysis, aesthetic ontology design, user preference regression etc.)
o Image mood analysis (development of features capturing emotional
content of visual information, design of classifiers for automatic
labelling of assets)
o Assisted content creation and Image personalization (asset selection,
features transfer, colour harmonization, etc.)

1. Inventing, implementing and evaluating novel imaging software.
2. Studying the state of the art, disseminate results on international
conferences and journal papers, fulfill project deliverables.
3. Collaborating with other project partners in order to integrate the
research results in a common environment/platform (sharing components,
algorithms and methods).

o PhD in Computer Science with a strong history of systems building and
o Deep and substantial background on Pattern Recognition/Computer Vision
and Image Processing
o Strong English-language written and oral communications skills

Expected start date: Mid May 2009

Type of contract: Temporary position - 18 months

To apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to:


From: Pierre Soille <>
Subject: JOB : 2 Postdocs - EC Joint Research Centre - Ispra, Italy

The EC Joint Research Centre (Ispra, Italy) has opened 2 postdoctoral
positions in image analysis and processing:
- SAR image processing and analysis
see full details at
- Very High Resolution image processing and analysis
see full details at

Duration: 3 years.
Deadline for application: 15 May 2009.


From: Qiang Ji <>
Subject: JOB : Postdoc RA - Rensselaer Polytechnic Insti - Troy, NY

A postdoctoral research associate is available immediately with the
Intelligent Systems Laboratory (ISL) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(RPI) in Troy, NY. We are looking for candidates with strong experience
in one or more of the following areas: facial analysis and recognition,
articulated human body tracking, and human gesture and activity
recognition. Knowledge and experience in probabilistic graphical models
and their application in these fields are especially welcome.
Interested candidates, please contact Dr. Qiang Ji at

Additional information about research at ISL may be found at


From: "fengshi" <>
Subject: JOB : Postdoc Positions - UNC-Chapel Hill - NC

Several postdoctoral positions are available in IDEA lab
( ), UNC-Chapel Hill, NC.

Position 1 (One Position on Breast MRI Analysis): The successful candidate
will be expected to develop novel enhancement segmentation and classification
methods for significantly improving the specificity of dynamic MRI in detecting
and diagnosing breast cancer. Both a spatiotemporal registration method and
an enhancement segmentation method will be developed. Also, a novel enhancement
classification method for differentiating between benign and malignant enhancements
for both mass and non-mass enhancement cases will be developed.
The successful candidate should have a strong background on Electrical or
Biomedical Engineering, or Computer Science, preferably with emphasis on
image registration, segmentation, and classification. Experiences on deformable
registration, adaptive segmentation (i.e., graph cut), and non-linear classification
are highly desirable.

Position 2 (Two Positions on Brain Image Analysis): The successful candidate
should have a strong background on Electrical or Biomedical Engineering,
or Computer Science, preferably with emphasis on image analysis, or computer
vision. Experience on medical image registration and analysis is highly desirable.
People with machine learning background are particularly encouraged to apply.
The research topic will be the development and validation of 3D, 4D, and
group-wise image registration methods for brain image analysis.

Position 3 (One Positions on Multivariate Multimodality Analysis): The successful
candidate should have a strong background on Electronic Engineering, Biomedical
Engineering, Statistics, or Computer Science, preferably with emphasis on
data mining, multivariate image analysis, pattern classification, Bayesian
methods, or computer vision. Experience on data mining with applications
in neuroimage analysis is highly desirable. People with machine learning
and statistics background are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidates will be part of a diverse group including radiologists,
psychologists, physicists, biostatistician, and computer scientists, and
will build upon the group's previous work on medical image analysis. If interested,
please email resume to Dr. Dinggang Shen ( ).


From: "Punithakumar, Kumaradevan (GE Healthcare)" <>
Subject: JOB : PhD fellowship - GE Healthcare/UWO/Robarts - ON, Canada

PhD Fellowship-GE Healthcare/UWO/Robarts/LHSC-Medical Image Analysis and

Two PhD fellowships are available in London, ON, Canada.

The successful candidates will register as PhD students of university of
western Ontario (UWO). They will conduct cutting-edge research with
leading researchers in the collaboration of GE Healthcare, Robarts, UWO
and London Health Science Center (LHSC) for medical image analysis and
visualization. They will gain opportunities to directly interact with
radiologists in for problem definition, development, and validation as


We will consider graduate students with degrees from CS, ECE, physics,
medical biophysics or an engineering discipline with an
inter-disciplinary background in some of the following areas: image
processing and visualization, computer aided diagnosis, computer vision,
pattern recognition, expert system, and machine learning with a proven
record in research, innovative thinking, real-world problem solving, and
fast prototyping.

For consideration, please send a cover letter and CV to:"GE-London-PhD" .


Subject: JOB : PhD Studentship - ISR/IST - Lisbon, PORTUGAL


One Ph.D. position is currently available at ISR/IST on the challenging
problems of semantic image analysis, optimal image features for visual
classification, and large scale image retrieval and annotation. The
accepted student must have a Master's degree in computer science,
electrical engineering, mathematics, or a related field. Experience with
computer vision, image processing, and/or machine learning is an
advantage. The Ph.D. student accepted for the position can be
transferred to the CMU-Portugal Ph.D. program
( ) upon acceptance, which depends mainly
on performance. We are accepting applications until the position is
filled, but early applications are strongly encouraged. Please send your
CV and two reference letters by email to .

For additional information please contact:
Prof. Gustavo Carneiro


ISR-Lisbon is a university based R&D institution where multidisciplinary
advanced research activities are developed in the areas of Robotics and
Information Processing, including Systems and Control Theory, Signal
Processing, Computer Vision, Optimization, AI and Intelligent Systems,
Biomedical Engineering Applications, Autonomous Ocean Robotics, Mobile
Communications, Multimedia, Satellite Formation. ISR-Lisbon is
affiliated to Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), the School of
Engineering of the Technical University of Lisbon. Most of its PhD
researchers are teaching staff of IST. Since 1996, ISR-Lisbon is
periodically subject to evaluation, by international panels of
independent scientists organized by the Ministry of Science, Technology
and Higher Education. In the two evaluation exercises organized in 1996
and 2000 ISR has been rated as EXCELLENT (The highest awarded by the
panel). ISR-Lisbon participates in the CMU-Portugal Program. This
participation relies on an integrated research and educational Dual
Ph.D. Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering, specially focused
on Networked Sensors, Communication, and Decision Systems with
applications in the area of Critical Infrastructures and Risk


From: "subhas hati" <>
Subject: JOB : PhD Fellowship - Multimedia Univ - Malaysia

One PhD Fellowship is available in Natural Computation and Computational
Intelligence (NCCI) group of Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

The Medical Image Computing Group under NCCI offers a PhD research
position in the area of human brain image computing. The successful
candidate will conduct cutting-edge research with leading researchers in
University of Malya Hospital, National Brain Research Center, New Delhi,
India and London Health Science Centers, UK. The candidate will also
gain opportunities to directly interact with radiologist for problem
definition, solution development, and validation.


The successful candidate will be an excellent scholar having degrees
from Computer Science/Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering/
Mathematics with the background in some of the following areas: Image
Processing, Pattern Recognition, Bayesian Statistics, Graphical Models,
Genetic Algorithms and Ant Colony Optimization.

The amount of PhD fellowship is around 900 US Dollars.

To apply for the PhD Fellowship, please send a cover letter, resume and
contact address of three refrees to Prof. Y.P.Singh or


From: "Crabb, David" <>
Subject: JOB : PhD studentships - City Univ - London UK

Department of Optometry and Visual Science, City University London

The Measurement Techniques in Vision Laboratory at City University London
provides a lively research environment with a unique mixture of vision scientists,
computer scientists and mathematicians. The laboratory works closely with
our clinical partner at the Moorfields Eye Hospital London. Three fully-funded
full-time PhD studentships are now available in this laboratory focussing
on projects in the following areas:
. Visual disability in glaucoma
. New perimetry tests for glaucoma
. Observer performance in medical imaging

Detail about these specific projects can be found on the lab web pages at:

Results from these PhD research projects are likely to generate considerable
interest and will be presented at conferences in the US and Europe, and extensive
travel funding for this is available.

The studentship is not restricted to those with a particular background;
rather we seek able scientists who can demonstrate real enthusiasm for
these exciting projects. A suitable candidate will have a good honours
degree or preferably an MSc in any scientific subject, psychology,
computing or optometry. Detailed knowledge about vision or eyes will not
be required but experience at performing experiments with human subjects
would be an advantage, as would be a familiarity with computing and
analysing data. The 3-year studentships are open to UK and EU candidates
only and are worth =A315K per annum (tax free), with all fees for PhD
registration paid. (Non EU students would have to subsidise the relevant
fees). Opportunities for paid work demonstrating, teaching and
administration within the department are available.

Applications (CV, including 2 referees and a statement of interest about
the project area you wish to apply for) should be submitted to:

Dr. David Crabb.
Department of Optometry and Visual Science, City University London
Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB
T +44 (0)20 7040 0191


From: "Tao Zhao" <>
Subject: JOB : Internship - Intuitive Surgical - Sunnyvale, CA

Intuitive Surgical Internship (#ARG092)

Intuitive Surgical's Applied Research group is offering internships in
the area of computer vision. We are seeking talented individuals to
participate in exciting cross-disciplinary work related to the study of
stereo endoscopic camera calibration methods and the analysis of
parameter variation during clinical use.

Task areas include:
- Development of robust stereo camera calibration techniques.
- Development of novel calibration targets that are accurate, yet
practical for operating room use.
- Quantification of calibration accuracy and performance.
- Exploration of practical self-calibration methods.

- PhD candidates or advanced MS students in Computer Science,
Electrical Engineering, or related programs.
- A passion for working with a high energy team to develop novel
technologies aimed at improving the lives of hundreds of thousands of
- A solid background in 3D computer vision and image processing. Strong
interest in geometric computer vision.
- Hands-on experience with camera calibration techniques and numerical
optimization is preferred.
- Strong programming skill in C, Matlab and fast prototyping.

Start date: May/June 2009 (flexible).
Period: Typically 3 months; extended internships may
also be available.

Please send a resume and cover letter to the following contact:
Simon DiMaio, Ph.D.
Manager, Applied Research
Intuitive Surgical, 1266 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Intuitive Surgical ( ), located in
Sunnyvale, CA, is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing
robotic surgical systems that are revolutionizing surgery. Its da
Vinci(r) Surgical system includes six manipulator arms with a total of
41 degrees of freedom, along with a stereo endoscope and 3D video
display. With over 1100 installations worldwide, surgeons perform over
one hundred thousand minimally-invasive surgeries per year. The Da
Vinci system represents an outstanding platform for the development and
application of new technologies for surgery.


From: George Bebis <>
Subject: CFP : ISVC09 Special Tracks - NV - 10JUL2009

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


(1) 3D Mapping, Modeling and Surface Reconstruction

Ara Nefian, Carnegie Mellon University/NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Michael Broxton, Carnegie Mellon University/NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Andres Huertas, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, USA

(2) Object Recognition

Andrea Selinger Salgian, The College of New Jersey, USA
Fabien Scalzo, University of Rochester, USA

(3) Deformable Models: Theory and Applications

Demetri Terzopoulos, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Gavriil Tsechpenakis, University of Miami, USA
Xiaolei Huang, Lehigh University, USA

(4) Visualization Enhanced Data Analysis for Health Applications

Irene Cheng, University of Alberta, Canada
Anthony Maeder, University of Western Sydney, Australia

(5) The Future of Rendering for Virtual / Interactive Environments

Matthias Bues, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering, Germany
Andre Hinkenjann, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Phlipp Slusallek, DFKI / University of Saarbrcken, Germany
Marcelo Knrich Zuffo, Universidade de So Paulo, Brazil

(6) Computational Bioimaging

Joo Manuel R. S. Tavares, University of Porto, Portugal
Renato Natal Jorge, University of Porto, Portugal
Alexandre Cunha, Caltech, USA

(7) Visual Computing for Robotics

Frederic CHAUSSE, Clermont Universite, France

(8) Optimization for Vision, Graphics and Medical Imaging:
Theory and Applications

Nikos Komodakis, University of Crete, Greece
Georg Langs, University of Vienna, Austria

(9) Semantic Robot Vision Challenge

Daniel DeMenthon, University of Maryland, USA
Paul Rybski, CMU, USA

Demetri Terzopoulos, UCLA, USA
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

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


From: "Celebi, Emre" <>
Subject: CFP : Special Session on Low-Level Color IP - Japan - 30APR2009

Call for Papers: Special Session on Low-Level Color Image Processing
held in conjunction with the
2009 APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC 2009)
October 4-7, 2009, Sapporo, Japan


Color perception plays an important role in object recognition and scene
understanding both for humans and intelligent vision systems. Recent
advances in digital color imaging and computer hardware technology have
led to an explosion in the use of color images in a variety of
applications including medical imaging, content-based image retrieval,
biometrics, watermarking, digital inpainting, remote sensing, digital
multimedia, visual quality inspection, among many others. As a result,
automated processing and analysis of color images has become an active
area of research, which is witnessed by the large number of publications
during the past two decades. The multivariate nature of color image data
presents new challenges for researchers and practitioners as the
numerous methods developed for single channel images are often not
directly applicable to multichannel images.

The goal of this special session is to bring together researchers and
practitioners working in the area of Color Image Processing. We are
soliciting original contributions, which address a wide range of
theoretical and practical issues related to the early stages of the
Color Image Processing pipeline including, but not limited to:
* Color Image Coding and Compression
* Color Image Quantization and Halftoning
* Color Image Filtering and Enhancement
* Color Morphology
* Color Edge Detection
* Color Image Segmentation
* Digital Camera Image Processing (Demosaicking, Zooming,
Postprocessing, etc.)
* Multispectral Image Processing
* Applications and Future Trends


Prospective authors are invited to submit either long papers up to 10
pages in length, or short papers up to 4 pages in length. The long
papers will be for the single-track oral presentation, whereas the short
ones will be mostly for poster presentation. In submitting a manuscript
to APSIPA ASC, the authors acknowledge that no paper substantially
similar in content has been or will be submitted to another conference
during the review period. Paper submissions can be made at

Submission deadline: April 30, 2009
Notification of acceptance: July 1, 2009
Camera-ready deadline: August 1, 2009


M. Emre Celebi
Dept of Computer Science, Louisiana State Univ, Shreveport, LA, USA

Bogdan Smolka
Dept of Automatic Control, Silesian Univ of Technology, Gliwice, Poland

Konstantinos N. Plataniotis
Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Univ of Toronto, Toronto,
Ontario, Canada

Takahiko Horiuchi
Division of Information Sciences, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan


From: Vittorio Ferrari <>
Subject: CFP : Vision and Sports Summer School 2009 - Switzerland - 10MAY2009

Application site open

Zurich, 17-21 August 2009


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 Kung-Fu,
Ultimate Frisbee, and Volleyball. Sports will be 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 will offer plenty of opportunity for personal contact between
students and teachers.

The Vision and Sports Summer School will cover 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
will two Computer Vision classes and one sports session. The classes
will include both lectures and practical exercises.

The school is open to about 40 participants, and is targeted mainly to
young researchers (Master students and PhD students in particular).

Marc Pollefeys, ETH Zurich
Jiri Matas, Czech Technical University
Carsten Rother, Microsoft Cambridge
Bastian Leibe, RWTH Aachen
Pushmeet Kohli, Microsoft Cambridge
Bodo Rosenhahn, University of Hannover
Christoph Lampert, MPI Tuebingen
Vittorio Ferrari, ETH Zurich
Ondrej Chumm, Czech Technical University

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, and 3D human pose estimation.

Tennis, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Kung-Fu, Unihockey, Table Tennis

The school is open to about 40 participants. Please apply online at
Applications are accepted from now until May 10th 2009.

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 for
PhD students is 330 Euro (240 Euro for PASCAL members). This fee
includes all classes, sports activities, coffee breaks, lunches, and a
social dinner. Discounts are made for PASCAL members. For hotel
accommodation, participants will get discount rates on hotels affiliated
with the Summer School (see website).

Applicants should apply before May 10th 2009.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by May 31st 2009.



From: Bob Fisher <>
Subject: CFP : 3DIM 2009 - Kyoto, Japan - 01JUN2009

3DIM 2009
The 2009 International Workshop on 3-D Digital Imaging and Modeling
October 3-4, 2009
Kyoto, Japan

(held in conjunction with ICCV 2009 )

Paper submission due: June 01, 2009
Notification of results: July 15, 2009
Final paper due: August 14, 2009


The field of 3D imaging, modeling and visualization has undergone a
rapid growth over the last decade. While some research issues have
received significant attention and matured into stable solutions, new
problems and goals are emerging as the focus of the 3-D research
community. Improved methods for the acquisition of 3-D information by
optical means are driven by new algorithmic approaches in computer
vision and image processing. Advanced methods for the processing and
transformation of geometric information open new types of applications.
As part of ICCV 2009, the 3DIM 2009 Workshop will bring together
researchers interested in all aspects of the acquisition, processing and
modeling of 3-D information and their applications.

The 3DIM 2009 Committee invites you to submit high quality original full
papers by *JUNE 01, 2009*.


The papers will be reviewed by an international Program Committee (see
web site). Accepted papers will be presented in single-track oral
sessions as well as a poster session (all papers are allocated the same
number of pages). The Workshop Proceedings will be published by the
IEEE Computer Society Press as part of the ICCV 2009 Proceedings, and
archived in their Digital Library. Full details on the paper format,
electronic submission procedure and conference venue are available on
the 3DIM 2009 Workshop web site.

See web site for complete and updated

Program chairs:
Adrian Hilton, University of Surrey (UK)
Takeshi Masuda, AIST (Japan)
Chang Shu, NRC (Canada)
Workshop chair:
Guy Godin. NRC (Canada)




Subject: CFP : ImageCLEF 2009

ImageCLEF 2009: Registration now open, Call for Participation

Registration is now open for ImageCLEF 2009 ( ),
a benchmarking event for retrieval from image collections using visual
information and/or text. ImageCLEF is part of CLEF the Cross Language
Evaluation Forum ( ). Registration forms are
available from this webpage. Registration and participation is free of

ImageCLEF 2009 consists of six independent subtasks:
- Retrieval from a collection of photographs (>200'000 images)
- Retrieval from a collction of wikipedia images using structured
- Retrieval from photo collection annotated with a simple ontology
- Medical Retrieval from >70'000 images from the scientific literature
- Medical image classification in two different sub tasks
- Annotation of a large photo collection with holistic concepts that
are structured in a small ontology
- Classification of scenes from robot vision

Main goal of ImageCLEF is to evaluate the combination of information
retrieval and image understanding applications using visual data,
multilingual text, and combinations of the two. Results from simple
text and visual retrieval systems can be made available to participants
who specialise in one of the domains for combinations. Data will be
released starting from mid-March to mid-April.

Information regarding all tracks is available from the ImageCLEF website
at .

If you have any questions with respect to ImageCLEF 2009 feel free to
contact me or any of the sub task organisers that are mentioned on the
respective pages.


From: Mislav Grgic <>
Subject: CFP : Call for Book chapters - HDTV - 29JUN2009


"High-Quality Visual Experience: creation, processing and interactivity
of high-resolution and high-dimensional video signals"

To be published by Springer Verlag in the series "Signals and
Communication Technology"

EDITED BY Marta Mrak, Mislav Grgic, Murat Kunt

Submission of abstract: JUNE 29, 2009
Submission of full chapters: SEPTEMBER 28, 2009



Last few years have seen rapid acceptance of High-Definition Television
(HDTV) technology around the world. This technology has been hugely
successful in delivering more realistic TV experience at home and
accurate imaging for professional applications. Adoption of HD continues
to grow as consumers demand enhanced features, greater bandwidth,
greater quality of content and interactivity.

Key features that drive the development of future multimedia systems are
content quality and interactivity. Therefore, new consumer technologies
will be based on super-resolution systems, multi-view and layered
coding. It is widely accepted that in future the video content will be
of even higher resolution, with higher dynamic colour range and flexibly
encoded providing more realistic experience. In this book the
technologies to enable such content functionalities will be presented,
together with high quality survey articles on applications in specific


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
---> End to End Architectures for High Quality of
Visual Experience
---> 3D Visual Experience
---> Super Resolution
---> Sprite Generation
---> Higher Frame Rate Videos
---> High Dynamic Range Video
---> Innovative Multiview Video Technologies
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---> Visual Data Interpolation
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Subject: CFP : BVMA Symp Facial Analysis - UK - 30APR2009

British Machine Vision Association and Society
for Pattern Recognition

Call for Participation

Facial Analysis and Animation

One Day BMVA symposium at the School of Informatics, University of
Edinburgh, UK on June 10th, 2009

Chairs: Darren Cosker (Uni. of Bath), Gregor Hofer (Uni. of Edinburgh),
Michael Berger (Uni of Edinburgh), Nataliya Nadtoka (Uni. of Surrey)

Invited Speakers:
Tim Weyrich, University College London

Andrew Lindsay, Lionhead Studios

Steve Caulkin, Image Metrics

Facial animation is a broad and exciting area of research drawing on
multiple disciplines: computer graphics and animation provide the means
to render and display a face; computer vision can be used to measure,
interpret and decode facial actions; speech science is used to determine
how the face should move during speech; while psychology can help
provide the emotive human element of animation. However, creating
convincing facial animation is an exceptionally difficult task due to
our innate sensitivity to facial form and motion, each one of us is an
expert judge in deciding whether an animation is realistic or not.

In today's world, facial animation has more applications than ever
before: from video game characters to movie actor doubles, from machine
facial displays to psychological research stimuli.

The aim of this meeting is to bring together researchers and
practitioners interested in all aspects of facial animation and related
analysis. Submissions are invited in the following topic areas but are
not limited to:
- Image-based Acquisition of Facial Shape, Motion and Texture
- Facial Animation Using Example-Based Synthesis and Motion-Graph Based
- Performance-Driven Animation and Expression Mapping
- Visual Speech Synthesis
- Animation of Non-Linguistic Behaviors and Vocalisations
- Perception of Facial Animation and the "Uncanny Valley"
- Photo and Non-Photorealistic Facial Rendering

Please submit an extended abstract of about one A4-sized page length (no
longer than 2 pages; PDF preferred). Send contributions by email
attachment (1Mb max please) to Darren Cosker
( )
by Thursday April 30th, 2009.

A website for the symposium, including information on travel to the
venue and accommodation in Edinburgh, may be found at


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