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Newsletter 70, November 2003

Newsletter of the IAPR Technical Committee on Graphics Recognition (TC10)

TC10 News #70

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* IAPR TC10 new web site
* Membership resubscribtion
* Scientific news from the IAPR Secretary

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Dear TC10 members and friends,

Welcome to issue #70 of TC10 News.


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IAPR TC10 NEW WEB SITE
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The new web site of the IAPR Technical Committee on Graphics Recognition is already available at http://www.iapr-tc10.org.

The TC10 web site has a new address and also has been redesigned to be the main forum of interaction between graphics recognition researchers. As usual, the web site contains recent information about activities, conferences and news related to the field. In addition, in the redesign of the site, we have put a particular attention in the resources and forum sections. Thus, links to graphics recognition resources are available and also evaluation datasets and performance evaluation protocols can be downloaded from the site. We are also working on an educational section that collects keynote papers, monographs or presentations. From the TC10 chairmanship we encourage researchers on Graphics Recognition to contribute with their material. On the other hand, in the forum section, researchers have the opportunity to discuss on particular topics on graphics recognition, open new discussion topics, state open problems and give feedback to the TC10 chairmanship with their comments and suggestions.

For any comments any suggestions on the TC10 web site, feel free to contact me.

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MEMBERSHIP RESUBSCRIPTION
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The current e-mail list of TC10 is obsolete. The TC10 member list needs to be updated since many members have changed jobs and email addresses. A resubscription round is open to update this information. Please, if you are interested in renewing your TC10 affiliation visit the membership section and fill in the form.

People interested in Graphics Recognition wishing to become a member of TC10, is asked to fill out the enrollment form under the link membership. An electronic mailing with news of interest to the research community is sent out periodically to TC10 members.

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OTHER NEWS (thanks to Prof. Karl Tombre for collecting this information)
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- ICPR'2004 - 17th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PATTERN RECOGNITION
The major conference of IAPR
hosted by the British Machine Vision Association (BMVA)
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM
23 - 26 August 2004
Second CFP

Full paper submissions due: December 15th, 2003

More info: http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/icpr2004/

- FACE VERIFICATION COMPETITION

In order to promote evaluation of pattern recognition algorithms
using publicly available datasets and standard performance assessment
methodology, a competition for the best face verification algorithms
will take place in conjunction with the ICPR 2004 conference. Details
can be found at:

http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/banca/icpr2004/

Important Dates:

Release of BANCA Dataset: October 1, 2003
Competition Registration Deadline: January 31, 2004
Results submission: March 31, 2004

- VRCAI 2004 - ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality
Continuum & Its Applications in Industry
http://www.seagraph.org/VRCAI2004

and

GRAPHITE 2004 ? An ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Computer
Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Australasia and Southeast Asia
http://www.seagraph.org/graphite2004

(colocated)

Venue: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Conference Dates: 15-18 June, 2004

Submission deadline: December 16, 2003

- EUSIPCO 2004
September 7-10 2004, Vienna, Austria

Proposal for Special Sessions and Tutorials: November 28, 2003
Submission of Camera-Ready, Final Papers: January 16, 2004

More info: http://www.nt.tuwien.ac.at/eusipco2004

- CIFED 2004 - Huitième Colloque International Francophone sur l'Ecrit
et le Document (French speaking internationl conference on document
analysis)
La Rochelle, France - 21-25/6/2004

Deadline: 31/1/2004

More information: http://www.univ-lr.fr/Cifed2004.htm

- Eurasip Journal on Applied Signal Processing
Special issue on Advances in Intelligent Vision Systems:
Methods and Applications

More information: http://asp.hindawi.com/

Manuscript Due: January 1, 2004

- Postdoc position: Dynamical Systems Approach to Texture Analysis
Institute of Mathematics and Computing Science
University of Groningen, the Nethelands

Web: http://www.cs.rug.nl/~petkov/publications/postdoc_texture.html

- Many of you already know CVonline - a free computer vision
"encyclopedia": http://www.dai.ed.ac.uk/CVonline/

There have been several improvements over the past year:
- folding the content into a database so that the tree
of topics is more easily visible
- 200 additional topics with content (now 1100 topics out
of 1400 have content).
- a keyword search facility

The out of print Ballard & Brown "Computer Vision" book has also been
scanned, put up on the web and indexed into CVonline: see
http://www.dai.ed.ac.uk/homes/rbf/BANDB/


That's it.

Best regards,

Josep Llados
(chairman of TC-10)