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Newsletter 59, March 1999


Newsletter of the IAPR Technical Committee on Graphics Recognition (TC10)
To subscribe to this newletter and to join TC10, visit the URL:
http://www.iapr-tc10.or.kr/membership/


TC10 News #59

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CFP: GREC'99, IAPR Int. Workshop on Graphics Recognition, Jaipur, India
CFP: BMVC99, British Machine Vision Conference, Nottingham, UK
CFP: Int. Workshop Machine Learning and Data Mining in PR, Leipzig, Germany
CFP: VMV 99, Workshop on Vision, Modeling, & Visualization, Erlangen, Germany
CFP: CBMI'99 European Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing, Toulouse, France
CFP: AutoID'99, Workshop on Automatic Identification, Morristown, NJ, USA
CFP: MULTIMEDIA'99, Orlando, FL, USA
CFP: ICIIS'99, Int. Conf. Information, Intelligence & Systems, Washington, DC
CFP: Statistical Methods for Image Processing, Helsinki
CFP: ISSPIS, Int. Symp. on Signal Proc. and Intell. System, Guangzhou, P.R. China
CFP: Session on Statistical and Mathematical Theories for Computer Vision
CFP: ICCV'99 Vision Algorithms Workshop, Greek Island of Corfu
CFP: Workshop on Perf. Evaluation Issues in Multilingual OCR, Bangalore, India
CFP: Confluence of Computer Vision and Computer Graphics, Ljubljana, Slovenia
CFP: DLIA99, Document Layout Interpretation & Applications, Bangalore, India
CFP: ICCV'99 Workshop on Modelling People (mPeople), Corfu, Greece
CFP: Young Scientists Forum at ICIAP'99
CFP: FSPIPA99, Fundamental Structural Properties in Image & Pattern Analysis, Budapest
CFP: CVPRIP2000, Atlantic City

CFP: Special Issue, J. Pattern Recognition: Shape for Image Databases

Call for Participation: ICASSP-99, Arizona, USA
Call for Participation: 3D Geospatial Data Production, Paris, France
Call for Participation: SCIA'99, Scandinavian Conf. on Image Processing, Greenland
Call for Participation: Venice 21st Urban Data Mngmt Symposium
Call for Participation: ICMCS'99, IEEE Multimedia Computing and Systems

Book announcement: Pattern Recognition


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Dear TC10 members and friends,

Welcome to issue #59 of TC10 News.

The submission deadline for the IAPR International Workshop on
Graphics Recognition (GREC'99), the primary workshop of TC10, is
drawing near. The original deadline was March 1. We have extended it
to March 29, 1999. Hope this will encourage many of you to submit two
page abstracts of your recent work. Abstracts can be submitted on-line
through the GREC'99 web site.

Despite repeated requests, very few people have filled out the
membership form on the TC10 web site. If you haven't done so already,
please visit the web site
http://www.iapr-tc10.or.kr/membership/

and fill out a simple membership form. Sometime in the future, I will
start using the database of people who signed up on-line for
generating the mail alias for TC10 News. Therefore, if you are
interested in receiving TC10 News and the activities of TC10, it is
imperative that you fill out the membership form on-line. If you have
difficulty filling out the form, please e-mail me.

Now to the regular CFP's and announcements.

-Atul


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> From: Atul Chhabra <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: CFP: GREC'99, IAPR Int. Workshop on Graphics Recognition, Jaipur, India

Dear friends,

Due to several requests, the submission deadline for the International
Workshop on Graphics Recognition (GREC'99) has been extended until
March 29, 1999. Please take note of the new deadline. Further details
about the workshop can be found at the workshop web site:

http://graphics.basit.com/iapr-tc10/GREC99/

If you intend to submit an abstract, we request that you register
your abstract on the web site

http://graphics.basit.com/iapr-tc10/conferences/grec99/reg-paper.html

as soon as possible. Later, when your submission is ready, you can
upload it through the URL:

http://graphics.basit.com/tc10.cgi-bin/upload.pl

A revised call for papers is attached below. Please circulate this
among your friends, colleagues, and students who are interested in
graphics recognition.

.....

Final Call For Papers

GREC'99

Third IAPR International Workshop on Graphics Recognition

Jaipur, India
September 26-27, 1999

http://graphics.basit.com/iapr-tc10/GREC99/


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF 2 PAGE ABSTRACTS: MARCH 29, 1999


You are invited to participate in a single-track 2-day workshop on methods
and systems for graphics recognition organized by IAPR TC-10 (Technical
Committee on Graphics Recognition). The workshop will comprise several
sessions dedicated to specific topics. For each session, there will be an
invited presentation describing the state of the art and stating the open
questions for the session's topic, followed by a number of short
presentations where each participant is invited to contribute by proposing
solutions to some of the questions or presenting results of his/her work.
Each session will be concluded by a panel discussion.

Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

* raster-to-vector techniques
* recognition of graphical primitives
* recognition of graphic symbols in charts and diagrams
* interpretation of engineering drawings, logic diagrams, maps, charts,
etc.
* analysis of line drawings, tables, forms etc.
* graphics-based information retrieval
* 3-D models from multiple 2-D views (line drawings)
* interpretation of low-level (``dumb'') CAD data
* description of complete systems for interpretation of graphics in
scanned documents
* performance evaluation in graphics recognition

The workshop will be held just after the 5th International Conference
on Document Analysis and Recognition (Bangalore, India, September
20-22, 1999). Jaipur, the GREC city, is located in northern India, 250
km from New Delhi. It is well connected to New Delhi by air, rail, and
road.

Attendance will be limited to encourage active participation. All
participants are expected to contribute actively to the workshop,
either by presenting a full state-of-the-art paper, or by an abstract
of remarks on a specific topic. You are invited to submit to the
workshop chairs an abstract (2 pages plus figures, max 4 pages) of
your proposed contribution to the workshop. Please indicate if you
would be willing to present a state-of-the-art paper on this topic, if
invited to do so by the program committee.

Pre-proceedings of all contributed papers will be available at the
workshop for the participants. After the workshop, the program
committee plans to publish as a book revised versions of selected key
papers, possibly including reports from the panel discussions and the
contest.

As at the past workshops, a graphics recognition contest will be held
at GREC'99. Further details can be found at the GREC'99 web site.


The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to March
29, 1999. The preferred method of submission is through the web site
http://graphics.basit.com/iapr-tc10/conferences/grec99/submission.html. If
it is not possible for you to submit through the web, then please send
three copies of your abstract to one of the co-chairs. Please specify
your contact information, including your e-mail address, in the cover
letter. Contact either one of the co-chairs for further information.

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstracts Due(2-4 pages): March 29, 1999 <<<<<<
Acceptance notification: May 1, 1999
Final Manuscripts Due: June 15, 1999

WORKSHOP ORGANIZATION:

CO-CHAIRS:

Atul Chhabra Dov Dori
Bell Atlantic Network Systems Information Systems Engineering
Advanced Technology Faculty of Industrial Engineering
500 Westchester Avenue and Management
White Plains, NY 10604 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
USA Haifa 32000, Israel

Phone: 1 (914) 644-2786 Phone: (972) 4 8294409
Fax: 1 (914) 644-2561 Fax: (972) 4 8235194
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PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Keiichi Abe, Japan Osamu Hori, Japan
Adnan Amin, Australia Rangachar Kasturi, USA
Dorothea Blostein, Canada Young-Bin Kwon, Korea
Horst Bunke, Switzerland Noshir Langrana, USA
Luigi Cordella, Italy Gerd Maderlechner, Germany
Marc-Pierrot Deseilligny, France Lawrence O'Gorman, USA
Its'hak Dinstein, Israel Theo Pavlidis, USA
David Doermann, USA Ihsin Phillips, USA
Georgy Gimelfarb, New Zealand Arnold Smeulders, Netherlands
Robert Haralick, USA Karl Tombre, France

LOCAL ORGANIZATION:

Santanu Chaudury, IIT Delhi
Atul Chhabra, Bell Atlantic

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> From: TONY PRIDMORE <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: CFP: BMVC99, British Machine Vision Conference, Nottingham, UK

Call for Papers

The British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC99)

The University of Nottingham
13 - 16 September, 1999

The British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) is the main UK conference
on machine vision and related areas. BMVC 99, the tenth BMVC, will be
held in September 1999 at the Division of Manufacturing Engineering
and Operations Management (MEOM), The University of Nottingham,
Nottingham, UK. High-quality papers describing recent and novel
research on aspects of computer vision, image analysis, image
processing and pattern recognition are invited. Conference topics
include (but are not limited to):

image features and coding
multi-view and stereo vision
grouping and segmentation
texture, shading and colour
object recognition
real-time and active vision
shape and surface geometry
medical and industrial applications

BMVC 99 will be a single-track meeting with oral and poster
presentations. In addition to the contributed papers there will be
presentations by invited speakers and a pre-conference tutorial
programme. The Proceedings will be available to delegates at the
conference and a selection of the best papers will be published
separately in a special issue of the journal Image and Vision
Computing.


BMVC 99 Conference Contacts:
Conference Chair:

Dr. Tony Pridmore
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Telephone: +44(0) 115 9514079
Fax: +44(0) 115 9514000


Conference Administrator:

Ms. Alison Parrett
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Telephone: +44(0) 115 9514011
Fax: +44(0) 115 9514000
Address:

Division of Manufacturing Engineering and Operations Management
School of Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing Engineering and Management
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD
United Kingdom

Key Dates:

Deadline for paper submission: April 23rd 1999
Notification of acceptance: June 14th 1999
Deadline for camera-ready copy: July 9th 1999

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> From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Maria Petrou)
> Subject: CFP: Int. Workshop Machine Learning and Data Mining in PR, Leipzig, Germany

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP on
MACHINE LEARNING AND DATA MINING IN PATTERN RECOGNITION

Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences
Leipzig /Germany

September 16 - 18, 1999

Co-chairs: Petra Perner and Maria Petrou

The Aim of the Workshop
The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers from all over
the world dealing with machine learning for image processing, image
interpretation and computer vision in order to discuss the recent
status of the research and to direct further developments in machine
learning for image related topics. It is the first workshop of a
series of workshops dealing with this specific topic.
The first workshop will give an overview to the on-going activities in
this field and it will offer a platform to discuss particular problems
concerned with learning in image related fields. Paper submissions
should be related but not limited to any of the following topics:
* inductive learning including decision tree and rule induction learning
* conceptional learning
* case-based learning
* statistical learning
* neural net based learning and
* organizational learning
* probabilistic information retrieval related to image processing,
image analysis, image interpretation, pattern recognition and computer
vision.
Applications can be medical applications, industrial applications,
biological applications but are not limited to these topics.
Researchers from the machine learning community are invited to present
new topics in learning, which might be interesting to our research
field.

Participants should submit three copies of their contribution to the
workshop secretary:
Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences, "MLPR",
Arno-Nitzsche-Str. 45, 04277 Leipzig, Germany
In addition, participants should submit an electronic version of the
manuscript to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For the lastest news look at http://members.aol.com/ibai.

The paper should have no more than 15 pages (double-spaced) and
present original work of the authors. Papers will be reviewed by the
program committee. It is under consideration to publish workshop
papers in Springer Verlag's Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences and an
extended version of selected papers will be published in a special
issue of the Pattern Recognition Letters after the workshop.

Important Dates
Deadline for paper submission May 15th, 1999
Final Paper submission August 1st, 1999

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> From: Dietrich Paulus <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: CFP: VMV 99, Workshop on Vision, Modeling, & Visualization, Erlangen, Germany

SFB 603 "Model-Based Analysis and Visualization
of Complex Scenes and Sensor Data"
Graduate Research Center "3-D Image Analysis and Synthesis"
University Erlangen-Nuremberg

ERLANGEN WORKSHOP '99
VISION, MODELING, AND VISUALIZATION
November 17 - 19, 1999, Erlangen, Germany

in cooperation with
IEEE Signal Processing Society
Gesellschaft fuer Informatik GI (FG 1.0.4, FG 4.1.2)

General Chair: Heinrich Niemann
Technical Program Chair: Bernd Girod
Publicity: Dietrich Paulus
Publications: Kai Hormann
Local Arrangements: Rudolf Rabenstein
Finances: Thomas Ertl
Guenther Greiner

This workshop is the fourth in a series of annual meetings organized
by the Graduate Research Center "3-D Image Analysis and Synthesis."
The first two meetings were held in Erlangen, the previous meeting was
held in Alpbach, Austria. In 1999, the meeting is for the first time
jointly organized with the new Center of Excellence SFB 603 "Model-based
Analysis and Visualization of Complex Scenes and Sensor Data" at the
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. The program will consist of invited
talks by internationally renowned speakers, as well as contributed
papers.

The workshop will address the following topics:
- 3-D imaging
- Object localization and recognition
- Volume data processing and visualization
- Multisensor fusion and 3-D registration
- 3-D structure from motion and stereo
- Geometry-based and image-based rendering
- Geometric modeling
- Scene modeling and integration
- Multiview image processing and coding
- Applications (medical, robotics, fluid mechanics, manufacturing,
automated inspection, virtual reality, communication etc.)

Prospective attendees are invited to submit a paper up to 8 pages
in final form. All submissions will be reviewed. Accepted papers will
appear in the workshop digest as submitted. Authors should obtain the
author's kit (including LaTeX style-file) from
http://sfb-603.uni-erlangen.de/vmv99.html

The author's kit provides complete information relative to the
submission process. It is the intention of the Committee to conduct
all communication with authors electronically. Questions should be
directed to
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The General Chair can be reached at:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinrich Niemann, Chair for Pattern Recognition
Department of Computer Science, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Martensstrasse 3, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
Phone: +49-9131-85-27774, Fax: +49-9131-303811
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Authors' schedule:
Well ahead of deadline Obtain author's kit and LaTeX style-file
April 30, 1999 Paper submission
June 30, 1999 Notification of acceptance
August 31, 1999 Registration deadline

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> From: Bernard Merialdo <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: CFP: CBMI'99 European Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing, Toulouse, Fr

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS - CBMI'99
European Workshop on
Content-Based Multimedia Indexing
Toulouse, France
October 25-27, 1999
http://www.eurecom.fr/~bmgroup/cbmi99/

The working group GT-10 Multimedia Indexing of the French GDR-PRC ISIS
is organizing a European Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing
(CBMI'99) which aims at bringing together various communities (audio,
video, image, textual information retrieval) involved in various
aspects of Multimedia Indexing.

The list of intended topics to be covered in the Workshop is (the list
is not limitative):
- Multimedia indexing (image, audio, video, text)
- Multimedia content extraction
- Matching and similarity search
- Construction of high level indices
- Cross-modal indexing
- Models of representation
- Content-based search techniques
- Applications

This workshop will be located in Toulouse, France
(http://www.irit.fr/) on October 25-27, 1999. Submissions will be
based on full size papers (6-8 pages).

Important Dates :

Call for Papers: deadline March 31, 1999
Notification of Acceptance: May 28, 1999
Final version of accepted paper: June 30, 1999
Workshop dates: October 25-27, 1999

All details concerning the workshop will be found on the Webpage
at : http://www.eurecom.fr/~bmgroup/cbmi99/

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> From: "Lawrence O'Gorman" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: CFP: AutoID'99, Workshop on Automatic Identification, Morristown, NJ, USA

AutoID'99
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR SECOND
WORKSHOP ON AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES

Morristown, New Jersey, USA
28-29 October, 1999

Sponsored by IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

This workshop brings together researchers, developers, and users of
automatic identification technologies including:

* Biometrics: Fingerprint, Eye, Face, Voice, Hand, Signature, Other.
* Bar Code Systems and Other Symbologies
* Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
* Other Visual Identification Technologies

These auto-ID fields are at an exciting time in their evolution. Novel
research developments are being made at a high rate, and these are being
implemented into commercial systems. This workshop encourages attendance of
both academic and industry participants to present, examine, and discuss
new developments. The two-day workshop will include paper presentations,
panel sessions, technology demonstrations, and meetings.

Technical papers are solicited in the topic areas listed above. These
papers may describe research ideas, technical systems, or applications.
Since this is a scientific and technical meeting, non-technical talks are
not solicited. Important dates for the workshop are as follows: Paper
submission deadline, 19-April-99; Notification of Acceptance, 1-June-99;
Camera-Ready Paper, 15-July-99.

For paper submission, please send a 1-4 page abstract by 19-April-99 to
Mary Clemente
AutoID Workshop
IEEE Operations Center
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway. NJ 08855 USA

The Workshop will be held in Morristown, New Jersey, within a 40 minute
drive from the Newark International Airport and New York City.

Workshop Chairs and Contact Information: Larry O'Gorman, General Co-Chair,
Veridicom, Inc. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Steve Shellhammer, General Co-Chair,
Symbol Technologies (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Q. Peter Li, Local Chair, Bell
Labs, Lucent Technologies (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Harley Heinrich, Program
Chair, IBM Research, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).


See http://www.bell-labs.com/topic/conferences/AutoID-99

Workshop Committee

Lawrence O'Gorman, Veridicom (General Co-Chair)
Steve Shellhammer, Symbol Technologies (General Co-Chair)
Jackson He, Symbol Technologies (Treasurer)
Q. Peter Li, Bell Labs (Local Chair)

[ Program committee omited for brevity. -Atul ]

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> From: "Zhang, Hongjiang" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: CFP: MULTIMEDIA'99, Orlando, FL, USA

ACM MULTIMEDIA '99: MULTIMEDIA ON THE EVE OF THE 21st CENTURY
The 7th ACM International Multimedia Conference

October 30 - November 4, 1999
Orlando, Florida, USA
http://www.acm.org/sigmm/MM99
<http://www.acm.org/sigmm/MM99>
http://www.kom.e-technik.tu-darmstadt.de/acmmm99/
<http://www.kom.e-technik.tu-darmstadt.de/acmmm99/>

Sponsored by ACM SIGMM,SIGCOMM,SIGGRAPH and SIGMIS In Cooperation With
SIGBIT, SIGCHI, SIGI and SIGOIS (tentative lists)


The seventh ACM Multimedia Conference (Multimedia 99) will be held at
Orlando, Florida, USA, from October 30 to November 4, 1999. The conference
provides an international forum for researchers, developers, educators,
artists, and practitioners of multimedia to present and explore
technological and artistic advances and innovations in the field. We
cordially invite your participation in this premier annual multimedia event
by submitting your work in all aspects of multimedia computing: from
underlying technologies to applications, from theory to practice, and
enterprise to home systems. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando in
November 1999 for what will be a most rewarding and exciting experience!
The conference hotel, Grosvenor Resort, is an official hotel of Walt Disney
World and is located on thirteen landscaped acres in Walt Disney World
Village across the street from Pleasure Island. Complementary transportation
to other Disney theme parks is available. Orlando and central Florida are
world-famous family-oriented recreation areas, and offer many multimedia and
cultural attractions.
TECHNICAL PROGRAM
The technical program will consist of invited talks and plenary sessions
with topics of general interest in three tracks for submitted papers:
* multimedia processing and coding, including multimedia content
analysis, content-based multimedia retrieval, audio/image/video processing,
compression, etc.
* multimedia system support and delivery, including networks,
Internet, operating systems, servers, QoS, databases, etc.
* multimedia tools, end-systems and applications, including hypermedia
systems, user interfaces, authoring, multi-modal interaction and
integration, multimedia education, etc.

Submissions covering other areas of multimedia computing and
systems are also welcome. The top 3 to 5 papers in each track
will be recommended for a special issue of ACM/Springer-Verlag
Multimedia Systems Journal. We particularly encourage
submissions from students, and the Best Student Paper will be
awarded a laptop computer, one of the latest models from
Hewlett-Packard. Papers should be no longer than 5000 words
(approximately 10 pages of text without figures at 12-point
font). All submissions should use a minimum of 10-point
typeface. We will also produce an electronic version of the
proceedings, and electronic components accompanying your
submission are required.

All papers must be submitted electronically. Details of the
submission procedure will be available on-line at the
conference web sites

(http://www.acm.org/sigmm/
<http://www.acm.org/sigmm/mm99> MM99
or
http://www.kom.e-technik.tu-darmstadt.de/acmmm99/
<http://www.kom.e-technik.tu-darmstadt.de/acmmm99/>


*****
ALL PAPER SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED no later than March 15, 1999.
*****

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> From: George Bebis <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: CFP: ICIIS'99, Int. Conf. Information, Intelligence & Systems, Washington, DC

First Call for Papers

IEEE International Conference on Information, Intelligence and Systems
(Symposia)

November 1-3, 1999
Washington, DC

Sponsored by :
IEEE Computer Society

In Cooperation with :
AAAI Society; SMC Society; NN Society; IAPR Society; ACM Society
PAMI TC; Virtual Intelligence TC; TAI Conference; BU-CIS Center,
TUCrete and UCrete

Conference includes tours to NIST or NASA and NIH or TIGR

http://iciis99.cs.unr.edu/

General Symposia Chair:
N.G.Bourbakis, BU, CIS & UC
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Phone:(607) 777-2165

[ This conference consists of several symposia. I have only included
the relevant one here. For further details, see their web site. -Atul ]

IEEE Symposium on IMAGE, SPEECH, NATURAL LANGUAGE SYSTEMS (ISNLS)

SOME TOPICS: Image (Coding, Compression, Encryption, Segmentation,
Enhancement, Restoration, Skeletonization, Analysis, Morphology, Databases,
Video, Pattern Recognition, OCR, Image Understanding & Interpretations,
Mathematical Methods); Speech (Coding, Compression, Processing, Analysis,
Synthesis, Recognition, Understanding); Natural Language (NL) Processing,
Computational Linguistics, Document Processing, NL Translation, NL
Understanding, Multimedia, etc.
Papers on the technical details of the commercial (e.g. , consumer
electronics) , scientific, and medical applications of the above are
encouraged.

Program Chairs: G. Bebis, U. Nevada, and S. Amer, USGS
Phone: (702) 784-6463 & (605) 594-6864
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Submit summary to:
George Bebis
Dept of Computer Science
University of Nevada
Reno, NV 89557


Information for Authors:

Please send four copies of a paper or an extended summary (3-6 pages)
describing the methodology and/or results by May 15, 1999 to the appropriate
Program Chair's address above. Notification of acceptance (please provide
email address or fax number) by June 30, 1999. Camera ready articles by
August 15, 1999.

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> From: Dietrich von Rosen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: CFP: Statistical Methods for Image Processing, Helsinki

STATISTICAL METHODS FOR IMAGE PROCESSING

A satellite Conference of the 52nd ISI Session in Helsinki
Sponsored by IAPR

(ISI = International Statistical Institute)

Aim: To stimulate contacts between people working in image analysis and
statisticians
When: August 6-9, 1999
Where: Uppsala, Sweden

Keynote speakers: Andrew Holmes, London
Anil Jain, Michigan
Kanti Mardia, Leeds
George Nagy, New York
Keith Worsley, Montreal

Conference proceeding: Special issue of Pattern Recognition Letters

Social programme: August 6, get together
August 7, walking tour through the old parts of Uppsala
August 8, conference dinner
August 9, a short guided tour in Stockholm
is planned. For those joining 52nd ISI session
in Helsinki we recommend the ferry boat from
Stockholm to Helsinki through the beautiful
archipelago of Stockholm. A common dinner is
arranged on board.

Important dates, Registration, Accomodation: Please visit the conference
homepage

***************************************************
* http://www.math.uu.se/~tomb/stat-im.html *
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If anything is unclear we are happy if we can help. Please use e-mail.
We are grateful if this info can be spread among collegues and friends.

Yours sincerely, Dietrich von Rosen (coordinator; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

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> Subject: CFP: ISSPIS, Int. Symp. on Signal Proc. and Intell. System, Guangzhou, P.R. China

First Call for Papers

1999 International Symposium on Signal Processing
and Intelligent System (ISSPIS)

Sponsored by: CAS of CIE and NSF of China

* Time: November 26-28, 1999)
* Location: Guangzhou, P.R. China

http://scut.edu.cn/~isspis99/

The 1999 International Symposium on Signal Processing and Intelligent
System will be held in Guangzhou city, China, November 26?C28 1999.
The symposium will be the 5th in the series of annual conferences
sponsored by the CAS of CIE in collaboration with IEEE CAS society.
It will include regular sessions on all aspects as well as special
sessions on specific advanced topics of SP and IS.

Papers presenting original work in all areas of SP and IS are invited.
Topics for regular sessions include, but not limited, to the following:

Adaptive signal processing Speech and image processing
Filter theory Wavelet
Computer Vision Virtual Reality
Pattern analysis and recognition System identification
Hardware & software Robot
Evolutionary algorithms Genetic algorithms
Fractals, chaos and neurodynamics Cognitive science
Neural networks Fuzzy and neural system
Knowledge acquisition and representation

Prospective authors are invited to submit one camera ready and three copies
of their manuscripts to the Technical Program Chair Prof. Gang Wei. Authors
should also indicate one or more of above areas that best describe the topics
of their papers and their preference on poster or lecture presentations in
the paper cover sheet. Submission of a paper implies a commitment to present
the paper, if accepted. Each paper should be of approximately four A4 pages
in length. Format details are on the reverse of this page.


*** Important Date: ***
Deadline for submission of photo-ready manuscripts: June. 1, 1999.
Notification of acceptance: August. 1, 1999.
Proposals for specialu| August 1, 1999.

Paper Submission:
Professor Gang Wei, School of Electronics and information,
South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, 510641, PRC

Proposals for Special Sessions Submission:
Professor Shuisheng Qiu, School of Electronics and information,
South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, 510641, PRC

*** Registration and Conference Fee ***
before September 1 After September 1
Students US$ 100 US$ 120
Non-students US$ 200 US$ 240

*** Conference Committee ***
General Co-Chairs
Prof. Zhenming Chai (Academia Sinica, China)
Prof. Yinglin Yu (South China Univ. Of Technology)
Prof. Wanchi Siu (Polytech Univ. Of Hongkong)

General Secretary
Dr. Lianwen Jin (South China Univ. of Tech., China)
Conference Secretariat
Dr. Jifeng Sun (South China Univ. of Technology, China)
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Any additional information or inquiries can be directed to the ISSPIS'99
Conference Secretariat.

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> From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Qiang Ji)
> Subject: CFP: Session on Statistical and Mathematical Theories for Computer Vision

Dear Colleague

We are writing to you to solicit your support for a technical
session we are organizing on the application of mathematical and
statistical theories to computer vision problems (see the attached
file for details) in the 1999 International Conference on Imaging
Science, Systems, and Technology to be held between June 28 - July 1,
1999 at Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. A call for paper
for the conference may be found at
http://www.cps.udayton.edu/~pan/cisst/cisst99

We would like to cordially invite you to submit a paper of about 4
pages to this session. All accepted papers will be published in the
conference proceedings. Certain selected papers will be considered for
publication in appropriate journals after the conference. Please send
your submissions to the following address before March 20, 1999.

Qiang Ji
Dept. of Computer Science
Mail Stop 171
Univ. of Nevada
Reno, NV 89557


Sincerely Yours,

Session co-organizers:
Qiang Ji
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Computer Science
UNR
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Robert M. Haralick
Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering
University of Washington
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Statistical and Mathematical Theories for Computer Vision

An image understanding (IU) algorithm infers the state of the
physical world from the inherently noisy and ambiguous images of
the world. To operate accurately and robustly, an IU algorithm
must be able to model, account for, and propagate uncertainties in a
systematic and consistent manner while using the most complete prior
information that is available. Even in the situation of conflicting
information, an IU algorithm should infer a consistent and correct
interpretation of a 3D scene. Moreover, the general ill-posed nature
of interpreting the scene from image data further complicates the
inference process.

These difficulties provide an ideal environment for the application of the
established theories in statistics and mathematics. In recent years,
we have witnessed a significant increase in the use of statistical and
mathematical theories to pose and solve computer vision problems
as optimization problems. The objectives of this session are :
1) to bring together researchers in computer vision, photogrammetry,
statistics, mathematics, and optimization theory to showcase the latest
developments in applying statistical, mathematical and optimization theories
to a wide range of computer vision problems; 2) to promote the rigorous
statistical and mathematical treatment of computer visions problems and
to emphasize the role of mathematics, statistics, and optimization
theory as a rigorous basis for computer vision; and 3) to promote
interaction and collaboration among researchers working in the fields of
computer vision, statistics, mathematics and optimization theory.

The scientific programme of the session will include invited papers
and contributed papers. Original papers are solicited on topics
including, but are not limited to:

Bayesian statistics
Statistical evaluation and validation of computer vision algorithms
Imaging error modeling, analysis, and propagation
Statistical object recognition
Statistical feature extraction
Statistical approaches for camera calibration, pose estimation,
motion estimation, feature matching, and 3D reconstruction.
Statistical image pattern recognition
Robust computer vision
Non-linear least squares
Optimization theory
Stochastic modeling and optimization
Statistical approaches for sensory fusion.

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> From: Bill Triggs <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: CFP: ICCV'99 Vision Algorithms Workshop, Greek Island of Corfu

- ICCV'99 Workshop: Call for Papers -
Vision Algorithms: Theory and Practice

http://www.inrialpes.fr/movi/people/Triggs/visalgs

Recent years have seen impressive theoretical advances in vision geometry,
for example mosaics, layers, shape and appearance based models, uncalibrated
vision, multi-view relations and invariants. These were motivated by
exciting potential applications like large-scale visual scene modelling,
flexible tracking and motion analysis, image and video databases, and
virtual studios, offices and schoolrooms. But in practical terms it is
unclear which of the new techniques will prove most useful. We still lack
reliable practical algorithms, even for well-studied basic tasks like scene
reconstruction. `Details' like model choice and parametrization,
initialization, numerical stability and efficiency, bias, outliers,
degeneracies and failure detection can all have a critical effect on overall
system automation, reliability, accuracy and efficiency.
Generality/complexity/precision must be carefully balanced against
simplicity/stability/speed.

The ICCV'99 Vision Algorithms Workshop aims to bring together researchers
interested in designing well engineered algorithms for any of the basic
tasks of geometric vision, including but not limited to:
* Visual reconstruction, scene representation
* Image synthesis, mosaics, layers
* Flexible shape models
* Image & video databases (geometric aspects)
* Feature extraction & correspondence
* Tracking, optical flow, motion analysis
* Segmentation, scene analysis
* Multi-camera geometry, pose, (auto)calibration

Papers should focus on the interplay between theoretical foundations and
practical algorithms. In particular, we would like to take stock of the
recent wave of work on geometric and statistical approaches to vision, and
to ask what impact this has (or should have) had on practical algorithms for
real-world vision problems. Concrete (quantitative, comparative...) results
should be presented. Possible themes include:
* Problem modelling and parametrization
* Algorithm design, data structures
* Numerical accuracy, stability, efficiency
* Simplified/pragmatic vs. general/optimal models
* Model selection/estimation, multiple models, mixtures
* Robustification, bias reduction
* Self-initialization, local minima
* Failure detection/recovery, critical motions, degeneracies
* Large or ill-conditioned problems
* Image sampling, subpixel, super-resolution
* Theoretical/empirical performance evaluation/comparison

The workshop is associated with the 7th IEEE International Conference on
Computer Vision, ICCV'99. It will take place immediately before the main
conference on Tuesday 21 and the morning of Wednesday 22 September 1999, in
the main ballroom of the conference hotel -- the Corfu Holiday Palace on the
beautiful Greek island of Kerkyra (Corfu).

The programme will contain a single track of around 25-30 oral presentations
of original, high quality research papers, and will end with a short panel
session and open discussion. The proceedings will be published in Springer
Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Timetable
Submissions: 7 June 1999
Notification of acceptance: 10 August 1999
Abstracts for pre-proceedings: 1 September 1999
Workshop: 21-22 September 1999
Papers for final proceedings: 1 November 1999

The submission deadline is Monday 7 June 1999 -- one week after ICCV
acceptance decisions come out. Submissions can be anything from extended
abstracts of 3 or more pages to full papers in Springer LNCS or ICCV
submission format (15 pages maximum, in single spaced 12 point font). All
submissions will be anonymously reviewed by 3 reviewers. If an extended
abstract is submitted, it should describe the scope and contents of the
final paper very clearly. To speed up the review process, submissions should
be made electronically if possible. Full instructions will be placed on the
workshop web site later.

Pre-proceedings: At the workshop we will distribute a booklet containing
revised extended abstracts of all accepted papers. The deadline for
contributions to this is Wednesday 1 September 1999.

Final Proceedings: Final versions of full papers for the official
proceedings should be submitted by Monday 1 November 1999. The proceedings
will appear in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science in spring, 2000.

Organizers
Bill Triggs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Richard Szeliski This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Andrew Zisserman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

[ Program committee omited for brevity. -Atul ]

Sponsor

INRIA - The French National Institute for Computer Science and Control

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> From: "Henry S. Baird" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: CFP: Workshop on Perf. Evaluation Issues in Multilingual OCR, Bangalore, India

Dear Colleague,

Please consider joining us for an intensive one-day workshop
on Multilingual OCR, to be held the day before ICDAR'99 in
Bangalore, India, this Fall.

NOTE: the submission deadline is March 30.

All the best,

-- Henry Baird and Tapas Kanungo February 19, 1999

* * * SECOND CALL FOR PARTICIPATION * * *

International Workshop on
Performance Evaluation Issues in Multilingual OCR

Sunday, September 19, 1999 (just before ICDAR'99)
Bangalore, India

WORKSHOP CHAIRS
Tapas KANUNGO University of Maryland, College Park, MD USA
Henry S. BAIRD Xerox PARC, Palo Alto, CA USA

[ Organizing committee omited for brevity. -Atul]

TECHNICAL FOCUS

This workshop will explore evaluation methodologies for multilingual OCR
systems. By `multilingual' we mean to include systems that are capable
of reading more than one language in the same document, as well as
one-language-per-document systems that can be easily retargeted to new
languages. We hope to bring together researchers from many countries to
discuss these and related questions:
-- What methodologies should be used to evaluate multilingual OCR systems?
How do we compare accuracies across languages?
-- What ground-truthed data sets are now available in various languages?
What kind of datasets need to be collected? How is this to be
achieved? Which organizations might be willing to support such an
effort?
-- What multilingual OCR evaluation tools and error visualization tools
are available or should be developed?
-- What OCR evaluation methods and metrics will be useful for OCR-based
machine translation and cross-language information retrieval?
-- What are the most pressing open research problems, promising dissertation
topics, etc?

WORKSHOP FORMAT

This will be a one-day workshop for a maximum of 70 participants.
Each participant will submit an extended abstract which will be distributed
at the Workshop. All participants are expected to contribute to the
discussions.

At the outset of the workshop, three volunteers will present brief, informal
summaries of the i) methodologies, ii) corpora, and iii) tools mentioned in
the submitted abstracts. Then we will split up into three working groups,
focused on these topics, and proceed to discuss key issues, attempt to resolve
questions, compile lists of resources, and draw up recommendations. Finally,
in a plenary session, representatives of each group will present their
recommendations and invite general discussion. There will be several
opportunities for informal discussion and socializing.

After the workshop, the organizing committee will compile a Workshop Summary,
based on the working group notes, and make it available on the Web. It is
hoped that the workshop will stimulate cooperative follow-on activities
that will accelerate the pace of research in multilingual document image
analysis.

EXTENDED ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Each potential participant or group of participants should submit an extended
abstract, electronically via E-mail (in plain ASCII), no later than March 30,
1999 to:
Tapas Kanungo
Center for Automation Research
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
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The abstract should include the name, address, telephone, fax, and email
address of the author(s). It should ordinarily be limited to six printed
pages including references (no figures, please). Longer submissions
may be admitted in special cases, e.g. for catalogues of resources.
Accepted abstracts will be distributed at the Workshop and posted
on the Workshop website.

WORKSHOP WEBSITE
http://www.cfar.umd.edu/~kanungo/workshop/mlocr.html

For particulars about local arrangements and an estimate of the
registration fee, please check the website in early March.

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> From: Ales Leonardis <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: CFP: Confluence of Computer Vision and Computer Graphics, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Call for Participation

NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on
Confluence of Computer Vision and Computer Graphics
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 29-31 August 1999, Ljubljana.

Sponsored by:
NATO Scientific & Environmental Affairs Division:
High Technology Priority Area

Co-directors:
Ruzena Bajcsy Ales Leonardis
University of Pennsylvania University of Ljubljana
USA Slovenia

MOTIVATION AND SCOPE OF THE NATO ARW

The motivation for this three-day workshop comes from the realization
of the recent synergistic trends in Visual Sciences and Computer and
Communication technologies.

This NATO ARW aims to bring together the scientists and technologists
from the fields of Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, and Multimedia
Communication, who work on the problems which require integration of
knowledge and methods from the respective fields (e.g., building
realistic models of objects and environments, augmented reality,
interactive computer graphics, virtual studios, etc.), to critically
review the current state of the art and to propose further steps for
advancement and integration of these fields.

The results of the Advanced Research Workshop will be published in the
form of a book in the NATO ASI Series.

APPLICATIONS FOR PARTICIPATION

Participation in the Advanced Research Workshop will be by invitation
only. Participants should be from NATO, NATO Partner, and Mediterranean
Dialogue countries.

Scientists and researchers working in the fields related to the ARW, who
wish to participate at the workshop are invited to send an application
consisting of
- a one page CV,
- a list of up to 5 selected references related to the topic of the ARW,
- a position statement (up to one page), and
- a 8-12 page draft of the proposed contribution.

The application should be send to the following address:
Ales Leonardis, Faculty of Computer and Information Science
University of Ljubljana, Trzaska c. 25, SI-1001 Ljubljana Slovenia
and should reach us not later than APRIL 15, 1999.

The organizing committee will then make a selection based on the
scientific qualifications and potential contributions, and in
accordance with the NATO rules regarding a balanced distribution
of participants between NATO and Partner countries.

Selected participants may be eligible for partial financial support
of living expenses from the NATO grant if they are unable to find full
support from other sources.

Please do not hesitate contacting us for more information
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The latest information is also available on the
web page: http://razor.fer.uni-lj.si/~alesl/nato/nato.html

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> From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Marcel Worring)
> Subject: CFP: DLIA99, Document Layout Interpretation & Applications, Bangalore, India

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Document Layout Interpretation and its Applications (DLIA99)
September 18, 1999 (before ICDAR99)

Bangalore, India

www.wins.uva.nl/events/dlia99

WORKSHOP CHAIRS:

Thomas BREUEL, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, USA
Marcel WORRING, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

[ Organizing committee omited for brevity. --Atul ]

TECHNICAL FOCUS:

The workshop will explore document layout interpretation and its
application in document conversion to structured formats (SGML,
MS Word, etc.), genre recognition, document databases and retrieval, and
automatic hypertext creation. The aim of the workshop is to bring
together researchers in document layout analysis and groups developing
systems that apply document layout interpretation. We want to
identify limitations of current systems and state-of-the-art research,
and explore the needs of users and applications.

We invite contributions from individuals or groups working in
the following areas:

-- Layout analysis and page segmentation based either on
general layout principles, document-specific grammars
or models, or application specific constraints.

-- Methods and systems that take advantage of document
layout information for conversion to structured
formats, hypertext creation, document management,
and document databases.

-- Acquisition of document models and parameter settings
using techniques from statistics or machine learning.

-- Creation of resources available to the document layout
interpretation community (databases for training and
evaluation, representations/interchange formats,
available software).

WORKSHOP FORMAT:

This will be a one-day workshop for a maximum of about 50 participants.
Each participant will submit an extended abstract. All participants
are expected to contribute to the discussions.
Abstracts will be published before the workshop. At the
beginning of the workshop, participants will present summaries
of current work, needs, and open problems. Then, we will split
up into several discussion groups. The afternoon session will
consist of a summary of results from the morning session, followed
by additional group discussions, and a plenary session at the
end of the day.
After the workshop, the organizing committee will compile a Workshop
Summary, based on the working group notes, and make it available on the
Web.
It is hoped that the workshop will stimulate cooperative follow-on
activities
that will accelerate the pace of research in document layout interpretation

and its applications.

EXTENDED ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:

Each potential participant or group of participants should submit an
extended abstract which should arrive no later than March 15, 1999.
Abstracts may be submitted in one of the following forms:

-- PDF or plain ASCII through the Web at
http://www.wins.uva.nl/events/dlia99

-- Plain ASCII, by sending E-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

-- In paper form (least preferred), by sending mail to
DLIA 99
WINS-UVA
Kruislaan 403, 1098 SJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

The length should be limited to four printed pages including references.
The first page should include the name, address,
telephone, fax, and email address of the corresponding author and
possible co-authors.

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> From: Adrian Hilton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: CFP: ICCV'99 Workshop on Modelling People (mPeople), Corfu, Greece

1st CALL FOR PAPERS
International Conference of Computer Vision 1999
Workshop on MODELLING PEOPLE (mPeople)

http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Research/VSSP/mPeople

Monday 20th September 1999
Corfu, Greece

Deadline for submission: 14th May 1999

The Modelling People Workshop (mPeople) will be held on the first day of
ICCV'99 preceding the main conference events. Paper submissions are
invited on all aspects of visual capture and modelling of a persons
shape, appearance, movement, behaviour and interaction.

Modelling people is an area which has attracted considerable interest
in both the computer vision and graphics communities. The aim of this
workshop is to provide a focus for computer vision research into the
modelling and understanding of people and their motion. The intention
is to bring together leading vision and graphics researchers to assess
the current state-of-the-art, identify known problems and generate ideas
for future progress towards automatic vision based modelling and
interpretation of people.

We invite manuscript submissions on the following topics:
* Capturing whole-body shape and appearance
* Photo-realistic 3D modelling of people
* Accurate anthropometric modelling and measurement
* Capture of whole-body kinematic structure
* Human motion capture
* Human motion synthesis and retargeting of motion capture
* Behaviour interpretation
* Interactive visual interfaces
* Virtual humans and avatars
* Humanoid Animation
* Physics-based modelling of skin and clothing
* Applications of human modelling

Twelve papers will be selected by peer review for presentation
at the workshop.

Organising Committee

Workshop Co-Chairs

Adrian Hilton University of Surrey, UK (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Pascal Fua EPFL, Switzerland

[ Program committee omited for brevity. -Atul ]

Paper Submission

Submission of papers: 14th May 1999
Notification of acceptance: 1st July 1999
Submission of camera ready paper: 16th July 1999
Workshop: 20th September 1999

Papers are solicited of original research on any aspect of modelling
people including but not limited to the topics suggested above.
Submission should be 8 pages in 2-column format (style files available
from web site). Submitted papers will be reviewed by three reviewers.
It is anticipated that 12 papers will be selected for presentation.
Accepted papers will be published as a book proceedings. Selected papers
will be published in extended form in a special journal issue.

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> From: Andrea Fusiello <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: CFP: Young Scientists Forum at ICIAP'99

I am glad to inform you that the deadline for paper submission to the
Young Scientists Forum, hosted by The International Conference on
Image Analysis and Processing (ICIAP'99), has been extended to 30/3/99.
For more information, please visit the YSF home page at
http://www.dimi.uniud.it/~iciap99/ysf.html

Best regards.

Andrea Fusiello

Andrea Fusiello
Dip. di Matematica e Informatica e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Universita' di Udine phone: +39 0432 558455
Via delle Scienze 206 fax: +39 0432 558499
I-33100 Udine, Italy http://www.dimi.uniud.it/~fusiello/

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> From: Dmitry Chetverikov <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: CFP: FSPIPA99, Fundamental Structural Properties in Image & Pattern Analysis, Budapest

*LAST CALL FOR PAPERS*

FUNDAMENTAL STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES IN IMAGE AND PATTERN ANALYSIS
FSPIPA'99

International workshop

organised by Computer and Automation Research Institute,

Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI)

Budapest, Hungary, 6-8 September, 1999

Homepage: http://visual.ipan.sztaki.hu/FSPIPA99


FSPIPA'99 addresses major problems and results related to the role of
symmetry, self-similarity, anisotropy, regularity and structural
complexity in computer vision and human perception. The workshop is
planned as a highly professional, friendly and low-cost event with
participation limited to maximum 50 persons.

FSPIPA'99 is held in conjunction with the 8th International Conference
on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (CAIP'99), Ljubljana,
Slovenia. (http://razor.fer.uni-lj.si/CAIP99/).


Deadlines:

Submission of draft paper: 15 March, 1999
Preliminary registration: 15 March, 1999

Workshop co-organisers:

Dmitry Chetverikov
MTA SZTAKI Budapest, Kende u. 13-17, 1111 Hungary.
Tel: (+36-1) 209-6510, Fax: (+36-1) 466-7503
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tamas Sziranyi
MTA SZTAKI Budapest, Lagymanyosi u. 11, 1111 Hungary.
Tel: (+36-1) 209-5265, Fax: (+36-1) 466-7503
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FSPIPA'99 is jointly organised by Analogical and Neural Computing
Systems Laboratory of MTA SZTAKI and Image and Pattern Analysis Group
of MTA SZTAKI.

FSPIPA'99 is supported by International Association for Pattern
Recognition, Hungarian Acedemy of Sciences, Hungarian Association for
Image Analysis and Pattern Recognition, and European Research
Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (approval pending)

Submission

Authors wishing to present a paper at the workshop should mail four
copies of their draft paper to one of the co-organisers. The length
of a contribution should be 4 to 6 pages. The first page should
contain title, author's name, affiliation and address, telephone, fax
and e-mail, abstract of max. 100 words, and up to three keywords.

Electronic submission of a compressed PostScript or PDF paper is also
allowed. See the workshop homepage for instructions or just send the
file by email, as attachment, to one of the co-organisers.

Preliminary Registration

The prospective participants are encouraged to electronically submit a
completed preliminary registration form. See the workshop homepage
for instructions.

Venue

The workshop will be held at the Computer and Automation Research
Institute (MTA SZTAKI) in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. MTA SZTAKI
is a leading research institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
situated close to the historical centre of the Pearl of the
Danube. Accommodation in nearby hotels will be offered at reasonable
price.

Invited Talks

Tony Lindeberg:
Automatic Scale Selection for Interpreting the Visual World

Hagit Zabrodsky Hel-Or:
Quantitative Analysis of Continuous Symmetry in Shapes and Objects

Dietmar Saupe:
>From Statistical Self-Similarity in Natural Images to Fractal Image Encoding
(to be confirmed)

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> From: Heng-Da Cheng <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: CFP: CVPRIP2000, Atlantic City

CALL FOR PAPER (CVPRIP2000)

International Conference on Computer Vision, Pattern
Recognition & Image Processing

In conjunction with

Fifth Joint Conference On Information Sciences (JCIS2000)


CVPRIP2000 is dedicated to the advances in algorithms, architectures and
applications of CVPRIP.


Submission: Authors are invited to submit summaries of the original
contribution to the algorithms, architectures and
applications to CVPRIP.

Deadline: Sept. 1, 1999 for paper summaries.

Please visit (http://www.cs.usu.edu/Conferences/CVPRIP2000) for details.

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> From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
> Subject: CFP: Special Issue, J. Pattern Recognition: Shape for Image Databases

"Shape Representation and Similarity for Image Databases",

Call for Papers:
Special Issue of Pattern Recognition on

"Shape Representation and Similarity for Image Databases"

The recent increased use of image and multimedia databases has motivated
research in developing and applying shape similarity measures. In a
sense this continues the long history of work in both shape
representation and similarity. However, since in image databases the
object classes are generally unknown a priori, a global, non-parametric
shape representation is often necessary. By this we mean approaches in
which the entire object shape is described uniformly in accord with our
visual perception. Such a representation should permit the
differentiation of perceptually similar objects that are not
mathematically identical. This involves the use of shape representation
based on visual parts, multiscale contour approximations, Hausdorff
distances, skeleton based representations, curvature scale spaces,
reaction-diffusion spaces, and deformable shapes.

Methods based on vectors of shape parameters like area, perimeter,
elongation (major axis / minor axis), etc. are excluded. Vectors of
shape parameters may be very useful for shape classification, but not as
a basis for shape similarity measures, since in order to recognize
common shapes, hundreds of parameters must be represented explicitly,
and most of these parameters are probably unknown. Such a
representation also excludes parametric methods that describe certain
object classes, e.g., B-spline surface patches of car prototypes, since
they require explicit assumptions about the category of objects to be
represented.

We seek papers on global, non-parametric shape representations and shape
similarity measures that are useful tools for retrieval of similar
objects in image data bases and for other tasks related to image
indexing, e.g., finding repeated patterns and symmetry groups. Papers
on comparison and analysis of different approaches with respect to shape
related tasks in image databases are also welcome. For example, what
representations are most functional for a system that needs to reason
about shape, find similar shapes fast under a given set of allowable
transformations, or determine whether a given shape satisfies a set of
user-related queries.

Please submit five copies of a manuscript to one of the guest editors.
The deadline for submission is June 30, 1999.

Guest Editors:
Ari Gross, Department of Computer Science
Queens College, Flushing, NY 11367, USA
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Longin Jan Lateckim, Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Hamburg, Bundesstr. 55, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Robert Melter, Department of Mathematics
Long Island University, Southampton, NY 11968, USA
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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> From: ICASSP-99 Conference Account <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: Call for Participation: ICASSP-99, Arizona, USA

*** FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT ***

1999 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech,
and Signal Processing (ICASSP)

March 15-19, 1999, Civic Plaza - Phoenix, Arizona, USA

FINAL TECHNICAL PROGRAM on http://icassp99.asu.edu

Dear colleagues and friends:

A PDF file for the ICASSP-99 FINAL PROGRAM can be downloaded from our web
site (http://icassp99.asu.edu). Instructions for getting from the Phoenix
airport to the conference site are also available on our web page.

We hope to see you here in Phoenix next week for an exciting ICASSP
technical and social program. Our weather has been fantastic the past few
days, and we expect it to be great for the conference next week.

Our sincere apologies for duplicates of this message. This will be the
last email announcement regarding ICASSP-99.

Sincerely yours,

Andreas Spanias and Douglas Cochran
Conference Co-Chairs

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> From: Chris McGlone <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: Call for Participation: 3D Geospatial Data Production, Paris, France

Working Group II/6 of the International Society for
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) invites you to participate
in a workshop on "3D Geospatial Data Production: Meeting Application
Requirements," on April 7-9, 1999. The meeting is organized
in cooperation with the Societe Francaise de Photogrammetrie et de
Teledetection (SFPT) and the Institut Geographique National (IGN),
and will be hosted by the Institute Geographique National in
Paris, France. The workshop is organized around 16 selected papers
in the areas of cartographic feature extraction (buildings and roads),
generation of 3D urban models from non-traditional sources (maps and
terrestrial imagery), and commercial systems for automated mapping.
Each session will have papers dealing with evaluation methods and
metrics for various aspects of automated cartographic data production.
In keeping with the workshop atmosphere, three
panel sessions are planned in the areas of Research Evaluation,
Government Evaluation Requirements, and Research Community Metrics.
Nearly an entire day over the three day program is devoted to
panels and informal discussions. We believe that this will make
the workshop very useful to decision makers as well as research
community members. Finally, a tour of the IGN BD-TOPO production
facility is planned, as well as a reception at IGN the first evening.
Proceedings containing presented papers will be published in
the Bulletin of the Societe Francaise de Photogrammetrie et de
Teledetection. However, no formal paper or presentations are required
for your participation, just a willingness to contribute to the discussions.
The workshop program, registration information, hotel information
and further details can be obtained from the workshop web page,
http://www.ign.fr/sfpt/manifestations/paris_99_us.html, or from
the Working Group web page at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~MAPSLAB/isprs.html.

We would very much like to have you join us in Paris for this very
topical and timely meeting.

Sincerely,
Ghislaine Bordes, IGN, Workshop Secretary
Olivier Jamet, IGN, Working Group II/6 Co-chair
David M. McKeown, Carnegie Mellon, Working Group II/6 Co-chair
J. Chris McGlone, Carnegie Mellon, Working Group II/6 Secretary

Program committee:
Ghislaine Bordes - IGN,- France Patrice Bueso - IGN - France
Grard Giraudon - INRIA - France Michel Kasser - SFPT - France
Herv Le Men - IGN - France George Lukes - DARPA - U.S.A.
Henri Matre - ENST - France Chris McGlone - CMU - U.S.A.
Guy Rckebush - SYSECA - France Seth Teller - MIT - U.S.A.

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> From: SCIA-1999 hw <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: Call for Participation: SCIA'99, Scandinavian Conf. on Image Processing, Greenland

Dear colleague,

http://www.diku.dk/scia99

is now updated with the final list of accepted papers,
travel information and registration/booking forms for:

SCIA'99: The 11th Scandinavian Conference on Image Analysis
in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland on 7-11 June, 1999.

There is also information on a pre-conference workshop/tutorial
and several suggestions for pre- and post-conference tours.

It is wise to book early...

Yours sincerely,

Bjarne Ersboell (chair), SCIA'99

Ps: If you do not have access to the WEB-page then send an
e-mail back to me and we will send travel information
and registration forms to you by ordinary mail.

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> From: Robert Laurini <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: Call for Participation: Venice 21st Urban Data Mngmt Symposium

The 21st Urban Data Management Symposium will be held in Venice, Italy.

21st - 23rd of April, 1999

For details regarding the program and registration, please have a look to

http://www.geo.tudelft.nl/UDMS/program/

For all matters regarding UDM Society, please refer to

http://www.udms.net

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> From: Carlo Colombo (tel 460) <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: Call for Participation: ICMCS'99, IEEE Multimedia Computing and Systems

******** IEEE ICMCS'99: INVITATION TO ATTEND ********

Dear colleague,

this is to invite you to attend the 1999 edition of the
IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems
(ICMCS'99), to be held in Florence, Italy, on 7-11 June 1999.
We believe it very important for the success of the Conference that
a distinguished researcher in Multimedia like you be present at ICMCS'99:
this is in fact one of the most important forums where to discuss
experiences, trends and opportunities for Multimedia.
You can find detailed information about Conference program
and registration at the page
http://www.dsi.unifi.it/~icmcs99/.

This year, ICMCS presents a scientific program of great interest
and quality, including:

* Six special sessions (for invitation only) focussing on key
Multimedia subjects - including presentations and discussions
on the current state-of-the-art and future trends - with talks
given by respectful scientists in the fields;
* 41 oral sessions (with 145 contributions) and six poster sessions
(with 170 contributions) for a total of 315 contributions from
some of the most distinguished labs in the world;
* 19 tutorials - given by renowned researchers - addressing the
hottest topics of Multimedia technology;
* Over 30 live exhibitions and demos of working Multimedia research
prototypes and commercial products;
* A special day devoted to European Community projects in the area
of Multimedia computing and systems;
* A plenary lecture on "Digital Technologies and the Movies", given
by Dr. C. Rouet, Lucas Digital, CA.

The social program will offer a welcome dinner and a gala dinner in
two of the most beautiful sites of wonderful Florence.

I remind you that the deadline for advance registration
at ICMCS'99 is
12 MARCH 1999:
do not miss this opportunity!

Looking forward to seeing you in Florence,

cari saluti,

Alberto Del Bimbo
IEEE ICMCS'99 General Chair

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> From: pattern recognition <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: Book announcement: Pattern Recognition

NEW TEXTBOOK ON PATTERN RECOGNITION

Title: PATTERN RECOGNITION

Authors: SERGIOS THEODORIDIS
KONSTANTINOS KOUTROUBAS

Publisher: ACADEMIC PRESS

Pattern recognition is becoming increasingly important in
the age of automation and information handling and retrieval.
This book provides the most comprehensive treatment available
of pattern recognition, from the engineering perspective.
Developed through more than ten years of teaching experience.
PATTERN RECOGNITION is appropriate for both advanced
engineering students and practicing engineers.

Coverage Includes:

* Feature generation, including features based on Wavelet
Transforms and Fractals
* Feature selection techniques
* Design of linear and non-linear classifiers, including
Bayesian, Multilayer Perceptrons, and RBF networks
* Context-dependent classification, including Dynamic
Programming and Hidden Markov Modeling techniques
* Classical approaches, as well as more recent developments
in clustering algorithms, such as fuzzy, possibilistic,
morphological, genetic, and annealing techniques
* Coverage of numerous, diverse applications, including
Image Analysis, Character Recognition, Medical Diagnosis,
Speech Recognition and Channel Equalization
* Numerous computer simulation examples, supporting the
methods given in the book, available via the Web

For more information you can visit the following Web page:


http://www.di.uoa.gr/~stpatrec

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Hope you are working on your submissions to GREC'99.

Best wishes.

Your TC10 chairman,
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Bell Atlantic Network Sytems, Fax: (914)644-2561
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White Plains, NY 10604, USA

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