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Newsletter 55, March 1998



TC10 News #55

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CFP: DAS'98, Nagano, Japan, deadline extention
CFP: SPIE Electronic Imaging '99, San Jose, CA, USA
CFP: ICVGIP'98, New Delhi, India (Last Date Extended)
CFP: Workshop on Perceptual User Interfaces, San Francisco, CA, USA
CFP: AVBPA'99, Washington, DC
CFP: In Memoriam "Prof Pierre Devijver", Brussels, Belgium
CFP: IEEE Multimedia Systems '99, Firenze, Italy
CFP: VISUAL99 - Visual Information Systems, Firenze, Italy
CFP: ICASSP-99, Phoenix, AZ, USA

CFP: IJDAR, International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition
CFP: CVIU Special Issue on Analysis of Volumetric Images
CFP: Facial Information Processing, A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals for CVPR 99

Call for Participation: SSPR'98 & SPR'98, Sydney, Australia
Call for Participation: ECDL98, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Call for Participation: ICIP98 Panel on Image Processing: Past, Present, & Future, Chicago, USA
Call for Participation: Empirical Evaluation of CV Algorithms, Santa Barbara
Call for Participation: WBIA '98, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Call for Participation: BMVA Meeting - The Visual Guidance of Robots

Announcement: PAA Journal Papers
Announcement: Video Compression Shortcourse, Portland, Oregon, USA


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Dear TC10 members and friends,

Welcome to issue #55 of TC10 News.

There are plenty of CFP's in this issue. But first, some news about
the Third IAPR Workshop on Graphics Recognition (GREC'99). We just
obtained official IAPR sponsorship for this workshop. GREC'99 will be
held in Jaipur, India, in late September, 1999, immediately following
the ICDAR conference in Bangalore, India. In a few days, I will send
out the first CFP for GREC'99. Preliminary information about the
workshop is available at

http://www.iapr-tc10.or.kr/GREC99/

As at the previous workshops, we should have a graphics recognition
contest at GREC'99. If anyone is interested in organizing the contest,
please let me know ASAP. The contest could be in any area of graphics
recognition. The topic should have a broad enough appeal to attract
several participants.

The post-GREC'97 book is now out. I would welcome any comments,
suggestions, or criticism.

TC10 News is available on-line at the following URL. Back issues are
also archived at this URL.

http://www.iapr-tc10.or.kr/TC10-News/
Now to the regular CFP's and announcements.

-Atul

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From: NAKANO Yasuaki <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
Subject: CFP: DAS'98, Nagano, Japan, deadline extention

By the confusion of the information in different files, some
authors have believed the deadline as June 30. To include
their papers into the review process, we have officially extended
the deadline of DAS'98 by June 30, 1998.

Please encourage your colleagues and acquaintances to submit
papers by the updated deadline, if they have materials meeting
the scope of the Workshop.

Best regards,

Co-Chair, DAS'98

Seong-Whan Lee
Image Processing Laboratory
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
Korea University
Anam-dong, Seongbuk-ku, Seoul 136-701, Korea
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Yasuaki Nakano
Shinshu University
500 Wakasato, Nagano, 380-8553 JAPAN
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[ For more information, visit the DAS'98 web site at
http://www.korea.ac.kr/DAS98/

--AKC ]

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Subject: CFP: SPIE Electronic Imaging '99, San Jose, CA, USA

Electronic Imaging '99 Abstract Due Date

Abstract Due Date: 29 June 1998
Abstract Due Date for onsite proceedings: 15 June 1998

IS&T/SPIE's 11th Annual Symposium
Electronic Imaging '99
Science and Technology
San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, California USA
23 to 29 January 1999

Part of Photonics West '99

NOTE: If you have already contacted our office
or have already sent your abstract, please
disregard this notice.

For your convenience the EI99 Call for Papers
is also available online:
http://www.spie.org/info/pw/

Submit your abstract on the Web:
http://www.spie.org/forms/ei99_submission_form.html

Don't miss this unique opportunity to present your results
to your colleagues engaged in the full spectrum of electronic
imaging research and development. Be part of an exchange
of theoretical, practical, and applications information across
the gamut of electronic imaging topics.

Abstracts are 250 words maximum. Include author name(s) and
complete contact information--mailing, fax, e-mail, phone.

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: www.spie.org/info/pw/
Phone: 1 360 676-3290

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From: "ICVGIP'98" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
Subject: CFP: ICVGIP'98, New Delhi, India (Last Date Extended)

ICVGIP'98 Conference Announcement
Final Call for papers

Indian Conference on
Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing

December 21-23, 1998
New Delhi.

General Co-Chairs:
K. K. Biswas (IIT, Delhi)
Narendra Ahuja (UIUC)

Program Chairs:
Santanu Chaudhury (IIT, Delhi)
Shree K. Nayar (Columbia University, NY)

Organizing Committee Chair:
R. Bahl (IIT, Delhi)

Programme Committee :

Ramakant Nevatia (Univ of Southern California)
P. Anandan (Microsoft)
Vic Nalwa (Lucent)
Anil Jain (Michigan State University)
Ramesh Jain (UCSD)
Baba Vemuri (Univ of Florida, Gainsville)
Rama Chellappa (UMD)
Jitendra Malik (Univ of California, Berkeley)
Sudeep Sarkar (Univ South Florida, Tampa)
Rangachar Kasturi (Penn State Univ)
Sameer Singh (Plymouth UK)
Prabir Bhattacharya(Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Sankar K. Pal (ISI Calcutta)
Biswanath N. Chatterjee(IIT Kharagpur)
Amitabha Mukerjee (IIT Kanpur)
B.B. Chaudhuri (ISI Calcutta)
Subhasis Chaudhuri(IIT Bombay)
U.B. Desai(IIT Bombay)
B. Yegnanarayana(IIT Madras)
Sukhendu Das(IIT Madras)
Jayanta Mukerjee(IIT Kharagpur)
Subhashis Banerjee(IIT Delhi)
Prem K. Kalra(IIT Delhi)

The Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing
is being started as a forum for exchange of ideas among researchers
and for promoting future research in these and allied areas.
The first conference in this series is being organized in New Delhi
by IIT, Delhi. The conference will feature presentations of reviewed
papers in single track, posters and several invited talks.
There will also be sessions where participants (especially from the
industry and national research laboratories) can present their work,
exchange ideas and receive feedback.

INVITED TALKS

The following have agreed to deliver invited talks:
Jim Kajiya
Olivier Faugeras
Katsushi Ikeuchi
Sankar K. Pal
Chandrajit Bajaj

SCOPE

Authors interested in presenting their work are invited to submit
complete papers, typically, but not exclusively, in the areas:

Sensors,Segmentation, Grouping
Physics-based Vision
Low-level Image Processing, Processing of Satellite data
Texture Analysis
Camera Calibration
Stereo and Multiple-Views Geometry, Un-calibrated vision
Motion Analysis and Structure from Motion
Integration of Modules and Cues
Shape and Object Representation
Geometric Invariants for Computer Vision
Object Recognition
Learning in Computer Vision
Knowledge based Image Understanding
Active and Real-Time Vision
Content-based image retrieval
Video Data Proceesing
Multi-Sensor Image Analysis
Spatial Reasoning
Computer Graphics - Synthesis, Modeling, Rendering and Animation
Visualization
Virtual Reality, Applications
Pattern Analysis, Fuzzy and Neural methods
Document Image Processing
Medical Image Analysis


It is expected that if the submission is accepted, then one
of the authors will attend the conference and present the work.

SUBMISSION

Submission is restricted to 15-page complete papers (A4 size,
double spaced, 12 pt.) including figures and references.
All papers should include full name and affiliation
of each author, mailing address, e-mail address (if available),
an abstract (200 words) and a short list of key words.
The work described in the submission should not have already
been published elsewhere.

PROCEEDINGS

The proceedings of the conference will be published, and will include
accepted papers, posters and papers contributed by the invited speakers.



IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for Submission: 30 June 1998
Notification to Authors : 1 September 1998
Camera Ready Copy due: 1 October 1998


ADDRESS

Authors should send FOUR copies of their paper to:


K. K. Biswas
ICVGIP'98
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
Hauz Khas
New Delhi, 110016, INDIA


E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Home page: http://www.iitd.ernet.in/~icvgip


REGISTRATION FEES

Delegates from Abroad: US $ 125
Student Delegates from Abroad: US $ 75

Delegates from India:
Industry: Rs 5000
R & D Organizations: Rs 2000
Students: Rs 500


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Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing

ICVGIP'98 Secretariat,
c/o Prof. K. K. Biswas,
Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology,
Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110 016
INDIA

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From: Matthew Turk [mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
Subject: CFP: Workshop on Perceptual User Interfaces, San Francisco, CA, USA

Announcement and Call for Participation

1998 Workshop on Perceptual User Interfaces (PUI'98)
November 5-6, 1998
San Francisco, CA
http://research.microsoft.com/PUIWorkshop

Last October, the first Workshop on Perceptual User Interfaces (PUI'97) was
held in Banff, Canada. This meeting began a dialog which will continue this
year with the 1998 Workshop on Perceptual User Interfaces (PUI'98), to be
held at the Mark Hopkins Inter-Continental Hotel in San Francisco,
California. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together researchers
from academia and industry with common interests in making human-computer
interaction more natural and compelling by integrating perceptual
capabilities into the user interface.

The two-day workshop will be structured to facilitate a high degree of
interaction. There will be oral and poster presentations of current
research, invited talks, focused discussion or break-out sessions, panel
discussions, and open discussion time. The meeting directly follows the ACM
UIST'98 conference, to be held at a nearby hotel.

Topics of interest include speech and sound recognition, vision-based
interfaces, haptics, multimodal interfaces, learning and user modeling,
cognitive studies, integrating multiple sources of information, and systems
issues associated with perceptual user interfaces.

There are three categories of submissions, due by July 10, 1998:
(1) FULL PAPER describing original research in areas related to
perceptual user interfaces. Accepted papers will be presented orally at the
workshop.
(2) RESEARCH NOTE describing ongoing research and/or demonstrations.
Accepted research notes will be presented at a poster/demo session.
(3) WORKSHOP PROPOSAL describing a panel, break-out session, or
mini-workshop, intending to promote and provoke relevant discussion.
See the workshop's web site for more detailed submission instructions.

Program committee:
Matthew Turk (Chair), Matthew Brand, Phil Cohen, Joelle Coutaz, Jim Crowley,
Trevor Darrell, Eric Horvitz, Javier Movellan, Sharon Oviatt, Alex Pentland,
Byron Reeves, George Robertson, Steven Shafer, Chris Schmandt, Alex Waibel

Important dates:
July 10, 1998 Submission deadline
August 21, 1998 Notification of acceptance
September 25, 1998 Workshop registration deadline

For further information, visit the PUI'98 web site at
http://research.microsoft.com/PUIWorkshop.

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From: Projet VIRSBS <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
Subject: CFP: AVBPA'99, Washington, DC


ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Second International Conference on
Audio- and Video-Based Person Authentication

22-24 March 1999 --- Washington, DC

http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/users/lsd/avbpa/avbpa.html


Audio and video based techniques for the the representation, analysis,
and recognition of humans and human actions has become an extremely
active area of research in both the audio and video communities. As
with the first conference, the Second International Conference on
Audio and Video-based Biometric Authentication will bring together
researchers from all related areas. One of the goals of the
conference is to foster discussion among the different communities and
exchange ideas on solving the challenging problems related to both
areas.


CONTRIBUTIONS

The scientific program will include invited talks and contributed
papers. We are soliciting papers in all aspects of audio, video, and
image processing of human actions. This includes papers from speech,
image processing, computer vision, neuroscience, and psycho-physics
that have an algorithmic component. Papers will be evaluated on their
relevance to the conference, originality, and empirical results
(especially for mature aspects of the fields). Below is a partial list
of relevant topics:

Multi-modal systems
Fusing of audio and video
Speaker identification
Speaker verification
Face recognition, detection and tracking
Analysis and synthesis of face and gesture
Algorithm and system evaluation
Hand and body movement analysis
Active vision
Biometrics
Computational neuro-models
Computational psycho-physics
Other related topics


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

Four copies a paper must be submitted to the address below by the
submission deadline by 1 August 1998 (see conference webpage for
complete submission instructions).

AVBPA99, c/o Prof. Rama Chellappa
Rm 4417, A. V. Williams Building
115 Paint Branch Dr
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742, USA



Conference Chair
Larry Davis, UMD

Program Co-chairs
Rama Chellappa, UMD
Jonathon Phillips, NIST

Demo Chair
Harry Wechsler, GMU

Progam Committee
J. Atick, Visionics/Rockefeller
I. Biederman, USC
J. Bigun, EPFL
A. Bobick, MIT
T. Chen, CMU
G. Cholet, CNRS
S. Furui, Toyko Inst. Tech.
G. Gordon, Interval
B. H. Juang, Bell Labs
J. Kittler, U of Surrey
C. Kyriakakis, USC
C. von der Malsburg, USC/Bochum
J. Mason, U of Wales Swansea
A. Martin, NIST
A. O'Toole, UT Dallas
A. Pentland, MIT
C. Podilchuk, Bell Labs
S. Shamma, UMD
D. Stork, Ricoh/Stanford
M. Turk, Microsoft
J. Weng, MSU

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Subject: CFP: In Memoriam "Prof Pierre Devijver", Brussels, Belgium


CALL FOR PAPERS

International Symposium on Pattern Recognition
"IN MEMORIAM PIERRE DEVIJVER"


February 12, 1999
Brussels, Belgium

Organized by

SOGESCI-B.V.W.B. (Belgian IAPR Society)
ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY

With the collaboration of


PHILIPS BELGIUM
The SIGNAL & IMAGE CENTRE of the Royal Military Academy
THOMSON-CSF ELECTRONICS BELGIUM



Prof. Pierre Devijver graduated in Telecommunications Engineering
from the Royal Military Academy of Brussels in 1962.
He left the Belgian army to join the Philips Research Laboratory
in Brussels where he assumed the responsibility for research in
pattern recognition with applications to speech and image
interpretation.
He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Paris VI in 1977
under
the supervision of Prof. Jean Claude Simon. In 1989 he moved to Brest in
France where he became the Scientific Director at the Ecole Nationale
Sup?ieure des T??ommunications (ENST).
Prof. Devijver gained international recognition for his contributions
to statistical approaches of pattern classification. He was one of the f
ounding members of IAPR (International Association for Pattern
Recognition).
He served in the capacity of IAPR Secretary, 1st Vice-President and he
became IAPR President in 1986 for a period of two years.
Prof. Pierre Devijver died in Brest on 28 December 1996.

(Extracted from a text written by Prof. Josef Kittler, IAPR Newsletters
Vol. 19.)


The SOGESCI-B.V.W.B. and the Royal Military Academy of Brussels invite
you to attend the International Symposium on Pattern Recognition
"In Memoriam Pierre Devijver" which will take place on

Friday, February 12, 1999

at the

Royal Higher Institute for Defense
Dr?e St-Anna 90
B-1020 BRUSSELS (Belgium)

The SOGESCI-B.V.W.B. is the Belgian Operations Research
Society and the Belgian representative in IFORS and in IAPR.

The Royal Military Academy (RMA) is providing a Basic Training
for career officers of all Arms and Services of the Belgian Armed
Forces.
This training consists of intellectual education at university level,
military training, physical education and character building.



Conference Committee
Chairman : Paul GEORIS (Commander of the RMA)
Secretary : Christiaan PERNEEL (RMA)
Members: see Program Committee

Program Committee
Chairman : Christiaan PERNEEL (RMA)
Members :
Marc ACHEROY (RMA)
Jan CORNELIS (VUB)
Henri LEICH (FPMs)
Philippe VAN HAM (ULB)
Ignace LEMAHIEU (RUG)
Luc VAN GOOL (KUL)
Edgard NYSSEN (VUB)
Paul DELOGNE (UCL)
Jean-Jacques QUISQUATER (UCL)
Claude VLOEBERGHS (RMA)
Christian WELLEKENS (EURECOM, Fr)
Dirk VAN DYCK (RUCA)
Vinciane LACROIX (RMA)



Objectives of the symposium

The symposium is intended to be a meeting place for everybody
who has known Pierre Devijver as a person or as a scientist.
Also, the symposium is intended to be a meeting place for
researchers, users and potential users of pattern recognition.
During the symposium, only the invited speakers will give an
oral presentation. The other presentations will be presented
during Poster sessions.


Invited Speakers

Following personal friends of Prof Devijver agreed to give an invited
presentation
* Prof Josef Kittler (Surrey, UK) about "Multiple Expert Fusion"
* Prof Jean-Claude Simon (Paris, FR) about "Handwritten Character
Recognition"
* Prof Jean-Paul Haton (Nancy, FR) about "Statistical Models for Speech
Recognition"
* Prof Erik Backer (Delft, The Nederlands) about "Machine Intelligence"

Symposium Topics

High quality papers in the field of the theory/applications of
pattern recognition in the large sense are welcome (the list is not
exhaustive) :

Feature Extraction Statistical Models Machine Learning
Fuzzy Models Optimisation Object Recognition
Hierarchical Models Image Interpretation Speech Interpretation
Medical Applications Computer Vision Morphology

Call for Papers

* Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts or full papers (up to
6 A4 pages).
The abstract/paper should include a list of keywords and the name,
address and Email of the author(s)
* Dead-line for submission of abstracts : October 15, 1998.
* Authors will be notified of acceptance of their presentation before
December 1, 1998.
* Dead-line for the camera-ready paper : January 15, 1999.
* The final length of the accepted paper will be 6 pages A4. Papers
longer than 6 pages may be rejected.
* The camera-ready copy must be accompanied by registration and payment
by presenting author.
* The number of accepted papers will be limited.


Registration and Submission of Abstracts/Papers

The enclosed registration form and submitted abstracts should be mailed
to :
C.PERNEEL
Royal Military Academy - TWMA
30 Av de la Renaissance
B-1000 BRUSSELS (Belgium)
Or by Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration Fee

The registration fee is limited to 600 BEF for registration, coffee
breaks, lunch and
proceedings. The registration fee has to be transferred to the account
number
210-0620424-64
of ASBL Renaissance VZW
co/ ERM-KMS
Av de la Renaissance 30
B-1000 BRUSSELS
Belgium

with the mention : "Devijver-ELEC-A11-" and the name of the person(s)
for whom the payment
is being made. All bank costs are in charge of the participant.
After February 1st , 1999, registration fees are raised to 1000 BEF.

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Reply Form "In Memoriam Pierre Devijver"
To be mailed to

Royal Military Academy
Christiaan PERNEEL
30 Av de la Renaissance
B-1000 Brussels
BELGIUM

Or

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


* I enclose an extended abstract of the following paper that I wish
to present (as a Poster) during the "In Memoriam Pierre Devijver"

Title :
......................................................................

Authors :
......................................................................

* I register for the symposium "In Memoriam Pierre Devijver"

* I transfer the amount of ................ BEF (all bank costs are in
charge of the participant) to the order of

210-0620424-64
of ASBL Renaissance VZW
co/ ERM-KMS
Av de la Renaissance 30
B-1000 BRUSSELS
Belgium

with the mention of "Devijver-ELEC-A11-" and the name of the person(s)
for whom the payment is being made.



Last Name
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First Name
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Institution
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Department
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Street ..............................................................

Postal Code
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City .............................................................

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Telephone/FAX
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Email .............................................................

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Subject: CFP: IEEE Multimedia Systems '99, Firenze, Italy


IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MULTIMEDIA
COMPUTING AND SYSTEMS (IEEE ICMCS'99)

CENTRO AFFARI, FIRENZE, ITALY
7-11 JUNE 1999

http://www.dsi.unifi.it/~icmcs99


Sponsored by: IEEE Computer Society TC on Multimedia Computing *
University of Florence, Italy

* approval pending


CALL FOR PAPERS


ABOUT IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99

IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99 (IEEE ICMCS'99, for short) is the 6th
edition of the International Conference on Multimedia Computing and
Systems organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers and sponsored by the IEEE TC on Multimedia Computing.
IEEE ICMCS is an annual conference aiming at bringing together
researchers, developers and practitioners from academia and industry,
working in Multimedia. The conference is devoted to presenting and
exploring scientific and technological advancements and innovations in
the area of Multimedia, as well as to demonstrate new opportunities in
Multimedia applications. We encourage submissions of scientific and
technical papers, panel, tutorial, workshop and poster proposals.
Conference topics include but are not limited to:


OPERATING SYSTEM SUPPORT

Network and resource management
Quality of service control/scheduling
Audio and video compression
Multimedia database management

DISTRIBUTED MULTIMEDIA

Multimedia on the Internet
Web servers and services
Intelligent network architectures
Mobile network architectures

HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION

Advanced man-machine interfacing
Visual languages and computing
Multimodal interaction
Virtual and augmented reality

MULTIMEDIA DATABASES

Digital libraries
Image, video, audio content analysis
Content-based indexing/retrieval
Browsing and visualization

MULTIMEDIA TOOLS

Special hardware devices
MPEG, Quicktime, Windows API standards
Java, VRML and Multimedia languages
Multimedia authoring tools
Multimedia software engineering tools
Animation and computer graphics
Pattern recognition, image processing

MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS

Educational applications
Art and Multimedia
Cultural heritage Multimedia applications
Medical Multimedia applications
Electronic commerce
3D audio and video


IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99 COMMITTEE

GENERAL CHAIR: Alberto Del Bimbo - University of Florence, Italy

PROGRAM CHAIRS:
Borko Furht - Florida Atlantic University, USA for America
Tadao Ichikawa - Hiroshima University, J for Asia
Arnold W. Smeulders - Amsterdam University, NL for Europe


PLANNED COMPANION EVENTS OF IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99

VISUAL99 - VISual99, the Third International Conference on Visual
Information Systems will be held in Amsterdam, the week before IEEE
Multimedia Systems '99. Special fares are foreseen for people attending
both conferences.

SPECIAL SESSION FOR EUROPEAN PROJECTS - A Special Session, dedicated
to ongoing European Projects on Multimedia topics and their applications,
is foreseen at IEEE Multimedia Systems '99.


SELECTION FOR SPECIAL ISSUES FROM IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99

SPECIAL ISSUE of IEEE MULTIMEDIA MAGAZINE - Best ranked papers
presented at IEEE Multimedia Systems '99 are planned to appear on a
special issue of IEEE Multimedia, scheduled by Spring 2000.

SPECIAL ISSUE of MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS JOURNAL - Best ranked
papers of IEEE Multimedia Systems '99, presenting advanced multimedia
applications are planned to appear on a special issue of Journal of
Multimedia Tools and Applications, scheduled by Spring 2000.

Authors of selected papers will be asked to prepare an extended version
of their papers for a second review round


IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

TECHNICAL PAPERS - Technical paper presentations are scheduled to be
presented on June 9-11, 1999 and will be published in the Conference
Proceedings by IEEE. Submission of technical papers should not exceed
15 single-spaced pages (minimum 10-point typeface), including figures,
tables and references. Prototype demonstrations can also be sent to
supplement the papers. For the Special Session on European Projects,
(see below) submit a 4-page extended summary of the project, including
project participants and information, objectives and goals, scientific
and technical aspects, and results achieved so far.
Each submission must also include:
- a cover sheet with the author names and affiliations;
- surface and e-mail address of the corresponding author;
- a 10-line long abstract of the paper content;
- a list of max three keywords selected from the Conference.

All submissions by Postal/Fedex mail must be sent to the following
address:
IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99
Dipartimento di Sistemi e Informatica
University of Florence
Via S. Marta 3
50139 Firenze - ITALY

Requests for information must be sent to the following e-mail address:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PANELS - Panel presentations are scheduled for June 9-11, 1999.
We are seeking for topics addressing controversial, provocative and
innovative issues. Proposals for panels should include a one-page
description, a short biography of the panel organizer and the number
and names of invited panelists. Panel proposals and information requests
should be sent by e-mail to:
Enrico Vicario - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TUTORIALS - Tutorials are scheduled for June 7-8, 1999. We are seeking
for topics that examine innovative and timing subjects of Multimedia.
Tutorial proposals should be at most 5 pages long and include a
description of the subject matter and a short biography of the instructor.
Tutorial proposals and information requests should be sent by e-mail to
the Tutorial Chair:
Enrico Vicario - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Europe
Shi-Fu Chang - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for America and Asia

DEMONSTRATIONS - Demonstrations are scheduled for June 9-11, 1999. We
solicit working prototypes and systems in technical and artistic
fields. Submissions should include a two-page description of the
demonstration, a demo sample on CD-ROM, WWW or VHS (if available),
its technical requirements and a short biography of the demonstration
responsible. Demonstration proposals and information requests should be
sent by e-mail to the Exhibit and Demonstration Chair:
Carlo Colombo - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

EXHIBITS - The IEEE ICMCS'99 will offer multimedia vendors and
publishers an opportunity to publicize their products and interface
conference participants worldwide. Displays will include technologies,
research prototypes as well as commercial products. Exhibit proposals
and information requests should be sent by e-mail to the Exhibit and
Demonstration Chair:
Carlo Colombo - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission deadline October 15, 1998
Notification of paper acceptance January 15, 1999
Camera ready copy February 15, 1999

Panel, tutorial, demonstration, exhibit deadline December 31, 1998
Notification of acceptance January 15, 1999

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IEEE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS '99 secretary staff
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Subject: CFP: VISUAL99 - Visual Information Systems, Firenze, Italy


VISUAL99

Third International Conference on Visual Information Systems
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2-4, 1999

http://www.wins.uva.nl/events/VISual99
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Papers due: 15 November 1998
Notification of acceptance: 15 January 1999
Camera ready paper due: 20 February 1999
Conference: 2-4 June 1999


DESCRIPTION:
At the turn of the century, the age of Visual Information Systems (VIS)
has arrived. Enabled by picture sensors of all kinds, visual
information will not only enhance the value of existing information,
it will also open up a new horizon of previously untapped information
sources. There is a huge demand for visual information access on the
consumer side, and the handling of visual information is further boosted by the
rapid increase of hardware and Internet capabilities. The technology for
Visual Information Systems is more urgently needed than ever before. What
is required are new computational methods to retrieve, index, compress and
uncover pictorial information, new algorithms allowing access to very large
databases of digital pictures and videos, and new systems with visual
interfaces integrating the above components in new types of image
databases. The construction of VIS represents a radical departure from
building conventional information systems, and many novel issues will need
to be addressed: query formulation, consistency management, indexing and
assessment of quality.

The conference will include, but is not restricted to, the following topics:
* Content-based indexing, search and retrieval
* Image databases
* Visual data modeling
* Visual information system architectures
* Feature (invariant) retrieval
* Picture representation languages
* Query models
* Optimization of pictorial queries
* Compression and image content
* Visualizing pictorial and non-pictorial information
* Hypermedia of picture and text
* Parallel processing in visual information systems
* Image crawling the web
* Picture book browsing
* Delivery of visual information
* Application areas of visual information systems
* Interactive segmentation
* Video databases
* Benchmarking

After the two successful events in Melbourne and San Diego, this is the 3rd
Visual Information Systems conference. It also follows the first workshop in
Amsterdam on Image Databases and Multi-Media Search.

Conference Chair:
Arnold Smeulders, University of Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

American Program Chair:
Ruud Bolle, IBM Watson,
USA

European Program Chair:
Alberto Del Bimbo, University of Florence,
Italy

Asian Program Chair:
Clement Leung, Victoria University of Technology,
Australia

Steering Committee:
S.K. Chang, University of Pittsburgh,
USA

Ramesh Jain, University of California,
USA

Tosiyasu Kunii, University of Aizu,
Japan

Clement Leung, Victoria University of Technology,
Australia

Arnold Smeulders, University of Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

Local Committee:
Theo Gevers, University of Amsterdam
Nies Huijsmans, Leiden University
Dennis Koelma, University of Amsterdam
Carel van den Berg, PGS
Remco Veltkamp, Utrecht University
Marcel Worring, University of Amsterdam

Program Committee:
Jan Biemond, The Netherlands
Josef Bigun, Switzerland
Shih Fu Chang, USA
S.K. Chang, USA
David Forsyth, USA
Theo Gevers, The Netherlands
Luc van Gool, Belgium
William Grosky, USA
Glenn Healey, USA
Nies Huijsmans, The Netherlands
Yannis Ioanidis, Greece
Horace Ip, Hong Kong
Ramesh Jain, USA
Rangachar Kasturi, USA
Toshi Kato, Japan
Martin Kersten, The Netherlands
Inald Lagendijk, The Netherlands
Robert Laurini, France
Carlo Meghini, Italy
Erich Neuhold, Germany
Eric Pauwels, Belgium
Fernando Pereira, Portugal
Dragutin Petkovic, USA
Hanan Samet, USA
Simone Santini, USA
Stan Sclaroff, USA
Raimondo Schettini, Italy
Stephen Smoliar, USA
Aya Soffer, USA
Michael Swain, USA
Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood, USA
Hemant Tagare, USA
George Thoma, USA
Remco Veltkamp, The Netherlands
Jian Kang Wu, Singapore

Visual Information Systems '99 is immediately followed by the Sixth
International Conference on Multi Media Computing and Systems, IEEE
ICMCS99 (http://www.dsi.unifi.it/ICMCS99), to be held in Florence, Italy,
starting the weekend after Visual Information Systems '99.

The conference is organized with the endorsement of
IEEE (approval pending)
IAPR (approval pending)
the NVPHBV, the Dutch chapter of the IAPR
TC12 for multi-media information processing of the IAPR

PAPER SUBMISSION:
Authors should submit three copies of their paper to the Conference Chair:

Prof. Arnold W.M. Smeulders
Faculty of WINS
Department of Computer Science & Logic
University of Amsterdam
Kruislaan 403
1098 SJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31-20-525-7463
Facsimile: +31-20-525-7490

to admit review by members of the program committee. As the conference papers
will be published as a book in the Springer LNCS series, the format of the
paper should follow the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series LNCS-style
sheet from Springer Verlag GmbH. The number of pages is limited to 8 in this
style sheet. The first page should include the authors' names, affiliation,
telephone and fax numbers, postal and email addresses and an abstract.
Papers will be reviewed internationally. Detailed instructions for final
manuscript preparation will be sent at the time of acceptance notification,
and will also be available from the Web page. Accepted papers must be presented
at the conference with prior registration of the presenting author in order
for the paper to be included in the proceedings.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Papers due: 15 November 1998
Notification of acceptance: 15 January 1999
Camera ready paper due: 20 February 1999
Conference: 2-4 June 1999

INFORMATION:
Conference information: http://www.wins.uva.nl/events/VISual99
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LNCS style sheet: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

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Subject: CFP: ICASSP-99, Phoenix, AZ, USA

IEEE ICASSP-99 CALL FOR PAPERS

IEEE Signal Processing Society

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

March 15-19, 1999 - Civic Plaza, Hyatt Regency

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

http://icassp99.asu.edu

Conference Co-Chairs:
Andreas Spanias and Doug Cochran
Arizona State University


IMPORTANT DATES

- Submission of camera-ready papers to be received by Sept. 14, 1998

- Notification of acceptance to be mailed on Dec. 14, 1998

- Early registration deadline is Jan. 15, 1999

For MORE INFORMATION visit: http://icassp99.asu.edu


ICASSP-99 TECHNICAL PROGRAM

The IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal
Processing (ICASSP) is the largest and most comprehensive IEEE
conference in the area of signal processing. It encompasses technical
presentations, exhibits, tutorials, panels, and social activities.
ICASSP is among the most prominent annual gatherings for the
international community of signal processing researchers and
practitioners from industry, academia, and government.

ICASSP-99 will be held March 15-19, 1999 in Phoenix, Arizona. The
technical program will incorporate papers on all aspects of signal
processing. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

1. Audio and Electroacoustics
2. Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing
3. Speech Processing
4. Digital Signal Processing
5. Statistical Signal and Array Processing
6. Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing
7. VLSI for Signal Processing
8. Neural Networks for Signal Processing
9. Multimedia Signal Processing
10. Communication Systems and Networking
11. DSP Education
12. Industry DSP Technology Forum*

Papers dealing with topics outside these categories, especially with
new applications, will also be considered. For more details, please
visit our web site at http://icassp99.asu.edu.

*ICASSP-99 INDUSTRY DSP TECHNOLOGY FORUM

ICASSP-99 will feature a new industrial forum highlighting industrial
aspects and applications of signal processing. Papers in this forum
will cover both hardware and software issues in industrial signal
processing.

Papers on the following topics are encouraged:

- DSP Chips and Architectures
- DSP Tools and Rapid Prototyping
- Communication Technologies
- Multimedia and DTV Technologies
- DSP Implementations of Music, Speech, and Audio Systems
- Adaptive Interference Cancellation
- Automotive Applications
- Defense and Security Applications
- Emerging DSP Applications

Other industrial topics will also be considered. Strong preference
will be given to industrial submissions describing innovative product
implementations and solutions.


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

Prospective authors are invited to submit six copies of a camera-ready
paper, no longer than four pages, including figures and
references. Authors should clearly indicate whether the paper is
submitted to the ICASSP-99 Technical Program or to the Industry DSP
Technology Forum. Submission instructions, cover sheet, copyright
form, and additional information are available at the ICASSP-99 web
site: http://icassp99.asu.edu


TUTORIAL PROPOSALS

Tutorials will be held on Monday, March 15, 1999. Brief proposals for
tutorials should be submitted by electronic mail to Tong Zhou,
ICASSP-99 Tutorials Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before September 14,
1998. These must include a title and outline for the tutorial,
contact information for the presenter, and a description of the
tutorial materials to be distributed to participants. Proposals may
also present additional information to be considered in the proposal
evaluation, such as relevant experience of the presenter, novelty and
timeliness of the topic, and a description of the target audience.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Conference Management Services
3109 Westchester Avenue
College Station, TX 77845-7919
(409) 693-6000 (phone)
(409) 693-6600 (fax)
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Subject: CFP: IJDAR, International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition


Springer International Presents

The International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition
(IJDAR)
Volume 1 Issue 1

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION AND CALL FOR PAPERS

http://documents.cfar.umd.edu/IJDAR
(including subscriptions and complimentary issue)

It is with great pleasure that we introduce this, the premier
issue of the International Journal on Document Analysis and
Recognition (IJDAR). Over the past decade, we have seen the field of
document analysis mature from a sparse collection of disjoint research
groups publishing in pattern recognition and vision related journals
to an organized community with a number of workshops, symposia,
conferences and now an archival journal. The work that is being
reported both in industry and academia directly addresses problems
of interest for office automation, to major industries such as postal
processing and financial services, and for the realization of
digital libraries. Although optical character recognition has been a
fundamental problem from the earliest days of pattern recognition, these
problems are driving renewed interest in the field. Document analysis
requires the application of techniques from many fields: computer
vision, image analysis, pattern recognition and artificial
intelligence, as well as knowledge of specialized domains for
linguistics, natural language processing and information retrieval.


This journal is dedicated to publishing, in a timely manner, archival-
quality manuscripts related to the field of document analysis and
recognition. Over the past two years, the editorial board has worked
diligently to define and refine the scope of this journal and to put
in place a structure that will help us meet these goals. The
submission of all manuscripts related to document understanding and
processing are welcome, and we especially encourage papers on
cutting edge technologies, comprehensive surveys, and special issues
on active areas of research.

Volume 1, Issue 1

Automatic Reading of Cursive Scripts Using a Reading Model
and Perceptual Concepts
Authors: Myriam Cote, E. Lecolinet, M. Cheriet and C. Y. Suen

Document Image Similarity and Equivalence Detection
Authors: Jonathan J. Hull and John F. Cullen

Matching Document Images with Ground Truth
Author: John D. Hobby

Projection Profile Based Skew Estimation
Authors: Junichi Kanai and Andrew D. Bagdanov

Stepwise Recovery of Arc Segmentation in Complex Line Environments
Authors: Dov Dori and Liu Wenyin

The Advantage of Using an HMM-based Approach for Faxed Word Recognition
Authors: A. J. Elms, J. Illingworth and S. Procter

Complimentary Issues can be requested through Springer
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or through the IJDAR www page.


CALL FOR PAPERS

The International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR)
will be published by Springer beginning in the first quarter of
1998 with a special issue containing award-quality papers from the
1997 ICDAR.

On behalf of the IJDAR editorial board, we would like to extend an
invitation to you to submit a paper for review for publication in
IJDAR. Below you will find information about the Aims and Scope of the
journal, the editorial board and how to submit manuscripts.

In order to publish high-quality papers quickly we are expediting
reviews to three months and publishing within six months!


Please distribute this call for papers as appropriate.

We also encourage you to seek additional information about the
journal, subscriptions and submissions on the IJDAR home page:

http://documents.cfar.umd.edu/IJDAR


Subscriptions

Annual Subscription Rate

The full annual subscription rate is approximately 248 DM
($177 US) for institutions and 98 DM for individuals.

Society Subscription Rate
A reduced subscription rate for IAPR and ACM society members
is 75 DM (or $45 US).


Aims and Scope


The large number of existing documents and the production of a
multitude of new ones every year raise important issues about
efficient handling, retrieval and storage of these documents and the
information which they contain. This has led to the emergence of new
research domains dealing with the recognition by computers of the
constituent elements of documents - including characters, symbols,
text, lines, graphics, images, handwriting, signatures, etc. In
addition, these new domains deal with automatic analyses of the
overall physical and logical structures of documents, with the
ultimate objective of a high-level understanding of their semantic
content. We have also seen renewed interest in optical character
recognition (OCR) and handwriting recognition during the last
decade. Document analysis and recognition are obviously the next
stage.

Automatic, intelligent processing of documents is at the intersection
of many fields of research, especially of computer vision, image
analysis, pattern recognition and artificial intelligence, as well as
studies on reading, handwriting and linguistics. Although quality
document-related papers continue to appear in journals dedicated to
these domains, the community will benefit from having this journal as
a focal point for archival literature dedicated to document analysis
and recognition.

This journal will publish articles of four primary types - original
research papers, correspondence, overviews and summaries, and system
descriptions. Special issues on active areas of research will be
encouraged. We welcome submissions in all areas related to document
analysis and recognition. Possible topics include:
Document Image Processing
Document Models
Handwriting Models and Analysis
Character and Word Recognition
On-line Recognition
Pen-based Computing
Multi-lingual Processing
Physical and Logical Page Analysis
Graphics Recognition
Map and Line Drawing Understanding
Storage and Retrieval of Documents
Text Analysis and Processing
Natural Language Issues
Information Extraction and Filtering
Performance Evaluation
Document Authentication and Validation
Implementations, Applications and Systems

as well as non-traditional topics such as

Processing Text in Other Contexts
Multimedia and Hypermedia Analysis
Time-varying Documents
Distributed Document Collections (Digital Libraries)


Editorial Board

Dr. Henry S. Baird Prof. Horst Bunke Prof. Andreas R. Dengel
Dr. David S. Doermann Dr. Dov Dori Prof. Robert M. Haralick
Dr. Donna Harman Dr. Jonathan J. Hull Prof. Sebastiano Impedovo
Prof. Ramesh Jain Prof. Rangachar Kasturi Dr. Gary E. Kopec
Prof. Seong-Whan Lee Dr. Dan Lopresti Prof. Guy Lorette
Prof. Shunji Mori Prof. Yasuaki Nakano Dr. Lawrence O'Gorman
Prof. Theo Pavlidis Prof. Rejean Plamondon Prof. Azriel Rosenfeld
Prof. Jurgen Schurmann Prof. J.C. Simon Dr. A. Lawrence Spitz
Prof. Sargur N. Srihari Prof. Ching Y. Suen Prof. Y. Y. Tang
Dr. Karl Tombre Dr. Charles Wilson Prof. Kazuhiko Yamamoto
Dr. Michael Fairhurst


Manuscript Preparation

Please see IJDAR WWW Page

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WWW: documents.cfar.umd.edu/IJDAR

IJDAR Editorial Coordinator
c/o Center for Automation Research
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Editors
Prof. Sargur N. Srihari Prof. Seong-Whan Lee
Dr. David Doermann Dr. Karl Tombre

Advisory Editor: Azriel Rosenfeld

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From: Ardeshir Goshtasby [mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
Subject: CFP: CVIU Special Issue on Analysis of Volumetric Images

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Issue of Computer Vision and Image Understanding on
Analysis of Volumetric Images

Papers are solicited on topics related to analysis of volumetric
images. Volumetric images are images represented by three- or higher-
dimensional arrays. These are generated by imaging devices such as medical
scanners or simulation procedures. This special issue is devoted to methods
that analyze such images. Emphasis will be on techniques that analyze
volumetric images as a whole rather than slice by slice. General algebraic,
geometric, statistical, topological and structural techniques independent
of application are of interest, although innovative techniques that use
knowledge about images in a particular domain to analyze images in that
domain will also be considered.

Topics:
0. Image Representation
1. Edge Detection
2. Image Segmentation
3. Feature Selection
4. Image Matching
5. Object Recognition
6. Texture Analysis
7. Elastic and other Models
8. Motion Analysis
9. Invariance
10. Evaluation of Image Segmentation Techniques
11. Surveys

Important Dates:
Paper Submission: December 1, 1998
Notification of Initial Acceptance: May 15, 1999
Deadline for Receiving Revised Papers: August 1, 1999
Notification of Final Acceptance: October 1, 1999
Publication Date: December 1999

Paper Submission:
Send five copies of your paper to one of the guest editors:

Ardeshir Goshtasby, PhD
303 Russ Engineering Center
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Wright State University
Dayton, OH 45435

Milan Sonka, PhD
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
2104 EB
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

Jayaram Udupa, PhD
Medical Image Processing Group
Department of Radiology
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
423 Guardian Drive
Blockley Hall, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021

For further information, please contact:
Ardeshir Goshtasby (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Milan Sonka (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Jayaram Udupa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

For manuscript style, please refer to Information for Authors in an
issue of Computer Vision and Image Understanding.

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From: Itiel Dror <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
Subject: CFP: Facial Information Processing, A Multidisciplinary Perspective

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pragmatics & Cognition announces a special issue on

FACIAL INFORMATION PROCESSING:
A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE

Guest Editors

Itiel E. Dror and Sarah V. Stevenage

In many senses, faces are at the center of human interaction.
At a very basic level, faces indicate identity. However, faces
are remarkably rich information carriers. For example, facial
gestures may be used as means of conveying intentions.
Faces may also permit a direct glimpse into the person's inner
self (by unintentionally revealing, for example, aspects of
character or mood). Given their salient role, the processing of
the information conveyed by faces and its integration with
other sources of interactional information raise important
issues in cognition and pragmatics.

Research on facial information processing has investigated
these (and other) issues utilizing a variety of approaches and
methodologies, and developments in both computer and
cognitive sciences have recently carried this research forward.
The emerging picture is that there are cognitive subsystems
which specialize in different aspects of facial processing. This
has been supported by neuropsychological evidence
suggesting that brain damaged patients show dissociations
between the different aspects of face processing. In addition,
research on the development of facial processing abilities, and
on aspects of the face itself which affect these processing
abilities, has contributed to our understanding of how facial
information is perceived.

This special issue of Pragmatics and Cognition is intended to
provide a common forum for a variety of the topics currently
under investigation. Given the breadth of issues and
approaches used to investigate faces, we encourage
submissions from a wide range of disciplines. Our aim is that
this special issue will tie together the diverse research on
faces, and show their links and interdependencies.


Deadline for submission: August 1, 1998
Editorial decisions: November 1, 1998
Revised papers due: February 1, 1999
Expected publication: October 1999

Papers should be submitted according to the guidelines of the
journal (see WWW URL:
http://www.cogsci.soton.ac.uk/~dror/guideline.html). All
submissions will be peer reviewed. Please send five copies of
your submission either to:

Dr. Itiel Dror (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or:
Dr. Sarah Stevenage (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Dept. of Psychology
Southampton University
Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ
England

For additional and updated information see WWW URL:
http://www.cogsci.soton.ac.uk/~dror/faces.html
or contact either of the guest editors.

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Itiel E. Dror, Ph.D. http://www.cogsci.soton.ac.uk/~dror/
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University of Southampton Office 44 (0)1703 594519
Highfield, Southampton Lab. 44 (0)1703 594518
England SO17 1BJ Fax. 44 (0)1703 594597

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Subject: Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals for CVPR 99

Call for
Workshop Proposals and Tutorial Course Proposals
Associated with CVPR 99

The CVPR 99 Organizing Committee is soliciting requests for proposals
for workshops and tutorial courses that will be held in conjunction
with CVPR 99 (Fort Collins, Colorado, June 23-25, 1999). If you are
an expert in an area of CVPR and would like to organize an exciting
and important workshop or tutorial, we welcome your proposal. Workshop
proposals will be reviewed by the PAMI Technical Committee. Tutorial
courses will be reviewed by the CVPR 99 Organizing Committee. It is
recommended that proposals be submitted by June 19, 1998. Workshop
proposals will be presented to the PAMI TC at the meeting held in
conjunction with CVPR 98 in Santa Barbara. A representative for your
proposal should attend this meeting if at all possible in order to
answer any questions. Proposals may be submitted later, but there
will be a diminishing chance that the necessary logistics can be
carried out in the required time.

For Workshops, the proposal should indicate:

o Title
o Chair and organizing committee
o Expected duration (one day, two day)
o Description and rationale for the workshop (topic areas, goals)
o Format (submitted papers?, invited papers?, posters?, demos?)
o Proceedings?
o Estimated attendance

For Tutorial courses, the proposal should indicate:

o Title
o Organizers
o Speakers
o Topic areas
o Intended audience level (beginning, intermediate, advanced)

Send your proposals to:

Chuck Dyer
Department of Computer Sciences
University of Wisconsin
1210 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706

Tel: 608-262-1965
Fax: 608-262-9777
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Subject: Call for Participation: SSPR'98 & SPR'98


Early Registration Deadline: July 1, 1998

Call for Participation
----------------------

SSPR98 and SPR98,

7th International Workshop on Structural & Syntactic Pattern Recognition
2nd International Workshop on Statistical Techniques in Pattern Recognition

Swiss Grand Hotel, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
August 11-13, 1998


You are invited to participate in the above International workshops on
Pattern Recognition to be held together at the Swiss Grand Hotel, Bondi
Beach, Sydney, Australia.

These workshops have traditionally been held in conjunction with ICPR
-the International Conference on Pattern Recognition.

In 1998 both will be held back-to-back in Australia: SSPR98 &SPR98 in
Sydney and the 14th ICPR in Brisbane

Regularly updated information including workshop background, lists of
all accepted papers, registration details, instructions for authors,
accommodation and other information, can be found at

http://saishost.cse.unsw.edu.au/ssprspr98/

For More Information

E-mail :This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

E-mail :This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The workshop proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag as Lecture
Notes in Computer Science.

We look forward to seeing you in Sydney in August.

[ Registration information trimmed. Please visit the web site for
registration forms. --AKC]

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Subject: Call for Participation: ECDL98, Heraklion, Crete, Greece


Second European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for
Digital Libraries


European European ICS-FORTH University of
Union Research Crete
Consortium for
Informatics and
Mathematics


19 - 23 September, 1998
Heraklion, Crete, Greece

http://www.csi.forth.gr/2EuroDL
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[ The deadline for submissions was May 15. Therefore, I am only
including information on tutorials, demos, and invited talks.
For further details, you may visit the conference web site. --AKC ]


- PANELS, TUTORIALS AND DEMOS

Detailed information regarding tutorials, demos and panels can be found at
the conference web page http://www.ics.forth.gr/2EuroDL/highlights.html.

In brief, accepted tutorials for the conference are the following
(http://www.ics.forth.gr/2EuroDL/highlights/tutorials.html):
1. Standards for interfacing with a digital library
by Larry Masinter
2. Thesauri for knowledge-based assistance in searching digital libraries
by Dagobert Soergel
3. Visual Information System
by Babu M. Mehtre
4. Multimedia Information Retrieval, categorisation, and filtering
by Pasquale Savino and Fabrizio Sebastiani
5. Designing Content for the Web of Tomorrow,
World Wide Web Consortium sponsored Tutorial
by Bert Bos
6. Metadata on the Web: the Resource Description Framework (RDF),
World Wide Web Consortium sponsored Tutorial
by Janne Saarela
7. Metadata for Networked Resources
by Renato Iannella, Carl Lagoze and Stuart Weibel

A tutorial registration form will be available shortly from our web pages.

Accepted panels for the conference
(http://www.ics.forth.gr/2EuroDL/highlights/panels.html):
1. Interaction Design in Digital Libraries
Panelists: Constantine Stephanidis, David Benyon, Mark Maybury,
Daniel Dardailler, Dan Diaper
2. Digital Video Libraries: Providing Access to the Moving Image
Panelists: Richard Paterson, Rachel Hughes, Robin Wright, Bruce Tonkin
3. Digital Library Technologies in Health Care
Panel Coordinator: Prof. Stelios Orphanoudakis
4. Architectures and services for cultural heritage information
Panel Coordinator: Panos Constantopoulos
5. Metadata and content-based approaches to resource discovery
Panel Organizers: Thomas Baker and Judith Klavans

Accepted demos for the conference
(http://www.ics.forth.gr/2EuroDL/highlights/demos.html):
1. Liberation
by Robert Stubenrauch
2. Aquarelle
by Vassilis Christophides
3. Aontas: The CaberNet Technical Report and Abstracts Service
by Frank Siqueira
4. The Low-Cost Digital Library
by Philip Konomos
5. Multilingual Informedia: A Demonstration of Speech Recognition and
Information Retrieval across Multiple Languages
by Howard Wactlar
6. ARHON: A Multimedia Database Design for Image Documents
by Kostas Chandrinos
7. Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) Digital Library System
by Hideki Sunahara
8. The Document Management System SAROS/Mezzanine
by Norbert Lossau
9. Unicode-based Digital Library Interface
by Sarantos Kapidakis
10. ERCIM Technical Reference Digital Library
by Stefania Biagioni
11. CiBIT: Biblioteca Telematica Italiana. A Digital Library for the
Italian Cultural Heritage
by Eugenio Picchi
12. INTEX: Searching Information in Full Text
by Maurice Gross
13. Calliope: an experiment in Digital Libraries
by Catherine Alauzun

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- Invited Speakers
http://www.ics.forth.gr/2EuroDL/highlights.html#speakers

* Dr. Donald F. Ferguson
Senior Manager IBM T.J Watson Reseach Center,
IBM Academy, USA
Software Systems and Middleware for Information Economies and
Digital Libraries

* Dr. James J. O'Donnell
Professor of classical studies,
Vice Provost for Computing
University of Pennsylvania, USA
The Digital Library in the University: How We Use it

* Dr. Amy Friedlander
CNRI, Editor of the D-Lib Magazine
Dr. William Y. Arms
CNRI, Publisher of the D-Lib Magazine
Publishing at the Speed of Web-Light; Experiences from D-Lib Magazine

* Mark T. Maybury
Advanced Information Systems Center, The MITRE Corporation
Intelligent Multimedia Information Access

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- Special Sessions
http://www.ics.forth.gr/2EuroDL/highlights.html#sessions

A special session on "Digital Library Technologies for Libraries" will be
held during the conference. Detailed information can be found at the
conference web site.

Session organiser: Ann Okerson
Speakers: Diann Rusch-Feja, John Price-Wilkin, Chris Rusbridge

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- Proceedings

The Proceedings will be published by Springer as a volume in their Lecture
Notes in Computer Science series and will be distributed at the Conference.

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- Fellowship for Young Researchers

A limited number of fellowships for the Conference and also for Tutorials are
available for young researchers who are citizens of European Union countries or
Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland. The fellowship offers free registration for
the participants and, in special cases where necessary and appropriately
justified, may pay for or reimburse travel and lodging expenses.

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- Programme Chair

Christos Nikolaou, University of Crete & ICS-FORTH
Leoforos Knossou, GR-71110 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Tel: +30 81 393199,
Fax: +30 81 210106
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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- Contact Info

For more information regarding this conference contact the conference
secretariat,

Rena Kalaitzaki and Maria Stavrakaki
University of Crete,
Computer Science Department,
Tel: +30 81 393504
Fax: +30 81 393501
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From: Michael Grimaila <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
Subject: ICIP98 Panel on Image Processing: Past, Present, & Future, Chicago, USA

Dear Colleagues,

Re: IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
October 5-7, 1998, Chicago, IL, USA
Panel on "Image Processing: Past, Present, and Future"

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the IEEE Signal Processing
Society, we are organizing a Panel at ICIP98 to assess the past
achievements and current status of Image Processing, and to ascertain
future research directions.

The Panel will be held on Sunday, October 4, 1998, 4:30-6 pm.
A tentative list of Panelists:

W. F. Schreiber, MIT
Rama Chellappa, U. Maryland
W. K. Pratt, Photon Dynamics
Murat Kunt, EPFL
Y. Yasuda, Waseda University
M. Takagi, Science University of Tokyo
T. S. Huang, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Chair)

Audience participation in the discussions will be particularly
encouraged.

I sincerely hope you will be able to come.


Best regards,

Tom Huang

Conference Management Services
3109 Westchester Ave.
College Station, TX 77845-7919
(409) 693-6000
(409) 693-6600 [fax]
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From: Dr Kevin Bowyer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
Subject: Call for Participation: Empirical Evaluation of CV Algorithms, Santa Barbara, CA

Preliminary Program
IEEE Computer Society Workshop on
Empirical Evaluation of Computer Vision Algorithms

Sunday, June 21
9:00 - 10:00, Invited Talk.
> The impact of standard databases, benchmarks, and
generative models on document image analysis research
Henry Baird
Head, Multimedia Messaging Research Dept, Bell Laboratories
10:00 - 10:30, Coffee Break.
10:30 - 12:15, Performance evaluation of algorithms.
> Session chair's overview
Pat Flynn
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University
> A benchmark for graphics recognition systems
Atul Chhabra
Bell Atlantic Network Systems
Ihsin Phillips
Seattle University
> Performance evaluation of clustering algorithms for scalable image retrieval
Mohamed Abdel-Mottaleb, Santhana Krishnamachari, and Nicholas Mankovich
Philips Research
> Analysis of PCA-based face recognition algorithms
Hyeonjoon Moon
Electrical and Computer Engineering, SUNY at Buffalo
P. Jonathon Phillips
National Institute of Standards and Technology
12:15 - 1:45 Lunch Break
1:45 - 3:30, Evaluation of Edge Detectors.
> Session chair's overview
> Analytical and empirical performance evaluation of subpixel line and
edge detection
Carsten Steger
Technische Universit"at M"unchen, Germany
> Objective evaluation of edge detectors using a formally defined framework
Sean Dougherty and Kevin Bowyer
Computer Science & Engineering, University of South Florida
> Evaluation of edge detection algorithms using a structure from motion task
> Min Shin, Dmitry Goldgof and Kevin Bowyer
Computer Science & Engineering, University of South Florida
3:30 - 4:00, Break.
4:00 - 5:15, Motion.
> Session chair's overview
Sandor Der
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
> Shape of motion and the perception of human gaits}
Jeffrey Boyd
Electrical & Computer Engineering, UC -- San Diego
> James Little
Computer Science, University of British Columbia
> Performance assessment by resampling: rigid motion estimators
Bogdan Matei, Peter Meer and David Tyler
Electrical & Computer Engineering, Rutgers University

Monday, June 22.
9:00 - 10:00, Invited Talk.
> A blinded evaluation and comparison of image registration methods
J. Michael Fitzpatrick
Department of Computer Science, Vanderbilt University
10:00 - 10:30, Coffee Break.
10:30 - 12:00, Aerial Image Analysis and ATR.
> Session chair's overview
Adam Hoover
Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC -- San Diego
> Empirical evaluation of laser radar recognition algorithm using
synthetic and real data
Sandor Der
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Qinfen Zheng
Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland
> Empirical evaluation of automatically extracted road axes
Christian Wiedemann, Christian Heipke and Helmut Mayer
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Technische Universit"at M"unchen
12:00 - 1:30, Lunch.
1:30 - 2:45, Modeling Image Formation.
> Session chair's overview
> Fingerprint image enhancement: algorithm and performance evaluation
Lin Hong, Yifei Wan and Anil Jain
Department of Computer Science, Michigan State University
> Sensor errors and the uncertainties in stereo reconstruction
Gerda Kamberova and Ruzena Bajcsy
GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania
3:15 - 5:00, Editors' Expectations for Empirical Evaluation in Journal Papers.
Panel Discussion with Jim Duncan (MedIA), Avi Kak (CVIU),
Rangachar Kasturi (PAMI), Mohan Trivedi (MV&A)


For registration, housing, and other information, visit the CVPR '98
WWW site at: http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~cvpr98

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Subject: Call for Participation: WBIA '98, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Final Program

IEEE Workshop on Biomedical Image Analysis
University of California, Santa Barbara
June 26-27, 1998

8.30am-9.30am
Keynote address: Takeo Kanade, CMU Robotics Institute
Title: Biomedical Image Analysis, Computer Vision,
and Computer Graphics
9.30am-9.50am Coffee Break.

Session I: Image Segmentation
Session Chair: James Duncan
9.50am - 12.00pm
1. Title: Three-dimensional model-based segmentation of brain MRI
Authors: Andras Kelemen, Gabor Szekely and Guido Gerig
ETH-Zurich, Switzerland
2. Title: Combined statistical and geometrical 3D segmentation
and measurement of brain structures
Authors: Miguel Angel Gonzalez Ballester, Andrew Zisserman
and Michael Brady
Oxford University, UK
3 . Title: Sulcal basins and sulcal strings as new concepts for
describing the human cortical topography
Authors: Gabriele Lohmann and D. Yves von Gramon
Max-Plank Institute, Leipzig, Germany

Lunch 12.00pm-1.15pm

Session II : Variational Splines
Session Chair: Demetri Terzopoulos
1.20pm-3.30pm
4. Title: Constrained thin-plate spline reconstruction of 2D
deformations from tagged MRI
Authors: Amir A. Amini, Yasheng Chen, Jean Sun and Vaidy Mani
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
5. Title: Features of deformation grids: An approach via singularity theory
Authors: Fred L. Bookstein
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
6. Title: A new variational shape-from-orientation approach to
correcting intensity inhomogeneities in MR images
Authors: Shang-Hong Lai and Ming Fang
Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ
7. Title: Forward deformation of PET volumes using material constraints
Authors: Gregory J Klein
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

Coffee Break 3.30pm-3.45pm

Session III: Image Segmentation and Representation
Session Chair: Nicholas Ayache
3.45-5.45pm
8. Title: Automatic computation of dense dissymmetry maps
in 3D brain images
Authors: Jean-Philippe Thirion, Sylvain Prima,
Gerard Subsol and Neil Roberts
INRIA, France
9. Title: Quantitative study of brain anatomy
Authors: Mei chen, Takeo Kanade, Henry A. Rowley and Dean Pomerleau
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
10. Title: Maximum a posterior segmentation for medical visualization
Authors: Lyndon S. Hibbard
Computerized Medical Systems, St. Louis, MO
11. Title: Joint reconstruction of 2D left ventricular displacement
and contours from tagged magnetic resonance images using
Markov random field edge priors
Authors: Litao Yan and Thomas S. Denney, Jr.
Auburn University.

Day II:

8.30am-9.30am Invited Talk: W. E. L. Grimson
Title: Image Guided Surgery
9.30am-9.50am Coffee Break

Session I: Boundary detection
Session Chair: Amir Amini
9.50am- 12.00pm
1. Title: Consistency and stability of active contours with Euclidean
and non-Euclidean arc lengths
Authors: Tianyun Ma and Hemant D. Tagare
Yale University
2. Title: Automatic motion analysis of tongue surface from
ultrasound image sequences
Authors: Yusuf Sinan Akgul, Chandra Kambhamettu and Maureen Stone
University of Delaware
3. Title: Intensity-invariant 2D+T acoustic boundary detection
Authors: Miguel Mulet Parada and J. Alison Noble
Oxford University, UK

Lunch 12.00pm-1.15pm

Session II : Motion tracking and Matching
Session Chair: Fred Bookstein
1.20pm- 3.30pm
4. Title: The space-time map applied to drosophila Embryogenesis
Authors: Prem Janardhan, Martial Hebert and K. Ikeuchi
E-mail: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
5. Title: The integration of automatic segmentation and motion tracking
for 4D reconstruction and visualization of
musculoskeletal structures
Authors: Jose G. Tamez-Pena, Kevin J. Parker and Saara Totterman
University of Rochester
6. Title: Real-time tracking of contrast bolus propagation
in X-ray peripheral angiography
Authors: Zhenyu Wu and Jian-Zhong Qian
Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ
7. Title: Matching point features using mutual information
Authors: Anand Rangarajan and James S. Duncan
Yale University

Coffee Break: 3.30pm-3.40pm

Session III: "Applications"
Session Chair: Chris Davatsikos
3.45pm-6.15pm

8. Title: A fast algorithm for generating large tetrahedral 3D
finite element meshes from magnetic resonance tomograms
Authors: Ulrich Hartmann and Frithjof Kruggel
Max-Plank Institute, Leipzig, Germany
9. Title: Experimental results of a vision-based burn scar
assessment technique
Authors: Leonid V. Tsap, Dmitry B. Goldgof, Sudeep Sarkar
and Pauline S. Powers
University of South Florida, Fl.
10. Title: Model based multiscale detection of 3D vessels
Authors: Karl Krissian, Gregoire Malandain and Nicholas Ayache
Inria, France.
11. Title: Preprocessing of fMR datasets
Authors: Frithjof Kruggel, Xavier Descombes and D. Yves von Cramon
Max-Plank Institute, Leipzig, Germany.
12. Title: Shape-based indexing in a medical image database
Authors: W.Zhang, S.Dickinson, S. Sclaroff, J. Feldman and S. Dunn
Rutgers University

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From: Richard Bowden <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
Subject: Call for Participation: BMVA Meeting - The Visual Guidance of Robots


BMVA
British Machine Vision Association and Society for Pattern Recognition

THE VISUAL GUIDANCE OF ROBOTS

One Day BMVA/BRA Technical Meeting to be held on 15 July 1998
at British Institute of Radiology, 36 Portland Place, London.

Chairperson: Dr Peter Rockett (The University of Sheffield)


10:30 Registration and coffee

10:55 Introduction and welcome, Peter Rockett (University of Sheffield)

11:00 Visual Navigation for Autonomous Agricultural Vehicles, Libor
Spacek (University of Essex)

11:40 The Detection of Landmarks by an Undersea Robotic Vision System, V
F Leavers & N A Purcell (University of Manchester)

12:20 A View-based Solution to Autonomous Map Building and Path
Planning, Anthony Harris & Neil Thacker (University of Sheffield)

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Mobile Robot Obstacle Avoidance from Uncalibrated Monocular
Vision, Nick Pears (University of York)

14:40 Application of Lie Algebras to Affine Invariant Visual Servoing,
Tom Drummond & Roberto Cipolla (University of Cambridge)

15:20 Tea

15:40 Using Structure from Motion to Model Environments, P.L.Palmer,
A.Hilton, P.McLauchlan, A.Manessis and M.Zaman (University of Surrey)

16:20 Summary and discussion

16:30 Closing remarks and finish

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Subject: Announcement: PAA Journal Papers

PATTERN ANALYSIS AND APPLICATIONS

SPRINGER-VERLAG LIMITED

FORTHCOMING PAPERS IN THE PAA JOURNAL (Vol.1 , No. 1 , 1998)

Digital Boundary Tracking
Gabor T Herman, University of Pennsylvania, USA
David Robinson, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Combining Classifiers: A Theoretical Framework
Joseph Kittler, University of Surrey, UK

LED Cosmetic Flaw Inspection System
Ahmad Fadzil, Institute of Technology-Petronas, Malaysia
Chu Jenn Weng, Hewlett Packard, Malaysia

Recognition of Legal Amounts on Bank Cheques
Didier Guillevic, CENPARMI, Concordia University
Ching Y Suen, CENPARMI, Concordia University

Resolution of Pattern Recognition Problems using a Hybrid
Genetic/Random Neural Network Learning Algorithm
Jose Aguilar, Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela
Adrana Colmenares, Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela

Reclustering Techniques improve Early Vision Feature Maps
A Cozzi and F Worgotter, Ruhr Universitat Bochum, Germany

Book Reviews

Affective Computing (Rosalind Pickard), MIT Press
Principal Component Neural Networks-Theory and Applications
(KI Diamantaras and SY Kung), Jon Wiley

Further information is available through:

Journal web site: http://www.soc.plym.ac.uk/soc/sameer/paa.htm

Journal secretary: Barbara Davies, School of Computing,
University of Plymouth,
Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Subject: Announcement: Video Compression Shortcourse, Portland, Oregon, USA


A 4 and 1/2 Day Intensive Course on
Image and Video Compression: Fundamentals, Standards and Applications

July 13 - 17, 1998

Portland State University, EE
Portland, OR 97207-0751, USA

Phone:(503) 725-3806 Fax:(503) 725-3807 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WWW: http://www.ee.pdx.edu/short_courses/image_compression/


Presented by:

Majid Rabbani M. Ibrahim Sezan Thomas Gardos
Eastman Kodak Sharp Labs. of America Intel Corporation


COURSE OUTLINE

Introduction
- Need for compression (application and product examples)
- Statistical redundancy and perceptual irrelevancy in images and
video, examples.
- Fundamental building blocks of compression algorithm.
- Transformation/Decomposition: discrete cosine transform (DCT),
wavelets.
- Quantization: scalar uniform, nonuniform, and entropy
constrained; Trellis-Coded Quantization (TCQ).
- Symbol modeling and encoding: Markov models and entropy;
Huffman, arithmetic, LZW, and Golomb-Rice coding.

Emerging Technologies
- Wavelet compression (filterbank design, zerotree coding,
comparisons to JPEG)
- Fractal image compression

Image and video compression international standards
The JPEG international Standard
- Lossless JPEG and JPEG-LS
- Baseline JPEG
- JPEG extensions and enhancements
- JPEG implementation issues
- JPEG-2000

Fundamentals of Video Compression
- Motion Estimation
- Pre- and Post-Processing including motion-compensation noise
filtering, coding artifact reduction, video format conversion (frame
rate conversion and deinterlacing.)

Video Compression Standards
- The MPEG1 standard
- The MPEG2 standard (including discussions on rate control,
bit-stream syntax and utilization in Digital Video Disk and Advanced
TV standardization).
- The MPEG4 standard (object based coding and object based
functionalities)
- The Future: MPEG7
- The H.261, H.263, and H.263+ standards and an update on H.263L
development.
- Video compression for Internet applications
- Examples of silicon and board-level implementations of standards.
- Product demonstrations

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Hope to see most of you at ICPR and SSPR/SPR in August.

Your TC10 chairman,
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Bell Atlantic Network Sytems, Fax: (914)644-2561
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