iapr

Newsletter 49, May 1997


TC10 news #49

Contents:
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Update: GREC'97 - Int. Workshop on Graphics Recognition
Update: CVPR'97 - Advance Program and Hotel Info.
Update: ICCV'98 - Deadline Extended
Update: BSDIA97 - New Dates
Update: Integrating Photogrammetric Techniques with Scene Analysis

CFP: ISMM'98 (Amsterdam) - Int. Symp. on Mathematical Morphology
CFP: Special Issue on Learning in Autonomous Robots
CFP: IEEE Expert Special Issue on Autonomous Vehicles

Software: Compilation of existing vision software libraries

Announcement: IEEE Workshp on Generic Object Recognition (Puerto Rico)
Announcement: TC-2 Newsletter

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Dear TC10 members and friends,

Welcome to TC10 news #49. The most important announcement in this
newsletter is the update on GREC'97 workshop. Since GREC is the
primary workshop of this TC, I hope most of you will be able to
participate in the workshop.

I have recently received several e-mail inquiries about the Graphics
Recognition Contest to be held at GREC'97. People have aksed when the
sample images, etc., will be available for download. I will make the
images and groundtruth data available within a week. You should be
able to download the images and data through the contest web page --

http://www.iapr-tc10.or.kr/contest.htm
If you cannot find the images there on or after April 27, please send
me e-mail and I will look into the problem. In the next few days, I
will send out a detailed update on the contest to the TC10 list.

-Atul

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> From: Karl Tombre <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: Update: GREC'97 - Int. Workshop on Graphics Recognition

GREC'97 Update

Web page: http://www.loria.fr/~tombre/grec97.html

Following the success of the First International Workshop on Graphics
Recognition (Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania,
August 9-11, 1995), the second edition in this series, GREC'97, will
be held on August 22-23, 1997, in Nancy, France.

We received 51 submissions, and 41 were selected for presentation.

The workshop will be held just after ICDAR'97, the 4th International
Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (Ulm, Germany, August
18-20, 1997). Nancy is only a 4 hours drive from Ulm and the two
cities are directly connected by train. Hopefully, this August week
will be packed with interesting scientific discussions, but also with
more informal social contacts, for scientists interested in document
analysis, and more specifically in graphics recognition.

The workshop will be held in the LORIA building shared by INRIA
Lorraine and CRIN/CNRS. We have decided to limit attendance to around
75 persons, in order to ensure active participation by all attendees.
The program has also been built to maximize scientific exchanges and
to ensure a true working group atmosphere.

Six topical sessions are planned. Each of them will start with an
introduction to the state of the art of the adressed topic by a
leading scientist. This will be followed by short, to-the-point
presentations of technical contributions; the aim is not to deliver a
formal talk, but rather to describe the details of the author's
contribution to the field. To provide enough time for exchanges, each
session will close with a 25-minute panel discussion, with
participation both by the authors in the session and by the audience.
Each panel discussion will be summarized in a report written by the
session moderator after the workshop, and published in the
post-workshop book.

Pre-proceedings of all contributed papers will be available at the
workshop for the participants. After the workshop, the program
committee will select key papers, including reports from the panel
discussions and possibly invited papers, and publish them in revised
form as a book in the "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" series.

A graphics recognition contest will be held at the workshop. The
contest will test the participants' ability to segment text from
graphics and to recognize graphical primitives such as lines, arcs,
and circles, both solid and dashed. The specifications and the
evaluation protocol for the contest will be intentionally kept simple
in order to encourage participation. Like the dashed line detection
contest of GREC'95, it will be possible for potential participants to
generate synthetic images of increasing complexity in order to test
and refine their algorithms. For more details on this contest,
including sample raster images (both synthetic and real) along with
ground truth data, please visit the contest's web site at
http://graphics/iapr-tc10/contest.html.

Breaks for informal discussions, French cuisine lunch buffets, and
a number of social events are also planned during and after the
workshop.

Preliminary program
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Thursday 21-08-1997
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20:00-22:00 Welcome reception

Friday 22-08-1997
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08:30-09:30 Welcome and registration
09:30-10:00 General introduction
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-12:15 Vectorization and separation
12:15-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:55 Engineering drawings
15:55-16:25 Break
16:25-18:00 Business Graphics and Forms
20:00-24:00 Banquet and canal cruise


Saturday 23-08-1997
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08:00-09:00 Contest preparation
09:00-10:00 Maps
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:40 Maps (continued)
11:40-12:40 Contest
12:40-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:45 Diagrams and Symbol Recognition
15:45-16:15 Break
16:15-17:30 Performance Evaluation
17:30-18:00 Concluding remarks
20:00-23:00 Optional sightseeing tour of Nancy

Sunday 24-08-1997
*****************

09:00-18:00 Optional tour to the Vosges mountains

Registration
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The registration fees for the workshop are as following:

- Before June 30: 1200 FRF
- After June 30: 1500 FRF

The registration fee for the workshop includes the proceedings, the
welcome reception, the lunch buffets, the workshop banquet, and the
breaks.

Accompanying persons pay 300 FRF for the banquet, 150 FRF for the
welcome reception, and 150 FRF for each buffet lunch.

More Information
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Up to date information about the workshop can be found at the
following WWW URL: http://www.loria.fr/~tombre/grec97.html

If you wish to take part in this workshop, but haven't submitted a
paper to it, please contact the organizers by email to
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , so that we can send registration information to you.

We look forward to welcoming you in Nancy for an exciting workshop.

The organizers

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> Subject: Update: CVPR'97 - Advance Program and Hotel Info.

The CVPR '97 web page http://marathon.csee.usf.edu/cvpr97.html now
has been updated with

a draft version of the advance program

information for making hotel reservations

On-line registration for the conference and associated workshops
can be accessed from the page as well.

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> Subject: Update: ICCV'98 - Deadline Extended

The deadline for submitting papers to the 1998
International Conference on Computer Vision has
been extended to 30 April.

The chairs of ICCV '98 emphasize that this is the
very last extension.


The latest information on ICCV and affiliated
workshops is posted at

http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/users/lsd/iccv/index.html
or
http://www.cse.iitb.ernet.in/~iccv98

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I have abbreviated this CFP. The full length first CFP for this
conference appeared in TC10 news #46 which is available at the TC10
web site. You can also get the full version from the conference web
site.
-Atul
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> From: "Nabeel A. Murshed" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: Update: BSDIA97 - New Dates

First Brazilian Symposium on Document Image Analysis
November 03-05, 1997, Curitiba - Brazil

Second Call for Papers

You are invited to participate in the First Brazilian Symposium on
Document Image Analysis that will be held in Curitiba - Brazil on
November 03 - 05, 1997. The symposium aims at promoting and motivating
researches and developments in the fields of Handwriting and Graphics
Recognition, Storage and Information Retrieval, Workflow and Document
System Architectures; and providing a forum for researchers, students,
developers and end-users, from academia and industry, to discuss and
exchange topics related to those areas. The symposium is organized by
the Lab. of Document Image Analysis and Neural Networks (LADIANN) of the
Pontifical Catholic University of Paran?(PUC-PR).

>>>>>>>>>> New Dates <<<<<<<<<<<

Important Dates
Paper submission:
To be received by April 30, 1997
Notification of acceptance:
To be mailed out on June 30, 1997
Camera-ready submission:
To be received by July 30, 1997

Further Information
For further information on BSDIA?7,
please contact the program chair:

BSDIA?7
Prof. Nabeel A. Murshed
Lab. of Document Image Analysis and Neural Networks (LADIANN)
Programa de Mestrado em Inform?ica Aplicada, PUC-PR
R. Imaculada Conceição, 1155
Curitiba, PR 80215-901 - Brasil
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,
Fax: +55(41) 330 - 1620, Tel.: +55(41) 330 - 1668

Conference Home page: http://epsilon.pucpr.br/bsdia97

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> From: Chris McGlone <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: Update: Integrating Photogrammetric Techniques with Scene Analysis

Integrating Photogrammetric Techniques with
Scene Analysis and Machine Vision III

Part of AeroSense '97
SPIE's 11th Annual International Symposium on
Aerospace/Defense Sensing, Simulation, and Controls

Marriott Orlando World Center Resort and Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, USA
Monday-Wednesday 21-23 April 1997
SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3072
http://www.spie.org/web/meetings/calls/or97/or97_home.html


Conference Chairs:
David M. McKeown, Jr., Carnegie Mellon Univ.;
J. Chris McGlone, Carnegie Mellon Univ.;
Olivier Jamet, Institut Geographique National (France)

Program Committee:
Ian J. Dowman, Univ. College London (UK);
Christian Heipke, Technische Univ. Muenchen (FRG);
Edward M. Mikhail, Purdue Univ.;
Walter J. Mueller, GDE Systems, Inc.

Session topics include:
* Photogrammetric Systems (6 papers)
* Sensor Systems (4 papers)
* Road Detection and Extraction, (3 papers)
* DEM/DTM Matching and DEM Representation, (7 papers)
* Building Modeling and Extraction (5 papers)
* Automated Registration (6 papers)

Each presentation will be allowed 30 minutes with
5 minutes reserved for questions and discussion.

The full program is available at
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~MAPSLab/spie-prog.html
or
http://www.spie.org/web/meetings/programs/or97/conferences/or97_3072.html

In conjunction with this conference, a joint inaugural meeting for
International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Working Groups II/6 and II/8 will be held on Monday, 21 April.
Please see the accompanying announcement for details.


REGISTRATION AND HOTEL INFORMATION

Registration can be accomplished interactively on the conference web site:

http://www.spie.org/info/or97_regform.html

or you can receive an ascii form by sending a message to
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
with the BODY of the message (NOT the subject line)
send or97_regform

Alternatively, phone or fax SPIE to get a registration form.
1-360-676-3290
1-360-647-1445 (fax)

The pre-registration cutoff date for reduced rates is April 4.

Online hotel registration information is available on the conference web page:

http://www.spie.org/web/meetings/calls/or97/or97_general.html

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> From: Henk Heijmans <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: CFP: ISMM'98 (Amsterdam) - Int. Symp. on Mathematical Morphology

ISMM '98
Preliminary Call for Papers

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MATHEMATICAL MORPHOLOGY

and its Applications to Image and Signal Processing IV

June 3-5, 1998, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


This symposium is the fourth in a series of international workshops
devoted to the area of mathematical morphology and its applications in
image and signal processing. The scientific programme includes
presentation of invited talks and contributed papers. The size of the
workshop will be limited in order to enable interaction between the
participants.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURES:

Prospective authors are invited to submit five copies of a full paper
devoted to any topic in the area of mathematical morphology to the
address listed below. The manuscript should include a separate title
page, containing the names and the addresses of the authors (including
e-mail and fax), an abstract of up to 200 words, and 3-5 keywords.
Papers submitted by fax or email will not be considered.

Acceptance of papers is based on appropriateness of the topic and on
quality, novelty, and clarity of exposition. Each paper will be
reviewed by at least two members of the Programme Committee using a
blind procedure, and their reviews will be returned to the author.
Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings volume published by
Kluwer in their Computational Imaging and Vision series. This volume
will be available at the beginning of the workshop. The final paper has
to be be prepared using the LaTeX typesetting system using the style
file provided by the organisers (see web-site below), and should be
limited to 8 pages including artwork and references.

IMPORTANT DATES:

September 30, 1997: Submission of full paper
December 15, 1997: Notification of acceptance
February 15, 1998: Camera-ready full paper

SUBSIDIARY GRANTS:

The organisers plan to make available a very limited number of
subsidiary grants for participants from countries in Eastern Europe and
former Soviet Union. These grants will cover traveling expenses
(cheapest option), full registration and hotel expenses. The main
criterion for achieving a grant is that the applicant is the (first)
author of an accepted paper. Selection will be on the base of paper
quality. Applications for these grants have to be submitted to the
ISMM'98 secretariat.

INFORMATION:

For further information please contact the ISMM'98 secretariat:

Mrs. L.M. v.d. Eersten-Schultze email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CWI tel: +31 20 592 4189
Kruislaan 413 fax: +31 20 592 4199
NL 1098 SJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Further information about the workshop (conference site, registration,
hotels, invited speakers, LaTeX style file) will become available at the
following internet site:
http://www.cwi.nl/projects/morphology/ismm98/

CONFERENCE CHAIRS:

Henk J.A.M. Heijmans Jos B.T.M. Roerdink
CWI Department of Computing
Science
Kruislaan 413 University of Groningen
NL 1098 SJ Amsterdam P.O. Box 800
The Netherlands 9700 AV Groningen
The Netherlands

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
tel: +31 20 5924057 +31 50 3633931
fax: +31 20 5924199 +31 50 3633800

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

Banon , G.J.F, Brazil
Boomgaard, R. van den The Netherlands
Dougherty, E.R. USA
Goutsias, J. USA
Kunt, M. Switzerland
Maragos, P. Greece
Marshall, S. UK
Meyer, F. France
Ronse, C. France
Salembier, Ph. Spain
Schafer, R.W. USA
Schmitt, M. France
Schonfeld, D. USA
Serra, J. France
Vincent, L. USA
Wojciechowski, K. Poland


LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS:
Eersten-Schultze, L.M. v.d.
Snijders, F.A.M.

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> Subject: CFP: Special Issue on Learning in Autonomous Robots

http://www.cs.buffalo.edu/~hexmoor/autonomous-robots.html

Call for papers
Autonomous Robots Journal
Special Issue on Learning in Autonomous Robots

Guest editors: Henry Hexmoor and Maja Mataric

Submission Deadline: August 15, 1997

Autonomous Robots is an international journal published by Kluwer
Academic Publishers, Editor-in-Chief: George Bekey

Current applications of machine learning in robotics explore learning
behaviors such as obstacle avoidance, navigation, gaze control, pick
and place operations, manipulating everyday objects, walking,
foraging, herding, and delivering objects. It is hoped that these are
first steps toward robots that will learn to perform complex
operations ranging from folding clothes, cleaning up toxic waste and
oil spills, picking up after the children, de-mining, look after a summer
house, imitating a human teacher, or overseeing a factory or a space
mission.

As builders of autonomous embedded agents, researchers in robot
learning deal with learning schemes in the context of physical
embodiment. Strides are being made to design programs that change
their initial encoding of know-how to include new concepts as well as
improvements in the associations of sensing to acting. Driven by
concerns about the quality and quantity of training data and real-time
issues such as sparse and low-quality feedback from the environment,
robot learning is undergoing a search for quantification and
evaluation mechanisms, as well as for methods for scaling up the
complexity of learning tasks.

This special issue of Autonomous Robots will focus on novel robot
learning applications and quantification of learning in autonomous
robots. We are soliciting papers describing finished work preferably
involving real manipulator or mobile robots. We invite submissions
from all areas in AI and Machine Learning, Mobile Robotics, Machine
Vision, Dexterous Manipulation, and Artificial Life that address robot
learning.

Submitted papers should be delivered by June 1, 1997. Authors
intending to submit a manuscript should contact Henry Hexmoor as
soon as possible to discuss paper ideas and suitability for this
issue.

Manuscripts should be typed or laser-printed in English (with American
spelling preferred) and double-spaced. Both paper and electronic
submission are possible, as described below.

For paper submissions, send five (5) copies of submitted papers
(hard-copy only) to:

Dr. Henry Hexmoor
Department of Computer Science
State University of New York at Buffalo
226 Bell Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-2000
U.S.A.
PHONE: 716-645-3197
FAX: 716-645-3464

For electronic submissions, use Postscript format, ftp the file to
ftp.cs.buffalo.edu, and send an email notification to
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Detailed ftp instructions:

compress your-paper (both Unix compress and gzip commands are ok)
ftp ftp.cs.buffalo.edu (but check in case it has changed)
give anonymous as your login name
give your e-mail address as password
set transmission to binary (just type the command BINARY)
cd to users/hexmoor/
put your-paper

send me an email notification This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let me know
you transferred the paper

Relevant Dates:
August 15, 1997 submission deadline
November 15, 1997 review deadline
December 1, 1997 acceptance/rejection notifications to the authors

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> From: Alberto Broggi <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: CFP: IEEE Expert Special Issue on Autonomous Vehicles

C A L L F O R A R T I C L E S

IEEE Expert Magazine

VISION-BASED DRIVING ASSISTANCE IN VEHICLES OF THE FUTURE
http://www.ce.unipr.it/expert

ALBERTO BROGGI, Guest Editor

Thanks to the increasing computational power of current computer systems
and to the reduced costs of image-acquisition devices, in the last few
years vision-based sensing of the surrounding environment has gained a
strategic importance not only in military applications, but also in the
automotive field. This special issue will address the problems of
autonomous vehicle driving, describe common techniques, and present the
state of the art. Suggested topics include

- Vision-based guidance of unmanned vehicles.
- Analysis of real-time constraints for vehicle driving.
- Vehicle navigation in unknown environments.
- Integration of specialized hardware on vehicles.
- Description of research prototypes.
- Legal aspects.
- Analysis of future trends.

Expert seeks two kinds of articles:

- TUTORIALS and SURVEYS introducing this field and reviewing the state
of the art or the state of the practice of work done in this area,
with the aim of comparing different solutions and techniques. Such
articles should be approximately 6,000 words (9-10 magazine pages),
with extensive references to widely available published works. One or
two such articles will likely be included.

- ARTICLES describing prototypes of autonomous vehicles developed
worldwide by universities, research centers, corporations, and
government institutions. These articles should describe both the
techniques and the results obtained, and the references should allow
the interested reader to follow up on both. Articles describing the
fusion of data coming from sensors other than vision are also welcome.
These articles should be from 5,500 to 6,000 words (8-9 magazine
pages), with no more than 12 references. A consistent and useful set
of definitions and examples can often help explain the underlying
mathematics. Such aids can be presented as sidebars in the published
article. Four or five such articles will likely be included.

All authors should submit six hard copies of their article by December
20, 1997, to the guest editor, Alberto Broggi. Authors intending to
submit tutorials or survey articles are encouraged to discuss this with
the guest editor or to send an extended abstract to him by October 1,
1997.

Guest Editor: Alberto BROGGI
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
Universita` di Parma
I-43100 Parma
ITALY
Fax 39 (521) 90-5723
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Schedule:
Submission of manuscripts: December 20, 1997
Acceptance/rejection notification: April 12, 1998
Revised manuscripts due: June 7, 1998
Publication: September 1998

For more information, access http://www.ce.unipr.it/expert

IEEE Expert: Intelligent Systems and Their Applications publishes
technically substantive articles that are referenced extensively in the
literature and read by 8,000-9,000 people worldwide. Expert is a magazine
of applied AI - a bridge between the research community and the user
community. Its readers want to learn about the tools, techniques,
concepts, and systems that have potential for real-world applications.
Conceptual or theoretical papers are welcome, provided they clarify and
present items of importance to applications. Clear, not overly formal,
writing is essential.

All articles will be carefully peer reviewed. Authors whose articles are
accepted on technical grounds will work with the magazine's staff editors
to arrive at a final article that is clear, straightforward, and valuable
to the user community.

Full publication guidelines are available at
http://computer.org/pubs/expert/edguide.htm, or from the managing editor
at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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I am including this message from the Vision List in case some of you
don't subscribe to that. I have abbreviated the message to only
include the URL's. For the full text of the message, you may access it
through the Vision List, the newsgroup comp.ai.vision, or you may
download this from the vision list archive.
-Atul
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> Subject: Software: Compilation of existing vision software libraries

Dear vision group,

I while back I posed a question on existing vision software libraries,
I have receieved a number of helpful replies from several people, and
their replies are enclosed here. I've also taken the liberty to
compile = a list of URL:s from their replies, and a reference, while
leaving their = comments in full below. I've refrained from
categorizing them, since I don't have any experience in using them
myself. I plan to look at several of = them, given time (life is too
short...).

[text deleted]

Thanks again for supplying information on software libraries!

Best regards,

| S=F6ren Molander, Ph.D. | Tel. +46 (0)980 121-40 |
| SSC Satellitbild | Fax. +46 (0)980 160-44 |
| Product Development Dept. | Email. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. |
| P.O. Box 816 | |
| S-981 28 Kiruna | |
| Sweden | |
| URL: http://www.ssc.se/sb |
| http://www.kiruna.se/~molander |

.......................................................

FREE LIBRARIES

URL: http://www.eso.org/~ndevilla/adonis/eclipse
source: Nicholas Devilard, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

URL: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~cil/v-source.html
Image Understanding Environment
URL: http://www.aai.com/AAI/IUE/IUE.html
Khoros
URL: http://www.khoros.unm.edu/
source: Karl Tombre Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

UTL: http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~pm/horatio/index.html
source: Anton van den Hengel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.cs.adelaide.edu.au/~hengel

http://www.cs.curtin.edu.au/~cdillon/ftp.html.
source: Brendan McCane,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Candela. GNU licensed package for computer vision from the CVAP
group (under J-O Eklundh) in Stockholm.
URL: http://www.nada.kth.se/cvap/software.html
source: s=F6ren molander, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


COMMERCIAL LIBRARIES/COMPANIES
URL: http://www.catenary.com
URL: http://www.accusoft.com
URL: http://www.leadtools.com
URL: http://www.imagelib.com
URL: http://www.snowbnd.com
URL: http://www.pixelsoft.com
Applied Imaging
URL: http://www.aai.com/products.html
HIPS package
URL: http://www.cns.nyu.edu/home/msl/SI.cgi
source: Ken Thornton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , http://www.lnk.com

URL: http://www.cns.nyu.edu/home/msl/hipsdescr.cgi
source: Michael Landy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For remote sensing:
URL: http://www.erdas.com
IDL (interactive data language)
URL: http://www.rsinc.com
AVS system for visual programming and program interfacing:
URL: http://www.avs.com
source: s=F6ren molander, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , http://www.ssc.se, =
http://www.kiruna.se/~molander

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> From: Sven Dickinson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: Announcement: IEEE Workshp on Generic Object Recognition (Puerto Rico)

IEEE Workshop on Generic Object Recognition

June 16, 1997 (just before '97) -- El San Juan Hotel, Puerto Rico

OBJECTIVES

In contrast to object recognition strategies which assume knowledge of
the exact shape or appearance of an object, generic object recognition
endeavors to recognize objects based on their coarse, prototypical
shape. Although a popular topic in the 1970's, generic object
recognition has given up the recognition spotlight to such schemes as
alignment, geometric hashing (and other geometric invariant-based
indexing), and eigenspace methods. Recently, however, interest in
recognition domains where exact object geometry is unknown, e.g.,
content-based image retrieval and non-rigid object recognition, has
revived an interest in generic object recognition. This workshop is a
response to that interest.

The workshop will consist of 10-12 invited talks by prominent
researchers working on generic object modeling and recognition. The
talks will be approximately 25 minutes in duration with an additional
panel session in the morning and one in the afternoon. A full schedule
for the workshop will be added to the workshop website
(http://marathon.csee.usf.edu/recognition.html) by the end of May,
1997.

Any further questions should be addressed to one of the co-chairs.

CO-CHAIRS

Sven J. Dickinson Ram Nevatia
Department of Computer Science and Department of Computer Science
Center for Cognitive Science University of Southern California
Rutgers University This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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INVITED SPEAKERS


Ronen Basri, Weizmann Institute
Tom Binford, Stanford University
Kevin Bowyer, University of South Florida
Sven Dickinson, Rutgers University
Chitra Dorai, IBM Watson Research Center
David Forsyth, University of California, Berkeley
Gerard Medioni, University of Southern California
Jean Ponce, Uiversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Stan Sclaroff, Boston University
Kaleem Siddiqi, Yale University
Alan Yuille, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
Andrew Zisserman, Oxford University


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

IEEE Members $40, Nonmembers $50, Full-time Students $20
On-line registration available through the CVPR registration web site:
http://marathon.csee.usf.edu/cvpr97.html
or the workshop website:
http://marathon.csee.usf.edu/recognition.html

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> From: Dori Dov <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: Announcement: TC-2 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues:

It is my pleasure as TC-2 Chairperson to start the electronic Newsletter
of the Technical Committee (TC-2) on Syntactic and Structural Pattern
Recognition (SSPR) of the International Association for Pattern
Recognition (IAPR).

If you wish to be added to the list (or removed) please email to
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In this message I will be brief and restrict myself to introduction.
We have established a website in URL
http://iew3.technion.ac.il:8080/~sspr94/
and I would like to invite you to visit it. In particular it has a pointer
to SSPR'98 to be held in Sydney, Australia in conjunction with ICPR in
Brisbane, Aug. 1998.
Another interesting pointer is to a comprehensive account on past SSPR
workshops which was written with a lot of care and attention by Professor
Alberto Sanfeliu, and I take this opprtunity to thank him once again for
this excellent work.

Please forward this message to colleagues and any professional who might
be intersted in being listed in the TC-2 Mailing list.
Best regards,
Dov.

Dr. Dov Dori
Information Systems Engineering
Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa 32000, Israel
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. tel. (972) 4 8294409; fax (972) 4 8235194
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That's all for now.

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