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Newsletter 53, November 1997

TC10 News #53

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CFP: Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition, ICPR'98, Brisbane, Australia
CFP: SSPR'98, Sydney, Australia (Deadline Extended)
CFP: SPR'98, Sydney, Australia (Deadline Extended)
CFP: Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns, CAIP'99, Ljubljana, Slovenia
CFP: Imaging Science, Systems, and Technology, CISST'98, Las Vegas, NV, USA
CFP: Wkshp. on Applications of Computer Vision, WACV'98, Princeton, NJ, USA
CFP: Int. Wkshp. on Frontiers in Handwriting Recog., IWFHR'98, Taejon, Korea
CFP: CVPRIP'98, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
CFP: JRTI Special Issue on Hough Transform

CFP: IEEE Joint Symposia on Intelligence and Systems, Washington, DC, USA
CFP: Vision Geometry VII, San Diego, CA, USA
CFP: 2nd Int'l Symposium on Intell. Mfg. Systems, IMS'98, Sakara, Turkey
CFP: Non-Linear Model Based Image Analysis, NMBIA'98, Glasgow, Scotland
CFP: IEEE Workshop on Perception for mobile agents, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
CFP: Content-Based Access of Image & Video Libraries, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
CFP: Autonomous Robots Sp. Issue on Perception-Based Intelligent Robots

Announcement: UNIPEN mailing list
Announcement: KS Fu Prize Nominations, deadline extended to January 15
Announcement: Course on Image Processing & Analysis, Univ. of Trieste, Italy

Book Announcement: Machine Learning and Image Interpretation
Call for Participation: ICCV '98 and related workshops, Bombay, India



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Dear TC10 members and friends,

Due to the long time elapsed since the last issue of the TC10 News,
I have to include a lot of CFP's and announcements in this issue.

I have grouped the CFP headings above into two groups. The first group
includes CFP's that are likely to be of interest to a large number of
TC10 members. The second group includes misellaneous vision and image
processing related CFP's.

Here are the most important announcements.

* The submission deadline for the GREC'97 post-workshop book is
December 15, 1997.

* ICPR'98 submission deadline is December 15, 1997.

* SSPR'98 and SPR'98 submission deadlines have been extended to
January 15, 1998.

* The TC10 web site http://www.iapr-tc10.or.kr has been
updated. Photographs of the GREC'97 social events are now available
at the web site. You may access the photographs directly at
http://www.iapr-tc10.or.kr/GREC97. If anyone has other interesting photographs of the workshop or social
events, please send me prints of the photographs; I will place the
photos on the web site. I would welcome any comments or suggestions
about the web site.

* Report on the Second Graphics Recognition Contest will soon be
available at the TC10 web site. Ihsin Phillips and I have spent the
last couple of months improving the design of the synthetic image
generation and vector matching methods. Also, we asked all contest
participants to send us the optimal parameters of their software for
each type of drawing used in the test. Based on these, we ran the
tests again.

Now to the full length CFP's and announcements.

-Atul

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From: Ross Walker <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
Subject: CFP: Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition, ICPR'98, Brisbane, Australia

ICPR'98: FINAL Call For Papers


14th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on PATTERN RECOGNITION
BRISBANE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE,
Brisbane, Queensland., AUSTRALIA
17 -- 20 August 1998
http://www.cssip.elec.uq.edu.au/~icpr98/

Paper submission deadline: 15 December, 1997
Notification of acceptance: 16 March, 1998
Camera-ready copy: 4 May, 1998

CALL FOR PAPERS

ICPR'98 is the international conference sponsored by the International
Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR). The conference is held
every two years and, in 1998, it will be held in Brisbane, Australia.
In the tradition of the IAPR organisation, ICPR'98 covers a broad
range of topics related to the development of representations and
techniques for the encoding, recognition and interpretation of
information in most sensing modalities, primarily visual information.
Presentations will be made by experts from many different countries
and the conference has a strong multicultural flavour.

General Co-Chairs:
Terry Caelli, Curtin University;
Anthony Maeder, University of Ballarat.

Technical Co-Chairs:
Anil Jain, Michigan State University;
Svetha Venkatesh, Curtin University.

Local Organisation Chair:
Brian Lovell, University of Queensland

Tutorial Co-Chairs:
Athula Ginige, University of Technology, Sydney;
Paul Jackway, University of Queensland

Conference Track Chairs

COMPUTER VISION:
Ray Jarvis, Monash University, Australia
Robert Bolles, SRI International, USA
Giulio Sandini, University of Genova
Nicholas Ayache, INRIA, France
Yoshiaki Shirai, Osaka University, Japan

PATTERN RECOGNITION and ANALYSIS:
Moidin Mohiuddin, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Yasuaki Nakano, Shinshu University, Japan
Jianchang Mao, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Bob Duin, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Dov Dori, Technion, Israel

ALGORITHMS and TECHNIQUES:
Gunilla Borgefors, Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Horace Ip, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Steven L. Tanimoto, University of Washington, USA
Ari Visa, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Ian T. Young, Delft Univeristy of Technology, The Netherlands

SYSTEMS and APPLICATIONS:
Saburo Tsuji, Wakayama University, Japan
Gerard Medioni, University of Southern California
Heinrich Niemann, Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg
Alex Pentland, The Media Laboratory, MIT
Ching Y. Suen, Concordia University

ICPR'98 will consist of four parallel tracks where previously
unpublished papers will be presented either orally or as posters and
include invited papers and special sessions. The program for each
stream will be organised by the corresponding Program Commitee. The
official opening and social events are common for all participants. In
addition, a set of tutorials/workshops will be given by prominent
researchers the day before the conference.

There will also be a competition involving the running and evaluation
of computer vision and pattern recognition techniques on different
data sets with known ground truths. Details on this will appear
shortly and, for more details, contact Professor Robert Haralick at
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Papers should not exceed 10 pages (12 pt, double-line spacing) and on
the first page the authors should indicate their names along with
affiliations and e-mail addresses, a list of key words and the
preferred conference track. Send six copies of the paper to:
14th ICPR'98, c/o Conventions Queensland,
PO Box 4044, St. Lucia South, Queensland 4067, AUSTRALIA,
Ph. +61 7 3870 8831, Fax +61 7 3371 9514
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Tracks include the following topics:

Pattern
Computer Vision Recognition Algorithms Systems
and Analysis and Techniques and Applications

Active-Passive Feature Document
Sensing Extraction Image Coding Analysis
Curves-Shape Statistical
Analysis Methods Image Signals Surveillance
Active Shape Morphology Wavelets Character
Recognition
Shape from X Machine Image Mappings Robotics
Learning
Active Vision Connectionist Visualisation Face/Gesture
Models Recognition
Biological Vision Fuzzy Models Auditory Signals Handwriting
Robotics/Automation Hierarchical Software/Archit. Multi-Media
Models
Invariance and Picture
Geometry Grammars AI Techniques Content Queries
Functional Vision Geometric Distributed Systems Image
Reasoning Interpretation
Grouping and Digital
Segmentation Optimisation Parallel Systems Libraries
Object Models Object Syntactic Models Biometry
Recognition
Motion Analysis Invariance in Statistical Models GIS -Remote
Recognition Sensing
Validation
and Geometric Methods Medical
Verification Applications


Dr Ross F. Walker /~\_|\ EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Centre for Sensor Signal and / *\ PHONE: +61 7 38246556 (Home)
Information Processing | _ / PHONE: +61 7 33653694
(office)
Electrical & Computer Engineering \_/ \_/ FAX: +61 7 33653684
Ritchie Labs, Block C, Room 303 @
The University of Queensland, St Lucia, 4072 BRISBANE AUSTRALIA.
WWW: http://www.cssip.elec.uq.edu.au/~walker

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From: Adnan Amin <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
Subject: Deadline Extended: SSPR'98, Sydney, Australia

DEADLINE FOR SSPR'98 IS EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 1998

SSPR'98 In Australia
Swiss Grand Hotel, Bondi Beach, Sydney, August 11-13, 1998

The WWW page is http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/sspr98.html

Call For Papers

SUBMISSION DATE: [ EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 1998]


You are invited to participate in the 7th International workshop on Structural
and Syntactic Pattern Recognition to be held on August 11-13. 1998 at the
Swiss Grand Hotel, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia.

The Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition workshop series has
traditionally been held in conjunction with ICPR-the International Conference
on Pattern Recognition. In 1998 both will be held back-to-back in Australia:
SSPR in Sydney and the 14th ICPR in Brisbane.

Honorary chairman:
Herbert Freeman,
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

Co-chairmen:
Adnan Amin Dov Dori
School of Computer Science&Engg Faculty of Industrial Engineering &Management
University of New South Wales Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
2052 Sydney, NSW, Australia Haifa 32000, Israel
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Program Committee

Keiichi Abe Shizuoka University, Japan
Thomas Bayer Daimler.Benz Research Center Ulm, Germany
Ed Breen CSIRO, Australia
Horst Bunke Bern University, Switzerland
Terry Caelli Curtin University, Australia
Its'hak Dinstein Ben Gurion University, Israel
Rudolf Freund TU Wien, Austria
Luc Van Gool University Leuven, Belgium
Robert Haralick Univerity of Washington, Seattle, USA
Jean-Michel Jolion INSA, France
Pieter Jonker Delft University, The Netherlands
Walter Kropatsch TU Wien, Austria
Hsi-Jian Lee National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Gerald Masini INRIA Lorraine & CRIN/CNRS, France
John Oommen Carleton University, Canada
Petra Perner IBaI, Leipzig, Germany
Ting Chuen Pong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Phil Robertson Canon Information Systems Research Australia
Claude Sammut University Of New South Wales, Australia
Alberto Sanfeliu Polytechnic of Catelonia, Spain
Gabriella Sanniti di Baja Istituto di Cibernetica, Italy
Linda Shapiro University of Washington, Seattle, USA
J. Humberto Sossa Centro Nacional de Calculo-IPN, Mexico
Sargur Srihari State University of New York,Buffalo,USA
Karl Tombre INRIA Lorraine & CRIN/CNRS, France
Patrick. Wang Northeastern University, USA
Kazuhiko Yamamoto Gifu University, Japan


Aim and Scope

The workshop will provide a forum for presenting and discussing novel
research results in areas related to structure and syntax in pattern
recognition and their applications. The workshop will focus on the
transfer and integration of new theoretical issues into practical
applications. Special emphasis will be put on pattern-based methods
for storage, retrieval, search and querying. The workshop will feature
invited talks, oral paper presentations and poster
presentations. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Theoretical issues and formal methods:

* Grammar and language based methods
* Structural matching: string, trees, graphs, etc..
* Machine learning and grammatical inference
* Mathematical morphology in SSPR
* Neural-net based structural recognition
* Object-Oriented and Object-Process Methodologies
* Graph based methods and representations
* graph transformations for pattern recognition
* image structure from graphs

Applications:

* Shape and motion analysis and planning
* Pattern-based information retrieval from image document databases
and knowledge bases
* Pattern-based 2D and 3D object recognition
* Pattern-based search on the Internet and other distribution
heterogeneous databases
* Applications of SSPR to multimedia systems
* Structured document image analysis and recognition
* Pattern-based speech recognition

Submission Procedure:

Papers should describe original and unpublished work. Prospective
authors should submit five copies of their contribution(s) by December
1, 1997 to:

SSPR'98 Secretariat
c/o Adnan Amin (SSPR'98)
School of Computer Science and Engineering
University of New South Wales
Sydney, 2052, NSW, Australia
Fax: (61 2) 9 385 5995
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The manuscript submitted should be no longer than 10 pages (double
space). The first page should contain: title, author's name,
affiliation and address, phone/fax number and e-mail address of the
contact author. The second poage should include a title, a 150-word
abstract, and keywords. All manuscripts will be reviewed by at least
two members of the program committee. Accepted papers will appear in
the proceedings which are expected to be published in the series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer-Verlag, and will
be distributed to all participants at the workshop. We do not review
papers submitted by facsimile or e-mail.

Special Issue of Pattern Recognition:

Selected papers from the workshop will be published in a special
edition of the journal PATTERN RECOGNITION scheduled for July
1999. Prospective authors will be asked to submit enhanced papers for
review at the workshop.

Important Dates

Extended paper submission deadline :January 15, 1998
Notification of acceptance: April 1, 1998
Camera-ready paper due: May 15, 1998

If you intend to participate or would like further information, please send
e-mail to:

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From: Pavel Pudil <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
Subject: Deadline Extended: SPR'98, Sydney, Australia

2nd International Workshop on Statistical Techniques in Pattern Recognition

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

First call for papers and participation


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION EXTENDED UNTIL 15 JANUARY 1998


You are invited to participate in the 2nd International workshop on
Statistical Techniques in Pattern Recognition (SPR'98) to be held on August
11-13. 1998 at the Swiss Grand Hotel, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia.


Honorary Chairman:
Professor Herbert Freeman
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA


Co-chairmen:

Adnan Amin Pavel Pudil
School of Computer Science&Eng. Inst. of Inform. Theory and
Automation
University of New South Wales Academy of Sciences of Czech
Republic
2052 Sydney, NSW, Australia 182 08 Prage 8, Czech Republic

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Program Committee

* H. Asada, Toshiba Corp. Kansai Lab. Japan
* L. P. Cordella, Naples University, Italy
* R. P.W. Duin, Delft University of Technology. The Netherlands
* F. Ferri, University of Valencia, Spain
* D. Geiger, Courant Institute, New York University, USA
* M. Gilloux, SRTP, France
* N. Gorsky, USSR Academy of Science, USSR
* J. Grim, UTIA Acad. of Sciences, Prague
* T. M. Ha, University of Berne, Switzerland
* L. Hamey Macquarie University, Australia
* J. P. Haton, INRIA CRIN France
* V. Hlavac, Czech Technical University, Prague
* A. Hoffmann, University of New South Wales, Australia
* A. K. Jain, Michigan State University, MI, USA
* J. Jin, University of New South Wales, Australia
* J. Kittler, University of Surrey, U.K.
* A. Maeder, University of Ballarat, Australia
* J. Novovicova, UTIA Acad. of Sciences, Prague
* S. Raudys, Vilnius University, Lithuania
* M. Schlesinger, Academy of Sciences, Ukraine
* J. Sklansky, University of California, CA, USA
* C. Y. Suen, Concordia University, Canada
* T. Taxt, University of Bergen, Norway
* H. Yan, Sydney University, Australia


Aim and Scope of the Workshop

The workshop aims to promote interaction and collaboration not only among
researchers working directly in Statistical Pattern Recognition but also
among those specialized in other fields but using or developing statistical
techniques. In this relation it is of particular interest to encourage links
with many mathematical statisticians, theoreticians and practitioners alike
who work at present outside the pattern recognition community. These issues
include, but are not limited to, the following issues:

* General methodology
* Statistical Classification Techniques
* Feature Extraction and Feature Selection
* Density Estimation
* Approximation by Mixtures
* Neural Networks
* Clustering Techniques
* Contextual Methods
* Syntactical and Hybrid Methods
* Learning Systems
* Random Fields
* 2D and 3D Object Recognition
* Statistical techniques in image processing
* Speech and one-dimensional signal analysis.
* techniques on document image analysis: handwriting, maps,etc...

Submission Procedure

Papers should describe original and unpublished work. Prospective authors
should submit five copies of their contribution(s) by December 1, 1997 to:

Adnan Amin (SPR'98)
School of Computer Science and Engineering
University of New South Wales
Sydney, 2052, NSW, Australia
Fax: (61 2) 9 385 5995
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The manuscript submitted should be no longer than 10 pages (double space).
The first page should contain: title, author's name, affiliation and
address, phone/fax number and e-mail address of the contact author. The
second page should include a title, a 150-word abstract, and keywords. All
manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two members of the program
committee. Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings which are expected
to be published in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science by
Springer-Verlag, and will be distributed to all participants at the
workshop. We do not review papers submitted by facsimile or e-mail.


Special Issue of Pattern Recognition

Selected papers from the workshop will be published in a special edition of
the journal PATTERN RECOGNITION scheduled for July 1999. Prospective authors
will be asked to submit enhanced papers for review at the workshop.


Homepage
Information on the workshop is maintained at

http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~amin/spr98.html


Important Dates

Manuscript submission deadline: January 15, 1998
(not more than 10 pages - see the note above)

Notification of acceptance: April 1, 1998

Camera-ready paper due: May 15, 1998


If you intend to participate or would like further information, please
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From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Ales Leonardis)
Subject: CFP: Int. Conf. on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns, CAIP'99, Ljubljana, Slovenia

8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER ANALYSIS
OF IMAGES AND PATTERNS CAIP'99

Ljubljana, Slovenia
1-3 September 1999

http://razor.fri.uni-lj.si/CAIP99

Conference Co-chairs:

Franc Solina Ales Leonardis

University of Ljubljana
Faculty of Comput. and Inform. Science
Trzaska 25, 1001 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Tel:386 61 1768 389 Tel:386 61 1768 256
Fax:386 61 1264 647 Fax:386 61 1264 647
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CALL FOR PAPERS

The CAIP conference is a traditional Central European Conference
devoted to all aspects of computer vision, image analysis, pattern
recognition and related fields.

The conference is sponsored by IAPR, Slovenian Pattern Recognition
Society and IEEE Slovenia Section.

The scientific program of the conference will consist of plenary
lectures by invited speakers, contributed papers presented in two
parallel sessions and posters. The CAIP proceedings are published
by Springer Verlag in the series Lecture Notes on Computer Science
and will be distributed to the participants at the conference.

SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE
Image Analysis
Computer Vision
Pattern Recognition
Medical imaging
Network Centric Vision
Augmented Reality
Image and Video Indexing
Industrial Applications

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
S. Ablameyko, Belarus; J. Arnspang, Denmark; R. Bajcsy, USA; I. Bajla,
Slovakia; F. Brookstein, Israel; V. Chernov, Russia; D. Chetverikov,
Hungary; A. Del Bimbo, Italy; J. O. Eklundh, Sweden; V. Hlavac, Czech
Republic; J. Kittler, United Kingdom; R. Klette, New Zealand; W.
Kropatsch, Austria; A. Leonardis, Slovenia; R. Mohr, France; M.
Schlesinger, Ukraine; W. Skarbek, Poland; F. Solina, Slovenia; G.
Sommer, Germany; L. Van Gool, Belgium; M. A. Viergever, Netherlands;
S. W. Zucker, USA

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
Authors who wish to present a paper at the conference should
send five copies of their paper to one of the two conference
chairs marked CAIP'99. To enable double blind review there
should be two title pages. The first with title, author's name,
affiliation and address, telephone, fax and e-mail, abstract of
200 words and up to three keywords. The second title page should
consist only of title, abstract and keywords. The papers excluding
the title pages should not be longer than 10 pages.
A LaTeX template for the camera-ready version will be available
on the conference home page.

TIME SCHEDULE:
Deadline for submission of papers: 15 January 1999
Notification of acceptance: April 1999

VENUE
The conference will be held at the Faculty of Computer and Information
Science at the University of Ljubljana. Ljubljana is the capital of
Slovenia. The city which is a lively mixture of mediterranean and
northern influences offers all amenities within short distance. Alpine
resorts, the Adriatic coast and several spas are close to Ljubljana.

The conference homepage is: http://razor.fri.uni-lj.si/CAIP99

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From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Hamid R. Arabnia)
Subject: CFP: Imaging Science, Systems, and Technology, CISST'98, Las Vegas, NV, USA

C A L L F O R P A P E R S

The 1998 International Conference on Imaging Science,
Systems, and Technology
(CISST'98)

http://www.cps.udayton.edu/~pan/cisst/cisst98/

July 6-9, 1998
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


The 1998 International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems, and
Technology (CISST'98) will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 6-9,
1998. All aspects of computer graphics, image processing, and
pattern recognition are included in CISST.

You are invited to submit a draft paper of about 5 pages and/or a
proposal to organize a technical session (see below for submission
information). All accepted papers will be published in the conference
proceedings.

THE NAMES OF TECHNICAL SESSION CHAIRS WILL APPEAR AS ASSOCIATE EDITORS
ON THE COVER OF THE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS.


SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

O Image generation, acquisition, and processing
O Image display techniques
O Image data structures and databases
O Convergence of imaging media (video and computer)
O Virtual reality
O Image compression, coding, and encryption
O Tools for multimedia production and services
O Digital imaging for film and television
O Visualization
O Scene and object modeling
O Knowledge acquisition
O Visual inspection
O Document image understanding
O Image algebra
O Optical image processing systems
O Mathematical morphology
O Architecture of imaging and vision systems (including
parallel architectures and algorithms)
O Neural network techniques and fuzzy logic
O Performance analysis and evaluation
O Software tools and environments for imaging
O Animation
O Geometric modeling and Fractals
O CAD/CAM systems
O Rendering techniques
O Applications including: medicine, robotic, GIS,
remote sensing, ...
O Other aspects and applications relating to imaging science


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit three copies of their
draft paper (4 to 5 pages) to H. R. Arabnia (address is given
below) by the due date. E-mail and Fax submissions are also
acceptable. The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted)
will be limited to 8 pages. Papers must not have been
previously published or currently submitted for publication
elsewhere.

The first page of the draft paper should include: title of the
paper, name, affiliation, postal address, E-mail address,
telephone number, and Fax number for each author. The first
page should also include the name of the author who will be
presenting the paper (if accepted) and a maximum of 5 keywords.


PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING TECHNICAL SESSIONS:

Each technical session will have 5/6 paper presentations.
The session chairs will be responsible in selecting the papers
for their own sessions. The names of session chairs will appear
as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings.
Proposals to organize technical sessions should include the
following information: name and address (+ E-mail) of proposer,
title of session, a 100-word description of the topic of the
session, and how you plan to advertise the session and select
papers for the proposed session. Mail your proposal to
H. R. Arabnia (address is given below); E-mail submissions are
preferred.

EVALUATION PROCESS:

Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance,
clarity, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed by two
researchers in the topical area. The Camera-Ready papers
will be reviewed by one person.
(Paper acceptance rate was 24% in last year's conference,
CISST'97.)


PUBLICATION:

The conference proceedings will be published by CSREA Press
(ISBN). The proceedings will be available at the conference.
It is planned to select 20 papers for journal publication in
related journals (after the conference).


ORGANIZERS/SPONSORS:

A number of university faculty members in cooperation with
the Monte Carlo Hotel (conference division) will be organizing
the conference. The conference is sponsored by the Computer
Science Research, Education, and Applications Tech. (CSREA) in
cooperation with the Computer Vision Research and Applications
Tech. (CVRA), The National Supercomputing Center for Energy and
the Environment (USA), developers of high-performance machines
and systems (pending) and related computer associations (pending.)


IMPORTANT DATES:

February 20, 1998 (Friday): Draft papers (5-page) due
April 3, 1998 (Friday): Notification of acceptance
May 22, 1998 (Friday): Camera-Ready papers & Preregistration due
July 6 - 9, 1998: CISST'98 Conference

Proposals to organize technical sessions should be submitted as
soon as possible (well ahead of the February 20 deadline).

All accepted papers are expected to be presented at the conference.

MEMBERS OF PROGRAM & ORGANIZING COMMITTEES: Currently being formed

CONFERENCE CONTACT:

Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia
(CISST'98)
The University of Georgia
Department of Computer Science
415 Graduate Studies Research Center
Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, U.S.A.
Tel: (706) 542-3480
Fax: (706) 542-2966
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[ Edited for brevity. For detailed information, see the conference web
site listed in the header above. --AKC ]

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Subject: CFP: Wkshp. on Applications of Computer Vision, WACV'98, Princeton, NJ, USA

http://www.sarnoff.com/conferences/WACV98/callforpapers.htm

This workshop will provide an international forum for industrial,
academic, and government researchers to present and discuss the
application of computer vision to various problem domains of practical
significance. Papers will be organized in a single track. In addition,
the workshop will feature demonstrations sessions, video sessions and
panel discussions. There will also be a half day tour of the local
laboratories in the Princeton area (Siemens, NEC, Sarnoff etc.) where
vision related demonstrations will be shown to the conference
participants.

Original papers are solicited on applications of computer vision that
include (but are not limited to) the topics listed below:

*visual database *image based rendering
*video mosaicing *cartography and GIS
*surveillance *3D sensing
*security & law enforcement
*space operations *object recognition
*highway/vehicle systems *robotics
*human-computer interaction *medical image analysis
*manufacturing *industrial inspection
*augmented reality *remote sensing
*document analysis & OCR *face & gesture image analysis

IMPORTANT DATES :
Paper submission deadline: April 1, 1998
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 1998
Camera-ready copy: July 15, 1998

PROGRAM COMMITTEE :

General Chair : Peter Burt (Sarnoff)
Program Chair : Rakesh Kumar (Sarnoff)
Finance Chair : Terry Boult (Lehigh U.)
Demo/ Video chair: Nassir Navab (Siemens)
Local arrangements chair: Alice Archer (Sarnoff)

Takeo Kanade (CMU) E. Dickmanns (Munich)
Alok Gupta (Siemens) K. Ikuechi (Univ. Of Tokyo)
Shree Nayar (Columbia) P. Anandan (Microsoft)
Shmuel Peleg (HUJI) Zhengyou Zhang (INRIA)
R. Manmatha (UMASS) E. Saund (Xerox)
G. Medioni (USC) David Jacobs (NEC)
H. Sawhney (Sarnoff) Brian Schunk (Adept)
L. Abbot (Univ. of Virginia) Yvan Leclerc (SRI)

SUBMISSIONS:

Four copies of complete manuscripts should be received by April 1,
1998, for review by the program committee. Emphasis should be on novel
technical approaches and/or performance evaluation for a given task.
Papers (in English) should be submitted in FINAL CAMERA-READY FORMAT
with 2 columns on standard (8.5"x11" or A4) pages. Columns should be
separated by 5/16" spacing, and should be 3.25" in width and 9" in
length. Text should be 10-point type, Times Roman font (or similar).
A maximum of 7 pages are permitted for each submission, including
references and illustrations. The title, names of authors,
affiliations, and e-mail addresses should appear centered near the top
of the first page. The authors are also encouraged to send a video
demo, or propose a web site for live demos of their work. This
additional information would be taken into account by the program
committee.

In addition to the manuscript, each submission should contain a summary
page that answers the following questions separately:
(1) What is the application area of the work reported in this paper?
(2) How far has this work progressed to date?
(3) What is the primary significance of this work?
(4) What is the major new contribution of this work ?
(5) How is this paper related to previously published work?

For more information see :
http://www.sarnoff.com/conferences/WACV98/callforpapers.htm

Submissions and any questions should be sent to the following address:

Dr. Rakesh (Teddy) Kumar
201 Washington Road, CN5300 Phone: 609-734-2832
Sarnoff Corporation Fax: 609-734-2662
Princeton, NJ 08540 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsor : IEEE Computer Society

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Subject: CFP: Int. Wkshp. on Frontiers in Handwriting Recog., IWFHR'98, Taejon, Korea

Call for Papers

6th International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition
(IWFHR'98)

You are invited to participate in the 6th International Workshop on
Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition to be held on August 12~14, 1998
at KAIST in Taejon, Korea. The IWFHR98 will again bring together
researchers in academia, industry and government working in the area
of handwriting recognition. The program will consist of high quality
papers on all aspects of handwriting analysis and interpretation.

Topics:
* Handwriting recognition algorithms * Segmentation techniques
* Pre-processing * Feature extraction
* Linguistic post-processing * Handwriting acquisition
* Emerging techniques * Innovative applications

High quality papers presenting innovative ideas, design principles,
theoretical analysis, implementation techniques, programming concepts,
experimental results, and in-depth tutorials are solicited. The use of
prototypes and demonstration video for presentations is encouraged.

Paper Submission:
You are invited to submit four copies of a full paper no longer than
20 double- spaced pages. The first page of the manuscript should
contain a title, affiliation, mailing address, phone/fax numbers and
E-mail address of the contact author. The second page should include a
title, a 200-word abstract, and keywords. Papers should be submitted
to the following address:

Prof. Seong-Whan Lee
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Korea University
Anam-dong, Seongbuk-ku, Seoul 136-701, Korea
Tel: (+82)-2-3290-3197, Fax: (+82)-2-926-2168
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Important Dates:
February 28, 1998 Paper submission due
May 31, 1998 Notification of acceptance
June 30, 1998 Camera-ready manuscripts due

Hosts:
Center for AI Research, KAIST
Special Interest Group on AI, Korea Information Science Society
The Korean Society for Cognitive Science
IAPR TC11

Sponsors:
Samsung Electronics, Ltd.
LG Electronics, Ltd.
Handy Soft, Inc.
Korea R&D Information Center

Other Information:
For more details, visit following web site or use E-mail:

URL http://ai.kaist.ac.kr/iwfhr98
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Workshop Chair:
J. H. Kim (Korea)

Program Chair:
S.-W. Lee (Korea)

Program Co-Chairs:
N. Bartneck (Germany)
J. J. Hull (USA)

Program Committee:
S. Y. Bang (Korea)
H. Bunke (Switzerland)
D. Dori (Israel)
A. Downton (UK)
H. Fujisawa (Japan)
M. Gilloux (France)
R. Haralick (USA)
S. Impedovo (Italy)
H.-J. Lee (Taiwan)
Y. B. Lee (Korea)
G. Leedham (UK)
G. Lorette (France)
E. Mandler (Germany)
M. Mohiuddin (USA)
Y. Nakano (Japan)
T. Pavlidis (USA)
R. Plamondon (Canada)
P. K. Rhee (Korea)
L. Schomaker (Netherlands)
S. N. Srihari (USA)
C. Y. Suen (Canada)
J.-W. Tai (China)
Y. Y. Tang (Hong Kong)
T. Wakahara (Japan)
P. S. P. Wang (USA)
K. Yamamoto (Japan)

Organizing Chair:
Y. B. Kwon (Korea)

Organizing Committee:
S.-B. Cho (Korea)
K. S. Chung (Korea)
M. H. Kim (Korea)
S. H. Kim (Korea)

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Subject: CFP: Computer Vision, Pattern Recog. and Image Proc., CVPRIP'98, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

CALL FOR PAPERS (CVPRIP'98 http://www.cs.usu.edu/Conferences/CVPRIP)

First International Workshop on Computer Vision, Pattern
Recognition & Image Processing

Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
Oct. 23-28, 1998

Papers are invited for, but not limited to the following areas:

1.Algorithms: Image enhancement, segmentation, filtering,
restoration, texture, analysis, understanding,
compression, color image processing, etc.
Feature Extraction, Feature Selection,
statistical approach, syntactic approach,
clustering, etc. Motion, Stereo vision,
physics-based vision, CAD-based vision,
target/object recognition, etc. Fuzzy Logic,
Neural Network, Genetic Algorithm, Wavelet,
Fractal, Morphology to CVPRIP

2.Architectures: VLSI and application-driven architectures for
CVPRIP.

3.Applications: Applying CVPRIP to medical science, industry,
finance, environment, agriculture,
transportation, etc.

Authors should submit a summary for each paper. The summary shall not
exceed 4 pages of 10 point font, double-column, single spaced text
with figures, tables and references. Otherwise, additional page charge
will be imposed.

In addition to the summary, authors should provide a cover page to indicate:

CVPRIP'98
Area
Originality
Contact Author (Name, Address, Telephone, Fax and E-mail)

CVPRIP'98 also solicits tutorial proposals for the related fields. The
proposal should consist of:

A cover page (Name, Address, Telephone, Fax, and E-mail),
Abstract should not exceed 500 words
Supporting materials (outline of the content, objectives,
audience, and a bio with no more than 3 pages)

All paper submissions should be sent to:

P. P. Wang
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Duke University
P. O. Box 90291
130 Hudson Hall, Science Drive
Durham, NC27708-0291
USA
or

H. D. Cheng
Dept. of Computer Science
Utah State University
Logan, UT84322-4205
USA

All tutorial proposal submissions should be sent to:

M. B. Ghalia
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Duke University
P. O. Box 90291
130 Hudson Hall, Science Drive
Durham, NC27708-0291
USA
or

H. D. Cheng
Dept. of Computer Science
Utah State University
Logan, UT84322-4205
USA

All submissions must be received by the corresponding deadlines.

Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection of their
submissions by Aug. 1, 1998. Accepted papers will be published in the
conference proceedings. Camera-ready paper due is Sept. 10, 1998.

Selected papers will be published in Information Sciences, An
International Journal.

Best paper will be decided by the Best Paper Selection Committee.

Special Event: Dr. Lotfi A. Zadeh and Dr. Azriel Rosenfeld will
receive the Information Science Award for their pioneer works, and
their foundmental and influential contributions to the related fields.

Important Dates

For PAPERS:

June 1, 1998 Paper summary due.
Aug. 1, 1998 Letter of acceptance/rejection to authors.
Aug. 23, 1998 US$160 check deposit.
Sept. 10, 1998 Camera-ready summary papers due.

For TUTORIAL PROPOSALS:

May 1, 1998 Tutorial proposal due.
June 29, 1998 Notification of decision and tutorials announcement
Sept. 4, 1998 Camera-ready copy of the tutorial material.
Oct. 23, 1998 Tutorials date.


Honorary Chair: Thomas S. Huang, U. of Illinois, USA

Chair: Heng-Da Cheng, Utah State U., USA

Program Committee: Sergey Ablameyko, Belarusian Academy of Sciences, Belorussia
Terry Caelli, Curtin U. of Technology, Australia
Atul K. Chhabra, NYNEX Sci. & Tech., USA
Bruce Flinchbaugh, Texas Instruments, USA
Michal Haindl, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Nahum Kiryati, U. of Technion, Israel
Adam Krzyzak, Concordia U., Canada
Ales Leonardis, U. of Ljubljana, Slovinia
Xiaobo Li, U. of Alberta, Canada
Wei-Chung Lin, Northwestern U, USA
Cettina Maccarone, IFCAI/CNR, Italy
Pavel Pudil, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Gabriella Sanniti di Baja, CNR, Italy
Frank Y. Shih, New Jersy Ins. of Technology, USA
Ventzelav Valev, U. of Iowa, USA
Albert M. Vossepoel, Delft U. of Technology, Netherlands
Andrew K. C. Wong, Waterloo U., Canada
Edward Wong, Polytechnic U., USA
Enhua Wu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

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Subject: CFP: JRTI Special Issue on Hough Transform

JOURNAL OF REAL-TIME IMAGING, Academic Press
SPECIAL ISSUE
Has the Hough Transform Come of Age?

GUEST EDITORS:
Luciano da Fontoura Costa
Cybernetic Vision Research Group
IFSC - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Caixa Postal 369
Sao Carlos - SP - 13560-970 - Brazil
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
WWW:
http://www.ifqsc.sc.usp.br/visao/group/members/luciano/luciano.htm

Harry Wechsler
Computer Science Department
George Mason University, USA
Fairfax, VA 22030
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
WWW: http://chagall.gmu.edu

Introduced as a patent in 1962, the Hough transform has motivated
great interest as a potentially effective technique for real-time
pattern recognition, being applied to the most diverse situations
ranging from astronomy to biscuit quality control. Despite the
seeming simplicity of the technique, those who have tried to apply it
to more demanding problems soon realized that the approach entails a
series of not so straightforward problems, such as those caused by the
discrete nature of the image and parameter spaces, which have
motivated a series of investigations and publications. In fact, some
of the most interesting and fruitful works on Hough transform have
been characterized by an integrated approach considering the
relationships between the Hough transform and other related and
complementary areas and techniques such as discrete geometry;
projections; Radon, Fourier, and Gabor transforms; and matched
filtering, to name but a few.

After so many years of investigations on the Hough transform, a number
of questions remain to be answered, such as:
* Should the Hough transform be treated as a technique in itself or
only a special case of more general concepts? =
* Have we fully understood and circumvented the Hough transform
shortcomings?
* How does the Hough transform compare with alternative techniques?
* What are the most effective algorithms for real-time applications?
* How can the Hough transform be effectively implemented in software
and hardware?
* In brief: Has the Hough transform come of age?

Every relevant and original development which can help to answer such
questions is welcomed for appreciation for the Special Issue of JRTI.

IMPORTANT DATES:
* 15th Jul. 1998 - submission of five copies of the article;
* 15th Nov. 1998 - authors informed about acceptance;

The INFORMATION TO AUTHORS can be found at the following address:
http://www.hbuk.co.uk/ap/journals/ri.htm
All submissions should be forwarded to Luciano da Fontoura Costa
(address as above).

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From: "Dr. Peggy Israel Doerschuk" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
Subject: CFP: IEEE Joint Symposia on Intelligence and Systems, Washington, DC, USA

CALL FOR PAPERS

INTERNATIONAL IEEE JOINT SYMPOSIA on
INTELLIGENCE and SYSTEMS

Washington, DC, May 21-23, 1998

(Memorial Day is May 25 -- tours will be
arranged for May 23. Families welcome.)
Check out our Web page at http://www-xdiv.lanl.gov/sis

Sponsored by: IEEE Computer Society

In cooperation with: IEEE CS TAI Conference; AAAI Society; SMC Society;
NN Society; Robotics and Automation Society; IARP Society; ACM Society;
BU-CIS Center, UCrete

SCOPE OF SYMPOSIA: The joint Symposia on Intelligence and systems
offer theoretical and practical media for the constructive interaction
among scientists and practitioners from different research fields
(computers, mathematics, physics, biology, medicine, chemistry,
engineering, etc.) having as goals the development of methodologies
and tools for the solution of complex problems in neuroscience and
biology, automation and robotics, image, speech and natural languages,
and their integration.

General Symposia Chair: N.G. Bourbakis, BU, CIS & UC
Phone: (607) 777-2165; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3rd IEEE Symposium on INTELLIGENCE in NEURAL and BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS (INBS)

SOME TOPICS: DNA Sequence Processing, Genome Processes, DNA
Topologies, Genome Mapping and Sequencing, Molecular Biology,
Biological Models, Computational Biology, Evolutionary Dynamics,
Evolutionary Computation Models, Learning, Perception, Models of
Self Organization, Emergent Phenomena, Artificial and Biological
Neural Nets, Neuroscientific Models, etc.

Program Chairs: J. Gattiker, LANL and I. Rigoutsos, IBM TJ Watson
Research Center.
Phone: (505) 665-0604 & (914) 784-7968;
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Submit summary to: James R. Gattiker, TA3, SM43, MSF645, DP13S, XCM,
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87544

3rd IEEE Symposium on INTELLIGENCE in AUTOMATION and ROBOTICS (IAR)

SOME TOPICS: Robot Path Planning, Multiple Robot Motion Planning,
Autonomous Navigation, Arm/Leg Control, Robot Vision, Visual
Tracking, Human-Robot Symbiosis, Telerobotics, Micro and
Nano Robotics, Robot Cooperation, Assembly Strategies, Sensors,
Walking/Running Robots, Task Planning, Process Planning,
Scheduling, Intelligent Control, etc.
Program Chairs: A. Tascillo, FORD and P. Israel Doerschuk, LU
Phone: (313) 845-7427 & (409) 880-8782;
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.
Submit summary to: Anya L. Tascillo, 16886 Elwell Road,
Belleville, MI 48111


3rd IEEE Symposium on IMAGE, SPEECH, NATURAL LANGUAGE SYSTEMS (ISNLS)

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

Program Chairs: J.S. Mertoguno, FUJITSU and R. Brooks, FUJITSU
Phone: (408) 922-9599, (408) 922-9520;
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Submit summary to: Johannes S. Mertoguno, M/S 353, Fujitsu
Microelectronics Inc., 50 Rio Robles, San Jose, CA 95134


Please send four copies of an extended summary (no more than 6 pages)
describing the methodology and/or results by Dec. 15, 1997 to the
appropriate address above. Notification of acceptance (please provide
email address or fax number) by Feb. 1, 1998. Camera ready articles by
March 31, 1998. A collection of best papers will be published in an
archival Journal and an Award will be given to each best paper per
Symposium as well.

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From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Longin Jan Latecki)
Subject: CFP: Vision Geometry VII, San Diego, CA, USA

CALL FOR PAPERS AND ANNOUNCEMENT

VISION GEOMETRY VII (SD91)
San Diego Convention Center and Mariott Hotel & Marina
San Diego, California, USA

Part of SPIE's International Symposium on
Optical Science, Imaging and Instrumentation
July 19 - 24, 1998

Conference Chairs: Robert A. Melter, Long Island University (Retired)
Angela Y. Wu, The American University
Longin J. Latecki, University of Hamburg, Germany.

Program Committee:
Ari D. Gross, T. Y. Kong (CUNY/Queens Coll.); Jack Koplowitz (Clarkson Univ.);
David M. Mount (Univ. of Maryland, College Park); Frank Rhodes (Univ. of
Southampton, UK); Ivan Stojmenovic (Univ. of Ottawa, Canada).

Keynote Speaker: Gabor Herman, University of Pennsylvania

Abstract due date: December 22, 1997
Manuscript due date: June 22, 1998

This conference is designed to bring together workers who use geometric theory
and techniques to solve problems related to computer vision. Specific
solutions as well as overviews of more general topics are welcome.

Topics of interest are:
Digital geometry and topology
Geometry-based image segmentation
Morphology related to vision
Computational geometry related to vision
Convexity problems in vision

Prospective contributors are invited to submit abstracts of their papers
by December 22, 1997, in accordance with the instructions given on the
following web page:
http://www.spie.org/web/meetings/calls/sd98/sd98_submissions.html

Proceedings of this meeting will be published by SPIE. Authors of accepted
abstracts will be notified by mail no later than April 26, 1998, and will be
required to submit camera-ready manuscripts in English by June 22, 1998.

To receive a complete Call for Papers via postal mail, or to request an
Advance Technical Program for this conference (when available), please
contact SPIE. Phone: +1 360/676-3290. Fax: +1 360/647-1445.
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For further information, contact:

Dr. Longin Jan Latecki
Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Hamburg
Bundesstr. 55, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: ++49(0)40 4123 5156 * Fax: ++49(0)40 4123 5117

Dr. Angela Wu, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems,
American University, Wahsington, DC 20016-8116. Phone: 202-885-1476.
Fax: 202-885-1479. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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From: "Ahmet T. Erdogan" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
Subject: CFP: 2nd Int'l Symposium on Intell. Mfg. Systems, IMS'98, Sakara, Turkey

-Call for Papers-
2nd INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON
INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS-IMS'98
Sakarya, Turkey
August 6-7, 1998

Organized by: Sakarya University, Department of
Industrial Engineering

Sponsors: IFSA (International Fuzzy System
Association)
University of Toronto
ATSO, BAYRAMIX, CAK ST. GRUP., CEMSAN
A.S., EBITAS,
FEDERAL ELEKTRIK, FRUEHAUF, GOOD YEAR, KOCAELI S.O.,=20
LIST2000, LUCAS, OTOYOL, SANGARI,=20
TEAS, TIRSAN, TOYOTA-SA, TUVASAS

Conference topics include but not limited to:

Agile manufacturing
Artificial intelligence technologies
Automation, CNC & robot programming languages,
Computational Intelligence, Computer vision, Decision
support systems, Data mining, Expert systems, Fuzzy logic,
Genetic algorithms, Intelligent agents in manufacturing,
Intelligent systems perspectives, Modeling & simulation,
Neural networks, Process technologies, Robotics,
Semiotics, Inspection and testing, Lean production,
Manufacturing systems engineering Manufacturing systems
/strategies Product design CAE/CAD/CAM, Group
Technologies, Work Planning Production planning /
scheduling / control CIM - Computer integrated
manufacturing, FMS - Flexible manufacturing systems Rapid
prototyping, Simultaneous engineering / Concurrent
engineering, Storage & retrieval systems, System design &
integration, Quality control / Reengineering, Virtual
manufacturing

Keynote Speaker: L.A. Zadeh
Invited Speakers: K. Hirota, A. Kandel, A. Kusiak, M.
Sugeno, I.B. Turksen Special session: Future of
automative industry 3 panel discussions: Trends in
Automation, Trends in Quality Control, Current State of
Fuzzy Technology for IMS Venue: The symposium will be held
in Esentepe Campus, Sakarya University, Adapazari/Turkey

ADVISORY COMMITTEE
I.CALLI (TR), (SAU-Rector), A.KANDEL (US), M.A.EYLER (TR),
O.SAATCIOGLU (TR), M.SUGENO (JP), I.B.TURKSEN (CA), G.ULUSOY (TR),
L.A.ZADEH (US), E.H.MAMDANI (UK)

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN
I.B.TURKSEN (CA)

CO-CHAIRMAN
A.F.KONAR (TR)

PROGRAM CHAIR
H.TASKIN (TR)

CO-CHAIR
E.OZTEMEL (TR)

LOCAL ORGANIZER
G.CAGIL (TR)

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
M.S.AKSOY (TR), O.BALCI (US), J.BEZDEK (US), I.H.CEDIMOGLU (TR),
Y.B.CENGIZ (TR), C.DAGLI (US), M.DINCMEN (TR), H.DOGRUSOZ (TR),
O.ESEN (TR), M.A.EYLER (TR), F.FER (TR), G.GENCYILMAZ (TR), E.GIDE (AU),
C.GURER (TR), K.HIROTA (JP), B.KAFTANOGLU (TR), Y.KANBAK (TR), A.KANDEL (US),
M.KANSU (TR), A.S.KIRAN (US), O.KIRCA (TR), C.KUBAT (TR), S.KUNDU (US),
A.KUSIAK (CA), E.H.MAMDANI (UK), M.MUKAIDONO (JP), I.OR (TR), M.ORAL (TR),
T.OREN (TR), M.OZBAYRAK (TR), E.OZTEMEL (TR), D.T.PHAM (UK), G.RZEVSKI (US),
L.ROCHA (US), O.SAATCIOGLU (TR), F.SOLIMAN (AU), M.SUGENO (JP), H.TASKIN (TR),
H.TANAKA (JP), B.TOPAL (TR), O.TORKUL (TR), R.TRAPPL (AT), E.TURE (TR),
I.B.TURKSEN (CA), G.ULUSOY (TR), A.VELLA (UK), H.R.YAZGAN (TR), N.YETIS (TR),
L.A. ZADEH (US)

EXHIBITION: There will be facilities for companies dealing with
information technologies and manufacturing

ADDITIONAL SPECIAL SESSIONS:
The conference will feature several special sessions, tutorials and
invited sessions. If you are interested in organizing any of these
please contact Prof.Dr. I.Burhan Turksen

SUBMISSION FORMAT:
Submission of papers are welcomed on the topics outlined above. Once
the abstracts are accepted, five copies of full papers in English
should be received by the symposium secreteriat by 15st of April,
1998. The paper should be structured as follows:
First page: title, authors, mailing address of each
author, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address
Second page: title authors, 200 word abstract, and the
submission area Third and succeeding pages: title, max
ten pages, figures and references

PAPER ACCEPTANCE:
The summary of the paper in more than 250 words has to be
submitted to the address given below no later than 30.12.1997.

The papers will be evaluated by the International Programme Committee.
Each accepted paper must be presented within a 20 minutes period and
the manuscript must be accompanied by a paid registration. All
conference participant, excluding invited persons, must pay the
conference registration fee and their own travel expenses.

SUBMISSION ADDRESSES
For Further information contact
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Burhan Turksen, Conference
Chairman) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Harun Taskin,
Program Chair) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Symposium
Address) or http://www.sau.edu.tr/en/announcements/ims98.html

Dr. Ercan =D6ztemel
Tubitak-Marmara Research Center Information Technology
Research Institute Artificial Intelligence Group Tel:
Turkey- (262) 6412300 ext. 4742 Fax: Turkey- (262)
6412309 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Subject: CFP: Wkshp. on Non-Linear Model Based Image Analysis, NMBIA'98, Glasgow, Scotland

Workshop on Non-Linear Model Based Image Analysis
July 1-3 1998
Thistle Hotel, Glasgow,
http://www.spd.eee.strath.ac.uk/noblesse/nmbia98

Due to the overwhelming volume of image data it is necessary to
have new intelligent methods for image representation and analysis.
As well as image coding methods such as MPEG4 and MPEG7 these higher
level descriptions will have applications in model based browsing,
navigation, keying, interpolation and tracking. The topics below
represent key aspects of research which will form the building
blocks of future systems and standards.
*Object Oriented Coding
*Segmentation
*Database Retrieval
*Image/Video Restoration
*Image Models
*Video Pre/Postprocessing
*Colour in Image Processing

IMPORTANT DATES :
Submission of 2-3 page abstracts 16 January 1998
Notification of acceptance of abstracts 27 February 1998
Submission of final camera-ready paper 10 April 1998

PROGRAM COMMITTEE :
General Chairman : Stephen Marshall, Univ of Strathclyde, UK.

H. Burkhardt, Albert- Ludwigs Univ, Freiburg, Germany.
M. Gabbouj, Tampere Univ of Tech, Finland.
M. Kunt, Swiss Fed Inst Tech, Laussanne, Switz.
F. Meyer, Ecole des Mines, Paris, France.
I. Pitas, Aristotle Univ, Thessaloniki, Greece.
G. Ramponi, University of Trieste, Italy.
J. Serra, Ecole des Mines, Paris, France.

Local Organisation : N. Harvey, Univ of Strathclyde.
D. Shah, Univ of Strathclyde.

Proceedings of this meeting will be published as a book by
Springer-Verlag.

More information on paper cover sheet, etc can be found at:
http://www.spd.eee.strath.ac.uk/noblesse/nmbia98

The completed paper cover sheet form together with four copies of your abstract should be sent
to:

NMBIA98,
Signal Processing Division,
Dept of Electronic and Elect Eng,
University of Strathclyde,
204 George Street,
Glasgow G1 1XW,
Scotland

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Subject: CFP: IEEE Workshop on Perception for mobile agents, Santa Barbara, CA, USA


CALL FOR PAPERS

IEEE Workshop on Perception for Mobile Agents

University of California, Santa Barbara

June 26, 1998

Vision has been characterized as the leveraging technology for robotic
systems. While mobile agents can provide excellent testbeds for
vision algorithms, they also entail substantial and unique
challenges. In particular, vision systems for mobile robots must cope
with substantial variability in their environments, hard real time
constraints, and a need for strong performance guarantees. Specific
questions that often arise are: how to trade off robustness against
liveness, how to integrate data across large spatial extents, and how
to accommodate a highly variable environment.

The purpose of this workshop, to be offered in conjunction with CVPR
'98, is to provide a venue for the comparison and discussion of
approaches to the use of vision for mobile robot systems, either
manually guided or autonomous. Accepted papers will appear in the
proceedings of the workshop.

The full-day workshop will include presentations by invited speakers
complemented by the presentation of reviewed papers, and will be
concluded with a panel. Papers are solicited for, but not limited to,
the following areas:

Architectures for vision-based mobile robotics
Vision-based position estimation
Sensor-based navigation
Sensor fusion over large-scale space
Visual environment modeling
Sensor-based exploration
Vision-based telerobotic systems
Case studies of successful vision-based mobile systems


Proceedings will be produced and will be available on-site. Accepted
papers will be invited to submit an extended manuscript for review for
a special issue of Autonomous Robots to be based on the workshop.

PAPER SUBMISSION

Four copies of complete manuscript should be received by Jan. 30, 1998
at the following address:

Professor Gregory Dudek
Centre for Intelligent Machines
McGill University
3480 University Street
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2A7


Submissions must include:

(a) A title page containing the names and addresses of the authors
(including e-mail and telephone), an abstract of up to 200 words, and a
list of relevant keywords,
(b) The paper, maximum length 16 double-space pages (12 point text, 1 inch
margin) including figures, references, etc.


For more information, please check
http://www.cim.mcgill.ca/~dudek/mobile/mobilevision.html

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Gregory Dudek, McGill University (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Michael Jenkin, York University (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Evangelos Milios, York University (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

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From: Steven Shafer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
Subject: CFP: Wkshp. on Content-Based Access of Image & Video Libraries, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

IEEE Workshop on Content-Based Access of Image and Video Libraries
in conjunction with CVPR '98

http://www.ctr.columbia.edu/cvpr98/workshop.html

June 21, 1998
Santa Barbara, California


General Chairs Call for Papers: The objective of this workshop is to
Chung-Sheng Li, promote information exchange and technical
IBM T.J. Watson interaction among researchers and developers working
Research Center on algorithms or systems for accessing visual content
in large image/video libraries.
Avi Kak,
Purdue Computer Vision and pattern recognition play an
University important role in solving many critical problems in
this area, in conjunction with other disciplines
Technical (e.g., image processing, database, and information
Program Chair retrieval). This workshop will focus on several
Shih-Fu Chang, important technical challenges, including
Columbia representation, analysis, indexing, retrieval,
University classification, and summarization of image/video
content.
Technical
Program Representation:
Committee
Albert Del Bimbo * Integrated models of various visual features
(Italy) * Image/video object representations
Ruud Bolle supporting content-based search
(IBM) * Description of spatio-temporal relationships
Carla Brodley of image/video objects
(Purdue U) * High-level event representations supporting
David Copper semantic queries
(Brown U)
Dave Forsyth
(UC Berkeley) Analysis:
Tom Huang
(UIUC) * Segmentation of image/video objects with
Ramesh Jain salient features/content
(UC San Diego) * Adaptive grouping of features and objects
S.Y. Kung * Compressed-domain feature extraction
(Princeton U) * Features linking across different levels
C. C. Jay Kuo
(USC) Indexing:
B.S. Manjunath
(UC Santa * Efficient indexing algorithms for
Barbara) high-dimensional feature space
Sanjit Mitra * Robust, scalable indexing algorithms for
(UC Santa spatio-temporal queries
Barbara)
A. Desai Retrieval:
Narasimhalu
(Singapore) * Efficient query interface for query
Wayne Niblack manipulation and relevance feedback
(IBM) * Integrated search in federated visual
Soo-Chang Pei information systems
(Taiwan) * User-friendly navigation through large
Remi Ronfard visual archives
(France) * Query optimization considering multiple
Ishwar Sethi criteria (e.g. storage, speed, bandwidth)
(Wayne State U.)
Linda Shapiro
(Wash. U) Classification:
Thomas Sikaro
(Germany) * Domain-specific or domain-independent
John R. Smith image/video classification
(IBM) * Automated (or semi-automated) generation of
Harold Stone image/video taxonomies
(NEC Research, * Semantic decoding and model selection
USA) through learning
Tanveer F.
Syeda-Mahmood Summarization:
(Xerox)
Murat Tekalp * Automated summarization of visual content
(U. Rochester) from single or multiple sources
Wayne Wolf * Visualization of visual content at different
(Princeton U) levels
Stephen Wong
(UC San
Francisco) Evaluation:
HongJiang Zhang
(HP Labs) * Metrics and benchmarking procedures for
performance evaluation

Original papers are solicited in, but not limited to,
the above technical areas.

Paper Submission: Four copies of the complete
manuscript should be sent by January 30, 1998 to:

Professor Shih-Fu Chang
Department of Electrical Engineering
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
Tel: (212) 854-6894
Email:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Each paper should include a title page containing the
names and addresses of the authors (including e-mail
addresses), an abstract of up to 200 words, and at
least five subject keywords.

Each paper is limited to 10 double-spaced pages (or 5
single-spaced pages) including figures, references,
etc.

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From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Bir Bhanu)
Subject: CFP: Autonomous Robots Sp. Issue on Perception-Based Intelligent Robots

CALL FOR PAPERS
Autonomous Robots

Special Issue on Perception-Based Intelligent Robots

Sensing, perception and autonomous decision making are key ingredients
for intelligent automation where the machine is faced with unexpected
challenges and makes useful decisions. Example applications are
perception-based navigation on land, in air and under water, space
exploration, robot assistants for frail or handicapped people, service
robots to automate hazardous tasks, etc. For the success of these
applications vision plays an extremely important role for
obstacle/hazard detection and avoidance, landmark acquisition and
identification, object recognition, situation assessment, etc. One of
the challenges has been to develop robust and reliable vision
algorithms that can perform effectively under real-world application
constraints. The focus of the special issue is to address a variety
of research issues that are involved in developing vision-based robots
and how some of these problems are mitigated by using sensor fusion,
auxiliary and contextual information, motion cues, adaptation, etc.
Contributions that combine a theoretical approach with intensive
experimental evaluation are ideal, however, theoretical/conceptual
papers are also invited. Possible topics for papers submitted to the
special issue include, but are not limited to:
- Sensor design, calibration, and stabilization
- Sensor fusion for intelligent robots, including INS/GPS, digital map
- Representation of visual information for robotic tasks
- Generation and utilization of 3-D environment models
- Sensor-based adaptive behavior and learning
- Real-time sensing, distributed processing, cognition and control
- Object recognition from a moving platform, model acquisition/update
- Obstacle detection and avoidance, landmark recognition

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MANUSCRIPTS

Authors are encouraged to submit five copies of manuscript to the
Guest Editor at the address given below. Papers must NOT have been
published previously or submitted for publication to other journals.

IMPORTANT DATES

Oct. 1997 Call for papers published
Feb. 1, 1998 Papers are due
June 1, 1998 Completion of first review
Oct. 1, 1998 Completion of final review
Nov. 1998 Final acceptance/Papers due for publication
1st Quarter 1999 Publication of the issue

GUEST EDITOR

Bir Bhanu
College of Engineering
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521, USA
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , FAX: 909-787-3188

Journal Home page

http://www.wkap.nl/kapis/CGI-BIN/WORLD/journalhome.htm?0929-5593

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Subject: Announcement: UNIPEN mailing list

This is to announce:

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a mailing list for researchers who are interested in the UNIPEN
data format but who are not a member of the (closed) UNIPEN consortium
for benchmarking and databases of on-line handwriting.
The main entrance for UNIPEN in general is http://unipen.nici.kun.nl/
and the FAQ can be read at http://unipen.nici.kun.nl/unipen-faq.html.

Awaiting the release of the UNIPEN/NIST database for the public,
the UNIPEN data format can already be used and processed by public
domain software tools: http://unipen.nici.kun.nl/unipen-appetizers.html.

The open-unipen mailing list allows for the exchange of ideas, data and
software. The existing directory ftp://ftp.nici.kun.nl/pub/UNIPEN/forum/
with public UNIPEN data samples can be extended by uploads of data a
as well as software upon requests to the list organizer.

Subscription to the open-unipen mailing list:

Send an E-mail message to:
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Containing the line:
subscribe open-unipen <your email@adress>

We hope that this service will meet the interests of on-line
handwriting recognition researchers who cannot get to the official
UNIPEN data.

This unmoderated list is organized by Lambert Schomaker
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) at the Nijmegen Institute for Cognition and
Information (NICI), Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

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From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Gabriella Sanniti di Baja)
Subject: Announcement: KS Fu Prize Nominations, deadline extended to January 15

Dear IAPR Community,

the deadline for sending the nominations for the KS Fu Prize has been
extended to January 15,1988, date at which the nomination packets should
reach Prof Herbert Freeman, Chair of the KS Fu Prize Committee.

You can send your request for a nomination packet to Prof Freeman by email
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), and he will send you the packet immediately by
airmail. Information about the KS Fu Prize is also on the web at
http://www.ece.rutgers.edu/~freeman/ksfprize.htm

Up to now, Prof. Freeman has received only a few requests for the
nomination forms. As this is the first step to actually make nominations,
it might indicate a decreasing interest for the KS Fu Prize, which is the
most prestigious prize for the Pattern Recognition Society. Thus, I kindly
invite you to consider the possibility to make nominations for the KS Fu
Prize and to encourage other people to do the same.

Best regards

Gabriella Sanniti di Baja
IAPR Secretary

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Dr Gabriella Sanniti di Baja
Istituto di Cibernetica, CNR
Via Toiano 6, 80072 Arco Felice (Naples) ITALY

Tel. + 39 81 8534 237
Fax + 39 81 5267 654
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From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Stefano Marsi)
Subject: Announcement: European Course on Image Processing and Analysis, University of Trieste, Italy

Third European Course on
"RECENT ADVANCES IN IMAGE PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS"

MARCH 2-6, 1998
UNIVERSITY OF TRIESTE, ITALY

Organiser: ESPRIT LTR 20229 - NOBLESSE

The course will spread over five days and will include formal lectures
complemented by `hands-on' sessions and visits to research or industrial
laboratories. Social events will also be arranged in conjunction with the
course, including a welcome reception and the Course Dinner. All attendees
will be given a comprehensive set of lecture notes.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course will be of interest to engineers, software developers, system
developers, and research scientists involved in research and development on
image/video processing and analysis and on multimedia environments.
Application areas may be as diverse as digital television, multimedia
archives management, industrial imaging, surveillance, integration of audio
and video information, human perception. A basic knowledge of standard image
processing techniques would be an advantage.

COURSE OUTLINE
- Order statistics filters: theory and applications
- Mathematical morphology and its applications
- Polynomial-based operators
- Pattern recognition
- Advanced video image processing
- Multimedia applications

ORGANISATION OF THE COURSE
The course has been organised by the research group engaged in the
ESPRIT LTR Project 20229 - NOBLESSE:

* Prof. H. Burkhardt - Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg, Germany
* Prof. M. Gabbouj - Tampere University of Technology, Finland
* Prof. M. Kunt - Federal Inst. of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
* Dr. S. Marshall - University of Strathclyde, UK
* Prof. I. Pitas - University of Thessaloniki, Greece
* Prof. G. Ramponi - University of Trieste, Italy
* Profs. J. Serra
and F. Meyer - CMM, Ecole des Mines, Fontainebleau, France

FEES
Course fee: Lit. 1,000,000 (including 20% VAT)
Reduced fee for students: Lit. 800,000 (including 20% VAT)

LOCAL ORGANISATION:
The Office
via San Nicolo` 14, I-34121 Trieste, Italy
ph.: +39 (40) 368 343 - fax: +39 (40) 368 808
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further information available on
http://ipl.univ.trieste.it/school

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From: Adrian Pearce <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
Subject: Book Announcement: Machine Learning and Image Interpretation

Machine Learning and Image Interpretation

By Terry Caelli and Walter F. Bischof,
School of Computing,
Curtin University of Technology,
Perth, Australia.
(A volume in Advances in Computer Vision and Machine Intelligence)
Plenum Press.

ISBN: 0-306-45761-X. 448 pp. 1997
Domestic price: $115.00 (US and Canada)
Foreign price: $138.00 (elsewhere)

SERIES

Advances in Computer Vision and Machine Intelligence

DESCRIPTION

In this groundbreaking new volume, computer researchers discuss the
development of technologies and specific systems that can interpret data
with respect to domain knowledge. Although the chapters each illuminate
different aspects of image interpretation, all utilize a common approach --
one that asserts such interpretation must involve perceptual learning in
terms of automated knowledge acquisition and application, as well as
feedback and consistency checks between encoding, feature extraction, and
the known knowledge structures in a given application domain. The text is
profusely illustrated with numerous figures and tables to reinforce the
concepts discussed.

CONTENTS

Image Interpretation.
Fuzzy Conditional Rule Generation.
Relational Evidence Theory and Schematic Interpretation.
Cite -- Scene Understanding and Object Recognition.
See++ : An Object Oriented Theory of Task Specific Vision.
SOO-PIN. Invariance Signatures. ABC: Biologically Motivated Image Understanding.184 Figures.
21 Tables.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

For more details see http://www.plenum.com/

Adrian Pearce, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , http://www.cs.curtin.edu.au/~adrianp/
Telephone: +618 9266 3135 Fax: +618 9266 2819 Home: +618 9330 5290
School of Computing, Curtin University,
G.P.O. Box U 1987, Perth 6845, W.A., Australia.

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From: Steven Shafer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
Subject: Call for Participation: ICCV '98 and related workshops, Bombay, India


[ ICCV'98 is being held at Bombay, India, on January 4-7. Several
affiliated workshops are being held on January 2-3. I am only
including the web sites from Steve Shafer's postings. You may visit
the web pages for further information. -AKC]


International Conference on Computer Vision, Bombay, India, January 4-7 1998
http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/users/lsd/iccv/index.html or
http://www.cse.iitb.ernet.in/~iccv98

Content-based Access of Image and Video Databases , January 3, 1998
http://www.ctr.columbia.edu/~sfchang/cbiv98/workshop.html

Visual Surveillance. January 2, 1998
http://www.cvg.cs.reading.ac.uk/VS98-files/VS98.html

Model-based 3-D Image Analysis , January 3, 1998
http://www.inria.fr/epidaure/personnel/subsol/ICCV98/iccv.html

Conceptual descriptions of images January 2, 1998
http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/users/lsd/iccv/cdi.html

Computer Vision for Virtual Reality Based Human Communications, January 3, 1998
http://www.mic.atr.co.jp/events/cvvrhc/index.html

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