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Newsletter 38, March 1996

Contents:
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- News about and table of contents of the LNCS book
- CFP: ICCPOL'97
- 2nd CFP: BMVC'96
- CFP: IWSIP'96
- CFP: ADFS'96
- CFP: ICONIP'96 special session on NN in multimedia applications
- CFP: Multimedia Storage and Archiving Systems
- Call for Articles: Crossroads
- INFO: SDAIR'96
- INFO: ICIP
- Announcement: Q-IA mailing list

Dear TC10 members and friends,

It's not so long ago since last mail, but I have again a number of
announcements waiting to be sent out, some of them with deadlines very
soon, so I think it's best to give you some information again.

First, some of you have asked me about the status of the coming book,
result of the workshop held this Summer. I am happy to announce that
it is now in Press, and should be out in May. Here is some info about
it:

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Title: Graphics Recognition --- Methods and Applications
Editors: Rangachar Kasturi and Karl Tombre

Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 1072, Springer Verlag, May
1996.

Table of contents:

LOW-LEVEL PROCESSING, VECTORIZATION AND SEGMENTATION

Basic Techniques and Symbol-Level Recognition --- An Overview
L. O'Gorman

An Alternative Approach to the Performance Evaluation of Thinning
Algorithms for Document Processing Applications
L. P. Cordella and A. Marcelli

Comparison of Methods for Detecting Corner Points from Digital Curves
T. Kadonaga and K. Abe

Detection of Horizontal Lines in Noisy Run Length Encoded Images: The
FAST Method
A. K. Chhabra, V. Misra and J. Arias

Adding Geometric Constraints to the Vectorization of Line Drawings
M. Roosli and G. Monagan

Quantitative Measurement of the Performance of Raster-to-Vector
Conversion Algorithms
O. Hori and D. S. Doermann

Form Item Extraction Based on Line Searching
E. Turolla, Y. Belaid and A. Belaid

Model-Based Analysis of Printed Tables
E. A. Green and M. S. Krishnamoorthy

Morphological Approach for Dashed Lines Detection
G. Agam, H. Luo and I. Dinstein

SYMBOL AND DIAGRAM RECOGNITION

General Diagram-Recognition Methodologies
D. Blostein

Automatic Learning and Recognition of Graphical Symbols in Engineering
Drawings
B. T. Messmer and H. Bunke

A Hybrid System for Locating and Recognizing Low Level Graphic Items
F. Cesarini, M. Gori, S. Marinai and G. Soda

Automatic Interpretation of Chemical Structure Diagrams
J. R. McDaniel and J. R. Balmuth

MAP PROCESSING

Knowledge-Based Segmentation for Automatic Map Interpretation
J. den Hartog, T. ten Kate and J. Gerbrands

Automatic Region Labeling of the Layered Map
M.-K. Kim, M.-K. Park, O.-S. Kwon and Y.-B. Kwon

Verification-Based Approach for Automated Text and Feature Extraction
from Raster-Scanned Maps
G. K. Myers, P. G. Mulgaonkar, C.-H. Chen, J. L. DeCurtins and E. Chen

Software System Design for Paper Map Conversion
A. W. M. Smeulders and T. ten Kate

ENGINEERING DRAWINGS

Object-Process Based Segmentation and Recognition of ANSI and ISO
Standard Dimensioning Texts
D. Dori, Y. Velkovitch and L. Wenyin

A Combined High and Low Level Approach to Interpreting Scanned
Engineering Drawings
P. D. Thomas, J. F. Poliakoff, S. M. Razzaq and R. J. Whitrow

Functional Parts Detection in Engineering Drawings: Looking for the Screws
M. A. Capellades and O. I. Camps

Reconstruction of 3D Solid Model from Three Orthographic Views ---
Top-Down Approach
K. Tomiyama and K. Nakaniwa

DASHED-LINE DETECTION CONTEST

A Benchmark: Performance Evaluation of Dashed-Line Detection Algorithms
B. Kong, I. T. Phillips, R. M. Haralick, A. Prasad and R. Kasturi

How to Win a Dashed Line Detection Contest
D. Dori, L. Wenyin and M. Peleg

SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
R. Kasturi and K. Tombre

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Here is the (shortened) CFP for a conference which may interest many
document image analysis researchers:
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>From: Seong Whan Lee <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >

ICCPOL'97 Call for Papers


1997 International Conference on
Computer Processing of Oriental Languages

Hong Kong, April 2-4, 1997



THEME OF CONFERENCE:
Oriental language processing on information super highways

CONFERENCE TOPICS:
This conference serves as an international forum for linguists,
computer scientists, information engineers and system users with
interests in computer processing and understanding of Oriental
languages. Papers are to be presented in either oral or poster
session and include the following subject categories:

. Digital libraries
. Document image analysis
. Human computer interaction
. Information retrieval
. Input methodologies
. Machine translation
. Multimedia computing
. Multi-lingual computing
. Natural language processing
. Novel font design and generation
. Speech understanding and generation
. World Wide Web, and other areas of linguistics

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.

A published proceedings will be available at the conference. In addition,
selected papers will be considered for special issues of these journals:

. Computer Processing of Oriental Languages
. Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence

CONFERENCE SITE:
Lam Woo International Conference Centre, Hong Kong Baptist University,
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

PAPER SUBMISSION:
You are invited to submit four copies of a full paper no longer than 20
double-spaced pages for oral session, or four copies of a two-page
double-spaced abstract for poster session. Papers for oral or poster
sessions should be submitted directly 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)-2-920-2168
Fax: (+82)-2-926-2168
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
URL: http://human.korea.ac.kr/swlee/swlee.htm

IMPORTANT DATES:
August 31, 1996 Paper submission due
November 30, 1996 Notification of acceptance
January 31, 1997 Final camera ready manuscript due

OTHER INFORMATION
For more details, visit the WWW page, http://www.korea.ac.kr/ICCPOL97/
or contact

Mrs. Claudia M. Y. Chui
ICCPOL'97 Secretariat
c/o Department of Computing Studies
Hong Kong Baptist U., Hong Kong
Tel: (+852)2339-7079
Fax: (+852)2339-7892
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Here is the second CFP for the BMVC conference
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>From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Manuel Trucco)
>Subject: BMVC96 second call for papers


SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS


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SEVENTH BRITISH MACHINE VISION CONFERENCE

9-12 September 1996

The University of Edinburgh


GENERAL CHAIR PROGRAMME CHAIR
Robert B Fisher Emanuele Trucco
University of Edinburgh Heriot-Watt University
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LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS INDUSTRIAL LINKS
Gillian M Hayes Paul Siebert
University of Edinburgh The Turing Institute
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The British Machine Vision Conference is the main UK conference for machine
vision and related topics. High quality contributed papers are sought
describing recent and novel research in the areas of computer vision,
image analysis and processing or pattern recognition. Papers describing
research being undertaken throughout national or international collaborative
projects are particularly welcome. The conference is a single-track meeting
with both oral and poster presentations. In addition to the contributed papers,
there will be talks by invited speakers and a pre-conference tutorial
programme (free to registered students).

Invited speakers
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Prof Jan-Olof Eklundh, KTH Stockholm
Attention and figure-ground segmentation in active vision

Prof Aaron Bobick, MIT Media Laboratory
Computers seeing action

One-day tutorial, 9 September
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Vision through optimisation (provisional title)
Dr Tim Cootes (University of Manchester), Dr Neil Thacker (Sheffield University

Submissions and format
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Contributions are sought on any novel aspect relating to machine vision and
pattern analysis, including:

* image processing and feature extraction
* object recognition and scene analysis
* reconstruction of 3D shape
* computational issues in perception
* robotic vision and sensory fusion
* advanced pattern analysis
* practical applications
* model-based coding
* architectures
* active vision
* motion analysis
* neural network

Four copies of full papers not exceeding 10 pages (approx. 5000 words if
no figures), three of which anonymous, should be submitted for review.
Please include two title pages, each containing title, authors' names
(on one copy only) and an abstract. Papers will be reviewed by the elected
BMVA Committee with a small number of specially coopted members.
By submitting a paper to BMVC, the author(s) warrant that it, and any related
paper with essentially the same technical content, has not been and will not
be submitted to any other conference during the BMVC review period.
Papers will be accepted either for oral presentation or for presentation as
posters. A printed copy of the Proceedings will be available to delegates
at the conference and a selection of the best papers will be published
separately in a special issue of the Image and Vision Computing Journal.
For full details and up-to-date information check the World Wide Web at
http://www.aifh.ed.ac.uk/staff/personal_pages/rbf/BMVC96/bmvc96.htm.
Guidelines for the format of papers can be found on the PEIPA at
peipa.essex.ac.uk in ipa/info/conferences/bmvc (anonymous FTP) or
http://peipa.essex.ac.uk (under BMVC96).

Important dates
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Deadline for paper submission 29 April 1996
Notification of acceptance 10 June 1996
Deadline for camera-ready copy 8 July 1996


Submit papers to:
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Mrs Judith Gordon, BMVC96 Secretary
Department of Artificial Intelligence
The University of Edinburgh
5 Forrest Hill, Edinburgh EH1 2QL
Tel: +44 131 650.3094
Fax: +44 131 650.6899
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The British Machine Vision Association and Society for Pattern Recognition
is a Company limited by guarantee, No.2543446, registered in England
and Wales. Registered Office: Granta Lodge, 71 Graham Road, Malvern, Worcs.
WR14 2JS. The Association is a non-profit-making body and is registered
as charity No. 1002307.

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This workshop may be considered by all the image processing people:
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>From: panos liatsis <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
>Subject: CALL FOR PAPERS: 3rd International Workshop on Image and Signal Analysis

3RD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON IMAGE AND SIGNAL PROCESSING
ADVANCES IN COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
NOVEMBER 4-7, 1996, MANCHESTER, UK

ORGANISER:UMIST

CO-SPONSORS:

IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING SOCIETY
IEEE UK&RI
IEE
INST MEAS CONTROL

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 3rd International Workshop on Image and Signal Processing,
IWSIP-96 organised by the Control Systems Centre, UMIST in assosiation
with IEEE Region 8 and co-sponsored by the IEE, IMC and the IEEE Signal
Processing Society, is an International Workshop on theoretical,
experimental and applied signal and image processing. This is a
specialized workshop, which intends to attract high quality research
papers and bring together researchers working in the areas of
signal/image processing from both sides of the Atlantic, as well as
>from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, The theme of the
current workshop is on Advances in Computational Intelligence.

SCOPE:

General Techiques and Algorithms: Adaptive DSP algorithms,
Digital Filter Implementations, Image Analysis, Image Enhancement and
Restoration, Image Understanding.

Technologies: Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Wavelets, Fractals.

Image Transmission: Encoding/Decoding, Compression, Transmission,
ISDN, Internet, ATM, Modems, Radio, SATCOM and NAV.

Applications: Automotive, Medical, Robotics, Control, Video, TV,
Telepresence, Virtual Reality, Digital Production.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURES:

Prospective authors are invited to propose papers in any of the
technical areas listed above, indicating whethear they are intended for
oral/poster presentation. To submit a proposal, prepare a 2-3 page
summary of the paper including figures and references. Send five
copies of the paper summary and a cover sheet stating the (1) paper
title, (2) technical area(s), (3) contact author' s name, (4) address,
(5) telephone and fax number and (6) email address to:

Professor Basil G. Mertzios,
IWSIP-96, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Democritus University of Thrace,
GR-67100 Xanthi, Greece
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
FAX:+30-541-26947, Tel:+30-541-79511, 79512 (Secr.) 79559 (Lab)

Each selected paper (four-page limit) will be published in the
Proceedings of IWSIP-96, by an International Publisher.

SCHEDULE:

Extended summaries/abstracts: 30th April 1996
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 31st May 1996
Final Draft: 15th July 1996

CONFERENCE SITE:

IWSIP-96 will be held at The Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester,

GENERAL CHAIR
Peter Wellstead
Control Systems Centre
UMIST, UK

PROGRAM CHAIR
Basil Mertzios
Democritus University of Thrace
Department of Electr./Comp.Eng.
67100 Xanthi, Greece


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I know that data fusion may be a topic which is not in the scope of
interest for many of you. I'm probably too focused on this because of
my own biases. Nevertheless, some of you may still find interest in
this CFP:
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>From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . (Keith Mason)
>Subject: DATA FUSION


CALL FOR PAPERS

FIRST AUSTRALIAN DATA FUSION SYMPOSIUM

ADFS-96

Adelaide, Australia,
November 21st-22nd, 1996.

More information: http://www.cssip.edu.au/Conferences/ADFS96
Extended Abstracts due by April 15th, 1996.

The First Australian Data Fusion Symposium seeks to provide a
focus for data fusion research in Australia and to be an
international forum bringing together researchers from the
world data fusion community.

The Symposium is scheduled to immediately follow the Australian
and New Zealand Intelligent Information Systems Conference
(ANZIIS-96), which is being held in Adelaide, on November 18-20.

The ADFS-96 Program Committee is now soliciting extended abstracts
of papers on topics including, but not limited to:

1 DATA FUSION THEORY 3 METHODS AND APPROACHES

a Theoretical tools a Sensor, information and
b Models knowledge fusion
c Knowledge structures b Novel Approaches
d Inference and decision making c Estimation and identification
e Representation of uncertainty d Probability
f Similarity Measures f Artificial intelligence
g Fusion architectures

2 FUSION TECHNIQUES 4 APPLICATIONS

a Calibration, registration a Military
and alignment b Surveillance
b Correlation and association c Remote sensing
c Tracking d Condition monitoring and
d Combination techniques fault detection
e Situation Assessment e Robotics
f Threat assessment f Financial
g Sensor management g Meteorology
h Database management h Law enforcement
i Image fusion i Mine detection
j Medical
k Guidance and control
5 HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION

a Visualisation
b Dialogue
c Ergonomics
d Operator interaction
e Text handling

All submissions will be reviewed by the Technical Program Committee
on the basis of technical quality, relevance to ADFS-96, novelty,
significance and clarity.

IMPORTANT DATES

Extended abstracts must be received by April 15, 1996.
Mailing of notification of acceptance by June 14, 1996.
Camera ready papers to be received by September 30, 1996.
Presentation at Symposium: November 21-22, 1996.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Prospective authors are invited to propose papers in any of the
technical areas listed above. To submit a proposal, prepare an
extended abstract of up to 4 pages including figures and references.
Send five copies of the extended abstract with a cover sheet
attached to each stating (i) paper title, (ii) its technical
area and code (see above, eg Models, 1b), (iii) the author's name,
postal address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail
address to:

ADFS-96 Secretariat,
Plevin & Associates,
PO Box 54,
Burnside, SA 5066,
AUSTRALIA.
Fax: (+61) (08) 379 8177


FURTHER INFORMATION

Information about ADFS-96 may obtained through the World Wide Web at:
http://www.cssip.edu.au/Conferences/ADFS96
or by contacting:

ADFS-96 Secretariat,
Plevin & Associates,
PO Box 54,
Burnside, SA 5066,
AUSTRALIA.
Fax: (+61) (08) 379 8177
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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This CFP is for a special session of the ICONIP'96 conference:
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>From: Irwin King <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
>Subject: CFP - Special Sessions on Neural Networks in Multimedia

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

Special Session On

NEURAL NETWORKS IN MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS

September 24-27, 1996
International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP'96)
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
http://www.cs.cuhk.hk/iconip96


The main objectives of this special session are:

* To provide a forum for presenting and discussing the application of
neural networks in multimedia systems, e.g., image databases.
* To promote collaboration between researchers internationally.


Neural Networks (NN) in Multimedia Applications
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We invite papers dealing with the application of neural networks in
already implemented multimedia systems. In particular, we are
interested in proven neural network techniques used for virtual
reality applications and multimedia databases.

Some possible topics
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NN in Image Processing NN for Feature Extraction
NN for Data Compression NN for Content-Based Retrieval
NN for Feature Indexing NN for Image Synthesis
Specialized image databases: face image, finger prints, etc.

Please submit a short abstract (1 page) via email to
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will be required by April 12, 1996.

Please send inquiries to:

Neural Networks in Multimedia
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Irwin King
Dept. of Comp. Sci. & Eng.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong
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Fax: (852) 2603-5024

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And this is another conference on multimedia:
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>From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Asha Vellaikal)
>Subject: CFP - Multimedia Storage and Archiving Systems



======= CALL FOR PAPERS =======

Multimedia Storage and Archiving Systems

November 18-22, 1996

Boston, MA

Conference Chair: C.-C. Jay Kuo (Univ. of Southern California)

Advances in technology have resulted in huge archives of sounds, images and
videos in diverse application areas such as medicine, remote sensing, industry,
engineering, entertainment, education and on-line information services.
To exploit the value of the collection, there is a need to effectively
organize multimedia data for storage and retrieval. This conference will
address various aspects of an multimedia archiving system such as "specialized"
compression schemes for storage, browsing and semantic searching, content-based
retrieval, structured video, video on demand, data modeling and representation,
system design issues, practical database systems and applications.

Papers are solicited in all areas of multimedia data storage and archival
systems including, but not limited to:
- audio, image or video databases
- multimedia content characterization techniques
- feature-based retrieval methods for multimedia data
- semantic retrieval of multimedia data
- lossless and near-lossless compression for archiving
- compression schemes supporting content-based retrieval
- compressed domain processing for characterizing content
- performance evaluation measures
- neural network, fuzzy and information theoretic approaches toward
multimedia indexing
- system architectures
- storage design and management for image and video archiving
- data transfer models for platform-independent internet access
- user interfaces
- actual experimental prototypes embodying the state of the art in
multimedia information systems
- long-term preservation methodology and quality assurance management
- applications: digital libraries, video on demand, telemedicine,
remote sensing, GIS, education, entertainment, interactive TV,
CAD etc.

This conference forms part of the SPIE Symposium on Voice, Video and Data
Communications and will be co-located with ACM Multimedia'96.

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* IMPORTANT DATES : *
* Abstract Due Date : April 8, 1996 *
* On-Site Manuscript Due Date : August 26, 1996 *
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IMPORTANT : The proceedings will be available on-site during the
conference and hence the manuscript due date should be
strictly observed.

Your abstract must include the following:

1.SUBMIT TO: [Name of Symposium] Submit each abstract to one conference
only.
_____________________________________________
(Conference Title) (Conference Chair)
2.ABSTRACT TITLE
3.AUTHOR LISTING (principal author first)
First (given) name, Last (family) name, and affiliations. Mailing
address, telephone, fax, and e-mail address.
4.PRESENTATION
Indicate your preference for "Oral Presentation" or "Poster
Presentation." Placement is subject to chairs' discretion.
5.ABSTRACT TEXT
Approximately 250 words.
6.KEY WORDS
List a maximum of five key words.
7.BRIEF BIOGRAPHY (of principal author)
Approximately 50 words.

To be considered for acceptance, please choose ONLY ONE of the following
options and send by the due date :

1. SPIE WEB - Complete the convenient form found at SPIE Web Site :
http://www.spie.org/web/meetings/calls/submissions.html

2. or E-MAIL each abstract separately to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in ASCII
text(not encoded) format. To ensure receipt and proper processing
of your abstract, write on SUBJECT line: PE and Conference Chair.

Example: SUBJECT: SD96 (John Smith)

3. or MAIL three copies of your abstract to:
Photonics East
SPIE, P.O. Box 10, Bellingham, WA 98227-0010 USA
Shipping address: 1000 20th St., Bellingham WA 98225 USA
Telephone: 360/676-3290

4. or FAX one copy to SPIE at 360/647-1445 (send each abstract
separately).

PUBLISHING POLICY:
Manuscript due dates must be strictly observed. Whether the Proceedings volume
will be published before or after the meeting, late manuscripts run the risk
of not being published. The objective of this policy is to better serve the
conference participants and the technical community at large. Your cooperation
in supporting this objective is appreciated by all.

MORE INFORMATION:
For more information on Photonics East 96, check SPIE Web site at
http://www.spie.org/web/meetings/calls/pe96_call.html


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The ACM Student Magazine has a special issue on AI. They sent out a
call for articles for this issue:
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>From: Frank Klassner <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
>Subject: CFA: Crossroads AI Issue

CALL FOR ARTICLES
Crossroads, the ACM Student Magazine

Artificial Intelligence Issue (September 1996)

DUE DATE: May 6, 1996
SUBMISSION ADDRESS: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
INFORMATION: http://www.acm.org/crossroads/
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a challenging area of
study in computer science that perennially fascinates students not
just with its current state but with its future protential as well.
Crossroads, the ACM's international student magazine, will explore
several areas within the field in its September 1996 issue. The
Crossroads editorial staff invites authors to submit AI survey
articles for this issue. Accepted articles will be published both in
hardcopy and in electronic form on Crossroads' WWW site.

We encourage authors to submit survey articles dealing with topics
drawn from three broad areas within AI: 1) perception and robotics, 2)
intelligent interfaces, and 3) reasoning. The following partial list
of topics included within each area is provided to give prospective
authors a general picture of each area. It is by no means exhaustive;
other relevant topics will be considered.

1) PERCEPTION & ROBOTICS
machine vision, speech recognition, robot design,
auditory scene analysis, robot control, etc.

2) INTELLIGENT INTERFACES
information retrieval, natural language processing,
intelligent tutoring systems, intelligent WWW search
engines, etc.

3) REASONING
planning, search, machine learning, logic, theorem
proving, intelligent games, knowledge representation,
neural nets, etc.

Submissions may range in length from 1500 to 6000 words. Articles should
be written for a general audience of undergraduate and graduate students
interested in computers, and should present at least two of the following:

1) basic description of the kinds of problems being worked on
in the AI topic
2) the state of the art of research in this AI area
3) the state of the art of commercial applications in the AI topic
4) open problems or future research/commercial development trends
in the AI topic

Interviews with AI researchers; reviews of AI-related books, software,
videos, or conferences; and opinion columns on AI-related issues are
also welcome.

We especially encourage students to submit articles. However, articles
written or coauthored by professionals will also be considered.


SUBMISSIONS

The submission deadline is Monday, May 6th. Submissions should be sent
via electronic mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Do not send submissions
as MIME attachments. Drafts can be in HTML, ASCII, or LaTeX, but HTML is
preferred since it will be required for the final drafts. Articles must
not use any HTML extensions. The subject header should indicate the
submission's general AI area. Please see
http://www.acm.org/crossroads/doc/information/writing.html for more
information on submission formats.

Prospective authors are invited to send email to the guest editor
Frank Klassner (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) indicating their intention to
submit an article. In this way we can keep everyone informed of any
changes in deadlines or formats. Questions about possible article
topics can also be sent to the guest editor.


NOTIFICATION

Accepted authors will be notified within about 3 weeks of the submission
deadline, and will have 2-3 weeks for revisions. Final drafts will be
due in early July.

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Here is the program and registration info for the coming SDAIR'96
symposium:
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>From: Debra Wallace <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
>Subject: SDAIR'96

Fifth Annual Symposium
on Document Analysis
and Information Retrieval

April 15 - 17, 1996

Alexis Park Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada

Sponsored by the

Information Science Research Institute
and
The Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Symposium Chair
Henry S. Baird, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies

Invited Speakers
Information Retrieval - From Academic Research to Practical
Applications
Hans-Peter Frei; Union Bank of Switzerland
Substituting Images for Books: Library Economics, Technology,
and Politics
Michael Lesk; Bellcore
Text Recognition - From Pixels to Meaning
Juergen Schuermann; Daimler Benz Research Center

Team Debate
"Defect Models are Important to Advance the State-of-the-Art
of Optical Character Recognition"

Affirmative Team:
Henry S. Baird; Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies
Robert Haralick; University of Washington
Negative Team:
Daniel Lopresti; Panasonic Technologies, Inc.
George Nagy; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Papers Presented
Maximum Spanning Trees for Text Segmentation
Antonio P. Dias; Harvard University
In-house Mail Distribution by Automatic Address and Content
Interpretation
Thomas Bruckner, Peter Suda, Hans Ulrich Block, Gerd
Maderlechner; Siemens AG, Corporate Research and Development
USeg: A Retargetable Word Segmentation Procedure for Information
Retrieval
Jay M. Ponte, W. Bruce Croft; University of Massachusetts
Text Categorization: A Symbolic Approach
Isabelle Moulinier, *Gailius Raskinis, Jean-Gabriel Ganascia;
University of Paris, *Vtautas Magnus University
Support Tools for Visual Information Management
Gokhan Kutlu, Bruce A. Draper, Eliot B. Moss, Edward M.
Riseman; University of Massachusetts
Edit Distance of Regular Languages
Horst Bunke; University of Bern
Language Identification: Examining the Issues
Penelope Sibun, *Jeffrey C. Reynar;
Northwestern University, *University of Pennsylvania
Fast Decision Tree Ensembles for Optical Character Recognition
Harris Drucker; AT&T Bell Laboratories
Length Normalization in Degraded Text Collections
Amit Singhal, Gerard Salton, Chris Buckley; Cornell University
Extraction of Thematically Relevant Text from Images
Francine R. Chen, Dan S. Bloomberg; Xerox PARC
Measuring the Effects of Data Corruption on Information Retrieval
Elke Mittendorf, Peter Schauble;
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)
Keyword-Based Browsing and Analysis of Large Document Sets
Ido Dagan, Ronen Feldman, *Haym Hirsh;
Bar-Ilan University, *Rutgers University
Tailoring a Retrieval System for Naive Users
Adrienne J. Kleiboemer, Manette B. Lazear, *Jan O. Pedersen;
MITRE Corporation, *Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
Improving Full-Text Precision on Short Queries using Simple Constraints
Marti A. Hearst; Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
Degraded Character Image Restoration
John D. Hobby, Henry S. Baird; Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies
Automatically-Generated High-Reliability Features for Dichotomies
of Printed Characters
George Nagy, Xiaoyin Wang; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Retrieval Strategies for Noisy Text
Daniel Lopresti, Jiangying Zhou; Panasonic Technologies, Inc.
A General-Purpose Japanese Optical Character Recognition System
Sargur N. Srihari, Geetha Srikantan, Tao Hong, Brian Grom;
State University of New York at Buffalo, Center of Excellence
for Document Analysis and Recognition
OCR and Voting Shell Fulfilling Specific Text Analysis Requirements
Thorsten Jager;
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Logotype Detection in Compressed Images using Alignment Signatures
A. Lawrence Spitz; Daimler Benz Research and Technology Center
Reliable Recognition of Handwritten Marks in Checkboxes
B. Latanzio, A. Garzotto;
Swiss Life Information Systems Research
Generalized Form Registration Using Structure-Based Techniques
Michael D. Garris, Patrick J. Grother;
National Institute of Standards and Technology

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I also received some information from the ICIP series of conferences:
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>From: Maureen Quirk <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
>Subject: Intl_Conf_on_Image_Processing_1995

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IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING SOCIETY /| /|
/ |ICIP / |
1995 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON IMAGE PROCESSING /__|____/ |
October 23-26, 1995 | |____|__|
Hyatt Regency Crystal City | / | /
Washington, D.C., USA | / 95 | /
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Greetings,

This is the LAST message about ICIP-95. This message contains:

1. Final opportunity to order ICIP-95 Proceedings
2. Where to go to get information about ICIP-96 and ICIP-97
3. How to sign up for the IMDSP Electronic Newsletter

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1. There are still about 25 sets of hard-cover proceedings and 50 CD-Rom
proceedings left. If you would like to order a copy, please do so
immediately since we are about to close out the books on this meeting.

ORDER FORM for ICIP95 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (CD-ROM and Hardbound)

Copies of the Proceedings of the IEEE 1995 International Conference
on Image Processing are available in both CD-Rom and hardcopy versions.

The 3-volume hardbound proceedings contains the complete papers for the
500+ presentations at ICIP-95. The CD-Rom version includes the complete
conference proceedings with full-resolution and color images in PDF format
with Adobe Acrobat readers for PC, Macintosh, and Unix platforms.

Hardbound conference proceedings (a 3-volume set) are US$150 for IEEE
members and US$180 for non-members. These prices include proceedings,
handling, and fourth class book rate postage in the United States.

For faster delivery in the USA you may select UPS (one week delivery)
for an extra fee of US$25 or overnight delivery via Federal Express for
an extra fee of US$55.

International orders for hardbound proceedings must include an
additional mailing/handling fee of US$70 for surface mail delivery or
US$150 for DHL or Federal Express airmail (3-5 business days).

Conference proceedings in CD-ROM are US$55 for delivery in the United
States (plus US$15 for overnight) and US$60 for international delivery
(plus US$50 for DHL or Federal Express).

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/ |ICIP / |
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October 23-26, 1995 | |____|__|
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2. Future ICIPs
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IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING SOCIETY /| /|
/ |ICIP / |
1996 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON IMAGE PROCESSING /__|____/ |
| |____|__|
September 16-19, 1996 | / | /
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology | / 96 | /
Lausanne, Switzerland |/______|/

INFORMATION CONTACT: Professor Alain Chehikian
Address: Laboratoire TIRF
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38031 Grenoble Cedex, France

Phone: +33 76 574544
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October 26-30, 1997 | / | /
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INFORMATION CONTACT: B. S. Manjunath
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Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9560

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3. IMDSP Electronic Newsletter

The IMDSP Technical Committee of the Signal Processing Society of the
IEEE sponsors the IMDSP Electronic Newsletter, published bimonthly.

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Here is the "policy and purpose" statement of the newsletter:

The purpose of this newsletter is to keep the multidimensional signal
processing and image processing community informed of current events
and publications in the areas. One of the major tasks of this
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don't subscribe to a long list of journals and don't go to the library
as often as we should to look through the current issues of non-IEEE
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the editor. The editor will use his judgement as to the proper length
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Maybe some of you haven't yet seen the announcement of this mailing
list, which can be interesting for people in our field:
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>From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Clint Young)
>Subject: ANNOUNCEMENT: I M A G E A N A L Y S I S mailing list

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Q U A N T I T A T I V E I M A G E A N A L Y S I S L I S T
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This mailing list was created recently, March 20, 1996.

I am NOT posting this message to other mailing lists; instead
I am posting this message to your Usenet Newsgroups because the
Q-IA list needs some technical experts such as yourself
to join in discussions (if you do decide to participate and
subscribe).


Sincerely,

Clint Young
Q-IA-list manager
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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P U R P O S E
This mailing list was created to help scientists/researchers share
their experience(s) in using Q-IA. This forum is cross platform and
is intended for discussing practical and technical aspects of Q-IA,
ranging from "How does a CCD camera differ from a photometer?" to
"How do I quantitate the amount of antigen/signal?", from "What is
relative and absolute quantitation?" to "What are the types of Q-IA
methods currently being done? ie. shape analysis, stereography, 3D
reconstruction, voxel analysis, etc...".

Mission statement:

"Offer a forum for a constructive exchange of ideas in
order to better understand and perform Quantitative
Image Analysis [Q-IA] in research and industry."

D I G E S T F O R M A T
The Q-IA-list is entirely in a DIGEST format; meaning that all postings
in the day will be accumulated before being sent out the following
morning. Those on the list will receive a SINGLE LARGE EMAIL message
the NEXT day containing the PREVIOUS day's cumulated postings.

S E C U R I T Y
This list is "hidden", meaning that it is setup to prevent people
from accessing the email addresses of the subscribers to this list.

T H E Q - I A L I S T M A N A G E R
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For your information, the inaugural 1st question posed was the
following:

From: "Becky Bonner" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 96 17:39:00 CST
Subject: ICCD's

Hi everyone, I had almost figured no one was interested in
Quantitative Image Analysis and delighted that we have some users -
enough apparently to justify a list. I have been doing quantitative
fluorescence image analysis since 1983. We are putting together a new
system and I should like some advice. We have been using SIT cameras
for their sensitivity having tested CCD's several times in the past
with unacceptable results. Yesterday I tested 3 cameras and am
impressed. I am leaning toward Ham. 2400-87 ICCD which seemed to be
about 20x more sensitive than our SIT with a very nice image to look
at as well. I am still concerned that the dynamic range won't allow
for the biological variance in a samples. The standard integrating
CCD's took about 6 min to acquire a suitable image that was captured
in three frame rates by this camera. Speed is of the essence in
fluorescence - but we do need some dynamic range too.
Any advice - and things I should be concerned about are appreciated.
Thanks for your help.
Becky Bonner

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If you subscribe, you will (obviously) recieve the Q-IA posting
address; or you can answer Becky directly.

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Well, that's all for this time. As usual, some announcements were
shortened, and you can find full versions of those (and of others) in
my archives:

http://www.loria.fr/~tombre/CFP/maillist.html for the CFPs
http://www.loria.fr/~tombre/Programs/maillist.html for the programs
http://www.loria.fr/~tombre/Misc/maillist.html for misc. announcements

Your TC10 chairman,

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