iapr

Newsletter 42, June 1996

Contents:
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- TC10 meeting at ICPR'96 in Vienna
- IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: SDAIR'97 postponed
- CFP: IWF3
- CFP: ICASSP'97
- CFP: AVBPA'97
- CFP: Erlangen Symposium "Advances in Digital Image Communication"
- CFP: Special I&VC issue on Evolutionary Computation in CV
- Program info: DAS'96
- Program info: EP'96 + PODP'96
- Program info: BMVC'96
- Program info: Grammatical Inference colloquium
- Available: CVL report - Aya Chasia Soffer doctoral dissertation
- INFO: IMAGE PROCESSING & COMMUNICATIONS - An International Journal

Dear TC10 members and friends,

This is probably the last, or the last but one, TC10 news issue from
me. My 4-years term as TC10 chairman ends officially at ICPR'96 in
Vienna this August. If there is a lot of fresh info before that, I will
maybe send out another issue in 2 or 3 weeks, but it's not sure.

However, the whole list of email addresses will be passed on to the
next TC10 chairperson, so there should be bo problem for you, you will
continue (if you wish so) to receive news about topics of interest to
the international graphics recognition community.

First, I have now gotten info from the ICPR organizers about the venue
of our TC10 meeting in Vienna. So I hereby again invite all of you to
come to the

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|Meeting of IAPR Technical Committee on Graphics Recognition (TC10)|
| ICPR conference venue: 3rd floor Room No 114a, area A green |
| Monday, August 26th, at 18:00 (6pm) |
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On the agenda:
- Report about TC10's activities these last 2 years
- Next TC10 chairperson
- Update information about the coming GREC'97
- Discussion about future plans and actions (including contests)
- Miscellaneous

This announcement will also be posted at the conference venue. In
addition, there will be a poster presenting TC10 from Tuesday to
Thursday, on a posterwall reserved for TC presentations, as far as I
have understood.

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Now to the usual list of events, announcements, etc. As usual, some of
these announcements are shortened, but 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
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First, an important announcement. I sent out in last issue the CFP for
SDAIR'97. However, I recently got an email of which you will find some
excerpts below, which announces that the symposium will be
postponed. Many people have appreciated the very good scientific
content of this series of symposia, so let us strongly hope that SDAIR
"will be back" as soon as possible.
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>From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Hiromichi Fujisawa)
>Subject: SDAIR'97 postponed

Dear DA Program Committee Members,

On behalf of Prof. Tom Nartker and Mr. Pedersen, I have to announce that
SDAIR'97 will be postponed due to a severe drop in funding at ISRI. It was
informed to us, Symposium Chair and Program Chairs, by Prof. Nartker the
other day. He will continue to solicit funding and will pursue the
possibility of sponsoring SDAIR'98.

I am sure that this symposium has been an invaluable opportunity for both
fields of document analysis and information retrieval, which we cannot find
somewhere else. We would like to express our appreciation to Prof. Nartker
for this series of symposia.

With best wishes,

Hiromichi Fujisawa
DA Program Chair of SDAIR'97

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I have already sent out a CFP for this workshop, but here comes the
final CFP:
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>From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (iwvf3 Secretariat)
>Subject: IWF3 Final CfP

**** Please note the news concerning publication on both the IWVF3
proceedings book (all accepted contributions) and a special issue of IVCJ
(selected papers)****

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

3rd INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON VISUAL FORM
Capri, Italy, May 28-30 , 1997

The 3rd International Workshop on Visual Form (IWVF3) is organized jointly
by the Department of Computer Science and Systems of the University of
Naples and by the Institute of Cybernetics of the National Research Council
of Italy. IWVF3 is sponsored by the International Association for Pattern
Recognition.

IWVF3 Chairmen
Carlo Arcelli, Istituto di Cibernetica, Arco Felice, Naples
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Luigi P. Cordella, DIS-Universita' di Napoli, via Claudio 21, Naples
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Gabriella Sanniti di Baja, Istituto di Cibernetica, Arco Felice, Naples
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

IWVF3 Scientific Committee
Keiichi Abe (Japan), Sergey V. Ablameyko (Belarus), Gunilla Borgefors
(Sweden), Alfred Bruckstein (Israel), Virginio Cantoni (Italy), Dmitry
Chetverikov (Hungary), Leila De Floriani (Italy), Dov Dori (Israel), Leo
Dorst (The Netherlands), G=F6sta Granlund (Sweden), Erik Granum (Denmark),
Richard Hall (USA), Rangachar Kasturi (USA), Benjamin Kimia (USA), Josef
Kittler (UK), Walter Kropatsch (Austria), Anthony J. Maeder (Australia),
Evangelos E. Milios (Canada), Annick Montanvert (France), Giorgio Musso
(Italy), Theo Pavlidis (USA), Pier Carlo Ravasio (Italy), Hanan Samet
(USA), Franc Solina (Slovenia), Albert Vossepoel (The Netherlands), Piero
Zamperoni (Germany)

Scientific Program
The scientific program will include invited talks and contributed papers.
The goal of IWVF3 is to provide a discussion forum for researchers and
practitioners interested in 2D and 3D shape analysis. Original and
unpublished work in all aspects of this field is welcome. Main topics
include:

-Shape Perception -Shape Representation -Shape Decomposition
-Shape Description -Shape Recognition -Other topics
related to shape

Prospective contributors are encouraged to submit papers and to attend
IWVF3. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. Accepted
papers will be discussed in a single track, or presented as posters. All
the presented contributions will be included in the proceedings volume,
which will be published in book form after the workshop. Extended versions
of selected contributions will be published in a special issue of the Image
and Vision Computing Journal.

Invited Speakers
Kim L. Boyer (USA) Jan-Olof Eklundh (Sweden)
Robert M. Haralick (USA) Jan J. Koenderink (The Netherlands)
Michael Leyton (USA) Gerard Medioni (USA)
Jean Serra (France) Steve W. Zucker (Canada)

Registration Fee
The registration fee is 800.000 Italian lire, if paid by March 31, 1997,
and 900.000 Italian lire afterwards. Members of IAPR are given a 5%
discount. The registration fee includes admission to the scientific
sessions, lunches and coffee breaks, the proceedings book, and the social
program. The registration fee for full-time students is 350.000 Italian
lire. It includes admission to the scientific sessions, lunches and coffee
breaks, and the proceedings book. Full-time students must certify their
status. The fee for accompanying persons is 350.000 Italian lire, and
covers the social program.

Important Dates
October 31, 1996: Submission of contributions
March 1, 1997: Notification of acceptance
May 1, 1997: Camera-ready papers due

Paper submission
Four copies of full papers (no more than 10 pages, double-spaced, 12-point
font) should be received no later than October 31, 1996 by the IWVF3
Scientific Secretariat, at the address listed below. The manuscript should
include a separate title page, containing the names and the addresses of
the authors (including e-mail and fax), an abstract of up to 200 words, one
or more categories as listed above, 3-5 keywords that can be used to match
submissions to reviewers, and the indication whether the authors would be
willing to prepare an extended version of their paper to be published in a
special issue of the Image and Vision Computing Journal shortly after
IWVF3. Papers submitted by fax or email will not be reviewed.

IWVF3 Scientific Secretariat
Istituto di Cibernetica, CNR
Via Toiano 6
80072 Arco Felice, Napoli, Italy

IWVF3 Secretariat email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WWW home page
Updated information is maintained at
<http://amalfi.dis.unina.it/IWVF3/iwvf3cfp.html>

Concomitant events

During the week preceding IWVF3, participants will have the opportunity to
attend the International Workshop on Energy Minimization Methods in
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (EMMCVPR'97), to be held in Venice,
May 21-23, 1997.
For additional information, please contact the program co-chairmen Marcello
Pelillo (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and Edwin R. Hancock (email:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), or see
<http://Dcpu1.cs.york.ac.uk:6666/~adjc/welcome.html>
________________________________________________________________
IWVF3 Scientific Secretariat
Istituto di Cibernetica - CNR
Via Toiano 6 - 80072 Arco Felice (Naples) ITALY

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
fax: + 39 81 5267654
www home page: http://amalfi.dis.unina.it/IWCF3/iwvf3cfp.html

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I know that this is very late for an announcement; unfortunately, I
only retrieved this information a week ago, after coming back from
summer holidays. Here is the CFP for ICASSP'97
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>From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (P.Brand)
>Subject: ICASSP97

ICASSP 97 April 21-24, 1997 in Munich
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Rememberance
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Last date to submit a proposal is August 1, 1996

TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

* Prepare a 2-3 page summary of the paper, including figures and
references.

* Complete the Paper Summary Cover Sheet. Latex style files, other
style sheets, and informational updates are available by
anonymous ftp to ftp-nt.e-technik.uni-erlangen.de in the direc-
tory pub/icassp97 and on the World Wide Web server URL
http://www-nt.e-technik.uni-erlangen.de/icassp97.

* Send FIVE (5) copies of the summary and Paper Summary Cover
Sheet to:

ICASSP-97 Congress & Seminar Management
Cornelia Schroettenhammer
Industriestrasse 35, D-82194 Groebenzell, Germany
Phone: +49(8142)570183, Fax: +49(8142)54735
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


SCHEDULE

Submission of proposal: to be received by
August 1, 1996

Notification of acceptance: To be mailed out on
November 1, 1996

Submission of camera-ready paper To be received by
for print: December 15, 1996

Best regards,

ICASSP 97 COMMITTEE

General Chair
Manfred K. Lang
Lehrst. f. Mensch-Maschine-Kommun.
Technical Univ. of Munich
D-80290 Munich, Germany

Publicity Chairman
Peter Steffen
Lehrst. f. Nachrichtentechnik
Univ. of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Cauerstr. 7, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany
Phone: +49(9131)85-7102, Fax 303840
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Here is a conference with a focused and original topic:
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>From: Stephane Pigeon <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
>Subject: AVBPA (Final Call for Papers)

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION

**** Please note the news concerning publication both in the
AVBPA proceedings book (all accepted contributions) and
in a special issue of PRL (selected papers) ****


First International Conference
on
AUDIO- AND VIDEO-BASED
BIOMETRIC PERSON AUTHENTICATION

Crans-Montana, Switzerland
12-14 March 1997


(see http://www.tele.ucl.ac.be/IMAGES/AVBPA for most recent infor-
mation)

With the emergence of communication and computer science synergies,
the interest for security issues is increasingly at the center of
attention. An important element in this is automatic authentication
of persons. The 1st International Conference on Audio- and Video-
based Biometric Person Authentication (AVBPA) will bring together
the speech and face recognition researchers in an attempt to con-
tribute to robust solutions for this challenging problem.


SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

The scientific programme will include the presentation of four
invited talks and of contributed papers. Contributions covering the
topics below are solicited. However, all submissions addressing
issues related to person authentication with audio and/or video
techniques are encouraged. Main technical areas are:

Features and Measurements:
- Biometrics of face and voice
- Still image based features
- Multiple image based features
- Motion/depth based features
- Audio and lip-movements
- Text dependent audio features
- Text independent audio features

Decision Strategies for Audio- &Video-based Data:
- Training procedures
- Decision theory and strategies
- Fusion of multiple decisions

System Architecture and Hardware:
- Centralized versus distributed databases
- Image and speech communication
- Sensor resolution and recognition studies
- Tracking cameras
- Special sensors

Prospective contributors are encouraged to submit papers and to
attend AVBPA. Each paper will be reviewed by at least two review-
ers. Accepted papers will be presented in a combination of single
track and double track parallel sessions. All the presented contri-
butions will be included in the proceedings volume, which will be
published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science
series in time for distribution at the conference. Extended ver-
sions of selected contributions will be published in a special
issue of Pattern Recognition Letters.

Invited Speakers:
Rama Chellappa (University of Maryland, USA) Sadaoki Furui (NTT, Japan)
John Mason (University of Wales Swansea, UK) Tomaso Poggio (MIT, USA)


CONFERENCE BOARD

General Chairs:
Josef Bigun
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Gerard Chollet
CNRS URA-820 and Institut Dalle Molle d'Intelligence
ENST Artificielle Perceptive (IDIAP)
Paris, France Martigny, Switzerland


AVBPA is sponsored by the Swiss Group for Artificial Intelligence
and Cognitive Science (SGAICO) and by the International Association
for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).

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PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors should send three copies of a full paper to Dr. Josef
Bigun, before September 15, 1996. Papers should be at most 6 pages
long, since this is the estimated length of the proceedings ver-
sion. The first page should contain the title of the paper, a 200-
word abstract, 3-5 keywords, and the indication whether the authors
would be willing to prepare an extended version of their contri-
bution, in case their paper is selected for publication in the
special issue of Pattern Recognition Letters.

Important Dates:
September 15, 1996 Paper submission
November 15, 1996 Notification of acceptance
December 15, 1996 Camera-ready papers due

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Paper Submission Cover Sheet
(Attach to 3 copies of full paper)


Paper Title:

Technical Areas:


Author to contact (Please select one Author to be notified about
paper status)

First Name:

Family Name:

Address:

Telephone:

Fax:

Email:
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This may be a little bit out of scope for the graphics recognition
community, but maybe some of you are interested:
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>From: Symposium97_Faerber_Girod <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
>Subject: Call for Papers


2nd Erlangen Symposium
ADVANCES IN DIGITAL IMAGE COMMUNICATION
Telecommunications Institute, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

sponsored by the
APRIL 25, 1997 IEEE Communication Society
German Chapter



CALL FOR PAPERS

Following the successful 1st Erlangen Symposium "Advances in Digital Image
Communication" in June 1995, the 2nd Erlangen Symposium will again be held
at the Telecommunications Institute of University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
The Symposium will consist of a series of invited lectures by
internationally renowned speakers, as well as contributed talks.
Contributions are encouraged that discuss advances in topic areas of
current interest, such as

- Image communication over packet networks
- Mobile and wireless video
- Investigations related to new compression standards
- Image coding based on three-dimensional models
- Joint audio and video processing

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings that will
be available at the time of the symposium. The lecture program will be
augmented by demonstrations of ongoing work in the Image Communication
Group of the Telecommunications Institute. The program will conclude with a
banquet at historic Atzelsberg Castle.

The symposium site is a convenient taxi-drive from Nuremberg Airport with
direct flights to major European cities. By train or car, Erlangen is less
than 2 hours from Munich, the site of ICASSP-97. The 2nd Erlangen Symposium
will take place on the day right after ICASSP-97.

INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE

Bernd Girod, University Erlangen-Nuremberg (chair)
Jan Biemond, Delft University of Technology
Murat Kunt, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne
Andrew B. Lippman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hans Georg Musmann, University of Hannover

TO SUBMIT A PAPER

Please send THREE copies of a 2-page summary, including figures and
references to

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Girod
Telecommunications Institute
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Cauerstrasse 7, D-91058 Erlangen, GERMANY
phone: +49-9131-857100, fax: +49-9131-303840
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Submission of 2-page summary September 30, 1996
Notification of acceptance November 15, 1996
Submission of camera-ready paper January 31, 1997
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Maybe some of you are interested in this special issue:
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>From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Suchi Bhandarkar)
>Subject: CFP - Special Issue of Image and Vision Computing

SPECIAL ISSUE of IMAGE and VISION COMPUTING JOURNAL

on

Evolutionary Computation in Computer Vision
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Call for Papers
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Theme of the Special Issue

Evolutionary computation is a term used to encompass
a variety of population-based problem solving techniques
that mimic the natural process of Darwinian evolution. Current
research in evolutionary computation has resulted in powerful, yet
versatile problem solving mechanisms for searching, adaptation,
learning and optimization in a variety of application domains.
The main avenues for research in evolutionary computation are
genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolutionary strategies and
evolutionary programming. Genetic algorithms stress chromosomal
operators, genetic programming deals with operators on
more general hierarchical structures, evolution strategies
emphasize behavioral changes at the level of the individual
whereas evolutionary programming stresses behavioral changes at the
level of the species. The common factor underlying all the above
approaches to evolutionary computation is the emphasis on an
ensemble of solution structures, and the evaluation and
evolution of these structures via specialized operators that mimic
their biological counterparts, in response to an ever changing
environment.

Problems in computer vision and image understanding have
always called for powerful problem solving techniques. This special
issue will focus on problem solving techniques for computer vision and
image understanding that are based on the paradigm of evolutionary
computation. The topics of relevance to the special issue include
but are not necessarily limited to:

Low-level vision

Evolutionary optimization, adaptation
and learning algorithms for edge detection, image segmentation,
figure-ground separation, texture analysis, feature selection,
shape-from-XYZ and surface reconstruction.

High-level vision

Evolutionary computation for object
recognition, scene analysis, indexing and search of model/image
databases, and high-level learning of symbolic descriptions.

Active vision

Evolutionary computation for autonomous
vision-guided navigation, path planning, sensing strategies, sensor
integration, visual servoing, vergence and gaze control, hand-eye
coordination, active tracking and vision-guided task planning.

Neural vision

Evolutionary computation for learning,
adaptation and optimization of neural network structure and topology
for computer vision problems.


Guest Editor

Dr. Suchendra M. Bhandarkar
Department of Computer Science
415 Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7404, U.S.A.
Telephone: (706) 542-1082
FAX: (706) 542-2966
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Submission Procedure


Five copies of manuscripts (not exceeding 35 double-spaced pages
in 12 pt size font including figures and tables) describing previously
unpublished and original research should be submitted to reach the
guest editor on or before January 31, 1997. All submissions will be
peer reviewed for originality, significance, technical content and
relevance to the special issue.


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The second workshop on document analysis system will be held this fall
in Malvern (PA). Here is some information on this workshop:
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>From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
>Subject: DAS 1996: Call for Participation

The following is a copy of the Call for Participation and Information
for the Document Analysis Systems Workshop. Hardcopy packets of this
information should follow by mail in a few weeks.

Please note the following deadlines:

Student Scholarship Applications: August 2
Hotel Registration: September 13
(made directly with hotel)
Workshop Registration: September 30
(payment by credit card accepted until September 15)


Postscript versions of all the forms and the information packet will
be available via anonymous FTP in the directory pub/das and from the
conference web site.

**** IMPORTANT ****

The Lockheed Martin facility changed its domain name from
vfl.paramax.com to paoli.atm.lmco.com.

The workshop web site is now accessible from
http://www.paoli.atm.lmco.com/pub/das, the workshop e-mail address is
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the anonymous ftp site is
ftp.paoli.atm.lmco.com.

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If we can be of anymore assistance, let us know.
We look forward to your participation.

Suzanne Liebowitz Taylor
Jonathon J. Hull
Millie Miele, Workshop Manager

International Association for Pattern Recognition Workshop on

DOCUMENT ANALYSIS SYSTEMS

Malvern, Pennsylvania, USA, October 14 - 16, 1996


SPONSORED BY:

Lockheed Martin Tactical Defense Systems
Lucent Technologies
Panasonic Technologies
Ricoh California Research Center
U. S. Department of Defense


WORKSHOP MANAGER
DAS 96 c/o Millie Miele
Lockheed Martin Tactical Defense Systems
70 East Swedesford Road
Paoli, PA 19301-0517 USA
Phone: +1-610-648-2529
Fax: +1-610-648-2288
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.paoli.atm.lmco.com/pub/das

CHAIRS:

Jonathan J. Hull, Ricoh California Research Center
Suzanne Liebowitz Taylor, Lockheed Martin Tactical Defense Systems

GENERAL INFORMATION

Welcome to the 2nd International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems
(DAS96). The Workshop will be held October 14-16, 1996 in Malvern,
Pennsylvania. DAS96 will provide a forum for an exciting range of
technical papers, special working groups, invited speakers and system
demonstrations.

We look forward to your participation. Lockheed Martin Tactical
Systems Division is pleased to host DAS96 and welcomes you to the
Brandywine Valley Region of Pennsylvania. We encourage you to extend
your visit and enjoy many of the historic and cultural sites near the
conference location.

ACCOMMODATIONS

The workshop will be held at the

Desmond Great Valley Hotel and Conference Center
One Liberty Boulevard
Malvern, PA 19335 USA
Phone: +1-800-575-2776 or
+1-610-296-9800
Fax: +1-610-296-9869

A block of rooms at the Desmond has been reserved for the workshop
under the name DAS96. To obtain the special DAS96 room rates,
reservations must be made directly with the hotel by September 13,
1996. The hotel registration form is included with this packet and is
available via anonymous ftp at ftp.paoli.atm.lmco.com in
pub/das/hotel.ps.

Recreational facilities include an indoor pool, exercise room, tennis
courts, walking/jogging trail and an outdoor volleyball court. The
hotel also has an agreement with the Great Valley Health Club (within
walking distance) for its guests to use their facilities for a nominal
fee. The Desmond hotel is accessible by airport shuttle and is a few
miles from a SEPTA local train station (which connects with AMTRAK
national train service). The hotel shuttle will pickup guests at the
local train station. See Travel Information for details.

The complimentary shuttle transportation is also available for area
shopping, dining and leisure facilities within a 7 mile radius for all
guests. The hotel houses three restaurants.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

[ deleted - see my archives or DAS WWW site ]

SYSTEM DEMONSTRATIONS

Please complete the demonstration form included with this packet. The
demonstration form is also available via anonymous ftp from
ftp.paoli.atm.lmco.com in /pub/das/demo.ps.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Student scholarships are available. An application is included and
must be returned by August 2 to Suzanne Taylor. Applications are also
available via anonymous ftp at ftp.paoli.atm.lmco.com in
pub/das/student.ps.

REGISTRATION

Registration is open to all authors and co- authors of accepted papers
and abstracts. The registration deadline is September 30. The
conference fee is $400, payable by a check to Lockheed Martin in
U.S. dollars. Mastercard and Visa credit card payments may only be
used before September 15. The registration fee includes full
participation, a copy of the workshop proceedings, refreshments during
breaks, all lunches, the welcome reception and the workshop dinner.

The registration form is also available via anonymous ftp at
ftp.paoli.atm.lmco.com in pub/das/regis.ps.

AWARDS

The program committee will announce an award for the best paper.

DAS96 PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Sunday, October 13, 1996
17:00-20:00 Registration
19:00-22:00 Welcome Reception

Monday, October 14, 1996
7:30-8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:45 Opening and Welcome
8:45-17:30 Conference Sessions
Evening Free

Tuesday, October 15, 1996
7:30 Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-18:00 Conference Sessions
Evening Banquet

Wednesday, October 16, 1996
7:30 Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-17:30 Conference Sessions
17:30 Conference adjourns

INVITED SPEAKERS

Professor Shunji Mori, The University of Aizu, Japan. Issues in
Document Analysis with Historical Remarks.

Mr. Udo Miletzki, AEG-Electrocom, Konstanz, Germany. Documents on the
Move: DA&IR-Driven Mailpiece Processing Today and Tomorrow.



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WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM
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HOTEL RESERVATION FORM
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STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
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SYSTEM DEMONSTRATION
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See my archives or the DAS WWW site for these forms.
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>From: Jacques Andre <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
>Subject: Conference

EP96

FIVE DAYS OF ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING

Palo Alto, Californie, USA -- September 22-26, 1996

EP96
Conference on electronic publishing and document manipulation

PODP96
Principles of document processing

PODP96 and EP96 comprise a five-day technical gathering focused on recent
progress in electronic documents. PODP96, principles of document processing,
is a workshop devoted to examining the confluence of document processing and
computer science. EP96 continues the tradition of a general conference
devoted to electronic documents. Tutorials are offered and may be attended
by any participant.

PODP96

Workshop on the principles of document processing
Monday, September 23

PODP96 will be the third in a series of international workshops organized to
promote the modeling of document processing systems using theories and tools
from computer science, mathematics, etc. Areas of document processing
presented in the first workshop in Washington, DC were document formatting,
document conversion, document representation, document recognition, document
retrieval, and hypertext, among others. The second workshop in Darmstadt,
Germany concentrated on document databases. For more information please
contact Prof. Charles Nicholas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

EP96

Electronic publishing and document manipulation
Tuesday, September 24 - Thursday, September 26

This conference will be the sixth in a series of international conferences
organized to promote the exchange of novel ideas in the area of computer
document manipulation. The first two conferences in the series, EP86 held
in Nottingham, England, and EP88 in Nice, France, concentrated mainly on the
specific aspects of electronic document production, from composition to
printing. EP90, which took place in Washington, DC, adopted a broader
definition of the term Computer Assisted Publication, and accordingly,
extended its range of topics to include hypertext and hypermedia systems,
document recognition and analysis, and application of database techniques to
document handling. EP92, held in Lausanne, Switzerland, confirmed the trend
for documents to affect more and more areas in computer science. EP94, held
in Darmstadt, Germany, focused explicitly on document representation,
transformation, management and interpretation. EP94; EP96 follows this trend.


FIVE-DAY OVERVIEW

Sunday 22: pm 3:00-6:00 Pre-Conference Registration (at Dinah's
Garden Hotel)
Monday 23: am 8:30-12:30 EP96 Tutorials 1 and 2/PODP96
pm 2:00-6:00 EP96 Tutorials 1 and 3/PODP96
Tuesday 24: am 9:00-10:00 Invited Talk
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 Session A: Structured Documents I
pm 12:00-2:00 Lunch Break
2:00-3:00 Session B: Multimedia and Typecases
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-5:00 Session C: Presentation and Representation
6:00-8:00 Reception
Wednesday 25: am 9:00-10:00 Invited Talk
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 Session D: Structured Documents II
pm 12:00-2:00 Lunch Break
2:00-3:00 Session E: Document Analysis and Compression
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-6:00 Exhibitions
6:30-10:00 Banquet
Thursday 26 am 9:00-10:00 Invited Talk
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 Session F: Interfaces


TUTORIALS

Tutorial 1: Information Modeling Approaches to Meet New Publishing Demands
(2 parts) -- Lorraine Stanford

Tutorial 2: Colour document display and reproduction -- Roger Hersch,
Victor Ostromoukov, and Tim Kohler.

Tutorial 3: CURRENT STATUS OF DOCUMENT IMAGE ANALYSIS -- George Nagy

General Information

Proceedings of the EP96 conference will be published by Wiley as a special
issue of the journal EP-ODD and will be available in preprint form at the
conference and in final form subsequently. The PODP96 workshop proceedings
will be given to each participant at the beginning of the workshop.

Location: The conference will be held principally on the campus of the Xerox
Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in Palo Alto, California. Palo Alto is
south of the San Francisco International Airport and can be reached in
approximately thirty minutes by automobile or any of several shuttle bus
services available at the airport.

[ For registration form, detailed program, etc. see my archives]
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Here is a shortened version of the provisional programme for BMVC96:
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>From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Manuel Trucco)

P R O V I S I O N A L P R O G R A M M E
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SEVENTH BRITISH MACHINE VISION CONFERENCE
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9-12 September 1996
The University of Edinburgh

Up-to-date information:
http://www.dai.ed.ac.uk/BMVC96/bmvc96.htm

Or contact:
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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*Monday 9 September ----------------------------

[14:00-17:30 Tutorial:]

Vision through Optimisation
N A Thacker, University of Sheffield
T F Cootes, University of Manchester


*Tuesday 10 September ---------------------------

[9:00- 9:10 Welcome]
R. B. Fisher, General Chair


[9:10-10:10 Invited Talk:]

Attention and figure-ground segmentation in active vision
Prof. Jan-Olof Eklundh
Department of Numerical Analysis and Computing Studies, Royal Institute of
Technology, Stockholm, Sweden


[10:10-10:50 Session 1:] Matching Surfaces

[11:20-12:40 Session 2:] Shape

[14:00-15:20 Session 3:] Features, Segmentation

[15:20-16:20 Tea] and Poster Session 1

[16:20-18:00 Session 4:] Model Fitting, Matching, Recognition

*Wednesday 11 September --------------------------------------

[9:00-10:00 Invited talk:]

Computers Seeing Action
Prof Aaron F Bobick
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, Mass, USA


[10:00-10:40 Session 5:] Motion-Based Reconstruction

[11:10-12:30 Session 6:] Deformable Models

[14:00-15:20 Session 7:] Tracking

[15:20-16:20 Tea] and Poster Session 2

[16:20-18:00 Session 8:] Motion and Active Vision

*Thursday 12 September ------------------------------------------

[9:00-10:40 Session 9:] Applications

[11:10-12:30 Session 10:] Faces

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Another event which is at the limits of our scope of interest, but
maybe not as much as one may think at forst glance...
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>From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (cdlh)
>Subject: ICGI '96 : Program

THIRD INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON GRAMMATICAL INFERENCE

- ICGI '96 -

LE CORUM, Montpellier, France

September 25-27, 1996


Sponsored by:
Universite de Montpellier 2
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Ministere Francais des Affaires Etrangeres

With the support of the Special Interest Group in Natural Language Learning
(SIGNLL) of the ACL

For more information please check:

http://www.lirmm.fr/~cdlh/icgi

Online registration and hotel information is also at that site.

If you have any problems with the www, please contact us by e-mail at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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TOPICS

Grammatical Inference (GI) is broadly understood as Machine Learning of
Grammars and Languages from data. Traditionally, GI has been studied within
several contexts: Information Theory, Formal Languages Theory,
Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition,
Computational Learning, Neural Networks, etc.
ICGI '96 aims to provide a forum for discussion of principles, theory and
applications of all those aspects of Automatic Learning that focus on
Grammars and Languages. Within this framework, topics of interest include,
but are not limited to the following:
Learning Paradigms for Grammars and languages: Cognitive models, Algebraic
aspects, Identification in the limit and PAC-Learning, Stochastic and
Corpus-based approaches, Neural networks, Genetic Algorithms, Fuzzy Systems
etc.
Algorithms.
Heuristics.
Benchmarks.
Applications: Natural Language Processing, Language Translation, Biological
Sequences and Time Series Modeling and Prediction, Image and Speech
Recognition, Discrete events Systems, etc.


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PROVISIONAL PROGRAM [shortened - full version in my archives]

The conference will be held from Wednesday 25th of September (9 a.m.) till
Friday 27th of September (noon) 1996.
Check-in will be possible at the CORUM, on Tuesday 24th of September, from
4 to 8 p.m.

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Wednesday, 25th of September

9 a.m.

Opening ceremony

Invited talk: T. Knuutila (Turku University, Finland)
Inductive inference of regular string and tree languages

11 a.m. Session Algebraic methods and algorithms 1

2.30 p.m. Session Natural Language and Pattern Recognition

4.30 p.m. Session Algebraic methods and algorithms 2

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Thursday, 26th of September

9 a.m.
Invited talk: D. Magerman (Reconnaissance Technologies Corp., USA)
Learning Grammatical Structure using Statistical Decision-Trees

10 a.m. Session Inference of stochastic models 1

2.30 p.m. Session Algebraic Methods and algorithms 3

4.30 p.m. Session Incremental methods & ILP

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Friday, 27th of September

9 a.m. Session Inference of stochastic models 2

11 a.m. Session Operational issues

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++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Colin de la Higuera
LIRMM
http://www.lirmm.fr/~cdlh
Tel (33) 67 41 85 43
Fax (33) 67 41 85 00


============================================================
Among the CVL reports from Univ. Maryland, the following doctoral
dissertation may be of interest to some of us:
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>From: Sandy German <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
>Subject: available CVL reports update

Below are the directions for anonymous ftp access to our archive:

1. "ftp ftp.cfar.umd.edu"

2. login "anonymous"

3. password "your login" (e.g., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

4. "cd CfAR/TRs/CVL-Reports-1995" (or CVL-Reports-1996)
(please match upper and lower case as indicated)

The contents of these directories are:

a. "directory_contents" (an ascii file containing abstracts and other
descriptive information---keywords, postscript file name, total number
of pages when output in hardcopy, etc.---about each report available in
the directory)

b. "INDEX" (an ascii file containing the name of the postscript file
and the title of the paper contained in that file)

c. postscript files (some of these files can be quite large---even
when compressed---as they include figures and/or images)

Note: occasionally the title page of a report must be formatted
separately from the body of the report. When this happens the title
page will be posted as a separate postscript file with "tpg" as
part of the file name.

Advice: set "bin" (Apparently it is advisable to use binary transfer
when downloading compressed files---which all of these files are)

*************************************************************************

These files can also be accessed via the World Wide Web at:

The URL is: "http://www.cfar.umd.edu/cvl/". Then you should scroll to
the bottom of the page and link to "CVL Technical Reports". From there
you should choose the folder for the appropriate year in which the
report was dated.

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

file name(s): TR3567-Soffer.ps.gz
title: Retrieval by Content in Symbolic-Image Databases
author(s): Aya Chasia Soffer
date: December 1995
pages: 190
support: nsf/nasa
keywords: Symbolic images, retrieval by context, image database, spatial
relational database, image retrieval, doctoral dissertation
abstract:
A class of images termed {\em symbolic images} is defined. These are
images in which the set of objects that may appear in the image is
known a priori. Furthermore, the geometric shapes of these objects are
relatively primitive, and the information that they convey is mainly
symbolic. The main components that are necessary for building a
database system that manages and supports retrieval by content of such
symbolic images are described. A system that utilizes the symbolic
nature of such images to drive symbol recognition for input into an
image database is presented. Two approaches to integrating the
results of this input system into a spatial relational database
(termed the {\em classification approach} and the {\em abstraction
approach}) are suggested. Methods of storing and retrieving images
using these two approaches are described. In particular, schema
definitions and indices that support spatial, contextual and hybrid
queries for each approach are presented. Image retrieval is
demonstrated by several example queries specified textually and
pictorially. Strategies for answering these queries efficiently, along
with detailed execution plans, are given. Image similarity is
also defined. Algorithms for retrieving images based on a pictorial
specification using image similarity are described. Results of an
experimental study that compares these approaches are presented. The
two approaches are compared qualitatively and quantitatively.

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I received some info about this journal. See my archives for the
complete info.
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>From: "Ryszard Choras" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >

ISSN 1425-140X

IMAGE PROCESSING & COMMUNICATIONS
An International Journal

Published by the Institute of Telecommunications
Bydgoszcz , Poland

IMAGE PROCESSING & COMMUNICATIONS
An International Journal
________________________________________________________________

Aims and Scope

IMAGE PROCESSING and COMMUNICATIONS publishes original research
articles and serves as a forum for stimulating innovative
research ideas, state - of - the art methods and tools in all
aspects of image processing and communications. Theoretical,
experimental and survey articles are all appropriate to the
journal.

Specific areas of interest include:

* Image processing : Coding, Analysis and Recognition

* Image manipulation

* Communication of Visual Data

* Network architecture for real-time video transport

* Video coding algorithms and technologies for ATM/packet
network

* Protocols for packet video

* New visual services over ATM/packet network.

Papers are solicited in these topic areas.

________________________________________________________________

Editor - in - Chief
Ryszard S. Choras
Institute of Telecommunications
ATR Bydgoszcz
85-791 Bydgoszcz, ul.S. Kaliskiego 7, POLAND
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_________________________________________________________________

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Well, that's it for this time. I hope that I will meet many of you in
Vienna (or at SSPR in Leipzig, I will also be there) in August.

Your TC-10 chairman,

--
Karl Tombre - INRIA Lorraine & CRIN-CNRS --- Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Post: 615 rue du jardin botanique, BP 101, 54602 Villers CEDEX, France --or--
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Phone: +33 83.59.20.71 --- Fax: +33 83.27.83.19 --or-- +33 83.41.30.79
WWW URL: http://www.loria.fr/~tombre