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Newsletter 46, December 1996

TC10 news# 46

Contents:
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CFP: Document Image Analysis Workshop
CFP: Electronic Publishing '98
CFP: Special Issue on Image Processing
CFP: SIGIR '97
CFP: First Brazilian Symposium on Document Image Analysis AVBPA'97
CFP: Focus Symposium on Image Processing and Related Fields
CFP: International Workshop on Synthetic-Natural Hybrid Coding and 3D
CFP: Workshop on Collaborative Design
CFP: ICCV 98
CFP: NATO ASI Study on Face Recognition: From Theory to Applications
CFP: ISPRS IWG 'Integration of Image Analysis and GIS'
CFP: Visual '97
CFP: Special Issue of CVIU
CFP: Symposium on Multimedia and Hypermedia Systems

Dear TC10 members and friends,

Hope you are having a joyous holiday season. Here is the December '96
issue of TC10 news. Please excuse me for not including any editorial
remarks since I am in a hurry to leave for my vacation. I will be away
for the next two weeks. Also, pardon me for this longish issue. I did
not get the time to trim the fat from the announcements.

Wish you all a very happy, healthy, productive and prosperous new year!

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> From: Luc Vincent <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: Document Image Analysis Workshop: Call for Paper

CALL FOR PAPERS

IEEE DOCUMENT IMAGE ANALYSIS WORKSHOP

El San Juan Hotel, Puerto Rico,
Friday, June 20, 1997

Workshop URL: http://marathon.csee.usf.edu/documents.html
CVPR'97 URL: http://marathon.csee.usf.edu/cvpr97.html

The purpose of this one-day, single-track workshop, is to facilitate
information exchange and critical discussion directed at advancing the
frontiers of document image analysis.

Specific topics of interest include:

* Document image segmentation
* Layout analysis
* Map, graphics, and drawing interpretation
* Character recognition
* Hand print/writing recognition
* Document image indexing, storage, and retrieval
* Document image processing

Since the workshop is being held in conjunction with CVPR'97, papers
dealing with techniques that have been used in more traditional
computer vision problems are especially welcome, as they would help
bridge the gap between the computer vision community and the document
image analysis community. However, high quality contributions on any
aspect of document image analysis will be carefully considered.


The workshop will be held on June 20, the day after CVPR'97. Hotel
rates for CVPR'97 have been extended. Contributions submitted will be
reviewed by the program committee. Submissions should be in the form
of extended abstracts (about 2 pages). The extended abstracts of
accepted papers will be compiled into a booklet that will be available
at the workshop. Proceedings will be ready shortly after the
workshop.

The first page of the extended abstract should include: (1) paper
title, (2) authors, (3) contact author's name, address, phone number,
fax number, and e-mail address (4) very short (three to four
sentences) abstract. FIVE copies of the extended manuscript should be
received no later than:

==========>>> APRIL 1, 1997 <<<<<<==========


at the following address:


Luc Vincent
Xerox, DDS
3400 Hillview Avenue, Bldg. 3
Palo Alto, CA 94304
USA


Complete schedule is as follows:

* Extended abstract due date: April 1, 1996
* Notification of acceptance: May 1, 1996
* Final version of extended abstract due date: June 1, 1996
* Final manuscript due at IEEE: June 15, 1996


GENERAL CHAIRS

Luc Vincent Gary E. Kopec
Xerox DDS Center Xerox Palo Alto Research
3400 Hillview Avenue, Bldg. 3 3333 Coyote Hill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304 Palo Alto, CA 94304
USA USA

Phone: +1 415 813 7863 Phone: +1 415 812 4454
Fax: +1 415 813 6792 Fax: +1 415 812 4374
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PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Thomas Breuel Jonathan Hull
IBM Almaden Research Center Ricoh California Research Center
650 Harry Road 2882 Sand Hill Road, Suite 115
San Jose, CA 95122 Menlo Park, CA 94025
USA USA

Phone: +1 408 927 2798 Phone: +1 415 496 5723
Fax: +1 408 927 3030 Fax: +1 415 854 8740
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> Subject: CFP: EP98

EP98: Call for papers
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Saint Malo, France, 1-3 April 1998
--------------------------------

EP98, the seventh International Conference on Electronic
Publishing, Document Manipulation and Typography will be held
on 1-3 April, 1998, at the Palais des Congre`s in Saint Malo,
France.

Saint Malo is approximately 65 kilometres North of Rennes,
350 km West of Paris and connected to International Airports
through high speed trains and to Great Britain by ferry lines
(see http://www.irisa.fr/ep98 for more details).


AIMS AND SCOPE
==============

EP98 will be the seventh in a biennial series of international
conferences organized to promote the exchange of novel ideas
concerning computer production and manipulation of documents.
The importance of electronic documents has increased significantly
in recent years as organisations rethink the way they use and
represent information. EP98 will reflect the changing nature of
documents by treating electronic publishing as a broad topic
covering many aspects of hypermedia, information visualisation,
and business aspects of electronic document dissemination as well
as document representation and design.


CONFERENCE TOPICS
=================

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

-- Dissemination and presentation of documents

World-Wide Web and other forms of electronic dissemination:
techniques, models, and user needs
Business aspects of electronic dissemination: copyright,
economics, intellectual property rights, and security
Design for electronic dissemination: style sheets and
layout, human factors in design and typography
Document display issues: digital typography, resolution,
and use of colour
Visual and auditory aspects of documents

-- Modelling and representation of documents

Electronic document engineering: models and tools
Hyperdocuments: models and novel user interfaces
Integration of document manipulation systems with other
software tools
Standards: evaluation and implementation
Active documents: documents as user agents

-- Document management

Hypermedia and multimedia: standards, production, editing,
and visualization
Documents, work and workflow management
Document management in the enterprise: information/process
integration and reengineering implications
Large document collections: digital libraries, organisation
and distribution
Distributed and multi-user documents

-- Linguistics and retrieval

Linguistics and document processing
Indexing and retrieval techniques
Multi-lingual documents
Linguistic structures

-- Document recognition and interpretation

Structural recognition of documents
Filtering and image handling techniques

-- Documents and education

Electronic document dissemination and education
Experiences in teaching Electronic Publishing
The place of Electronic Publishing in Computer Science
curricula

CONFERENCE HISTORY
==================

The early conferences in the EP series, EP86 (Nottingham,
England) and EP88 (Nice, France), concentrated on the core
aspects of electronic document production, from composition to
printing. EP90 (Gaithersburg, USA) adopted a broader approach,
covering hypertext and hypermedia, document recognition and
analysis, and applications of data-base techniques to document
handling.

EP92 (Lausanne, Switzerland) and EP94 (Darmstadt, Germany)
widened the area again, confirming the trend for document
processing to cover progressively more areas of computer
science. The most recent conference in the series, EP96
(Palo Alto, USA), established multimedia, network publishing,
information visualisation, and novel document interfaces as
conference themes.

It is expected that EP98 will continue the trend to treat
electronic publishing as a broad subject and to explore
its relationship with computer science and other disciplines.


PAPER SUBMISSION
================

Authors are invited to submit complete papers describing original
research results. All papers will be refereed by the programme
committee and judged on originality, clarity, and technical
merit. Accepted papers will be published in the conference
proceedings, which will be available at the conference.

Papers should be written clearly in English, begin with a summary
of up to 200 words, and occupy at most 12 pages. The first page
should contain the title of the paper and the full name,
affiliation, and contact details (including email address) of
each author. The second page should begin with the title of the
paper and the summary, but should not include any identification
of the author(s). This is to assist the anonymous refereeing
process. Please note that the main body of the paper (the second
page and any subsequent pages) is limited to a total of 11 pages.

To submit your paper, please email a PostScript version to the
Chair of the Programme Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Acknowledgement of submission and notification of acceptance
will be via email to the first named author. Instructions
for the preparation of the final version of a paper will be sent
on acceptance.

Enquiries about submitting papers should be addressed (preferably
by email) to

Professor Heather Brown
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge
New Museums Site
Pembroke Street
Cambridge CB2 3QG
England

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Tel: +44 (0)1223 334418
Fax: +44 (0)1223 334678


IMPORTANT DATES
===============

July 15, 1997 Full papers received by the Programme Chair
October 1, 1997 Notification of acceptance or rejection
November 15, 1997 Final versions of accepted papers received
by the Conference Secretariat
April 1-3, 1998 EP98 Conference


ORGANISATION
============

Conference Chair: Jacques Andre'
INRIA/IRISA, Rennes, France

Program Committee Chair: Heather Brown
University of Kent at Canterbury, UK

Tutorials Chair: Rolf Ingold
University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Steering Committee Chair: Peter King
University of Manitoba, Canada

Local Organization: Jacques Andre'
INRIA/IRISA, Rennes, France
Elisabeth Lebret
INRIA/IRISA, Rennes, France

Proceedings Editors: Jacques Andre'
INRIA/IRISA, Rennes, France
Heather Brown
University of Kent at Canterbury, UK

Web Pages: Philippe Louarn
INRIA-Rennes, France


ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING CONFERENCES STEERING COMMITTEE
====================================================

Jacques Andre' INRIA/IRISA, Rennes, France
David F. Brailsford University of Nottingham, UK
Heather Brown University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
Anne Bru"ggemann-Klein Technische Universita"t Mu"nchen, Germany
Richard Furuta Texas A&M University, USA
Rolf Ingold University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Peter King University of Manitoba, Canada
Robert A. Morris University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Marc Nanard LIRMM, Montpellier, France
Christine Vanoirbeek Swiss Federal Institute of Technology,
Lausanne, Switzerland

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
===================

Robert B. Allen Bellcore, USA
Jacques Andre' INRIA/IRISA, Rennes, France
Charles Bigelow Bigelow & Holmes, USA
David F. Brailsford University of Nottingham, UK
Heather Brown University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
Anne Bru"ggemann-Klein Technische Universita"t Mu"nchen, Germany
Giovanni Coray Swiss Federal Institute of Technology,
Lausanne, Switzerland
Anton Elie"ns Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hans-Peter Frei UBILAB, Union Bank of Switzerland,
Zurich, Switzerland
Richard Furuta Texas A&M University, USA
Charles F. Goldfarb Information Management Consulting,
Saratoga CA, USA
Roger D. Hersch Swiss Federal Institute of Technology,
Lausanne, Switzerland
Christoph Hu"ser GMD-IPSI, Darmstadt, Germany
Rolf Ingold University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Pekka Kilpela"inen University of Helsinki, Finland
Peter King University of Manitoba, Canada
Dario Lucarella CRA-ENEL, Milan, Italy
Pierre MacKay University of Washington, USA
Robert A. Morris University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Ethan V. Munson University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Makoto Murata Fuji Xerox Information Systems,
Kawasaki, Japan
Marc Nanard LIRMM, Montpellier, France
Richard Rubinstein Human Factors International, USA
Christine Vanoirbeek Swiss Federal Institute of Technology,
Lausanne, Switzerland
Hans van Vliet Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Annie Zaenen Rank Xerox Research Centre, Grenoble, France


RELATED CONFERENCES (provisional)
==================================

It is expected that RIDT98 (Raster Imaging and Digital Typography 98)
and PODP98 (Principles of Document Processing 98) will be held in
Saint Malo during the same week as EP98. Please consult the EP98
home page for details.


SPONSORS
========

INRIA, France
University of Kent at Canterbury, UK

Further interested parties are cordially invited to contact
Jacques Andre' at the Conference Secretariat.


GENERAL INFORMATION
===================

Please see the EP98 home page (http://www.irisa.fr/ep98).


ENQUIRIES
=========

General enquiries and the EP98 reply form should be sent to the
Conference Secretariat at the address given below.

Enquiries concerning papers should be sent to the Programme
Committee Chair.

Enquiries or suggestions concerning the tutorials should be sent
to the Conference Secretariat or to the Tutorials Chair

Professor Rolf Ingold
Institut d'informatique
Universite de Fribourg
Chemin du Musee 3
CH-1700 Fribourg
Switzerland

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Tel: +41 26 300 84 66
Fax: +41 26 300 97 31


EP98 REPLY FORM
===============

Please fill in the reply form below and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

NAME:

FIRST NAME:

AFFILIATION:

ADDRESS:



E-MAIL:
TEL:
FAX:
TELEX:


1. I wish to attend the EP98 conference and receive further
information.


2. I wish to submit a paper to EP98

PROVISIONAL TITLE:


3. I wish to give a tutorial

PROVISIONAL TITLE:


4. I wish to attend a tutorial

ON WHICH TOPICS?


FUTURE NEWS
===========

The latest news will be available on the EP98 Web page:

http://www.irisa.fr/ep98

If at any time you wish to be removed from the EP98 mailing list,
please send a message to the Conference Secretariat.


Prof. Rolf Ingold tel: +41 26 300 84 66
Institut d'informatique fax: +41 26 300 97 31
Universite de Fribourg
Chemin du Musee 3 e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CH-1700 Fribourg www: http://www-iiuf.unifr.ch


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> Subject: CFP: Special Issue on Image Processing

ELEKTRIK
Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences


CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue on Image Processing

Sponsored by the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey
(TUBITAK) and Chamber of Electrical Engineers (EMO), ELEKTRIK is an
international journal on all aspects of electrical engineering and
computer sciences. In a series of special issues that have been
scheduled to be published in 1997, an issue is devoted to IMAGE
PROCESSING to appear in fall. Original research papers on recent
advances in this area are sought.

SCOPE:
Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following :

Image scanning, sampling, quantization and halftoning
Image compression and coding
Image enhancement, restoration
Image analysis and segmentation
Multiresolution processing
Motion detection and estimation
Image sequence processing
Video signal procesing
Computed imaging: acoustic imaging, confocal microscopy etc.
Color reproduction
Image processing architectures and software
Image quality; visualization


SUBMISSION of PAPERS:
Prospective authors should follow the regular guidelines of ELEKTRIK.
They should submit the manuscripts to the guest editor of this
issue:

GUEST EDITOR:
Bulent Sankur
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Bogazici Universitesi
Bebek, 80815, Istanbul
Turkey
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fax: 90-212-287-2465

IMPORTANT DATES:
Submission of manuscripts April 1, 1997
Notification of acceptance July 1, 1997


For further information, in addition to the guest editor, you can contact
Kemal Leblebicioglu, Editor Tolga Ciloglu, Assoc. Editor
Department of Electrical Engineering., Department of Electrical Engineering.,
Middle East Technical University, Middle East Technical University,
06531, Ankara, Turkey 06531, Ankara, Turkey
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. e-mail: ciltolga@
rorqual.cc.metu.edu.tr
fax: 90-312-210 12 61 fax: 90-312-210 12 61


INSTRUCTIONS TO CONTRIBUTORS

Submission of Manuscript

1. Send 4 copies of your paper written in English to the below address. The
paper shall be subjected to a full review procedure and a decision whether
to accept the paper will be taken by the Editor based on the reviews.
Typical review period is 3 months.

2. Enclose a separate sheet giving your preferred address for
correspondence and return of proofs.

3. All manuscripts must be accompanied by the Copyright Release Form which
can be found on a following page. This form must be completely filled out
and signed by all authors before processing of the manuscript will begin.

4. After the manuscript has been accepted for publication, i.e., after
referee-recommended revisions are complete, the author will not be
permitted to make any new additions to the manuscript.

5. Attention: before publication the galley proof is always sent to the
author for corrections. Thus, it is solely the author's responsibility for
any typographical mistakes which occur in their article as it appears in
the journal. Only those mistakes/ omissions which occur due to some
negligence on our part during the final printing will be reprinted in a
Corrections section of a later issue. However, this does not include those
errors left unnoticed by the author on the galley proofs.


STYLE of the MANUSCRIPT:
1. The first page must contain the English title of the paper, author(s)
names and affiliations/addresses in English, abstract in English (not more
than 300 words), complete mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address
if there is one, and acknowledgement of financial or other support.

2. Manuscripts should be type-written using a font style and size which is
quite legible, double-spaced throughout with ample margins, and single
sided on white A4 standard paper.

3. Provide an introduction that includes a statement of the purpose and the
contribution of the paper comparing it to the existing results in the
literature.

4. If appropriate, indicate advantages, limitations, and possible
applications of your contribution in a conclusion section.

5. References should be numbered consecutively in square brackets [1] in
the paper and listed in the order of appearance in a separate bibliography
at the end of the manuscript.

6. The last page following the references should include a Turkish title,
the author(s) name(s) with address(es) in Turkish (if possible), and a
Turkish abstract.

INSTRUCTIONS for FIGURES and TABLES:
1. All illustrations not including tables (photographs and other films,
drawings, graphs, etc.) must be labeled as "Figure".

2. The proper position of each table and figure must be clearly indicated
in the paper.

3. All tables and figures must have a number (Table 1, Figure 1) and a
caption or legend. If there is only one table or figure simply label it
"Table" or "Figure".

4. All tables and figures must be numbered consecutively throughout the
paper.

5. All captions and legends must also be double-space typed on a separate
sheet and labeled according to which table or figure they belong.

6. Dimensions of tables and figures must not exceed 16x20 cm and should be
no smaller than 8 cm in width.

7. Tables must be clearly typed, each on a separate sheet, and
double-spaced. Dimensions including caption, title, column heads, and
footnotes must not exceed 16x20 cm and should be no smaller than 8 cm in
width.

8. Tables may be continued onto another sheet if necessary but dimensions
still apply.

9. Figures must be originals, sharp and noise-free, and drawn clearly in
India ink on white paper or printed on smooth tracing/drawing paper.
Reduced photocopies are not acceptable. Photographs must be clear, black
and white, printed on glossy paper and of good contrast.

10. Drafting or art service cannot be provided by ELEKTRIK.

COMPUTER DISK:
If you are able to initially prepare your manuscript in a LATEX file
including the figures translated into the picture environment of LATEX or
Encapsulated PostScript format (EPS), we advise that you do so. Then, only
if and after your manuscript is accepted for publication, we will ask you
to submit a revised disk copy of your manuscript which will enable us to
more efficiently and accurately prepare proofs. (This is not a requirement
but is highly encouraged.)


FINAL CHECKLIST FOR AUTHORS
Before you submit your work, please take the time to be certain that your
paper (and other writings as applicable) is in the correct format and that
you have included everything necessary by checking it against this
checklist.
- Copyright Release form is enclosed, completed and signed by all
authors.
- Four copies of paper submitted (one original, three copies)
- Entire paper is 5mm double-spaced (incl. abstract, tables, captions/legends,
references)
- Margins are 3 cm each side Font size is 12pt. or 3mm tall Font
style and type is quite legible Author(s) names are fully written (not
abbreviated)
- Abstract is given
- Original figures are enclosed
- Original figures are prepared correctly according to instructions
- Dimensions of figures are min.=8x20cm; max.=16x20cm
- Figures are referred to consecutively in the paper
- Dimensions of tables are min.=8x20cm; max.=16x20cm
- Tables are referred to consecutively in the paper
- Table and figure legends/captions typed on a separate sheet
- References are referred to consecutively in paper in brackets [ ]
- References are listed in the order of appearance


COPYRIGHT RELEASE FORM

TUBITAK
The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey
The undersigned authors release TUBITAK, Department of Scientific Journals
from all responsibility concerning the manuscript entitled:
(Title of paper):


By (authors names):

upon its submission to ELEKTRIK, Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering
and Computer Sciences The undersigned authors warrant that the article is
original, is not under consideration by another journal, has not been
previously published or that if it has been published in whole or in part,
any permission necessary to publish it in the above mentioned journal has
been obtained and provided to the Department of Scientific Journals
together with the original copyright notice. We sign for and accept
responsibility for releasing this material. Copyright to the above article
is hereby transferred to TUBITAK, Department of Scientific Journals
effective upon acceptance for publication. However, the following rights
are reserved by the authors:
Note: In all of the below cases, the article's
publication by TUBITAK must be appropriately stated as a complete
reference.
1. All proprietary rights other than copyright, such as patent
rights;
2. The right to use, free of charge, all or part of this article in
future works of their own, such as books or lectures; and
3. The right to reproduce the article for their own purposes provided the
copies are not offered for sale.

To be signed by all authors:


signature: date: signature: date:



printed name: printed name:



signature: date: signature: date:



printed name: printed name:



signature: date: signature: date:



Prof. Dr. Bulent Sankur
Department of Electrical-Electronic Engineering
Bogazici University
Bebek, Istanbul
Fax: 90 - 212 - 287 2465
Tel: 90 - 212 - 263 1500 (ext. 1455)


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> Subject: Call For Papers: SIGIR '97



CALL FOR PAPERS

SIGIR '97

20th International ACM SIGIR Conference on
Research and Development in Information Retrieval

DoubleTree Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, USA

July 27 -- July 31, 1997

In co-operation with:
BCS-IRSG (UK), GI (Germany), IPSJ (Japan), (others pending)


ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

SIGIR '97 is the twentieth conference in the premier series of
research conferences on information retrieval. SIGIR is the major
forum for the presentation of new research results, and for the
demonstration of new systems and techniques, in information retrieval.
The conference attracts a broad range of professionals including
theoreticians, developers, publishers, researchers, educators, and
designers of systems, interfaces, information bases, and related
applications. In 1997, SIGIR is collocated with DL '97, the Second
ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries, which will be held
July 23-26, 1997 in Philadelphia. We anticipate substantial synergy
between these two meetings.


CALL FOR PAPERS

SIGIR '97 seeks original contributions (i.e. never before
published) in the broad field of information storage and retrieval,
covering the handling of all types of information, people's behavior
in information systems, and theories, models and implementations of
information retrieval systems.

We encourage discussions of experimental studies, tests of
usability, explorations of information retrieval behavior, reports on
the performance of large scale systems, and demonstrations of advanced
approaches. We prefer theoretical contributions to have sufficient
proof of utility to demonstrate their applicability to information
retrieval problems. Similarly, reports on small scale experiments
should include convincing arguments or simulations to show their
likelihood of generalization.


TOPICS

Topics include, but are not limited to:

--Information Retrieval Theory, e.g.: Statistical and Logical
Retrieval Models, Data Fusion, Human-Centered Information Retrieval
Systems.

--User Interaction and Behavior, e.g.: Models of Information
Seeking, Interface Design and Experiment, Visualization.

--Multimedia Information Retrieval, e.g.: Audio, Video, and Image
Retrieval, Links, Composite Documents.

--Experimentation, e.g.: Test Collections, Evaluation Measures.

--Natural Language Processing, e.g.: Multilingual Retrieval Systems,
Summarization, Dialogue Management, Use of Linguistic Resources for
Information Retrieval.

--Systems and Implementation Issues, e.g.: Integration with Database
Systems, Networked Systems and the Internet, Compression, Efficient
Query Evaluation.

--Applications, e.g.: Task-Embedded Information Retrieval, Electronic
Publishing, Digital Libraries.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONTRIBUTORS

Submissions to SIGIR '97 may be completed papers, or can be
proposals for posters, panels, demonstrations, tutorials, or
workshops. With the exception of papers and posters, submissions may
be made via e-mail (plain ASCII text). All submissions should include
complete contact information including mail address, telephone, fax,
and e-mail.


PAPERS

Papers (4 copies) should be submitted in English to the Program
Co-Chair responsible for the geographic region of the first author, as
indicated below. Papers should contain at most 5000 words. The first
page must contain the title of the paper and an abstract of not more
than 150 words, but no indication as to the author(s) or their
affiliation(s). In addition, authors must provide a separate cover
page with the title, the author name(s), and the author
affiliation(s), plus complete contact information (mailing address,
telephone, fax, and e-mail) for the author to whom correspondence
should be sent. Please indicate if the paper is to be considered for
the Best Student Paper Award. This Award requires that the first and
primary author be a fulltime student at time of submission. There
will also be a Best Non-Student Paper Award presented.


TUTORIALS

SIGIR '97 will begin with a full day of tutorials, each of which
should cover a single topic in detail. Proposals are solicited for
tutorials of either a half day (3 hours plus breaks) or full day (6
hours plus breaks). Submissions should be made to the Tutorials Chair
and should include a cover sheet and an extended abstract. The cover
sheet should specify (1) the length of the tutorial; (2) the intended
audience (introductory, intermediate, advanced); (3) complete contact
information for the contact person and other presenters; and (4) brief
biographies (max. 2 paragraphs) of the presenters. The extended
abstract should be 3 to 5 pages, and should include an outline of the
tutorial, along with descriptions of the course objectives and course
materials.


PANELS

Proposals for panel sessions should be sent to the Panels Chair
by prospective moderators. Panels should address issues of interest
to the general information retrieval community, and should be designed
to stimulate lively debate between panelists and audience. Panel
proposals (2-3 pages) must include: (1) complete contact information
for the moderator; (2) the rationale for addressing this topic as a
panel; (3) the names and affiliations of the panel members; and (4) a
description of how the panel will be structured, with emphasis on how
general participation will be encouraged. Abstracts of panel
presentations will appear in the proceedings.


DEMONSTRATIONS

Demonstrations provide an opportunity for first-hand experience
with information retrieval systems, whether advanced operational
systems or research prototypes. Proposals (up to 3 pages) should be
submitted to the Demonstrations Chair. The proposal should indicate
how the demonstration will illustrate new ideas, and should describe
the technical specifications of the system. The hardware, software,
and network requirements for the demonstration, including the
electrical requirements of the equipment, should be indicated. A list
of demonstrations will be published in the proceedings.


POSTERS

SIGIR '97 poster presentations offer researchers an opportunity
to present late-breaking results, significant work in progress, or
research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical
format. Abstracts of posters will appear in the conference
proceedings, and there will be a Best Poster Award. Three copies of
an extended abstract (roughly 3-4 pages) should be submitted to the
Posters Chair. The abstract should emphasize the research problem and
the methods being used, and be headed only by the title of the
poster. In addition, a separate cover page is required containing the
title of the poster, along with the name and affiliation of the
author(s), and complete contact information for the author to whom
correspondence should be sent.


WORKSHOPS

Proposals are solicited from individuals and groups for one-day
workshops to be held July 31, 1997. Submissions of up to 3 pages
should be made to the {\bf Conference Chair}. They should include the
theme and goal of the workshop, the planned activities, the maximum
number of participants and the selection process, and a list of
potential participants. Also include a CV for each organizer detailing
relevant qualifications and experience. After the workshop,
organizers are to provide an article summarizing the workshop for
SIGIR Forum.


IMPORTANT DATES

IMMEDIATELY: Subscribe to SIGIR '97 mailing list by writing to
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Information on SIGIR '97 will
periodically be sent to the mailing list as well as posted at
http://www.acm.org/sigir/conferences/sigir97/index.html.

January 10, 1997: Submission of PAPERS to the relevant Program
Co-Chair.

February 14, 1997: Submission of proposals for POSTERS, PANELS,
DEMONSTRATIONS, TUTORIALS and WORKSHOPS to the relevant Chair.

March 11, 1997: Notification to ALL authors.

April 30, 1997: Final manuscripts for PAPERS, POSTERS and PANELS
due in camera-ready and electronic forms.


CONTACTS

Conference Chair:
Ellen Voorhees
NIST
Building 225
Room A-216
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
USA
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Phone: +1 301 975-3761
Fax: +1 301 840-1357

Tutorials & Panels Chair:
Susan Dumais
Bellcore
445 South St.
Room 1A-348B
Morristown, NJ 07960
USA
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Phone: +1 201 829-4253
Fax: +1 201 829-2645

Posters Chair:
K. L. Kwok
Computer Science Dept.
Queens College
CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367
USA
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Phone: +1 718 997-3482
Fax: +1 718 997-3513

Demonstrations Chair:
Chris Buckley
Sabir Research, Inc.
26 Triple Crown Ct.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
USA
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Phone: +1 301 947-3740
Fax: +1 301 947-3684

Treasurer:
Paul B. Kantor
SCILS
Rutgers University
4 Huntington Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1071
USA
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Phone: +1 908 932-1359
Fax: +1 908 932-1504

Publicity Chair:
David D. Lewis
AT\&T Labs
600 Mountain Ave., 2A-410
Murray Hill, NJ 07974-0636
USA
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Phone: +1 908-582-3976
Fax: +1 908-582-7550


PROGRAM CHAIRS

For North and South America:
Nicholas J. Belkin
SCILS
Rutgers University
4 Huntington Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1071
USA
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Phone: +1 908 932-8585
Fax: +1 908 932-6916

For Europe and Africa:
Peter Willett
Department of Information Studies
University of Sheffield
Sheffield S10 2TN
United Kingdom
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Phone: +44 (0) 114-2825083
Fax: +44 (0) 114-2780300

For Asia and the Pacific:
Arcot Desai Narasimhalu
Institute of Systems Science
National University of Singapore
Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 0511
Republic of Singapore
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Phone: +65 7722002
Fax: + 65 7744990


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, Phillips, The Netherlands
Maristella Agosti, Univ. of Padua, Italy
Micheline Beaulieu, City Univ., UK
Peter Bruza, QUT, Australia
Chris Buckley, Cornell Univ., USA
Forbes Burkowski, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada
James Callan, Univ. of Massachusetts, USA
Raman Chandrasekar, NCST, India
Yves Chiaramella, CLIPS-IMAG, France
Hsinchun Chen, Univ. of Arizona, USA
Mark Chignell, Univ. of Toronto, Canada
Ken Church, AT\&T, USA
W. Bruce Croft, Univ. of Massachusetts, USA
Susan Dumais, Bellcore, USA
Leo Egghe, Limburgs Univ. Centrum, Belgium
David Ellis, Univ. of Sheffield, UK
Jim French, Univ. of Virginia, USA
Hans-Peter Frei, UBILAB, Switzerland
Norbert Fuhr, Univ. Dortmund, Germany
Gregory Grefenstette, Rank Xerox, France
Donna Harman, NIST, USA
David Harper, Robert Gordon Univ., UK
Marti Hearst, Xerox, USA
Bill Hersh, Oregon Health Sciences Univ., USA
Haym Hirsh, Rutgers Univ., USA
David Hull, Rank Xerox, France
Peter Ingwersen, Royal School of Librarianship, Denmark
Tetsuya Ishikawa, Univ. of Library and Info. Sci., Japan
Kalervo Jarvelin, University of Tampere, Finland
Haruo Kimoto, NTT, Japan
Judith Klavans, Columbia University ,USA
Shmuel Klein, Bar-Ilan Univ., Israel
Robert Korfhage, Univ. of Pittsburgh, USA
K. L. Kwok, Queens College, CUNY, USA
Dik Lee, HKUST, Hong Kong
Joon Ho Lee, KRDIC, Korea
David Lewis, AT\&T, USA
Elizabeth Liddy, Syracuse Univ., USA
Dario Lucarella, CRA-ENEL, Italy
Kathy McKeowan, Columbia Univ., USA
Elke Mittendorf, ETH Zentrum, Switzerland
Alistair Moffat, Univ. of Melbourne, Australia
Sung Hyun Myaeng, Chungnam National Univ., Korea
Jan Pedersen, Verity, USA
Annelise Pejtersen, National Laboratory, Denmark
Keith van Rijsbergen, Glasgow University, UK
Ellen Riloff, Univ. of Utah, USA
Stephen Robertson, City Univ., UK
Airi Salminen, Univ. of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Tefko Saracevic, Rutgers Univ., USA
Peter Schauble, ETH Zentrum, Switzerland
Fabrizio Sebastiani, IEI-CHR, Italy
Alan Smeaton, Dublin City Univ., Ireland
Phil Smith, Ohio State Univ., USA
Craig Stanfill, Ab Initio, USA
Ulrich Thiel, GMD IPSI, Germany
Richard Tong, Sageware, USA
Howard Turtle, West Info. Pub. Gp., USA
Ross Wilkinson, RMIT, Australia
Mei-Mei Wu, National Taiwan Normal Univ., Taiwan
Emannuel Yannakoudakis, Athens Univ. of Economics, Greece


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> From: "Nabeel A. Murshed" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: CFP: First Brazilian Symposium on Document Image Analysis

BSDIA '97
First Brazilian Symposium on Document Image Analysis
November 03-05, 1997, Curitiba - Brazil


Call for Papers


You are invited to participate in the First Brazilian Symposium on
Document Image Analysis that will be held in Curitiba - Brazil on
November 03 - 05, 1997. The symposium aims at promoting and motivating
researches and developments in the fields of Handwriting and Graphics
Recognition, Storage and Information Retrieval, Workflow and Document
System Architectures; and providing a forum for researchers, students,
developers and end-users, from academia and industry, to discuss and
exchange topics related to those areas. The symposium is organized by
the Lab. of Document Image Analysis and Neural Networks (LADIANN) of the
Pontifical Catholic University of Paran=E1 (PUC-PR). The topics will
include, but not limited to:
Handwriting Recognition and Verification=20
- Cursive Script
-Characters And Digits=20
- Words=20
- Signature=20
Graphics and Symbol Recognition
- Engineering Drawing
- Maps
- Logo Types
- Handwritten Marks
- Vectorisation Algorithms
- 3D Models
Document Processing
- Layout Analysis
- Segmentation and Labeling Of Text And Images
- Skew Detection=20
- Language Identification
- Document Structure Analysis =20
and Modeling=20
Image Processing and=20
Pattern Recognition
- Thresholding
- Thinning
- Noise Removal
- Segmentation
- Restoration
- Feature Extraction
- Classification
Application Systems
- Bankcheck Processing=20
- Library Automated Systems
- Business Forms Reading
- Postal Automation
- Page Reading Systems For Blind =20
Persons
- Number Plate Recogni-tion
- Identification Systems
- Workflow=20
OCR Systems
- Architecture
- Omni And Multi-Font
- Mutli-Lingual
- Postprocessing
- Performance Evaluation
Storage and Information Retrieval=20
- Video and Images=20
- Compression Algorithms
- Multimedia and Hypertext
- Text Retrieval
- Document Models
Theoretical Aspects
- Document Defects Models
- Evolutionary Computation=20
- Fuzzy Logic
- Genetic Algorithms
- Hidden Markov Models
- Human Perception of Handwriting
- Knowledge-Based Approach
- Object Oriented Language
- Modeling Of Handwriting =20
- Multi Agents
- Neural Networks
- Stochastic Models


BSDIA97 Committee
Symposium Chair
Flavio Bortolozzi, Brazil
Organizer and Program Chair
Nabeel A. Murshed, Brazil

Program Committee
Abdel Belaid, France
Adnan Amin, Australia
Anselmo Chaves, Brazil
Carlos Heuser, Brazil
Celso A. Kaestner, Brazil=20
Ching Y. Suen, Canada
David Doerman, USA
Horst Bunke, Switzerland=20
Edgard Jamhour, Brazil
John C. M., Lee, Hong Kong
Jos=E9 Valdeni de Lima, Brazil
Keiiche Abe, Japan=20
Lee Luan Ling, Brazil
Paulo Cesar Masiero, Brazil
Rangachar Kasturi, USA=20
Rejean Plamondon, Canada
Robert Sabourin, Canada
Sebastiano Impedovo, Italy


Procedures
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers related to the topics
listed above, or to topics that are within the scope of the symposium,
for oral or poster presentation. Both types of presentations will be
included in the proceedings. Five copies of the paper must be submitted
for review. The paper should be printed with a high quality laser
printer, in A4 size white papers, written in English in two-column
format, in Times New Roman or similar, 10 points, single line spacing
with 2.5 cm margins on all sides. Section and subsection titles should
be in bold type size 12 and 11, respectively. A length of eight pages is
encouraged, and a limit of ten pages including figures, tables and
references will be enforced. Each copy of the paper must have two cover
sheets. The first cover sheet must contain: title, author(s) name(s),
affiliations, and complete address of each author. The address of the
main author should be clearly indicated on the first cover sheet. For
reviewing purposes, authors=92 names or addresses should not appear on any
subsequent pages. The second cover sheet must contain the following
information:=20
=B7 Title, brief abstract (150-200 words) single spaced and key words
describing the main subject of the paper (3-5 words);
=B7 the subcategory (listed in the Call for Papers) into which the paper
fit;=20
=B7 description and importance of the problem that the paper is
addressing; and=20
=B7 the original contribution of the work and how does this contribution
compare to those of other authors.=20
The contents of the paper must begin on the third page starting with the
introduction, etc. The two cover sheets and the five copies of the paper
should be sent to the program chair.
Paper Evaluation and Rewards
Each paper will be evaluated by three internationally renowned
researchers in the area. The evaluation will focus on the importance,
contribution and quality of the paper. The symposium will reward the
best paper in each topic, the best paper of the symposium and the best
student paper. The reward will be composed of a Certificate of
Scientific Achievement and financial award.
Language of the Conference and Proceedings
The official language of the symposium is English. There will be
Simultaneous Translation to Portuguese. The proceedings will be
published by an international publisher and will be available during the
symposium. Abstracts of all accepted papers will be maintained in a
database and will be made available in the symposium=92s server for future
access. =20


Important Dates
Paper submission:=20
To be received by March 10, 1997
Notification of acceptance: =20
To be mailed out on June 1, 1997
Camera-ready submission:=20
To be received by July 14, 1997


Further Information
For further information on BSDIA=9297,=20
please contact the program chair:
BSDIA=9297
Prof. Nabeel A. Murshed
Lab. of Document Image Analysis and Neural Networks (LADIANN)
Mestrado em Computa=E7=E3o, PUC-PR
R. Imaculada Concei=E7=E3o, 1155
Curitiba, PR 80215-901 - Brasil
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Fax: +55(41) 330 - 1620, Tel.: +55(41)
330 - 1668


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> Subject: AVBPA'97

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

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

Crans-Montana, Switzerland
12-14 March 1997

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. AVBPA will bring together the speech and face recogni-
tion researchers in an attempt to contribute to robust solutions
for this challenging problem. AVBPA is sponsored by the Swiss Asso-
ciation for Artificial Intelligence (SGAICO) and by the Internatio-
nal Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).

AVBPA Programme:

The scientific programme will include the presentation of four in-
vited talks and fifty contributed papers. Main technical areas are
Features and Measurements, Decision Strategies for Audio & Video
based Data, and System Architecture and Hardware. The invited talks
will be given by Rama Chellappa (University of Maryland, USA),
Sadaoki Furui (NTT, Japan), John Mason (University of Wales
Swansea, UK), and Tomaso Poggio (MIT, USA). Two sessions are plan-
ned each day, one in the morning (9.00-12.15) and the other in the
late afternoon (16.30-19.45). The proceedings volume will be publi-
shed by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series in
time for distribution at the conference. Extended versions of se-
lected contributions will be published in a special issue of Pat-
tern Recognition Letters.

The afternoon breaks are scheduled to give the participants the op-
portunity to benefit from the beautiful mountains surrounding
Crans-Montana, which is a modern mountain town allowing for outdoor
activities. Experience from the medical conferences arranged in the
same way showed that the afternoon breaks are beneficial not only
to the health but also to the conference (come and test it!). The
period of the conference is shortly after the peak holiday season
but yet the period enjoys its best snow conditions on the slopes
for those who want to ski.

WWW home page:

Conference registration form, hotel accommodation form and other
relevant information can be found at

http://www.tele.ucl.ac.be/IMAGES/AVBPA/

Important Dates:

Advance Conference Registration: January 20, 1997
Hotel Reservation: January 20, 1997


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> From: mbennamo@hertz <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: CFP: Focus Symposium on Image Processing and Related Fields


CALL FOR PAPERS
Focus Symposium on
"Image Processing and related Fields."
To be held within the SCI'97
WORLD MULTICONFERENCE ON SYSTEMICS,
CYBERNETICS AND INFORMATICS

Caracas, Venezuela
July 7-11, 1997

PURPOSE OF THE SYMPOSIUM

The purpose of this symposium is to gather researchers in the
area of Image Procesing and related fields, such as Computer Vision,
Robotics, Multimedia, Pattern Recognition, and others.

Image Processing includes all the various operations that can be applied to
image data. Two principal applications are the prime movers of the
interest in Image Processing methods: improvement of pictorial
information for human interpretation, and processing of scene data
for autonomous machine perception. The applications of this area
are numerous. There are applications in the medical field (medical
imaging), in remote sensing, and in the military such as the
development of Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) systems.

The recent advances in this area resulted from the application of new
mathematical theories, such as wavelets, or using models consonant
with current views regarding neurophysiology and psychophysics
of human perception.

The goal of this symposium is to present the recent advances in the
area of Image Processing and its applications, such as phase-based motion
estimation, image compression using Wavelet Transforms, etc. and to
gather speakers from different disciplines, namely computer science,
mathematics, physics, and psychology.

TOPICS

Among the topics which will be covered (this list is not restrictive):

Image Compression Using Wavelet Transforms.
Vision Systems for Automatic Object Recognition.
Recent Advances in Edge Detection.
Phase-based methods for Motion Estimation
Applications of ANNs to Image Processing.
Texture Analysis and Applications.
Scene Analysis.
Image Segmentation.
Character Recognition.
Stereo Vision.
Active Vision.
Artificial Neural Networks applied to Image Processing.
Sensing of Unknown Environments
Vision-based Vehicle Navigation
Vision-based Guidance of Unmanned Vehicles

SCHEDULE

A) Please submit your three (3) pages abstract by 4 February
1997 to:

Dr. Mohammed Bennamoun,
Signal Processing Research Centre,
School of Electrical & Electronic Systems Engineering,
Queensland University of Technology,
GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, QLD 4001,
Australia
Ph.: Int'l: 61-7-3864-1204
Fax: Int'l: 61-7-3864-1516
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B) Acceptance and Notification: 15 March 1997.

C) Submission of Camera Ready Paper: 15 May 1997


ACADEMIC AND SCIENTIFIC SPONSORS

* World Organization of Systemics and Cybernetics (WOSC) (France)
* IFSR: International Federation for Systems Research (Austria/USA)
* International Systems Institute (USA)
* CUST, Engineer Science Institute of the Blaise Pascal University (France)
* The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and
Cybernetics (Canada)
* Society Applied Systems Research (Canada)
* International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (USA)
* IEEE (Venezuela Chapter)
* Simon Bolivar University (Venezuela)
* Universidad Central de Venezuela

For further Information about the SCT976, contact:
Prof. Nagib Callaos (Chair)

IIIS
14269 Lord Barclay Dr., Orlando, Florida 32837, USA
TEL/FAX): 1-407-8566274
e-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Simon Bolivar University
Dpto. Procesos y Sistemas
A.P. 89000, Caracas, Venezuela
TEL/FAX (office):+58-2-9621519/1325
e-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
TEL/FAX (home): +58-2-9638852

For information about the Focus Symposium above contact:

Dr. Mohammed Bennamoun, Lecturer,
Signal Processing Research Centre,
School of Electrical & Electronic Systems Engineering,
Queensland University of Technology,
GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, QLD 4001,
Australia
Ph.: Int'l: 61-7-3864-1204
Fax: Int'l: 61-7-3864-1516
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> Subject: International Workshop on Synthetic-Natural Hybrid Coding and 3D
Imaging.

CALL FOR PAPERS

I N T E R N A T I O N A L W O R K S H O P
O N S Y N T H E T I C - N A T U R A L
H Y B R I D C O D I N G A N D
T H R E E D I M E N S I O N A L I M A G I N G
(IWSNHC3DI'97)

September 5-9 1997
Rhodes, Greece

* The International Workshop on Synthetic-Natural Hybrid Coding and
Three-Dimensional (3D) Imaging is organized by the European
Community research project ACTS II VIDAS, ACTS project 057.
* It will be held in the picturesque Aegean island of Rhodes in Greece,
at the most delightful time of the year and immediately preceding the
Picture Coding Symposium (PCS) in Munich.
* The workshop will consist of sessions with both invited and contributed
papers.
* The workshop proceedings will be published and distributed to the
workshop participants.
* Due to workshop facility constraints, attendance will be limited with
priority given to those who submit and present a paper.

* Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- New Technologies in SNHC
- MSDL-VIDEO VM and SNHC integration
- Image Analysis and Modeling
- 3D Acquisition / Range detection
- 3D Coding and Multiviewing systems
- Representation / animation of body and face models
- Coding of Multiple Concurrent Data Streams (as in audio/video,
stereo e.t.c.)
- Content-based Coding
- Audio and Video data Synchronizatio
- 3D Graphics and Virtual Environments
- VRML

* Chairmen:
- Michael G. Strintzis, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
- Fabio Lavagetto, Univercity of Genova, Genova, Italy

* Program Committee:
- Kiyoharu Aizawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
- Leonardo Chariglione, CSELT, Italy
- Alexandros Eleftheriadis, Columbia University, USA
- Robert Forchheimer, Linkopings Universitet, Sweden
- Bernd Girod, Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany
- Thomas Huang, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
- Dimitris Kalivas, Intracom S.A., Greece
- Aggelos Katsaggelos, Northwestern University, USA
- Murat Kunt, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
- Joern Oestermann, A.T.&T., USA
- Eric Petajan, Bell Laboratories - Lucent Technology - NJ, USA
- Manfred Ziegler, Siemens AG, Germany

* Prospective authors are invited to submit 3 copies of an extended
summary of no more than 3 pages to:
Prof. Michael G. Strintzis
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Tel: +30.31.996351
P.O. Box 460 Fax: +30.31.996342
54006 Thessaloniki, Greece E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

* Submission by e-mail (postscript file) is acceptable.

* The top of the first page of the summary should include authors' names,
addresses, affiliations, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses.

* Authors' schedule:
- March 15, 1997 Submission of extended summaries
- April 30, 1997 Notification of acceptance
- May 30, 1997 Receipt of camera-ready paper

* Arrangements:
- Haris Gioumousia (Ms), Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.31.996349, Fax: +30.31.996398, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

* Further information (updated regularly):
- WWW server [http://uranus.ee.auth.gr/IWSNHC3DI'97/]


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> From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Joan Morton)
> Subject: Workshop on Collaborative Design

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION
May 12 - 13, 1997
(Immediately preceding the ACM Solid Modeling Symposium)

Abstracts + registration now, submission by January 21, 1997.
URL: http://www.cc.gatech.edu/gvu/TeamCAD

TeamCAD
First GVU Workshop on COLLABORATIVE DESIGN

Hosted by the GVU Center at Georgia Tech (http://www.cc.gatech.edu/gvu).

OBJECTIVES OF THE WORKSHOP
By bringing together researchers, users, system vendors, and funding
agencies involved with CAD/CAM, PDM, and collaborative design, define the
state of the art in collaborative CAD, identify research issues and
avenues, explore collaboration between the different research and
development teams, and justify a research charter on computer assisted
collaborative design of mechanical, architectural, and construction
models.

SCOPE OF THE WORKSHOP
The development of computer tools for collaborative design should start
with a clear understanding of the nature of the design, review, and
communication activities encountered in traditional environments, where
teams work together in the same room with clay models, drawings, and CAD
systems. Therefore we solicit contributions focused on establishing or
validating precise task and performance models of these traditional
environments. These will provide guidelines for future research and
yardsticks for validating and justifying the results. Computerized design
collaboration tools should strive to provide a similar, or even more
effective, design environment to teams distributed in different locations,
possibly in different time zones, probably involving people with no CAD or
graphics expertise, connected via private high-bandwidth networks or plain
phone lines. Progress toward productivity will involve advances in a
variety of disciplines. We solicit contributions focused on collaborative
CAD from such areas as: shape manipulation, interactive graphics, user-
interfaces and virtual reality environments, 3D modeling and compression,
shared databases and versioning, interface standards, decision support and
documentation, multimedia communication and mark-up tools, and product
data management. Finally, we must ensure that these research results will
impact our industries. Therefore, we encourage contributions describing
the role and importance of collaborative design in the overall product
cycle and the interdependencies between the design activity and other
business processes.

SUBMISSION
Submissions for the following categories are encouraged:
?Previously unpublished full research or practice papers (up to 8 pages)
?Visionary surveys (up to 12 pages)
?Extended abstracts of ongoing work (4 pages)
?Description of relevant project or centers (2 pages)
?Visionary or provocative statements (1 page)
The research/practice papers and the surveys will be fully refereed on a
competitive basis. The other submissions will be reviewed by the program
committee. All accepted papers and the authors' short biographies (up to
600 words) will be published in the proceedings. A subset of the original
material will be considered for inclusion in a journal issue on
Collaborative CAD. All initial submissions should be sent both
electronically (if possible) and via regular mail to Jarek Rossignac.

REGISTRATION
Please register now by contacting Joan Morton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,
404/894-4672
or by using our home page. Reserve your room at the Renaissance
(404/881-6000) and mention the Solid Modeling Symposium
(http://www.nist.gov/conference/sm97.html), which immediately follows
TeamCAD to get the conference rate.


DEADLINES:
Abstract, registration: Now!
Manuscripts January 21, 1997
Authors notification February 28, 1997
Camera ready copies April 6, 1997


Conference Chair: Jarek Rossignac
Georgia Tech, GVU/College of Computing
Atlanta GA 30332-0280
Phone: 404/894-0671
FAX: 404/894-0673
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Robert Aish, Bentley Systems
David C. Anderson, Purdue U.
Al Badre, GVU, Georgia Tech
Chandrajit Bajaj, Purdue U.
Nelson Baker, GVU, Georgia Tech
Paul Borrel, IBM Research
Adrian Bowyer, U. of Bath
Wim Bronsvoort, Delft University of Technology
Beat Bruederlin, TU-Ilmenau
Pere Brunet, Polytechnic U of Catalonia
Bill Bullock, Georgia Tech
Paul Chinowsky, Georgia Tech
Jim Craig, Georgia Tech
Rae Earnshaw, University of Bardford
Chuck Eastman, GVU, Georgia Tech
Jose Encarna
ao, Tech Hochschule Darmstadt
Yoav Etiel, Bentley Systems
Norberto Ezquerra, GVU, Georgia Tech
Nick Faust, GVU, Georgia Tech
Rajit Gadh, U. Wisconsin-Madison
Per Galle, Tech University of Denmark
Ashok Goel, GVU, Georgia Tech
T. Govindaraj, GVU, Georgia Tech
Mark Henderson, ASU
Larry Hodges, GVU, Georgia Tech
Scott Hudson, GVU, Georgia Tech
Uwe Jasnoch, Fraunhofer-IGD
Fumihiko Kimura, University of Tokyo
Kunwoo Lee, Seoul National U.
Tolek Lesniewski, GVU, Georgia Tech
Dinesh Manocha, UNC
Martti Mantyla, Helsinki UT
Jai Menon, IBM Research
James Miller, University of Kansas
Nick Patrikalakis, MIT
Jon Pittman, Autodesk Inc.
Colin Potts, GVU, Georgia Tech
Ari Rappoport, Hebrew U. of Jerusalem
Bill Regli, NIST
Bill Ribarsky, GVU, Georgia Tech
Rich Riesenfeld, U. of Utah
David Rosen, GVU, Georgia Tech
Larry Rosenblum, Naval Research Labs
Karsten Schwan, Georgia Tech
Hans-Peter Seidel, Friedrich Alexander U.
Carlo Sequin, UC Berkeley
Ram Sriram, NIST
Wolfgang Strasser, Tuebingen U.
Maarten van Emmerik, Bentley Europe
Raj Veeramani, U of Wisconsin
Jean Wineman, GVU, Georgia Tech

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Coordinator: Joan Morton
Support: Tonya Dunson
Technical: Randy Carpenter
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> Subject: Call for papers ICCV 98

ICCV '98

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CALL for PAPERS
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SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER VISION

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January 3-7, 1998, BOMBAY, INDIA.


GENERAL CO-CHAIRS :

N. Ahuja U. B. Desai
U. Illinois IIT, Bombay.
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PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS :

L. Davis M. Yachida
U. Maryland Osaka U.
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R. Narasimhan A.Zisserman
CMC Oxford U.
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THE PROGRAM will consist of a single track of highest quality
previously unpublished contributed papers, delivered either orally or
as a poster. Contributions are sought on new research on any aspect
of computer vision, including but not restricted to the following:

Physics based vision Integration of modules and cues
Active and real-time vision CAD-based vision
Motion and Stereo Invariants, geometry
Shape recovery Object representation and recognition.
Vision-guided robotics Medical computer vision
Learning in computer vision Segmentation, grouping
Low and high level processing Connectionist system for vision

PAPER SUBMISSION:
Four copies of complete manuscripts should be received no later than
March 24, 1997 at the address listed below.

Larry Davis E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Department of Computer Science Fax: (301)-314-9115
University of Maryland Phone: (301)-405-4526
College Park, MD 20742 (301)-405-6722
U.S.A

By submitting a paper to ICCV, 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 ICCV review period.

The manuscript should include the following
(in this order):

(1) Title page -- containing the names and addresses of the authors
(including e-mail), an abstract of up to 200 words, and one or
more categories as listed above or other keywords that can be used to
match submissions to reviewers.

(2) Second Title page -- with just the title and abstract (authors
and institution not identified).

(3) Summary page -- attach answers to the following questions
(please answer each separately):

(3.1) What is the original contribution of this work?
(3.2) Why should this contribution be considered important?
(3.3) What is the most closely related work by others and how does
this work differ?
(3.4) How can other researchers make use of the results of this work?

(4) Paper -- no more than 30 pages (double-spaced, 12 point font)
including text, figures, references.

As has been customary with ICCV, all reviewing will be double blind.


IMPORTANT DATES :
Last date of submission of papers : March 24, 1997
Notification of acceptance : July, 1997
Camera-ready manuscripts due : September, 1997

Pre-Conference workshop will be held on Jan 3.


VENUE:

The venue of the conference is the Homi Bhabha Auditorium at the TIFR campus
in Colaba. This is very close to the heart of the city of Bombay and is right
next to the Arabian Sea. Bombay is directly connected to major cities in the
world and also to other places in India. The delegates can enjoy the
traditional Indian hospitality and may visit a number of places of tourist
attraction in India, including the world famous cave paintings and
sculptures of Ajanta and Ellora. The city of Mumbai, as Bombay is
currently known, is ready to welcome the ICCV delegates.


IN CO-OPERATION WITH :
IIT Bombay, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Bombay Section, University of
Illinois
and University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies.

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Past ICCVs were held at England (London, 1987), USA (Tampa, 1988),
Japan (Osaka, 1990), Germany (Berlin, 1993) and USA (Cambridge, 1995).


Note: Please feel free to mail this announcement to others who you know
would be interested in ICCV '98.


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> From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (SRINIVAS V. GUTTA)
> Subject: NATO ASI Study on Face Recognition: From Theory to Applications


Face Recognition: From Theory to Applications

NATO
Advanced Study Institute (ASI) Programme
Face Recognition

June 23 - July 4, 1997
Stirling, Scotland, UK


PURPOSE of the NATO INSTITUTES

The Advanced Study Institutes are primarily high level teaching
activities in which carefully defined subjects are presented in
systematically and coherently structured programs for professionals
in the field, at graduate and post-doctoral level. Considerable benefit
is derived from the fact that the ASI is a small meeting with lectures
given by a selected team of international experts.


PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Face Recognition (FR), a complex and difficult problem, is important for
surveillance and security, telecommunications and digital libraries, and
medicine. FR's solution requires synergetic efforts from fields such as
signal and image processing, pattern recognition and neural networks,
psychophysics of human perception, and system engineering. The
ASI will bring together leading researchers from academia, government,
and industry to present an all encompassing view on FR, and identify trends
for future developments and the means for implementing FR systems.


ASI DIRECTORS

H. Wechsler (George Mason Univ., USA)
P. J. Phillips(Army Research Lab., USA)
F. Fogelman Soulie (Sligos, France)
T. S. Huang (Univ. of Illinois, USA)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

H. Wechsler (George Mason Univ., USA)
P. J. Phillips(Army Research Lab., USA)
V. Bruce (Univ. of Stirling, UK)
F. Fogelman Soulie (Sligos, France)
LECTURERS

S. Akamatsu (ATR, Japan)
I. Biederman (Univ. South California, USA)
J. Bigun (EPFL, Switzerland)
V. Bruce (Univ. of Stirling, UK)
R. Chellappa (Univ. of Maryland, USA)
J. Daugman (Cambridge Univ., UK)
F. Fogelman Soulie (Sligos, France)
T. Huang (Univ. of Illinois, USA)
C. v. d. Malsburg (Bochum Univ., Germany)
C. Nastar (INRIA, France)
A. Pentland (MIT, USA)
N. Petkov (Univ. of Groningen, Holland)
P .J. Phillips(Army Research Lab, USA)
T. Poggio (MIT, USA)
A. Ralescu (Univ. of Cincinnati, USA)
C. Taylor (Univ. of Manchester, UK)
T. Vetter (Max-Planck-Institut, Tubingen, Germany)
H. Wechsler (George Mason Univ., USA)


APPLICATION DEADLINE & COST

Prospective participants are required to submit an applications before
February 1, 1997. Successful applicants will be notified of acceptance by
March 1, 1997. There is a $1,000 conference fee for accepted participants
from industry and government. Package room and board arrangements for
the students have been made with the University of Stirling, UK.
Tentatively, the accommodation costs for the duration of the ASI are
$1,100. Accommodation packages for participants from industry are available
upon request. Limited funds are available for selected participants to assist
them with partial travel and accommodation costs. Request for support must
indicate amount and be justified. The ASI will consider paper submission from
the students for oral or poster presentation and will make a BEST PAPER award.
Further questions can be addressed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ASI LOCATION

The ASI will be held at Stirling, UK. Gateway to the Highlands and once
Scotland's former ancient capital, Stirling offers a unique combination of
history,
heritage, cultural activities and recreational pursuits. Stirling's
distinguished Old
Town and impressive cliff-top castle are nearby. The Trossachs, Loch Lomond
and,
of course, the Highlands, are all within easy reach. Diverse, but equally
pleasurable experiences, await in the nearby cosmopolitan cities of Edinburgh
(33miles) and Glasgow (44 miles).

For additional Information and for filling the application, Please access
out Home Page: http://chagall.gmu.edu/faces97/natoasi/


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> From: Michael Hahn <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: CFP: ISPRS IWG 'Integration of Image Analysis and GIS'

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND REMOTE SENSING
COMM. IV "Mapping and Geographic Information Systems", 1996 - 2000

Intercommission Working Group IV/III.2

"Integration of Image Analysis and GIS"

INVITATION

With this first letter we would like to present a new working group of
the ISPRS. The WG is an Intercommission WG related to ISPRS
Commissions IV and III and hosted by Com. IV. The focus of the WG is
in the integration of image analysis with techniques, models, data,
and other knowledge of GIS.

Images are one of the main sources of geoinformation. Methods to
automate feature extraction from images are a wide topic of research
but up to now their success was limited due to the complexity of the
task. Two of the most promising approaches to make this problem easier
is the use of multiple, complementary information, and of existing
knowledge and information. Both approaches can be realised within a
GIS, where various informations within the same geographic reference
system exist. Thus, it is not surprising that during the last few
years different projects have been started along these lines, some of
them concentrating on change detection and update of 2D databases.

The aim of the WG is to provide a forum for exchange of experiences
and ideas between researchers, developers and users, and ways of
coordinating research efforts within ISPRS in order to speed up the
advancement of the techniques and their practical implementation.

You are kindly invited to participate in the activities of this WG.
In the following we list the terms of reference as well as the planned
activities and characterize the objectives. If you want to join the WG
please send back the attached mailing list form. Please feel free to
pass this information to other colleagues who may be interested in the
WG.

Yours sincerely,
Manos Baltsavias, Zurich and Michael Hahn, Brisbane

Chairpersons:
Dr. Manos Baltsavias, Dr. Michael Hahn

Secretary:
Dirk Stallmann

Addresses:
Manos Baltsavias, Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, ETH-Hoenggerberg,
CH-8093, Zurich, Switzerland
Tel./Fax: +41-1-6333042/6331101, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Michael Hahn, Space Centre for Satellite Navigation, Queensland University
of Technology, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, QLD 4001, Australia
Tel./Fax: +61-7-38642458/38641361, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(on leave of absence from Institute of Photogrammetry, University of Stuttgart
until June 1997)

Dirk Stallmann, Institute of Photogrammetry, University of Suttgart,
Keplerstr. 11, D-70174 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel./Fax: +49-711-1213387/1213297, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WWW-Homepage of the WG: http://www.ifp.uni-stuttgart/comm4/wg4_32.html


TERMS OF REFERENCE OF IC WG IV/III.2
* Use of GIS data and models to support image analysis;
* Matching of image features and GIS objects for change detection and
database revision;
* Reconciliation of object modelling used in image analysis and GIS;
* Investigation and development of techniques for geocoded multisensor
data fusion;
* Use of image analysis techniques to extract height information for 2D
databases;
* Integration of image analysis techniques with GIS for querying, analysis
and representation of spatial data;
* Treatment of uncertainties, generalization, and scale and temporal
differences of GIS and image derived data.

WG OBJECTIVES

WG IV/III will focus on the interrelated topics of Image Analysis and
Geographic Information Systems. A first goal is the identification of
researchers and developers that are interested in this
interdisciplinary field. On the one side of this forward-looking area
there is the aspect that image analysis provides one of the most
efficient tools for GIS data capture using a variety of image data. On
the other hand the potential of existing GIS data sets for image
analysis is recognized for some time but work on how to exploit this
information within image analysis has just started recently. In
between, there is a lot of unsolved problems, e.g. the matching of GIS
objects with various image representations, or the use of GIS models,
data or procedures for extraction of objects from images. Interest is
also in themes which are oriented towards the needs of GIS users, for
example, the task of extracting the third dimension for 2D data bases.
Further aspects are addressed in the terms of reference above.


PLANNED ACTIVITIES UNTIL 2000

At this stage it is not possible to precisely outline the activities
for the next years. However, a rough plan is:
* To set up a WWW-page with news about WG activities, related conferences,
projects and publications, and links to home pages of WG members
* A business meeting in Stuttgart during the 46th Photogrammetric Week,
Sept. 22-26, 1997
* Coorganise a joint workshop of Commission III and IV working groups
on topics of Computer Vision and GIS at the beginning of September 1997
(to be announced)
* Sessions during the ISPRS Commission III Symposium in Columbus, Ohio,
USA, July 6-10, 1998
* Sessions and a tutorial on 'Image Analysis and GIS' during the ISPRS
Commission IV Symposium in Stuttgart, Germany, September 7-10, 1998
* Prepare a special issue for the ISPRS Journal in 1999
* Organisation of a workshop in 1999
* Sessions during the 19th ISPRS Congress in Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
July 14-26, 2000

If you are interested in cooperating and want to receive further
information in future, please fill out the following questionnaire:

ISPRS Working Group IV/III.2 "Integration of Image Analysis and GIS"
Name:
Address:
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
(Cross one). I have a WWW browser: .... Yes, .... No
My field of interest is :
(Cross one): I want to be an .... active, .... passive member
Further comments and proposals on the WG activities:

If you maintain own WWW-pages, please give us the address of these pages and a
short title, and we will provide a link to it.
WWW address:
Short title:

If there is no WWW link to your WG related projects and publications,
please supply us with the following information:
- short information on past, current or planned projects
- list of publications

The information that you will supply will be made available to all WG
members via WWW, e-mail etc.

Thank you for your collaboration !

Please return this form by e-mail (preferably), fax or mail to Dirk Stallmann
(see address above)


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> Subject: CFP: Visual '97

CALL FOR PAPERS

2nd International Conference on Visual Information Systems

VISUAL'97
15-17 December 1997
Sea Lodge Hotel, San Diego, California, USA

(Postscript version of the Visual '97 CFP is available from:
http://vision.ucsd.edu/visual97/call.ps.Z)

Present day information systems are mainly based on alphanumeric
information. The effective use of visual information for
organizational applications has been limited and mostly confined to
highly specialized applications. Visual information systems (VIS)
will not only substantially enhance the value and usability of
existing information, but will also open up a new horizon of
previously untapped information sources. Future information systems in
commercial and scientific applications will have a high visual
content, and it is necessary to integrate the visual and image
components into the architecture of o rganizational information
systems. It is expected that VIS will supersede existing Information
Systems, while maintaining all the strengths and fulfilling all the
functions of the latter. Although there has always been a demand for
visual information, th e technology for such systems were either
insufficiently mature or unavailable in the past. VIS is now becoming
increasingly feasible because of rapid advances in hardware and
software technologies. The construction of VIS represents a radical
departure from building conventional systems, and many novel,
fundamental, and architectural issues will need to be addressed. The
conference will focus attention on the application and management of
visual inf ormation and will include, but is not restricted to, the
following topics:
* Visual information systems paradigms and architecture
* Content-based indexing, search and retrieval
* Image databases
* Visual data modelling and integration
* Memory organization, management and storage models
* Feature (invariant) recognition and content extraction
* Picture description, representation and indexing languages
* Query models, paradigms, and languages for visual
information retrieval
* Image query processing and optimization
* Support environment for visual information systems implementation
* Integration of visual and non-visual information
* Parallel processing in visual information systems
* Image crawling and the net
* Authoring image information presentations
* Compression and delivery of visual information
* Specific applications areas of visual information systems

Both work in progress as well as fully developed systems will be of
interest to the conference.

The conference is organized in cooperation with the University of Aizu,
University of California, San Diego, University of Pittsburgh, and
Victoria University of Technology.

PAPER SUBMISSION

Intending authors are requested to fill in the Pre-submission interest
form at http://vision.ucsd.edu/visual97/interest.html.

Authors should submit three copies of full paper of no more than 25
double-spaced pages by 1 April 1997 to the Program Chair:
Ramesh Jain
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0407

The first page should include the authors' names, affiliation,
telephone and fax numbers, postal and email addresses and an abstract.
Authors are encouraged to submit the papers electronically in
Postscript form (see the Instructions for Authors at
http://vision.ucsd.edu/visual97/authors.html). Papers will be
reviewed internationally. Detailed instructions for manuscript
preparation will be sent at the time of acceptance notification, and
will also be available from the Web page.

Accepted papers must be presented at the Conference with the
presenting author registering as a delegate in order for the paper to
be included in the proceedings. Conference proceedings will be
published and distributed to participants at the conference. It is
also planned to publish the papers in book form after the conference.

IMPORTANT DATES

Papers due: 1 April 1997
Notification of acceptance: 1 July 1997
Camera ready paper due: 1 September 1997
Conference: 15-17 December 1997

GENERAL CHAIR

Shi-Kuo Chang, University of Pittsburgh, USA
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GENERAL CO-CHAIRS

Tosiyasu Kunii, University of Aizu, Japan
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Erich Neuhold, T.H. Darmstadt & GMD-IPSI, Germany
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PROGRAM CHAIR

Ramesh Jain, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
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PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Clement Leung, Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne,
Australia
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Arnold Smeulders, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Alberto Del Bimbo, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Christos Faloutsos, University of Maryland, USA
Athula Ginige, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
William Grosky, Wayne State University, USA
Wendy Hall, University of Southampton, UK
Yannis Ioannidis, University of Wisconsin, USA
Horace Ip, City University, Hong Kong
Rangachar Kasturi, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Robert Laurini, INSA-Lyon, France
Kingsley Nwosu, Lucent Technologies, USA
S. Panchanathan, University of Ottawa, Canada
Dragutin Petkovich, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Amit P. Sheth, University of Georgia, USA
Ishwar K. Sethi, Wayne State University, USA
Masao Sakauchi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Stephen Smoliar, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, USA
Wu Jian Kang, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Further information and updates are available on the World Wide Web at:
http://vision.ucsd.edu/visual97/ or by contacting:

Visual '97 Conference Secretariat
c/o Ms. Edna Nerona
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of California
San Diego, California, USA
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The conference is organized in cooperation with the IEEE (approval
pending) and the ACM (approval pending), and TC12 for multi-media
information processing of the IAPR (approval pending).


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> From: Manos Baltsavias <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: CFP: Special Issue of CVIU

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of
Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU) on

Building Detection and Reconstruction from Aerial Images

Automated methods for reliable 3-D reconstruction of man-made objects
are essential to many users and providers of 3-D city data, including
urban planners, architects, and telecommunication and environmental
engineers. Manual 3-D processing of aerial images is time consuming
and requires the expertise of highly qualified personnel. Therefore,
the necessity to interpret, classify and quantitatively process aerial
images in a semi- or fully automatic mode and to integrate the results
into CAD- and spatial information systems is more urgent than ever. An
important class of man-made object consists of buildings, such as
residential houses, industrial buildings, and garages. Their detection
and reconstruction may involve several processing components such as:
feature extraction, matching, 2-D and 3-D grouping, color and object
modeling, geometric reasoning, visualization, and photogrammetric
techniques.

This special issue of the Computer Vision and Image Understanding will
be a forum to present recent research results on building detection
and 3-D reconstruction from aerial images. Topics addressed will include:
* 3-D feature extraction
* Grouping of object parts
* Use of object models
* Multi-sensor approaches
* Matching of 3-D features to models
* GIS-supported extraction
* Visualisation techniques
* Degree and art of human intervention
* Incorporation of geometric sensor models and photogrammetric techniques

We expect the special issue to appear early 1998. Guest editors of the
special issue are Prof. Ramakant Nevatia (USC) and Prof. Armin Gruen (ETH).

Submission Deadline: April 14, 1997

Submission procedure:

Interested authors are invited to submit original papers to this
issue. The manuscript should be in accordance to the procedures of the
Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU). Please send five
copies of the complete manuscript to:

Prof. Dr. Armin Gruen
Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry
ETH-Hoenggerberg
CH-8093 Zuerich
Switzerland
tel: +41 1 633 3038
fax: +41 1 633 1101
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> From: Karolj Skala <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
> Subject: Call for papers


[MIPRO Logo] Announcement & Call For Papers [IEEE Logo]

CROATIAN SOCIETY IEEE
MIPRO Region 8

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20th Annual International Conference

MIPRO `97

Symposium on Multimedia and Hypermedia Systems
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19 to 23 of May 1997.
Opatija, CROATIA
Congress Center Grand Hotel Adriatic

organized by:
Croatian Society MIPRO
IEEE Croatia Section
and
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing


This conference is devoted to presenting and exploring scientifical and
technological advancement and original innovative applications in field of
Multimedia and Hypermedia. Conference is to promote existing hardware and
software products, to encourage mutual exchange of expertise in higher
scientific and technical aspects of Hypermedia systems, and to create an
opportunity for establishing new professional contacts.

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MAJOR TOPICS

[Image] Multimedia/Hypermedia Technologies and Systems
[Image] Multimedia/Hypermedia Applications in Education
[Image] Evaluation of Multi-Hypermedia Systems
[Image] Computer Mediated Integral Communication
[Image] Computer Supported Cooperative Work
[Image] Virtual Reality
.......and related areas

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STEERING COMMITTEE

Chair: Karolj Skala, Institute "Rudjer Boskovic" Zagreb, Croatia
Members: Vito Cappellini, Universita di Firenze, Italy
Sasa Divjak, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
K?m? Fazekas, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
Jan Gecsei, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Hermann Maurer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Mitchell Krell, University of Southern Mississippi, USA
Predrag Pale, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Branka Zovko Cihlar, University of Zagreb, Croatia

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Authors arte invated to submit abstracts and appluication forms, as well as
camera'ready papers to the address:

HD MIPRO, N. Tesle 9/7, 51 000 Rijeka, Croatia or by email:
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Deadlines:

Abstracts (English, 100 words maximum) and application forms
December 30, 1996

Instructions for authors mailed Januar 15, 1997

Notoification of acceptance mailed February 20, 1997

Accepted papers will be published in the ISBN registered conference
proceedings.

Official conference language are English.

PRELIMINARY REGISTRATION

Name:

Surname:

Company/Institution:

Address:

Title of the paper:

I intend to submit a paper and present it

I enclose an abstract of my paper

Topic of the Paper:

Multimedia/Hypermedia Technologies and Systems

Multimedia/Hypermedia Applications in Education

Evaluation of Multi-Hypermedia Systems

Computer Mediated Integral Communication

Computer Supported Cooperative Work

Virtual Reality

Your Suggesstion:

I intend to attend the Symposium

I am interested in the mini-exhibition facilities

I am interested in Symposium Proceedings only


We're looking forward to seeing you in Opatija!


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Again, wish you a happy new year!

Your TC10 chairman.
--
Atul K. Chhabra Phone: (914)644-2786
NYNEX Science & Technology Fax: (914)644-2561
500 Westchester Avenue Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
White Plains, NY 10604, USA

TC10 WWW URL: http://www.iapr-tc10.or.kr/
TC10 News submissions and subscription requests to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.