iapr

Newsletter 21

Dear IAPR TC10 members and supporters...

ICPR, SSPR and (last but not least!!) DAS are now over for this
year. It was an interesting series of events, and I will come back and
report about these events and give some infos about the next major
events in graphics recognition and document analysis a little bit
later. I just thought to send out a first issue of TC10 news just to
keep you updated on a number of calls and announces I have received
these last weeks for dissemination. In this way, TC10 news hopefully
will not be too voluminous and we can concentrate in #22 on reports
from the workshops and future plans.

I also use this oppoturnity to welcome a number of new members of this
mailing list; during these conference weeks I met several people who
showed interest in one way or the other for the field of graphics
recognition; I also added some other names whose presented papers
definitely are related to TC10.

So this issue is just announcements...

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First, we have the final call for papers for ICIAP'95, and IAPR event
in Italy were document analysis is explicitely mentioned as an
application domain:
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>From: ICIAP 95 <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
>Subject: 8th ICIAP Final Call
>Date: Tue, 18 Oct 94 15:10:32 MET



FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
IAPR IMAGE ANALYSIS AND PROCESSING ICIAP '95

Sanremo, Italy, September 13-15, 1995

________________________________________________________________________


GENERAL CHAIRS SCIENTIFIC CHAIR PROGRAM CHAIR
L. De Floriani C. Braccini G. Musso
G. Vernazza Univ. of Genova, Elsag Bailey,
Univ. of Genova, Italy. Italy.
Italy.


SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
J.K. Aggarwal, USA C. Arcelli, I V. Cantoni, I
V. Cappellini, I L. Cordella, I J. Desachy, F
V. Di Gesu', I O. Faugeras, F M. Ferretti, I
H. Freeman, USA G. Garibotto, I C. Guerra, I
T. Huang, USA S. Impedovo, I J. Kittler, UK
W. Kropatsch, A O. Kuebler, CH M. Kunt, CH
S. Levialdi, I P. Mussio, I T. Pavlidis, USA
S. Peleg, IL V. Roberto, I H. Samet, USA
A. Sanfeliu, E R. Stefanelli, I S. Tanimoto, USA
A. Venetsanopulos,CDN S. Vitulano, I P. Zamperoni, D
B. Zavidovique, F


ORGANIZED BY
* University of Genova
DIBE - Dpt. of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering
DISI - Dpt. of Computer and Information Sciences
DIST - Dpt. of Communication, Computer and System Science
* Elsag Bailey


The 8th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing is
organized by three Departments of the University of Genova and by Elsag
Bailey on behalf of the Italian Chapter of the International Association
for Pattern Recognition.


SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM
==================

The scientific program will include the presentation of invited talks
and contributed papers. The goal of the 8th ICIAP is to provide a
discussion forum for researchers and practitioners interested in
pattern recognition, image processing, computer vision, shape and
object representation and other related topics.


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

Original and unpublished papers dealing both with theoretical and applied
aspects in the following fields are welcome.

1. Image Processing
Low Level (feature extraction, filtering, segmentation), Coding, Signal
Processing, Neural Approaches.

2. Image Understanding
Shape and Texture, Motion Analysis, Statistical and Structural Pattern
Recognition, Perception and Spatial Reasoning, Active Methods, Data
Fusion.

3. Image Synthesis
Geometric Modeling, Pictorial Simulation, Animation, Virtual Reality.

4. Image Architectures
Embedded Architectures, Host Architectures, Intelligent Capture and VLSI.

5. Image Languages and DBMS
Image Management, Procedural Languages, Visual Languages.

6. Application Domains
Astronomy, Biomedical, Document Analysis, Industrial Automation, Remote
Sensing, Robotics, Entertainment.


INVITED SPEAKERS
================

Invited lectures will be given by H. Bunke (Universitat Bern), A. Jain
(Michigan University), M. D. Levine (McGill University), G. Nagy
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), A. N. Netravali (AT&T Bell Labs ), L.
Shapiro ( University of Washington).


PAPER SUBMISSION AND REVIEWING PROCESS
======================================

Authors should submit four copies of a full paper to

Leila De Floriani - ICIAP '95
DISI - University of Genova
Viale Benedetto XV, 3 I -16132 Genova (Italy).

Paper length is typically four A4 and cannot exceed six A4 pages. The
first page should be anonymous, containing only the title of the
paper, a 200-words abstract and 3-5 keywords. A separate page including
the title, the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s), the abstract,
the keywords and the addressed topic of the conference must accompany the
paper. Papers submitted by fax or e-mail will not be reviewed.


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

January 2, 1995 Deadline for submission of contributions
March 31, 1995 Notification of acceptance
May 6, 1995 Camera ready paper due

Each paper will be reviewed by at least two members of the Scientific
Committee using a blind procedure. Accepted papers will be discussed in
an oral presentation or presented as posters. All presented contributions
will be included in the proceedings volume published by Springer-Verlag
in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series in time for the
Conference.


CONFERENCE VENUE
================

Sanremo is one of the Ligurian riviera's highlights, lively and
entertaining. It features a beautiful palm-lined promenade looking out
over a wide bay; among its attractions the famous Casino and Villa Nobel.
Good railway links to the international airports of Genova (140Km) and
Nice (60Km). The conference will be held at the roof garden of the Teatro
Ariston.


SOCIAL PROGRAM
==============

The planned social activities include a get-together party and a
conference banquet. Tours to Sanremo Surroundings (Riviera dei Fiori,
Bordighera, Imperia) will be organized for accompanying persons.


REGISTRATION FEE
================

The registration fee (in Italian Liras) includes admission to the
scientific session, coffee breaks, the get-together party and the
conference banquet dinner:

Before 31.05.95 After 31.05.95
Student (without Conference proceedings) 150 000 200 000
Student (with Conference proceedings) 220 000 280 000
IAPR, AEI or IEEE members 420 000 450 000
Other participants: 470 000 500 000


LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS AND ACCOMODATION
===================================

Accomodation information is provided by Consorzio Sanremo Congressi
Turismo which will take care of hotel reservations.

Consorzio Sanremo Congressi Turismo
Corso Cavallotti, 51 I-18038 Sanremo (IM), Italy
Phone +39 184 530719 Fax +39 184 574574


FURTHER INFORMATION
===================

For further information please contact the 8th ICIAP secretariat by
e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or by fax (+39 10 3538028 / +39 10 3532134).


SPONSORED BY
=============

* IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
(North Italy Section)
* EURASIP - European Association for Signal Processing
* AEI - Electrical and Electronics Engineers Association
(Ligurian Chapter)


CONCOMITANT EVENTS
During the week following ICIAP '95, participants will have the
opportunity to attend the Computer Architectures for Machine Perception
Conference (CAMP '95) to be held in Como, September 18-20. For
additional information please contact the General Chairman, Prof. V.
Cantoni, fax +39 382 505373, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Then, we have the second CFP for ICCV'95, a major event in computer
vision next year. Note that there is also information about associated
workshops, some of which may be of special interest to our community
(for instance, the workshop on context-based vision suggests the use
of maps to constrain recognition in scene analysis -- this is a topic
in which I have personally an interest, with my background in document
analysis, and I believe we will see in the coming years more
interactions between maps analysis and computer vision).
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>From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (W. Eric L. Grimson)
>Subject: Call for Papers -- ICCV
>Date: Thu, 20 Oct 94 13:13:22 EDT

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER VISION
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
June 20--23, 1995

Note that information on associated workshops is attached at the end of this call.


General Chair: Eric Grimson
Artificial Intelligence Lab
545 Technology Square
MIT
Cambridge MA 02139
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617-253-5346
Fax: 617-258-6287


Program Co-Chairs: Steve Shafer Andrew Blake Kokichi Sugihara
Dept. of Comp. Sci Dept. of Eng. Sci Dept. of Math. Eng.
Carnegie Mellon Univ Univ. of Oxford Univ. of Tokyo
Pittsburgh PA 15213 Oxford OX1 3PJ, UK 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 113, Japan

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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 analysis
Stereo
Shape and object representation
Object recognition
Vision-guided robotics
Medical computer vision
Learning in computer vision
Segmentation, grouping
Low level processing
Systems and applications
Invariants, geometry


PAPER SUBMISSION:
Four copies of complete manuscripts should be received no later than
NOVEMBER 15, 1994 by the general chair at the address listed
above. 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.

Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Minoru Asada Osaka Nicholas Ayache INRIA
Michael Black Xerox Aaron Bobick MIT
Chris Brown Rochester Heinrich Bulthoff Max Planck
Peter Burt Sarnoff Bernard Buxton GEC
Larry Davis Maryland Jim Duncan Yale
Jan-Olof Eklundh KTH Olivier Faugeras INRIA
Frank Ferrie McGill Brian Funt Simon Fraser
Jonas Garding KTH Allen Hanson U Mass
Bob Haralick Washington Bob Hummel NYU
Dan Huttenlocher Cornell Katsushi Ikeuchi CMU
Anil Jain Michigan State Ramesh Jain UCSD
Kenichi Kanatani Gunma Gudrun Klinker DEC
Jan Koenderink Utrecht Dave Kriegman Yale
Jim Little British Columbia Jitendra Malik Berkeley
Takashi Matsuyama Okayama Gerard Medioni USC
Roger Mohr LIFIA Hans-Hellmut Nagel Fraunhofer Inst.
Shree Nayar Columbia Yuichi Ohta Tsukuba
Robyn Owens Western Australia Pietro Perona Caltech
Jean Ponce Illinois Giulio Sandini Genoa
Takeshi Shakunaga NTT Rick Szeliski DEC
Demetri Terzopoulos Toronto Carlo Tomasi Stanford
Saburo Tsuji Wakayama Shimon Ullman Weizmann
Luc Van Gool Leuvan Alessandro Verri Genoa
Daphna Weinshall Hebrew Andrew Zisserman Oxford

______________________________________________________________________________________


CALL FOR PAPERS
IEEE WORKSHOP ON PHYSICS-BASED MODELING IN COMPUTER VISION
MIT, Cambridge, MA June 18-19, 1995


The purpose of this workshop, held in conjunction with ICCV'95, is to
foster dialogue and debate through panels and previously unpublished
contributed papers on all aspects of physics-based modeling in
computer vision. Suggestive themes for submitted papers, spanning
dynamic shape/motion models, image formation models, and applications,
include:

Deformable Models
Shape Segmentation, Estimation, Matching, Evolution
Nonrigid and Rigid Motion Estimation
Object Tracking
Multiview, Multimodality Integration

Color, Reflectance
Specularity
Inter-Reflections
Photometric Stereo
Image Formation and Sensing

Biomedical Applications
Image Understanding
Real-Time Applications
Analysis-by-Synthesis
Remote Sensing

PAPER SUBMISSION

Four copies of complete manuscripts should be received no later than
TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1995
at the address:
Dimitri Metaxas,
Dept. of Computer and Information Science,
University of Pennsylvania,
200 South 33rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-6389, U.S.A.


PAPERS SHOULD INCLUDE

1) A 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,

2) A second title page - title and abstract only (to allow for double
blind reviewing),

3) Paper - limited to 25 double-space pages (11 points, 1 inch
margins), including figures, references, etc.

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: March 1, 1995
FINAL MANUSCRIPTS DUE AT IEEE: April 10, 1995.

GENERAL CHAIRS

Thomas S. Huang Dimitri Metaxas
Dept. of Electrical Dept. of Computer
and Computer Engineering and Information Science
University of Illinois University of Pennsylvania
Urbana, Illinois 61801 Philadelphia, PA 19104-6389
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PROGRAM CHAIR

Demetri Terzopoulos
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA M5S 1A4
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PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Alok Gupta Sang Wook Lee
Siemens Corporate Research, Inc. Dept. of Electrical Engineering
755 College Road East and Computer Science
Princeton, NJ 08540 University of Michigan
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**CALL FOR PAPERS**

IEEE WORKSHOP on CONTEXT-BASED VISION
(In Conjunction with ICCV)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
June 19, 1995


Co-Chairs: Joseph L. Mundy Tom Strat
GE Corporate R&D SRI International
Schenectady, NY Menlo Park, CA
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This workshop aims to stimulate and exchange research ideas on the use
of context and stored knowledge for the development of reliable
computer vision systems. Most current research on computer vision
seeks automated methods for extracting information from imagery
without the use of a priori information, except perhaps some knowledge
of the image acquisition (camera model, light source, etc). Such
approaches are very general, but have not yet proven capable of coping
with the wide range of variability encountered in real world scenes.

Another school of thought seeks to increase the robustness of computer
vision systems by adopting more restrictive assumptions. The use of
specific prior information about the geometry, photometry, and semantic
constraints in a scene can permit reliable visual understanding by
relatively simple vision algorithms.

Thee are many applications in which the existence of prior scene
knowledge is readily available or easily obtainable and provides
context for selecting and conditioning computer vision algorithms.
For example:

-- Maps or 3D geometric scene models constrain recognition
and change detection algorithms.

-- Incrementally compiled world maps aid image interpretation
for mobile robots.

-- Anatomical descriptions guide analysis of medical imagery.

-- Manual graphical annotations aid semiautomated computer
vision tasks.

-- Linguistic descriptions of scenes can be used to focus search

The key questions to be discussed at this workshop are:

* What contextual information, if made available beforehand, could
best enhance the reliability of computer vision systems?

* How can computer vision algorithms be designed to best exploit prior
knowledge about a scene?

Workshop Format:
The workshop program will be formed from invited and contributed papers.
It is expected there will be 25-30 attendees with a program of about
10 papers. The papers will be 30 minutes each including a 5 minute
question period. A published proceedings will be available at the
workshop.

Program Committee:
Tom Strat Joseph Mundy Eamon Barrett Kim Boyer
SRI Int. GE Corp R&D Lockheed Corp. Ohio State

Dan Huttenlocher Avi Kak Laveen Kanal Mike Kelly
Cornell Univ. Purdue Univ. LNK Associates BDM

Jean Ponce Azriel Rosenfeld Demetri Terzopoulos Ed Zelnio
Univ. of Illinois Univ. of Maryland Univ.of Toronto Wright Labs

Submission:
Please submit three(3) copies of your manuscript to:
Tom Strat
SRI International
333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025

The deadline for submission is January 16, 1995
Notification of acceptance: March 1, 1995
Final Manuscripts due at IEEE: April 3, 1995

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CALL FOR PAPERS
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IEEE Workshop on Shape and Pattern Matching
in Computational Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
June 19th 1995
************************************************************

The purpose of this workshop is to foster dialog and debate
on some fundamental unsolved issues in pattern matching and
shape representation applied to the molecular biology
domain.
This one day workshop will be held in conjunction with the
1995 International Conference on Computer Vision.
The program will consist of the highest quality, previously
unpublished, contributed papers on all aspects of pattern
analysis, pattern and shape matching, and shape
representation that have direct application in molecular
biology and genetics. A suggested and non-exclusive list of
possible topics is:

DNA/Protein Sequence Search and Classification
Protein Structural Matching
Multiple Alignment of Genetic Sequences
3D Protein Modeling
3D Molecular Matching and Docking,
Pattern Matching Issues in Protein Folding
Pattern Matching Issues in Drug Design

PAPER SUBMISSION
Four copies of each complete manuscript should be received
by Wednesday March 1st, 1995 at the following address:
Andrea Califano/IBM T.J.Watson Research Center/30 Saw Mill
River Road/ Hawthorne, NY 10532.
Papers should include

1.A title page containing the names and addresses of the
authors (including e-mail and FAX), an abstract of up
to 200 words, and one or more categories as listed
above or other keywords.

2.A second title page with title and abstract only, no
author names (for double blind reviewing).

3.Up to 25 double-space pages (11 points, 1 inch
margin), including figures, references, etc.

GENERAL CHAIR PROGRAM CO-CHAIR PROGRAM CO-CHAIR
Andrea Califano Haim Wolfson Isidore Rigoutsos
TJ Watson Res.Center Computer Science Dpt. TJ Watson Res. Center
PO Box 704 Tel Aviv University PO Box 704
Yorktown Heights Tel Aviv 69778, Yorktown Heights
NY 10598 Israel NY 10598
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PRELIMINARY PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Stephen Altschul - National Center for Biotechnology Information
Nicolas Ayache - INRIA, France
Jean-Daniel Boissonnat - INRIA, France
John Canny - University of California at Berkeley
Andrew Good - Unifersity of California at San Francisco
Concettina Guerra - Universita' di Padova, Italy
Leo Guibas - Stanford U.
Lawrence Hunter - National Library of Medicine
Toni Kazic - Washington University at St. Louis
Tomas Lozano-Perez - MIT
Jacob Maizel - Nat. Cancer Inst. (NIH)
Dinesh Manocha - U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Ruth Nussinov - Tel Aviv U., Israel
Chris Sander - EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany.
Gary Stormo - U. of Colorado, Boulder
Granger Sutton - Institute for Genomic Research
Edward Uberbacher - Oak Ridge National Laboratories
John Vournakis - Dartmouth University
Peter Willet - University of Sheffield, UK

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I also received a CFO for a conference to be held in Hong Kong in the
end of December 1995. Document analysis and character recognition are
explicitely mentioned in the topical image analysis applications.
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>Date: Sun, 16 Oct 94 15:17:24 HKT
>From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (DR. C.M. LEE)
>Subject: Call for Papers - ICSC'95


ICSC '95 - Third International Computer Science Conference:
Image Analysis Applications and Computer Graphics
Hong Kong, December 11-13, 1995

CALL FOR PAPERS

ICSC '95 is the Third International Conference on Computer Science to be
held in Hong Kong. Its purpose is to provide a forum for scientific
interchange among computer scientists and engineers from all over the
world, especially from the Asia-Pacific region. This conference will
focus on a broad spectrum of research topics related to image analysis
applications and computer graphics. Topics of interest include, but are
not limited to, the following:

IMAGE ANALYSIS APPLICATIONS COMPUTER GRAPHICS

Industrial Visual Inspection Natural Phenomenon Modeling
Vision for Robotic Applications Shading & Rendering Algorithms
3D or Color Imaging in Inspection Image Synthesis & Realism
Document Image Processing Computer Animation
Printed Character Recognition Graphics for CAD/CAM
Cursive Script Recognition Graphics in Education
Map & Drawing Analysis Graphics & the Arts
Biomedical Image Analysis Graphics in Simulation
Image Analysis for Multimedia Scientific Visualization
Remote Sensing Image Analysis Virtual Reality
Software & Novel Systems Graphics in Multimedia

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Authors are requested to submit manuscripts (in English) of no more than
5000 words describing original results of their research work. Papers
should be double-spaced and printed with high-quality printers using
type size of 11-point or larger. Each copy of the paper should have a
cover page containing the title of the paper, names and addresses of the
authors, and an abstract of no more than 200 words. Unless specified
otherwise, correspondence will be directed to the first author listed.
Four hard copies of each paper should be sent with a cover letter to:

Professor Roland T. Chin
Department of Computer Science
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong
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Fax: +852 358-1477

TUTORIALS:

Tutorial sessions will be held during the conference. Proposals for
tutorials on the state of the art of image analysis and computer graphics
should be sent to the Program Chair.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Paper/Tutorial Submission Deadline: April 17, 1995
Notification of Acceptance: July 17, 1995
Camera-Ready Copy Due: September 15, 1995


General Chair: Horace Ip (City Polytechnic of Hong Kong)

Program Chair: Roland Chin (U. of Wisconsin & HKUST)

International Program Committee:

Graphics Program Co-Chair: Avi Naiman (HKUST)

John Amanatides (York U.)
Tony Derose (U. of Washington)
Eugene Fiume (U. of Toronto)
Alain Fournier (U. of British Columbia)
Martin Gvbel (FhG-IGD)
Pat Hanrahan (Princeton U.)
Tosiyasu Kunii (U. of Aizu)
Eihachiro Nakamae (Hiroshima Prefectural U.)
Qunsheng Peng (Zhejiang U.)
Demetri Terzopoulos (U. of Toronto)
Keith Waters (Digital Equip. Corp.)
Geoff Wyvill (U. of Otago)
Michael Zyda (Naval Postgraduate School)

Image Analysis Program Co-Chair: T.C. Pong (U. of Minnesota & HKUST)

Jake Aggarwal (U. of Texas)
Narendra Ahuja (U. of Illinois)
Terry Caelli (Curtin U. of Technology)
Francis Chin (U. of Hong Kong)
Charles Dyer (U. of Wisconsin)
Robert Haralick (U. of Washington)
Thomas Huang (U. of Illinois)
Anil Jain (Michigan State U.)
Josef Kittler (U. of Surrey)
Song De Ma (Inst. of Automation, Beijing)
Linda Shapiro (U. of Washington)
Yoshiaki Shirai (Osaka U.)
Ching Y. Suen (Concordia U.)
Saburo Tsuji (Osaka U.)
Andrew Wong (U. of Waterloo)
Guang-You Xu (Tsinghua U.)

Organising Committee:

L.W. Chan (Chinese U. of Hong Kong)
Ronald Chung (Chinese U. of Hong Kong)
John C.M. Lee (HKUST)
Andrew Layfield (City Poly. of Hong Kong)
Karl Leung (Hong Kong Polytechnic)
Andrew Luk (City Poly. of Hong Kong)
Joseph Ng (Baptist College)
H.F. Ting (U. of Hong Kong)
Tong Lee (Chinese U. of Hong Kong)
H.T. Tsui (Chinese U. of Hong Kong)

Sponsored by the IEEE Hong Kong Section, Computer Chapter.
In cooperation with the ACM (HK) and International Association for
Pattern Recognition.

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Finally, here comes the CFP for the Seventh Portuguese Conference on
AI, EPIA'95:
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>Date: Tue, 18 Oct 94 10:55:43 +0000
>From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
>Subject: EPIA'95 - Conference CFP

EPIA'95 - CALL FOR PAPERS

SEVENTH PORTUGUESE CONFERENCE
ON
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
October 3-6, 1995
(Under the auspices of the Portuguese Association for AI)


The Seventh Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence
(EPIA'95) will be held at Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal,
on October 3-6, 1995. As in previous issues ('89, '91, and
'93), EPIA'95 will be run as an international conference,
English being the official language. The scientific program
encompasses tutorials, invited lectures, demonstrations, and
paper presentations. Five well known researchers will present
invited lectures. The conference is devoted to all areas of
Artificial Intelligence and will cover both theoretical and
foundational issues and applications as well. Parallel
workshops on Expert Systems, Fuzzy Logic and Neural
Networks, and Applications of A.I. to Robotics and Vision
Systems will run simultaneously (see below).


INVITED LECTURERS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The following researchers have already confirmed their
participation, as guest speakers:
Marvin Minsky, MIT (USA)
Manuela Veloso, CMU (USA)
Luis Borges de Almeida, IST (Portugal)
Rodney Brooks, MIT (USA)


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Authors must submit five (5) complete printed copies of their
papers to the "EPIA'95 submission address". Fax or electronic
submissions will not be accepted. Submissions must be printed
on A4 or 8 1/2"x11" paper using 12 point type. Each page must
have a maximum of 38 lines and an average of 75 characters
per line (corresponding to the LaTeX article-style, 12
point). Double-sided printing is strongly encouraged. The
body of submitted papers must be at most 12 pages, including
title, abstract, figures, tables, and diagrams, but excluding
the title page and bibliography.


ELECTRONIC ABSTRACT
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
In addition to submitting the paper copies, authors should
send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. a short (200 words)
electronic abstract of their paper to aid the reviewing
process. The electronic abstract must be in plain ASCII text
(no LaTeX)) in the following format:
TITLE: <title of the paper>
FIRST AUTHOR: <last name, first name>
EMAIL: <email of the first author>
FIRST ADDRESS: <first author address>
COAUTHORS: <their names, if any>
KEYWORDS: <keywords separated by commas>
ABSTRACT: <text of the abstract>
Authors are requested to select 1-3 appropriate keywords from
the list below. Authors are welcome to add additional
keywords descriptors as needed. Applications, agent-oriented
programming, automated reasoning, belief revision, case-based
reasoning, common sense reasoning, constraint satisfaction,
distributed AI, expert systems, genetic algorithms, knowledge
representation, logic programming, machine learning, natural
language understanding, nonmonotonic reasoning, planning,
qualitative reasoning, real-time systems, robotics, spatial
reasoning, theorem proving, theory of computation, tutoring
systems.


REVIEW OF PAPERS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Submissions will be judged on significance, originality,
quality and clarity. Reviewing will be blind to the
identities of the authors. This requires that authors
exercise some care not to identify themselves in their
papers. Each copy of the paper must have a title page,
separated from the body of the paper, including the title of
the paper, the names and addresses of all authors, a list of
content areas (see above) and any acknowledgments. The second
page should include the same title, a short abstract of less
than 200 words, and the exact same contents areas, but not
the names nor affiliations of the authors. This page may
include text of the paper. The references should include all
published literature relevant to the paper, including
previous works of the authors, but should not include
unpublished works of the authors. When referring to one's own
work, use the third person. For example, say "previously,
Peter [17] has shown that ...". Try to avoid including any
information in the body of the paper or references that would
identify the authors or their institutions. Such information
can be added to the final camera-ready version for
publication. Please do not staple the title page to the body
of the paper. Submitted papers must be unpublished.


PUBLICATION
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The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag (lecture
notes in A.I. series). Authors will be required to transfer
copyright of their paper to Springer-Verlag.


ASSOCIATED WORKSHOPS
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In the framework of the conference three workshops will be
organized: Applications of Expert Systems, Fuzzy Logic and
Neural Networks in Engineering, and Applications of
Artificial Intelligence to Robotics and Vision Systems. Real
world applications, running systems, and demos are welcome.


CONFERENCE & PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Carlos Pinto-Ferreira Nuno Mamede
Instituto Superior Tecnico Instituto Superior Tecnico
ISR, Av. Rovisco Pais INESC, Apartado 13069
1000 Lisboa, Portugal 1000 Lisboa, Portugal
Voice: +351 (1) 8475105 Voice: +351 (1) 310-0234
Fax: +351 (1) 3523014 Fax: +351 (1) 525843
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PROGRAM COMMITTEE
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Antonio Porto (Portugal) Lauiri Carlson (Finland)
Benjamin Kuipers (USA) Luc Steels (Belgium)
Bernhard Nebel (Germany) Luigia Aiello (Italy)
David Makinson (Germany) Luis Moniz Pereira (Portugal)
Erik Sandewall (Sweden) Luis Monteiro (Portugal)
Ernesto Costa (Portugal) Manuela Veloso (USA)
Helder Coelho (Portugal) Maria Cravo (Portugal)
Joao Martins (Portugal) Miguel Filgueiras (Portugal)
John Self (UK) Yoav Shoham (USA)
Jose Carmo (Portugal) Yves Kodratoff (France)


DEADLINES
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Papers Submission: ................. March 20, 1995
Notification of acceptance: ........ May 15, 1995
Camera Ready Copies Due: ........... June 12, 1995


SUBMISSION & INQUIRIES ADDRESS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
EPIA95
INESC, Apartado 13069
1000 Lisboa, Portugal
Voice: +351 (1) 310-0325
Fax: +351 (1) 525843
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SUPPORTERS
~~~~~~~~~~
Banco Nacional Ultramarino Governo Regional da Madeira
Instituto Superior Tecnico INESC
CITMA IBM
TAPair Portugal


PLANNING TO ATTEND
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People planning to submit a paper or/and to attend the
conference or attend a workshop are asked to complete and
return the following form (by fax or email) to the inquiries
address standing their intention. It will help the conference
organizers to estimate the facilities needed for the
conference and will enable all interested people to receive
updated information.

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Well, that's all for today.

Your TC10 chairman,

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