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Newsletter 24

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- Dashed-Lines Contest - Rules, Information, Protocol
- News about ICDAR'95
- Report on MVA'94
- CFP SSPR'96
- CFP CAIP'95 with extended deadline
- CFP TAI'95
- CFP new journal: Image Processing and Communications
- CFP RFIA'96 (in French)

Hello, all old and new participants in IAPR TC10's activities.
Here comes finally our first issue for 1995. So even if it's quite
late to wish you a happy new year, let me start by wishing you all the
best, in your work and, more important still, in your private life and
in your family. By the way, maybe it's not too late if I chose to wish
you a happy new Chinese new year ;-)

We have received a good number of submissions to our workshop on
Graphics Recognition. The evaluation process is going on and I think
we will be able to announce a preliminary program in a month or
so. Thank you to all who have showed interest in this workshop.

Several people have also written to us about the Dashed-Lines
Contest. Here are the rules and other information about this
contest. We welcome everybody to take part in it:

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>From: Arathi Prasad <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
>Subject: Dashed-Lines Contest Rules & Info
>Date: Fri, 3 Feb 1995 15:20:44 -0500

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International Workshop on Graphics Recognition
Dashed-Line Detection Contest
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802, USA
February 3rd, 1995
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Details of the Contest
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The test images and source code are available on the anonymous ftp site
"ftp.cse.psu.edu" (130.203.2.11).

The path is : pub/vision/dashed_lines/(src, images)

The images directory contains samples of simple, medium and complex
dashed-line images in TIFF 5.0 format. The khoros routines "raw2viff"
and "viff2tiff" have been used to convert raw images into TIFF images.

The src directory contains all the source files for the creation of
these images. Any updates on the src files will be posted.

The README file in the ftp site directory contains information about the
dashed-line parameters (segment length, gap length etc.), image sizes,
complexities, etc.

Contestants will have to ftp their software onto Sun SPARC class of machines
which will be provided. They will have to run a live demonstration of
their program on the TIFF images which will be generated randomly at
the time of the contest. Those who do not have access to the ftp site
should contact the concerned persons at email addresses given below
for information on alternate ways of obtaining the images or src code.

Prizes will be awarded to winning entries at the workshop.

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Evaluation
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Programs will be judged on the basis of the following performance metrics :

Ability to
- detect all the dashed-lines.
- accurately determine the pixel locations of the dashed-lines
like start point, end point.
- track each dashed-line correctly.
- determine accurately the segment lengths, gap lengths and thickness.
- determine the different kinds of dashed-lines in an image (in case of
the medium and complex images).
- identify the objects formed by dashed-lines (dashed rectangular boxes,
dashed triangular shapes, dashed-hatching lines, etc.) (again in
case of the medium and complex images).
- segment the text strings and continuous lines from the
dashed-lines (in case of complex images).
- track the dashed curves accurately (again in case of complex images).

NOTE : The exact evaluation methods are not yet complete and will be
posted as soon as they are ready.

* For further correspondence contact Prof. Rangachar Kasturi at
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An additional piece of information about the evaluation methods comes
from Bob Haralick:
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>From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
>Subject: Re: Dashed-Lines Contest Rules & Info
>Date: Fri, 3 Feb 95 16:34:01 PST

We have an evaluation protocol that will be
sent out.

Our code for the protocol will be available
in a couple of weeks.


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The review process for ICDAR'95 is also going on. The conference
general chairman, Ching Y. Suen, has informed the conference
committees that we have received an overwhelming response from our
fellow scientists and engineers in the field of document analysis and
recognition, so we can expect ICDAR to be a very successful
conference. Prof. Suen also reminds us that ICDAR'95 will occur just a
few days before the Int. Jt. Conf. on AI (IJCAI) in the same city,
Montreal.
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TC10 was a co-sponsor of the MVA'94 workshop held in Japan in
December. I asked Dov Dori to write a short report on this event for
the benefit of our mailing list:
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>To: TC-10 members
>From: Dov Dori

Report on the IAPR Workshop on Machine Vision Applications MVA'94
Kawasaki, Japan, Dec. 13-15.

Dear friends
Following Karl's request, it is my pleasure to report to you on
the Machine Vision Applications - MVA'94, which took place in
Kawasaki, Japan, Dec. 13-15.

217 people attended the workshop. 159 were from Japan and the rest were
from 23 other countries. The workshop was a great success from both the
academic and the organizational aspects.
The organizers, in particular Prof. M. Takagi,
and Dr. A Maeda - the Workshop Co-Chairs, Dr. M. Ejiri - the Organizing
Chair and Prof. S. Ozawa - the Program Chair, deserve all the compliments
for this great achievement. I take this opportunity to thank them again
and recognize their blessed activity.

The high quality proceeding that came as a documentation of the
Workshop is a testimony of its quality. The workshop featured three
invited talks:
1. Per-Erik Danielson of Linkoping Univ., Swededn, talked about
3D cone beam tomography for non-destructive testing.
2. Josef Kittler of Surrey Univ., UK, who talked about detection of
defects in colour texture surfaces, and
3. Dov Dori of Technion, Israel, (author of this report) who talked about
the object-process paradigm and its application to machine vision.

Numerous other contributions described research and applications in 3D
object recognition and shape analysis, machine vision system architectures,
motion and navigation, document processing, maps analysis, and texture
analysis, along with many other topics.

The MVA series has already established itself as one of the major events
in the machine vision and pattern recognition community and this last
workshop has definitely reinforced the international recognition and
importance of this workshop series.

Best regards,
Dov Dori,
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology,
Haifa 32000, Israel.

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Another workshop series with a good record, and which has also played
a major role for document analysis (many of us still remember the
SSPR90 workshop in Murray Hill, for instance), is the SSPR series
organized by IAPR TC2. The place of the next SSPR has now been
decided: it will be held in Leipzig, Germany. Here is the first CFP:
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>From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Petra Perner)
>Subject: SSPR96
>Date: Fri, 3 Feb 95 11:39:02 +0100

Call for Papers

SSPR'96
International Workshop on
Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition

August 20-23, 1996

General Information

Structural and syntactic pattern recognition encompasses all aspects
of pattern recognition that are related to the structure and/or syntax
of the patterns under consideration as a basis for their
recognition. SSPR'96 is the sixt workshop in a series of workshops
organized by the Technical Committee on SSPR of the International
Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), and held traditionally in
conjunction with the large IAPR International Conference on Pattern
Recognition (ICPR), held in August 1996 in Leipzig. The goal of this
workshop is to provide a forum for discussing issues related to
structural and syntactic pattern recognition. These issues include,
but are not limited to, the following issues:

- General methodology.
- Machine learning and grammatical inference.
- Structured document image analysis: handwriting, maps, technical drawings.
- Speech and one-dimensional signal analysis.
- Structural methods in image processing.
- Shape analysis.
- Structural methods in computer vision
- Structural analysis of 3d object recognition.

Honorary Chairperson

Azriel Rosenfeld
University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Co-chairpersons

Petra Perner Patrick Wang
HTWK Leipzig Northeastern University
FB Informatik College of Computer Science
PSF 66 221 Cullinane Hall
04251 Leipzig, Germany Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
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Program Committee

Bir Bhanu - University of California, Riverside, USA
Horst Bunke - University of Bern, Schweiz
Dov Dori - Technion, Haifa, Israel
Herb Freeman - Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA
Rudolf Freund - TU Wien, Austria
Robert M. Haralick - University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Vaclav Hlavac - Czech Technical Universtity, Prag, Czech
John Hull - California Research Center, Menlo Park, USA
Rainer Klette - TU Berlin, Germany
Andreas Koschan - TU Berlin, Germany
Hsi-Jian Lee - National Chiao Tung University China
Bernd Neumann - University of Hamburg, Germany
Barbel Mertsching - University of Hamburg, Germany
Song. D. Ma - Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Andre Oosterlinck - EKU Leuven, Belgium
A. Sanfeliu - Polytechnic of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
L.A. Shapiro - University of Washington, Seattle, USA
M.I. Schlesinger - Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukrain
Gerhard Sagerer - Universitaet Bielefeld, Germany
Gabriella Sanniti di Baja - Instituto di Cibernetica, Napoli, Italy
K. Tombre - INRIA & CRIN/CNRS, Nancy, France
Saburo Tsuji - Osaka University, Japan

We solicit contributions of two types:
- Research papers (extended abstracts limited to 10 double-spaced pages)
- Position papers (about any of the relevant issues).

The workshop will feature paper presentations, discussions and panels
based on position papers submitted. It is planned to publish the
papers by the Springer Verlag in the series Lecture Notes in Computer
Science. In addition to that, outstanding papers will be selected for
journal publication as memory issue of Prof. K.S. Fu (founder of IAPR
and SSPR).


Location of the Workshop

Leipzig is a very old city in the south of Berlin. It is famous for
its cultural traditions and facilities such as Gewandhaus, a famous
music hall, and Gewandhaus orchestra, St. Thomas Church, Bach museum,
Auerbach's Cellar etc. It is also a very important university
town. Leipzig's wealth is based on trade and industry.
Besides the conference we can offer excursions or visits, e.g. visit
to Bach museum where you are shown original handwritings of Bach and
where you will hear a concert of his music.


Important Dates:
December 1, 1995: Paper Submission.
March 20, 1996: Notification of Acceptance.
May 20, 1996: Camera Ready Paper .


Six Copies of papers should be sent to the Workshop Secretariat:

Mrs. Regina Vetter
HTWK Leipzig, FB Informatik
PSF 66
04251 Leipzig
Germany
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel.: x341 3928 586
Fax.: x341 328028

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Then, some other CFPs for events and journals which may be of interest
to our community. First, the CFP for CAIP'95. Please note the extended
deadline after this announcement:
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>From: "Vasek Hlavac" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
>Subject: CAIP'95 final call for papers

C A I P '95
6th International Conference on
COMPUTER ANALYSIS OF IMAGES AND PATTERNS

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

Czech Technical University
Prague, Czech Republic
September 6-8, 1995

The CAIP conference is organized every second year with the aim of
presenting excellent scientific results and stimulating contacts
among researchers. The conference traditionally makes a bridge
between the Eastern/Central European research community and the world
scientists in the fields of pattern recognition, image analysis,
computer vision, and related areas. The CAIP'95 is organized by the
Czech Pattern Recognition Society (a member of the International
Association for Pattern Recognition) in collaboration with the Czech
Technical University and the Czech Biomedical Engineering Society.

The scientific program of the conference will consist of plenary
lectures by invited speakers, contributed papers, posters, book and
technical exhibitions. The proceedings will be published by the
Springer Verlag in the series Lecture Notes on Computer Science and
will be distributed to the participants at the conference.

SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE

* Image analysis * Pattern recognition
* Computer vision * Pictorial recognition and learning
* Human vision modeling * Vision for virtual world
* Active and real time vision * Applications


CONFERENCE CHAIRS

Prof. RUZENA BAJCSY
University of Pennsylvania, GRASP Lab
Computer Information Science Dept.
3401 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228, U.S.A.

Prof. GERALD SOMMER
Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet Kiel
Inst. f. Informatik und Prakt. Mathematik
Preusserstr. 1-9
D-24105 Kiel, Germany


PROGRAM COMMITTEE
R. Bajcsy, USA W. Kropatsch, Austria
I. Bajla, Slovakia C.E. Liedtke, Germany
D. Chetverikov, Hungary G. Medioni, USA
J.O. Eklundh, Sweden R. Mohr, France
V. Di Gesu, Italy I. Pitas, Greece
G.L. Gimelfarb, Ukraine A. Rosenfeld, USA
A.V. Goncharsky, Russia W. Skarbek, Poland
V. Hlavac, Czech Republic J. Sklansky, USA
J. Kittler, U.K. F. Solina, Slovenia
R. Klette, Germany G. Sommer, Germany

LOCAL ORGANIZERS

V. Hlavac (chair), J. Flusser, E. Matyskova, R.Sara, S. Simberova,
V. Smutny

Czech Technical University, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Department of Control Engineering
Karlovo nam. 13, CZ-121 35 Prague 2, Czech Republic
FAX: ++42 2 290159 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PAPERS

Prospective authors should submit four copies of their full-length
draft paper to the address given below by February 1, 1995. The
papers should not be longer than 10 A4 or US Letter pages. The cover
page should contain: title, author's name, affiliation and address,
e-mail address, FAX number, telephone number, and an abstract not
longer than 200 words. In the case of joint authorship, the first
name will be used for all correspondence, unless requested
otherwise. The papers will be blindly reviewed by two members of the
program committee. If the paper is only submitted to the poster
session, it should be explicitly stated. A LaTeX style file is
available via anonymous FTP at NOVELL.FELK.CVUT.CZ in CAIP95/LATEX
or upon request. Papers submitted by FAX or E-mail will not be
accepted.

The official language of the conference is English.


PROGRAM

The CAIP'95 conference will take place in Prague from Wednesday,
September 6 till Friday, September 8, 1995. The scientific program
of the conference will consist of plenary lectures by invited
speakers, contributed papers, posters, book and technical
exhibitions. Tutorials are planned to be held on September 5
afternoon. The conference will be associated with the social program
for participants as get-together party, informal outdoor activity,
and cultural event joined with the conference reception. A
sightseeing program for accompanying persons will be organized.


VENUE

Prague is one of the most wonderful historic cities in Europe. The
conference will be held in the university Conference complex
CRYSTAL, which is easily accessible by the public transport from the
city center (25 min.) or Prague international airport (20 min.).
Some of the conference events will be held at the medieval premises
of the University.

Conference complex CRYSTAL (***)
Jose Martiho 2/407
CZ-160 00 Prague 6
Czech Republic

Comfortable accommodation will be available within the Crystal
complex where most of the conference activities will take place.
Single (approx. 80 DM per night) and double (total approx. 100 DM
per night) rooms with bathroom are available.


REGISTRATION FEE

until June 20, 1995 late
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regular 490 DM 560 DM
8600 Kc 10000 Kc

student 360 DM 410 DM
6300 Kc 7100 Kc
student
(without proceedings) 300 DM 350 DM
5200 Kc 6300 Kc
IAPR member 460 DM 530 DM
8000 Kc 9200 Kc
exhibition fee 8600 Kc -
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The registration fee includes participation in all CAIP'95
professional activities, proceedings, three lunches, the conference
reception and parties. (Kc are Czech crowns.)


PAYMENTS

The accommodation and the fee payments are possible by a bank
transfer (preferred), by charging EuroCard, MasterCard, or by a
cheque.


GRANTS

The organizers try to raise funds to support participation of the
outstanding and promising scientists from Eastern Europe and
students from all over the world. Only the authors of the accepted
papers can be granted the CAIP'95 scholarship. The grant must be
applied for when submitting the contribution.

IMPORTANT DATES

Today Send the registration form
February 1, 1995 Submission of draft papers
April 15, 1995 Notification of acceptance
June 20, 1995 Conference registration
June 20, 1995 Final camera ready papers
September 6-8, 1995 Conference


FURTHER INFORMATION

Updated information about the conference is available via anonymous
FTP at NOVELL.FELK.CVUT.CZ in CAIP95 or upon request at the
conference secretariat:

Vaclav Hlavac
Czech Technical University, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Department of Control Engineering
Karlovo nam. 13, CZ-121 35 Prague 2, Czech Republic

FAX: ++42 2 290159 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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REGISTRATION FORM FOR CAIP'95
(please return to the conference secretary)

Full name:..........................................................
Mailing address:....................................................
Phone:............. FAX:........... E-mail:.........................
please tick appropriately
O I intend to attend the conference
O I will submit a paper
O I will apply for the grant (eligible only)
O IAPR member
O student



Vasek Hlavac
Department of Control Engineering FAX +42 2 290159
Faculty of Electrical Engineering phone +42 2 24357465
Czech Technical University email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CZ-121 35 Praha 2, Karlovo namesti 13 Czech Republic


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CAIP'95, DEADLINE EXTENDED TILL FEB 19, 1995
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The organizers of the conference COMPUTER ANALYSIS OF IMAGES AND
PATTERNS '95 (September 6-8, 1995, Prague, Czech Republic)
decided to
EXTEND THE DEADLINE FOR PAPER SUBMISSION TILL FEBRUARY 19, 1995.

The full draft papers (max. 10 pages, A4 or US letter format, 4
copies) are expected to reach the CAIP'95 secretariat in Prague
by Feb 19. Further details can be obtained:

anonymous ftp novell.felk.cvut.cz in CAIP95/CFP
http://WWW.utia.cas.cz
email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vaclav Hlavac, Associate Professor, CAIP95 local organizer
Czech Technical University, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Dept. of Control Engineering, Computer Vision Laboratory
121 35 Prague 2, Karlovo namesti 13
phone +42 2 24357465, FAX 24357465
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Vasek Hlavac
Department of Control Engineering FAX +42 2 290159
Faculty of Electrical Engineering phone +42 2 24357465
Czech Technical University email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CZ-121 35 Praha 2, Karlovo namesti 13 Czech Republic


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Then, a CFP for the IEEE Int. Conf. on Tools with AI:
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>From: tai95%kingrail@[129.7.193.5] (Tools with AI '95)
>Subject: Call for papers
>Date: Tue, 31 Jan 1995 19:19:15 -0600 (CST)
>Reply-To: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


CALL FOR PAPERS

7th IEEE International Conference on
TOOLS WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Nov. 5 (Sun), 1995 - Nov. 8 (Wed), 1995
Washington, D.C. area, Hyatt Dulles
Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society

This conference is envisioned to foster the creation and transfer of ideas
relating to artificial intelligence among academics, industry,
and government agencies. It focuses on methodologies that can
aid the development of AI, as well as the demanding issues involved
in turning these methodologies into practical tools. Thus, this
conference encompasses the technical aspects of specifying,
developing, and evaluating theoretical and applied mechanisms
that can serve as tools for developing intelligent systems and
pursuing artificial intelligence applications. Focal topics of
interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

- - AI Paradigms
- Knowledge-Based Systems
- Artificial Neural Networks
- Genetic Algorithms
- - Development Issues
- Machine Learning
- Logic and Constraint Programming
- Inference Analysis
- Information Modeling and Reasoning Technique
- Uncertainty Management and Fuzzy Logic
- AI Languages
- Natural Language and Multimedia Interfaces
- Adaptive AI Systems
- Distributed and Parallel AI Systems
- Software Engineering Strategies for AI Development
- Reliability and Performance Assessment
- - Applications
- Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems
- Intelligent Strategies for Scheduling and Planning
- Robotics
- Vision
- Distributed and Cooperative AI, Multiagent coordination
- Intelligent Agents, Databases, and Digital Libraries
- Formal Methods, Software Engineering, CASE Tools
- Intelligent Tutoring, Instruction, and Consulting Systems

INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS
There will be both academic and industry tracks. One-day workshops
(Nov. 5) will precede the conference (Nov. 6-8).
All submissions should include a cover page indicating (1) the conference
track (academic/industry), (2) one to three areas most relevant to
the submission, (3) title, (4) the names of all authors and
their complete mailing addresses, e-mail addresses (VERY IMPORTANT
- - most correspondence will be via e-mail), and telephone & fax numbers,
(5) clear identification of the contact author for multi-authored
submissions, (6) an abstract not exceeding 200 words, and (7) 5 keywords.

PAPERS should not exceed 20 pages, including figures and text (typed
with 1.5 spacing and 12 point font). Papers
published, accepted for publication, or under consideration elsewhere are
not eligible.

INDUSTRY TRACK submissions can be in the form of short papers
(5 to 10 pages) or a set of viewgraphs or other audio-visual forms.
They should focus on methodology and timely results on AI technological
applications and problems.

AWARD:
The C.V. RAMAMOORTHY Best Paper Award
will be given to the best paper accepted for the Conference.

Submit 6 copies of papers by April 14, 1995 to:

Farokh B. Bastani
Department of Computer Science
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3475
USA

Phone: (713) 743-3354
Fax: (713) 743-3335
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further information about the CFP, program, registration form,
hotel registration form, and general conference information
may be obtained from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
For more information, please contact:

General Chair
Stephen Szygenda
Dept. of ECE
University of Texas
Austin, TX 78712-1084

Phone: (512) 471-6179
Fax: (512) 471-0954
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Steering Committee Chair
Nikolaos G. Bourbakis
Department of Electrical Engineering
SUNY at Binghamton
Binghamton, NY 13902

Phone: (607) 777-2165
Fax: (607) 777-4464
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COMMITTEE

GENERAL CHAIR:
Stephen Szygenda, U of Texas at Austin

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR:

Farokh B. Bastani, U of Houston

VICE-CHAIRS:

Rudiger Brause, Goethe Univ., Germany
Nick Cercone, U of Regina, Canada
Ing-Ray Chen, Nat. Cheng Kung Univ., Taiwan
Betty H.C. Cheng, MSU, USA
Christoph Eick, U of Houston, USA
Jun Gu, U of Calgary, Canada
Louis J. Hoebel, Griffiss AFB, USA
S. Sitharama Iyengar, LSU, USA
Akhtar Jameel, Xavier Univ., USA
K.H. (Kane) Kim, UC-Irvine, USA
James Mayfield, UM-BC, USA
Daniel P. Miranker, UT-Austin, USA
Goffredo Pieroni, U of Udine, Italy
Niki Pissinou, USL, USA
Atul Prakash, U of Michigan, USA
Peter G. Selfridge, AT&T, USA
Jaideep Srivastava, U of Minnesota, USA
Ralf Steinmetz, IBM, Germany
V.S. Subrahmanian, U of Maryland, USA
Milind Tambe, USC, USA
Murat Tanik, SMU, USA
Eiji Uchino, Kyushu Inst. of Tech., Japan
I-Ling Yen, MSU, USA
John Yen, Texas A&M Univ., USA

AWARD CHAIR:

Shi-Kuo Chang, U of Pittsburgh, USA

GOVERNMENT WORKSHOP CHAIR:

Raymond Paul, CSTE-EZT, U.S. Army

INDUSTRIAL WORKSHOP CHAIR:

Jim Baker, Lockheed, USA

PUBLICITY CHAIRS:

Kazumasa Yokota, ICOT, Japan
Shashi Shekhar, U of Minnesota, USA
Alan Liu, Taiwan
Aldo Franco Dragoni, U of Ancona, Italy
Bojan Cukic, U of Houston, USA

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR:

D. Kavraki, Binghamton, USA
(Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
S. Mertoguno, SUNY-Binghamton, USA
(Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

REGISTRATION CHAIR:

J. Vassilopoulos, Tulane Univ., USA
(Phone: (504) 586-3905
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

STEERING COMMITTEE

Chair: Nikolaos G. Bourbakis, SUNY-Binghamton, USA
Cris Koutsougeras, Tulane Univ., USA
John Mylopoulos, U of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jeffrey J.P. Tsai, U of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Benjamin W. Wah, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

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I have also received the announcement of a new journal:
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>From: "choras" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
>Subject: Journal
>Date: Fri, 3 Feb 95 11:25:16 CST

CALL FOR PAPERS CALL FOR PAPERS

IMAGE
PROCESSING
and COMMUNICATIONS

The Institute of Telecommunications, Bydgoszcz, Poland
organise and launch a new international journal called Image
Processing & Communications, in the spring of 1995. It will be
published twice a year.

Editor-in-Chief will be:
Prof. Ryszard S. Choras
Institute of Telecommunications
85-791 Bydgoszcz
ul. S. Kaliskiego 7
Poland
fax: 43-83-41
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

This journal encompasses image processing in its widest sense,
specific areas of interest include:
w Image processing: Coding, Analysis and Recognition
w Image Manipulation
w Communication of Visual Data
w Network architecture for real-time video transport
w Video coding algorithms and technologies for ATM/packet network
w Protocols for packet video
w New visual services over ATM/packet network.

Instructions to Authors.

Contributions to Image Processing & Communications will be
welcomed from throughout the world. Manuscript should be
submitted to the Editor-in-Chief. Manuscripts are reviewed and
refereed.
Send one original and two photocopies of the manuscript and
one original and two photocopies of each illustration. Upon
acceptance by the Editor, you will be asked to submit a PC
diskette ( in DOS format) containing the text of the paper. Most
word-processing formats are accepted but AMI PRO v.3.0 and LATEX
is preferred. This will facilitate quick editing and printing.
The diskette cannot be returned.

The manuscript must contain the following:

Title page listing the paper title, the name's of the author's,
and the affiliation and complete mailing address of each author.
Abstract, 200 words maximum.
Subject terms or keywords are needed, maximum of eight.
Text must be typed double-spaced. The paper must be A4-Sized ( 21
x 29,7 cm, white ) with double columns. The text must be written
with 1" margins, 1" top and button margins and 1/5" space between
columns. The texts do not contain footer and header. The tables,
pictures, etc. included in the paper should fit this page size
and should also be provided on the diskette, the preferable
format for graphics is TIFF, BMP, etc.
Equations must be typewritten, not handwritten.
References to published literature must be numbered consecutively
in the order alphabetical under the first author's last name.
Author's biographies are printed. Authors should supply a brief
biographical summary not to exceed 150 words.


Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Ryszard S. Choras
Institute of Telecommunications
85-791 Bydgoszcz , ul. S. Kaliskiego 7
Poland
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Editor Board

Prof. Gunilla Bergefors
Centre for Image Analysis,
Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences Uppsala, Sweden

Prof. Marek Domanski
Department of Electronics and Communications
Technical University of Poznan, Poznan, Poland

Prof. Kalman Fazekas
Department of Microwave Telecommunications
Technical University of Budapest,Budapest, Hungary H-1111

Prof. Murat Kunt
Signal Processing Laboratory
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
CH - 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Prof. D. Dutta Majumder
Electronics & Communications Sciences Unit
Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta 700 035, India

Prof. Stefano Levialdi
Dipartimento di Scinze dell' Informazione
Universita degli Studi di Roma
00198 Roma, Italy

Prof. Ioannis Pitas
Department of Electrical Engineering
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
540 06 Thessaloniki, Greece

Prof. Roman Rykaczewski
Department. of Communications
Technical University of Gdansk,
Gdansk, Poland

Prof. Ryszard Tadeusiewicz
Institute of Automation
University of Mining and Metallurgy,
Krak!w, Poland

Prof. Antoni Zabludowski
Institute of Telecommunications
ATR Bydgoszcz,
Bydgoszcz, Poland

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Finally, for French-speaking people on this mailing-list, I include a
copy of the CFP for the next RFIA conference:
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Annonce preliminaire et Appel a communications

Dixieme Congres
RECONNAISSANCE DES FORMES ET INTELLIGENCE ARTIFICIELLE

Rennes, 16-18 Janvier 1996



La Xeme edition du congres RFIA (Reconnaissance des Formes et Intelligence
Artificielle) se tiendra a Rennes, une technopole ou de nombreux
laboratoires de recherche publics et des entreprises collaborent dans les
secteurs des telecommunications, de l'image, de l'informatique, de la sante,
et de l'agroalimentaire.

Organise' conjointement par l'AFCET et l'AFIA, le congres RFIA est une
occasion unique de rassemblement des chercheurs en Reconnaissance des Formes
et en Intelligence Artificielle, et d'echanges indispensables au debat
scientifique en RF et IA. La specificite de RFIA se situe en effet a la
rencontre de ces deux disciplines que la conjoncture scientifique et
l'emergence de nouvelles applications rapprochent de plus en plus, en
particulier au travers de la problematique de la perception au sens
large. Une deuxieme exigence, essentielle en RF comme en IA, que RFIA'96
affiche clairement, est la necessaire rencontre entre la demarche formelle
et theorique et la demarche experimentale.

Les communications illustrant ces intersections sont particulierement
sollicitees, comme celles qui presenteront des travaux theoriques et/ou
appliques a l'originalite marquee et portant, entre autres, sur les themes
suivants:

* Perception : agregation / detection d'attributs, segmentation, mise en
correspondance et mouvement, analyse et synthese d'images, vision,
modelisation des formes et de l'environnement, modelisation sensorielle,
fusion multisensorielle, perception active, planification sensorielle,
reconnaissance des formes et des objets, interpretation de scenes


* Raisonnement : representation des connaissances, logiques classiques et
non-classiques, systemes d'inference, diagnostic, aide a la decision,
apprentissage, methodes symboliques/numeriques, acquisition, validation et
exploitation de l'expertise, explication, modelisation cognitive

* Action : geometrie et mouvement, planification, controle d'execution et
reactivite, robotique manufacturiere, robotique d'intervention, autonomie

* Communication : signal vocal, comprehension et synthese de la parole,
reconnaissance d'ecriture, traitement de documents, analyse, generation et
traitement du langage naturel, dialogue homme machine, realite virtuelle et
augmentee, communication multi-modale

* Architectures: composants specifiques, machines et langages specialises,
multiagents et systemes distribues, reseaux neuronaux et approches
connexionnistes


Modalites de soumission:

Les auteurs sont invites a soumettre des contributions originales, redigees
en francais (ou en anglais pour les seuls auteurs non-francophones), non
publiees ni soumises par ailleurs a publication. Les textes complets des
articles, ne depassant pas 20 pages (5000 mots environ), doivent etre
adresses au Comite de Programme RFIA en 5 exemplaires (pas de soummission
electronique) avant le 1er juin 1995. Ils devront comporter en premiere page
le titre, les noms des auteurs, un resume (10 lignes environ), une liste de
mots-cles, et une adresse detaillee pour la correspondance. Les articles
acceptes devront etre presentes lors du congres sous forme de communication
orale, ou sous forme de "poster", selon la decision du Comite de Programme,
et figureront dans les actes selon leur type.

Calendrier:

- 1er juin 95 : date limite de reception des soumissions
- 25 septembre: notification aux auteurs de la decision du comite de Programme
- 15 novembre: reception des articles definitifs
- 16-18 janvier 96: Congres RFIA

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Comite de Programme


Ayache Nicholas, INRIA, Sophia Haton Jean-Paul, CRIN, Nancy
Barba Dominique, IRESTE, Nantes Heitz Fabrice, LSIIT-ENSPS, Strasbourg
Basille Jean-Luc, IRIT, Toulouse Horaud Radu, LIFIA, Grenoble
Belaid Abdelwahed, CRIN, Nancy Jegou Philippe, LIM, Marseille
Besnard Philippe, IRISA, Rennes Jorrand Philippe, LIFIA, Grenoble
Bisson Giles, LIFIA, Grenoble Labit Claude, IRISA, Rennes
Bouthemy Patrick, IRISA, Rennes Lang Jerome, IRIT, Toulouse
Catherine Garbay, TIM3, Grenoble Levrat Bernard, LIPN, Villetaneuse
Cayrol Michel, IRIT, Toulouse Magnin Isabelle, LTSINU, Lyon
Chatila Raja, LAAS, Toulouse Meloni Henri, LIUAPV, Avignon
Coatrieux Jean Louis, U. Rennes1 Pastre Dominique, Infocom, Paris5
Chein Michel, LIRMM, Montpellier Preteux Francoise, INT, Evry
Collinot Anne, LAFORIA, Paris Richetin Marc, LASMEA, Clermont-Ferrand
Cordier Marie-Odile, IRISA, Rennes Rives Patrick, INRIA, Sophia
Dague Philippe, LIPN, Villetaneuse Rousset Marie-Christine, LRI, Orsay
Deriche Rachid, INRIA, Sophia Roux Christian, ENSTBr, Brest
Dhome Michel, LASMEA, Clermont-Ferrand Schmitt Francis, ENST, Paris
Enjalbert Patrice, LAIAC, Caen Schmitt Michel, Thomson-LCR, Corbeville
Faltings Boi, EPFL, Lausanne Taillibert Patrick, Dassault , St Cloud
Froidevaux Christine, LRI, Orsay Thonnat Monique, INRIA, Sophia
Gagalowicz Andre, INRIA, Rocquencourt Vilarem Marie-Cath., LIRMM, Montpellier
Ganascia Jean-Gabriel, LAFORIA, Paris Weinfeld Michel, LIX, Palaiseau
Ghallab Malik, LAAS, Toulouse Zavidovique Bertrand, ETCA et PARIS XI
Gilloux Michel, SRT Poste, Nantes Zweigenbaum Pierre, DIAM, INSERM, Paris


President et vice-presidents du Congres:
Claude Labit, Marie-Odile Cordier, Patrick Bouthemy

President et vice-president du Comite de programme
Malik Ghallab, Marc Richetin

Adresse de soumission et pour toute information:
Comite de programme RFIA
AFCET, 156 Bd Pereire, 75017 Paris
Tel: (1) 47.66.24.19, Fax: (1) 42.67.93.12
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Well, that's it for this time.

Your TC10 chairman,

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