International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP - 2006)

Venue: Escola Superior de Ciências Empresariais

Location: Setúbal, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Feb 22, 2006 End Date/Time: Feb 25, 2006
Registration Date: Feb 21, 2006
Early Registration Date: Dec 22, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Nov 01, 2006
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Description

SCOPE

The International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP) aims at becoming a major point of contact between research scientists, engineers and practitioners on the area of computer vision applications systems. Four simultaneous tracks will be held, covering all different aspects related to computer vision, from Image Formation to Image Understanding including Motion Analysis and Stereo Vision.
Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged.
Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of VISAPP. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as technical tutorials, dedicated to technical/scientific topics, are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in lecturing a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat.


CONFERENCE AREAS

Each of these topic areas is expanded below. Papers should address one or more of the listed topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related topics are also allowed.
1. Image Formation and Processing
2. Image Analysis
3. Image Understanding
4. Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision

AREA 1: IMAGE FORMATION AND PROCESSING
- Computational Geometry
- Multi-view Geometry
- Illumination and Reflectance Modeling
- Image Formation, Acquisition Devices and Sensors
- Multimodal and Multisensor Models of Image Formation
- Image Quality
- Image Filtering
- Spatial Color Indexing
- Enhancement and Restoration
- Mathematical Morphology
- Implementation of Image and Video Processing Systems
AREA 2: IMAGE ANALYSIS
- Early Vision and Image Representation
- Surface Geometry and Shape
- Feature Extraction
- Segmentation and Grouping
- Time-Frequency Analysis
- Wavelet Analysis
- Statistical Approach
- Structural and Syntactic Approach
- Fractal and Chaos Theory in Image Analysis
- Image Registration
- Video Analysis
- Medical Image Analysis
AREA 3: IMAGE UNDERSTANDING

- Recognition and Indexing
- Cognitive & Biologically Inspired Vision
- Cognitive Models for Interpretation, Integration and Control
- Neural Networks
- Object, Event and Scene Recognition, Retrieval and Indexing
- Human Activity Recognition
- Face and Gesture Recognition
- Dynamics and Learning for Gesture Interpretation
- Visual Learning
- Pattern Recognition in Image Understanding
- Optical Color Pattern Recognition
- Data Mining in Pattern Recognition
- Model Acquisition and Validation
- 2D and 3D Scene Understanding
- Localization and Recognition of 3D Object Features
- Recognizing 3-D Object Shapes from Range Data
AREA 4: MOTION, TRACKING AND STEREO VISION

- Real-time Vision
- Active and Robot Vision
- Visually Guided Robotics
- Visual Navigation
- Motion and Tracking
- Stereo Vision and Structure from Motion
- Matching Correspondence and Flow
- Model-based Object tracking in Image Sequences
- Tracking of People and Surveillance
- Segment Cluster Tracking
- Retrieval of 3D Objects from Video Sequences
- Detecting 3D Objects Using Patterns of Motion and Appearance
- Image-based Modeling and 3D Reconstruction

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. Peter Robinson, University of Cambridge, U.K.
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TUTORIAL AND CASE-STUDY SESSIONS

Researchers, business consultants, hardware and software manufacturers and business companies in general are invited to submit case studies, regarding their own technology problems and solutions. For this purpose, VISAPP will have a track for tutorials, case-study sessions and company presentation sessions. The attendance to these sessions is free for all the conference participants. All tutorials and case studies should be submitted by email to the VISAPP secretariat.


EXHIBITION

The conference site will have an area for company stands, where a number of companies will present themselves and their products. Companies interested in presenting their products, showing documentation about them or demonstrating some application, are invited to contact the secretariat and make a reservation for a display area located at the conference site. Due to the limited space available it is recommended to make early reservations. Prices and available spaces will be provided by the VISAPP secretariat.


VENUE

The conference will be held in Setubal, a town 50-km south of Lisboa, the Portuguese capital. Setubal and its surroundings are a major touristic place, in Portugal, where the visitor can find anything from ancient historical areas, in Palmela, to pleasurable beaches and modern golf courses, in Troia. Another interesting place in Portugal - Algarve - is less than two hours away from the conference site.


PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors should submit a paper in English of up to 8 A4 pages, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the submission procedure indicated below.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web site must be strictly used for all submitted papers.
The submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided.
The program committee will review all papers and the contact author (the author that submit the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail.
Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.

Due to space limitations in the Proceedings, the camera-ready versions of accepted papers will be limited to 8 (eight) pages for long oral presentations, 6 (six) for short oral presentations (progress reports) and 4 (four) for poster presentations. If absolutely needed, the number of pages may be increased up to a maximum of 12. However, for each page in excess of the maximum allowed, the author will have to pay an additional fee.

Submission procedure:
A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the full paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. The manuscript must contain, in its first page, the paper title, an abstract and a list of keywords but NO NAMES OR CONTACT DETAILS WHATSOEVER are to be included in any part of this file. The file to be uploaded must be a zip containing two files: author(s) information in one and the paper, without any author(s) information, in another. LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC format are accepted.
The web submission facility automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author. Please contact the secretariat if no acknowledgement is received.

If the author is unable to use the web-based procedure then he/she can send the paper by e-mail to the secretariat attaching an additional file containing: the title, author(s), affiliation(s), contact details, a list of keywords and an abstract. Authors must also indicate the conference area (including the topics) or the workshop, to which the paper is submitted.


PROCEEDINGS AND BOOK PUBLICATION

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support. A book including a selection of the best conference papers will be edited and published by Springer.


BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD

An award will be given to the best paper presented by a student (graduate, M.Sc or Ph.D). The organizing committee will decide, based on the feedback provided by the program committee. To qualify for the best student paper award, the student, besides being one of the authors, must present the paper at the conference site.

Venue

ESCE - Campus do IPS - Estefanilha 2914-503
Setúbal
Portugal
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