ICGST International Conference on Graphics, Vision & Image Processing, GVIP-06 (GVIP 06)
Venue: Cairo, Egypt
|Event Date/Time: Dec 19, 2006||End Date/Time: Dec 19, 2006|
|Registration Date: Sep 15, 2006|
|Early Registration Date: Aug 15, 2006|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jun 15, 2006|
|Paper Submission Date: Jun 15, 2006|
Image analysis and understanding
Scene analysis, modeling, and understanding
Pattern matching and pattern recognition
Image synthesis, including 3D imaging and solid modeling
Mathematical approaches to image processing, analysis, and synthesis
Image models and transforms
Visualization and graphical data presentation
Diagrammatic knowledge representation and reasoning
Monocular and stereo vision
Modeling of human visual perception
Innovative uses of various graphic and vision devices and systems
Automated analysis of video sequences
Mosaic and frames registration
Perceptual interfaces for immersive activities
Graph-based approach merging local and global registrations
Automatic extraction of 3D building models from multiple images and other data
Computational models of the human visual system
Data structures and representations needed for high-level vision
Shape representation and extraction
Range data analysis
Use of motion for recognition and interpretation
Architectures and languages for image processing
Multimodal and multisensor models of image formation
Motion analysis, visual navigation and active vision
Geometrical and structural models of objects and scenes
Fractal and chaos theory in image analysis
Modeling of human visual perception and mental imagery
Structure reconstruction, 3D imaging and image synthesis
Infrared, laser, sonar etc. imaging
Virtual reality and pictorial interaction
Pictorial data bases and archiving
Applications of computational geometry in vision and graphic systems
Computer-aided graphic design, arts and animation
Industrial, medical and other applications
Video surveillance and monitoring
Rapid and affordable generation of terrain and detailed urban feature data
3D site modeling
Aerial images and finding regions as an aid in building extraction
Methods for detection and tracking of moving objects
1- A Special Session on:"Perceptual User Interface (PUI) and Immersive Activities"
Overview: Perceptual user interfaces offer the potential for considerable flexibility, broad utility, and usage by a larger and more diverse population than ever before. A long-term goal of PUI research is to incorporate natural means of interaction in computer that humans employ to communicate with each other. Hence, the ability to develop PUI system depends on the knowledge of the natural integration patterns that typify humans combined use of different input modes. But the technologies available for PUI have lagged behind and most interfaces are hard to use, require extensive training, and often impede rather than support collaborative and immersive activities.
Given the complex nature of users' multimodal interaction a multidisciplinary approach is required in designing a multimodal system that integrates complementary modalities to yield a highly synergistic blend. The purpose of this special session is to bring together researchers from academia and industry with common interests in making human-computer interaction more natural and collaborative by integrating dialogue-enabled devices, based on natural, multimodal interfaces. The small size and focus will make this special session an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, share research results and learn about issues and technologies driving the next generation of perceptual user interfaces.
Topics of interest may include (but not limited to) system architecture that can support mutual disambiguation of input signals in perceptual interfaces, co-analysis of audio visual signal to improve the speech and gesture recognition error resolution in generating multimodal command, human machine dialogue, interactions with attentive/intelligent environments, vision-based interfaces, speech and dialogue enabled interface, interactions with virtual/augmented/mixed reality, learning and user modeling, cognitive studies related to perceptive interfaces, systems integration issues associated with perceptive user interfaces, interoperability of heterogeneous platforms, performance metric and usability studies to evaluate multimodal. Panel discussion will be conducted in panel break-out session intending to promote and provoke relevant discussion.
2- Special Session on "Image-based Electronic Editions"
The presented research stems from our work developing the Edition Production Technology (EPT) software: a comprehensive and integrated set of tools for building, manipulating and presenting image-based electronic editions of manuscripts representing significant cultural materials. At the center of the process are digitized images of often severely damaged medieval manuscripts. There are usually many images of a single manuscript page, with different levels of detail and taken in various lighting conditions: bright overhead light, ultraviolet, or fiber-optic backlight.
We will present a formalism and approaches that connect the realm of computational geometry with algorithmic problems faced when working with images of manuscripts in preparing electronic editions. The problem can be classified with respect to dimensionality: The textual content of the manuscript can be viewed as a sequence of characters, wrapping from one line to the next. Annotations or markup pertaining to textual features such as words or sentences, then, correspond to one-dimensional intervals within the document's text. The need for representing collections of such intervals in a way that efficiently supports queries is addressed with geometric data structures.
Other feature of the manuscript page, such as the sizes and forms of individual letters and the locations of marginal notes, are best described in two dimensions. Of particular interest are the shapes of damaged regions of the manuscript, and the algorithmic and image processing techniques which may be applied to perform virtual repairs on the page. Also important are image-processing techniques for identifying damaged, obscure, or otherwise hard-to-read characters.
Finally, the physical manuscript page is a three-dimensional object, often distorted from its original form. Image-processing techniques based on mesh models and algorithmic methods can be used to virtually "flatten" images of a wrapped or deformed manuscript page. We will illustrate all these problems and algorithmic solutions with the software developed by researchers in our Collaboratory for Research in Computing for Humanities.
3- Special Session on: "PDE-Based Modeling in Medical Imaging Analysis"
Partial Differential Equations (PDE) have been used extensively in medical image analysis and offer a great promise in soft tissue modeling. In conjunction with the GVIP-05 International Conference, this special session will be mainly invited talks by a number of prominent researchers in the field, and will also include a selected number of papers which will be evaluated by the organizing committee. The theme of the special session will be very specific to using PDE models in medical image analysis. The proceedings of the special session will be printed with the GVIP-05 including the papers, presentations, and all videos of the special session (a DVD for the special session may be provided if necessary). The following are the main topics to be covered:
PDE Models for Surface and Volume Segmentation
PDE Models for Elastic registration with Shape Information
PDE Models for Tissue Deformations
PDE Models for Medical Imaging Visualization
Reviews of Basic Principles of PDE Models in Medical Image Analysis
In the above context, papers on level sets, active contours, and finite element simulations of soft tissue models are adequate. All papers must be original and not published in other forums.
4- Special Session on "Advances in Biometrics"
Overview: The terms Biometry and Biometrics have been used since the early 20th century to refer to the analysis methods used with biological data. Recently, however, the term "Biometrics" has been more often used to refer to the emerging field of technology devoted to identification techniques utilizing physiological and behavioral characteristics (e.g., fingerprint, iris, and face) to either verify a claimed identity (biometric verification) or establish the identity of an individual (biometric identification). Concerns about security, fraud, and illegal access prompted governments, airlines, banks, and others to become more interested in the technology.
The purpose of this special session is to provide a unique scientific opportunity for researchers, engineers, vendors, and designers to report recent advances in this important area of identification and verification using biometrics.
Topics include, but not limited to, the following:
fingerprint, face, iris, retina, speech, signature, hand, palm, typing pattern, multi-modal biometrics, and emerging biometrics such as gait, odor, and era structure
Biometric System Design
sensing and data acquisition, performance evaluation, architectures for large-scale identification, real-time embedded systems, smart cards.
travel and transportation, border control, healthcare, banking and finance, access control, airport security, automotive, cybersecurity, encryption and watermarking, time and attendance reporting, computer data base and network access, residential access and security alarm control, point-of-sale identity verification, inmate identity verification, refugee and POW identification, law enforcement, cellular telephone security
need for standardization, data format, accuracy tests, application program interfaces, trends in standardization
We emphasize that articles to appear in this special session must satisfy the high standards of the GVIP international conference. Submissions will be evaluated on Novelty, Generality, Significance, Clarity and Support criteria. We invite the submission of full length papers to GVIP international conference special session that will detail the state-of-the-art technology and trends in Biometrics.
5- Special Session on Soft Computing in Image Processing
edge detection and segmentation
noise reduction in images
similarity between images
6- Special Session on Morphological Image Processing
geometrical image analysis
order-statistics image filtering
geometrical and topographical segmentation
colour and multi-channel morphology
morphological pattern recognition
algorithms and data structures for morphology
Applications on geo-science and remote sensing, bio-medical imaging, materials science, document processing, etc.
7- Special Session on Computer Animation
Image Warping and Morphing
real-time animation, animation for games
group and crowd behavior
expressive motion / communication
physical realism / measuring the real world for animation
nature in motion (natural phenomena, plants, clouds...)
planning / learning / optimization for animation
intuitive interfaces for creating and editing animations
sound and speech for animation
perceptual metrics for animation
mathematical foundations of animation
new time-based art forms on the computer
8- Special Session on 3D Data Visualization and Transmission
3D view registration and surface modeling
Surface reflectance recovery and modeling
3D texture processing
Image-based rendering and multi-view image processing
Compression, transmission and distributed visualization of 3D information
3D Content-based retrieval and recognition
Man/machine interaction with 3D data
3D printing and rapid prototyping
Psychophysics of 3D sensing and haptics
3D imaging in biomedicine
Structural analysis and pattern discovery in bioinformatics
3D imaging in virtual heritage and virtual archeology
3D imaging in e-commerce.
9- Special Session on Wavelets in Image Processing Applications
wavelets compression, coding
wavelets theory and multirate filter banks
frames and over-complete representations
Gabor transforms and space-frequency localization
wavelets-based noise reduction and restoration
wavelets-based feature extraction and detection
wavelet texture analysis and segmentation
wavelets-based fractal analysis
multiscale random processes
wavelets and approximation theory
image representations from wavelet maxima or zero-crossings
wavelets in medical imaging.
10- Special Session on Texture based Image Retrieval
Feature extraction and representation
Image search and browsing techniques
Query models, paradigms and languages for image retrieval
Similarity retrieval of images and video
Semantic retrieval of images and video
Evaluation and user issues
Neural network techniques for image retrieval
Image retrieval applications and systems
User interface issues
Database architectures for image retrieval
Image crawling and the net