International Workshop on Combinatorial Image Analysis (IWCIA'08)

Venue: Buffalo

Location: Buffalo, New York, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 07, 2008 End Date/Time: Apr 09, 2008
Early Registration Date: Dec 05, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Oct 10, 2007
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International Workshop on Combinatorial Image Analysis - IWCIA'08



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International Workshop on

Combinatorial Image Analysis

IWCIA'08




April 7-9, 2008

Buffalo, NY, USA


http://www.cs.fredonia.edu/iwcia08/






Scope



IWCIA’08 is the twelfth of a series of international meetings on combinatorial image

analysis. It will take place in Buffalo, NY, USA, April 7-9, 2008. Previous meetings

were held in Paris (France) 1991, Ube (Japan) 1992, Washington DC (USA) 1994, Lyon (France)

1995, Hiroshima (Japan) 1997, Madras (India) 1999,
Caen (France,
2000), Philadelphia (USA, 2001),
Palermo (Italy, 2003), Auckland
(New Zealand, 2004) and Berlin
(Germany, 2006).






Image analysis is a scientific discipline providing theoretical foundations and methods for

solving problems appearing in a wide range of areas, as diverse as medicine, robotics,

defense, and security. As a rule, the processed data are discrete; therefore, the "discrete

approach" to image analysis appears to be a natural one and has an increasing importance. It

is based on studying combinatorial properties of the considered digital data sets.

Combinatorial image analysis often features various advantages (in terms of efficiency and

accuracy) over the more traditional approaches based on continuous models requiring numeric

computation.




The scientific program of the workshop will consist of keynote addresses, contributed papers

presented in a single track, and posters. We are planning to publish the workshop proceedings

in the Springer’s "Lecture Notes on Computer Science" series.








Topics




The Workshop will be a forum for current research on topics such as the following:



  • Combinatorial problems in the discrete plane and space related to image analysis; lattice

    polygons and polytopes
  • Discrete/combinatorial geometry and topology and their use in image analysis
  • Digital geometry of curves and surfaces
  • Tilings and patterns; combinatorial pattern matching
  • Image representation, segmentation, grouping, and reconstruction
  • Methods for image compression
  • Discrete tomography
  • Applications of integer programming, linear programming, and computational geometry to

    problems of image analysis
  • Parallel architectures and algorithms for image analysis
  • Fuzzy and stochastic image analysis
  • Grammars and models for image or scene analysis and recognition; cellular automata
  • Mathematical morphology and its applications to image analysis
  • Applications in medical imaging, biometrics, and others




Prospective authors are invited to submit a paper on some of the above or closely related

topics. The submitted work should contain only results that are unpublished and not included

in other work considered for publication elsewhere. Thus by submitting a paper the author(s)

warrant that neither it nor any other paper with essentially the same technical content has

been published or submitted for publication anywhere else.




The emphasis of this Workshop is on theory. Therefore, considerable mathematical depth of the

submitted works is expected. The authors should also make clear how their work is related to

problems of image analysis. In order to be accepted, a submitted paper will have to reach

very high standards by satisfying serious evaluation criteria. Each paper will be thoroughly

reviewed by three referees. Double-blind review process ensures maximal objectiveness.




Most of the papers will be presented orally. There will also be a Poster Session at which

some of the papers will be presented as posters. All the papers will be published in the

workshop proceedings. Traditionally, IWCIA’s proceedings are published in a volume of

Springer’s LNCS series.





  • Special Track on Applications



In addition to the theoretical research papers, a special track on applications will take

place as a part of IWCIA’08. Authors are invited to submit original papers describing in

detail working computer systems for image analysis. The algorithms should mostly be based on

discrete/combinatorial approaches. Theoretical contributions are appreciated but not

required. The criteria for acceptance will be originality, efficiency and overall performance

of the computer system that is demonstrated by extensive experimental work. During a

presentation the authors are expected to demonstrate the work of the software. Industry

representatives will be welcome to these presentations.




The accepted papers will be published in proceedings separately from the theoretical papers.





Important Dates




























First Call for Papers
April 2007
Full paper submission due
October 10, 2007
Notification of acceptance
November 10, 2007
Final camera-ready papers
December 5, 2007

Early workshop registration

(mandatory for authors)
December 5, 2007
Hotel registration
TBA
Registration
TBA
Workshop dates
April 7-9, 2008





Paper Submission




The workshop proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer

Science Series
(pending approval).



Prospective authors are invited to submit a paper on some of the Workshop's or closely

related topics. The submitted work should contain only results that are unpublished and not

included in other work considered for publication elsewhere. Thus by submitting a paper the

author(s) warrant that neither it nor any other paper with essentially the same technical

content has been published or submitted for publication anywhere else.



All manuscripts must be prepared according to
HREF="http://www.springer.com/west/home/computer/lncs?SGWID=4-164-7-72376-

0&teaserId=45515&CENTER_ID=73062">LNCS requirements
and submitted electronically by

October 10, 2007 in PDF format. The length should be between 8 and 12

pages
. The manuscripts may not contain information revealing authors' identity.




Papers will be reviewed toroughly with an emphasis on potential to contribute to the state of

the art in the field. Each paper will receive at least three double-blind reviews

ensuring maximal objectiveness. Selection criteria will include mathematical depth, accuracy

and originality of the ideas, clarity and significance of the results, and presentation

quality.




The notification of acceptance will be sent by e-mail by November 10, 2007. The

accepted papers should be revised according to the referees' comments and submitted in

camera-ready form by December 5, 2007 together with all the source files and the

signed copyright form. The final version should be prepared following strictly LNCS

requirements. The length should not exceed 12 pages. Extra pages will be charged at rate $100

per page. Color pages usually cannot be printed.




A paper will be included in the proceedings only if at least one author registers by

December 5, 2007 and sends the workshop fee
. This author takes the obligation to attend

the workshop and present the paper.



Registration Procedure




The registration fee includes:



  • Copy of the proceedings
  • Reception
  • Banquette
  • Workshop tour
  • Refreshments during the workshop breaks


The registration procedure will be announced later.




Venue




The Workshop will take place in Buffalo, NY, USA. Details about the place and accommodation

will follow.




Travel to Buffalo





  • By Plane

    Buffalo/Niagara International Airport is 10

    miles/16 km away from downtown Buffalo

    4200 Genesee Street at Cayuga Road, Cheektowaga

    +1-716-630-6000 (general information),

    +1-716-630-6001 (weather/closings)

    +1-716-630-6002 (parking)




    Toronto Airport is a big International Hub at

    100 miles/160 km from Buffalo.





  • By Train


    Amtrak has connections with New York and Canada.
    There are two stations: Exchange (in downtown Buffalo) and Depew (10 miles/16 km from

    downtown).

    Reservations/Schedules:
    +1-800-USA-RAIL



  • By Bus

    The bus station is in downtown Buffalo. The company operating the bus travel is
    HREF="http://www.greyhound.com">Greyhound
    .










Social Program




The social program includes:



If there is enough interest, pre- or post-workshop tours can be arranged to:


  • Genesee Country Village - the largest New York living

    history museum.
  • Erie Canal linking Lake Erie to the Hudson River;

    an engineering marvel - when it was built in 1825, it was called the Eighth Wonder of the

    World.
  • Corning Museum of Glass contains more than 45,000

    objects spanning 35 centuries. You have the possibility to make your own glasswork.
  • Letchworth State Park

    called the Grand Canyon of the East.


The detailed program will be announced in January 2008.




Contact Us



mailto:iwcia08@cs.fredonia.edu








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