International Workshop on Combinatorial Image Analysis (IWCIA'08)
|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
April 7-9, 2008
Buffalo, NY, USA
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,
2000), Philadelphia (USA, 2001),
Palermo (Italy, 2003), Auckland
(New Zealand, 2004) and Berlin
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
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.
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.
|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|
|Workshop dates||April 7-9, 2008|
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
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
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.
The registration fee includes:
- Copy of the proceedings
- Workshop tour
- Refreshments during the workshop breaks
The registration procedure will be announced later.
The Workshop will take place in Buffalo, NY, USA. Details about the place and accommodation
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),
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
- By Bus
The bus station is in downtown Buffalo. The company operating the bus travel is
The social program includes:
- Visit to Albright-Knox Art Gallery
- Tour to Niagara
Falls. Free time for those willing to visit the Canadian Falls (passport and possibly a
visa required) or Niagara Aquarium.
If there is enough interest, pre- or post-workshop tours can be arranged to:
- Genesee Country Village - the largest New York living
- 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
- 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.