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VISAPP is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners on the area of computer vision application systems. Five simultaneous tracks will be held, covering all different aspects related to computer vision: Image Formation and Preprocessing; Image and Video Analysis and Understanding; Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision; and Applications and Services.
We welcome papers describing original work in any of the areas listed below. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques as well as general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Paper acceptance will be based on quality, relevance to the conference themes and originality. The conference program will include both oral and poster presentations.
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.


The last decade has seen a revolution in the theory and application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Computer Vision. In this conference edition, we look at advanced in Computer Vision based on Machine Learning methods. Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Image Formation, Acquisition Devices and Sensors
  • Device Calibration, Characterization and Modeling
  • Image Generation Pipeline: Algorithms and Techniques
  • Image Enhancement and Restoration
  • Image and Video Coding and Compression
  • Multimodal and Multi-Sensor Models of Image Formation


  • Image Registration
  • Segmentation and Grouping
  • Early and Biologically-Inspired Vision
  • Color and Texture Analyses
  • Shape Representation and Matching
  • Features Extraction
  • Visual Attention and Image Saliency


  • Cognitive Models for Interpretation, Integration and Control
  • Machine Learning Technologies for Vision
  • Face and Expression Recognition
  • Computational Photography
  • Content-Based Indexing, Search, and Retrieval
  • Near Duplicate Image Retrieval
  • Object and Face Recognition
  • Object Detection and Localization
  • Categorization and Scene Understanding
  • Event and Human Activity Recognition


  • Entertainment Imaging Applications
  • Digital Photography
  • Media Watermarking and Security
  • Multimedia Forensics
  • Mobile Imaging
  • Imaging for Cultural Heritage (Modeling/Simulation, Virtual Restoration)
  • Camera Networks and Vision
  • Document Imaging in Business
  • Medical Image Applications
  • Pervasive Smart Cameras
  • Human and Computer Interaction


  • Image-Based Modeling and 3D Reconstruction
  • Stereo Vision and Structure from Motion
  • Active and Robot Vision
  • Optical Flow and Motion Analyses
  • Tracking and Visual Navigation
  • Video Surveillance and Event Detection
  • Video Stabilization
  • Vision for Robotics


VISAPP 2013 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


VISAPP Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +44 203 014 5434
e-mail: visapp.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.visapp.visigrapp.org/


Jose BrazEscola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal


Sebastiano BattiatoUniversity of Catania, Italy

Area Co-chairs
Francisco Imai, Canonn, USA
Raimondo Schettini, University of Milano - Bicocca, Italy
Lei Zhang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Jean-Luc Dugelay, Eurocom, Sophia Antipolis, France
Alain Tremeau, University of Saint Etienne, France


Amr Abdel-Dayem, Laurentian University, Canada
Sileye Ba, , France
Reneta Barneva, State University of New York, United States
Fabio Bellavia, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Diego Borro, , Spain
Adrian Bors, University of York, United Kingdom
Alain Boucher, , Vietnam
Djamal Boukerroui, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, CNRS UMR 6599 Heudiasyc, France
Valentin Brimkov, State University of New York, United States
Alfred Bruckstein, Technion, Israel
Pascual Campoy, UPM, Spain
Xianbin Cao, Beihang University, China
Barbara Caputo, Sapienza Rome University, Italy
Gustavo Carneiro, University of Adelaide, Australia
Vicent Caselles, , Spain
M. Celebi, University of Central Arkansas, United States
Chee Seng Chan, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Vinod Chandran, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Chin-Chen Chang, Feng Chia University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Jocelyn Chanussot, Grenoble Institute of Technology Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, France
Chung Chen, Old Dominion University, United States
Samuel Cheng, University of Oklahoma, United States
Hocine Cherifi, Université De Bourgogne, France
Albert Chung, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Laurent Cohen, Universite Paris Dauphine, France
Carlo Colombo, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
David Connah, , United Kingdom
Carlos Correa, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, United States
Fabio Cuzzolin, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Dima Damen, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Roy Davies, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
Kenneth Dawson-Howe, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Guido de Croon, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Emmanuel Dellandréa, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
David Demirdjian, , United States
Joachim Denzler, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
Jorge Dias, Institute of Systems and Robotics, Portugal
Jana Dittmann, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Mahmoud El-Sakka, The University of Western Ontario, Canada
Zhigang Fan, , United States
Giovanni Maria Farinella, Università di Catania, Italy
David Feng, The University of Sydney, Australia
Aaron Fenster, Robarts Research Institute, Canada
Gernot Fink, TU Dortmund, Germany
David Fofi, Université de Bourgogne, France
Tyler Folsom, University of Washington, Bothell, United States
Gian Foresti, Unversity of Udine, Italy
Roberto Fraile, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Miguel A. Garcia-Ruiz, Algoma University, Canada
José Gaspar, ISR, IST/UTL, Portugal
Antonios Gasteratos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Basilios Gatos, , Greece
Manuel González-Hidalgo, Balearic Islands University, Spain
Bernard Gosselin, University of Mons, Faculty of Engineering, Belgium
Nikos Grammalidis, Centre of Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
Manuel Grana, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Christos Grecos, Central Washington University, United States
Jean-Yves Guillemaut, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Jiro Gyoba, Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University, Japan
Hsi-Chin Hsin, National United University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Yongjian Hu, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Nies Huijsmans, Leiden University, Netherlands
Sae Hwang, University of Illinois at Springfield, United States
Khan Iftekharuddin, Old Dominion University, United States
Alex James, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Ashoka Jayawardena, University of New England, Australia
Xiuping Jia, University of New South Wales, Australia
Kevin Jia, , United States
Xiaoyi Jiang, University of Münster, Germany
Zhong Jin, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
Martin Kampel, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Etienne Kerre, Ghent University, Belgium
Anastasios Kesidis, University of West Attica, Greece
Nahum Kiryati, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Jana Kludas, Aalto university, ICS, Finland
Syoji Kobashi, University of Hyogo, Japan
Dimitrios Kosmopoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Constantine Kotropoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Arjan Kuijper, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research & TU Darmstadt, Germany
Fatih Kurugollu, Queen's University of Belfast, United Kingdom
Andreas Lanitis, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Slimane Larabi, U.S.T.H.B. University, Algeria
Pedro Latorre Carmona, , Spain
Sébastien Lefèvre, Université Bretagne Sud, France
Baoxin Li, Arizona State University, United States
Xuelong Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jing Li, Nanchang University, China
Ang Li-Minn, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Jundong Liu, Ohio University, United States
Angeles López, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Rastislav Lukac, , United States
Ilias Maglogiannis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Lucio Marcenaro, University of Genoa, Italy
José Martínez Sotoca, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Brendan McCane, University of Otago, New Zealand
Gerard Medioni, University of Southern California, United States
Javier Melenchón, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Jaime Melendez, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Leonid Mestetskiy, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Jean Meunier, Université de Montréal, Canada
Pradit Mittrapiyanuruk, Autodesk, Singapore
Birgit Moeller, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Samuel Morillas, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Davide Moroni, Institute of Information Science & Technologies (ISTI)-CNR, Italy
Ramakrishnan Mukundan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Henning Müller, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Arrate Muñoz Barrutia, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Brent Munsell, Claflin University, United States
Lazaros Nalpantidis, Aalborg University, Denmark
Yanwei Pang, Tianjin University, China
Charalambos Poullis, Concordia University, Canada
Bogdan Raducanu, Computer Vision Center, Spain
Ana Reis, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Portugal
Alfredo Restrepo, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia
Eraldo Ribeiro, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Alessandro Rizzi, , Italy
Marcos Rodrigues, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Adrian Rusu, Fairfield University, United States
Joaquin Salas, CICATA - Inst. Politecnico Nacional, Mexico
Ovidio Salvetti, National Research Council of Italy - CNR, Italy
Andreja Samcovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Mário Secca, CEFITEC, Departamento de Fisica, FCT/UNL, Portugal
Fiorella Sgallari, University of Bologna, Italy
Xiaowei Shao, University of Tokyo, Japan
Lik-Kwan Shark, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
Gaurav Sharma, University of Rochester, United States
Li Shen, , United States
Maryam Shokri, , United States
Chang Shu, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
Luciano Silva, Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil
Bogdan Smolka, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Ferdous Sohel, Murdoch University, Australia
Lauge Sørensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Ömer Soysal, Southeastern Louisiana University, United States
Jon Sporring, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Filippo Stanco, Università di Catania, Italy
Liana Stanescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Changming Sun, , Australia
Yajie Sun, Samsung Research America, United States
Shamik Sural, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
David Svoboda, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Tamás Szirányi, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, Agh University Science Technology, Poland
Johji Tajima, Nagoya City University, Japan
João Tavares, FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
YingLi Tian, The City College of New York, United States
H. Tizhoosh, University of Waterloo, Canada
Shoji Tominaga, Chiba University, Japan
Georgios Triantafyllidis, , Greece
Yulia Trusova, Federal Research Center "Computer Science and Control" of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Joost van de Weijer, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Muriel Visani, , France
Frank Wallhoff, Jade University of Applied Science, Germany
Christian Wöhler, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Stefan Wörz, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Qingxiang Wu, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Pingkun Yan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
Vera Yashina, Dorodnicyn Computing Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Shan Yu, , United States
Jun Zhang, Waseda University, Japan
Huiyu Zhou, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Yun Zhu, UCSD, United States
Li Zhuo, Beijing University of Technology, China
Peter Zolliker, Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland
Ju Zou, University of Western Sydney, Australia