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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 Enhancement and Restoration
  • Image and Video Coding and Compression
  • Multimodal and Multi-Sensor Models of Image Formation
  • Image Generation Pipeline: Algorithms and Techniques


  • 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
  • Content-Based Indexing, Search, and Retrieval
  • Object and Face Recognition
  • Object Detection and Localization
  • Categorization and Scene Understanding
  • Event and Human Activity Recognition
  • Computational Photography
  • Near Duplicate Image Retrieval


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


  • 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
  • Vision for Robotics
  • Video Stabilization


VISAPP 2014 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).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
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 .


Conference Date: 5 - 8 January, 2014

Paper Submission: September 18, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification:
October 28, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 14, 2013 (expired)

Paper Submission: October 15, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 11, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 27, 2013 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: October 22, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 15, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 11, 2013 (expired)


VISAPP Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: visapp.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.visapp.visigrapp.org/


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The modern and elegant decoration of all areas of the hotel have been conceived to create an atmosphere of comfort and tranquility to all guests.

Sana Lisbon Hotel's central location and good access routes are ideal for conferences, business meetings, social events and to explore the best that Lisbon has to offer.


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Sebastiano BattiatoUniversity of Catania, Italy


Francisco ImaiApple Inc., United States -Image Formation and Preprocessing
Raimondo SchettiniUniversity of Milano - Bicocca, Italy -Image and Video Analysis
Lei ZhangThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong -Image and Video Understanding
Jean-luc DugelayEURECOM, France -Applications and Services
Alain TremeauUniversité Jean Monnet in Saint Etienne, France -Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision


Amr Abdel-Dayem, Laurentian University, Canada
Vicente Alarcon-Aquino, Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico
Djamila Aouada, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Jamal Atif, Université Paris-Dauphine, France
Xiao Bai, Beihang University, China
Lamberto Ballan, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Hichem Bannour, , United States
Giuseppe Baruffa, University of Perugia, Italy
Mohamed Batouche, University Constantine 2, Algeria
Saeid Belkasim, Georgia State University, United States
Fabio Bellavia, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Neil Bergmann, University of Queensland, Australia
Thilo Borgmann, , Germany
Adrian Bors, University of York, United Kingdom
Djamal Boukerroui, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, CNRS UMR 6599 Heudiasyc, France
Roland Bremond, Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR), France
Marius Brezovan, University of Craiova, Romania
Ross Brown, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Alfred Bruckstein, Technion, Israel
Arcangelo Bruna, STMicroelectronics, Italy
Xianbin Cao, Beihang University, China
Alice Caplier, GIPSA-lab, France
Franco Alberto Cardillo, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
M. Celebi, University of Central Arkansas, United States
Krzysztof Cetnarowicz, AGH - University of Science and Technology, Poland
Chee Seng Chan, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Vinod Chandran, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Chin-Chen Chang, Feng Chia University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Hang Chang, , United States
Chung Chen, Old Dominion University, United States
Samuel Cheng, University of Oklahoma, United States
Laurent Cohen, Universite Paris Dauphine, France
David Connah, , United Kingdom
Donatello Conte, Université de Tours, France
Fabio Cuzzolin, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Dima Damen, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Roy Davies, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
Larry Davis, University of Maryland College Park, United States
Guido de Croon, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Anselmo Cardoso de Paiva, Universidade Federal do Maranhao, Brazil
Emmanuel Dellandréa, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
Matteo Dellepiane, , Italy
David Demirdjian, , United States
Thomas Deserno, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Michel Devy, LAAS-CNRS, France
Sotirios Diamantas, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M University System, United States
Yago Diez, Yamagata University, Japan
Jana Dittmann, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Aijuan Dong, Hood College, United States
Aysegul Dundar, Purdue University, United States
Sanaa El Fkihi, Ensias, University Mohammed V of Rabat, Morocco
Mahmoud El-Sakka, The University of Western Ontario, Canada
Sergio Escalera, Computer Vision Center, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Grigori Evreinov, University of Tampere, Finland
Zhigang Fan, , United States
Giovanni Maria Farinella, Università di Catania, Italy
David Fofi, Université de Bourgogne, France
Tyler Folsom, University of Washington, Bothell, United States
Andrea Fossati, , Switzerland
Mohamed Fouad, Military Technical College, Egypt
Roberto Fraile, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
John Gan, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Juan Garcia, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Miguel A. Garcia-Ruiz, Algoma University, Canada
José Gaspar, ISR, IST/UTL, Portugal
Antonios Gasteratos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Basilios Gatos, , Greece
Juan A. Gómez-Pulido, University of Extremadura, Spain
Luiz Goncalves, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Amr Goneid, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Jordi Gonzàlez, , Spain
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
Andras Hajdu, , Hungary
Daniel Harari, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Søren Hauberg, , Germany
Kaoru Hirota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Timothy Hospedales, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Hsi-Chin Hsin, National United University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Céline Hudelot, Ecole Centrale de Paris, France
Sae Hwang, University of Illinois at Springfield, United States
Daniela Iacoviello, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Jiri Jan, University of Technology Brno, Czech Republic
Tatiana Jaworska, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Ashoka Jayawardena, University of New England, Australia
Xiaoyi Jiang, University of Münster, Germany
Jiayan Jiang, , United States
Zhong Jin, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
Leo Joskowicz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Martin Kampel, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Mohan Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Etienne Kerre, Ghent University, Belgium
Anastasios Kesidis, University of West Attica, Greece
Sehwan Kim, WorldViz LLC, United States
Nahum Kiryati, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Mario Köppen, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Andreas Koschan, University of Tennessee, United States
Constantine Kotropoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Arjan Kuijper, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research & TU Darmstadt, Germany
Paul Kwan, University of New England, Australia
Agata Lapedriza, , Spain
Pedro Latorre Carmona, , Spain
Sébastien Lefèvre, Université Bretagne Sud, France
Stan Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Huei-Yung Lin, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Xiuwen Liu, Florida State University, United States
Giosue Lo Bosco, Università di Palermo, Italy
Kar Loke, Monash University, Malaysia
Nicolas Loménie, Université Paris Descartes, France
Angeles López, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Jinhu Lu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Rastislav Lukac, , United States
Lindsay MacDonald, , United Kingdom
Ilias Maglogiannis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Baptiste Magnier, LGI2P de l'Ecole des Mines d’ALES, France
Lucio Marcenaro, University of Genoa, Italy
Emmanuel Marilly, NOKIA - Bell Labs France, France
Jean Martinet, University Cote d'Azur / CNRS, France
José Martínez Sotoca, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Mitsuharu Matsumoto, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Brendan McCane, University of Otago, New Zealand
Javier Melenchón, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Jaime Melendez, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Jean Meunier, Université de Montréal, Canada
Cyrille Migniot, Université de Bourgogne - le2i, France
Dan Mikami, NTT, Japan
Pere Millan Marco, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Steven Mills, University of Otago, New Zealand
Pradit Mittrapiyanuruk, Autodesk, Singapore
Birgit Moeller, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Thomas B. Moeslund, Aalborg University, Denmark
Bartolomeo Montrucchio, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Samuel Morillas, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Davide Moroni, Institute of Information Science & Technologies (ISTI)-CNR, Italy
Kostantinos Moustakas, University of Patras, Greece
Ramakrishnan Mukundan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Arrate Muñoz Barrutia, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Brent Munsell, Claflin University, United States
Lazaros Nalpantidis, Aalborg University, Denmark
Luiz Neves, UFPR - Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
Nikolaos Nikolaidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Mikael Nilsson, Lund University, Sweden
Takahiro Okabe, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Gonzalo Pajares, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Sharathchandra Pankanti, IBM - Exploratory Computer Vision Group, United States
Carinna Parraman, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
Francisco José Perales, UIB, Spain
Stephen Pollard, HP Labs, United Kingdom
Ramasamy Ponalagusamy, National Institute of Technology, India
Stefan Posch, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Charalambos Poullis, Concordia University, Canada
Xiaojun Qi, Utah State University, United States
Bogdan Raducanu, Computer Vision Center, Spain
Giuliana Ramella, CNR - Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo "M. Picone", Italy
Paolo Remagnino, , United Kingdom
Alfredo Restrepo, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia
Phill Rhee, Inha University, Korea, Republic of
Eraldo Ribeiro, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Alessandro Rizzi, , Italy
Erik Rodner, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
Marcos Rodrigues, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Fabio Ruggiero, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Ramón Ruiz, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain
Ovidio Salvetti, National Research Council of Italy - CNR, Italy
Ashok Samal, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Andreja Samcovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Javier Sánchez, University of Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, Spain
Jun Sato, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
George Sergiadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Fiorella Sgallari, University of Bologna, Italy
Shishir Shah, University of Houston, United States
Lik-Kwan Shark, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
Maryam Shokri, , United States
Luciano Silva, Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil
Bogdan Smolka, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Mingli Song, Zhejiang University, China
Lauge Sørensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Ömer Soysal, Southeastern Louisiana University, United States
Filippo Stanco, Università di Catania, Italy
Liana Stanescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Mu-Chun Su, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Yajie Sun, Samsung Research America, United States
Shamik Sural, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Kenji Suzuki, University of Chicago, United States
David Svoboda, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Tamás Szirányi, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, Agh University Science Technology, Poland
Norio Tagawa, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Xue-Cheng Tai, University of Bergen, Norway
Jean-Philippe Tarel, French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport (IFSTTAR), France
Anastasios Tefas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Domenico Tegolo, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Sheshadri Thiruvenkadam, , India
YingLi Tian, The City College of New York, United States
Yubing Tong, Medical Image Processing Group, at University of Pennsylvania, United States
Yulia Trusova, Federal Research Center "Computer Science and Control" of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Du-Ming Tsai, Yuan-Ze University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Joost van de Weijer, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Egon L. van den Broek, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Steven Verstockt, Ghent University, Belgium
Muriel Visani, , France
Frank Wallhoff, Jade University of Applied Science, Germany
Zuoguan Wang, , United States
Yu Wang, , United States
Quan Wen, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Christian Wöhler, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Denis Wolf, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Stefan Wörz, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Pingkun Yan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
Guoan Yang, Xian Jiaotong University, China
Jucheng Yang, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China
Lara Younes, AriadNext, France
Yizhou Yu, University of Illinois, United States
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