International Conference on Computer Vision Theory
and Applications
25 - 28 February, 2006       Setúbal, Portugal
        Call for Papers
VISAPP is organized by INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP) aims at becoming a major point of contact between research scientists, engineers and practitioners on the area of computer vision applications systems. Four simultaneous tracks will be held, covering all different aspects related to computer vision, from Image Formation to Image Understanding including Motion Analysis and Stereo Vision.
Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged.
Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of VISAPP. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
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.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below. Papers should address one or more of the listed topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related topics are also allowed.
    1. Image Formation and Processing
    2. Image Analysis
    3. Image Understanding
    4. Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision
    - Computational Geometry
    - Multi-view Geometry
    - Illumination and Reflectance Modeling
    - Image Formation, Acquisition Devices and Sensors
    - Multimodal and Multisensor Models of Image Formation
    - Image Quality
    - Image Filtering
    - Spatial Color Indexing
    - Enhancement and Restoration
    - Mathematical Morphology
    - Implementation of Image and Video Processing Systems
    - Early Vision and Image Representation
    - Surface Geometry and Shape
    - Feature Extraction
    - Segmentation and Grouping
    - Time-Frequency Analysis
    - Wavelet Analysis
    - Statistical Approach
    - Structural and Syntactic Approach
    - Fractal and Chaos Theory in Image Analysis
    - Image Registration
    - Video Analysis
    - Medical Image Analysis
    - Recognition and Indexing
    - Cognitive & Biologically Inspired Vision
    - Cognitive Models for Interpretation, Integration and Control
    - Neural Networks
    - Object, Event and Scene Recognition, Retrieval and Indexing
    - Human Activity Recognition
    - Face and Gesture Recognition
    - Dynamics and Learning for Gesture Interpretation
    - Visual Learning
    - Pattern Recognition in Image Understanding
    - Optical Color Pattern Recognition
    - Data Mining in Pattern Recognition
    - Model Acquisition and Validation
    - 2D and 3D Scene Understanding
    - Localization and Recognition of 3D Object Features
    - Recognizing 3-D Object Shapes from Range Data
    - Real-time Vision
    - Active and Robot Vision
    - Visually Guided Robotics
    - Visual Navigation
    - Motion and Tracking
    - Stereo Vision and Structure from Motion
    - Matching Correspondence and Flow
    - Model-based Object tracking in Image Sequences
    - Tracking of People and Surveillance
    - Segment Cluster Tracking
    - Retrieval of 3D Objects from Video Sequences
    - Detecting 3D Objects Using Patterns of Motion and Appearance
    - Image-based Modeling and 3D Reconstruction


Dr. Peter Robinson, University of Cambridge, U.K.
Dr. Ken Perlin, New York University, U.S.A.
Prof. André Gagalowicz, INRIA Rocquencourt, France


Researchers, business consultants, hardware and software manufacturers and business companies in general are invited to submit case studies, regarding their own technology problems and solutions. For this purpose, VISAPP will have a track for tutorials, case-study sessions and company presentation sessions. The attendance to these sessions is free for all the conference participants. All tutorials and case studies should be submitted by email to the VISAPP secretariat.


The conference site will have an area for company stands, where a number of companies will present themselves and their products. Companies interested in presenting their products, showing documentation about them or demonstrating some application, are invited to contact the secretariat and make a reservation for a display area located at the conference site. Due to the limited space available it is recommended to make early reservations. Prices and available spaces will be provided by the VISAPP secretariat.


The conference will be held in Setubal, a town 50-km south of Lisboa, the Portuguese capital. Setubal and its surroundings are a major touristic place, in Portugal, where the visitor can find anything from ancient historical areas, in Palmela, to pleasurable beaches and modern golf courses, in Troia. Another interesting place in Portugal - Algarve - is less than two hours away from the conference site.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support. A book including a selection of the best conference papers will be edited and published by Springer.


An award will be given to the best paper presented by a student (graduate, M.Sc or Ph.D). The organizing committee will decide, based on the feedback provided by the program committee. To qualify for the best student paper award, the student, besides being one of the authors, must present the paper at the conference site.


Inquiries concerning hotel reservation and touristy aspects can be directed to the VISAPP secretariat. A local specialized travel agency will make all arrangements. Free transportation between a number of hotels and the conference site will be provided by the conference organization, during the conference days. Coffee breaks and lunch meals will be provided at the conference site, for conference participants.


VISAPP Secretariat
Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2º esq.
              2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Alpesh Ranchordas, E.S.T. Setúbal, Portugal


Helder J. Araújo, University of Coimbra, Portugal


Henrik Aanæs, Technical University of Denmark , Denmark
Samer M. Abdallah, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Sergey Ablameyko, The Institute of Engineering Cybernetics, Republic of Belarus
Rafeef Abugharbieh, University of British Columbia, Canada
Peggy Agouris, University of Maine, U.S.A.
Selim Aksoy, Bilkent University, Turkey
Helder J. Araújo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
George Bebis, University of Nevada Reno, U.S.A.
Mohammed Bennamoun, School of Computer Science & Software Engineering, Australia
Prabir Bhattacharya, Concordia University , Canada
Manuele Bicego, University of Sassari, Italy
Stephen A. Billings, University of Sheffield, U.K.
Jacques Blanc-Talon, DGA/MRIS, France
Isabelle Bloch, École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, France
Pierre Boulanger, University of Alberta, Canada
Alain Bretto, University of Caen, Normandie
Thomas Breuel, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Christopher Brown, University of Rochester, U.S.A.
Hans du Buf, University of Algarve, Portugal
Rob Byrd, Western Kentucky University, U.S.A.
Virginio Cantoni, Pavia University, Italy
Hocine Cherifi, Universite de Bourgogne, France
Rama Chellappa, University of Maryland, U.S.A.
Chia-Yen Chen, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
ShengYong Chen, Zhejiang University of Technology, China
Chi-kit Ronald Chung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
James J. Clark, McGill University, Canada
Isaac Cohen, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
Fabio Cuzzolin , University of California, Los Angeles , U.S.A.
E. Roy Davies, University of London, U.K.
Christian Debrunner, Colorado School of Mines , U.S.A.
Patrice Delmas, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Edward J. Delp, Purdue University, U.S.A.
Sven Dickinson, University of Toronto, Canada
John Dingliana, Trinity College Dublin , Ireland
Laurent Duval, Institut Francais du Petrole, France
Ahmed El-Gammal, University of New Jersey, U.S.A.
Moumen El-Melegy, Assiut University, Egypt
Ali Erol, University of Nevada, U.S.A.
Cheong Loong Fah, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Aly A. Farag, University of Louisville, U.S.A.
Cornelia Fermüller, University of Maryland at College Park, U.S.A.
Bob Fisher, University of Edinburgh, U.K.
Alejandro  Frangi , Pompeu Fabra University , Spain
Sidharta Gautama, Ghent University , Belgium
Bernard Gosselin, Belgium
Michael A. Greenspan, Queen's University, Canada
Jiro Gyoba, Tohoku University, Japan
Henrik Haggren, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, U.S.A.
Ghassan Hamarneh, Simon Fraser University, canada
Dan Witzner Hansen,  IT University of Copenhagen , Denmark
Allen R. Hanson, University of Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Xiangjian (Sean) He, University of Technology, Australia
Christian Heipke, Universität Hannover, Germany
Thomas C. Henderson, University of Utah, U.S.A.
Ellen Hildreth, Wellesley College, U.S.A.
Radu Horaud, INRIA Rhône-Alpes, France
Hsi-Chin Hsin, National Formosa University, Taiwan
Seth Hutchinson, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois , U.S.A.
Luca Iocchi, Università di Roma ''La Sapienza'', Italy
Michael R. M. Jenkin, York University, Canada
Xiaoyi Jiang, University of Muenster, Germany
Tianzi Jiang, National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition , China
Roberto CesarJunior, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Ioannis A. Kakadiaris, University of Houston, U.S.A.
George Kamberov, Stevens Institute of Technology , U.S.A.
Gerda Kamberova, Hofstra University, U.S.A.
Esther Koller-Meier, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Switzerland
Ullrich Köthe, University of Hamburg, Germany
Constantine Kotropoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ivan Laptev, INRIA Rennes, France
Damian M. Lyons, Fordham University, U.S.A.
Ezio Malis, Inria, France
Kyoung Mu Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
Seong-Whan Lee, Korea University, Korea
Ales Leonardis, University of Ljubljana , Slovenia
Michael S. Lew, Leiden University, Netherlands
Baoxin Li , Arizona State University, U.S.A.
Ching-Chung Li, University of Pittsburg, U.S.A.
Peihua Li, Harbin, China
Jianming Liang, Siemens Medical Solutions Inc., U.S.A.
Yun-Ting Lin, ActiveEye, U.S.A.
Chan Kap Luk , Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Roberto Manduchi, University of California, U.S.A.
Bo Markussen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Geovanni Martínez , University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Steve Maybank , Birkbeck College , U.K.
Brendan McCane , University of Otago, New Zealand
Bruce H. McCormick, Texas A&M University, U.S.A.
Gerard Medioni, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
J. P. Mellor, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, U.S.A..
Bärbel Mertsching, University of Paderborn, Germany
Majid Mirmehdi, Bristol University , U.K.
Stefan Müller-Schneiders, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
Vittorio Murino, University of Verona , Italy
Hammadi Nait-Charif, University of Dundee, Scotland
Shawn Newsam , Center for Applied Scientific Computing, U.S.A.
Heinrich Niemann, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg , Germany
David Nister, University of Kentucky, U.S.A.
Mark Nixon, Southampton, U.K.
Kian Pakzad, University of Hannover, Germany
Yoh-Han Pao, Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.
Arthur Pece, Heimdall Vision, Denmark
Petra Perner, Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences, Germany
Ioannis Pitas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , Greece
Filiberto Pla, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Dan Popescu, Sydney University, Australia
Tony Pridmore, University of Nottingham, U.K.
David Pycock, The University of Birmingham, U.K.
Hong Qin, Stony Brook University, U.S.A.
Bogdan Raducano , Computer Vision Center , Spain
Eraldo Ribeiro, Florida Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
Edward M. Riseman, University of Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Antonio Roblles-Kelly, Autralian National University, Australia
Gerald Schaefer, Nottingham Trent University, U.K. 
Mubarak Shah, University of Central Florida, U.S.A.
Li Shen, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, U.S.A.
Franc Solina, University of Ljubljana , Slovenia
José Martínez Sotoca, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Ioannis Stamos, The City University of New York, U.S.A.
Chris Stauffer, Cambridge, U.K.
Peter Sturm, INRIA Rhône-Alpes, France
Sriram Subramanian, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
P. N. Suganthan, Nanyang Technological University , Singapore
Yung-Nien Sun, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan
Eric Sung, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Toshihisa Tanaka, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Songyuan Tang, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Qi Tian, University of Texas at San Antonio, U.S.A..
Sinisa Todorovic, University of Illinois, U.S.A..
Godfried T. Toussaint, McGill University , Canada
John Konstantine Tsotsos, York University, Canada
Matthew Turk, University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.
Namrata Vaswani, Iowa State University , U.S.A.
Konstantinos Veropoulos, University of Nevada , U.S.A.
Alessandro Verri, Università di Genova, Italy
Ellen L. Walker, Hiram College, Puerto Rico
Andy Wallace, Heriot-Watt University , Scotland
Frank Wallhoff, Munich University of Technology, Germany
Junxian Wang, University of Nevada, U.S.A.
Song Wang, University of South Carolina, U.S.A.
Yuan-Kai Wang, Fu Jen Catholic University , Taiwan
Yongmei Michelle Wang, University of Illinois, U.S.A.
Michael Werman, The Hebrew University of JerU.S.A.lem, Israel
Jonathan Wu , University of Windsor, Canada
Tao Xiang, University of London, U.K.
Yingen Xiong, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, U.S.A.
Faguo Yang, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
June-Ho Yi, University of California, U.S.A.
John S. Zelek, University of Waterloo, Canada
Ying Zheng, Sheffield University, U.K.
Zhigang Zhu, City University of New York, U.S.A.
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