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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: ICVS 2009 Computer Vision Systems


The 7th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems will take
place October 12-15 2009 in Lige, the cultural and economic capital
of Wallonia, Belgium, continuing the established series of conferences
held so far in Europe and North America.

ICVS brings together researchers and developers from academe and
industry around the world. Due to its perspective on systems, it is a
well-positioned platform for knowledge and technology transfer and for
the identification of application-driven research questions.

The main conference program is complemented by associated workshops
and tutorials.

While most computer vision conferences focus on either algorithms or
applications, ICVS addresses issues arising in the design and
deployment of computer vision *systems*. Its scope includes but is not
limited to the following topics:

- Building computer vision systems: paradigms, architectures,
 integration and control

- Computer vision algorithms for the real world: robustness, learning,
 adaptability, self-assessment, automatic recovery from failure

- Exploiting task context: knowledge representations, reasoning, goal
 specification, context awareness, perception-action loops

- Biological systems: computer vision inspired by biology or

- Implementation issues: embedded systems, nonstandard hardware,
 real-time systems

- Performance evaluation: benchmarks, methods and metrics

The conference proceedings will be published in the Springer series of
Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER confirmed to date:

Jay Yagnik
Google Inc., Head of Computer Vision and Audio Understanding Research


Paper submission:                4 May     2009
Notification of acceptance:     10 July    2009
Camera-ready paper:              3 August  2009
Conference: 	             12-15 October 2009


General Chair:                Justus Piater, University of Lige, Belgium
Program Chairs:               Bernt Schiele, TU Darmstadt, Germany, and
		              Mario Fritz, ICSI & UC Berkeley 
Tutorial and Workshop Chair:  Markus Vincze, TU Vienna, Austria

Conference Secretariat: Michle Delville and Cline Dizier, A.I.M., Belgium

For more and up-to-date information, see