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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Symposium on Computer Graphics and Image Processing SIBGRAPI 2007

        XX Brazilian Symposium on Computer Graphics and Image Processing
                    Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
                            October 7-10, 2007

The Brazilian Symposium on Computer Graphics and Image Processing,
SIBGRAPI 2007, will be held on October 7-10, 2007, in Belo Horizonte, Minas
Gerais. SIBGRAPI is the most important Brazilian meeting in Computer
Graphics, Image Processing, and Computer Vision. Started in 1988 with the
sponsorship of the Brazilian Computer Society, this will be its 20th
edition. IEEE CS Press has published the proceedings of SIBGRAPI since
1997. All full papers are blindly reviewed by three experts in the topic
of the work and the acceptance rate is about 30% of the submitted papers.

We would like to encourage the attendees of ICCV'07 and ISMM'07 to extend a
few days of their trip and participate of SIBGRAPI'07. In 2007, we will
have a special session in Medical Imaging as an important application area
for Computer Graphics, Image Processing and Computer Vision. As invited
speakers, we have so far the following confirmation:

* Dr. Fernando Cendes (Leader of the CinAPCe-FAPESP program for research
in neuroscience, Associate Professor of the Dept. of Neurology, Faculty of
Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas).

* Dr.  Jayaram K. Udupa (One of the pioneers in Medical Imaging, Full
Professor and Chief of the Medical Image Processing Group, Dept. of
Radiology, University of Pennsylvania)

* Dr. Leif Kobbelt (Professor and Head of Computer Graphics Group at RWTH
Aachen, Germany)

* Dr. Luciano Fontoura (Head of the Instrumentation and Informatics Group
(IFSC-USP) and Cybernetic Vision Research Group (IFSC-USP)

* Dr. Luiz Velho (Full Researcher at IMPA and Leading Scientist of the
VISGRAF Laboratory)

* Dr. Max Viergever (Editor-in-chief of IEEE TMI and Professor and Head of
the Department of Medical Imaging at Utrecht University)

We have also submitted the co-sponsorship of IEEE for SIBGRAPI 2007.
We cordially invite you to participate by submitting your work in all
areas of Computer Graphics, Image Processing and Computer Vision,
including but not limited to the following topics:

  1. AI in Computer Vision Graphics
  2. Hardware
  3. Non-Photorealistic Rendering
  4. Animation and Simulation
  5. Image Analysis
  6. Pattern Recognition
  7. Bioinformatics Imaging
  8. Image Compression
  9. Real-Time Imaging
 10. Biometry
 11. Image Filtering
 12. Real-Time Rendering
 13. Collaborative Virtual Reality
 14. Image Registration
 15. Remote Sensing
 16. Computational Geometry
 17. Image Restoration
 18. Scientific Visualization
 19. Computer Vision and Robotics
 20. Image Retrieval
 21. Simplification Techniques
 22. Digital Video
 23. Image Segmentation
 24. Surface Extraction
 25. Digital Topology
 26. Image Synthesis
 27. 3D Imaging
 28. Document Analysis
 29. Large Data Sets
 30. Visibility Algorithms
 31. Games
 32. Mathematical Morphology
 33. Visual Data Mining
 34. Geographical Databases
 35. Medical Imaging and Visualization
 36. Visual Learning
 37. Geometric & Solid
 38. Modeling Multimedia
 39. Volumetric Rendering
 40. Graphical Interfaces
 41. Multiresolution Techniques
 42. Applications

Contributions should be in one of the following categories:

*  Full Papers: scheduled as oral presentations and published in the
Proceedings as two-column, 8-page papers, in English. Submission will be
electronic. IEEE CS Press will publish proceedings and selected papers
will be published in specialized journals.

*  Technical Posters: special session and published as two-column, 2-page
papers, in English.

*  Tutorials: about classical or timely topics, from elementary to
advanced, consisting of three to six hours of lectures with printed notes
(20-30 pages), in Portuguese or English.

*  Workshop of Theses and Dissertations: PhD and MSc students may submit
their ongoing work in English or Portuguese, to be evaluated for
presentation. We expect this to be an unique opportunity for graduate
students to receive important feedback on their work from the scientific

*  Workshop of Undergraduate Work: undergraduate students are encouraged
to submit the results of their scientific works in English or Portuguese,
to be evaluated for presentation.

*  Video Festival: special session of computer graphics or digital video
processing techniques.


Full Papers             
             May     07, 2007
Tutorial Proposals      
             May     14, 2007
Workshop of Theses and
             July    02, 2007
Workshop of
  Undergraduate Work   
             July    02, 2007
Technical Posters       
             July    11, 2007
Video Festival          
            August  20, 2007
Workshop of Education
            July    02, 2007