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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Computer vision and pattern recognition CVPR 2008

CVPR Technical Program: Call for Papers
CVPR 2008 will be held at the Egan Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska, June 23-28, 2008.
Papers in the main technical program must describe high-quality, original research. 
Topics of interest include all aspects of computer vision and pattern recognition 
including, but not limited to, the following areas:

Video Surveillance and Monitoring
Color and Texture
Motion and Tracking Stereo and Structure from Motion
Image-Based Modeling
Illumination and Reflectance Modeling
Shape Representation
Multi-view Geometry
Pattern Recognition in New Modalities 
Cognitive and Biologically-inspired Vision
Knowledge Representation and High-Level Vision
Object Recognition
Object Detection and Categorization
Video Analysis and Event Recognition
Face and Gesture
Statistical Methods and Learning
Performance Evaluation
Medical Image Analysis
Image and Video Retrieval
Document Recognition 
Biomedical Imaging New and Emerging Applications
Perceptual Grouping
Important Dates

Paper Registration Deadline:
November 26, 2007
Paper Submission Deadline:
December 3, 2007
Decisions announced:
March 5, 2008
Submission of Final Paper:
March 31, 2008
Main Conference:
June 24  June 26, 2008

Paper Submission 


All submissions will be handled electronically. Submission instructions will be posted on 
the conference website in due course. Reviewing will be double-blind. In submitting a 
manuscript to CVPR, authors acknowledge that no paper substantially similar in content 
has been or will be submitted to another conference or workshop during the CVPR 
review period (December 3rd, 2007  March 5th, 2008.) 

Tutorials, Demos and Exhibits, and Workshops 

In addition to the main technical program, the conference will include Tutorials, 
Demonstrations and Exhibits, and Workshops. Submit proposals to the appropriate chair: 
Tutorials: Octavia Camps (
Demos and Exhibits: Amit Roy-Chowdhury (
Workshops: Sven Dickinson ( By Oct. 1, 2007
CVPR 2008 Chairs

Honorary General Chair

Tom Huang
University of Illinois at 
General Chair

Narendra Ahuja
University of Illinois at 
Linda Shapiro
University of Washington
Program Chair

Kim Boyer
Ohio State University
Mubarak Shah
University of Central Florida
Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood
IBM Research
Workshop Chair

Sven Dickinson
University of Toronto
Registration Chair

Gerard Medioni
University of Southern California
Tutorials Chair

Octavia Camps
Northeastern University
Local Arrangements Chair

Kenrick Mock
University of Alaska, Anchorage
Publications Chair

Eric Mortensen
Oregon State University
Finance Chair

Terry Boult
University of Colorado
Demos and Exhibits Chair

Amit Roy-Chowdhury
University of California, Riverside
Publicity Chairs

Mauro Costa
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Visvanathan Ramesh
Computer & Equip. Chair

Patrick Flynn
Notre Dame University