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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Fifth International Conference on Visual Information Engineering: VIE08

Fifth International Conference on
                       Visual Information Engineering
                     July 29-August 1, 2008, Xi'an, China

                             VIE'08 Call for Papers
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Visual Information
Engineering conference aims at bringing together leading international
researchers, developers, creators, educators, and practitioners in 
media, image processing, machine vision, computer graphics, virtual and
augmented environments, and visual communications to share our latest
achievements and explore future directions and synergies.

In 2008 the fifth VIE conference will focus on fostering closer links to 
by both academia and industry. VIE 2008 is sure to provide the ideal 
forum for
researchers, practitioners and educators in the VIE community to discuss
results and advancements in a high quality, peer reviewed environment.

VIE08 will be held at Xi'an International Conference Centre in one of 
the most
beautiful and historical cities of China. The scientific program of 
VIE'08 will
include presentations by invited internationally-renowned plenary speakers,
special sessions, and tutorial and regular sessions with contributed 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Visual information retrieval
* Multimedia processing and semantic web
* Semantic multimedia and applications
* Visual media management
* Multimedia database management

* Image and video analysis, segmentation
* Motion analysis and tracking  for surveillance
* Data hiding and watermarking

* Networked multimedia  systems
* Scalable source and channel coding
* Distributed camera networks for surveillance

* Image and video-based model synthesis
* Distributed virtual reality
* Graphics, visualisation, animation, rendering
* Synthetic image generation and manipulation

* Architectures
* image acquisition hardware

* Application of visual information engineering
   -Entertainment and gaming
   -Medical imaging and healthcare

Paper Submissions
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers using the on-line 
system at
the conference website Accepted papers will be
published in the Conference Proceedings. Extended versions of VIE papers 
be reviewed and considered for publication in Special Issues of the IET 
Processing, IET Computer Vision (formerly IEE Proceedings Vision, Image and
Signal Processing) and the EURASIP journal on Image and Video Processing.

Important dates
Submission of full papers (to be received by): 17 March, 2008
Notification of acceptance:                    30 April, 2008
Submission of camera-ready papers:             20 May, 2008

General Co-chairs:
   Ebroul Izquierdo (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
   Guizhong Liu (Xi'an Jiaotong University, China)

Technical Programme Co-chairs:
   Ingemar Cox (University College London, UK)
   Roy Davies (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
   Mihaela van der Schaar (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
   Feng Wu (Microsoft Research Asia, China)

EU Commission:
   Roberto Cencioni (Head of Unit INFSO E2, European Commission)
   Luis Rodriguez Rosello (Head of Unit INFSO D2, European Commission)

Steering Committee:
   Roy Davies (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
   Mike Fairhurst (University of Kent, UK)
   Paola Hobson (Motorola, UK)
   Ebroul Izquierdo (QM, Univ. of London, UK)
   John Robinson (University of York, UK)
   Sergio Velastin (Kingston University, UK)

IET VIE Coordination:
   Ian Collier (Technical & Professional Network Manager)

Local Organising Committee:
   Yilin Chang (Xidian University, China)
   Shuai Wan (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
   Fuzheng Yang (Xidian University, China)
   Shihua Zhu (Xi'an Jiaotong University, China)

Tutorials Chairs:
   Alan Hanjalic (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
   John Robinson (University of York, UK)

Special Session Chairs:
   Jean-Luc Dugelay (Eurecom Institute, France)
   Sergio Velastin  (Kingston University, UK)
   Li-Qun Xu (British Telecommunications Plc, UK)

Industrial Liaison:
   Mauro J Atalla (United Technologies Research Center, USA)
   Paulo Villegas (Telefonica I+D, Spain)

European Liaison:
   Thomas Sikora (Technology University of Berlin, Germany)

Far East Liaison:
   Hyoung Joong Kim (Korea University Seoul, Korea)

North American Liaison:
   A. K. Katsaggelos (Northwestern University, USA)

Latin American Liaison:
   Ricardo de Quiroz (University of Brasilia, Brasil)

   Yilin Chang     
   Le Dong         
   Ebroul Izquierdo
   Giuseppe Passino
   Fuzheng Yang    
   Qianni Zhang    
   Shihua Zhu