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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF WORKSHOP PROPOSALS: ECCV 2008 European Conference on Computer Vision

     ECCV 2008 Post-Conference Workshops -- October 17 and 18, 2008
           Marseille, France --

                Proposal Deadline: 15th February 2008

Following the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) in Marseille,
workshops on a variety of current topics in computer vision will be held
on October 17 and 18.

Proposals are invited for topical high-quality international workshops.

The goal of the workshops is to provide an informal forum for researchers
to discuss important research issues and challenges.
We aim to build a program that complements the main conference and the
tutorials. We encourage workshops to be focused on discussions and on the
sharing of ideas, and are especially interested in workshops that promote
new emergent research directions, as opposed to workshops that are merely
a forum for the presentation of recent results.
No dual submission with ECCV will be allowed.

Organization of the workshops

There will be six hours of workshop meeting per day, split into morning
and afternoon sessions, with free time between the sessions for ongoing
individual exchange.

For simplicity, workshops will be held on-site at the main conference
site, under the ECCV Workshop passport system. The advantage of a passport
system is that it gives attendees a broader choice, and simplifies life
for many organizers in the sense that budget, workshop approval,
registration processing, coffee breaks, etc., are all handled by the
organizing committee. Another consequence is that all events will have the
same registration rates. The passport system will cover the seminar room,
basic A/V (video projector, screen, a sound system if the room requires
it) and one coffee break per half day.
The ECCV Organizing Committee will also offer the creation of a DVD with
centralized workshop proceedings, for workshops that wish to participate
in this. The timing of the breaks will be coordinated among the
participating workshops. External sponsorship can be used to cover other
expenses such as hard-printed proceedings, invited speakers, travel
grants, prices, meals or banquets.

Organizer Responsibilities

Workshop organizers will be responsible for coordinating workshop
participation and content (including selecting papers, arranging short
informal presentations by domain experts, formulating discussion topics,
etc.), moderating the discussion, ensuring they have unambiguous
acceptance to attend from any people named as confirmed in the proposal.

Submitting a proposal

Proposals should be emailed as pdf or plain text to the ECCV 2008
Workshops Chair, Frederic Jurie (, before 15
February 2008. We will notify acceptances by 1 March 2008. Proposers are
encouraged to ensure their proposal is as coherent and concise as
possible. The following information should be provided, either in the
e-mail or on a proposed workshop website.

-- Workshop name
-- Description of what the workshop is to address and accomplish. The
proposal should motivate why the topic is of interest, why it should be
discussed, and the targeted group of participants; it should be clear why
ECCV needs a workshop on this topic and what its impact will be.
-- Planned format (e.g., lectures, group discussions, panel discussion,
combinations of the above, etc.), names of potential invitees and any
confirmed speakers, proposed workshop length.
-- Names, e-mails and home pages of the organizer(s). If there is more
than one organizer, please designate one organizer as the primary contact.
-- Number of participants (please, estimate minimum and maximum probable
values for this)
-- Expected numbers of submissions, and of acceptances and/or
presentations (again probable, minimum and maximum values)
-- Full description of the workshop:  Draft call for papers; names of
proposed program committee members; description of the format of the
workshop (talks, posters, demos, invited speakers, etc); information about
the reviewing process and standards; information about the proceedings or
special issue if any; proposed dates for submission, acceptance
notification and camera-ready copy.
-- Additional requirements beyond the basic room, A/V and breaks provided
by the passport system? - If so, how will they be funded?

If this is one of a series of workshops, the proposal has to demonstrate
that this new edition brings some genuine novelty.

Selection Process

The selection will be done by the ECCV Workshop Committee. The selection
of Workshops will be mainly based on (1) Relevance of the topics to the
interests of ECCV (2) Evidence that the workshop will be focused on
emerging fields (3) Evidence that workshop chairs can effectively manage
the discussions (4) Caliber of invited speakers (5) Potential impact of
the workshop on the field (6) Realism of the schedule (7) Evidence that
the workshop aims for a dynamic sharing of ideas and not only presenting

We may recommend the merging of multiple overlapping proposals in a
particular area; proponents are not obliged to accept such suggestions, in
which case we will choose between competing proposals on a given topic.
Our aim is to select the best set of workshops for participants; this does
not necessarily mean the largest number of workshops.

There will be no extensions granted for proposal submissions.

We look forward to working with workshop chairs to generate a range of
interesting, high quality sessions.

The ECCV Workshop Committee,
E. Boyer, F. Jurie, J. Ponce, P. Sturm, and A. Zisserman.