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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Acivs 2008 (Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems)

 Acivs 2008

                        Advanced Concepts for
                     Intelligent Vision Systems
                         Organised by the SEE

                         October 20-24, 2008

                         Ambassadeur hotel
                         Juan-les-Pins, France


   The Acivs 2008 proceedings are published in the Lecture Notes in 
   Computer Science and listed in the ISI proceedings index.

   Sponsored by: IEEE Benelux Signal Processing Chapter, 
              DSP Valley, Philips, NXP, Barco.  

   Acivs 2008 is a conference focusing on techniques for building adaptive,
   intelligent, safe and secure imaging systems. Acivs 2008 consists of four
   days of lecture sessions, both regular (25 mns) and invited presentations,
   and poster sessions. The proceedings of Acivs 2008 will be published by
   Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

   Acivs 2008 will also feature a conference dinner, and other social
   activities. Details of the social activities, which will include a
   reception and a touristic activity, will be announced soon.

   The conference fee includes the social program (conference dinner, 
   opening reception, and cultural activities), coffee breaks, daily 
   lunches and a hard-copy of the proceedings. Students and IEEE 
   members can register at a reduced fee.

                                Invited speakers

   Acivs 2008 will feature a number of invited invited talks. The details
   will be announced later.

                    Topics include (but are not limited to)

     * Vision systems, including multi-camera systems
     * Image and Video Processing (linear/non-linear filtering and
       enhancement, restoration, segmentation, wavelets and multiresolution,
       Markovian techniques, color processing, modeling, analysis,
       interpolation and spatial transforms, motion, fractals and
       multifractals, structure from motion)
     * Pattern Analysis (shape analysis, data and image fusion, pattern
       matching, neural nets, learning, grammatical techniques) and
       Content-Based Image Retrieval
     * Remote Sensing (techniques for filtering, enhancing, compressing,
       displaying and analyzing optical, infrared, radar, multi- and
       hyperspectral airborne and spaceborne images)
     * Still Image and Video Coding and Transmission (still image/video
       coding, model-based coding, synthetic/natural hybrid coding, quality
       metrics, image watermarking, image and video databases, image search
       and sorting, video indexing, multimedia applications)
     * System Architecture and Performance Evaluation (implementation of
       algorithms, benchmarking, evaluation criteria, algorithmic evaluation)

   Both classical research papers and application papers are welcome.


   The conference will take place in the Ambassadeur hotel in
   Juan-les-Pins on October 20-24, 2008. Juan-les-Pins is located in the
   heart of the French Riviera, 15 km from the Nice International Airport (, 10 km from Cannes and 190 km from
   Marseille. Nice can also be reached by train from Paris (average travel
   time: 5 hr 1/2).

                      Paper submission and review process

   Prospective authors should prepare a full paper and submit it
   electronically. The paper should consist of 8-12 pages in A4 format and
   should conform to the style guidelines outlined on the Acivs 2008

   Papers should be submitted in LaTeX format or MsWord format. However the
   use of MSWord is strongly discouraged since MSWord documents, especially
   those containing equations, often suffer from poor typesetting.

   LaTeX style sheets, MSWord templates and more detailed information on
   the submission process can be found on the Acivs 2008 website
   ( It is absolutely essential that
   submitted papers are based on the provided templates. Accepted papers
   which do not satisfy the requirements or which cannot be processed without
   changes will be returned to the authors and may not be published.
   All submissions will be reviewed by at least 2 members of the Program
   Committee; additional reviewers will be consulted if needed. The papers
   should provide sufficient background information and should clearly
   indicate the original contribution. They should state and discuss the main
   results and provide adequate references. Paper submission implies that one
   of the authors will present the paper if it is accepted.

                             Conference proceedings

   The proceedings of Acivs 2008 will be published by Springer Verlag in the
   Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. LNCS is published, in
   parallel to the printed books, in full-text electronic form via Springer
   Verlags internet platform (

                              Important deadlines

        April 14, 2008  Full paper submission
          June 7, 2008  Notification of acceptance
          July 1, 2008  Camera-ready papers due
          July 1, 2008  Registration deadline for authors of
                        accepted papers
         July 31, 2008  Early registration deadline
   October 20-24, 2008  Acivs 2008

                               Steering Committee

     Jacques Blanc-Talon, DGA/MRIS, Arcueil, France.
     Salah Bourennane, Ecole Centrale de Marseille, Marseille, France.
     Wilfried Philips, Ghent University, Belgium.
     Dan Popescu, CSIRO, Sydney, Australia.
     Paul Scheunders, University of Antwerp, Belgium.

                              Organising Committee

     Alain Appriou, ONERA, Chatillon, France.
     Frederic Barbaresco, THALES, Limours, France.
     Jacques Blanc-Talon, DGA, Bagneux, France.
     Jean-Pierre Damiano, SEE, Nice, France.
     Beatrice Valdayron, SEE, Paris, France.

                               Program committee

     Hamid Aghajan, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.
     Fritz Albregtsen, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
     Marc Antonini, Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France.
     Kenneth Barner, University of Delaware, Newark, USA.
     Laure Blanc-Feraud, INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France.
     Philippe Bolon, University of Savoie, Annecy, France.
     Don Bone, Canon Information Systems Research Australia, Sydney,
     Patrick Bouthemy, IRISA/INRIA, Rennes, France.
     Umberto Castellani, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Verona, Italy.
     Jocelyn Chanussot, INPG, Grenoble, France.
     Pamela Cosman, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, USA.
     Yves D'Asseler, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
     Jennifer Davidson, Iowa State University, Ames, USA.
     Arturo de la Escalera Hueso, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Leganes,
     Hassan Foroosh, University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA.
     Don Fraser, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia.
     Jerome Gilles, DGA/CEP, Arcueil, France.
     Georgy Gimel'farb, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
     Mark Holden, Canon Information Systems Research Australia, Sydney,
     Dimitris Iakovidis, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
     Dong Sik Jang, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
     Frederic Jurie, CNRS - INRIA, Saint Ismier, France.
     Arto Kaarna, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta,
     Konstantinos Karantzalos, National Technical University of Athens,
     Athens, Greece.
     Andrzej Kasinski, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland.
     Richard Kleihorst, NXP Semiconductors Research, Eindhoven, the
     Nikos Komodakis, University of Crete, Crete.
     Murat Kunt, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
     Hideo Kuroda, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan.
     Olivier Laligant, IUT Le Creusot, Le Creusot, France.
     Kenneth Lam, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.
     Peter Lambert, Ghent University, Ledeberg-Ghent, Belgium.
     Georg Langs, Ecole Centrale, France.
     Yue Li, CSIRO ICT Centre, Sydney, Australia.
     Xavier Maldague, Universite de Laval, Quebec, Canada.
     Gerard Medioni, USC/IRIS, Los Angeles, USA.
     Fabrice Meriaudeau, IUT Le Creusot, Le Creusot, France.
     Alfred Mertins, Universitaet zu Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany.
     Amar Mitiche, INRS, Montreal, Canada.
     Rafael Molina, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain.
     Adrian Munteanu, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
     Vittorio Murino, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Verona, Italy.
     Frank Nielsen, Ecole Polytechnique - Sony CSL, Palaiseau, France.
     Nikos Paragios, Ecole Centrale de Paris, Chatenay-Malabry, France.
     Jussi Parkkinen, University of Joensuu, Joensuu, Finland.
     Fernando Pereira, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal.
     Stuart Perry, Canon Information Systems Research Australia, Sydney,
     Beatrice Pesquet-Popescu, ENST, Paris, France.
     Aleksandra Pizurica, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
     Andre Quinquis, ENSIETA, Brest, France.
     Gianni Ramponi, Trieste University, Trieste, Italy.
     Paolo Remagnino, Faculty of Technology, Kingston University, Surrey, UK.
     Philippe Salembier, UPC, Barcelona, Spain.
     Luis Salgado Alvarez de Sotomayor, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid,
     Madrid, Spain.
     Jonathan Starck, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.
     Hugues Talbot, ESIEE, Noisy-le-Grand, France.
     Frederic Truchetet, Universite de Bourgogne, Le Creusot, France.
     Dimitri Van De Ville, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
     Ewout Vansteenkiste, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
     Peter Veelaert, University College Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
     Djemel Ziou, Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, Canada.