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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: 5th European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP 2008)


Call for papers

The 5th European Conference on Visual Media Production CVMP 2008
26-27 November 2008, The IET, Savoy Place, London, UK

Submission deadline for full papers  	Friday, 11 July 2008
Notification of acceptance			Friday, 29 August 2008
Submission of final full paper		Friday, 17 October 2008

CVMP 2008, organised by the IET Multimedia Technical and Professional
Network, is an international forum for the discussion of the latest
research advances, tools and techniques as well as state-of-the-art
industry practices in content production and post-production of visual

Technical contributions from experts in academia and industry will be
looking at three key fields for movies, television, interactive
programmes, online content and gaming industry:

    *      image analysis
    *      computer vision
    *      computer graphics

Visual media production commonly makes use of developments that are at
the convergence of image/video analysis and computer graphics. Image
analysis has widespread application in visual media production including
editing, annotation and special effects. New techniques in visual scene
analysis are now commonplace in media production and combine synthetic
and real elements.

Emerging new delivery platforms like e-cinema, high-resolution displays
for the home and interactive media are asking for new approaches. The
aim of the conference is to show how these techniques are used in
current media production and to discuss their future influence on common

The BBC Best Paper Award 2008

The Conference on Visual Media Production is honoured to announce the
BBC Best Paper Award 2008. This Competition is open to all full papers
submitted for the CVMP 2008 event. Papers are judged by peer review and
will be marked on the basis of the subject, argument, style of the
paper, and the subsequent presentation.