CALL FOR PAPERS and Call For Workshop/Session Proposals IPCV'10 The 2010 International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision, and Pattern Recognition Date and Location: July 12-15, 2010, Las Vegas, USA You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted papers will be published in the IPCV conference proceedings (in printed book form; later, the proceedings will also be accessible online). Those interested in proposing workshops/sessions, should refer to the relevant sections that appear below. SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: O Software tools for imaging O Image-based modeling and algorithms O Illumination and reflectance modeling O Motion and tracking algorithms and applications O Biometric authentication O Event recognition techniques in image sequences O Medical image processing and analysis O Image geometry and multi-view geometry O Segmentation techniques O Geometric modeling and fractals O Scene and object modeling O Image data structures and databases O Image compression, coding, and encryption O Image display techniques O Digital imaging for film and television O Image formation techniques O Image generation, acquisition, and processing O Image feature extraction O Novel document image understanding techniques + OCR O Enhancement techniques O Novel noise reduction algorithms O Mathematical morphology O 3D imaging O Watermarking methods and protection O Wavelet methods O Mosaic, image registration and fusion methods O Color and texture O Image restoration O Printing technologies O Interpolation techniques O Shape representation O Video analysis O Indexing and retrieval of images (image databases) O Signal and speech processing ------ O Object recognition O Multi-resolution vision techniques O Face and gesture O Stereo vision O Soft computing methods in image processing and vision O Machine learning technologies for vision O Performance analysis and evaluation (real-time vision) O Camera networks and vision O Sensors and early vision O Active and robot vision O Cognitive and biologically inspired vision O Fuzzy and neural techniques in vision O Graph theory in image processing and vision O Special-purpose machine architectures for vision ------ O Dimensionality reduction methods in pattern recognition O Classification and clustering techniques O Symbolic learning O Statistical pattern recognition O Invariance in pattern recognition O Knowledge-based recognition O Structural and syntactic pattern recognition O Applications including: security, medicine, robotic, GIS, remote sensing, industrial inspection, nondestructive evaluation (or NDE), ... O Case studies O Emerging technologies ------ O Workshop on Multimedia Systems and Applications: - Media blending technologies - Multimedia retrieval methods - Multimedia documents and authoring - Coding and compression techniques - Annotation and visualization - Multimedia databases and archival systems - Video surveillance and sensor networks - Content analysis and data mining - User interface challenges - Operating system support for multimedia systems - Network architectures and protocols - Content protection methods - Synchronization (inter-media and intra-media) technologies - Security and privacy - Capture and sensor systems (embedded, multi-sensors, ...) - Multimedia processing techniques (audio, image, video, ...) - Data storage and management - Server design issues for multimedia systems - Distributed multimedia - Multimedia programming - Multimedia interface design - Multimedia computing - Interactive multimedia applications - Benchmarking systems - Interactive television (video-on-demand, home shopping, voting, and games) - Hypermedia systems - Video conferencing and groupware - Fundamentals of human perception - Audio and music processing for multimedia - Multimedia tools - Multimedia and education - Real world applications and emerging technologies USEFUL WEB LINKS: To see the DBLP list of accepted papers in the last offering of IPCV, go to The main web site of IPCV'10 is accessible at ACADEMIC CO-SPONSORS: Currently being prepared - The sponsors will include a number of active research labs and centers that have helped to shape our field. The Academic sponsors of the last offering of IPCV & WORLDCOMP included research labs and centers affiliated with United States Military Academy, Harvard University, MIT, Argonne National Lab., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota, University of Texas at Austin, Georgia Institute of Technology, George Mason University, Vienna University of Technology, University of Siegen, Russian Academy of Sciences, University of Iowa, SECLAB (Italy), University of North Dakota, Texas A&M University, National Institute for Health Research, International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine, Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies, and European Commission. For 2010, we will also include The Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing/BISC of University of California, Berkeley (confirmed.) In recent offerings of WORLDCOMP/IPCV, corporate sponsors included: Google, Intel, Salford Systems, Element CXI, Synplicity, NIIT, SuperMicro, HPCNano, Council on Medical & Care Compunetics, Scientific Tech. Corp., HoIP, GridToday. Members of the Steering Committee of WORLDCOMP 2010: (IPCV'10 is an important track of WORLDCOMP which is a federated event. What appears below is a partial list of members of the steering committee.) Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia Coordinator & General Co-Chair, WORLDCOMP 2010, Professor, Computer Science, Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer), Co-Editor/Board, Journal of Computational Science (Elsevier), Advisory Board, IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing, The University of Georgia, Georgia, USA email: Dr. Selim Aissi Chief Strategist - Security, Manageability and Virtualization, Ultra Mobile Group, Intel Corporation, USA Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy Member, National Academy of Engineering, IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences University of California, Berkeley, California, USA Prof. Hyunseung Choo ITRC Director of Ministry of Information & Communication, Korea, Director, ITRC: Intelligent HCI Convergence Research Center, Korea, Director, Korea Information Processing Society, Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, Assoc. Editor, Transactions on Computational Science, Springer-Verlag; Director, Korean Society for Internet Info. (KSII) + Society for Sim.; Sungkyunkwan University, Korea Prof. Andy Marsh Director HoIP (Healthcare over Internet Protocol), Secretary-General WABT (World Academy of Biomedical Science & Tech.), Vice-president ICET (Int'l Council for Engineering & Technology), Vice-president ICMCC (Int'l Council on Medical & Care Compunetics), Visiting Professor, University of Westminster, UK Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh Member, National Academy of Engineering, IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA Fellow, Director, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing, Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA PURPOSE / HISTORY: IPCV'10 Conference is being held jointly (same location and dates) with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP). WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. We anticipate to have 2,000 or more attendees from over 85 countries participating at WORLDCOMP Congress. A number of individual research tracks of the Congress have been held for many years; for example, PDPTA has been held annually since 1995 (PDPTA'10 is the 16th annual conference); ERSA has been held annually since 2001 (ERSA'10 is the 10th annual conference); ICAI has been held annually since 1999 (ICAI'10 is the 12th annual conference); IPCV has been held annually since 1997 (IPCV'10 is the 14th annual conference; originally it was offered as part of CISST). Other tracks of WORLDCOMP Congress have similar records. The motivation behind this federated congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research conferences into a coordinated research meeting held in a common place at a common time. The main goal is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a number of research areas that interact. The model used to form IPCV facilitates communication among researchers from all over the world in different fields of computer science, computer engineering, applied computing, and computational biology. Both inward research (core areas) and outward research (multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, and applications) will be covered during the conference. IPCV makes concerted effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities (such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government agencies, and research centers/labs) from all over the world. IPCV'10 will be composed of research presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel speakers have included (as part of the federated event): Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer/computer architecture, U. of California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer/VR, U. of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director, U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.), Anousheh Ansari (CEO, Prodea Systems & first female private space explorer), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling about the events' atmosphere, see the 2009 delegates photos available at: 2008 delegates photos can be viewed at: SUBMISSION OF PAPERS, PUBLICATION, INDEXING INFORMATION: Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them to the evaluation web site at: Submissions must be uploaded by March 1, 2010 and they must be in either MS doc (but not docx) or pdf formats (about 5 to 7 pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12). All reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format to prepare their final papers.) The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 (IEEE style) pages. Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The first page of the draft paper should include: title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the content of the paper. Finally, the name of the conference (ie. IPCV) must be stated on the first page. Full papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed by two experts in the field who are independent of the conference program committee. The referees' evaluations will then be reviewed by one member of the program committee who will recommend a decision to the chair of the track that the paper has been submitted to. The chair will make the final decision. Lastly, the final papers will be reviewed by one member of the program committee. All accepted papers will be published in the respective conference proceedings (in both, printed book form as well as online). The proceedings will be indexed in Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering and Technology, DBLP / Computer Science Bibliography, and others.) The printed proceedings will be available for distribution on site at the conference. In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in a number of research books being proposed/contracted with various publishers (such as, Springer, Elsevier, IOS, ...) - these books would be composed after the conference. Also, many chairs of sessions and workshops will be forming journal special issues to be published after the conference. PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS: Each session will have at least 6 paper presentations from different authors (12 papers in the case of workshops). The session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ... The names of session chairs will appear as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings and on the cover of the books. Proposals to organize sessions should include the following information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, his/her biography, title of session, a 100-word description of the topic of the session, the name of the conference the session is submitted for consideration (ie, IPCV), and a short description on how the session will be advertised (in most cases, session proposers solicit papers from colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the session proposer). email your session proposal to H. R. Arabnia ( ). We would like to receive the session proposals by January 16, 2010. IMPORTANT DATES: Jan. 16, 2010: Proposals for organizing sessions/workshops March 1, 2010: Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages) March 25, 2010: Notification of acceptance April 22, 2010: Final papers + Copyright + Registration July 12-15, 2010: The 2010 International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision, and Pattern Recognition (IPCV'10) URL: MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES: The Program Committee includes members of chapters of World Academy of Science (chapters: supercomputing; scientific computing; AI; imaging science; databases; simulation; software eng.; embedded systems; internet & web technologies; communications; computer security; & bioinformatics.) The Program Committee for IPCV'10 conference is currently being formed. Many who have already joined the committees of individual tracks are renowned leaders, scholars, researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks; many are directors of research labs., fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of departments, program directors of research funding agencies, deans and provosts. You can view the list of program committee of the last two offerings of IPCV at: Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong and documented research track record. Those interested in joining the Program Committee should email H. R. Arabnia ( the following information for consideration/evaluation: Name, affiliation and position, complete mailing address, email address, a one-page biography that includes research expertise and the name of the conference offering to help with (ie, IPCV). LOCATION OF CONFERENCE: IPCV'10 will be held at Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (with any overflows at other near-by hotels). This is a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities and over 3,000 rooms. It is minutes from the airport with 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport. This hotel has many recreational attractions, including: waterfalls, spa, pools, sunning decks, Easy River, wave pool, nightly shows, many restaurants, ... The hotel is adjacent to CityCenter ( ) which is the largest private development in the United States' history (costing over $11 Billion); this offers access to additional recreational and entertainment attractions. The negotiated room rate for conference attendees is very reasonable.