======================================================================== ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS ======================================================================== ICIAR 2012 - 9th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON IMAGE ANALYSIS AND RECOGNITION June 25-27, 2012 Aveiro, Portugal General Chair: Aurelio Campilho University of Porto, Portugal http://www.fe.up.pt/~campilho General Co-Chair: Mohamed Kamel (IEEE and IAPR Fellow) University of Waterloo, Canada http://pami.uwaterloo.ca/kamel.html Conference Website: http://www.iciar.uwaterloo.ca/iciar12/ Papers due: January 20, 2012 ======================================================================== ICIAR 2012 is the 9th conference of a series of ICIAR conferences organized in Portugal and Canada. Authors are invited to submit full papers showing original research contributions. The page limit is 8 pages (1-column), plus 2 extra pages. Focused Topic: BIOMEDICAL IMAGING Starting with ICIAR 2012, one of the days of the conference will be focused in a special topic. In 2012 the focused topic will be "BIOMEDICAL IMAGING". The sessions will comprise invited keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations and a panel discussion. Authors are invited to submit full papers under this topic, addressing original research developments. The conference proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. ICIAR series is organized annually, alternating between Europe and North America. ICIAR 2012 will be held in Aveiro, Portugal. ======================================================================== INVITED SPEAKERS ======================================================================== . Bob Fisher (School of Informatics, Edinburgh University, UK), "Applications of 3D sensing to novel problems" . Wiro Niessen (Erasmus MC Rotterdam, Delft University of Technology, NL), "Quantitative imaging biomarkers of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease" . Bioucas Dias (Telecommunications Institute, Instituto Superior Técnico, PT), "Hyperspectral image processing" ======================================================================== TOPICS ======================================================================== . BIOMEDICAL IMAGING (focused topic) · Image and Video Processing and Analysis: Image restoration and enhancement Image and video segmentation Mathematical morphology Color, texture and motion analysis 3D image analysis Tracking Shape and matching Real time imaging · Image and Video Coding: Still image and video coding; Image and video encryption · Image Retrieval and Indexing: Image and video databases Image and video retrieval and indexing · Pattern Recognition Methods: Feature extraction and selection methods Classification and Clustering techniques Ensembles and multi-classifiers Hybrid methods Syntactical methods · Applications: Biometrics Document Processing Remote Sensing Multimedia Security Systems Visual Inspection Sports Other applications ======================================================================== PAPER SUBMISSION ======================================================================== Authors are invited to submit full papers showing original research contributions. The conference proceedings is planned to be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (Springer LNCS). Only electronic submission will be accepted through the conference paper submission web page. See the conference web site for details. ======================================================================== SPECIAL SESSIONS ======================================================================== Proposals for special invited sessions are welcome, however all papers will go through the normal review process. The proposed sessions must include a title, contact information for the session chair(s) and their short bio's, and a list of authors already contacted or to be contacted. Proposals should be submitted to the conference chairs not later than December 19, 2011. ======================================================================== IMPORTANT DATES ======================================================================== Special session proposals deadline: December 19, 2011 Paper Submission deadline: January 20, 2012 Author Notification: February 29, 2012 Camera-ready version: March 17, 2012 Paper registration: April 13, 2012 ======================================================================== Please find the call for papers and more information at the conference website: http://www.iciar.uwaterloo.ca/iciar12