8th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC'12) July 16-18, 2012 Aquila Rithymna Beach Hotel Crete, Greece http://www.isvc.net Please, find below the list of special tracks accepted at ISVC'12. Papers submitted to a special track must not have been previously published, and must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Special track papers should be submitted through the one-line submission management system and will go through the same review process. When submitting a special track paper, please choose the appropriate special track from the list of topics. All papers accepted in special tracks will be published in the symposium proceedings. For more information, please visit http://www.isvc.net ST1: Computational Bioimaging Organizers: Tavares João Manuel R. S., University of Porto, Portugal Natal Jorge Renato, University of Porto, Portugal Cunha Alexandre, Caltech, USA ST2: 3D Mapping, Modeling and Surface Reconstruction Organizers: Nefian Ara, CMU/NASA Ames Research Center, USA Edwards Laurence, NASA Ames Research Center, USA Huertas Andres, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, USA ST3: Best Practices in Teaching Visual Computing Organizers: Albu Alexandra Branzan, University of Victoria, Canada Bebis George, University of Nevada, Reno, USA ST4: Optimization for Vision, Graphics and Medical Imaging Organizers: Komodakis Nikos, University of Crete, Greece (additional organizers: TBA) ST5: Deformable Models: Theory and Applications Organizers: Tsechpenakis Gavriil, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA Huang Xiaolei, Lehigh University, USA ST6: Perceptual Organization Organizers: Parvin Bahram, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA Loss Leandro, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA ST7: Unconstrained Biometrics: Advances and Trends Organizers: Proença Hugo, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal Du Yingzi, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA Scharcanski Jacob, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre, Brazil Ross Arun, West Virginia University, USA ST8: Intelligent Environments: algorithms and applications Organizers: Bebis George, University of Nevada, Reno, USA Nicolescu Mircea, University of Nevada, Reno, USA Bourbakis Nikolaos, Wright State University, USA Tavakkoli Alireza, University of Houston, Victoria, USA ST9: Object Recognition Organizers: Scalzo Fabien, University of California at Los Angeles, USA Salgian Andrea, The College of New Jersey, USA