International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP) Venue: Rome-Italy Event Date: 24-26 February, 2012 Scope The International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners on the area of computer vision application systems. Five simultaneous tracks will be held, covering all different aspects related to computer vision: Image Formation and Preprocessing; Image and Video Analysis and Understanding; Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision; and Applications and Services. Conference Areas 1. IMAGE FORMATION AND PREPROCESSING 2. IMAGE AND VIDEO ANALYSIS 3. IMAGE AND VIDEO UNDERSTANDING 4. MOTION, TRACKING AND STEREO VISION 5. APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES AREA 1: IMAGE FORMATION AND PREPROCESSING * Image Formation, Acquisition Devices and Sensors * Device Calibration, Characterization and Modeling * Multimodal and Multi-sensor Models of Image Formation * Image Enhancement and Restoration * Image and Video Coding and Compression AREA 2: IMAGE AND VIDEO ANALYSIS * Early and Biologically-inspired Vision * Color and Texture Analyses * Shape Representation and Matching * Features Extraction * Segmentation and Grouping * Image Registration * Visual Attention and Image Saliency AREA 3: IMAGE AND VIDEO UNDERSTANDING * Content-based Indexing, Search, and Retrieval * Machine Learning Technologies for Vision * Object and Face Recognition * Object detection and Localization * Categorization and Scene Understanding * Face and Expression Recognition * Event and Human Activity Recognition * Cognitive Models for Interpretation, Integration and Control AREA 4: MOTION, TRACKING AND STEREO VISION * Stereo Vision and Structure from Motion * Optical Flow and Motion Analyses * Image-based Modeling and 3D Reconstruction * Tracking and Visual Navigation * Active and Robot Vision * Video Surveillance and Event Detection * Vision for Robotics AREA 5: APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES * Media Watermarking, Security, and Forensics * Digital Photography and Online Photo Sharing * Camera Networks and Vision * Document Imaging in Business * Entertainment Imaging Applications * Medical Image Applications * Pervasive Smart Cameras * Human and Computer Interaction Keynote Speakers VISAPP 2012 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed. PUBLICATIONS All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support. All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library ( A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book. The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI. AWARDS Best paper awards will be distributed during the conference closing session. Please check the website for further information ( CONFERENCE CHAIR José Braz, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal Program Chair Gabriela Csurka, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France Important Dates Conference date: 24-26 February, 2012 Regular Paper Submission: October 11, 2011 Authors Notification (regular papers): December 2, 2011 Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: December 15, 2011 Secretariat VISAPP Secretariat Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq. 2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal Tel.: +351 265 520 184 Fax: +44 203 014 5434 e-mail: Web: