CFP Visual'96

CFP Visual'96

Post by Zheng Zhi J » Thu, 17 Aug 1995 04:00:00



                        Call for Papers

    First International Conference on Visual Information Systems

                           VISUAL '96
                         5-6 February 1996
                        Melbourne, Victoria
                           AUSTRALIA

                        Aims and Scope

With the widespread use of multimedia information, there is a pressing
requirement to efficiently manage, store, manipulate and retrieve images
and pictorial data in a wide spectrum of applications. As many organisations
currently maintain large collections of images, the need for flexible visual
information management is already critical. Future information systems in
commercial and scientific applications will have a high visual content, and
it is necessary to integrate the visual and image components into the
architecture of organisational information systems. Such visual components
will tend to permeate all information systems and in time will not be regarded
as a distinct element, but will form an essential part of any information
system, working alongside and in harmony with structured information
processing components. The conference will focus attention on the management
of visual information and will include, but is not restricted to, the
following topics:

        * Architecture of visual information systems
        * Data modelling for visual information systems
        * Memory organisation and management
        * Feature recognition and extraction
        * Feature and content indexing
        * Picture description and representation languages
        * Query model and paradigms for visual information
        * Query language for visual information retrieval
        * Content-based search and retrieval
        * Integration of visual and non-visual information
        * Compression and delivery of visual information
        * Image processing and manipulation
        * Parallel processing in visual information systems
        * Specific applications areas of visual information systems

Both work in progress as well as fully developed systems will be of interest
to the conference.

Keynote Addresses:

        Shi-Kuo Chang, University of Pittsburgh, USA    
        Tosiyasu Kunii, University of Aizu, Japan

Paper Submission:

Authors should submit three copies of an extended abstract consisting of
between two and four pages to the Program Chair. The abstract should
include the authors' names, affiliation, telephone and fax numbers, postal
and email addresses, and provide sufficient details to allow the merits of
the paper to be assessed. Authors are encouraged to submit the abstracts

Abstracts will be reviewed internationally. Detailed instructions for
manuscript preparation will be sent at the time of acceptance
notification, and are also available from the Web page (see Further
Information).

Accepted papers must be presented at the Conference with the presenting author
registering as a delegate in order for the paper to be included in the
proceedings. Conference proceedings will be published and distributed to
participants at the conference. It is also planned to publish the papers in
book form after the conference.

Important Dates:

Expression of interest:         2 September 1995
Extended abstract due:          2 October 1995
Notification of acceptance:     3 November 1995
Camera ready paper due:         11 December 1995
Conference:                     5-6 February 1996

Organising Chair:

        Audrey Tam
        Department of Computer & Mathematical Sciences
        Victoria University of Technology
        PO Box 14428, MMC
        Melbourne, Victoria 3000, AUSTRALIA

Program Chair:

        Clement Leung
        Department of Computer & Mathematical Sciences
        Victoria University of Technology
        PO Box 14428, MMC
        Melbourne, Victoria 3000, AUSTRALIA

Program Committee:

        David Bell, University of Ulster
        Terry Caelli, Curtin University of Technology
        Alfonso Cardenas, University of California, Los Angeles
        Shi-Kuo Chang, University of Pittsburgh
        Francis Chin, University of Hong Kong
        Roland Chin, Hong Kong University of Science &      Technology
        Bill Cody, IBM Almaden Research Center
        John Debenham, University of Technology Sydney
        Tharam Dillon, LaTrobe University
        Borko Furht, Florida Atlantic University
        Ricki Goldman-Segall, University of British Columbia
        Bill Grosky, Wayne State University
        Ramesh Jain, University of California, San Diego
        Kingsley Nwosu, AT&T Bell Laboratories
        Tosiyasu Kunii, University of Aizu
        Zhi-Qiang Liu, University of Melbourne
        Wo-shun Luk, Simon Fraser University
        Song De Ma, Chinese Academy of Science
        Erich Neuhold, T.H. Darmstadt
        P. Venkat Rangan, University of California, San Diego
        Nalin Sharda, Victoria University of Technology
        Bala Srinivasan, Monash University
        Imants Svalbe, Monash University
        Paul Swatman, Swinburne University of Technology
        Rodney Topor, Griffith University
        Zhi Jie Zheng, Victoria University of Technology

Expression of Interest:

Please respond by 2 September 1995
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Further Information:

Further information and updates are available on the World Wide Web at:
http://dingo.vut.edu.au/~visual96
or by contacting:

        Visual '96 Conference Secretariat
        Department of Computer & Mathematical Sciences
        Victoria University of Technology
        PO Box 14428, MMC
        Melbourne, Victoria 3000, AUSTRALIA

        Tel: +61 3 688 4249  Fax: +61 3 688 4050