3rd International Conference on
Computer Vision Theory and Applications
22 - 25 January, 2008       Funchal, Madeira - Portugal
Call for Papers
VISAPP is organized by INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication.


The International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP) aims at becoming a major point of contact between research scientists, engineers and practitioners on the area of computer vision applications systems. Four simultaneous tracks will be held, covering all different aspects related to computer vision, from Image Formation to Image Understanding including Motion Analysis and Stereo Vision.
Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged.
Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of VISAPP. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as technical tutorials, dedicated to technical/scientific topics, are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in lecturing a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below. Papers should address one or more of the listed topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related topics are also allowed.
    1. Image Formation and Processing
    2. Image Analysis
    3. Image Understanding
    4. Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision
    - Computational Geometry
    - Multi-view Geometry
    - Illumination and Reflectance Modeling
    - Image Formation, Acquisition Devices and Sensors
    - Multimodal and Multisensor Models of Image Formation
    - Image Quality
    - Image Filtering
    - Spatial Color Indexing
    - Enhancement and Restoration
    - Mathematical Morphology
    - Implementation of Image and Video Processing Systems
    - Early Vision and Image Representation
    - Surface Geometry and Shape
    - Feature Extraction
    - Segmentation and Grouping
    - Time-Frequency Analysis
    - Wavelet Analysis
    - Statistical Approach
    - Structural and Syntactic Approach
    - Fractal and Chaos Theory in Image Analysis
    - Image Registration
    - Video Analysis
    - Medical Image Analysis
    - Recognition and Indexing
    - Cognitive & Biologically Inspired Vision
    - Cognitive Models for Interpretation, Integration and Control
    - Neural Networks
    - Object, Event and Scene Recognition, Retrieval and Indexing
    - Human Activity Recognition
    - Face and Gesture Recognition
    - Dynamics and Learning for Gesture Interpretation
    - Visual Learning
    - Pattern Recognition in Image Understanding
    - Optical Color Pattern Recognition
    - Data Mining in Pattern Recognition
    - Model Acquisition and Validation
    - 2D and 3D Scene Understanding
    - Localization and Recognition of 3D Object Features
    - Recognizing 3-D Object Shapes from Range Data
    - Real-time Vision
    - Active and Robot Vision
    - Visually Guided Robotics
    - Visual Navigation
    - Motion and Tracking
    - Stereo Vision and Structure from Motion
    - Matching Correspondence and Flow
    - Model-based Object tracking in Image Sequences
    - Tracking of People and Surveillance
    - Segment Cluster Tracking
    - Retrieval of 3D Objects from Video Sequences
    - Detecting 3D Objects Using Patterns of Motion and Appearance
    - Image-based Modeling and 3D Reconstruction


Prof. Adrian Hiton, Computer Vision and Graphics at the University of Surrey, U.K.
Prof. Genevičve Lucet, Computer Services for Research at the UNAM, Mexico
Prof. Peter Sturm, INRIA Rhône-Alpes, France


The conference will be held in the Hotel Tivoli Ocean Park. The Tivoli Ocean Park is a truly stunning property located 5 minutes from Funchal city centre and 30 minutes from Madeira International Airport. This award-winning hotel overlooks the beachfront promenade and guests are guaranteed gorgeous views of the sea with direct access from the hotel to the sandy beach.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support. A book including a selection of the best conference papers will be edited and published by Springer.


Alpesh Ranchordas, INSTICC, Portugal


Paulo Sampaio, UMA, Madeira, Portugal


Hélder J. Araújo, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal


Henrik Aanćs, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Samer Abdallah, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Wael Abd-Almageed, University of Maryland, USA
Peggy Agouris, George Mason University, USA
Jörgen Ahlberg, Swedish Defence Research Agency - FOI, Sweden
Selim Aksoy, Bilkent University, Turkey
Fritz Albregtsen, University of Oslo, Norway
Bala Amavasai, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Amir Amini, University of Louisville, USA
Ioannis Andreadis, Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH), Greece
Antonis Argyros, University of Crete, Greece
Ruzena Bajcsy, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Hynek Bakstein, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Adrien Bartoli, LASMEA laboratory, France
Dirk-Uwe Bartsch, Shiley Eye Ctr, USA
Anup Basu, University of Alberta, Canada
Jorge Manuel Pereira Batista, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Sebastiano Battiato, Universitŕ di Catania, Italy
Olga Regina Pereira Bellon, CNPq, Brasil
Abdsamad Benkrid, Queen's University of Belfast, UK
Mohammed Bennamoun, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Alexandre Bernardino, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Charles Beumier, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Prabir Bhattacharya, Concordia University, Canada
Al-Amin Bhuiyan, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh
Manuele Bicego, University of Sassari, Italy
Jean-Marie Bilbault, Laboratoire Electronique, Informatique et Image, France
Steve A. Billings, University of Sheffield, UK
Horst Bischof, TU Graz, Austria
Jacques Blanc-Talon, DGA/MRIS, France
Diego Borro, University of Navarra, Spain
Alain Boucher, Institut de la Francophonie pour l'Informatique (IFI-AUF), Vietnam
Bubaker Boufama, University of Windsor, Canada
Salah Bourennane, Institut Fresnel- EGIM/ECM, France
Thomas Breuel, Univeristy of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Alfred Bruckstein, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Marleen de Bruijne, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Joachim Buhmann, ETH-Zentrum, Switzerland
Hans Burkhardt, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Germany
Rob Byrd, York College, USA
Darwin Caldwell, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
Pascual Campoy, Universidad Politecnica Madrid, Spain
Jens Michael Carstensen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
John Carter, University of Southampton, UK
Roberto Cesar-Jr, USP, Brazil
Müjdat Çetin, Sabanci University, Turkey
Tat-Jen Cham, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Mike Chantler, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Rama Chellappa, University of Maryland, USA
Chu-Song Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Yung-Fu Chen, China Medical University, Taiwan
Shengyong Chen, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hong Kong
Hocine Cherifi, Universite de Bourgogne, France
Dmitry Chetverikov, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Chi-Kit Ronald Chung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Adrian Clark, University of Essex, UK
Isaac Cohen, Advanced Technology Laboratory, USA
Laurent Cohen, University of Dauphine, France
Luciano da Fontoura Costa, Cybernetic Vision Research Group, Brazil
Armenakis Costas, Geomatics Canada, Canada
Daniel Cremers, University of Bonn, Germany
Guido de Croon, Universiteit Maastricht, The Netherlands
Gabriela Csurka, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France
Fabio Cuzzolin, UCLA, Italy
Petros Daras, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
Roy Davies, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Christian Debrunner, PecepTek, Incorporated, USA
Patrice Delmas, Aukland University, New Zealand
Joachim Denzler, University of Jena, Germany
Jorge Miranda Dias, Institute of Systems and Robotics - ISR, Portugal
John Dingliana, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Zoran Duric, George Mason University, USA
Laurent Duval, Institut Francais du Petrole, France
John Ellinas, Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, Greece
Aytül Erçil, Sabanci University - VPA, Turkey
Grigori Evreinov, University of Tampere, Finland
Aaron Fenster, Robarts Research Institute, Canada
Robert Fisher, University of Edinburgh, UK
Miguel Alemán Flores, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Jan Flusser, Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Czech Republic
Alejandro Frangi, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Katrin Y. Franke, Gjřvik University College, Norway
Brian Funt, Computational Vision laboratory, Canada
Andrea Fusiello, Universita' degli Studi di Verona, Italy
Antonios Gasteratos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Sidharta Gautama, Ghent University, Belgium
Daniel Giusto, University of Cagliari, Italy
Guy Godin, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
Vicente Grau, University of Oxford, UK
Michael Greenspan, Queen's University, Canada
Sumanta Guha, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Igor Gurevich, Dorodnicyn Computing Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Jiro Gyoba, Tohoku University, Japan
Ju Han, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Dan Witzner Hansen, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Allen Hanson, University of Massachusetts, USA
Olaf Hellwich, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Thomas C. Henderson, University of Utah, USA
Anders Heyden, Lund University, Sweden
Ellen Hildreth, Wellesley College, USA
Vaclav Hlavac, Center for Machine Perception, Czech Republic
Kisang Hong, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Kisang Hong, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
Joachim Hornegger, Institute of Pattern Recognition, Germany
Hsi-Chin Hsin, National Formosa University, Taiwan
Jenq-Neng Hwang, Information Processing Laboratory, USA
Kun Huang, The Ohio State University Medical Center, USA
Benoit Huet, Institut EURECOM, France
Mark Huiskes, Leiden Institute for Advanced Computer Science, The Netherlands
Karin Hunter, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Wen-Liang Hwang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Giancarlo Iannizzotto, University of Messina, Italy
Luca Iocchi, University "La Sapienza" of Rome, Italy
Michael Jenkin, York University, Canada
Tianzi Jiang, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Xiaoyi Jiang, University of Münster, Germany
Frederic Jurie, CNRS/INRIA, France
Djemaa Kachi, CREA Laboratory, France
Ioannis A. Kakadiaris, USA
Gerda Kamberova, Hofstra University, USA
Chandra Kambhamettu, University of Delaware, USA
Hang-Bong Kang, Catholic University of Korea, South Korea
Bill Kapralos, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Andrzej Kasinski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Anastasios Kesidis, National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Greece
Daniel Keysers, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence - DFKI, Germany
Jun-Sik Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea
Nahum Kiryati, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Reinhard Klette, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Esther Koller-Meier, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Kurt Konolige, SRI International, USA
Akio Kosaka, Purdue University, USA
Hiroyasu Koshimizu, Chukyo University, Japan
Constantine Kotropoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Michal Kozubek, Masaryk Universty, Czech Republic
Danica Kragic, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Anne-Claire Legrand, University Jean Monnet, France
Bastian Leibe, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Ales Leonardis, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Michael Lew, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Baoxin Li, Arizona State University, USA
Peihua Li, Hei Long Jiang University, China
Xuelong Li, University of London, UK
Ching-Chung Li, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Weihong Li, NEC, USA
Jenn-Jier James Lien, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Stephen Lin, Microsoft Research Asia, China
Sven Loncaric, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia
Angeles Lopez, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
David Lowe, University of British Columbia, Canada
Rastislav Lukac, Epson Edge, Epson Canada Ltd., Canada
Isabelle Magnin, Centre for Research and Applications in Image and Signal Processing, France
Ezio Malis, INRIA, France
Geovanni Martínez, Image Processing and Computer Vision Research Laboratory (IPCV-LAB), Costa Rica
Pere Millan Marco, Rovira i Virgili University, Italy
Stephen Maybank, Birkbeck College, London, UK
Brendan McCane, University of Otago, New Zealand
Gerard Medioni, University of Southern California, USA
Mahmoud Melkemi, Haute Alsace University, France
J. P. Mellor, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA
Etienne Memin, Rennes I University, France
Emanuele Menegatti, University of Padua, Italy
Bärbel Mertsching, University of Paderborn, Germany
Ajmal Mian, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Max Mignotte, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Washington Mio, Florida State University, USA
Majid Mirmehdi, University of Bristol, UK
Birgit Moeller, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Ali Mohammad-Djafari, CNRS, France
Greg Mori, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Davide Moroni, Institute of Information Science and Technologies-CNR, Italy
Stefan Müller-Schneiders, Delphi Corporation, Germany
Vittorio Murino, University of Verona, Italy
Mike Nachtegael, Ghent University - SCIP Working Group, Belgium
Shawn Newsam, University of California at Merced, USA
Heinrich Niemann, Lehrstuhl fuer Informatik 5 (Mustererkennung), Germany
Mark Nixon, University of Southampton, UK
Stanley Osher, UCLA, USA
Nikos Papamarkos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Nick Pears, York University, UK
Arthur Pece, Heimdall Vision, Denmark
Jaume Peraire, Aerospace Computational Design Laboratory, USA
Fernando Pereira, IST-IT, Portugal
Cristian Perra, University of Cagliari, Italy
Matti Pietikainen, University of Oulu, Finland
Ioannis Pitas, University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Filiberto Pla, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Dan Popescu, CSIRO Australia, Australia
Françoise Preteux, Institut National des Telecommunications (INT), France
Gang Qian, Arizona State University, USA
Petia Radeva, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Bogdan Raducanu, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Carlo Regazzoni, , Italy
Paolo Remagnino, Digital Imaging Research Centre, UK
Alfredo Restrepo, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Eraldo Ribeiro, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
Ehud Rivlin, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Jaime Meléndez Rodriguez, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
Vicente Javier Traver Roig, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Arun Ross, West Virginia University, USA
Silvio Sabatini, University of Genoa, Italy
Georgios Sakas, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, Germany
Ovidio Salvetti, CNR, Italy
Muhammad Sarfraz, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Yoichi Sato, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Gerald Schaefer, Aston University, UK
Otmar Scherzer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Nicu Sebe, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Li Shen, Indiana University, USA
Franc Solina, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Domenico G. Sorrenti, Univ. Milano - Bicocca, Italy
José Martínez Sotoca, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Peter Sturm, INRIA, France
Jianbo Su, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Sriram Subramanian, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Yasuhito Suenaga, Nagoya University, Japan
Yung-Nien Sun, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Jian Sun, Microsoft Research Asia,
Changming Sun, CSIRO, Australia
Eric Sung, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Shamik Sural, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, India
Alistair Sutherland, Dublin City University, Republic of Ireland
Tamás Szirányi, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Johji Tajima, Nagoya City University, Japan
Songyuan Tang, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Jean-Philippe Tarel, LCPC, France
Haar Romeny Bart Ter, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Qi Tian, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Sinisa Todorovic, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Carlo Tomasi, Duke University,
Antonio Torralba, MIT, USA
Fernando De la Torre, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Matthew Turk, UCSB, USA
Dimitri Van De Ville, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Nuno Vasconcelos, Jacobs School of Engineering, USA
Namrata Vaswani, Iowa State University, USA
Peter Veelaert, University College Ghent, Belgium
Filippo Vella, , Italy
Konstantinos Veropoulos, Desert Research Institute (DRI), USA
Alessandro Verri, Universitŕ degli Studi di Genova, Italy
Jordi Vitriŕ, Universitat Autňnoma de Barcelona, Spain
Sven Wachsmuth, Bielefeld University, Germany
Ellen Walker, Hiram College, USA
Andrew M Wallace, , Scotland
Frank Wallhoff, Technische Universität München, Germany
Yuan-Kai Wang, Fu Jen University, Taiwan
Yongmei Michelle Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Song Wang, University of South Carolina, USA
Junxian Wang, University of Nevada, USA
Daming Wei, University of Aizu, Japan
Michael Werman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Jonathan Wu, The University of Windsor, Canada
Dong Xu, Columbia University, USA
Shuicheng Yan, UIUC, USA
Faguo Yang, University of California, Irvine, USA
June-Ho Yi, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Alper Yilmaz, Ohio State University, USA
Yuan Yuan, Aston University, UK
John Zelek, University of Waterloo, Canada
Changshui Zhang, The Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
Jianzhou Zhang, University of Sichuan, China
Ying Zheng, University of Sheffield, UK
Zhigang Zhu, City University of New York, USA
Djemel Ziou, Universite de Sherbrooke, Canada


VISAPP Secretariat
Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq.
              2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: + 44 203 014 5434
e-mail: visapp.secretariat@insticc.org
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