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Message 1: Re: CFP: W/S ON CONCEPTUAL DESCRIPTIONS FROM IMAGES

Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 08:59:09 Re: CFP: W/S ON CONCEPTUAL DESCRIPTIONS FROM IMAGES
From: Eoin O'Riain <readoutiol.ie>
Subject: Re: CFP: W/S ON CONCEPTUAL DESCRIPTIONS FROM IMAGES


CALL FOR PAPERS WORKSHOP ON CONCEPTUAL DESCRIPTIONS FROM IMAGES
Fourth European Conference on Computer Vision
Cambridge, UK
19th April 1996
An international workshop on
`Conceptual Descriptions from Images'
will be held at the University of Cambridge on April 19th, following
ECCV'96. This activity is linked to the ECVNet working group of the same
name ECVNet.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Mike Brady (Oxford, UK)
Hilary Buxton (Sussex, UK)
Tony Cohn (Leeds, UK)
Peter Hall (Wellington, New Zealand)
David Hogg (Leeds, UK)
Jana Kosecka (Pennsylvania, US)
Paul McKevitt (Sheffield, UK)
Amitabha Mukerjee (Kanpur, India)
Hans-Hellmut Nagel (Karlsruhe, Germany)
Bernd Neumann (Hamburg, Germany)
Patrick Olivier (Aberystwyth, UK)

WORKSHOP ISSUES

The workshop aims to stimulate collaborative research within the AI
subfields of computer vision, natural language, and spatio-temporal
reasoning, working towards the goal of deriving meaningful
descriptions of scen e vision develops automated techniques that
extract information from images wit hout high-level knowledge of what
is being seen or consideration of the high-le vel goals of intelligent
visual agents. However, to deal with real-world visual tasks, it seems
that contextual knowledge of some sort is required. The issue s we
want to address involve questioning what representation and reasoning
is r equired for such tasks. In particular, for many visual
application systems (fo r example, advanced visual surveillance,
multimedia and geographic information systems, even automated driving)
there is a general need to generate conceptual descriptions of objects
and their behaviour from images. Papers should address
 this central theme.

Research topics that address the issues of representing visual knowledge and
processing images to obtain conceptual descriptions include:

o Context-based vision.
o Integration of vision and natural language.
o Spatial and temporal reasoning in images.
o Representation and control of visual behaviours.

In addition to presenting original research, participants are asked to
address the following questions:

o How does your work draw upon, differ from, refine or extend existing
computer vision, natural language, and AI approaches? What are the
limitations and assumptions of your approach?

o How should domain knowledge be represented? What is your underlying
knowledge representation and reasoning formalism and what issues have
motivated your choice?

o What are the open questions?

ATTENDANCE

It is intended that between 30 and 50 people will attend the workshop.
All workshop participants are expected to register for the main ECCV
conference.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Papers must be a maximum of 30 pages. Title, abstract, figures and
references must be included within this length limit. Four copies
should be mailed to the address below. Double sided printing is
encouraged. Electronic submission is also encouraged (self-contained
LaTeX).

Hilary Buxton
School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex
Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9QH, UK
E-mail: hilarybcogs.susx.ac.uk
Tel: +44 1273 678569
Fax: +44 1273 671320

For information on ECCV'96 see the conference home page at:
 http://svr-www.eng.cam.ac.uk/Research/Vision/ECCV/ECCV.html

DEADLINES

Submission deadline: 20th January 1996
Notification of acceptance: 17th February 1996
Camera ready copy due: 9th March 1996

PUBLICATION

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings and
distributed >to all workshop participants.

Patrick Olivier
Centre for Intelligent Systems
Department of Computer Science
Tel: +44 1970 622447
University of Wales
Fax: +44 1970 622455
Aberystwyth
e-mail: ploaber.ac.uk
Dyfed, SY23 3DB,UK
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