CFP: Int'l Conference on Imaging Science, July 6-9, 1998, Las Vegas

Hamid R. Arabnia (hra@pollux.cs.uga.edu)
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 22:40:31 +0100 (MET)

C A L L F O R P A P E R S
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The 1998 International Conference on Imaging Science,
Systems, and Technology
(CISST'98)

July 6-9, 1998
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The 1998 International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems, and
Technology (CISST'98) will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 6-9,
1998. All aspects of computer graphics, image processing, and
pattern recognition are included in CISST.

You are invited to submit a draft paper of about 5 pages and/or a
proposal to organize a technical session (see below for submission
information). All accepted papers will be published in the conference
proceedings.

THE NAMES OF TECHNICAL SESSION CHAIRS WILL APPEAR AS ASSOCIATE EDITORS
ON THE COVER OF THE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS.

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

O Image generation, acquisition, and processing
O Image display techniques
O Image data structures and databases
O Convergence of imaging media (video and computer)
O Virtual reality
O Image compression, coding, and encryption
O Tools for multimedia production and services
O Digital imaging for film and television
O Visualization
O Scene and object modeling
O Knowledge acquisition
O Visual inspection
O Document image understanding
O Image algebra
O Optical image processing systems
O Mathematical morphology
O Architecture of imaging and vision systems (including
parallel architectures and algorithms)
O Neural network techniques and fuzzy logic
O Performance analysis and evaluation
O Software tools and environments for imaging
O Animation
O Geometric modeling and Fractals
O CAD/CAM systems
O Rendering techniques
O Applications including: medicine, robotic, GIS,
remote sensing, industrial inspection (or machine vision),
nondestructive evaluation (or NDE), ...
O Multi-resolution and multi-spectral image processing
O Image sequence processing
O Other aspects and applications relating to imaging science

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit three copies of their
draft paper (4 to 5 pages) to H. R. Arabnia (address is given
below) by the due date. E-mail and Fax submissions are also
acceptable. The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted)
will be limited to 8 pages. Papers must not have been
previously published or currently submitted for publication
elsewhere.

The first page of the draft paper should include: title of the
paper, name, affiliation, postal address, E-mail address,
telephone number, and Fax number for each author. The first
page should also include the name of the author who will be
presenting the paper (if accepted) and a maximum of 5 keywords.

PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING TECHNICAL SESSIONS:

Each technical session will have 5/6 paper presentations.
The session chairs will be responsible to recruit and select
the papers for their own sessions. The names of session
chairs will appear as Associate Editors in the conference
proceedings. Proposals to organize technical sessions should
include the following information: name and address (+ E-mail)
of proposer, title of session, a 100-word description of the
topic of the session, and how you plan to advertise the session
and select papers for the proposed session. Mail your proposal to
H. R. Arabnia (address is given below); E-mail submissions are
preferred.

EVALUATION PROCESS:

Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance,
clarity, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed by two
researchers in the topical area. The Camera-Ready papers
will be reviewed by one person.

PUBLICATION:

The conference proceedings will be published by CSREA Press
(ISBN). The proceedings will be available at the conference.
It is planned to select 20 papers for journal publication in
related journals (after the conference).

ORGANIZERS/SPONSORS:

A number of university faculty members in cooperation with
the Monte Carlo Resort (conference division) will be organizing
the conference. The conference is sponsored by the Computer
Science Research, Education, and Applications Tech. (CSREA) in
cooperation with the National Supercomputing Center for Energy
and the Environment (Department of Energy, USA), the Computer
Vision Research and Applications Tech. (CVRA), developers of
high-performance machines and systems (pending) and related
computer associations (pending.)

LOCATION OF CONFERENCE:

The conference will be held in the Monte Carlo Resort and
Casino hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. This is a new hotel
with excellent conference facilities and over 3000 rooms.
The hotel is minutes from the Las Vegas airport with free
shuttles to and from the airport.
The hotel has many vacation and recreational attractions,
including: casino, waterfalls, spa, kiddie pools, sunning
decks, Easy River water ride, wave pool with cascades,
lighted tennis courts, health spa (with workout equipment,
whirlpool, sauna, ...), arcade virtual reality game rooms,
nightly shows, snack bars, a number of restaurants, shopping
area, ... Many of these attractions are open 24 hours a day
and most are suitable for families and children.
The hotel's room rate is very reasonable ($79 + tax) per
night for the duration of the conference.

The hotel is minutes from other Las Vegas attractions (major
shopping areas, recreational destinations, fine dining and
night clubs, free street shows, ...).

For the benefit of our international colleagues: the state of
Nevada neighbors with the states of California, Oregon, Idaho,
Utah, and Arizona. Las Vegas is only a few driving hours away
from other major cities, including: Los Angeles, San Diego,
Phoenix, ...

EXHIBITION:

An exhibition is planned during the conference. We have reserved
20+ exhibit spaces. Interested parties should contact
H. R. Arabnia (address is given below).
All exhibitors will be considered to be the co-sponsors of
the conference. Each exhibitor will have the opportunity to
include a two-page description of their latest products in the
conference proceedings (if submitted by May 22, 1998).

IMPORTANT DATES:

February 20, 1998 (Friday): Draft papers (5-page) due
April 3, 1998 (Friday): Notification of acceptance
May 22, 1998 (Friday): Camera-Ready papers & Preregistration due
July 6 - 9, 1998: CISST'98 Conference

Proposals to organize technical sessions should be submitted as
soon as possible (well ahead of the February 20 deadline).

All accepted papers are expected to be presented at the conference.

MEMBERS OF PROGRAM & ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

Currently being formed.
(The list of PC for CISST'97 can be found at
http://www.cps.udayton.edu/~pan/cisst)

CISST'98 Vice Chair:

Prof. James Farison
University of Toledo
Department of Bioengineering
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390, USA
Tel: (419) 530-8168
Fax: (419) 530-8076
jfarison@eng.utoledo.edu

CONFERENCE CONTACT (address for submission of papers and sessions proposals):

Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia
(General Chair, CISST'98)
The University of Georgia
Department of Computer Science
415 Graduate Studies Research Center
Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, U.S.A.
Tel: (706) 542-3480
Fax: (706) 542-2966
E-mail: hra@cs.uga.edu

URL's for CISST'98: http://www.cps.udayton.edu/~pan/cisst
(Will soon be constructed.)
Information regarding CISST'97 (last year's
conference can also be found there.)