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Message from Russian Association for Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis

CVPR 2001
     And CVPR Workshops, Papers announced, Registration available soon,
	 Make flight and hotel reservations.

ICCV 2005 Announcement

Awards Announcement

Other Upcoming PAMI TC Conferences and Meetings
      CVPR 2003
      ICCV 2003
      ICDL 2002 June 12 - 15, 2002
Organizing a workshop.

Special Journal Issues

Message from Russian Association for Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis

Dear Friends, Dear Colleagues,

We send to all of you our sincerest condolences.

This attackÂ?  isÂ?  a repulsive challenge to each of us personally and to
all of us together. We are deeply indignant and shoked at this disgus-
ting act.

Our hearts and souls with you.

On behalfÂ?  of the Russian Federation "Association for Pattern Recogni-
tion and Image Analysis"

Professor Yuri Zhuravlev
Chairman of The Public Organization of the Russian Federation "Associ-
ation for Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis"

Dr.-Eng. Igor B.Gurevich
Executive SecretaryÂ?  of The Public Organization of the Russian Federa-
tion "The Russian Association for Pattern Recognition and Image Analy-

CVPR 2001 associated workshop include:
See the conference site for up to date details.

If you have an interest in vision for
outdoor robots (such as distinguishing
compliant vegetation from hard rocks
that a robot shouldn't hit) we invite you
to participate in the CVPR Workshop on
Robot Vision: Real-Time Vision in Outdoor
Terrains to be held Dec. 14th. There is also
a $3,000 prize for Best Algorithm identifying
compliant vegetation from video, FLIR,
and/or laser datasets.

Please visit:

ICCV 2005
September 20-23, 2005. Cannes France

Awards Announcement
At the TC-PAMI meeting in Vancouver we approved the proposal for
instituting two major awards. Each will be given every 2 years at
ICCV. (If ICCV ever becomes an annual meeting, there would be one
award per ICCV.) The awards are for Research Excellence in Computer
Vision and a Lifetime Achievement in Computer Vision.


Upcoming PAMI TC Conferences and Meetings

CVPR 2003
June 18-20, 2003. (W-F)
Paper deadline: November 4, 2002 (Note the deadline is early to accomodate
reviews before the ICCV deadline)

ICCV 2003
October 13-16, 2003.
Paper Deadline: March 14, 2003.


ICDL-02 is the first regularly scheduled conference following the very
successful Workshop on Development and Learning (WDL), funded by NSF and DARPA,
held April 5 - 7, 2000 at Michigan State University
Some discussion about this new direction is available on the final report page
of WDL. A brief discussion of the subject is available in an article appeared
Science available electronically at

Recent advances in artificial intelligence, cognitive science, neuroscience and
robotics have stimulated the birth and growth of a new research field, known as
computational autonomous mental development. Although human mental development
is a well-known subject of study, e.g., in developmental psychology,
computational studies of mental development for either machines or humans had
not received sufficient attention in the past. Mental development is a process
during which a brain-like natural or artificial embodied system, under the
control of its intrinsic species-specific developmental program residing in the
genes or artificially designed, develops mental capabilities through its
autonomous real-time interactions with its environments (including its own
internal environment and components) using its own sensors and effectors. The
scope of mental development includes cognitive, behavioral, emotional and all
other mental capabilities that are exhibited by humans, higher animals and
artificial systems. Investigations of the computational mechanisms of mental
development are expected to improve our systematic understanding of the working
of the wide variety of cognitive and behavioral capabilities in humans and to
enable autonomous development of these highly complex capabilities by robots
other artificial systems.

An autonomous, real-time, incremental, open-ended, sensor-grounded and
grounded operational mode of mental development implies that multiple
disciplines of human intelligence and artificial intelligence face many similar
research issues. Therefore, this conference series is multidisciplinary in
nature, inviting researchers from all related fields including, but not limited
to, machine intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, speech
robotics, animal learning, psychology, neuroscience, computational
and philosophy. Although understanding or realizing fully autonomous mode of
mental development is a goal, intermediate results toward this goal are all

General Co-Chairs:
   James L. McClelland, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie
Mellon Univ.
   Alex P. Pentland, The Media Laboratory, MIT
Program Co-Chairs:
   Jeff Elman, Department of Cognitive Science, Univ. of California at San
   Mriganka Sur, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT
   Juyang Weng, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, MSU
Tutorial Chair:
   Sridhar Mahadevan, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, MSU

This conference is sponsored by:
IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Cognitive Science


Special Journal Issues
CVIU -- Face Recognition

CVIU -- Non-rigid image registration and Fusion of Range Images

PAMI -- Energy Minimization Methods in Computer Vision and
  Pattern Recognition
     March 31, 2002 deadline. Follow usual PAMI submission rules.