Minutes of PAMI TC meeting December 5, 1988 <b>Agenda item #0:</b> The minutes were approved after some discussion of whether they had been mailed to the entire PAMI journal list or just the US portion of the list. <b>Agenda item #1:</b> R. Bajcsy gave a report on ICCV-II: There were 306 papers submitted 35 long and 54 short papers accepted. The selection was based on the results of the blind review process, with no invited papers. The full list of reviewers was not in the proceedings as had been expected. The conference should have a small surplus. She feels that it is important for the next conference to budget for travel money so that most of the program committee can meet. The disscussion indicated some concern in the international representation in the conference and in delays in international delivery of programs, etc. <b>Agenda item #2:</b> No report on the Time-varying Imagery Workshop. <b>Agenda item #3:</b> R. Chellappa gave a report on CVPR-89: 327 papers have been submitted and have been sent to the program committee for review, with no more than 35 to one member. There are 92 non-US papers. A January 15 meeting in Dallas of the program committee will choose the final papers. There is a limit of 3 parallel sessions (set by the facilities, and the planned limit) so about 100 papers are expected. Pre-conference tutorials are being arranged along with a one day workshop. <b>Agenda item #4:</b> The PAMI newsletter has been sent out to the full PAMI mailing list. The third issue should be out in the winter with a CVPR report, updated bylaws, etc. From the discussion, many (all?) non-US participants failed to receive the newsletter. The mailings cost about $4500 for each issue. <b>Agenda item #5:</b> The current distribution of the IAPR newsletter will be combined into the PAMI newsletter (one mailing). Thus, the non-US PAMI members may receive the contents both from their national society and from PAMI. <b>Agenda item #8:</b> E. Riseman gave the report on the study of holding ICCV-III in Japan. He porposed, based on discussions with many people including many of the current program committee members: hold ICCV-III in Japan, in the fall of 1990 (October/November), with Prof. Nagao as the general chair, and Profs. Tsuji and Kak plus a third person (not yet chosen) from from Europe as the program chairs. [Y. Shirai reported that the assignment of either program chair or general chair to Nagao and Tsuji should change depending on the location of the conference.] The proposal included a suggestion that the reviewers come from more than the program committee and that it need only make hard decisions after the reviews have done most of the initial filtering. Discussions included the nature of the conference, with agreement that the number of sessions should be limited, and that quality should remain high. The vote on the proposal (as modified by the report from Shirai) was Yes:35, No: 22, Abstain 6, with a strong minority support for the meeting to be held in Europe. A motion (by E. Grimson) that the current format, with written reviews returned to the authors, be retained was passed with no opposition. A motion (by W. Thompson) to hold the meeting between Mid-June and late August was tabled by a vote of Yes (to table) 16, No 11, Abstain 14. Thus, no change in the date was proposed. A motion (by T. Boult) to reccomend to the committee that the printed size of short papers be increased was passed: Yes 25, No 18, Abstain 6. <b>Agenda item #7:</b> H. Freeman reported that ICPR will be held in Atlantic City on June 3-7, 1990. R. Bajcsy is the vice-chair. There will be 4 separate conferences (each single track) run in parallel. IAPR is the sponsor, IEEE is the host. ICPR-92 will be in Holland. The first K. S. Fu award was given to A. Rosenfeld at ICPR-88 in Rome. T. Pavlidis retired from the IAPR executive committee and J. Sklansky was added as a US representative. J. Aggarwal was elected as the new treasurer of IAPR. <b>Agenda item #9:</b> No CVPR in 1990. <b>Agenda item #6:</b> Proposal for a workshop on three-dimensional structures to be held in December 1989 with Anil Jain as the general chair. This passed with Yes: 18, No: 0, Abstain 6. <b>Agenda item #10:</b> The revised by-laws, distributed at ICCV-II, were available too late to be in the last TC newsletter. Several minor changes were made at the meeting. Section 5.1, motion (by W. Thompson) that, as much as feasible, discussions on international conferences should be held at international conferences. Passed Yes: 11, No: 9, Abstain: 7. Changes made in the executive committee (Section 3.2) were removal after 2 years of non-participation and addition by a petition of 10 members of the technical committee. The by-laws were passed by Yes: 20, No: 0, and Abstain: 7. <b>Agenda item #11:</b> The term of J. Aggarwal ends on May 31, 1989. The office is filled by the IEEE Computer Society president on the recommendation of the current chair. T. Huang will be proposed as the next chair of the PAMI TC. <b>Agenda item #12:</b> The budget for 1989 and 1990 is about $12000 each, with most of the money covering the newsletter and the rest for travel to the 3 TAB meetings and 2 TC meetings each year. TAB meeting participation is important so that PAMI members are considered for awards, fellows, and other committees. The current limit on funds in a TC account is $30,000 at one time. The budget was approved. The meeting was adjourned at 12:15 on December 6.