Minutes of PAMI TC Meeting June 6, 1989 San Diego, CA Item 1. The previous minutes were approved with an addition to Item 8 to clairfy the context of the motion. Item 2. Announcements. Tom Huang thanked Jake Aggarwal for his service as the past chair. The appointed officers were announced: Treasurer: Jake Aggarwal, Secretary: Keith Price, Vice-Chair: Eric Grimson. Item 3. CVPR89. (Rama Chellappa) 330+ registered, thanks to John Kender and Worthy Martin for the program, 327 papers submitted (90 accepted), 92 foreign (19 accepted), 22 industrial papers. The numbers are comparable to past meetings. He also observed that this is the third Computer Vision meeting in 2.5 months, all in California, and this may reduce the attendance somewhat. Item 4. Motion Workshop. (Brian Schunk) 115 attended, 75 papers submitted, 44 accepted, + 2 invited. The income was about $20K, and the expenses were about $13.4K sinced it was budgeted at 55 people. Attendees were about evenly divided among members, students, and outsiders (psychology mostly). Item 5. ICCV2 (Azriel Rosenfeld) The newsletter is a major expense, it now goes to the entire PAMI subscriber list. J. Aggarwal commented that the TC keeps a portion of any conference surplus with an account limit of $30K at any one time. The surplus helps ease planning for later meetings. ICCV-2 was close to break even or a small loss. Item 6. 3-D Workshop Austin TX, Nov 27-29, 1989. (Anil Jain) The The Call for Papers is out. The meeting is single track, planning for <100 people. Item 7. Newsletter. (Azriel Rosenfeld) The mailing is to the North Americal individual subscribers of PAMI, approximately 10K people. The mailing costs dominate at about $8K to $10K each. The IAPR newsletter is 4 per year and goes to the same list as a part of the TC newsletter. Item 8. ICPR. (Jake Aggarwal) Atlantic City, June 17-21, 1990 (new dates). There are 4 distinct tracks: Computer Architecture, Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition Systems, and Computer Vision. A lot of papers are expected, but only 50-60 per track (240 total) will be accepted. Discussion on paper topics not mentioned in the call (e.g. medical image processing, VLSI designs) and load balancing between tracks, and expanding to a 5th track if space is available. Additional comments regarding the sudden change in ICPR from most submitted papers to highly selective papers. Item 9. ICCV-3. (Avi Kak) Will be held in Osaka, December 4-7, 1990, at the International House (downtown). The review procedures will be similar to ICCV-2 (blind reviews, program committee, etc.), with the final decisions by the program co-chairs (Tsuji, Olaf, and Kak), they expect about 300 papers submitted with 90 accepted (30 long, 60 short). The fee should be about $250 with an expected attendance of 300 (200 from Japan). The program committee totals 34 people (3 program chairs, and 10 from Asia, 10 from Europe, and 11 from North America). Questions regarding local expenses: under $70 for hotel is possible, some as low as $45. Osaka is considerably cheaper than Tokyo. The deadline will be known soon and some attempt is being made to raise some travel money. Tsuji feels that implementations (hardware and software) should be included in ICCV-3, since they are an important part of the work in Japan. Item 10. Transactionns-PAMI. (Anil Jain for S. Tanimoto) The editorial board added N. Ahuja (replacing W. Thompson) and H. Baird (replacing C. Suen). The backlog has decreased due to the increased page count (from 900 to 1350) and is now at about 1 issue. Proposals for special issues in AI, Search in Vision, probabilistic reasoning, mathematical approaches of expert systems, etc. are desired. The submissions are at about 20-30 per month with about 12 papers in each issue. Item 11. No admendments to consider. Item 12. Discussion of standards for papers, and conferences. (Tom Huang) This issue grows from concerns about the different meetings including review procedures, size (number of papers or people), format, areas covered, etc. A discussion of how to deal with these and how to deal with selectivity issues followed. Some of the highlights of the discussion are: <ul> <li> Favor wider acceptance criteria (larger number of papers) since the acceptance rate is currently less than T-PAMI and the review is so much more rushed. <li> Favor broader based conference including image processing and pattern recognition, all in one place. This gives a conference ranging from AI techniques to PR techniques. <li> Strong desire for one strong conference with a few of the best papers. <li> Desire for filtering truely bad papers from conferences -- too many poor papers weakens the conference. <li> Proposal to change ICCV to be a showcase conference that unifies the directions by drawing on the best few papers for the other meetings (CVPR, European CV, workshops, etc.). <li> This committee (TC members) should set the size of CVPR (number of tracks, number of days, length of papers) to reduce future outside pressures on the program chairs to add papers. <li> The current size of 300+ people and 100 papers is about right. <li> Comments on why both ICPR and ICCV exist. </ul> The result of the discussion is that the executive committee of the PAMI TC will prepare a proposal regarding conferences that addresses these issues for the next meeting. Motion: (T. Pavlidis) To suggest an increase in the PR and CV tracks at ICPR to approximately 75 papers each by acquiring a fifth room. Yes: 26, No: 0, Abstain: 2. Passed. Item 13. New business. CVPR 1991 (approximately June). Need proposals within 6 months or less. A short presentation for holding the meeting in Hawaii was well received. A discussion regarding dues for membership in the TC. This is now being allowed by the Computer Society. The question is wheather to charge them, how much to charge, what would they provide, what services would members want. No decisions made. Workshop on Robust Vision Techniques (Haralick) within 14 months. Approved (Yes: 18, Abstain: 8). The meeting ended with a thanks to Worthy, John and Rama for the success of CVPR-89 and adjourned at 10:30.