PAMI TC Meeting Minutes - Tuesday, June 21, 2011, Colorado Springs, CO

 

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm.

  • TC Chair (Sudeep Sarkar) presented the agenda and asked for any additions. There were none.
  • There were no changes to the last PAMI-TC meeting minutes in June 2010. Those minutes are final.
  • There was a motion to limit discussion to 2 minutes per person (twice) for this meeting, which PASSED..
  • Chair introductory comments:
    • Reviewed the organization of IEEE, the Computer Society, and the TC so that new members would appreciate the discussion of such.
    • Introduced the visitors from the Computer Society  (IEEE-CS President Sorel Reisman and IEEE-CS Executive Director, Angela Burgess) and thanked them for attending.
    • TC income and expenses for 2011 was presented.
  • There is a new admin fee rate for IEEE-CS conferences. This is good news for CVPR and ICCV. This rate is better than that by ACM.
    • For conferences with a budgeted or actual expense budget of $125,000 or greater, the CS Admin Fee is calculated on a sliding scale starting at 16% and reduced by 2.0% for each additional $250,000 of expense, with a minimum of 6%, starting with 2012 conferences. The old rate was a flat 20%
  • IEEE-CS Outstanding Contribution (Service) Award was given to Keith Price for his contributions in creating the online computer vision bibliography.
  • The following updates were presented.
    • Luc Van Gool gave an update on ICCV 2011 (Barcelona).
    • Rama Chellapa and team gave an update on CVPR 2012.
    • Walter Scheirer gave an update on WACV 2012 (Breckenridge, CO)
    • Gerard Medioni gave a report on WACV 2011 (Kona, HI).
      • It was a fully poster style workshop with short presentations by everyone followed by a large poster session.
    • Gerard Medioni gave an update on CVPR 2013 (Portland, OR).
    • Richard Hartley gave an update on ICCV 2013 (Sydney).
    • Marc Polleyfeys gave an update on 3DIMPVT 2012 (Zurich).
    • The Chair announced ICCP 2012 (Seattle).
    • Nalini Ratha, President of the IEEE Biometrics Council http://ieee-biometrics.org/, gave a presentation on the council, its mission, and its meetings.
    • PAMI-EIC Ramin Zabih gave an update on IEEE Transactions on PAMI
  • There were no bids submitted for CVPR 2014. As passed at CVPR 2010 meeting, the PAMI-TC Conference Committee will put together a team. The committee needs a couple of months to put together one. The chair will inform and solicit feedback from TC by email/online
  • Motion by Marc Pollefeys:  Program chairs of CVPR and ICCV cannot submit papers to that conference the year in which they are chairing. General chairs may submit provided that they do not have access to review system.  (Did NOT Pass)
  • TC Chair election: Nomination committee (Gerard Medioni (Chair), Keith Price, Terry Boult, Kim Boyer, and Bryan Morse) proposed that Sudeep Sarker continue for one more year until Dec 2012, then Ramin Zabih to succeed him once he finishes his term as PAMI editor-in-chief. (PASSED).
  • Reminder on Dual Submission Policy Serge Belongie (program co-chair for CVPR 2012) said that there have been problems with dual submissions and reminded everyone of the existing IEEE policy (Section 8.2.4  of IEEE PSPB Operations, http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/rights/Section_822.html).  CVPR 2012 will make this policy explicit in its CFP.
    • Ramin Zabih stated that PAMI already has policies and procedures for plagiarism. A floor motion to allow dual submission between conferences and journals was ruled out-of-order.
  • Motion (Jitendra Malik): PAMI-TC recommends future CVPRs to have poster spotlight. (Motion PASSED)
  • Report on CVPR 2011: Terry Boult gave an update on CVPR 2011 (available also in the proceedings). A new financial model was used
    • 50% IEEE-CS, 50% University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS)
    • 10% admin fee to IEEE-CS and 10% admin fee to University
    • PAMI-TC pitched in 25K in rebate, another 15K rebate by IEEE-CS
    • About $65K at UCCS for future PAMI use.
  • Future CVPR Meeting Sponsorship Motion (Jitendra Malik): The PAMI-TC hereby appoints a committee to  investigate sponsorship options for CVPR, ICCV and TPAMI, and to provide a cost/benefit analysis of all viable alternatives. The committee will distribute their report by email to all PAMI-TC members. (Motion PASSED)
  • Motion: "The sponsorship committee will be chaired by D. Forsyth and consist of T. Boult, R. Chellappa, D. Huttenlocher, L. Shapiro, D. Kriegman, S. Sarkar, Y. Weiss and R. Zabih.  The committee shall also invite others to serve in order to ensure that the membership is representative of the whole vision community." (Motion PASSED)
  • Motion: "The PAMI-TC hereby approves e-voting.  Those eligible to vote will be anyone who has attended a PAMI-TC conference in the previous 24 months, or who subscribes to TPAMI and requests e-voting rights. Motions can be presented for an e-vote upon the recommendation of the PAMI-TC steering committee. Separate e-votes for CVPR- or ICCV-specific issues can draw on subsets of the list based on their attendance.” (Motion FAILED)
  • Motion (Ramin Zabih): "For each CVPR and ICCV, the general chairs shall present a brief financial summary at the PAMI-TC meeting. The summary shall specify how much income is generated for each financial sponsor, on an absolute and per-attendee basis, and what the financial sponsors provide to justify this income. Conference proposals will provide approximate numbers, with an update presented the year before the meeting and the year of the meeting, and with final numbers due a year after the meeting." (Motion PASSED)
  • Other motions related to the timing of an e-vote were set aside due to the failure of the motion to allow e-voting. 
  • Motion (Terry Boult): Have a straw poll to judge the sense of the TC regarding leaving the Computer Society. (Motion FAILED).

Meeting Adjourned at 10:00pm