The April 2011 edition of the PAMI-TC newsletter

Welcome to the April 2011 edition of the PAMI-TC monthly mailing.

This month's topics include:
1. CVPR 2011 Registration
2. Call for CVPR 2014 Proposals
3. HIP (Historical Document Imaging and Processing) Call for Papers
4. NIST/USF Evaluation Resources for the VACE Program - Released to Researchers
5. New IEEE Policy Regarding Authors' Rights to Post Accepted
6. How to Unsubscribe from this List


Registration for CVPR 2011 is now open. This year, CVPR will be held at 
the Crowne Plaza in picturesque Colorado Springs.

New this year -- 3 tiered pricing:

Early registration ends May 20, 2011 11:59pm Mountain Time
Regular registration = May 21, 2011 12:00am till June 11, 2011 11:59pm MT
On-site registration = begins June 12, 2011 12:00am MT

All Passport Registrations include: Admission to all technical sessions, 
all workshops, all short courses, daily refreshment breaks, reception
dinners on Tuesday and Wednesday, and one DVD copy of the proceedings.

One-Day Workshop/Short Course Pass: is valid for one day only (either 
Monday or Friday or Saturday).

For more details, please visit:


Thinking about organizing CVPR in 2014? Proposals are due by May 15, 2011. 
Please send proposals (or questions) to Sudeep Sarkar (sarkar AT cse DOT 
usf DOT edu). Proposals will be voted upon at the next PAMI-TC meeting, to 
be held during an evening session at CVPR 2011.


We are pleased to announce the first Historical Document Imaging and Processing (HIP) workshop (, to be held 
in conjunction with ICDAR 2011 ( in China this 
coming September. Those who should attend include archivists, curators and 
researchers, from private industry, government, and academia, who are 
involved in all aspects of imaging, collection and processing of historical

Please consider contributing a manuscript to this "historic" workshop. 
Also, we would appreciate it if you would forward this Call for Papers to 
those who you know who work in these areas.

We look forward to an exciting and outstanding workshop this September and 
hope you will be able to attend!

William A. Barrett (Brigham Young University)
Michael S. Brown (National University of Singapore)
R. Manmatha (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA)
Jake Gehring (Manager, FamilySearch Data Operations, USA)
Ms. Long Wei (Research Librarian, National Library of China)


NIST/USF Evaluation Resources for the VACE Program - Released to 

The VACE program was established to develop novel algorithms for automatic 
video content extraction, multi-modal fusion, and event understanding. 
Three performance evaluations were conducted under the auspices of the 
VACE program between 2004 and 2007. The evaluation was administered by the 
University of South Florida (USF) in collaboration with the National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and VideoMining and was 
guided by an advisory forum including the evaluation participants. NIST 
Meeting Room part of the annotated data set has been released to 
researchers and is available at:


Dear Colleagues,

In November 2010, the IEEE Publications Services and Products Board
approved changes to Section 8.1.9 of the IEEE PSPB Operations Manual
that more clearly define for IEEE authors which version of their
papers is appropriately available for the authors' own reuse. These
policy revisions enable IEEE to exercise better control over its
intellectual property, while still offering authors substantial rights
to reuse their own created works. For example, the new policy retains
substantial rights for authors to post on their personal sites and
their institutions' servers, but only the accepted versions of their
papers, not the published versions as might be downloaded from IEEE
Xplore These changes now bring IEEE policy up to date with current
practices of other scientific and technical publishers by clarifying
authors' rights.

For your convenience, I have attached an FAQ for EICs on the new IEEE
policy regarding authors' rights to post accepted versions of their
papers. Also, I invite you to visit the IEEE Intellectual Property
Right web site, where you will find more helpful information on this
recent policy change (,
as well as other important IPR policy-related material available from
the IPR home page at:

I hope you will find this information helpful, and that it will
clarify these policy revisions. Please do not hesitate to call or
write if you should have any questions/comments not covered by the FAQ
or web pages.


Bill Hagen, Manager
IEEE Intellectual Property Rights
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08855
(732) 562-3966

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