Welcome to the August edition of the PAMI-TC newsletter

1. Upcoming TC Chair Election and Nominations 2. Call for Papers: WACV 2019 3. Call for Participation: ECCV Workshop: PoseTrack Challenge 4. Call for Participation: Open Images Challenge Workshop at ECCV 2018 5. Call for Participation: ICERM Program in Computer Vision




1. Upcoming TC Chair Election and Nominations


As mentioned at the TC meeting at CVPR, it’s time we had a proper election for the TC chair position. The current chair, Bryan Morse, is happy to continue to serve if needed, but ideally we should have another candidate. According to the TC's bylaws, the TC chair should be a past or future general or program chair for CVPR or ICCV, or (as amended with our recent vote at CVPR) anyone with experience organizing any of our TC’s meetings and approval of the TC’s executive committee. By IEEE policy, they must also be a member of the IEEE Computer Society. If you would like to serve as chair, or if you would like to nominate someone, please send nominations to Ramin Zabih, head of the nomination committee (with fellow past TC chairs Terry Boult and Sudeep Sarker) at rzabih@gmail.com by the end of August 2018. Following that, per IEEE procedures there will be a vote for the chair position in the fall, even if only to ratify a single candidate, with the results effective January 1, 2019.




2. IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV 2019) Jan 8-10, 2019 Waikoloa Village, Hawaii http://wacv19.wacv.net/


The premier forum for computer vision applications and systems papers, WACV 2019, solicits high-quality, original submissions describing research on computer vision applications. Unlike other vision conferences, WACV emphasizes papers on systems and applications with significant, interesting vision components or elements across the range of vision domains. As in previous years, WACV 2019 will have a two-round submission process to allow major revisions of first-round papers that are competitive but not yet accepted.


Important Dates:

Paper Submission (Second Round): Sep 21, 2018 Second Round Decisions: Nov 05, 2018

Conference: Jan 8-10, 2019




3. Call for Participation: ECCV Workshop: PoseTrack Challenge Human Pose Estimation and Tracking in the Wild September 8, 2018, Munich, Germany


Half day workshop in conjunction with ECCV 2018

Web: https://posetrack.net/workshops/eccv2018


TLDR: PoseTrack workshop at ECCV'18 is inviting participants to competition challenges in articulated human pose estimation, articulated tracking, dense pose tracking and 3D pose estimation.



Train+Val Pre-Release: June 15th, 2018

Full Benchmark Release and Evaluation Server Opening: July 15th, 2018 Results Submission: August 18th, 2018 Paper Submission: August 25th, 2018 Notification of Acceptance: September 2nd, 2018 Workshop Date: September 8th, 2017


Stay informed by subscribing to the PoseTrack newsletter on the website http://posetrack.net




4. Call for Participation: Open Images Challenge Workshop at ECCV 2018 September 8, 2018, Munich, Germany




The Open Images Challenge 2018 is a new object detection challenge to be held at the European Conference on Computer Vision 2018. It follows in the tradition of PASCAL VOC, ILSVRC and COCO, but at an unprecedented scale.


The challenge has a total prize fund of USD 50,000. Challenge participants must submit their results by September 1st 2018 to the evaluation server, along with an abstract describing their method. The winners of each track will additionally be required to provide a detailed description of their method in order to claim the prize (minimum of 2 pages double-column). The evaluation servers for both tracks will be hosted by Kaggle.



- Train set release: May 15th, 2018

- Challenge test set release and evaluation server opening: July 1th, 2018

- Results submission deadline for participants: September 1th, 2018

- Workshop: September 8th, 2017




5. Announcement: ICERM semester program in Computer Vision and Image Processing.


February 4 - May 10, 2019




The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) is funded through a grant to Brown University from the National Science Foundation, Division of Mathematical Sciences.


Most ICERM programs are aimed at scientists who have, or are pursuing, a doctoral degree and are actively involved in the topic of the program. To request an invitation to an ICERM program, please complete an online application. Support for local expenses may be provided. Decisions about online applications are typically made

1–3 months before any given program, as space and funding permits. See our website for details about workshops associated with this program.


Full details at icerm.brown.edu.


ICERM encourages women and members of underrepresented minorities to apply and participate.




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The PAMI TC is a volunteer-run organization.  If any you would like to get more involved in our community organization, please contact Bryan Morse at morse@byu.edu.




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