Welcome to the January 2013 Edition of the PAMI-TC Newsletter


This month's topics include:

1. Introduction from the New TC Chair

2. Call for Papers: ICCV 2013

3. Call for Participation: WMV/WACV 2013

4. Call for Participation: FG 2013




This New Year brings with it a new TC Chair. I am very pleased to be taking over for Sudeep Sarkar, who served us over the past three years during what was a somewhat tumultuous period between the computer vision community and the Computer Society. Sudeep was able to facilitate a highly spirited democratic process, while keeping the best interests of the community in mind, and we all owe him our gratitude. Also thanks to Sudeep's efforts we now have a formal bidding process for CVPR and ICCV, as well as an official charter for CVPR. The ICCV charter will be put to a vote later this year.


Going forward, one of the first changes you will likely notice is the return of the complete newsletter to the email list. The experiment with LinkedIn, which will continue, encouraged nearly 1,400 researchers to join our group, however, this number is still well below the total mailing list membership.

To make sure that members aren't missing anything, the complete newsletter will be emailed each month, and also continue to appear on the LinkedIn group and our web portal:



I expect to continue longstanding TC activities including sponsorship of major computer vision meetings (CVPR, ICCV, AVSS, FG, WACV, ICCP and AIPR), awards selection for CVPR and ICCV, student travel grants for CVPR and ICCV, and support for Keith Price's annotated computer vision bibliography. The TC will also provide financial support for this year's CVPR and ICCV area chair meetings, and also continue to fund TPAMI editorial board meetings.


The main change ahead of us is that CVPR13 and ICCV13 will be breaking new ground for our community. Instead of being solely sponsored by the Computer Society they will be co-sponsored on a 50-50 basis with the non-profit Computer Vision Foundation. While in time this will have a profound impact on our community, the short term impact on researchers attending CVPR or ICCV will be minimal. Initially all that you will see is a decrease in registration costs and a substantial increase in the percentage of conference profits that directly benefit our future conferences.


Of course, the TC Chair does not act in isolation - a lot of teamwork goes on behind the scenes to organize conferences, coordinate policy changes, keep you informed, and to make sure our meetings run as smoothly as possible. I am happy to announce that Sudeep's smoothly functioning team has agreed to continue to serve. Bryan Morse is the vice-chair, Antonio Robles-Kelly is the treasurer, Walter Scheirer is in charge of communication, and Song Wang is our webmaster. And Sudeep himself will continue to be involved.


If you have thoughts or suggestions on the TC or related issues that should be considered, let myself or the officers know via email or at the next TC meeting in June at CVPR.


Happy New Year,

Ramin Zabih





The 2013 International Conference on Computer Vision will be held Dec. 1st - 8th at the Sydney Conference Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney Australia. The conference encourages the submission of high-quality papers in all areas of computer vision.


Pre-conference dates:


Abstract Submission Deadline: April 8, 2013 (23:59 GMT) Submission of Full Paper: April 12, 2013 (23:59 GMT) Author Rebuttal Period: July 9-15, 2013 Final Decisions: September 6, 2013


For more information, visit: http://www.iccv2013.org




Registration is still open for the 2013 Winter Vision Meetings to be held Jan. 16th, 17th and 18th in Clearwater Beach, Florida. This year's participating workshops and tutorials include:


The Workshop on the Applications of Computer Vision (WACV) The Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Tracking and

    Surveillance (PETS)

The Workshop on Robot Vision

The Workshop on User-Centered Computer Vision (UCCV) Tutorial on Iris Recognition: Fundamentals to Research Frontiers


Hotel reservations can also be made at this time.


More information: http://cvl.cse.sc.edu/wvm2013/




Registration is now open for FG 2013:



The IEEE Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition is the premier international forum for research in image and video-based face, gesture, and body movement recognition. Its broad scope includes: advances in fundamental computer vision, pattern recognition, computer graphics; machine learning techniques relevant to face, gesture and body motion; new algorithms and applications.

The conference will be held in Shanghai, China April 22nd - 26th, 2013.




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