The July 2013 edition of the PAMI-TC newsletter

This month's topics include:
1. Welcome CVPR13 attendees to the PAMI-TC mailing list
2. Outcome of CVPR 2013 TC Meeting Vote
3. Announcement of Best Paper Awards from CVPR 2013
4. Call for Papers: WACV 2014
5. Call for Papers: AIPR 2014


Welcome CVPR13 attendees to the PAMI-TC mailing list

Under the PAMI-TC charter, everyone who attended CVPR13 is a member of
the PAMI-TC. We have taken the opportunity to add you to the mailing
list. Among other things, this mailing list will be used to circulate
all the motions to be voted on at ICCV13 several weeks before the
conference happens.


Results of the vote for the motions raised at the PAMI-TC Meeting

The PAMI-TC has moved to electronic voting for motions raised at CVPR and ICCV.
Our inaugural TC meeting vote at CVPR 2013 was successful: 700 attendees cast
a ballot for five motions.

Motion 1: CVPR 2016 Bids (Seattle vs. Los Angeles)
The Seattle team was selected.

Motion 2: Open Access
The motion passed. All future conferences shall provide at least the level of
Open Access agreed to for ICCV13, where a collection of non-authoritative final
versions of all papers is made available in a common location under an Open
Access model.

Motion 3: Awards Committee
The motion passed. The PAMI-TC Awards Committee shall consist of 6 members,
serving staggered 3-year terms. The members shall be elected by an annual
vote of the PAMI-TC, from among candidates who are nominated a month in
advance. The PAMI-TC chair shall fill any vacancies. The awards committee
will make public its procedures for giving out awards, including its
conflicts policy.    

Motion 4: Conference Committee
The motion passed. Decisions of the CVPR organizing committee are subject to
review by the PAMI-TC conference committee, though it is expected that this
oversight authority will only be exercise in unusual circumstances. Any
organizing committee decisions can be overturned by a 2/3 majority vote of
the conference committee, before or after the conference. The sole exception
concerns decisions related to the technical program, where the majority
opinion of the Program Chairs is final.

Motion 5: Limiting Area Chairs
The motion passed. An individual should not serve as area chair for CVPR if,
by doing so, she/he would have served more than twice as area chair for CVPR
or other similar top computer vision conferences in any four year period. The
PAMI TC advises program chairs that deviation from this standard requires
exceptional circumstances.


CVPR 2013 Awards

Best Paper Award (sponsored by UTRC): Thomas Dean, Jay Yagnik, Mark Ruzon,
Mark Segal, Jonathon Shlens, and Sudheendra Vijayanarasimhan, "Fast, Accurate
Detection of 100,000 Object Classes on a Single Machine"

Best Paper Award Runner-Up (sponsored by IBM Research): Marcus Brubaker,
Andreas Geiger, and Raquel Urtasun, "Lost! Leveraging the Crowd for Probabilistic
Visual Self-Localization"

Best Student Paper (sponsored by Google): Uwe Schmidt, Carsten Rother,
Sebastian Nowozin, Jeremy Jancsary, and Stefan Roth, "Discriminative Non-blind

Longuet-Higgens Prize (sponsored by MERL): Rob Fergus, Pietro Perona, and
Andrew Zisserman, "Object Class Recognition by Unsupervised Scale-Invariant

2013 PAMI Young Researcher Award (sponsored by Elsevier): Anat Levin and
Kristen Grauman.

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Call for Papers: WACV 2014

While the acronym is being kept, the PAMI-TC's premier meeting on applications
of computer vision has been promoted to be a full IEEE conference, rather than
an IEEE workshop. This means we are broadening the topics to all areas of
Computer Vision, adding area-chairs, and moving to a two-round submission

First Round Submission
Submission Deadline: September 2nd, 2013
Author Feedback: October 5th - 9th, 2013
First Round Decisions: October 21st, 2013

Second Round Submission
Submission Deadline: December 10th, 2013
Author Feedback: January 20th - 23rd, 2014
Second Round Decisions: January 30th, 2014

More information:


AIPR 2013: Sensing for Control and Augmentation
Cosmos Club, Washington DC
October 23-25, 2013

The purpose of the Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition (AIPR) annual workshops
is to bring together researchers from government, industry, and academia in an
elegant setting conducive to technical interchange. The papers span a range
from research to fielded systems and provide, to managers and developers alike,
a broad vision of the applicability of image analysis technologies.

Call for Papers at:


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