The May 2013 Edition of the PAMI-TC Newsletter


This month's topics include:

1. Call for Proposals: CVPR 2016

2. Call for Participation: CVPR 2013

3. FG 2013 Awards

4. April 2013 IAPR Newsletter


Note: a special update about the TC meeting at CVPR 2013 is forthcoming.

Stay tuned.




Call for Proposals for CVPR 2016. Please send proposals to by May 15, 2013. The proposal should include the following information: date, city, site, hotel, and half the team details (general chairs, program chairs, local arrangements, and some of the other members in charge of the program).

The team should contact the hotel/site to make sure the intended dates are indeed available. Some estimate of meeting space and lodging costs should be included. Please plan for over 1500 participants.




CVPR 2013 will take place June 23 - 28 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. More information:




The FG 2013 organizing committee is pleased to announce the awards from the



FG 2013 Test of Time Award: William Freeman and Michal Roth for the paper "Orientation histograms for hand gesture recognition", FG 1995


FG 2013 Best Paper Award: Stefan Scherer (USC), Giota Stratou (USC), Jonathan Gratch (USC), Jill Boberg (USC), Marwa Mahmoud, Cambridge University Albert

(Skip) Rizzo (USC), and Louis-Philippe Morency (USC), "Automatic Behavior Descriptors for Psychological Disorder Analysis".


FG 2013 Best Student Paper Award: Daniel McDuff (MIT), Rana El Kaliouby (MIT), David Demirdjian (MIT), and Rosalind Picard (MIT), "Predicting Online Media Effectiveness Based on Smile Responses Gathered Over the Internet".


Reviewer awards and more information:




The April 2013 issue of the IAPR Newsletter is available at [PDF]






2. Letter from the President: Kim L. Boyer, IAPR Fellow


3. Getting to Know...: David G. Stork, IAPR Fellow


4. IAPR...The Next Generation: Soweon Yoon


5. In Memoriam: Taras Vintsiuk


6. Meeting Reports:

ICIEV 2012, CIARP 2012, ANNPR2012, ICFHR 2012, PRIB 2012, PR4HA@ICPR 2012, PRRS@ICPR 2012, and WDIA@ICPR2012


7. Book Reviews:

Markov Models for Handwriting Recognition, Image Registration: Principles, Tools and Methods, An interdisciplinary introduction to image processing, Visualization in Medicine and Life Sciences II, Patterns in Physics


8. Free Book Offer


9. Meeting and Education Planner




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