Welcome to the October 2010 Edition of the PAMI-TC monthly mailing

This month's topics include:

1. Extension of FG 2011 Deadline
2. CVPR 2011 Call for Workshops
3. CVPR 2011 Call for Tutorials & Short Courses


The Ninth IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture
Recognition (FG 2011) has extended its paper submission deadline to
October 13th, 2010.

The IEEE conference series on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition
is the premier international forum for research in image and video-based
face, gesture, and body movement recognition. The conference presents
research that advances the state-of-the-art in these and related areas,
leading to new capabilities in areas such as biometrics, interactive
systems, surveillance, healthcare, and entertainment. The FG conference
plays an important role in shaping related scientific, academic, and
higher-education programs. For FG 2011, we are soliciting papers in all
areas of face and gesture recognition, including:

- Age-related change in facial appearance
- Human communicative behavior analysis
- Multimodal and context-sensitive interfaces
- Vision-based human robot interaction
- Ambient intelligence
- Multi-modal sensing and novel sensing technologies
- Human action recognition

For more details, please visit the FG 2011 website: http://www.fg2011.org


CVPR 2011 Workshops: Call for Proposals

Workshop Chair: Shai Avidan

Important dates at a glance:

- Deadline for proposal submission: Oct 20, 2010
- Notification of acceptance: October 31, 2010
- Workshops dates: Monday, June 20, Fri. June 24, Sat June 25, 2011

Proposals for workshops are solicited for the 2011 IEEE Conference on
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2011) in Colorado
Springs, CO. Workshops will take place on June 20, 24 and 25, 2011,
at the same venue as CVPR.

Appropriate subjects for workshops include topics from computer vision
as well as related fields or application areas. We solicit workshops that
can appeal to a significant cross-section of the community or can
strengthen our community's interactions with other fields and whose
organizers have a strong track record in the field. Workshop proposals
can be sent to the Workshops Chair, Shai Avidan (avidan at eng.tau.ac.il).
A proposal should include the following information. Workshops that are
related to previous workshops should include this relationship, and should
include historical data on all relevant points.

- Names and email contact of key organizers
- Title, topic, and a full call for papers
- Brief paragraph justifying the workshop, which should answer the
   following questions :
- Why is the proposed workshop interesting for the community?
- What are the elements of novelty?
- Why the workshop would not be predominately papers rejected by
- Proposed length of workshop (1/2 day, 1 day or 2 days)
- Tentative program committee if any. Indicate confirmed participants
- Tentative invited speakers, if any. Indicate confirmed participants
- Estimated attendance and basis for estimate
- Estimated number of submissions and acceptance rate and basis for
- Estimated breakdown between number of orals, posters and invited
- Date restrictions and justification
- Special space or equipment requests, if any

For any additional information please contact Shai Avidan, CVPR 2011
Workshops Chair; email: avidan at eng.tau.ac.il


CVPR 2011 Short Courses & Tutorials: Call for Proposals

We would like to invite the research community to submit tutorial and
short-course proposals (3 to 6 hours) for the IEEE Intl. Conference on
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) to be held in
Colorado Springs in June 2011.

Please, find bellow the information regarding the submission of proposals.

-- Anderson Rocha, Short Courses Chair

General Instructions for Tutorials/Short Courses Proposals
Tutorials/Short courses proposals are invited for the 2011 Intl.
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR).

Important Dates Submission deadline: October 20th, 2010 Notification of
acceptance: December 15th, 2010.

Types of Tutorials/Short Courses
The tutorials/short courses may span from 3 to 6 hours. They may be
regular or advanced. We will provide technical support for the
presentation of the selected proposals.

1. Regular Tutorials: are targeted to students, professionals and
researchers in Computer Vision, who wish to learn well- established
techniques, which can be used in their work. Instructors may assume that
attendees are familiar with basic notions of mathematics, numerical
methods, programming, and Computer Vision.
2. Advanced Tutorials: should focus on recent developments, emerging
topics and novel applications in Computer Vision related topics.

Proposals Selection
The tutorials/short courses represent an opportunity for the participants
of the CVPR 2011 to acquire technical knowledge in recent achievements in
Computer Vision related topics. The proposals will be judged by: relevance
for the conference; potential to attract participants to the conference;
originality; and qualification of the instructors in the topic of the

The proposals should contain the following information:
1. Title
2. Type (regular or advanced)
3. Abstract
4. Motivation
5. Target audience (specify what knowledge you presume about the
6. Interest for the Computer Vision community (estimate how many
    attendees you expect to have and the basis for such an estimation);
7. List of the topics to be presented, including: estimated duration,
    subtopics, pointers to relevant literature;
8. Short biography of the instructors (with full name, address, e-mail,
    institution, and experience in the topic of the short course /
9. Planned material (if any) to be distributed to the participants, such
    as slides, images, animations, etc.

The proposers shall make it clear the relationship of the proposal to any
previous tutorials offered in ICCV, CVPR and ECCV in the last 3 years by
these or any other researchers.

How To Submit a Proposal
Proposals should be submitted by email to Prof. Anderson Rocha at the
following address anderson (dot) rocha (at) ic.unicamp.br, with subject
CVPR 2011 Short Course/Tutorial Submission. Please, send your proposal up
to 5 pages in PDF format (preferred) or plain text only.