Welcome to the October edition of the PAMI-TC newsletter

This month's topics include:

1. Call for Papers: CVPR 2017
2. ICCV 2017 Website & Call for Papers
3. Call for Nominations: PAMI-TC Chair
4. Call for PAMI TC Volunteers
5. Call for Papers: FG 2017
6. Call for Papers: WACV 2017
7. Call for Papers: ICLR 2017
8. Call for Papers: IJCB 2017
9. Call for Participation: Winter School on Computer Vision
10. Call for Participation: AIPR 2016


Call for Papers: CVPR 2017

CVPR 2017 was originally planned to be in San Juan, Puerto Rico. However, because of the rapid spread of the Zika virus in Puerto Rico, the organizers have decided to move the conference. CVPR 2017 will now be held in Honolulu, Hawaii from July 21-26 2017.

The papers submission deadline has been changed to Nov. 15 2016, and workshop applications and tutorial applications deadlines will remain the same. These were publicly announced a few months ago and we are trying to minimize the disruption from moving the conference.

Call for Papers: http://goo.gl/LZUZIb
Call for Workshops: http://goo.gl/kSJJrD
Call for Tutorials: http://goo.gl/0Mi5mO

For more information, please visit: http://cvpr2017.thecvf.com/


ICCV 2017: Website and Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce that the website for ICCV 2017 is now online:

ICCV is the premier international computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses. With its high quality and low cost, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers. It will be held in Venice, Italy from October 22-29, 2017.


Main Conference:
Paper Submission Deadline: March 17, 2017
Supplementary Material Submission: March 24, 2017
Rebuttal Period: May 29 - June 5, 2017
Decisions to Authors: July 17, 2017
Camera-Ready Deadline: July 31, 2017

Proposal Submission Deadline: February 15, 2017
Notification to Organizers: March 31, 2017

Short Courses:
Proposal Submission Deadline: February 15, 2017
Notification to Organizers: March 31, 2017


Call for Nominations:

The PAMI-TC Chair normally serves a two-year term with a limit of two consecutive terms.  At last year’s TC meeting at CVPR, Ramin Zabih stepped down as Chair in order to focus on his responsibilities with the Computer Vision Foundation.  Since then,Bryan Morse, the current Vice-Chair, has served as Acting Chair.  By the end of this year, we need to conduct an election for a fully elected TC Chair.

Since the PAMI-TC Chair is officially a position in the IEEE Computer Society, one must be a member of the Computer Society in order to run for the office.  PAMI TC’s own bylaws also require that the TC Chair be selected from past, present, or future (already voted on and approved) General Chairs or Program Chairs of either CVPR or ICCV.

Please send nominations, including self-nominations, to Ramin Zabih, head of the nomination committee (with fellow past TC chairs Terry Boult and Sudeep Sarker) at rdz@cs.cornell.edu.


Call for PAMI TC Volunteers:

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.


Call for Papers: FG 2017 (Deadline Extended)

The 12th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture
Recognition (FG 2017) will be held in from May 29 till June 2, 2017 in
Washington, D.C., which is the center of the federal government of the
U.S. and a major cultural and tourist attraction.

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. Its
broad scope includes advances in fundamental computer vision,
pattern recognition, computer graphics, and machine learning
techniques relevant to face, gesture, and body action algorithms,
and analysis of specific applications. The program will be single-track
with poster sessions. Submissions will be rigorously reviewed, and
should clearly make the case for a documented improvement over
the existing state of the art.

Important Dates:
Paper submission: 10 Oct 2016
Rebuttal period: 9 - 16 Dec 2016
Decision to authors: 23 Jan 2017
Doctoral consortium submission: 15 Feb 2017
Demo and Exhibition Sessions submission: 15 Jan 2017
Final camera-ready papers due: 17 Feb 2017


Call for Papers: WACV 2017 (Deadline Extended)

IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV 2017)
Date: 24-31 March 2017
Santa Rosa, California, USA

Recent efforts in computer vision have demonstrated impressive successes on a variety of real-world challenges. WACV conferences provide a forum for researchers working on computer vision systems and applications to share their latest developments.  WACV 2017 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. Authors are encouraged to submit applications papers, as well as more traditional algorithms papers.

10 Oct 2016 - Submission Deadline
27 Nov 2016 - Reviews Released to Authors
03 Dec 2016 - Rebuttals Due
20 Dec 2016 - Paper Decisions
10 Jan 2017 - Camera Ready Due


5th International Conference on Learning Representations


The performance of machine learning methods is heavily dependent on the choice of data representation (or features) on which they are applied. The rapidly developing field of representation learning is concerned with questions surrounding how we can best learn meaningful and useful representations of data. We take a broad view of the field and include topics such as deep learning and feature learning, metric learning, compositional modeling, structured prediction, reinforcement learning, and issues regarding large-scale learning and non-convex optimization. The range of domains to which these techniques apply is also very broad, from vision to speech recognition, text understanding, gaming, music, etc.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time, November 4th, 2016
Review Period: until December 16nd, 2016
Decision Notification: February 3rd, 2017

More information: http://www.iclr.cc/


IJCB 2017: International Joint Conference on Biometrics
October 1 - 4, 2017, Denver, Colorado, USA

International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB 2017) combines two major biometrics research annual conferences, the Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS) conference and the International Conference on Biometrics (ICB). The blending of these two conferences in 2017 is through special agreement between the IEEE Biometrics Council and the IAPR TC-4, and presents an exciting event for the entire worldwide biometrics research community. This is the third such joint conference, following IJCB 2014 in Clearwater Florida and the first IJCB 2011 in Washington DC.

Important Dates:

Paper submission: April 15, 2017
Decision to authors: June 30, 2017
Tutorial proposals due: July 31, 2017
Final camera-ready papers due: July 20, 2017
Main conference: Oct. 2-4, 2017
Tutorials: Oct. 1, 2017


Call for Participation: Winter School in Computer Science and Engineering on Computer Vision

We are soliciting graduate student and postdoc applications for a First Winter School in Computer Science and Engineering on Computer Vision at the Israeli Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) to be held January 8 to January 12, 2017.

The CSE Winter School is a new adventure for the IIAS. We have been organizing annual Advanced Schools in Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, Economic Theory, Life Science and the Humanities for more than thirty years. Typically directed by Nobel laureates or Fields Medalists, they have achieved international recognition and consistently attract the top students and postdoctoral scholars worldwide to Jerusalem. Consistent with this tradition, the general director is Michael Rabin, a Turing laureate,  the Winter School in Computer Vision will be directed by Prof. Takeo Kanade with Prof. Yair Weiss and Prof. Alyosha Efros serving as co-directors.

The confirmed speakers are:

Takeo Kanade, (Carnegie Mellon University)
Alexei (Aloysha) Efros, (UC Berkeley)
Yair Weiss, Codirector (The Hebrew University)
Jitendra Malik, UC Berkeley
Shree Nayar, Columbia
Bill Freeman, MIT and Google
Cordelia Schmidt, INIRIA
Rob Fergus, Facebook and NYU
Rick Szeliski, Facebook
Michal Irani, Weizmann
Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, University of Washington

Register at: http://ias.huji.ac.il/cse1.


45th Annual AIPR 2016: Imaging and Artificial Intelligence: Intersection and Synergy

Washington DC, October 18-20, 2016

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 across a broad range of disciplines. 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.

For more info go to http://www.aipr-workshop.org/