Program Chair:
Dmitry O. Gorodnichy
Computational Video Group
Institute for Information Technology 
National Research Council of Canada
Bldg. M-50, Montreal Rd. 
Ottawa, Canada K1A OR6
dmitry.gorodnichy@nrc.ca
chair@visioninterface.net
Fax:(613)952-0215, Tel:(613)998-5298

Program Co-Chair:
Hong Zhang
   University of Alberta, Canada

Registration Chair:
John Barron
   University of Western Ontario, Canada

Local Chair:
Jim Parker
  University of Calgary, Canada

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
Peter Allen,
    Columbia University, USA
Naoki Asada,
   Hiroshima City University, Japan
Steven Beauchemin,
   U. of Western Ontario, Canada
Boubakeur Boufama,
   U. of Windsor, Canada
Dmitry Chetverikov,
   Hungarian Ac.Sc., Hungary
Kostas Daniilidis,
   U. of Pennsylvania, USA
Fadi Dornaika,
   York U., Canada
Gregory Dudek, 
   McGill U., Canada
Georgy Gimel'farb,
   Auckland U., New Zealand
Jiri Grim,
   Czech Ac. Sc., Czech Republic
Greg Hager,
   Johns Hopkins U., USA
Rolf Henkel,
   U. of Bremen, Germany
Rainer Herpers,
   York U., Canada
Radu Horaud,
   INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France
Martin Jägersand
   University of Alberta, Canada
Yunde Jia,
   Beijing I. of Technology, China
Reinhard Klette,
   Auckland U., New Zealand
Stanislav Kovacic,
   U. of Ljublana, Slovenia
George Lashkia,
   Okayama U. of Science, Japan
Ales Leonardis,
   U. of Ljublana, Slovenia
Jim Little,
   U. of British Columbia, Canada
Dave Lowe,
   U. of British Columbia, Canada
Peter Meer,
   Rutgers U., USA
Jean Meunier,
   U. de Montreal, Canada
Amar Mitiche,
   INRS, Canada
Fathallah Nouboud,
  U. de Quebec a TR, Canada
Tomas Pajdla,
   Czech Tech. U., Czech Republic
Marc Parizeau,
   U. Laval, Canada
Pierre Payeur,
   U. of Ottawa, Canada
Lubov Podladchikova,
   Rostov U. KRINC, Russia
Gerhard Roth,
   National Research Council, Canada
Ilya Rybak,
   Drexel U., USA
Yoshiaki Shirai,
   Osaka U., Japan
Harry Shum,
   Microsoft, USA
Peter Sturm,
   INRIA Rhône-Alpes, France
Ching Y. Suen,
   Concordia U., Canada
Djemel Ziou,
   U. de Sherbrooke, Canada
 

Downtown Calgary

Kananaskis Park is just 20 min from Calgary
Hope to see you in Calgary!

Call for Papers

VI'2002

15th International Conference on Vision Interface  
http://www.visioninterface.net/vi2002

May 27-29, 2002, Calgary, Canada 

sponsored by

Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society (CIPPRS) and
International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR)

Vision Interface is a single-track conference consisting of high quality, previously unpublished papers, presented either orally or as a poster. Contributions are sought on any aspect of computer vision, image processing or pattern recognition, including but not restricted to the following topics: 
Image Segmentation, Texture, Illumination
Shape, Surface geometry
Calibration and Rectification
Motion and Video Analysis, Optical Flow
Stereo Vision, Depth, 3D Scene Analysis
Active and Real-time Vision
Object, Event, and Scene Recognition
Face and Gesture Recognition
Document Processing and Handwriting Recognition
Learning and Classification Methods in Vision
Biological and Psychological aspects of Vision
Neural Networks for Vision and Image Understanding
Computer Vision for HCI and Computer Graphics
Image databases and Multi-Media Applications
Biomedical and Robotics Applications

The conference provides an excellent environment for interdisciplinary interaction as well as for networking of students and scientists in computer vision and image understanding.
In addition to regular sessions, there will be also invited sessions and an industry session.
Two awards: for the best paper and for the best student paper, will be presented.

JOINT CONFERENCES:

VI'2002 will be held in conjunction with GI'2002 (Graphics Interface) and AI'2002 (Artificial Intelligence). For a single registration fee participants can attend presentations at either of AI/GI/VI conferences.

PAPER SUBMISSIONS:

Papers are welcomed in either French or English language. Submissions in French should be accompanied by an abstract in English. The size of the papers should be limited to six  double-column pages (with the absolute maximum of eight pages ). Authors should stay anonymous.
Submissions are done electronically through the conference website. In addition, the abstract and contact information should be emailed to the Program Chair.
All papers will be thoroughly reviewed by the Program Committee. The accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, the hardcopy of which will be distributed at the conference. The proceedings will also be made available on-line at the CIPPRS and VI websites.

INDUSTRY PARTICIPATION:

The conference welcomes the participation and sponsorship from industry companies. The booth and time slot will be allocated at the conference for industrial presentations. The requests and abstracts should be sent to the Program Chair.

INVITED SPEAKERS:

John Aloimonos, University of Maryland, College Park
Matthew Turk, University of California, Santa Barbara
Georges Stamon, Université René Descartes, Paris

Student Participation

This conference promotes participation of students by reducing significantly the student registration fee. Students may also apply for the registration fee waiver.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Paper Submission Deadline
Acceptance/Rejection notification
Industrial presentation requests due
Revised camera-ready papers due
Proceedings put online
December 5, 2001
February 1, 2002
March 15, 2002
April 1, 2002
May 1, 2002

Venue:

Calgary is the fifth largest city of Canada located thirty minutes away from the Banff National Park on the East Side of Rocky Mountains.