Sunday, January 31, 2010

EUREKA! 2010 October 14-16 ~ Patras / Ancient Olympia ~ Greece

International Conference
for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students in Computer Engineering, Informatics, related Technologies and Applications.

EUREKA!" is a forum for undergraduate and postgraduate students to present their research, and for community, academic and industry leaders to hear and discuss creative and scholarly work with the students.

Student research from computer sciences and computer engineering disciplines including related applications and technologies can be presented in this conference.

The five best papers will receive an award.

The main goals of the ”EYREKA!” conference are to promote the scientific creativity of the students and to provide a friendly forum for submitting proposals and presenting conference papers. Furthermore, ”EYREKA!” will facilitate the interaction of students with well known specialists in the field of their interest .

EUREKA! 2010 is soliciting contributions from postgraduate and undergraduate students on all aspects of Computer Engineering, Informatics, related Technologies and Applications including applications in Economy, Medicine, Engineering, Education. It is requested that papers submitting by students are written under the supervision of an academic coordinator. Papers can also be joint between students and more senior scientists.

Selected papers from the conference will receive an award and will be considered for publication in CS-URJ, Computer Science Undergraduate Research Journal (

On October 16th there will be a visit to the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia; in the evening there will be a gala dinner which will include the award ceremony .

"EUREKA!", which is the initiative of the High Performance Computing Laboratory (HPCLab) of the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department - University of Patras, Greece ,will be co-organised with several Academic institutions.

Important dates:

Paper submission deadline: March 26, 2010

Author notification: May 23, 2010

Final papers due: June 18, 2010

Conference topics include but are not limited to:

  1. System Software

  2. Computer/Sensor Hardware and Architecture

  3. Graphics, Visualization, Multimedia

  4. Image and Video Processing

  5. Signal Processing and Telecommunications

  6. Parallel Processing

  7. Information Systems

  8. Computer Security

  9. Algorithms and Complexity

  10. Human-Computer Interaction

  11. Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge bases

  12. Management of Energy Grids

  13. Computational Science

  14. Languages and Speech Processing

  15. Grid and Cluster Computing

  16. Wearable and Mobile Computing

  17. Information Retrieval

  18. Semantic web

  19. Business intelligence

  20. Digital libraries

  21. e-business & e-government

  22. Mobile and wireless computing

  23. Medical information systems

  24. Medical Applications

  25. Bioinformatics

  26. Engineering applications (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical,…)

  27. CRM & ERP systems

  28. Document management

  29. Education technologies

  30. Internet & intranet systems

  31. Web applications

  32. Cultural and museum information systems

  33. Numerical analysis, numerical methods

For further details and updates, please consult the conference web site at URL:

Google SIGIR 2010 Conference Grant

As part of Google's ongoing commitment to encouraging women to excel in computing and technology, we are pleased to announce the Google SIGIR 2010 Conference Grant to encourage more female computer scientists to attend and participate in the SIGIR 2010 conference , 19-23 July 2010, Geneva, Switzerland. We encourage all female computer scientists interested in information retrieval to apply.

Two people will be chosen from the applicant pool to receive:

  • free registration for the main conference. Accommodation not included.

  • up to 300 euros for travel costs from Google (given to the recipients at or after the event)

To be eligible for a conference grant candidates must:

  • Be a female working in or studying Computer Science/Information Retrieval

  • Maintain a strong academic background with demonstrated leadership ability

  • Attend at least 2 full days of the main conference

How To Apply

To apply send, no later than 21 June 2010, an e-mail to with the subject heading 'Google SIGIR 2010 Conference grant' containing:

  • your full name and email address

  • current address, contact phone number and copy of photo ID

  • your CV

  • 1-page statement (no more than 600 words) about why you wish to attend SIGIR 2010 and why attending is important to your research and/or future career

Winners and claim process

The winners will be notified by e-mail by 25 June 2010. If you are a successful applicant, you will be sent your free ticket and a payment form to expense your travel contribution, to be completed and submitted after the event.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Workshop on Interoperable Social Media Applications WISMA 2010. 11th International Workshop of the Multimedia Metadata Community

In the Web 2.0, a growing amount of multimedia content is being shared on Social Networks. Due to the dynamic and ubiquitous nature of this content (and associated descriptors), new interesting challenges for indexing, access, and search and retrieval have arisen.
In addition, there is a growing concern on privacy protection, as a lot of personal data is being exchanged. Teenagers (and even younger kids), for example, require special protection applications; while adults are willing to have a higher control over the access to content.
Furthermore, the integration of mobile technologies with the Web 2.0 applications is also an interesting area of research that needs to be addressed; not only in terms of content protection, but also considering the implementation of new and enriched context-aware applications.
Finally, social multimedia is also expected to improve the performance of traditional multimedia information search and retrieval approaches by contributing to bridge the semantic gap. The integration of these aspects, however, is not trivial and has created a new interdisciplinary area of research.
In any case, there is a common issue that needs to be addressed in all the previously identified social multimedia applications: the interoperability and extensibility of their applications. Thus, the workshop is particularly interested in research contributions based on standards.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Privacy in social networks

  • Access control in social networks
  • Social media analysis

  • Social media retrieval

  • Context-awareness in social networks

  • Mobile applications scenario
  • Social networks ontologies and interoperability

  • Security and privacy ontologies

  • Content distribution over social networks

  • Multimedia ontologies and interoperability

  • Multimedia search and retrieval

  • Semantic metadata management
  • Collaborative tagging

  • Interaction between access control and privacy policies

  • Social networks and policy languages

  • Policy management

Research Papers: Papers should describe original and significant work in the research and industrial practice of related topics. (i) Long papers: up to 8 pages, will normally be particularly focused on research studies, applications and experiments (ii) Short papers: up to 4 pages, will be particularly suitable for reporting work-in-progress, interim results, or as a position paper submission.

Applications and Industrial Presentations: Proposals for presentations of applications and tools, including reports on the application and utilisation of tools, industrial practices and models, or tool/system demonstrations. Abstract: 2 pages.

All submissions and proposals are to be in English and submitted in PDF format at the WISMA paper submission websiteon or before 28th February 2010. Papers should be formatted according to LNCS style. The workshop proceedings are to be published as a volume at CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Best Paper Award

My paper with Yiannis Boutalis and Mathias Lux

“SPCD - SPATIAL COLOR DISTRIBUTION DESCRIPTOR - A Fuzzy Rule based Composite Descriptor Appropriate for Hand Drawn Color Sketches Retrieval"

awarded as the BEST PAPER at the 2nd International Conference on
Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART), Valencia-Spain, January 22-24, 2010.


ICAART received 364 paper submissions from 58 countries, in all continents. To evaluate each submission, a double blind paper review was performed by the Program Committee, whose members are highly qualified researchers in ICAART topic areas. Based on the classifications provided, only 165  were selected to be published in these proceedings and presented at the conference. Of these, 96 papers were selected for oral presentation (31 full papers and 65 short papers) and 69 papers were selected for poster presentation. The full paper acceptance ratio was 9%.

I feel totally honored, thank you :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

IPCV'10 - The 2010 International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision, and Pattern Recognition

    You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted papers will be published in the IPCV conference proceedings (in printed book form; later, the proceedings will also be accessible online). Those interested in proposing workshops/sessions, should refer to the relevant sections that appear below.
    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
      • Software tools for imaging
      • Image-based modeling and algorithms
      • Illumination and reflectance modeling
      • Motion and tracking algorithms and applications
      • Biometric authentication
      • Event recognition techniques in image sequences
      • Medical image processing and analysis
      • Image geometry and multi-view geometry
      • Segmentation techniques
      • Geometric modeling and fractals
      • Scene and object modeling
      • Image data structures and databases
      • Image compression, coding, and encryption
      • Image display techniques
      • Digital imaging for film and television
      • Image formation techniques
      • Image generation, acquisition, and processing
      • Image feature extraction
      • Novel document image understanding techniques + OCR
      • Enhancement techniques
      • Novel noise reduction algorithms
      • Mathematical morphology
      • 3D imaging
      • Watermarking methods and protection
      • Wavelet methods
      • Mosaic, image registration and fusion methods
      • Color and texture
      • Image restoration
      • Printing technologies
      • Interpolation techniques
      • Shape representation
      • Video analysis
      • Indexing and retrieval of images (image databases)
      • Signal and speech processing
      • Object recognition
      • Multi-resolution vision techniques
      • Face and gesture
      • Stereo vision
      • Soft computing methods in image processing and vision
      • Machine learning technologies for vision
      • Performance analysis and evaluation (real-time vision)
      • Camera networks and vision
      • Sensors and early vision
      • Active and robot vision
      • Cognitive and biologically inspired vision
      • Fuzzy and neural techniques in vision
      • Graph theory in image processing and vision
      • Special-purpose machine architectures for vision
      • Dimensionality reduction methods in pattern recognition
      • Classification and clustering techniques
      • Symbolic learning
      • Statistical pattern recognition
      • Invariance in pattern recognition
      • Knowledge-based recognition
      • Structural and syntactic pattern recognition
      • Applications including: security, medicine, robotic, GIS, remote sensing, industrial inspection, nondestructive evaluation (or NDE), ...
      • Case studies
      • Emerging technologies
      • Workshop on Multimedia Systems and Applications:
          - Media blending technologies
          - Multimedia retrieval methods
          - Multimedia documents and authoring
          - Coding and compression techniques
          - Annotation and visualization
          - Multimedia databases and archival systems
          - Video surveillance and sensor networks
          - Content analysis and data mining
          - User interface challenges
          - Operating system support for multimedia systems
          - Network architectures and protocols
          - Content protection methods
          - Synchronization (inter-media and intra-media) technologies
          - Security and privacy
          - Capture and sensor systems (embedded, multi-sensors, ...)
          - Multimedia processing techniques (audio, image, video, ...)
          - Data storage and management
          - Server design issues for multimedia systems
          - Distributed multimedia
          - Multimedia programming
          - Multimedia interface design
          - Multimedia computing
          - Interactive multimedia applications
          - Benchmarking systems
          - Interactive television (video-on-demand, home shopping, voting, and games)
          - Hypermedia systems
          - Video conferencing and groupware
          - Fundamentals of human perception
          - Audio and music processing for multimedia
          - Multimedia tools
          - Multimedia and education
          - Real world applications and emerging technologies

MMSP 2011-The Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing

The Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee (MMSP-TC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, which is the organizer of the MMSP workshop, invites proposals to host the 2011 workshop edition.

The primary aim of the MMSP workshop is to promote the advancement of multimedia signal processing research and technology with special emphasis on the interaction, coordination, synchronization, and joint processing of multimodal signals.

Proposals are open to all regions, but to keep with the practice of regional rotation, preference will be given to proposals from Region 10 (Asia-Pacific). Proposals should be submitted electronically to MMSP-TC Chair, Dr. Philip A. Chou at by March 1, 2010.

Proponents are strongly encouraged to present their proposal at the next TC meeting to be held during ICASSP 2010 in Dallas. Further details on the submission requirements and schedule are available here:

Proponents are also encouraged to visit the MMSP TC web site for an overview of TC activities and history of prior workshops:

Saturday, January 16, 2010

CLEF 2010 Conference on Multilingual and Multimodal Information Access Evaluation

The CLEF 2010 conference is the continuation of the popular CLEF campaigns and workshops that have run for the past ten years (2000-2009). CLEF 2010 will cover a broad range of issues from the fields of multilingual and multimodal information access evaluation.

CLEF 2010 will consist of two parts, of two days each. One part will be devoted to presentations of papers on all aspects of the evaluation of information access systems.

The other two-day part of CLEF 2010 will be devoted to a series of "labs". Two different forms of labs will be offered: labs can either be run "campaign-style" during the twelve month period preceding the conference, or adopt a more "workshop"-style format that can explore issues of information access evaluation and related fields. The labs will culminate in sessions of a half-day, one full day or two days at the CLEF 2010 conference.

CLEF 2010 will take place in Padua, Italy, during the third week of September 2010. More information about the CLEF 2010 Call for Lab proposals is available here. The call for papers will be launched soon (October 2009).

Friday, January 15, 2010

2010 International Conference on Image Processing

The International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society, is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied image and video processing.

ICIP-2010, the seventeenth in the series that has been held annually since 1994, will bring together leading engineers and scientists in image processing from around the world. Research frontiers in fields ranging from traditional image processing applications to evolving multimedia and video technologies are regularly advanced by results first reported in ICIP technical sessions. Topics of interest for submissions include, but are not limited to:


Still image and video coding, model-based and synthetic-natural hybrid coding, source/channel coding, stereoscopic and 3-D coding, coding standards, image and video over networks, and video streaming.


Image filtering and enhancement, restoration, multiframe image restoration, video segmentation and tracking, wavelets and multiresolution processing, morphological processing, color and multispectral processing, stereoscopic and 3-D processing, modeling, analysis, biometrics, interpolation and super-resolution, motion detection and estimation, and computer vision.


Biomedical imaging, remote sensing imaging, geophysical and seismic imaging, optical imaging, and synthetic-natural hybrid image systems.


Scanning and sampling, quantization and halftoning, color reproduction, image representation and rendering, display and printing systems, image quality assessment.


Image and video databases, image search and sorting, video indexing and editing, integration of images and video with other media, content-based multimedia, multimedia applications, authentication and watermarking.


Application of image processing technology to any field, including biomedical sciences, astronomy, geosciences, environment, humanities, and document processing.


Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length paper of not more than four (4) pages including results, figures and references. Papers will be accepted only by electronic submission through the conference web site (

Submission of full-length papers: January 25, 2010

Notification of acceptance: april 26, 2010

Submission of camera-ready papers: May 24, 2010 PROPOSALS FOR TUTORIALS AND SPECIAL SESSIONS Tutorials will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2010. Proposals for tutorials must include a title, an outline of the tutorial and its motivation, contact information for the presenter(s), and a short description of the material to be covered. Proposals for tutorials should be submitted to the Tutorial Chair S.C. Chan ( before January 11, 2010.

SAM 2010 – The 6th IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop

The SAM Workshop is a major IEEE event devoted to sensor array and multichannel signal processing. The organizing committee invites the international community to present and discuss state-of-the-art developments in the field. SAM 2010 will feature plenary talks by leading researchers in the field as well as poster sessions, and a number of special sessions organized by internationally recognized experts. The workshop will take place in Kibutz Ma'ale Hahamisha, located between Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem.


Authors are invited to submit contributions in the following areas:

• Adaptive beamforming

• Detection and estimation

• Direction-of-arrival estimation

• Space-time adaptive processing

• Radar and sonar array processing

• Array processing for communications

• Array processing for biomedical applications • Microphone and loudspeaker array applications • Synthetic aperture techniques • Waveform diverse sensors and systems • Multichannel imaging • Performance evaluations with experimental data • Statistical modeling for sensor arrays • Blind source separation and channel identification • MIMO systems and space-time coding • Sensor networks • Non-Gaussian, nonlinear, and non-stationary models • Intelligent systems and knowledge-based signal processing • Computational and optimization techniques for array processing • Compressive sensing

Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length, four-page papers. The papers will be handled and reviewed electronically through the workshop website at . Comprehensive guidelines for paper preparation and submission can be found at the workshop website.

Special session proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the Technical Program Chairs and should include a topical title, rationale, session outline, contact information, and a list of invited speakers. Special session authors are referred to the SAM2010 website for additional information regarding submissions.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

8th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing

Following the seven successful previous events of CBMI (Toulouse 1999, Brescia 2001, Rennes 2003, Riga 2005, Bordeaux 2007, London 2008 and Chania 2009), the Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble will organize the next CBMI event. CBMI 2010 aims at bringing together the various communities involved in the different aspects of Content-Based Multimedia Indexing. The scientific program of CBMI 2010 will include the presentation of invited plenary talks, special sessions as well as regular sessions with contributed research papers.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Multimedia indexing and retrieval (image, audio, video, text)
- Matching and similarity search
- Construction of high level indices
- Multimedia index extraction
- Identification and tracking of semantic regions in scenes
- Multi-modal and cross-modal indexing
- Content-based search
- Multimedia data mining
- Metadata generation, coding and transformation
- Large scale multimedia database management
- Summarization, browsing and organization of multimedia content
- Presentation and visualization tools
- User interaction and relevance feedback
- Personalization and content adaptation
- Evaluation and metrics

Paper submission
Authors are invited to submit full papers at the conference web site Style files (Latex and MS Word) will be provided.

Important Dates
Submission of full papers January 18

The Fourth Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology (PSIVT2010)

The Fourth Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology (PSIVT2010) will be held in Nanyang Executive Centre, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore on 14th-17th, November 2010.

PSIVT 2010 is the continuation of a series of successful events in Hsinchu, Taiwan in 2006Santiago, Chile in 2007 and Tokyo, Japan in 2009. The symposium provides a forum for presenting and exploring the newest research and development in image and video technology by discussing the possibilities and directions in this field, and a place where both academic research and industrial activities are presented and meet for mutual benefit. It invites researchers, artists, developers, educators, performers, and practitioners of image and video technology from the Pacific Rim and around the world.

High-quality contributions from prospective authors are solicited in all aspects of image and video technology including, but not limited to:

  • Image/Video Coding and Transmission
  • Image/Video Processing and Analysis
  • Image/Video Storage, Retrieval, and Authentication
  • Image/Video Formation, Display, and Hardware
  • Graphics, Visualization, and Pervasive Computing
  • Scene Recognition and Understanding
  • Multiview Image/Video Coding and Processing
  • Computer Vision Applications

All papers will be subject to a double-blind review process which will be carried out by at least two experienced researchers in the field. Details on paper submission will be available soon.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline:
June 15, 2010

Notification of Acceptance:
August 15, 2010

Camera ready Submission:
August 31, 2010

Author Registration:
August 31, 2010