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Vision Interface
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Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society (CIPPRS
International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR
IEEE Signal Processing Society  (IEEE, SP)

16th International Conference on Vision Interface
VI 2003
(jointly with AI 2003 and GI 2003 )

June 11-13, 2003, Halifax, Canada

Vision Interface is a single-track conference consisting of high quality, previously unpublished papers, presented either orally or as a poster.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: 

2D/3D Scene analysis
Active Vision
Applications - biomedical, robotic, surveillance, inspection, entertainment
Augmented Reality
Biological & Psychological aspects of Vision
Calibration & Rectification (Mosaicing)
Document Processing & Handwriting Recognition (OCR)
Early Vision
Face Detection & Recognition
Gesture Detection & Recognition
Graphics Recognition/Engineering Drawings
Human Activity Recognition
Human-Computer Interaction
Image/Video Databases (multi-media, image/video retrieval)
Image Segmentation & Classification
Industrial applications (manufacturing)
Learning & Classification methods
Motion Analysis (optical flow, structure from motion, correspondences)
Neural Nets for Vision & Image Understanding
Object Recognition
Performance Evaluation Techniques
Real-time Vision
Robotic Vision
Shape Analysis
Stereo vision
Texture Analysis
Tracking (2D/3D)
Video Processing (motion, segmentation, registration)

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. 


  • For a single registration fee participants can attend presentations at either of AI/GI/VI conferences.
  • This conference promotes participation of students by reducing significantly the student registration fee. Students may also apply for the registration fee waiver.
  • There is a major reduction in registration fee for CIPPRS members. CIPPRS welcomes members from all countries. You can register at CIPPRS website.

JOINT CONFERENCES:  VI'2003 will be held in conjunction with GI'2003 (Graphics Interface) and  AI'2003 (Artificial Intelligence). For a single registration fee participants can attend presentations at either of AI/GI/VI conferences.


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.
Please use the following web page for submitting your papers: Electronic Paper Submission form page
Paper submission instructions.
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.

The best papers will also be solicited for special volume of International Journal of Robotics and Automation (Acta Press). The tentative theme is 'Recent Advances in Machine Vision'.


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.


Terry Caelli, University of Alberta, Canada
Gustavo Deco, Siemens Research, Germany
David Fleet, Palo Alto Research Center, USA

Student Participation

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


Paper Submission Deadline
Acceptance/Rejection notification
Industrial presentation requests due
Revised camera-ready papers due
Proceedings put online
December 20, 2002
February 27, 2003
March 17, 2003
April 7, 2003
May 5, 2003

Program Co-Chair:
John S. Zelek
Robot Vision  Group
Intelligent Systems Laboratory
School of Engineering
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1
Fax: (519) 836-0227, 
Tel: (519) 824-4120, (ext. 3916)
Program Co-Chair:
John Barron 
Dept. of Computer Science
Middlesex College 383
University of Western Ontario, 
London, ON, Canada, N6A 5B7 
fax: (519) 661-3515
tel: (519) 661-2111 (ext. 86896)

Local Chairs:
Peter Gregson
Thomas Trappenberg
Dalhousie University

D. Aboutajdine, F. des Sciences, Rabot, Maroc 
Samer Abdallah, American U. of Beirut, Lebanon 
Rob Allison, York Univ., Canada 
Steven Beauchemin, U. of Western Ontario, Canada 
Boubakeur Boufama, U. of Windsor, Canada 
Kostas Daniilidis, U. of Pennsylvania, USA 
Bob Dony, U. of Guelph, Canada 
Gregory Dudek, McGill U., Canada 
Abdel Ennaji, U. de Rouen, France 
Abderrahim Elmoataz, U. de Caen, France 
Denis Gingras, U. de Sherbrooke, Canada 
Dmitry Gorodnichy, National Research Council, Canada 
Ardeshir Goshtasby, Wright State U., USA 
Michael Greenspan, Queens U., Canada 
Mohamed Kamel, U. of Waterloo, Canada 
Andrzej Kasinski, Poznan U. of Tech., Poland 
Reinhard Klette, Auckland U., New Zealand 
Michael Langer, McGill U., Canada 
Jim Little, U. of British Columbia, Canada 
Jean Meunier, U. de Montreal, Canada 
Evangelos Milos, Dalhousie U., Canada 
Fathallah Nouboud, U. de Quebec a TR, Canada 
Pierre Payeur, U. of Ottawa, Canada 
Gerhard Roth, National Research Council, Canada 
Georges Stamon, U. of Paris, France 
Hagen Spies, Linkoping U., Sweden 
Ching Y. Suen, Concordia U., Canada 
Matthew Turk, U. of Cal., Santa Barbara, USA 
Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Gifu U., Japan 
Hezy Yeshurun, Tel-Aviv U., Israel 
Hong Zhang, U. of Alberta, Canada 
Djemel Ziou, U. de Sherbrooke, Canada 


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Last updated: May 30, 2003