The Twelfth IAPR Conference on Machine Vision Applications was held at the Nara Centennial Hall, Nara, Japan, from June 13 through 15, 2011. The conference is co-sponsored by the MVA Organization, IAPR TC-8, and Nara Institute of Science and Technology.



    • Number of registrartion
        221 (77 from 29 countries + 144 from Japan)
    • Statistics on papers
        Submission number: 208 from 29 countries
        Accepted number: 144 (oral 36, Poster 108 )
        Accepted rate: 0.69
    • Awardees

    •   Most Influential Paper over the Decade Award from IAPR Workshop on Machine Vision Applications 2000 (three papers):
          Keisuke Matsumoto, Satoshi Sudo, Hideo Saito, and Shinji Ozawa "Optimized Camera Viewpoint Determination System for Soccer Game Broadcasting"
          Luis Alvarez, Rachid Deriche, Javier Sánchez, and Joachim Weickert "Dense Disparity Map Estimation Respecting Image Discontinuities: A PDE and Scale-Space Based Approach"
          Sing Bing Kang "Radial Distortion Snakes"
        Best Paper Award:
          Frank Perbet and Atsuto Maki (UK) "Homogenous Superpixels from Random Walks"
        Best Application Paper Award(two papers):
          Hernan Badino and Takeo Kanade (USA) "A Head-Wearable Short-Baseline Stereo System for the Simultaneous Estimation of Structure and Motion"
          Takashi Shibata, Akihiko Iketani, and Shuji Senda (Japan) "Fast and Structure-preserving Inpainting Based on Probabilistic Structure Estimation"
        Best Poster Award:
          Yasuhiro Ohkawa, Chendra Hadi Suryanto, and Kazuhiro Fukui (Japan) "Fast Combined Separability Filter for Detecting Circular Objects"

    • On June 14, we have exhibitions from the following companies:
      - Raytrix (Japanese distributor: ARGO): 4D lightfield cameras
      - Viewplus: Micro lens array systems
      - Nikon: Confocal Microscopes
      - NEC: World's first retina display
      - Microvision: Micro video projectors

    • The nine papers in Award Candidate Session 1 and 2 have been selected from all of the papers submitted to MVA2011 by rigorous anonymous review. Among the nine papers, MVA2011 Best Paper Award and MVA2011 Best Application Paper Award will be selected by MVA2011 Award Committee Members based on both the technical content and the oral presentation of each paper. The winners will be announced and commended at the conference banquet.

    • The Best Poster Award is given to the best poster presenter. Award selection is based on votes by all participants. The winner will be announced and commended at the conference closing.