MVA'96: IAPR Workshop on Machine Vision Applications

November 12-14, 1996

Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

The 5th IAPR Workshop on Machine Vision Applications will be held in Tokyo from November 12 to 14, 1996. This workshop is sponsored by the IAPR MVA Organizing Committee and co-sponsored by Keio University. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry, and to exchange their knowledge and stimulate each other through intensive discussions on the following research topics.

Main Topic: Machine Vision and its Applications

Machine Vision Algorithms
Feature extraction, Range data and 3D analysis, Motion and/or Image sequence analysis, Neural network applications, Color image analysis, AI-based vision, Human interface, and related technologies.
Special Purpose Architectures
Intelligent sensors, VLSI image processor chips, Massively parallel processing, Architectures for 3D and/or motion processing, Image processing systems, Software environment for image processor, and related technologies.
Industrial Applications
Factory automation, Disaster prevention and rescue, Security control, Navigation, Mobile robots, Civil and construction engineering, Agriculture/Forestry/Fishery, Other applications, and related technologies.
Document, Map and Line Drawing Processing
Document image processing, Drawing recognition, Multimedia database, Map and engineering drawing database, Map processing and map-based systems, 3D reconstruction from maps or drawings, and related technologies.

Invited Talks

Prof. Marco Ferretti (Università di Pavia):
"Architectures for the Hough Transform: a Survey"
Prof. Horst Bunke (Universität Bern):
"Perturbation Models: A New Approach to Improved Handwriting Recognition"
Prof. Gerard Medioni (University of Southern California):
"Using Computer Vision in Real Applications: Two Success Stories"

The workshop will also include about 100 papers for oral and poster presentations on the above topics. All presentation will be made in English. Those who wish to present a paper are requested to submit four copies of an extended abstract of 500 - 1000 words with at least one main figure by May 15, 1996 to

Prof. Mikio Takagi
Institute of Industrial Science
University of Tokyo
7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106, Japan
Fax: +81 3 3402 6226
The abstract should contain the following on the first page.
  1. Title of the paper.
  2. Name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s)
  3. Name and address of the person to be contacted, and also his/her phone/fax number(s) and E-mail address if available.
  4. Answers to the following questions.
    1. What is the original contribution of your work?
    2. Why should this contribution be considered important?

Important Dates

The paper must be submitted no later than May 15, 1996.
Acceptance of the paper will be notified by July 15, 1996.
Final camera-ready papers are due on September 15, 1996.
Pre-registration must be made by October 15, 1996.

Registration information

The registration fee is 38,000yen per person if the payment is received by October 30, 1996, otherwise 45,000yen.


Workshop Co-chairs
Mikio TAKAGI (University of Tokyo)
Shinji OZAWA (Keio University)
Program Chair
Katsuhiko SAKAUE (ETL)
Committee Members(tentative)
Minoru ASADA (Osaka University)
Per-Erik DANIELSSON (Linköping University)
Dov DORI (Technion, Israel Institute of Technology)
Masakazu EJIRI (Hitachi)
Marco FERRETTI (Università di Pavia)
Kiyoshi IWATA (Fujitsu General)
Pieter JONKER (Delft University of Technology)
Masatsugu KIDODE (Toshiba)
Akira MAEDA (Mitsubishi Electric)
Takeshi MASUDA (ETL)
Heinrich NIEMANN (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Hirobumi NISHIDA (Ricoh)
Shin'ichiro OKAZAKI (NEC)
Theo PAVLIDIS (State University of New York)
Dragutin PETKOVIC (IBM Almaden Research Center)
Hideo SAITO (Keio University)
Shigeru SASAKI (Fujitsu)
Shigeyoshi SHIMOTSUJI (Toshiba)
Yasuhito SUENAGA (NTT)
Masao TAKATOO (Hitachi)
Hidekazu TSUJI (Mitsubishi Electric)
Koji WAKIMOTO (Mitsubishi Electric)

For further information, please contact

Prof. Mikio Takagi
Institute of Industrial Science
University of Tokyo
7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106, Japan
Phone: +81 3 3479 0289
Fax: +81 3 3402 6226
E-mail: takagi@tkl.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp
There is also a form to inquire the information.
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