International Conference IVCNZ '98
The conference attracted 72 submissions, with a significant number (37) coming from outside New Zealand. A 32-member international program committee reviewed the submissions, with each paper being read by three committee members. All communications were conducted by email to speed up reviewing and provide rapid feedback to authors.
The final program consisted of two plenary sessions, six paper (oral) sessions, and one poster session. There were no parallel sessions, giving the participants an opportunity to attend all the presentations. The two plenary speakers were Luk Florack (Utrect), on "Duality principles in image processing and analysis", in which image processing was formulated as a measurement process with a topological framework, and Steven Beauchemin (U. Pennsylvania), on "Recent advances in motion understanding", in which the role of motion was discussed within the paradigm of active vision. Four of the paper sessions were led off by a keynote paper, which were given respectively by: S. K. Kopparapu (CSIRO), on "The effect of measurement noise on camera calibration matrix", J. Banks (also of CSIRO), on "Evaluation of new and existing confidence measures for stereo matching", and K. L. Chan (Nanyang Tech. Univ.), who gave two keynote talks, the first on "Regular texture fault detection by Wold-like decomposition", and the second on "Regularity measures for quasi-periodic textures".
To facilitate discussion of the posters, each author was given the opportunity to provide a brief (3 min) oral description of their work. The posters were put up the the first day and remained on display throughout the conference. To promote further interaction, the coffee and lunch breaks were held in the poster presentation room.
An industrial exhibition session was included in the program, with presentations by Silicon Graphics and by Industrial Vision Systems (Auckland). The Active Intelligent Vision laboratory at Tamaki also held an open session where work being done in visual monitoring and guidance of radio-controlled cars was demonstrated.
The proceedings, with 425 pages in total, were printed by UniPrint (Auckland) and contain a significant number of colour images. Copies can be ordered from CITR Tamaki (details below).
A national New Zealand group "Image and Vision Computing New Zealand" was founded during IVCNZ'98. This group applied for IAPR membership shortly after the conference. The IVCNZ steering board consists of David Pairman, Chris Bowman, Phil Bones, Bob Hodgson and Reinhard Klette.
The social program included an excursion by bus to Auckland's scenic west coast, with stops at one of the many vineyards along the way, at Muriwai beach, with its famous gannet colony, and at Cascade Kauri park, with its 700 year-old kauri trees.
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The organisers would like to thank the following: S. Walker, C. Lourdes, S. Manoharn, H. Thiele, U. Guenther (all from The University of Auckland), and W. Page (Massey University). Many others helped to make the conference a success, and we thank them as well.
Reinhard Klette (Chairman)
Invited Plenary Speakers
IVCNZ'98 Program Committee
IVCNZ'98 Organising Committee
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