IMVIP'97 - Irish Machine Vision & Image Processing Conference 1997

Wednesday 10 to Saturday 13 September 1997

Magee College, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

News following the Conference

News before the Conference

Conference in tandem with

Eighth Ireland Conference on Artificial Intelligence &
Cognitive Science (AICS-97)

Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 September 1997

To AICS-97 area.

With support from: IAPR - International Association for Pattern Recognition; ECVnet - European Computer Vision Network of Excellence; IRTU - Industrial Research and Technology Unit of Northern Ireland; and OESI - Optical Engineering Society of Ireland, Cumann Innealtóireacht Optúla (Irish chapter of SPIE).

General Information

The Irish Machine Vision & Image Processing Conference is a forum for presentation of original research, both basic and applied, and exchange of ideas in a broad area of image processing, image communication, pattern recognition and machine vision.

The conference has developed from a highly successful Machine Vision and Image Processing Colloquium staged at the Queen's University Belfast in March 1996. The technical programme will comprise tutorials, plenary lectures, an exhibition, and contributed papers, which will be presented in either lecture and poster format.

IMVIP '97 will take place at Magee College, Derry, Northern Ireland, from Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th September 1997. See the travel information link towards the end of this page for a map, pictures of Magee College, currency coverters, and weather information. The conference, including the registration area and exhibits, will be in the MG building, the second of two long buildings directly city-side (south) of the car park. A conference dinner will be held on the Friday evening. Persons requiring accommodation may avail of the University student residences for bed and breakfast. A list of local hotels and B&Bs is also available.

Deadline (extended) for submission of abstracts: 29 June 1997. Further schedule information below.

Conference Themes Include

Scientific Committee

Honorary Chairs: Prof F Monds (UU), Prof JG Byrne (TCD)

Dr E Ambikairajah (Athlone), Prof D Bell (UU), Dr N Black (UUJ), Dr A Bouridane (QUB), Mr J Campbell (UU), Mr T Carew (TSI), Prof D Crookes (QUB), Dr K Dawson-Howe (TCD), Prof A Hashim (UU), Prof J Haslett (TCD), Dr P Horan (Hitachi), Prof C Hussey (UL), Dr J Keating (Maynooth), Dr J Kennedy (Captec), Mr G Lacy (TCD), Prof P McKevitt (Aalborg), Dr N McMillan (Carlow), Dr P Morrow (UU), Dr N Murphy (DCU), Prof F Murtagh (UU), Mr F Shevlin (TCD), Prof F O'Sullivan (UCC), Prof D Vernon (Maynooth), Dr P Whelan (DCU).

Local Organizing Committee

Mr J Campbell (UUM), Prof F Murtagh (UUM), Ms J Farren (UUM), Dr P Morrow (UUC)

Keynote Presentations

Tutorials and Surveys

Aiming at providing top-rate background on state of the art topics, which will be found particularly useful by participants working in non-research settings, surveys will be presented by Prof Anil Jain (MSU), Prof David Vernon (Maynooth College), and Prof James Crowley (Grenoble, and ECVnet). These will be about 1 hour in duration, and will each include a question and answer component.

Submission of Papers and Schedule

Prospective authors are invited propose papers on any of the topics mentioned. Send FOUR (hardcopy) copies of a ONE page abstract, together with completed cover form to the address below.

Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of IMVIP '97, which will be available at the time of the conference; an eight-page limit will be imposed on the final papers.


29 June 1997: Deadline for submission of abstracts.
16 July 1997: Notification of acceptance.
15 August 1997: Submission of camera-ready paper.
15 August 1997: Early registration.
10-13 September: Conference, including Tutorials and Sideline Meetings.
13 September afternoon: trip to Giant's Causeway and Bushmills (NOTE: this has been changed from Sunday afternoon).

Sideline Meetings

Saturday, 13 September 1997: Setting-up meeting of Irish affiliate organisation to IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition).


Vendor and publisher displays & demonstrations are encouraged.


Early registration, payable before Friday 15 August 1997: £ 120
Late registration: £ 150

Student registration: respectively £ 75 and £ 100 for early and late registration.

Reduction for OESI/SPIE members: £ 20 on either early or late registration.

Payment by cheque to "IMVIP/AI-97, University of Ulster". Note that no distinction is made in regard to the tandem conference AICS-97 - the registration fee entitles participation at both. For registration, please use the form below, sign, and return by regular mail. The registration fee includes conference materials, refreshments, and a copy of the proceedings.

Accommodation: nearby choices for hotel, bed and breakfast, and University student accommodation (price £ 19.00 per night), are all within a short walk of the Magee College campus. For University student accommodation, use the registration form.

To register, return the registration form.

Contact Information

IMVIP'97 - Ms C McNutt, Mr J Campbell, Prof F Murtagh
Faculty of Informatics
University of Ulster
Magee College
Londonderry BT48 7JL
Northern Ireland

Fax +44 1504 370040
Tel +44 1504 375408

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