The Computer Science Research Institute and the School of Computing and Information Engineering are hosting some of the world's leading experts in Machine Vision at the 2008 International Machine Vision and Image Processing (IMVIP) Conference, which is taking place 3rd-5th September at the Ramada Hotel Portrush.
IMVIP 2008 emphasises both theoretical research results and practical engineering experience in all areas of machine vision. The conference brings together theoreticians and practitioners, industrialists and academics from the numerous related disciplines involved in the processing and analysis of image-based information. Biomedical imaging is a strong theme of this year's conference, which is being supported by generous sponsorship from the Health and Social Care R&D Office. Biomedical imaging is an area of significant research interest for the University in collaboration with the HSC Trusts - a number of collaborative projects currently exist in oncology that are particularly focussed on the development of assistive tools for early diagnosis. The conference is also being sponsored by the Old Bushmills Distillery Co. Ltd.
As well as delegates from Ireland and UK, institutions from Australia, Belarus, China, France, India, New Zealand, USA and Venezuala are represented at the conference. The programme includes keynote lectures by three internationally recognised invited speakers:
Professor Davies is a Distinguished Fellow of the British Machine Vision Association; he is widely recognised for his early work on the 'Davies Electron-Nuclear Double Resonance' technique, better known as the 'Davies ENDOR' technique, a method that 35 years later is still regularly referenced in Physics journals. Roy Davies is well known to computer vision students, researchers, and academics all around the world for his seminal books on "Machine Vision: Theory, Algorithms, Practicalities".
Prof. Torr is a previous winner of the prestigious IEEE Marr prize (the highest honour in Machine Vision) and leads the Computer Vision group at Oxford Brookes, where he is involved in award-winning work on camera and object tracking; he completed his DPhil at the Robotics Research Group of the University of Oxford and worked for a further three years at Oxford as a research fellow before taking up a post as a research scientist with Microsoft Research. He is hot-foot at IMVIP 2008 from presenting an Invited Tutorial on Optimization Methods for Computer Vision at the British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2008).
Prof. Acton is Director of the University of Virginia's Image and Video Analysis (VIVA) laboratory and a leading authority on biomedical imaging. Much of his work in VIVA is supported by funding from the USA's National Institutes of Health, and we are particularly grateful to the HSC R&D office for sponsorship that has enabled us to support Prof. Acton's participation in the conference.
The conference proceedings are published by IEEE Computer Society, and will be archived electronically through the IEEE Computer Science Digital Library (CSDL) and IEEE-XploreTM. The proceedings will also be indexed through IEE INSPEC, EI (Compendex), and SCI (ISI).
For further information, please see the conference website: www.compeng.ulster.ac.uk/events/imvip2008
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