Extended deadline

Please note that the submission deadline has been extended.

Call for extended abstract

Biologically-inspired Machine Vision, Theory and Application

An AISB'03 symposium
Computer Science department
University of Wales, Aberystwyth
7th - 11th April 2003


Background of the symposium

This call for extended abstracts is for one of five symposia offered by the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) under the theme of:

"Cognition in Machines and Animals".

All the symposia will take place at the AISB'03 convention, to be held at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 7th -11th April 2003, in parallel and serial sessions.


Scope of the symposium "Biologically-inspired Machine Vision, Theory and Application"

Computer vision has developed into a mature science over the last 40 years, but current computer vision systems are vastly different from, and in most cases lack the efficiency of, biological vision systems. Biological vision therefore remains a strong metaphor for the design of machines that simulate intelligent behaviour in visually sensed environments. Immensely rewarding applications in human-machine interaction await advances in the multi-disciplinary threads of machine vision, perception and cognition.

To promote a strong multi-disciplinary interaction, the symposium aims to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of the state-of-the-art and opening directions of research and technology related to biologically-inspired machine vision and visualisation. Papers are sought that advance the theoretical foundations or present applications on this topic. Presentations including, but not limited to the following, are encouraged from both industry and academia:

Contributions bringing together two or more of the above themes, to give a better understanding of a framework towards a more intelligent machine interpretation of images, are especially welcome.


Keynote speaker

There will be a range a exciting talks given by keynote speakers from all over the world. More details are available here.

For the "Biologically-inspired Machine Vision, Theory and Application" symposium, the keynote speaker will be Prof. Yiannis Aloimonos. Interesting discussions are expected!


Symposium chair

Dr Horst Holstein
Email: hoh@aber.ac.uk
Tel: +44(0)1970 622436
Dr Fred Labrosse
Email: ffl@aber.ac.uk
Tel: +44(0)1970 622388

Department of Computer Science, UW Aberystwyth, UK.


Programme committee

Prof Eduardo Bayro C., Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico
Dr Yonghuai Liu, Department of Computer Science, UW Aberystwyth, UK
Dr Derek J Paddon, Department of Computer Science, University of Bath, UK
Dr Dimitris Rigas, Department of Computing, University of Bradford, UK
Dr Marcos Rodrigues, Computing Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, UK


Important dates

Submission deadline (extended abstract) 27th January 2002
Notification of acceptance 10th February 2003
Submission of full papers 7th March 2003
Convention 7th - 11th April 2003

Authors of accepted extended abstracts will have the chance to improve their paper on the basis of the reviewers' comments and will be asked to send a final electronic version of their manuscripts by 7th March 2003 (see Submission).



Electronic manuscripts for an extended abstract (2 pages), or the full paper if available, should be submitted as an attachment to the co-chair, Dr Fred Labrosse, by email at ffl@aber.ac.uk.

Please follow the following submission guidelines.

Accepted papers will be included in proceedings published by AISB with an ISBN number.


Fred Labrosse
Tue Feb 25 13:49:00 GMT 2003