First International Workshop on

Spatial Coherence for
Visual Motion Analysis, 2004

to be held in conjunction with
May 15, 2004
Prague, Czech Republic

SCVMA'04 Call For Papers

Submission Deadline: February 16, 2004
Notification of Acceptance: March 23, 2004
Camera Ready Copy Due: April 12, 2004
Selected papers from the workshop will be published in a special issue of a leading vision journal (more details later)

Motion analysis is a central problem in computer vision, and the past two decades have seen important advances in this field. However, visual motion is still often considered on a pixel-by-pixel basis, even though this ignores the fact that image regions corresponding to a single object usually undergo motion that is highly correlated. Further, it is often of interest to accurately measure the boundaries of moving regions. In the case of articulated motion, especially human motion, discovering motion boundaries is non-trivial but an important task nonetheless. Another related problem is identifying and grouping multiple disconnected regions moving with similar motions, such as a flock of geese. Early approaches focused on measuring motion of either the boundaries or the interior, but seldom both in unison. In the past several years attempts have been made to include spatial coherence terms into algorithms for 2- and 3-D motion recovery, as well as motion boundary estimation.

This workshop will examine techniques for integrating spatial coherence constraints during motion analysis in image sequences. Topics for submitted papers include (but are not limited to):
Papers accepted for presentation at the workshop will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Program Committee

W. James MacLean, University of Toronto (Committee Chair)
P. Anandan, Microsoft Research
Andrew Blake, Microsoft Research
Patrick Bouthemy, IRISA/INRIA Rennes
Brendan Frey, University of Toronto
David Fleet, University of Toronto
Allan Jepson, University of Toronto
Takeo Kanade, Carnegie Mellon University,
Hans-Hellmut Nagel, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
Harpreet S. Sawhney, Sarnoff Corporation
Nikos Paragios, Siemens Corporate Research
Hai Tao, University of California, Santa Cruz
Yair Weiss, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Contact Information

All inquiries and/or correspondence regarding the workshop should be directed to:

W. James MacLean, SCVMA'04 Program Committee Chair
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering,
University of Toronto,
10 King’s College Road,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 3G4
1-416-946-8734 (Fax)

Paper Formatting & Submission

Paper format will follow that of ECCV 2004. LaTeX class files may be downloaded from the menu to the left.

Paper submission is open. A link can be found in the menu to the left.