TC18-Newsletter-Ferburary 2008 ===================================================== Contents: ========= 1. TC18 Web Site and TC18.org 2. DGCI 2008 in Lyon 3. Call for Proposal: DGCI 2009 in your Department ? Appendix: DGCI Steering Committee Guidelines for DGCI Organization ===================================================== 1) TC18 Web Site and TC18.org ----------------------------- The IAPR is working on improving the professional web services provided to its membership and also to its technical committees. Basically, the idea is that each TC should have a web space named tcxx.iapr.org or something similar. The discussions with IAPR webmasters have just started and nothing is fixed yet. In the meantime, we have decided that we need permanent email addresse . For this reason we have decided to subscribe to the domain name tc18.org. Since the TC18 has no founds, the cost of this registration -6euros/year-) will be on charge of the forthcoming DGCI (a decision taken by the DGCI SC). For the moment we have the following e-mail addresses: - email@example.com (TC18 Chairs) - firstname.lastname@example.org (DGCI SC) It is important to note that if the TC18 website moves, it will be to the IAPR servers. The TC18.org domain name won't be used to host the pages. We take the opportunity to deeply thank the Centrum för bildanalys (CBA, Uppsala University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) for providing us a web space since 6 years. 2) TC18 in Lyon and DGCI ------------------------ 16-18 April 2008 Lyon, France email@example.com http://liris.cnrs.fr/dgci2008 Many of you have participated to reviewing process and in the name of the DGCI Organizers, we thank you. Some useful links: - Registration: http://liris.cnrs.fr/dgci2008/registration.html - Scientific Program: http://liris.cnrs.fr/dgci2008/program.html - Accommodations: http://liris.cnrs.fr/dgci2008/accomodations.html During the conference, a TC18 Meeting will be scheduled in the Scientific Program to exchange on the TC18 activities and its future, e.g.: - Future chairs: TC chairs should be changed by Dec. 2008 during the ICPR conference. The TC18 meeting is definitely a good place to discuss about that. - Participation to the IAPR Educational Committee: IAPR has set up a committee to put together educational material from TCs (among others). In the TC18 website, some lectures are already available but we need to think about a new way to collect educational material. - ... 2) Call for Proposal: DGCI 2009 in your Department ? ---------------------------------------------------- In Lyon, the DGCI Steering Committee will decide and announce the location of the next edition. Before that, proposals should be set up and the TC18 aims at helping researchers on this step. Please have a look to the following appendix written by the DGCI Steering Committee for details. The TC18 can provide you: - information on the past editions: http://www.tc18.org/events.html#dgci - past Proposals (at least DGCI 2008 one), just send us a message. - ... Appendix: DGCI Steering Committee Guidelines for DGCI Organization ------------------------------------------------------------------ Past DGCI editions =================== Information on the past editions can be found on: http://www.tc18.org/events.html#dgci Organisation ============ DGCI is a three day event. Usually, there is one invited lecturer per day. The whole conference is organised as single track, with one or two poster sessions. The poster sessions should be considered as regular sessions, that is, they should not be held at the same time as oral sessions. The organisers should provide a meeting place for the Steering Committee the day before the main social event of the conference. Frequency ========= DGCI is organised every 18 months. This frequency assures that the scientific community can provide new results, while a PhD student can attend two editions. It also provides some flexibility for the organizers to find convenient dates. Other conferences ================= When deciding the DGCI dates, information about related conferences, for example ISMM, IWCIA, must be taken into account. Information on dates should be acquired by early exchanges between Steering Committee or organizers. Venue ===== The current tradition is to hold every other DGCI in France and to hold the others in Europe outside France. The Spring DGCIs have been held in France and the Autumn ones outside. In the future, the Steering Committee would like to see DGCIs outside Europe, and consequently at most every other DGCI in France. The field of interest of IAPR-TC18 is worldwide, not limited to Europe. The Autumn 2009 conference should be held outside France. Costs ===== The main purpose of DGCI is to gather together researchers active in the field. Therefore travelling expenses and hotel costs must not be prohibitive, and cheap alternative for participants on a limited budget should be available. This is more important than finding a touristically attractive spot. It is also important to have low registration fees for PhD students. Proceedings and Special issues ============================== All accepted papers should be treated equally in the DGCI proceedings, independently of if the presentation is oral or poster. The choice of presentation mode depends on suitability, rather than on perceived quality. Proceedings are traditionally published by Springer Verlag in the LNCS series. Extended versions of papers selected by the Steering Committee can be published in special issues of one or two journals, proposed by the organisers. Reviewing process ================= For each main DGCI topic, one or two persons are selected to form a Program Committee. Each DGCI submission is reviewed by at least two members of the Reviewing Committee. Program Committee members will provide reviewing reports for papers dealing with their associated topics in case of disagreement between reviewers. Submissions from the Organizing Committee are handled by an independent process. During the main steps of the reviewing process, the Steering Committee is kept informed. Items for useful discussions are: acceptance rate, session topics, etc. Submission of proposals to organize a DGCI conference ===================================================== The proposal must contain information on: - the venue (city and conference hall), main access and transportation alternatives, and accommodation; - the organizing University, laboratory/department, and research team; - proposed dates (conference dates and deadlines); - financial plan, including preliminary registration fees program outline, scientific policy, suggestions for invited speakers; - conference, program, and other chairs; - any other important information. Proposals should be sent to the Steering Committee members (firstname.lastname@example.org), at least seven weeks before the upcoming DGCI. The winning proposal for the next DGCI is selected by the Steering Committee during the current one, and announced to the participants before the end of the conference.