Call for Papers: ICCV-98 Workshop

Conceptual Description of Images

Workshop on Conceptual Descriptions of Images
2 January 1998
Bombay, INDIA

In conjunction with
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV-98)

This is the second workshop on Conceptual Description of Images, following the one in April 1996 at Cambridge, UK held in conjunction with ECCV-96.

Organizing Committee

Elisabeth Andre (DFKI, Germany)
Mike Brady (Oxford, UK)
Aaron Bobick (MIT, USA)
Christopher Brown (Rochester, USA)
Hilary Buxton (Sussex, UK)
Tony Cohn (Leeds, UK)
David Hogg (Leeds, UK)
John Kender (Columbia, USA)
Paul Mc Kevitt (Sheffield, UK/Aalborg,Denmark)
Amitabha Mukerjee (Kanpur, India)
Hans-Hellmut Nagel (Karlsruhe, Germany)
Patrick Olivier (Aberystwyth, UK)

Workshop Issues

People often use non-detailed descriptions of visual scenes that may be called "conceptual". Such information is very useful, since it compactly describes the properties of the visual objects and their inter-relations, the task context, etc. Visual applications that may benefit from such descriptions include, for example, visual surveillance, document processing, multimedia and GIS, automobile driving assistants, etc.

The workshop aims to stimulate collaborative research between the fields of research which impinge on this problem, such as Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Spatio-Temporal Reasoning, Cognitive Science, Computational Imagery, Linguistics, etc. Papers should address the goal of deriving and using meaningful descriptions of the scene, the task and the context.

Research topics that address the issues of representing visual knowledge and processing images to obtain conceptual descriptions include:

Attendance and Workshop Format

It is intended that a diverse group of researchers attend the workshop. Registration in the main ICCV conference is not mandatory.

The format will have more discussion sessions, each session of 3 papers followed by a mini-panel on the session theme, providing the audience a larger role, and speakers can also have a wider discussion following their work. Participants who do not wish to present papers are requested to submit a writeup addressing the following points:


Proceedings with all accepted papers will be distributed at the workshop. Also, a special issue of the Journal Image and Vision Computing is planned on this topic, for which some of the authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers.

Submission Guidelines

Papers must be a maximum of 30 pages including title, abstract, and author affiliations. Four copies should be mailed to either address below. Electronic submission is also encouraged (either postscript or self-contained LaTeX).

Hilary Buxton
Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QH, UK

Tel: +44 1273 678569
Amitabha Mukerjee
Center for Robotics
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur 208016 INDIA

Important Dates

Submit Full Papers by: September 15, 1997
Acceptance Notification by: October 30, 1997
Camera-ready papers due: November 30, 1997


The venue of the ICCV conference as well as this workshop is the city of Bombay on the Arabian Sea. Bombay, the business capital of India, is directly connected to major cities in the world and India. Nearby tourist attractions include the world famous cave paintings and sculptures of Ajanta and Ellora. Sea cruises to several islands and the resort of Goa are possible.

Amitabha Mukerjee, Fri Wed May 14 12:28:00 GMT+0500 1997