May 14-17, 2000, Palais des Congrès

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Note that between the 4 joint conferences (VI/GI/AI/ISR) there are some 13 invited keynote speakers:
Alex Pentland, Horst Bunke, Michael Black, Eric Horvitz, Hiroshi Ishii, Henry Fuchs, Takeo Kanade, Demetri Terzopoulos, Charlie Duncheon, Ian Hunter, Kevin Ostby, Eugene Charniak, Jan Zytkow, and Julie Payette (the astronaut).

Quick links: submission info | Keynote speakers | registration | Poster Format | Authors kit | Accepted Papers
Tentative detailed program for VI only | Combined Overview Program | Accommodations |
Poster setup information

Authors of accepted papers should have been notified by email (where possible). A list of accepted papers is also available on-line.

VI '2000 - the thirteenth Canadian conference devoted to computer vision, signal and image processing, and pattern recognition is sponsored by the Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society and the International Association of Pattern Recognition.


The 2000 conference will be held in conjunction with the Artificial Intelligence, Graphics Interface, Int. Symposium on Robotics, and IRIS-PRECARN Conference. For a single registration fee, participants can attend presentations in either conferences, promoting the exchange of knowledge among these important disciplines. Time has been set aside for special sessions and other events. A banquet provides additional opportunities to meet speakers and other attendees for informal discussion in a social setting.

For information on these co-located conferences and other events, start at .

Program Co-Chairs:
Gregory Dudek, McGill University
Mohamed Cheriet, École de technologie supérieure

Important Dates:
Five (5) copies of full papers should be sent to the Program Chair listed below by Dec. 3, 1999. (revised date)
Acceptance or Rejection will be sent by 31 January 2000.
Full copies of accepted papers are due by 28 March 2000.
For further information, contact Gregory Dudek or Mohamed Cheriet

Vision Interface '2000 - Papers must be received by Dec. 3, 2000.

Contributions describing original and unpublished research results are solicited on this theme and in other areas of computer vision, image processing and pattern recognition. Topics of the conference include, but not limited to, the following:

2D and 3D scene analysis
Biomedical image analysis
Image database
Industrial visual inspection and applications
Active and real-time vision
Image compression and coding
Image segmentation
Image processing in multimedia computing
Mathematical morphology
Stereo and motion analysis
Neural networks Document compression and coding
Document analysis
Content-based image retrieval
Object recognition
OCR and Handwriting Recognition
Texture analysis
Video retrieval and indexing
Web or network-based image processing and retrieval



For the review process, prepare your manuscript (full paper) in either English or French on double-spaced pages (15 maximum). Each manuscript should contain a cover page with the paper title, names and affiliations of authors, and keywords. The next page should proceed with an abstract (250 words maximum) followed by the full paper. Either send by surface mail or courier five hardcopies of the manuscript to:

Gregory Dudek, McGill University
Department: Computer Science
Address: 3480 University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Office: McConnell Engineering Building 419
Tel: (514) 398-7071 (for couriers)
Fax: (514) 398-7348

Or submit your manuscript electronically through the following web site

Please note that as of Dec. 3 there is some congestion at the web site. Don't worry, the site will not be closed until after the congestion eases.


where you will find further instructions (files may be submitted either in postscript or Adobe PDF, PDF is strongly preferred). For either procedure, submitted manuscripts should arrive by Dec. 3, 1999. (EXTENDED from Nov. 26)

Program Committee:

Jean-Pierre Asselin de Beauville, U. de Tours / AUF
Boubekeur Boufama, University of Windsor
Frank Ferrie, McGill University
Langis Gagnon, CRIM
Jacques de Guise, École de technologie sup.
Robert M. Haralick, University of Washington
David Fleet, Xerox/California
Michael Jenkin, York University
Tony Kasvand, Concordia. U.
Denis Laurendeau, Université de Laval
Richard Lepage, École de technologie sup.
David Lowe, University of British Columbia
Dimitris Metaxas, University of Pennsylvania
Ammar Mitiche, INRS
Moidin Mohiuddin, IBM Almaden Research Centre
Fathallah Nouboud, University de Trois-Rivières
Rejean Plamondon, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal
Kaleem Siddiqi, McGill University
Georges Stamon, Paris-Sorbonne
Ching Y. Suen, Concordia University
John Tsotsos, University of Toronto
Steve Beauchemin, Carleton University
Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Gifu University
Herbert Yang, University of Saskatchewan
Hong Zhang, University of Alberta


Professor Gregory Dudek
Centre for Intelligent Machines
School of Computer Science
McGill University
3480 University St
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2A7
FAX: 514-398-7348


Professor Mohamed Cheriet
Imagery, Vision and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
École de technologie supérieure
1100, Notre-Dame West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 1K3
Tel.: (514) 396-8972
Fax: (514) 396-8595

Poster Format

We are allocating each poster presentation a 4'H x 4'W space. The panels for VI will be double-sided and each panel is 4' x 8' which means we can put up 2 posters per side of each panel. We will have the type of panel that requires push pins to affix the posters.


IMPORTANT: There is a major reduction in registration fees for people who are ongoing CIPPRS members (i.e. who joined before the conference, not at the conference). Registration information can be found at

Authors Kit