Call for Workshops

The ICPR-2006 Program Committee invites workshop proposals for the International Conference on Pattern Recognition 2006. The workshops will be held on August 20, immediately before the start of the main conference. The workshops must be full-day.

The ICPR-2006 workshops will provide an informal setting where workshop participants will have the opportunity to discuss technical topics in an atmosphere that fosters the active exchange of ideas. Members from all segments of the pattern recognition community are invited to submit workshop proposals for review. Example topics are as those highlighted in the Topics but proposers should not feel limited to these areas as each proposal will be assessed according to individual content, proposed structure and overall relevance. Workshop organizers will be responsible for inviting speakers, ensuring their participation, ensuring submission of preliminary texts and structuring and leading the discussion sessions.

Each workshop organizing committee will be responsible for producing a Call for Participation in the workshop by March 15, 2006.

1. Submission Requirements

The proposal should provide the following information:

(i) A brief description of the workshop, specifying the goals and the technical issues that will be its focus.
(ii) A brief discussion of why and to whom the workshop is of interest.
(iii) The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses of the proposed workshop organizing committee. This committee should consist of at least three or four people knowledgeable about the technical issues to be addressed.
(iv) The name of the primary contact for the organizing committee.
(v) A description of the qualifications of the individual committee members.
(iv) If available, a list of tentatively confirmed attendees.

Proposals should be sent to the workshop chair at the following
address. Email or fax submissions will also be accepted.

Dr. James Kwok
Department of Computer Science
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong
Email: jamesk@cs.ust.hk
Phone: (852) 2358-7013
Fax: (852) 2358-1477

2. Important Dates for Workshops

January 15, 2006 @ Proposal submission deadline
February 15, 2006 @ Acceptance notification
March 15, 2006  @ Deadline for receipt of Call for Participations
August 20, 2006   @ ICPR-2006 workshops

ICPR-2006 will be responsible for the following:

(i) Providing a meeting place and logistical support for the workshop.
(ii) In conjunction with the organizers, determining the workshop date and time (Organizing committee constraints
will be accommodated to the greatest possible extent).
(iii) Duplicating working notes (up to a total of 100 pages per participant) and distributing them to the participants.

ICPR-2006 reserves the right to cancel any workshop if deadlines are missed or if too few attendees register for the workshop to support the costs of running the workshop. To cover costs, it will be necessary to charge workshop participants a workshop fee.

Questions concerning the ICPR-2006 workshops should be directed to

Dr. James Kwok at:
jamesk@cs.ust.hk

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