IAPR/IEEE Winter School on Biometrics 2020

Panel Sharing & Discussion (Tentative)

14 Jan (Day 3)

14:00 - 15:00
Journal Paper Writing Club
Lecturer: Prof. Mark Nixon

Short bio.
Prof. Mark Nixon is the Professor in Computer Vision at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK. He is also a Fellow of the IET, Fellow of the IAPR (for services to biometrics and computer vision) and the Distinguished Fellow of the BMVA 2015.

I will discuss the ramifications of writing academic journal papers. The talk will aim to embrace all aspects of the publication process. The talk will include:
   i)   why we publish in journals as well as in conferences;
   ii)  how we select and target appropriate journals;
   iii) how to prepare work for journal paper submission; and
   iv) the review and editorial process.
The talk will be given from the perspective of my early career research to my present position, and the research students I have worked with during that time. I have also been involved with many levels of the journal process, ending as vice-chair of IEEE Publications Board and so I shall include some anecdotes from that experience. The talk will be enriched by audience participation, both by students and by experienced staff. The talk will be suggestive rather than prescriptive since there are many provisos on, and aspects to, the publication process and there are many entirely valid views and approaches which differ from my own.

15:00 - 16:00
Group Discussion
All participants will be divided into small groups. There will be about 8 participants in each group. One of the lecturers will be the mentor in each group. The mentors will answer questions from participants and discuss with them. The topics can include how to write a paper, how to do research, the life in the mentor’s university, and any topics interested.

16:00 - 16:30

16:30 - 18:00
PingAn Finance Center Visit
Address: Free Sky Floor/116th Floor, PingAn Finance Center, 5033 Yitian Road, Futian, Shenzhen (深圳市福田区益田路5033号平安金融中心116层云际观光层)

18:00 - 20:00
Western Buffet Dinner
Address: Pizza Marzano, 6th Floor, South Tower, PAFC Mall, PingAn Finance Center, 5033 Yitian Road, Futian, Shenzhen (深圳市福田区益田路5033号平安金融中心商场南塔6楼)