Call for Papers
IMVIP 2005

The Irish Machine Vision & Image

Processing Conference 2005 (IMVIP 2005)

30th - 31st Aug 2005, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), Northern Ireland

Conference Chairs and Committee  -  Conference Topics  -  General Information  -  Contact Information


Preliminary Programme                                                Conference Proceedings

New (Conference Venue)!! The conference will take place in Bernard Crossland Building, Queen’s University Belfast, 18 Malone Rd,

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to attend the Irish Machine Vision & Image Processing Conference 2005 (IMVIP 2005), to be hosted by Queen’s University Belfast.

IMVIP 2005 will be hosted by the School of Computer Science at Queen’s University Belfast. This conference brings together theoreticians and practitioners, industrialists and academics, from the numerous related disciplines involved in the processing and analysis of image-based information.

IMVIP 2005 is a conference consisting of high quality previously unpublished contributed papers. The conference emphasises both theoretical research results and practical engineering experience in all areas. Papers are subject to a strict review process - on complete papers.

IMVIP 2005 is the ninth conference in the series. Previous IMVIP conferences have been organised by: Magee College, University of Ulster (1997), NUI, Maynooth (1998), Dublin City University (1999), Queen’s University of Belfast (2000), NUI, Maynooth (2001), NUI, Galway (2002 in conjunction with Opto-Ireland), University of Ulster, Coleraine (2003) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) (2004).

The conference will be run in association with the Irish Pattern Recognition and Classification Society (IPRCS), a member organisation of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).

The conference will be run between
30th-31st Aug 2005. In addition there will be four short courses run during the fist day of the conference.

The Conference Topics

The program will include keynote lectures from an international array of speakers representing academia and major companies, each recognised in their respective field. As part of the conference a series of student sessions will be run in parallel with the main program.

Contributions are sought in all aspects of image processing, pattern recognition and machine vision, including but not restricted to the following topics:

1 - Industrial Machine Vision and applications
2 - Remote Sensing
3 - Image & Video Representation, Compression and Coding
4 - Medical and Biomedical Imaging
5 - Image Analysis
6 - Hardware and Software Architectures for Image and Video Processing
7 - Face Recognition and its applications

General Information

Submission of Papers

Authors who wish to present a paper at the conference should send an electronic copy of the paper to  by 29th April, 2005. Full papers should not exceed 8 printed pages (11 point font, single-spacing). To facilitate the review process, the submitted paper should contain two title pages. The main title page should contain: the title of the paper, the authors' names and complete addresses, the corresponding author's email address, an abstract of up to 300 words, and up to five keywords. A second title page should omit the authors' names and address information to preserve anonymity. The preferred submission format is Word, but PDF and PS files will be accepted.

Authors must be prepared to present their papers in person.


    - Submission of full paper

29th April 2005

    - Notification of acceptance NEW!!!

12th June 2005

    - Final manuscripts due

24th June 2005

    - Registration and conference fee

1st July 2005

    - Conference

30th-31st Aug 2005

Official Language

English will be the official language of the conference

Conference Proceedings

All papers presented during the conference will be published in a proceedings which will be made available at the opening of the conference.

Registration Fee

The Registration Fee will be 180 before deadline stated. Fee will include coffee breaks and banquet. Late Registration Fee will be 200. Registration Belfast City HallFee for Postgraduate research students will be 100.


Plenary Speakers

There will be two plenary speakers giving talks on the second and third day of the conference:

Talk 1: An Unsupervised Multiresolution Face-Kernel Recognition Model

By Maria Pavlou and Prof. Nigel M Allinson

University of Sheffield

Talk 2: Quantitative Analysis of Qualitative Images

By Prof. Charles M. Falco

Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona


The IMVIP conference is sponsored by the
School of Computer Science, Queen’s University, Belfast. Other sponsors will be announced in the next call for papers.

Lanyon Building by floodlight
Visitor Attractions

Northern Ireland has an amazing variety of landscapes, cultural attractions and leisure opportunities as well as an intriguing – and famously complex – history, all contained in an area the size of Yorkshire or Connecticut. Within a few hours of Belfast, one can visit pre-Christian burial sites, famous cathedrals and coastlines of legend.

The Times of London has named Belfast as one of its top 12 world travel destinations, its Impressive world-class developments adding immeasurably to the city’s image. The mighty 100 million Odyssey complex, the Waterfront Hall, new galleries, new public and private developments – they are all part of the transformation and must be seen to be believed.

Home to the world’s oldest aircraft production company and the city where the Titanic, the tractor and the tyre were created, Belfast may now be more aptly described at the city of telecoms, technology and trading.


Queen’s Elms

The University’s Halls of residence – Queen’s Elms – are situated in pleasant parkland, in a quiet residential area on the south side of the city. Being on a large site, well away from the main road there is a spaciousness and calmness which generates a feeling of being far from city life, even though Queen’s Elms are less than two miles from the centre of Belfast.


All bedrooms have full access to kitchen facilities. Each hall has a comfortable common room where delegates can relax. Bedrooms are serviced daily including weekends with bed linen, towels, soap, tea and coffee. On each floor visitors will find a kitchen/dinning area where tea and coffee making facilities are available. Fully equipped laundry facilities are provided in each hall.


Please Note: Queens Elms accommodation could be booked via the QUB accommodation office.


Wellington Park Hotel, Madison's Hotel, Malone Lodge


Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast plus Guesthouse accommodation can be accessed via the Northern Ireland Accommodation Guide at the following link:

Waterfront Hall, Belfast
Queen’s University Belfast (IMVIP 2005)
Belfast BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland
Tel: +44 2890974623; Fax: +44 28 90975666