International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems, and Technology


June 30 - July 3, 1997 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems, and Technology (CISST'97) will be celebrated together with the

1997 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'97)

We believe that the parallel/distribute processing researchers and the imaging community can both benefit from each other's expertise. Therefore, we have scheduled both conferences at the same time and location (Las Vegas, June 30 - July 3, 1997) for the benefit of those who would like to exchange research ideas with the other research community.

List of acepted Papers


The first International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems, and Technology (CISST'97) will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 30 - July 3, 1997. All aspects of computer graphics, image processing, and pattern recognition are included in CISST. You are invited to submit a draft paper of about 5 pages and/or a proposal to organize a technical session (see below for submission information). All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. THE NAMES OF TECHNICAL SESSION CHAIRS WILL APPEAR AS ASSOCIATE EDITORS ON THE COVER OF CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • O Image generation, acquisition, and processing.
  • O Image display techniques.
  • O Image data structures and databases.
  • O Convergence of imaging media (video and computer).
  • O Virtual reality.
  • O Image compression, coding, and encryption.
  • O Tools for multimedia production and services.
  • O Digital imaging for film and television.
  • O Visualization.
  • O Scene and object modeling.
  • O Knowledge acquisition.
  • O Visual inspection.
  • O Document image understanding.
  • O Image algebra.
  • O Mathematical morphology.
  • O Architecture of imaging and vision systems (including parallel architectures and algorithms).
  • O Neural network techniques and fuzzy logic.
  • O Performance analysis and evaluation.
  • O Software tools and environments for imaging.
  • O Applications including: medicine, robotic, GIS, remote sensing, ...
  • O Other aspects and applications relating to imaging science.


    Prospective authors are invited to submit three copies of their draft paper (about 5 pages) to H. R. Arabnia (address is given below) by the due date. Submissions for the technical sessions must be send to the Session Chair. E-mail and Fax submissions are also acceptable. The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 10 pages. Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

    The first page of the draft paper should include: title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, E-mail address, telephone number, and Fax number for each author. The first page should also include the name of the author who will be presenting the paper (if accepted) and a maximum of 5 keywords.


    Each technical session will have 5/6 paper presentations. The session chairs will be responsible in selecting the papers for their own sessions. The names of session chairs will appear as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings. Proposals to organize technical sessions should include the following information: name and address (+ E-mail) of proposer, title of session, a 100-word description of the topic of the session, and how you plan to advertise the session and select papers for the proposed session. Mail your proposal to H. R. Arabnia (address is given below); E-mail submissions are preferred.


    Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed by two researchers in the topical area. The Camera-Ready papers will be reviewed by one person. Please refer to the technical sessions pages for details on the evaluation of the papers for those sessions.


    The conference proceedings will be published by CSREA Press. The proceedings will be available at the conference. Please note that all color pictures/diagrams will be published in gray-scale.


    A number of university faculty members in cooperation with the Monte Carlo Hotel (conference division) will be organizing the conference. The conference is sponsored by the Computer Science Research, Education, and Applications Tech. (CSREA) in cooperation with the Computer Vision Research and Applications Tech. (CVRA), The National Supercomputing Center for Energy and the Environment (USA), developers of high-performance machines and systems (pending) and related computer associations (pending.)


    The conference will be held in the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. This is a new hotel with excellent conference facilities and over 3000 rooms. The hotel is minutes from the Las Vegas airport with free shuttles to and from the airport. The hotel has many vacation and recreational attractions, including: casino, waterfalls, spa, kiddie pools, sunning decks, Easy River water ride, wave pool with cascades, lighted tennis courts, health spa (with workout equipment, whirlpool, sauna, ...), arcade virtual reality game rooms, nightly shows, snack bars, a number of restaurants, shopping area, ... Many of these attractions are open 24 hours a day and most are suitable for families and children. The hotel's room rate is very reasonable ($79 + 8% tax) per night for the duration of the conference. The hotel is minutes from other Las Vegas attractions (major shopping areas, recreational destinations, fine dining and night clubs, free street shows, ...). For the benefit of our international colleagues: the state of Nevada neighbors with the states of California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona. Las Vegas is only a few driving hours away from other major cities, including: Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, ...


    An exhibition is planned during the conference. We have reserved 20+ exhibit spaces. Interested parties should contact H. R. Arabnia (address is given below). All exhibitors will be considered to be the co-sponsors of the conference. Each exhibitor will have the opportunity to include a two-page description of their latest products in the conference proceedings (if submitted by May 19, 1997).


    February 12, 1997 (Wednesday): Draft papers (5-page) due April 8, 1997 (Tuesday): Notification of acceptance May 19, 1997 (Monday): Camera-Ready papers & Preregistration due June 30, July 1, July 2, July 3: CISST'97 Conference Proposals to organize technical sessions should be submitted as soon as possible (well ahead of the February 12 deadline). All accepted papers are expected to be presented at the conference.

    PROGRAM COMMITTEE: (as of Nov. 25, 1996)

  • I. Ahmad, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong;
  • H. R. Arabnia, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA;
  • C. Colin, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France;
  • J. Farison, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA;
  • M. E. Fayad, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, USA;
  • O. Frieder, George Mason University & Florida Tech., USA;
  • F. Golshani, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA;
  • V. Gudivada, University of Missouri at Rolla, MO, USA;
  • M. Halem, Space Data & Comp. Div., Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA, USA;
  • G. Hu, Central Michigan University, MI, USA;
  • K-C. Hui, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong;
  • O. H. Ibarra, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA;
  • X. Jia, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong;
  • J. Jin, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia;
  • D. Kazakos, University of Southwestern Louisiana, LA, USA;
  • A. Law, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA;
  • D. Luzeaux, Etca/Crea/Sp, France;
  • K. Makki, University of Nevada Las Vegas, NV, USA;
  • S. A. M. Makki, University of Queensland, Australia;
  • A. Mana-Gomez, E.T.S.I.Informatica, Malaga, Spain;
  • N. Memon, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA;
  • B. Nassersharif, National Supercomputing Center For Energy and the Environment, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA;
  • M. S. Obaidat, Monmouth University, NJ, USA;
  • Y. Pan, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA;
  • E. K. Park, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA;
  • W. Peng, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, USA;
  • N. Pissinou, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, USA;
  • Rajkumar, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Bangalore, India;
  • S. Sahni, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA;
  • H. Sharif, University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA;
  • H. Shi, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, USA;
  • M. Singhal, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA;
  • S. Y. W. Su, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA;
  • A. Tentov, University "Sv. Kiril i Metodij", Republic of Macedonia;
  • E. Torng, Michigan State University, MI, USA;
  • N-F. Tzeng, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, USA;
  • Y. Xu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA;
  • S. You, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, USA;
  • H. Zhang, Aptronix, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, USA;
  • D. Zhu, Aptronix, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, USA;
  • A. Y. Zomaya, University of Western Australia, Australia.


    Professor Hamid R. Arabnia (CISST General Chair) The University of Georgia Department of Computer Science 415 Graduate Studies Research Center Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, U.S.A. Tel: (706) 542-3480 Fax: (706) 542-2966

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              Professor Kia Makki
              Department of Computer Science
              University of Nevada Las Vegas
              Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-4019, USA

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              Professor Niki Pissinou
              Center For Advanced Computer Studies
              University of Southwestern Louisiana
              Lafayette, LA 70508, USA

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              Professor Yi Pan
              Department of Computer Science
              University of Dayton
              Dayton, OH 45469-2160, USA
              Tel: (513) 229-3807
              Fax: (513) 229-4000 

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