The 1998 International Conference on
Imaging Science, Systems and Technology
July 6-9, 1998. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The 1998 International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems, and Technology (CISST'98) will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 6-9, 1998.


Conference Program Now Available !!!


The second International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems, and Technology (CISST'98) will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 6-9, 1998. 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:


Prospective authors are invited to submit three copies of their draft paper (4 to 5 pages) to H. R. Arabnia (address is given below) by the due date. E-mail and Fax submissions are also acceptable. The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 8 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.
Paper acceptance rate was 24% in last year's conference, CISST'97.


The conference proceedings will be published by CSREA Press (ISBN). The proceedings will be available at the conference. If you are author of one of the selected draft papers you must get a Copyright Form and return it completed and signed by all authors (or by one designated author); no paper will be published without the signed CopyRight form. Also you should get a LaTeX template typing instructions. Those who do not use LaTeX can get the ASCII typing instructions. Please note that all color pictures/diagrams will be published in gray-scale. It is planned to select 20 papers for journal publication in related journals (after the conference).


The conference Registration form and Hotel Reservation form are now available. Please complete them (type or print), and return with your payment to the address given at the end of these forms.


A number of university faculty members in cooperation with the Monte Carlo Hotel (conference division) will be organizing the conference. The CISST'98 Conference is sponsored by Computer Science Research, Education, and Applications Tech (CSREA) in cooperation with The National Supercomputing Center for Energy and the Environment (Department of Energy, USA) and Computer Vision Research and Applications Tech. (CVRA, USA).


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 + 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 22, 1998).


     February 20, 1998 (Friday):   Draft papers (5-page) due  
         April 3, 1998 (Friday):   Notification of acceptance  
          May 22, 1998 (Friday):   Camera-Ready papers & Preregistration due  
               July 6 - 9, 1998:   CISST'98 Conference 
Proposals to organize technical sessions should be submitted as soon as possible (well ahead of the February 20 deadline).

All accepted papers are expected to be presented at the conference.




          Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia
          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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