ICVS2007 // Vision Systems in the Real World: Adaptation, Learning, Evaluation // 21.03.-24.03.2007 // hosted by Bielefeld University, Germany
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GI - Computer Vision Section
Bielefeld University
Conference Sponsor: SFB 673 - Alignment in Communication
Workshop Sponsor: Multimedia Understanding through Semantics, Computation and Learning (MUSCLE)

Authors Info

Plenary Presentation

In order to arrange the oral presentations as smooth as possible, presenters should consider the following information. For each presentation we reserved 20 minutes slots for the talk itself and 5 minutes extra-time for discussion. The lecture hall is equipped with a beamer and loudspeakers as well as a presentation system running Adobe Reader and Microsoft PowerPoint Office 2003. Talks to be presented via this system should be stored on a regular USB stick. It is also possible for presenters to bring their own Laptop. Other requirements such as special hardware or an overhead projector for acetate sheets shall be announced to the conference organizers in preface.

Please note, that each speaker should test his setup briefly ten minutes before the beginning of his session.

Poster Presentation

Posters will be presented on Friday, March 23rd, in the course of two poster sessions at 12:45-14:00 (session A) and 15:45-17:00 (session B). Each poster will be assigned to one of these sessions. It is mandatory for authors to attend their poster's session in order to present their contribution.

Posters can be attached and stay at the poster walls from the beginning of the main conference on Thursday afternoon until Friday evening, 18:45. The presentation area will be located in front of the lecture hall where the talks will be given and will be open all day. Authors are asked to leave their posters available during all of Thursday and Friday, allowing for rich interaction and discussion.

Posters should be formatted to DIN A0 size (841mm x 1189mm or 33.1" x 46.8"). Due to the dimensions of the presentation boards landscape orientation is recommended although this is not necessary. The viewing distance will usually be from about 1-2 meters. Please be sure to choose font and image sizes large enough to ensure good readability from this distance.

Submission of Camera Ready Papers

Camera ready versions of accepted papers should be uploaded into the online conference management system. When viewing your submissions a link Final Upload can be found under any accepted contribution. Follow this link to upload the final PDF file into the system.

Formatting for camera ready papers must comply to the rules outlined above in section Paper Format.

Alongside the final PDF-file, a copyright note signed by the author(s) of each contribution is required for publication. This note will be available here for download soon. It should be completely filled out, signed and faxed to the organization committee. Further information will be announced here soon.

Publication of Proceedings

To increase visibility and scientific impact, the conference proceedings will be published according to the idea of open access at the Institutional Repository of Bielefeld University Library indexed by Google Scholar.

ICVS2007's best papers are additionally going to be published in a special issue of Image and Vision Computing. General editor of this issue will be Prof. Dr. K.D.Baker, guest editors will be Prof. Dr. Monique Thonnat, et. al.

To ensure active participation and a lively conference event, it is mandatory for authors of accepted papers to attend ICVS2007 in order to be included in the conference proceedings.

Open Access

Open Access is a new direction in publishing where scientific contributions, e.g. to this conference are available online freely accessible. Therefore, the main conference proceedings will be fully searchable, free to anyone, anywhere in the world.

We believe that immediate, world-wide, barrier-free, open access to the full text of research articles is in the best interests of the scientific community.

Note, that free online availability substantially increases a paper's impact. The mean number of citations to offline articles is 2.74, while the mean number of citations to online articles is 7.03, an increase of 157%. (Source: Steve Lawrence in Nature forum on Future e-access to the primary literature, 31 May 2001)

Paper Format

Papers submitted to the ICVS 2006 conference must comply with the following instructions. For papers to workshops, see the information for the individual workshops.

The layout of the papers must adhere to the guidelines set out in the Instructions for the Preparation of Camera-Ready Contributions to LNCS Proceedings. Authors are asked to follow these instructions exactly. This also applies for papers submitted for review. In addition to the Springer author instructions, authors should ensure that the submitted paper meet the following criteria.

  1. The paper must not exceed 10 pages in the LNCS format. The font sizes must conform with the LNCS instructions.
  2. Document formats:
    • PostScript, without encoding or condensation.
    • Level 3 or 4 PDF without passwords or encryption.
    • MS Word and other word processor formats will not be accepted.
  3. The fonts used must meet the following criteria:
    • All fonts must be from Latin 1 Fontset.
    • Except for the 13 basic PostScript fonts (Times-Roman, Helvetica, Courrier, Symbol), every font used must be included.
    • If possible, include only outline (Type 1 or TrueType) fonts, not bitmapped ones.

Submission of Papers for Review

Prior to submission, please register at the online conference management system. Once you filled out the submission registration form, you will receive a confirmation email. Finally, log in using this password. Please watch the announcements or the RSS feed available for further updates.

To submit a paper, log into the conference management system and follow the link Your Submissions. Select the type of contribution you want to submit (workshop or conference paper). Fill out the form about general contribution data like title, author(s), abstract, etc. After submitting this data you have two options: You may upload a PDF version of your paper right away, or just save the submission and upload a file at a later point in time. To upload right away, click the Browse button and select your PDF file from the local file system. The filename will be anonymized automatically, so there is no need to rename your file before uploading it.

Uploading at a later point in time can be done by logging into your account again and going to Your Submissions. Choose the Upload Contribution link corresponding to the submission you would like to update. Select your PDF file by clicking the Browse button. This procedure can also be used to upload a new version of your paper since an existing file will be replaced by the upload.
If you experience any problems during this procedure, please send a mail to:


The author(s) guarantee that the submitted paper and any related paper with basically the same content was not and will not be submitted to any other conference until the end of the ICVS 2007 review period.

All reviewing will be double blind, so the paper must not include any information which allows the authors to be identified. For example, this will probably require that references to the author's previous work be left blank. This is not optional. Papers that provide obvious identifying information may be returned or have sections blanked out for reviewers.

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