CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

WORKSHOP ON IMAGE PROCESSING, PATTERN RECOGNITION AND APPLICATIONS

(For the North-Eastern Region)
December 13 -- 17, 2004
Organized jointly by:
Sponsored by
   Application Form
Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition Unit (CVPRU)
Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata
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C.S. Department
Manipur University, Imphal
                        
 
Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Committee
Objective
Topics
Speakers
Participants
Prerequisites
Financial Aid
Dates
Contact Addresses
Venue
General Information

 

Committee:

General Co-Chairs K. B. Sinha, Director, ISI
  N. Bijoy Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Manipur University, Imphal
Joint Coordinators S. K. Parui, Head, CVPR Unit, ISI
  O. Imocha Singh, Head, C.S. Department, Manipur University
Organizing Committee
Joint Conveners M. Mitra & S. Palit, ISI
Members N. Gourakishwar Singh, MU
  H. Mamata Devi, MU
  Momtaz Th., MU
S. K. Parui, ISI
  B. B. Chaudhuri, ISI
  U. Pal, ISI
  U. Bhattacharya, ISI
  Y. Kirani Singh, ISI

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Objective: The North-Eastern region of India is known for its vast resources. However, the overall pace of development in this part of India is not satisfactory. It is an accepted fact that this region needs more impetus towards its all-round development including the academic and technological advancement of its people.

With the fast development of Information Technology, the use of various intelligent computing techniques has become abundant in all walks of life. Speech Signal Processing, Natural Language Processing, Document Image Analysis, Information Retrieval etc. constitute some of the important topics in today’s computing world. This School will provide the basic training on these and related topics and also demonstrate some of the state-of-art application modules developed at CVPR Unit, ISI, Kolkata. Several sophisticated tools used in such computing techniques will also be presented. This will enable the interested group of the NE region to update and improve their knowledge on these intelligent computing techniques. Moreover, a few among the participants may get interested to be involved in the R&D work being pursued by the CVPR Unit of ISI.

The rapid growth of hardware and software technologies has put us on the threshold of a whole new horizon of exciting innovations. With the tremendous development of information technology, we now have systems, which can learn from examples, past related experiences and through reasoning. Such systems can synthesize speech from text or recognize speech to generate text, simulate aspects of the human language faculty and implement cognitive psychology as computer programs by combining methods and strategies from the humanities, natural and behavioral sciences and engineering. Systems automating the acquisition of document knowledge have applications such as layout structure extraction, logical structure understanding, document classification etc. Also, systems recognizing handwritten text have wide commercial applications. Attending the lectures to be delivered in this school will help to gather some knowledge of the components and techniques involved in such systems. Listening to the involved research aspects may generate related interests among the participants and help in promoting interaction within and outside the scientific communities of the NE states.

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Topics:Lectures and demonstrations will be arranged tentatively on the following topics:

Image Processing:Principles and current techniques.

Document Image Analysis: OCR of printed and handwritten documents, document image understanding etc.

Pattern Recognition:Basic principles of statistical pattern recognition, artificial neural networks etc.

Applications: Text processing, Image compression, watermarking etc.

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Speakers: The speakers to this school belong to the faculty of Computer and Communication Sciences Division of Indian Statistical Institute. They are engaged in application driven basic research in areas of pattern recognition, image processing, document processing, natural language processing, speech processing, neural networks, genetic algorithm and so on. Besides regularly contributing to international conferences, journals etc., they also take part in the various courses including Masters’ degree courses organized by the Indian Statistical Institute. Some of these faculties also supervise scholars for their PhD degrees. Moreover, they also collaborate with different national and international organizations.

Tentative list of speakers
Prof. B. B. Chaudhuri, CVPR Unit, ISI
Prof. S. K. Parui, CVPR Unit, ISI
Dr. U. Pal, CVPR Unit, ISI
Dr. S. Palit, CVPR Unit, ISI
Dr. M. Mitra, CVPR Unit, ISI
Mr. U. Bhattacharya, CVPR Unit, ISI
Mr. U. Garain, CVPR Unit, ISI
Mr. Y. Kirani Singh, CVPR Unit, ISI

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Participants: Faculty members and research students of Science / Engineering Colleges / Universities / Institutions of the North-Eastern region of India may apply for participation by sending application in the prescribed format duly endorsed by the Head / Supervisor of the Department / Institute to the address of Prof. B. B. Chaudhuri, Joint Coordinator.

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Prerequisites: Study of Mathematics as a full subject in the undergraduate level and experience in computer programming are only prerequisites.

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Financial Aid: There will be no registration fee for this school. Selected outstation candidates from North-Eastern region of India will be paid 2nd class train/bus return journey fare in the shortest possible route. No DA will be paid. Free boarding and lodging will also be provided to such outstation participants, whereas only fooding will be provided to local participants.

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Important Dates:
Last date for receiving applications: 15 November, 2004
Date for publishing the participant list: 22 November, 2004
Last date for confirmation of journey: 25 November, 2004

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Contact Addresses:  
  (1) Prof. S.K. Parui, Head, CVPR Unit
       Indian Statistical Institute
       203, B.T.Road, Kolkata-700108
       E-Mail: swapan@isical.ac.in, FAX: (033)25773035, Phone: (033)25781832
   
  (2) Prof. O. Imocha Singh, Head, C.S. Department,
       Manipur University
       Canchipur-795003
       E-Mail: imocha@lycos.com, FAX: (0385)2435145, Phone: (0385)2435159

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Venue: Manipur University, Imphal, Canchipur-795003

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General Information: Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), founded by Prof. P. C. Mahalanobis in 1931, obtained the status of an Institution of National Importance by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1959. The Headquarter of ISI is situated in Kolkata and it has two other centers in Delhi and Bangalore. This is primarily a research Institute with facilities of international level. It has an excellent team of faculties who are also devoted to teaching various courses including Computer Science. The Electronic Computer Laboratory of the Institute was established as early as in 1950 and the first electronic computer in India was installed in this Institute in 1956. Moreover, one of the foremost formal courses in Computer Science in India started in this Institute in 1962. With the advancement of computing technology and the consequent demand for skilled personnel in computer software, the Institute started an M. Tech. Programme in Computer Science. This Institute also offers Doctorate degrees in Computer Science.

Manipur University (MU) at Canchipur (Imphal)

Imphal, Imphal, the tiny capital city of the northeastern state of Manipur, lying at the center of the Manipur valley is an ideal destination off the beaten track. Relics of an old, historical palace, well-planned temples and ceremonial houses in all their splendour amidst the tall pine and jackfruit trees, speak of Imphal's ancient past.   At places, Imphal looks almost like a painting with clouds hanging low over long stretches of lush green fields and numerous small hills of the green-blue Koubrou and Nongmaijing ranges forming a garland around the valley. Adding a riot of color are hundreds of orchids

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For further information mail us at cvpr@isical.ac.in