Vision Interface has been renamed Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV2004).

The 17th Vision Interface conference now becomes the 1st Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision. CRV will be held jointly with AI 2004 and GI 2004, May 17-19 at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

Our sponsors are the Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society (CIPPRS) and the International Association of Pattern Recognition>. We are also hoping to hold our conference in cooperation with the IEEE Computer Society, who may publish our proceedins in paper format and on-line.

The Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV2004) is a single-track conference consisting of high quality, previously unpublished papers, presented either orally or as a poster. Contributions are sought on any aspect of computer vision, robot vision, image processing or pattern recognition, including but not restricted to the following topics:

The conference provides an excellent environment for interdisciplinary interaction as well as for networking of students and scientists in computer vision, robotic vision, image understanding and pattern recognition. In addition to regular sessions, there will be also 3 invited speakers. There will be 2 awards: one for the best regular paper and one for the best student paper (the student must be the first author).

For a single registration fee, participants can attend presentations in any of the AI/GI/CRV conferences. This conference promotes participation of students by significantly reducing the student registration fee. There is also a reduction in registration fees for CIPPRS members and IEEE members (if we are successful in obtaining co-sponsorship/cooperation). CIPPRS welcomes members from all countries. You can obtain a registration form at the CIPPRS website.

CRV2004 will be held in conjunction with GI'2004 (Graphics Interface) and AI'2004 (Artificial Intelligence). For a single registration fee, participants can attend presentations at any of AI/GI/CRV conferences. Fees to attend all three conferences are the same. Proceedings of the other conferences can be purchased at the conference.

Papers are invited in either French or English. Submissions in French should be accompanied by an abstract in English. The size of the papers should be limited to eight double-column pages. Style files for latex and Word are available at the CIPPRS website. Submissions (in pdf only) are to be done electronically through a conference website (not available yet). In addition, the abstract and contact information should be emailed to John Barron, program co-chair at

All papers will be thoroughly reviewed by the Program Committee. The accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, the hardcopy of which will be distributed at the conference. The proceedings will also be made available on-line by either IEEE or CIPPRS websites. The best papers will also be solicited for a special volume of a journal (to be announced).


  1. Greg Dudek, McGill University, Montreal
  2. Hong Zhong, University of Alberta, Edmonton
  3. John Tsotsos, York University, Toronto

Paper Submission Deadline: January 26th, 2004
Acceptance/Rejection notification: March 3rd, 2004
Revised camera-ready papers due: April 2nd, 2004
Proceedings put online: May 28th, 2004

Conference Co-Chairmen
John Barron John S. Zelek
Dept. of Computer Science Robot Vision Group (ISL)
Middlesex College 383 School of Engineering
University of Western Ontario University of Guelph
London, ON, Canada, N6A 5B7 Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1
Tel:(519) 661-2111 x86896 Tel: (519) 849-4120 x3916
Fax:(519) 661-3515 Fax: (519) 836-0227

Samer Abdallah American U. of Beirut Lebanon
Rob Allison York Univ. Canada
Steven Beauchemin U. of Western Ontario Canada
Gregory Dudek McGill U. Canada
Abdel Ennaji U. de Rouen France
Dmitry Gorodnichy National Research Council Canada
Robert Bergevin Laval U. Canada
Gerhard Roth National Research Council Canada
Michael Greenspan Queens U. Canada
Andrzej Kasinski Poznan U. of Tech. Poland
Reinhard Klette Auckland U. New Zealand
Michael Langer McGill U. Canada
Jim Little U. of British Columbia Canada
Jean Meunier U. de Montreal Canada
Evangelos Milos Dalhousie U. Canada
Fathallah Nouboud U. de Quebec a TR Canada
Pierre Payeur U. of Ottawa Canada
Georges Stamon U. of Paris France
Hagen Spies Linkoping U. Sweden
Matthew Turk U. of Cal. at Santa Barbara USA
Kazuhiko Yamamoto Gifu U. Japan
Hezy Yeshurun Tel-Aviv U. Israel
Hong Zhang U. of Alberta Canada
Michael Jenkin York U. Canada
Pierre Boulanger U. of Alberta Canada
Paul Whelan Dublin City U. Ireland
Minas Spetsakis York U. Canada
Denis Laurendeau Laval U. Canada
Djemel Ziou U. de Scherbrooke Canada
Denis Laurendeau Laval U. Canada
Terry Caelli U. of Alberta Canada
Medhat Moussan U. of Guelph Canada
Bubaker Boufama U. of Windsor Canada
Steven Beauchemin U. of Western Ontario Canada

Venue: London is Ontario's 3rd largest city (340,000). It has the ambiance of a small town and the amenities of a large city. Its nick name is "Forest City" because of the many tree lined streets. Founded in 1820, it is ideally situated, about 200km from Toronto, 250km from Detroit and 150Km from Niagara Falls. It has many local attractions, including Pioneer Village (see how early settlers lived and worked), Sha-Nah-Doht Iroquoian Village and Museum (see how Indians lived in the London area before European settlement) and Elgin House (the pre-Victorian home of an early prominent London family). The conference will be held at the University of Western Ontario. Attendees may stay at one of the nearby hotels or in campus residence.

Some scenes of London, Ontario (move your cursor over the images to get more information)

London Skyline from the North Middlesex College at the University of Western Ontario (Computer Science Department)
A bend on the Thames River Riding an antique bike in Pioneer Village

Hope to see you in London, Ontario!

This page last updated on September 12, 2004