Image Recognition Laboratory

University of Koblenz
Rheinau 1
D-56075 Koblenz

Call for Participation


Intensive Programme on Computer Vision

The Research Group on Digital Image Analysis and iTs Applications of the University of Granada, Espana, the Image Recognition Lab of the University of Koblenz, Germany, and the Laboratory of Information Processing of the Lappeenranta University of Technology , Finland, organise an Intensive Programme on Computer Vision (IPCV'96), in Koblenz, Germany, from July 21st to 27th 1996.

IPCV'96 provides intensive courses and training on selected topics in computer vision (CV) for graduate students and young scientists with a background in CV. The topics are chosen from spectral image analysis, color image analysis, digital image classification, and practical image processing. The training includes exercises in small groups of 2 - 4 students. Participation is limited to approximately 30 students from EU countries. A few scholarships are available.

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Course C1: Spectral Images
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Jussi Parkkinen
Content: Physical background of color, spectrum based color image representation and analysis, bimolecular color recognition systems.
Course C2: Color Image Analysis
Lecturer: Prof.Dr. Lutz Priese, Dr. Volker Rehrmann
Content: Color spaces, color segmentation, color texture, optical flow in color image sequences.
Course C3: Digital Image Classification
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Nicolas Perez de la Blanca
Content: Image restoring (with applications to astronomical images), shape detection from contours (with application to biomedical images), image classification techniques (with applications to remote sensing analysis), a comparative study of multi- spectral image classifiers.

Mini-courses on Practical Image Processing:

M1: Radiosity and Ray Tracing on Workstation Clusters
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Heinrich Giesen / Marcel Bresink
M2: Image Creation in Multi Media
Lecturer: Prof. Wolfgang Fraunholz
M3: Motion Analysis in Sports
Lecturer: Prof. Helga Büsch / Frank P. Thielen


On the first day we shall present several programming exercises in areas of CV for small groups of 2 - 4 students each. Those exercises should lead to executable programs that shall be presented by the groups on the final day in a session "Discussion".


Participants who successfully join the exercises receive a certificate.

Time schedule:

Sun 07-21 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 07-27
08.00 Registration
09.00 Opening
09.15-10.45 C1 C1 C3 C2 M3 Discussion
11.15-12.45 C2 C3 C2 C1 C3
14.15-15.45 M1 M2 Social
Ex Ex
16.15-17.45 Ex Ex Ex Ex
18.00-20.00 Registration Reception


Location of IPCV'96 is the campus of the University of Koblenz. You can get a map of the campus here.
The registration is on Sunday, July 21st, 18.00-20.00, in Building R (Rheinau 8) and on Monday, July 22nd, 8.00-9.00, in Building B (Rheinau 1).
All courses take place in building B, ground floor, room number B13.

Social Event:

We plan a boat tour on the river Rhine and a BBQ in the evening.


We have made some reservations in a Sports Hotel (200 meters from the location of IPCV'96) for DM 50 a night, including breakfast, for a bed in a double-bed room, and in the Youth Hostel of Koblenz in the famous fortress Ehrenbreitstein, high above Koblenz, for DM 21 a night, including breakfast. There exists a public bus system from Ehrenbreitstein to the University. There is a canteen on the campus and several restaurants are nearby for lunch.


There are a few scholarship available as described in the Application Form. However, the meeting is already sponsored by the University of Koblenz allowing for this very moderate fee.


Application can be done only electronically via the following

Application Form

An e-mail address of the applicants is required. If you do not possess an e-mail address, please, ask your local institute for help.


Deadline for electronic application May, 10th, 1996.
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by May, 24th, 1996.

Arrivals July-21-96
Beginning of Courses July-22-96
End of Courses July-27-96

Questions & comments: Prof. Dr. Lutz Priese
Page by: Jens Logemann - April-04-96