Keynote speakers

"3D Scene Analysis and Modeling both for Static and Dynamic Environments"

Prof. Hongbin Zha
Peking University, China

Brief Bio of Prof. Hongbin Zha

Hongbin Zha received PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Kyushu University, Japan, in 1987 and 1990, respectively. After working as a research associate at Kyushu Institute of Technology, he joined Kyushu University in 1991 as an associate professor. He was also a visiting professor in the Centre for Vision, Speech, and Signal Processing, Surrey University, Unite Kingdom, in 1999. Since 2000, he has been a professor at the Key Lab on Machine Perception (MOE), Peking University, China.
His research interests include computer vision, digital geometry processing, and robotics. He has published more than 200 technical publications in journals, books, and international conference proceedings. He received the Franklin V. Taylor Award from the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society in 1999, and Best Paper Awards in Euromed 2010. He served as a Guest Editor for IEEE Trans. SMC, Trans. IEICE, The Visual Computer, and Int. J. Computer Vision. He has been Program Committee Chair of IEEE ROBIO'06, Local Arrangement Committee Chair of IROS'06, Program Committee Chair of VSMM'06, Program Committee Chair of CAD/Graphics 2007, Program Committee Co-Chair of ACCV'07, Program Committee Chair of ACCV'09, Publicity Committee Co-Chair of ICCV'09, Local Arrangement Co-Chair of ACM Multimedia 2009, General Chair of ACCV'10 and 3DIMPVT 2011, and Area Chair of ICCV 2011. He is a Member of IEEE Computer Society.

"Can computers be more intelligent than humans?"

Prof. Bogdan Wilamowski
Auburn University, USA

Bogdan M. Wilamowski received his MS in computer engineering in 1966, PhD in neural computing in 1970, and Dr. Habil. in integrated circuit design in 1977. He received the title of full professor from the President of Poland in 1987. He was the Director of the Institute of Electronics (1979-1981) and the Chair of the Solid State Electronics Department (1987-1989) at the Technical University of Gdansk. He was Professor at the University of Wyoming (1989-2000) From 2000 to 2003 he was Associate Director of Microelectronics Research and Telecommunication Institute at University of Idaho and he was Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and in Computer Science Department at the University of Idaho. Currently he is Director of ANMSTC - Alabama Nano/Micro Science and Technology Center and Alumna Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Auburn University. Dr. Wilamowski was with the Communication Institute at Tohoku University, Japan (1968-1970) and he spent one year at the Semiconductor Research Institute, Sendai, Japan as a JSPS Fellow (1975-1976). He was a visiting scholar at Auburn University (1981-1982 and 1995-1996), and a visiting professor at the University of Arizona, Tucson (1982-1984). He is the author of 9 books, more than 300 refereed publications, and has 27 patents. He was the major professor for about 140 graduate students. His main areas of interest are: semiconductor devices and sensors, mixed signal and analog signal processing, and computational intelligence. Dr. Wilamowski was the Vice President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2000-2004) and the President of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (2004-2005). He served as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Education, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, and Journal of Computing, International Journal of Circuit Systems and IES Newsletter. He was (2007-2010) the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics and currently he is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics. Professor Wilamowski is an IEEE Fellow, he is an Honorary Member of the Hungarian Academy of Science and in 2008 the President of Poland awarded him with Commander Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland for outstanding service in proliferation of international scientific collaborations and for achievements in areas of microelectronics and computer science.

"Expanded Human with HSI -Universality and Individuality-"

Prof. Shuji Hashimoto
Waseda University, Japan

Prof. Shuji Hashimoto is currently a Professor in the Department of Applied Physics, School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University. He received the B.S., M.S. and Dr. Eng. degrees in Applied Physics from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1970, 1973 and 1977, respectively. From 1979, he was with the Faculty of Science, Toho University, Funabashi, Japan until he moved to Waseda University. Since 2000, he has been a director of the Humanoid Robotics Institute, Waseda University for ten years. After serving as the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering from 2006 to 2010, he was appointed as the Vice President for Academic Affairs of Waseda University.
He is the author of over 300 technical publications, proceedings, editorials and books. He is a reviewer for many journals and conferences on computer music, computer vision, robotics and neural computing. His research interests are in human communication and Kansei information processing including image processing, music systems, neural computing and humanoid robotics.
Prof. Hashimoto is a member of the following professional institutions: IEEE, ICMA (International Computer Music Association), IEICE (Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers), IPSJ(Information Processing Society of Japan), SICE(The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers), ISCIE, I.IEEJ (Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan), RSJ (The Robotics Society of Japan), Human Interface Society of Japan, Virtual Reality Society of Japan. He was the vice president for Asia-Oceania region of ICMA from 1994 to 1998. He served as the chair of the promotion committee, IEEE Tokyo Section from 2003 to 2005. He is currently a vice president of Japanese Academy of Facial Studies. He is also the Chair of Actuator Sensor Interface (AS-i) Association, Japan.

Key Dates
Proposals for Special Sessions
December 24, 2010 (Extended)
Submission deadline
December 24, 2010 (Extended)
Acceptance notification
Feburary 25, 2011
Camera ready due
March 25, 2011 (Extended)
Firm deadline
On-lineRegistration deadline 
April 22, 2011
Conference time
May 19-21, 2011

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