14th IAPR International Conference on
Discrete Geometry for Computer Imagery

16-18 April 2008 Lyon, France

It will be a pleasure to welcome in Lyon three invited speakers:

Pr. Ullrich Koethe

Keynote Talk (pdf)

Multidimensional Image Processing Group, Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Computing of the University of Heidelberg, Germany

Pr. Dinesh Manocha

Keynote Talk (pdf - 28Mb)

Department of Computer Science, University of N. Carolina, USA

Pr. Jean-Pierre Reveilles

Keynote Talk (pdf)

Equipe Image, Laboratoire d'Algorithmique et Image de Clermont-Ferrand, France

Ullrich Koethe

Ullrich Koethe is a senior researcher in the Multidimensional Image Processing Group at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Computing of the University of Heidelberg, Germany, where he heads advanced research on image and data analysis fo industry and life science. Formerly, he was with the Cognitive Systems Group at the University of Hamburg (1999 - 2007) and with the Fraunhofer-Institute for Computer Graphics in Rostock (1992-1999).

Ullrich Koethe's main research field is the development of generic image analysis algorithms, i.e. of algorithms that are easily adapted to many application problems, and whose performance can be accurately predicted. This research includes the design of such algorithms and the associated data structures, their generic implementation in reusable software libraries, and the derivation of formal and empirical performance guarantees. Dr. Koethe is also the originator and maintainer of the VIGRA image analysis library, which realizes many of these concepts in an open-source project.

Dinesh Manocha

Dinesh Manocha is currently a Phi Delta Theta/Mason Distinguished Professor of computer science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his B.Tech. degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1987; M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science at the University of California at Berkeley in 1990 and 1992, respectively. He received Alfred and Chella D. Moore fellowship and IBM graduate fellowship in 1988 and 1991, respectively, and a Junior Faculty Award in 1992. He was selected an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, received NSF Career Award in 1995 and Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 1996, Honda Research Initiation Award in 1997, and Hettleman Prize for scholarly achievement at UNC Chapel Hill in 1998. He has also received eight best paper and panel awards at the ACM SuperComputing, ACM Multimedia, ACM Solid Modeling, Pacific Graphics, IEEE VR, IEEE Visualization and Eurographics Conferences.

His research interests include geometric and solid modeling, interactive computer graphics, physically-based modeling, virtual environments, robotics and scientific computation. His research has been sponsored by ARO, DARPA, DOE, Honda, Intel, NSF, ONR and Sloan Foundation. He has published more than 210 papers in leading conferences and journals on computer graphics, geometric and solid modeling, robotics, symbolic and numeric computation, virtual reality, molecular modeling and computational geometry. He has served as a program committee member for many leading conferences on virtual reality, computer graphics, computational geometry, geometric and solid modeling, animation and molecular modeling. He was the program co-chair for the first ACM Siggraph workshop on simulation and interaction in virtual environments and program chair of first ACM Workshop on Applied Computational Geometry. He was the guest co-editor of special issues of International Journal of Computational Geometry and Applications. He has served on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Graphical Models and Imaging Processing, and Journal of Applicable Algebra.

Jean-Pierre Reveilles