AMDO2004 workshop was institutionally sponsored by the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), the MCYT (Comision Interministerial de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Spanish Government), the AERFAI (Spanish Association in Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence), the EG (Eurographics Association) and the Mathematics and Computer Science Department of the UIB. Commercial sponsors were Barco Electronics Systems (Title Sponsor), VICOM Tech, ANDROME Iberica, CESA and TAGrv.


The subject of the workshop was ongoing research in articulated motion on a sequence of images and sophisticated models for deformable objects. The goals of these areas are to understand and interpret the motion of complex objects that can be found in sequences of images in the real world. The main topics considered as priority are:

 geometric and physics deformable models,

 motion analysis,

 articulated models and animation,

 visualization of deformable models,

 3D recovery from motion,

 single or multiple human motion analysis and synthesis,

 applications of deformable models and motion analysis,

 face tracking,

 recovering and recognition models and

 virtual and augmented reality systems.


The main objective of this workshop was to relate fields using computer graphics, computer animation or applications in several disciplines combining synthetic and analytical images. The use of new graphical user interfaces will be very important in the near future, as convergence between multidisciplinary areas will be necessary to reach new perceptual or multimodal interfaces.


In this regard it is of particular interest to encourage links between researchers in areas of computer vision and computer graphics who have common problems and frequently use similar techniques.


The workshop included several sessions of oral presented papers and three tutorials. We also had three invited speakers treating various aspects of the main topics. These invited speakers were: Professor B. Draper from Colorado University (USA), Professor P. Brunet from Polytechnics Catalonia University (UPC-Spain), and Prof. R. Bowden from Surrey University (UK).


Several nice social events contributed to stimulate scientific discussions. The welcome cocktail at Castell de Bellver given by Local Government was simply perfect. The Mallorcan gala dinner was delightful. The conference venue was very conveniently located in the Cas Jai Building at UIB near Valldemossa. As you have understood, this AMDO 2004 was a success and a great event.


Proceedings for conferences in the AMDO series have been published by Springer in Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Also an extended version of papers and new contributions has been proposed as a Special Issue of ELCVIA Newsletter. Use the link to see the call for papers.


The next AMDO 2006 Conference will also be held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in September, 2006.

Best regards to all participants and I hope to see again in 2006 at the fourth AMDO workshop.

Workshop Report: AMDO 2004


Francisco Jose Perales

B.A. Draper  

Text Box: 3rd International Workshop on Articulated Motion and Deformable Objects
22-24 September, Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Demo by Invited Speaker Richard Bowden.

Best paper award

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