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The third International Conference on Image and Signal Processing brought together about 150 researchers from more than 20 countries at the beautiful city of Cherbourg-Octeville, in Normandy, France. Historically, ICISP is a conference resulting from the actions of researchers of Canada, France, and Morocco. Second and first editions of ICISP were held in Agadir, Morocco in 2003 and 2001. ICISP 2008 was sponsored by EURASIP (European Association for Image and Signal Processing) and IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition).

From 193 full papers submitted, 70 were finally accepted (48 oral presentations, and 22 posters) giving an acceptance rate of 36 percent. We took pride in arranging a one-track conference and could not accept more contributions. The Program Committee members carried out the review process. Each paper was reviewed by at-least two reviewers, and also checked by the conference co-chairs.

In addition to presentations by the authors of accepted papers, there were also invited talks presented by four prominent researchers:

· “Image Compression with Partial Differential Equations” by Prof. Joachim Weickert, Full Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Saarland University, Germany, where he heads the Mathematical Image Analysis Group.

· “Point Pattern Matching in One Dimension: Applications to Music Information Retrieval.” by Prof. Godfried T. Toussaint, Professor Emeritus at the School of Computer Science and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

· “Fast frequency template matching algorithms using second and higher order statistics” by Prof. Driss Aboutajdine, Full Professor at the Science Faculty of Rabat University, Morocco.

· “Tensor-directed Smoothing of Multi-Valued Images with Curvature-Preserving Diffusion PDE's” by David Tschumperlé, permanent CNRS researcher in the Image group of the GREYC research laboratory, Caen, France.

The best paper was selected out of a short list of papers that received the highest scores during the review process, while a Committee took the final decision after attending the oral presentations during the first two days of the ICISP 2008 Conference. Finally, the best paper was awarded to Ville Ojanvisu for his paper on “Blur Insensitive Texture Classification Using Local Phase Quantization”. The award was handed out at the conference banquet.

Highlights of the Conference were also the social events. The welcome reception took place in the city hall of Cherbourg-Octeville where invited Speakers received the famous “Parapluie de Cherbourg”. The Conference banquet took place in “La cité de la mer” along with a visit of the Aquarium and of a nuclear submarine.

The next ICISP will be organized in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada in 2010.

Conference Report: ICISP 2008

Report prepared by:

Olivier Lezoray (France)

Abderrahim Elmoataz (France)

Text Box: 3rd International Conference on Image and Signal Processing 

1-3 July 2008
Cherbourg-Octeville, Normandy, France

Proceedings of the conference have been published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series (volume number 5099).


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General Chairs:


Abderrahim Elmoataz (France)

Fathallah Nouboud (Canada)

Program Chairs:


Olivier Lezoray (France)

Driss Mammass (Morocco)