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DICTA is the main Australian venue for the presentation of advances and research results on digital image computing and is the major event of the Australian Pattern Recognition Society.  From its establishment in 1991, DICTA has been a biannual meeting. In 2008, for the first time, it became an annual conference.  DICTA 2008 was held at the Rydges Lakeside Hotel in Canberra and was endorsed by the IAPR.  The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc) published the proceedings and the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) will publish a selection of the best papers in a Special Issue in its Computer Vision Journal.  In 2008, DICTA had 146 submissions and was sponsored by CiSRA (Canon Information Systems Research Australia), NICTA (National ICT Australia) and DSTO (Defence Science and Technology Organisation).  Each full paper manuscript was reviewed by at least two members of the Program  Committee.

The conference included four keynote addresses by Peter Corke (CSIRO), P. Anandan (Microsoft Research), Fatih Porikli (Mitsubishi MERL), and Rama Chellappa (The University of Maryland).  Topics included image coding, tracking and surveillance, medical imaging, and remote sensing.  Dinner was held at the Historic Old Parliament House and participants enjoyed posing in the parliamentary speaker's chair and wearing the robes of office. 

DICTA 2008 also had two paper prizes.  The first of these was the Best Student Paper Prize presented by NICTA and awarded to Huy Tho Ho for the paper entitled "Multi-scale Feature Extraction for 3D Models using Local Surface Curvature."  The Best Paper Prize sponsored by the APRS and IAPR was conferred to Tony Scoleri for the paper "Post-hoc correction techniques for constrained parameter estimation in computer vision."

Conference Report: DICTA 2008

Report prepared by the General Chair

Text Box: Digital Image Computing:  Techniques and Applications

1-3 December 2008
Canberra, Australia
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General Chair:


Antonio Robles-Kelly (Australia)

DICTA 2008 participants in front of the entrance to the

Old Parliament House, Canberra, venue for the  conference dinner.

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