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IVCNZ is New Zealand's premier conference on all aspects of Computer Vision, Image Processing, Visualisation and Computer Graphics. In late, 2008 the conference was held on the beautiful campus of Lincoln University, in the South Island of New Zealand.

IVCNZ 2008 was an extremely successful conference, and one of the biggest in its 23 year history. With endorsement by the IAPR and also IEEE New Zealand South Section, a record number of 166 submissions were received for the conference spanning 21 countries. The quality of received papers was high, with 98 accepted for presentation. Each paper was reviewed at least twice and an online plagiarism system was used to check papers, which was a useful process.

The IAPR distinguished speaker was Matt Aitken, Visual Effects Supervisor at Weta Digital, who was involved in providing graphics to movie blockbusters such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy and King Kong. He provided an excellent audio-visual presentation on the technical aspects behind the visual effects developed for King Kong. There were industry visits en route to the conference dinner, which was held at the WillowBank Wildlife Sanctuary.

The conference was run single-stream over 3 days with only one non-showing author in 37 oral presentations. This resulted in very well populated oral sessions, right through to the last presentation of the conference. The poster sessions were bustling, and were an excellent forum for discussion and feedback. The proceedings of the conference have been post-published in IEEE Xplore, a first for the conference, which allows for global access to all presented papers at the conference.

The organisation for IVCNZ 2009 is moving ahead, with a late 2009 date to be confirmed. Links to more pictures from the conference can be found at the IVCNZ 2008 website:

Conference Report: IVCNZ 2008

Report prepared by the Conference Chair

Text Box: 23rd International Conference 
Image and Vision Computing New Zealand 

26-28 November 2008
Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand 
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Conference Chair:


Kenji Irie (New Zealand)

Proceedings of the conference

are available at


IEEE Xplore


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