The First Workshop
 on Visual Signal Processing and Communication
  School of Electronic Engineering
September 17, 2008
  Xi'an, China
  Xidian University
 Invited Speaker
 About Xi'an
 General Information
The first workshop on Visual Signal Processing and Communication (VSPC) will be held in Library Lecture Hall C306, Xidian University, Xi'an, China, on 17th Sept., 2008. It is a forum to discuss representation, processing, analysis, communication, interaction and integration of multimedia signals. With the continued advances on computer and network technologies, multimedia has become an indispensable part in our daily life. A large number of new multimedia applications are emerging and have been emerging in past decades, including IPTV, Immersive conference, Internet image and video, on-line entertainment and game, multimedia cellular phone, and so on. At the same time, the widespread deployment of these applications has been the main driving force for advanced multimedia processing technologies.
The workshop is organized as invited presentations and panel discussions. It focuses on key technical areas, including but not limited
Media compression and representation Learning-based media processing
Media communication over wired and wireless networks Theoretic advances in media processing
Media content analysis New applications (e.g., multi-view TV)
Vision-based media processing
The first workshop will invite Prof. Chang Wen Chen (Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Trans. CSVT; Professor in University at Buffalo, The State University of New York), Prof. Wen Gao (Professor in Peking University), Prof. Xiaolin Wu (Professor in McMaster University), Prof. Qionghai Dai (Professor in Tsinghua University), Prof. Dapeng Wu (Assistant Professor in University of Florida) and Dr. Feng Wu (Researcher in Microsoft Research Asia). The workshop not only provides a platform for national and international experts to discuss front-tier researches and technologies but also promotes communications and collaborations among them.
Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi Province, known as Chang'an in ancient times, is famed all over the world. She is the gateway and communication axis for western and middle provinces of China both geographically and socially. Xi'an is the biggest central city in the second European-Asia Continental Bridge. Because of its rich historical culture treasure, advanced art, geographic priority and science resources, Xi'an seats top of the Six Ancient Capitals in China, as well as one of the four World Ancient Civilization Capitals. Xi'an International Airport is easily accessible with direct flights to all major domestic and most international destinations. Many famous tourist attraction in Shaanxi include Emperor Qin's Terra-cotta Museum (the eighth Wonder of the world, also a world-class cultural heritage site listed by the UNESCO), Hua Shan Mountain, the Big Wild Goose PagodaHuaqing Hot-spring and Shaanxi History Museum.
 Xidian University
Xidian University is among an elite class of institutes for higher education selected nationally as part of China's State educational development project labeled "211". Xidian is a key national university dedicated primarily to electronic technology and information which is integrated with a wide range of academic subjects including engineering, physical science, social science, foreign languages and business management. In many years since Xidian University was founded, it has grown rapidly in both size and prestige. Now it has become a base of education and high-tech research in the field of electronic information.
Organized by :

Microsoft Research Asia,
National Science Foundation Committee.

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