First Workshop on
Non-Rigid Shape Analysis and Deformable Image Alignment (NORDIA'08)

27-28 June 2008, Anchorage, Alaska
(in conjunction with CVPR'08)

Call for papers People Dates Program Submission CVPR'08

Nonrigid and deformable shapes are ubiquitous in the world surrounding us, on all levels from micro to macro. The need to study such shapes and model their behavior arises in a wide spectrum of applications, ranging from medical imaging and augmented reality to design engineering and homeland security. In recent years, problems of nonrigid shape analysis and deformable image alignment have attracted a growing interest in computer vision and pattern recognition communities, which has led to rapid development of the field, where state-of-the-art results from very different sciences - theoretical and numerical geometry, optimization, linear algebra, graph theory, machine learning and computer graphics, to mention a few - are applied to find solutions.

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together leading researchers dealing with different aspects of nonrigid shape analysis and deformable image alignment in order to promote new interdisciplinary collaborations and expose each side to the most recent results and problems in each field. The purpose is to identify new problems as well as potential solutions. The unique value of the workshop is bringing together people from communities traditionally considered to be working in different areas and rarely meeting in the same conferences.

Best paper award (according to review score): Anna Hilsmann and Peter Eisert, Tracking deformable surfaces with optical flow in the presence of self occlusion in monocular image sequences.

Best presentation award (according to audience vote): Ishay Goldin, Vesicles and amoebae: globally constrained shape evolutions.