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Important Dates

Call for Papers Opens

1 July 2020

Regular Paper Deadline

17 July 2020

Short Paper Deadline

14 August 2020

Notifications of Acceptance

28 August 2020

Final Paper

11 September 2020

COVID-19 Note:

The DICTA 2020 Organising Committee would like to assure you that it is intended for DICTA 2020 to proceed as planned.

Should social distancing or other government restrictions implemented in the interest of public health & safety impact planned activities at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Organising Committee has contingency plans in place which will allow presenters to deliver their content remotely.

The committee will continue to closely monitor the situation and regularly update you as planning progresses and circumstances relating to COVID-19 evolve.

We strongly encourage authors to submit your papers. Registration for DICTA 2020 will open shortly.

Should you have any queries regarding submitting your paper or presenting at the conference, please contact mail@conferencedesign.com.au

Call for Papers

The International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA) is the flagship Australian Conference on computer vision, image processing, pattern recognition, and related areas.

The conference and program committee would like to invite those working in areas related to DICTA to submit full-length and short-track papers, which will be presented as either oral or posters at the conference. Long papers will follow the general guideline of DICTA full-paper submission. 

This year we introduce the short-track paper. Short papers can present recently published work (for example, CVPR, MICCAI, ICLR etc.) or outstanding student research projects that make a novel research contribution to the field. This provides an opportunity for the researchers who are affected by COVID-19 and travel ban to present their work and make an impact on the Australia research community.

Submissions will be reviewed by experts in the field, and accepted submissions will be published through IEEE Explore DICTA 2020.

Refer to the ‘Submitting the Proposed Paper’ section for formatting details.

Paper topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Computer vision
  • Robotic vision
  • Pattern recognition
  • Deep learning
  • Cognitive computing
  • Video understanding and processing
  • Image coding and processing
  • Shape and texture analysis
  • Biometrics, face and gesture and action recognition
  • Surveillance, defence and industrial applications
  • Remote sensing and spectral imaging
  • Astronomical image analysis
  • Statistical and structural pattern recognition
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Biomedical and e-health applications
  • Content-based image retrieval and image databases

The following SIs can accept dicta2020 top 20-30% best papers:

  • ACM Trans. on Internet Technology
  • Pattern Recognition
  • IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica
  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • Computers and Electrical Engineering

Helpful information and presenting at the conference

Please click on the items below for further information.

General Requirements – Regular Paper

  • Authors are invited to submit papers of up to 8 pages.
  • Each paper will go through a double-blind peer review.
  • It is a condition of publication that each accepted paper is presented in person at the conference.
  • Accepted papers will need to have a poster to be displayed on the day of their presentation.
  • Papers accepted as oral will be allocated a 15-minute oral session.
  • Papers must be submitted in final, publishable form before the submission deadline.
  • None of the authors affiliations or names should be included or disclosed in the submitted paper.
  • The contents of submitted papers must not have been previously published or accepted for publication in substantially similar form.
  • The contents of submitted papers must not significantly overlap with the content of any paper currently under review or that will be submitted during the DICTA 2020 review period to another conference, a workshop or journal.
  • The DICTA 2020 Committee retains the right to exclude any paper.
  • Failure to register before the given deadline will result in withdrawal of your paper from the conference proceedings and program.
  • Any accepted paper that is not presented at the conference will be withdrawn from the official proceedings archived on IEEE Xplore.

General Requirements – Short Paper

  • Authors are invited to submit papers of up to 2 pages (excluding references).
  • Each paper will go through light peer review.
  • It is a condition of publication that each accepted paper is presented in person at the conference.
  • Papers accepted will be allocated to a poster session.
  • Papers must be submitted in final, publishable form before the submission deadline.
  • The authors affiliations or names should be included or disclosed in the submitted paper.
  • The contents of submitted papers could have been previously published or accepted for publication.
  • The DICTA 2020 Committee retains the right to exclude any paper.
  • Failure to register before the given deadline will result in withdrawal of your paper from the conference proceedings and program.
  • Any accepted paper that is not presented at the conference will be withdrawn from the official proceedings archived on IEEE Xplore.

Formatting the Regular Paper

  • Submitted papers may be up to 8 pages in length.
  • Please ensure your paper is blind (none of the authors affiliations or names should be included or disclosed in the submitted paper).

Prepare your submission using the IEEE manuscript template:

Formatting the Short Paper

  • Submitted papers may be up to 2 pages in length.
  • Please ensure your paper is blind (none of the authors affiliations or names should be included or disclosed in the submitted paper).

Prepare your submission using the IEEE manuscript template:

How to Submit

All submissions must be made electronically as a PDF file using the portal above.

The submitted PDF file must adhere to the following constraints:

1. Adobe document protection or document security must be disabled,

2. the document must be in first-page-first order, and

3. all fonts must be embedded in the PDF file.

When preparing the paper using LaTeX, it is preferable to use scalable fonts such as Type I, Computer Modern. PDF files with Postscript Type 3 fonts are highly discouraged. PDF and PostScript files utilizing Type 3 fonts are typically produced by the LaTeX system and are lower-resolution bitmapped versions of the letters and figures. It is possible to perform a few simple changes to the configuration or command-line to produce files that use PostScript Type 1 fonts, which are a vector representation of the letters and figures. An excellent set of instructions can be found at: Creating quality Adobe PDF files from TeX with DVIPS.

For most installations of LaTeX, you can cause dvips to output Type 1 fonts instead of Type 3 fonts by including the -Ppdf option to dvips. The resulting Postscript file will reference the Type 1 Computer Modern fonts, rather than embedding the bitmapped Type 3 versions, which cause problems with printers. Some LaTeX installations also include pdflatex, which produces acceptable PDF files as well.

File Size Limit

Authors will be permitted to submit a document file up to 5 MB (megabytes) in size. To request an exception, contact the Program Chairs.

Online Review Process

Your submitted paper will be visually inspected by a member of the technical program committee to assure that the document is readable and meets all formatting requirements.

If errors are detected in your submitted file, you will be contacted to resolve the issue. If your paper passes inspection, it will be entered into the review process.

At least two members of the technical program committee will review each submitted paper and rate it according to quality, relevance, and correctness. The conference technical committee will use these reviews to determine which papers will be accepted for presentation in the conference.

Notification of Acceptance

Authors will be notified of paper acceptance or non-acceptance by email as close as possible to the published author notification date.

The notification email will include comments from the reviewers. The short amount of time between paper acceptance decisions and the beginning of the publication process does not allow for a two-way discourse between the authors and the reviewers of a paper.

Prepare the Final Paper

Manuscript submission time is 17 July for Regular Papers and 14 August for short Papers

The final paper submission deadline is 11 September 2020.

To prepare the final paper:

  • Undo steps that were taken to anonymise your paper for the blind review process. Please ensure the author names and affiliations have been added to your paper, acknowledgements and citations are reinstated, and redactions removed.
  • Make any minor revisions to the accepted paper based on the comments from the reviewers. In general, changes should be limited to areas in which improvement was recommended by the reviewers.
  • Changes to the title and author list are not allowed except for extraordinary circumstances, e.g., if the reviewers and program chairs suggested changes to the title.
  • Ensure your paper length is within the 8-page limit.
  • Strictly adhere to the formatting guidelines, i.e. prepare your submission using the IEEE manuscript templates (see above)

Electronic Paper Submission

Once you have the final version of the accepted paper ready, gather the following information before entering the submission system:

  • Paper title
  • Affiliation, email address, and mailing address for each author
  • Text file containing paper abstract text, in ASCII text format (for copying and pasting into web page form)

To submit your document and author information, click on the following link:

https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/dicta20.html

After you submit this information, the system will display a page with the data that you entered so that you may verify its accuracy.

If you need to change the data to fix a mistake, you may use the back button on your browser to return to the information entry form.

Once you approve of the data that you have entered, you may choose your document file for upload at the bottom of the verification page.

When you click on the button labelled ‘Continue’ at the bottom of this page, the page will check the filename extension to make sure it matches the submission criteria, then your browser will upload your file to our server. Depending on the size of your file and your internet connection speed, this upload may take a few minutes.

At the end of a successful upload, you will see a confirmation page displaying the paper number that was assigned to you, and an email message will be sent to the corresponding authors’ email addresses to confirm that the file has been uploaded.

To help promote the top-quality papers from DICTA 2020, we are pleased to announce that DICTA 2020 top 20-30% accepted papers will be recommended to the following journals with a light review scheme. The recommended journal information including which journal and its responding deadline will be informed separately for each paper. Extension of the conference paper is needed by instruction.

ACM Trans. on Internet Technology
Pattern Recognition
IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica
IEEE Internet of Things Journal
Computers and Electrical Engineering

Audiovisual Equipment

Each session room will be equipped for the presentation of PowerPoint slides and include a data projector, computer with external speakers, lectern and microphone.

Copyright for Web Publication

If you plan to publish a copy of an accepted paper on the internet, you MUST display the following IEEE copyright notice on the first page that displays IEEE published (and copyrighted) material:

“Copyright 2019 IEEE. Published in the Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, 2020 (DICTA 2020), 30 November – 2 December 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works, must be obtained from the IEEE. Contact: Manager, Copyrights and Permissions / IEEE Service Center / 445 Hoes Lane / P.O. Box 1331 / Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331, USA. Telephone: + Intl. 908-562-3966.”

If you post an electronic version of an accepted paper, you must provide the IEEE with the electronic address (URL, FTP address, etc.) of the posting.

About DICTA

The International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA) is the flagship Australian Conference on computer vision, image processing, pattern recognition, and related areas. DICTA was established in 1991 as the premier conference of the Australian Pattern Recognition Society (APRS).

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