ACCV 2000

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    Table of Contents

    Welcome Messages ……………………………………...… 2

    Organization of ACCV2000 …………………………………….. 3 General Information ……………………………………… 5

    Conference period and site

    Official language

    Conference registration

    Hotel accommodation



    Currency exchange

    Transportation ……………………………………….……. 10


    Local transportation

    Instructions to the Authors ………………………..……… 11

    Final paper submission

    Oral presentation

    Poster presentation

    Tutorial Sessions ……………………….………………….. 12 Social Program …………………………………………….. 18


    Awards dinner banquet

    Spouse programs

    Post conference tour

    Technical Program ………………………………………… 23


    Conference program

    Author Index ……………………………….……………… 46 Forms …………………………………………………..…... 52

    Registration form

    Hotel accommodation form

    Maps …………………………………………………….…. 56

    City map

    CKS International Airport

    Hotel interior map


Welcome Messages

    Welcome to participate the Fourth Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV) in the first month of 2000. For the first time, the conference will be held in Taiwan. The theme of ACCV2000 is "Computer Vision in the New Century." The

    conference will provide a forum for researchers and experts to exchange their

    technical knowledge and experience, with a look into the frontier of the computer

    vision theory and applications for the coming new century. This is really a good

    opportunity for people to share their latest research results.

    The program includes totally 100 papers for oral presentation, grouped into 24 sessions, and 78 poster presentations. The authors come from 23 countries all over the world. Four best papers (two best oral papers and two best poster presentations) will be selected from these submissions. There are also 3 tutorials, 3 plenary talks, and 6 invited sessions in the most advanced computer vision areas, which enrich the conference program.

    As the General Co-Chairs of ACCV2000, we would like to thank all the members

    of the organizing committees who have made their best effort to make the conference a success, especially those of the program committee who have done an excellent job to come up with such a good technical program for the conference. We also want to

    thank all the public and private organizations that have supported this conference. Finally, we especially appreciate your participation and extend our warmest welcome to you. Taiwan, also called Formosa, is a beautiful island. We suggest that you have a trip around the island, in addition to attending the conference. We hope that your visit to Taiwan will be a memorable one.

    Wen-Hsiang Tsai

    Hsi-Jian Lee

    General Co-Chairs of ACCV2000


    Organization of ACCV2000


    Chun-Yen Chang (Chiao Tung University)


    Wen-Hsiang Tsai (Chiao Tung University) Hsi-Jian Lee (Chiao Tung University)


    Katsushi Ikeuchi (University of Tokyo) Kuo-Chin Fan (Central University) Yi-Ping Hung (Academia Sinica)


    Roland Chin (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology)

    Masakazu Ejiri (Hitachi Central Lab) Thomas Huang (University of Illinois) Song De Ma (Inst. of Automation, Beijing) Yoshiaki Shirai (Osaka University) Ching Y. Suen (Concordia University) Saburo Tsuji (Wakayama University)


    Jake Aggarwal (University of Texas) Narendra Ahuja (University of Illinois) Ruud Bolle (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center) Zen Chen (Chiao Tung University) David Cooper (Brown University) Larry Davis (University of Maryland) Xiaoqing Ding (Tsinghua University) Olivier Faugeras (INRIA)

    Davi Geiger (NYU)

    Robert Haralick (University of Washington) Jun-ichi Hasegawa (Chukyo University) Anil Jain (Michigan State University) Ray Jarvis (Monash University)

    Bor-Shenn Jeng (Chunghwa Telecom Labs) Avinash Kak (Purdue University) Takeo Kanade (CMU)

    Rangachar Kasturi (Penn State University) Les Kitchen (University of Melbourne) Josef Kittler (University of Surrey) Chung-Nim Lee (Postech)

    Seong-Whan Lee (Korea University)


Stan Z. Li (Nanyang Tech. University)

    Takashi Matsuyama (Kyoto University)

    Michihiko Minoh (Kyoto University)

    Dinesh Mital (Nanyang Tech. University)

    Shree Nayar (Columbia University)

    Yuichi Ohta (University of Tsukuba)

    Adrian Pearce (Curtin University)

    Soo-Chang Pei (Taiwan University)

    Shmuel Peleg (Hebrew University)

    Ting-Chuen Pong (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology) Yukio Sato (Nagoya Institute of Technology) Harry Shum (Microsoft Research)

    Tieniu Tan (Inst. of Automation, Beijing)

    Hung Tat Tsui (Chinese University of Hong Kong) Jhing-Fa Wang (Cheng Kung University)

    Han Wang (Nanyang Tech. University)

    Gang Xu (Ritsumeikan University)

    Masahiko Yachida (Osaka University)

    Naokazu Yokoya (Nara Institute of Science and Technology) Shiaw-Shian Yu (Industrial Technology Research Inst.) Zhengyou Zhang (Microsoft Research)


    Chung-Lin Huang (Tsing Hua University) - Local Arrangement (chair)

    Wen-Liang Hwang (Academia Sinica) - Local Arrangement (co-chair)

    Mark Liao (Academia Sinica) - Publicity

    Din-Chang Tseng (Central University) - Publication Chiou-Shann Fuh (Taiwan University) - Demonstration Ja-Chen Lin (Chiao Tung University) - Treasurer Jen-Hui Chuang (Chiao Tung University) - Secretary


General Information


The fourth Asian Conference on Computer Vision, ACCV 2000, will be held in Taipei,

    the Grand Hotel, on January 8 11, 2000.


    The official language for all activities of the conference is English.


    Applications for registration should be made by completing the Registration Form attached to this program and sending it, together with the necessary payment, to

     ACCV2000 c/o Hsi Jian Lee


     National Chiao Tung University

     Hsinchu, Taiwan 30056

     Republic of China

    Advance registration for the conference should be made no later than November 30, 1999.

Registration and Optional Fees

    All applications should be accompanied by the full payment of one of the following registration fees, and/or any optional fees:


     Advance After Nov.30 1999

    Member* without banquet NT $8,300 (US $260) NT $9,900 (US $310)

    Member* with banquet NT $9,900 (US $310) NT $11,500 (US $360)

    Non-Member without banquet NT $9,900 (US $310) NT $11,500 (US $360) Non-Member with banquet NT $11,500 (US $360) NT $13,000 (US $410) Student (Advisor signature required) NT $3,900 (US $120) NT $4,800 (US $150)

*IEEE or local IPPR Society


    Additional Banquet Ticket NT $1,600 (US $50) NT $1,600 (US $50)

    Tutorial A Member NT $1,100 (US $35) NT $1,600 (US $50)

     Non-member NT $1,400 (US $45) NT $1,900 (US $60)


     Student NT $800 (US $25) NT $1,300 (US $40)

    Tutorial B (same fees as Tutorial A)

    Tutorial A+B Member NT $1,800 (US $55) NT $2,400 (US $75)

     Non-member NT $2,200 (US $70) NT $2,900 (US $90)

     Student NT $1,400 (US $40) NT $1,900 (US $60)

    Tutorial C (the same fees as Tutorial A+B)

    The conference fee includes admission to the conference, a copy of proceedings, coffee breaks, cocktail reception. A conference banquet will be held in the evening on January 10, 1999. The student fee does not include conference reception and banquet. All conference participants are encouraged to make advanced registration. In addition to the fees listed above, fees will be required for anyone wishing to participate in the spouse program, and the post conference tour.


    Payment should be made by check or money order, payable to

    ACCV2000 c/o Hsi Jian Lee

    in Taiwan or US funds, or one of the following credit cards: VISA or MasterCard.

Registration/Information Desk

    The registration/information desk will be open outside of International Reception Hall (2F) of the Grand Hotel (see hotel interior map included in this program) during the following hours of the conference:

     Jan. 8 Saturday 8:00-18:00

     Jan. 9 Sunday 8:00-18:00

     Jan. 10 Monday 8:00-18:00

     Jan. 11 Tuesday 8:00-18:00

    It is recommended that the conference participants complete registration immediately after arrival.

    All on-site fee payments must be made in cash in NT or US dollars.


    If you need to cancel any of your reservations, the following cancellation charges will be applied (in addition to any bank transfer charges):

     Before Nov.30 No charge

     Nov.30 to Dec.15 20% of fee

     Dec.15 to Dec.30 50% of fee

     After Dec.30 NO REFUND


    Due to capacity limitations, applications for the spouse programs and the post


conference tour will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Any spouse

    program or the post conference tour may be canceled if the number of participants

    does not reach a predetermined minimum level, in which case, the paid fee(s) will be



ACCV 2000 suggests the participants register the following two hotels: The Grand

    Hotel and Chien Tan Oversea Youth Activity Center. They are located within walking

    distance from the conference site. Please fill out the on-line hotel reservation form(s)

    at http: // For the reservation of Grand Hotel please

    fax the form directly to the Hotel. As for the Chien Tan Oversea Youth Activity Center,

    please see instructions on the corresponding hotel reservation form. To guarantee

    your room, hotel reservation must be accompanied by a deposit for the nights you

    stay in the hotel. This guaranteed payment is only refundable if cancellation is made

    one month before the conference.

The Grand Hotel

    The Grand Hotel is known as one of the ten great hotels in the world. It is a major

    landmark, commanding a panoramic view of the city of Taipei. The Grand is

    symbolic of ancient architectural grandeur. The Hotel’s 500 rooms offer to each guest

    a perfect combination of authentic Chinese décor and modern-day comforts. The

    reputation of Chinese hospitality is found at the Grand with its impeccable and

    efficient service. Dining rooms and restaurants provide selections of major Chinese

    dishes and European cuisine. The Grand Hotel also affords a 800-seat convention hall

    plus a series of rooms for meeting, conference and special function. Other facilities

    such as swimming pool, tennis courts, bowling alleys, sauna and fitness center are

    also available to guests of the hotel.

    The Grand Hotel is honored as a hallmark of Chinese culture and a showpiece for

    Chinese hospitality. It is the only truly Chinese palace-styled Hotel in the world.

Chien Tan Oversea Youth Activity Center

    The center, which sits on 6.5 hectares of land, is located at the western edge of the

    Chien Tan Mountain by the Keelung River. The entire campus equals a total

    architectural area of 20, 142 square meters. The center is divided into three main

    areas: the Conference Area, the Education Area, and the Leisure and Residence Area.

    While located near Taipei City, a major metropolitan area and transportation hub, one

    can still find peace from the loud bustle of the city and keep the dust and machines at

    a distance. This center includes a green lawn, a tea house, and a laundry center. The


    facilities are excellent and appropriate for all sorts of activities, including conference, speeches, training sessions, academy symposiums, casual gatherings, group lodging and dinning.


     0 0 Taiwan's climate is subtropical, with the average annual temperatures of 22C (72F) 0 0 in the north and 24C (75F) in the south. The temperature of January ranges from 0 0 0 0 10C (50F) to 25C (77F).


    Visa is required for foreign passport holders. However, if you satisfy the following terms, then no visa is required : (1) you are holding passport from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, the Netherlands (Holland), Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK and USA; (2) your passport is valid for at least six months. (unless otherwise stipulated by treatirs or agreement) (3) a confirmed return air (steamer) ticket or an air (steamer) ticket and a visa for the next destination, and a confirmed air (steamer) seat reservation for his (her) departure. (4) no criminal record verified by the airport or seaport police. The duration of stay of Visa Exempt Entry is 14 days and no extension is permitted. If you satisfy the following terms, then you may apply for landing visas: (1) you are holding passport from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, the Netherlands (Holland), Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA. (2) your passport is valid for at least six months. (3) a confirmed return air ticket or an air ticket and a visa for the next destination, and a confirmed seat reservation for his (her) departure. (4) fill out an application form with a photo. (5) visa fee NT$1500 dollars (the countries under the reciprocal agreements shall be issued gratis). (6) no criminal record verified by the airport police. Visa can be obtained from Taiwan's embassies, consulates, or designated representative offices. Please check with your travel agent concerning necessary procedures.


    The New Taiwan dollar (NT$) is the official currency of Taiwan. The exchange rate in recent months has been shifting between NT$32 - NT$33 to US$1. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at government-designated banks and hotels. Receipts are given when currency is exchanged, and must be presented in order to exchange unused NT dollars before departure.


The standard tip is NT$30 per piece of luggage. A 10% service charge and a 5%

    value added tax are automatically added to room rates and meals. All other tipping is




A map of the city of the Taipei is attached to this program. The map shows both the

    airport and highways in relation to the Grand Hotel.


    Metropolitan Taipei is served by most international airlines. Its CKS International Airport is located about 21 miles south from the city.


Taxi is the most convenient to hop among the Hotels. The taxi fare is reasonable and

    it is charged by the meter with NT$20 surcharge. The local city bus and Taipei Transit

    (subway) also provide other economical choices to get to most of the Taipei

    Metropolitan area. However, there is no service provided by the local city bus and

    Taipei Transit between the CKS International Airport and Taipei city. You may take taxi from the airport to the Hotels. It costs more or less 1,100 NT

    dollars (about 35 US dollars) from the CKS airport to the Grand Hotel. There are many transportation buses from the CKS airport to Taipei. They are shown in the

    following Table:

    Type Route Service Time Frequency Fare

    Taiwan Motor CKS to Taipei Every 15 to 20 06:40-24:00 N.T.$110 Transportation # 1 Airport minutes Taiwan Motor CKS to Taipei Every 15 to 20 06:10-01:30 N.T.$110 Transportation # 2 Train Station minutes Taiwan Bus Chung CKS to Taipei Every 20 minutes 05:50-22:50 N.T.$65 Hsing Hao Airport

    EVTC(Ever CKS to Taipei Every 15 to 20 06:20-24:30 N.T.$120 Voyage) Air Bus Downtown minutes Toward You Bus CKS Airport to Every 20 minutes 06:30-23:00 N.T.$120 (red line) Taipei Downtown

    Free Go Express CKS to Taipei Every 20 minutes 06:10-01:00 N.T.$90 Airport

Those who take a bus shown in the above Table to Taipei, we suggest you to get off at

    the first stop when the bus arrives in Taipei city and then take taxi to the Grand Hotel

    or the Chien Tan Oversea Youth Activity Center. The taxi is charged by meters and

    surcharged by 20 NT dollars of the fare of the service.


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