Welcome to DICTA 2018

DICTA 2018 is being held in Canberra, Australia from 10-13 December, 2018. The venue for the conference is the Canberra Rex Hotel.

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 as a biannual conference in 1991 and became an annual event in 2007. It is the premiere conference of the Australian Pattern Recognition Society (APRS).

The format of the conference will be dual-track with both oral presentations and posters. DICTA 2018 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE. All papers presented at the conference will be included in IEEE Xplore.

Keynote Speakers

The organizing committee is pleased to announce the following keynote speakers for DICTA 2018. More details can be found on the keynote speakers page.

Terry Peters is a Scientist in the Imaging Research Laboratories at the Robarts Research Institute (RRI), London, ON, Canada, and Director of the Biomedical Imaging Research Centre at Western University. He is a professor in the Departments of Medical Imaging and Medical Biophysics at the University of Western Ontario.  Since 1997 he has established a focus of image-guided surgery and therapy within the Robarts Imaging Research Laboratories at Western.  Dr. Peters is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine; the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists; the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine; the MICCAI Society, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and the Royal Society of Canada. In addition, he received the Helmuth Prize for Achievement in Research from Western in 2012, and the MICCAI Society’s Enduring Impact Award in 2014.

Frederic Dufaux  is a CNRS Research Director at Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes (L2S, UMR 8506), CNRS – CentraleSupelec – Université Paris-Sud, where he is head of the Telecom and Networking division. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Signal Processing: Image Communication. Frederic is a Fellow of IEEE.  He has been involved in the standardization of digital video and imaging technologies, participating both in the MPEG and JPEG committees. His research interests include image and video coding, 3D video, high dynamic range imaging, visual quality assessment, and video transmission over wireless network. He is author or co-author of more than 120 research publications and 17 patents issued or pending.

Arcot Sowmya

Arcot Sowmya is Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW, Sydney where she leads the Medical Imaging research group.  She holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Her areas of research include learning in vision for segmentation and object recognition and her research has been applied to extraction of linear features in remotely sensed images as well as feature extraction, recognition and computer aided diagnosis in medical images. She has developed strong collaborative links with physicians and medical researchers at a number of locations in Sydney.