Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

26th Picture Coding Symposium (PCS2007)

on 07-11-2007

... 7-9 November 2007, Lisbon, Portugal

Picture Coding Symposium (PCS) is an international forum devoted specifically to advancements in visual data coding. Since 1969, PCS has provided the meeting place for the visual coding community: industry, research, academia and users.

The day before, 6 November, a Workshop on ''Recent Advances in Distributed Video Coding'' will be organized (free registration at In this workshop, recent developments on distributed video coding will be presented by the most prominent experts in the field.

** Important Dates:
- June 1, 2007 Submission of special sessions
- June 10, 2007 Submission of extended summaries
- September 3, 2007 Notification of acceptance
- September 21, 2007 Submission of camera-ready papers

** Invited speakers
- H.264/AVC and its Extensions: How Close is this Family?
by Anthony Vetro, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, USA

- DCT, Wavelets and X-lets: The Quest for Image Representation, Approximation and Compression
by Martin Vetterli, EPFL, Switzerland and UC Berkeley, USA

- Efficient Representation of Sound Images: Recent Developments in Parametric Coding of Spatial Audio
by Jürgen Herre, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS), Erlangen, Germany

- From Picture Coding to Image Understanding: Finding the Object of Interest
by Tsuhan Chen, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

** Panels
- Distributed Video Coding: Trends and Challenges
Chaired by Touradj Ebrahimi, EPFL - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

- Multimedia: a World of Possibilities or just a Buzzword ? Chaired by Alan Hanjalic, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

- Video Content Protection: Does it Really Matter?
Chaired by Edward J. Delp, Purdue University, USA More Information..

IV Seminar in Multi-Gigabit Optical Networks - July 18, 2007

on 18-07-2007

... Scope:
With a strong commitment to create and disseminate scientific knowledge in the field of telecommunications, the Instituto de Telecomunicações presents the IV Seminar in Multi-Gigabit Optical Networks. In this edition the seminar will be devoted to polarization and quantum effects in optical communication systems. With distinguished speakers, this seminar offers cutting-edge information for researchers and graduate students.


The seminar is free, however, because space is limited, registration is required. Registrations will be accepted following the order of arrival. To register, please, contact Sandra Corujo.
E-Mail: - Phone: 234 377 900 More Information..