The annual colloquium organized by the computer science department of Ecole Polytechnique (LIX) will take place at the Ecole Polytechnique (on-site at Palaiseau, a suburb district of Paris) at the Pierre Faurre auditorium on November 18-20, 2008. A direct bus shuttle downtown Paris<->Ecole Polytechnique will be provided to participants.

This year, the international colloquium of LIX (Ecole Polytechnique) focuses on the emerging trends and challenges of the foundations of the cross-disciplinary area of visual computing. Visual computing encompasses computational geometry, computer graphics, machine vision and learning (just to name a few), and relies at its very heart on information geometry. Visual computing is underpinning major industrial applications as attested recently by the emerging fields of computational photography, 3D cinematography and advanced biomedical imaging.

The colloquium will review recent breakthroughs by renown invited experts and survey emerging trends and emphasize on key open challenges. Participants are kindly encouraged to discuss on core scientific and technological issues that need to be further tackled.

Springer electronic proceedings
Video lectures on DVD
Video lectures
The bus will depart at Noon 30 (12h30) Hotel Montparnasse Alesia (147 ter rue d'Alesia, 75014 Paris)
List of abstracts in PDF format (12 pages) (detailed programme)

Ecole Polytechnique
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Virtual visit of the campus by means of panoramic images (auditorium Pierre Faure is located in the Grand Hall)  
A state-of-the-art peer-reviewed edited book will be available from Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series.
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Previous LIX/Ecole Polytechnique autumn colloquium: Please note that the X-Forum that gathers over 120 industrial partners, schools and universities will also take place in Nov. 19-20th 2008.