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H.j. Woltring, Fax/tel +31.40.413 744
06-05-1992, 12:37 PM
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 92 17:50:04 EDT
From: Timothy.Allen@DARTMOUTH.EDU
Subject: CFV: sci.image.processing
Sender: Image Processing And Applications

The following is a Call for Votes to establish a UseNet newsgroup devoted
to scientific image processing. I am forwarding this CfV to the following
listserv mailing lists: IMAGE-L@TREARN.bitnet, IMAGRS-L@CSEARN.bitnet,
INGRAFX@PSUVM.bitnet (GIS-L is already covered via comp.infosystems.gis)

List users can still vote (hopefully "yes" :) even if they don't currently
have access to news -- detailed voting instructions are given below.

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Tim Allen tim.allen@dartmouth.edu
Earth Science Department
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755

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*** BEGIN CfV: sci.image.processing ***
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Original Poster: John Stanley
Subject: CFV: sci.image.processing
Reply-To: mail-server@pit-manager.mit.edu
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1992 19:43:43 GMT

NAME: sci.image.processing

STATUS: Unmoderated

One line description for the List of Active Newsgroups:

sci.image.processing Scientific image processing and analysis

CHARTER:

sci.image.processing provides a forum for discussion of the scientific
uses of image processing and analysis. Discussions of algorithms and
application programs are appropriate, with emphasis on solving real
world image processing problems. Discussions of computer graphics,
visualization, output, window systems, communications, etc. are not
appropriate. Posting of images is strongly discouraged. Images should
be posted to alt.binaries.pictures.misc, or made available for FTP.

This group will take a broad definition of the term image processing.
Most topics related to the formation and analysis of images are
appropriate so long as a more focused newsgroup does not exist.
This presently excludes topics such as computer vision (comp.ai.vision)
and image compression per se (comp.compression), but not topics such
as image detectors or calibration of imaging equipment. Obviously,
topics such as the impact of lossy image compression on image processing
algorithms or the use of AI to analyze scientific images are not excluded.

One purpose is to develop and maintain Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
articles on the subject. Another is to provide a forum where
experimentalists learn about image processing algorithms while computer
scientists hear about the uses to which generic algorithms are put, or
the requirements of a specific application. Both will discuss what can
and cannot be done to improve image quality before and during processing.

The "IEEE Transactions on Image Processing" gives a list of topics
which they consider appropriate for that journal. Some of those
topics are also appropriate here:

Image Processing
Coding Filtering Enhancement
Restoration Segmentation
Multiresolution Processing Multispectral Processing
Image Representation Image Analysis
Interpolation and Spatial Transformations
Motion Detection and Estimation Image Sequence Processing
Video Signal Processing Noise Modeling
Architectures and Software
Computed Imaging
Acoustic Imaging Radar Imaging Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Geophysical and Seismic Imaging
Radio Astronomy Speckle Imaging
Computer Holography Confocal Microscopy
Electron Microscopy X-ray Crystallography
Coded-Aperture Imaging Real-Aperture Arrays


RATIONALE:

While some existing newsgroups carry traffic related to image processing,
there are many aspects to scientific imaging and no newsgroup addresses
more than a few of them. Image processing is usually carried out by
software, but many questions appropriate to this group have little or
nothing to do with software.

By placing the group in the sci.* hierarchy, it should be clear to
new users that the the group is not limited to software or algorithms.
This placement also allows for the future discussion of a sci.image.*
hierarchy with minimal upheaval.

An unmoderated group is needed to permit rapid responses to queries.
A focused, medium noise group is needed in order to attract and retain
the readership which is essential to obtaining knowledgeable answers.

VOTING INSTRUCTIONS:

Do not post your vote, it will not be counted. The reply-to address of
this posting should point to the correct place, but double check your
mail before sending to make sure.

To cast a vote, send mail to

"mail-server@pit-manager.mit.edu"

with ONE of the following strings (you don't need the quotes)

"vote sci.image.processing yes"
"vote sci.image.processing no"

on a line by itself in the subject field or body of the message, where

"yes" means that you DO want sci.image.processing created.
"no" means that you DO NOT want sci.image.processing created.

* The deadline is 11:59:59 PM Tue 30-Jun-1992, EDT (GMT - 4).
* The mail server will reply within two hours confirming your vote.
If no confirmation is received (allowing for normal E-mail round
trip time), you may inquire at postmaster@pit-manager.mit.edu to
verify that the vote was received.
* If your mail message contains a signature, then be sure to put the
string "quit" before it to prevent the mail server from being confused.
* DO NOT mail votes to John Stanley
* DO NOT mail votes to jik@mit.edu.
* DO NOT include any message in your vote (it won't be read).
* Offically, the vote is being run by John Stanley
However, the collection and automation of the vote taking process is
kindly being performed by Jonathan Kamens (jik@mit.edu).

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This CFV has been posted to the following UseNet NewsGroups:

news.announce.newsgroups, news.groups,
sci.astro, sci.bio, sci.math,
sci.space, sci.geo.geology, sci.geo.meteorology,
sci.med, sci.geo.fluids, sci.research,
comp.infosystems.gis, comp.soft-sys.khoros bionet.general,
comp.graphics.avs, comp.graphics, comp.graphics.visualization

In addition, the CFV will be posted indivudually to the following moderated
groups:

bionet.announce biosci-announce-moderator@genbank.bio.net
bionet.biology.computational comp-bio-moderator@genbank.bio.net
comp.ai.vision vision-list@ads.com
comp.graphics.research graphics@scri1.scri.fsu.edu