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    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.

    Tim Allen
    Earth Science Department
    Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755

    *** BEGIN CfV: sci.image.processing ***

    Original Poster: John Stanley
    Subject: CFV: sci.image.processing
    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


    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, 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 (
    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


    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.


    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


    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 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
    * 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 (


    This CFV has been posted to the following UseNet NewsGroups:

    news.announce.newsgroups, news.groups,
    sci.astro,, sci.math,, sci.geo.geology, sci.geo.meteorology,, sci.geo.fluids, sci.research,
    comp.infosystems.gis, comp.soft-sys.khoros bionet.general,,,

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