Imaging Science 2001, September 26-28, 2001, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts


First SIAM Conference on Imaging Science

New Meetings Dates: March 4-6, 2002

First SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences

New Meetings Dates: March 6-8, 2002

The tragic events of the past week have made it necessary to postpone the SIAM Imaging Science and Life Sciences Conferences.

SIAM's leadership has reluctantly made the decision to POSTPONE the first SIAM Conference on Imaging Science and the first SIAM Conference on Life Sciences, scheduled for September 22 -24 and September 24 -26 respectively in Boston.

After much thought and deliberation, we have come to the realization that the severity of the situation and the uncertainties of travel prevent us from providing a high quality conference. We believe that it is in the best interests of our members and our conference participants to postpone both conferences until a future date.

We need your help in getting out the word to everyone who intended to come to this meeting.

We have made every effort to contact organizers, speakers, and participants. However, in some cases, co-authors of papers to be presented at the conferences that intended to register on-site may not have been contacted. Therefore we request that minisymposium organizers inform the speakers in their sessions and the presenters of papers inform their co-authors of this decision. Speakers, please acknowledge receipt of this message to


Remember to contact the hotel 1-800-225-2008 to cancel your hotel reservations. Be sure to get a confirmation number. Also, be sure to cancel all travel arrangements.

Full registration refunds will be issued to everyone who registered for these conferences. Refunds will be issued in the method in which they were paid. Please be patient. SIAM will issue these refunds as quickly as possible.

The Conference Department is working with the Organizers and the hotel to reschedule these conferences in 2002. Please check the websites or for additional updates.

The November SIAM Conference on Geometric Design in Sacramento will be held as scheduled.

James M. Crowley
SIAM, Executive Director

Sponsored by SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science

Held jointly for the first time with the
First SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences
September 24-26, 2001

About the Conference

Current developments in the technology of imaging have led to an explosive growth in the interdisciplinary field of imaging science. With the advent of new devices capable of seeing objects and structures not previously imagined, the reach of science and medicine have been extended in a multitude of different ways. The impact of this technology has been to generate new challenges associated with the problems of formation, acquisition, compression, transmission, and analysis of images. By their very nature, these challenges cut across the disciplines of physics, engineering, mathematics, biology, medicine, and statistics. While the primary purpose of this conference is to focus on mathematical issues, the biomedical aspects of imaging will also play an important role.

This conference represents the first official function organized by the newly formed SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science (SIAG/IS). This SIAG and the SIAG on the Life Sciences were both created in recognition of the fact that the mathematics community should participate more directly in these non-traditional areas. Since these two activity groups have such a strong overlap in the area of biomedical imaging, this conference has been scheduled to overlap with the Conference on the Life Sciences, chaired by James Collins, set for September 24-26, 2001.

Organizing Committee

David C. Wilson (Chair), University of Florida, USA
Akram Aldroubi, Vanderbilt University, USA
Fred Bookstein, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Tony Chan, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Longin Jan Latecki, University of Hamburg, Germany
Chris Johnson, University of Utah, USA
Bernard Mair, University of Florida, USA
Robert J. Plemmons, Wake Forrest University, USA
Gerhard Ritter, University of Florida, USA
Guillermo Sapiro, University of Minnesota, USA
Michael Unser, ETH, Switzerland


SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the Army Research Office (AR0) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for their support of this conference.

Conference Themes

Invited Plenary Speakers

SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee are proud to announce that the following mathematicians and scientists have accepted their invitations to speak at the conference. These invited speakers and their presentations will play an important role in increasing interaction among mathematicians, engineers, physicists, and researchers and scientists in academia, industry, and government who attend the meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: David Mumford's presentation has been moved to Monday, September 24, 1:30-2:30PM

Saturday, September 22

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
IP1 Synthetic Aperture Radar
Margaret Cheney, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Sunday, September 23

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
IP2 Level Set/PDE Based Algorithms for Image Restoration, Surface Interpolation and PDEs on Manifolds
Stanley J. Osher, University of California, Los Angeles

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
IP3 Sparse Geometrical Image Representations for Processing
Stephane Mallat, Ecole Polytechnique, France

Monday, September 24

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
IP4 Mathematical Morphology and Genomic Regulation
Edward R. Dougherty, Texas A&M University

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
IP5 Stochastic Models for Natural Images
David Mumford, Brown University

Conference Speakers

The Conference organizing committee expects every speaker of a scheduled presentation to register and attend the conference. (SIAM would ask that the speaker(s) pre-register so that all program materials are ready for the speaker(s) when they arrive and check in at the registration desk).

If it becomes necessary for a speaker to cancel his/her presentation, the speaker is expected to find an alternate presenter immediately, preferably one of the speaker's co-authors. The speaker must inform the SIAM Conference Department at immediately of any change to his/her scheduled presentation.

A 'no-show' or cancelled presentation can cause serious inconvenience to the attendees and conference organizers.The committee thanks all speakers in advance for compliance with this request.

SIAG on Imaging Science Mission Statement

The purpose of the SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science is to:

The SIAG brings together researchers who seek to develop and apply mathematical and computational methods in all areas of imaging science. It cuts across disciplines to catalyze mathematical research relevant to imaging science and rapid diffusion of advances in mathematical and computational methods.

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