Subspace 2009

Workshop in conjunction with ICCV2009

Kyoto, Japan

Sep. 27, 2009



Organizers & PC


Important dates(extended!)










The goal of the workshop is to share the potential of subspace methods with researchers working on various problems in computer vision, and to encourage interactions which could lead to further developments of subspace methods. The fundamental theories of subspace methods and their applications in computer vision will be discussed at the workshop.



Subspace methods are important for solving many theoretical problems in pattern recognition and computer vision. Also they have been widely used as a practical methodology in a large variety of real applications. Subspace methods have been studied intensively, in particular, in the field of character recognition, contributing to a number of commercial optical character recognition systems. During the last three decades, the area has become one of the most successful underpinnings of diverse applications such as classification, recognition, pose estimation, motion estimation. At the same time, there are many new and evolving research topics: nonlinear methods including kernel methods, manifold learning, subspace update and tracking.



Prior to this workshop, we have successfully organized three related workshops: an international workshop on subspace methods, Subspace 2007 in conjunction with ACCV2007, and two Japanese workshops, Subspace 2006 and 2008. The number of attendees and submissions for these workshops demonstrate their success. Especially, the Proceedings of the Subspace2007 workshop have been downloaded more than 800 times from the workshopfs website from 38 different countries for the first six months. We believe that Subspace 2009 in conjunction with ICCV will stimulate fruitful discussions among the participants and provide novel ideas for future research in computer vision.




The program is opened on 23, August.  Click Here.


Access to Kyoto University

Map of Conference rooms



Online submission site


Final Camera Ready:

Camera Ready Submission Guidelines and Online Submission Site


Call for papers [PDF]


Important dates


Paper submission due

15, June at 11:59pm PDT

 (16, June, 3:59pm JST)

The deadline has been extended!

 22, June at 11:59pm PDT

 ( 23, June, 3:59pm JST)

Notification of acceptance

The notification is delayed a few days from 15 July.

Camera ready due

12, August   14, August

Workshop date

27, September



The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Theoretical foundations of subspace methods

Iijima equation, Watanabe's formulation of CLAFIC theory,

subspace method as degenerated Gaussian, geometry for subspace methods, etc.

- Theoretical extensions of subspace methods

Construction methodology of subspace (PCA, CCA, FA, ICA, kernel PCA,@etc),

nonlinear subspace methods, mutual Subspace Method and their theoretical extensions,

manifold learning, similarity measure with subspace, illumination cone, etc.

- Related technology

Mathematical feature extraction (n-mode SVD), eigenspace method,@

discriminant analysis, subspaces in factorization method

- Applications

Object recognition, face recognition, Gesture recognition, character recognition,

motion analysis, scene analysis, robot vision, biometrics, anomaly (unusual) detection,

data visualization, other novel applications



Toru Tamaki (Hiroshima University, Japan)

David Suter (The University of Adelaide, Australia)

Björn Stenger (Toshiba Cambridge Research Lab., UK)


Program committee

Toshiyuki Amano (NAIST, Japan)

Horst Bischof (TU Graz, Austria)

Jun Fujiki (AIST, Japan)

Kazuhiro Fukui (University of Tsukuba, Japan)

Seiji Hotta (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan)

Masakazu Iwamura (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)

Tae-Kyun Kim (University of Cambridge, UK)

Xi Li (Xifan Jiaotong University, China)

Yi Ma (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA)

Atsuto Maki (Toshiba Cambridge Research Lab., UK)

Hiroshi Murase (Nagoya University, Japan)

Shree K. Nayar (Columbia University, USA)

Shinichiro Omachi (Tohoku University, Japan)

Bisser Raytchev (Hiroshima University, Japan)

Peter Roth (TU Graz, Austria)

Hitoshi Sakano (NTT CS Laboratories, Japan)

Atsushi Sato (NEC, Japan)

Shinfichi Satoh (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Bernhard Schölkopf (Max Planck Institute, Germany)
Terence Sim (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Qi Tian (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA)

Fernando De la Torre (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Seiichi Uchida (Kyushu University, Japan)

M. Alex O. Vasilescu (Stony Brook University, USA)

Jakob Verbeek (Inria Rhone-Alpes, Grenoble, France)

Liwei Wang (Peking University, China)



The workshop proceedings will be published as the ICCV main conference DVD.

The submitted papers will be included in the IEEE Digital Library.


Dual Submissions

By submitting a manuscript to Subspace 2009, the authors assert that it has not been previously published in substantially similar form. Furthermore, no paper which contains significant overlap with the contributions of this paper either has been or will be submitted during the Subspace 2009 review period to either a journal or a conference. For ICCV 2009 we allow dual submissions to ICCV 2009 workshops and the main conference. In case of acceptance, the author will have to decide where the paper should appear (main conference or workshop.


Submission Instruction

Paper format should be the same as ICCV2009, and page limit is 8 pages. Please refer the ICCV author guidelines and author kit available at ICCV website. Reviewing is double-blind: remove names and affiliations of authors as indicated by the ICCV author guidelines.