Alberto Del Bimbo

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Alberto Del Bimbo



Alberto Del Bimbo is Full Professor of Computer Engineering at the Università di
Firenze, Italy. Since 1998 he is the Director of the Master in Multimedia of the
Università di Firenze. At the present time, he is Deputy Rector of the Uni
versità di
Firenze, in charge of Research and Innovation Transfer.


His scientific interests are Pattern Recognition, Image Databases, Multimedia and
Human Computer Interaction. Prof. Del Bimbo is the author of over 170 publications
in the most distinguis
hed international journals and conference proceedings. He is the
author of the "Visual Information Retrieval" monography on content
-
based retrieval
from image and video databases edited by Morgan Kaufman.


He is Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and

Electronic Engineers) and Fellow of
IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition). He is presently Associate
Editor of Pattern Recognition, Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, Multimedia
Tools and Applications Journal, Pattern Analysis a
nd Applications, IEEE Transactions
on Multimedia, and IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence.
He was the Guest Editor of several special issues on Image databases in highly
respected journals.


































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Biograp
hy


Birthplace and date: Firenze, Italy, February 15, 1952.


Nationality: Italian.


Classic Lyceum Degree at Liceo Michelangelo of Firenze, 1971.


Graduated with Honors in Electronic Engineering of Università di Firenze, 1977.


Civil status: Married, one s
on.












































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I
n
stitutional Activities


Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at the Università di Firenze, 1988
-
1994.


Full Professor at the Università di Brescia, 1994
-
1995.


Full Professor at the Università di Fir
enze, 1995 to present.


Honorary Professor at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1996.


Director of Department of System and Informatics at the Università di Firenze, 1997
-
2000.


Member of the Academic Senatus ofthe Università di Firenze, 1998
-
1999.


Director of the Master program in Multimedia of the Università di Firenze, 1998 to
present.


Deputy Rector of the Università di Firenze, in charge of Research and Innovation
Transfer, 2000 to present.



































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Scientific Ac
tivities


Prof. Del Bimbo's scientific interests and activities have dealt with the subjects of
Image Technology and Multimedia. Particularly, he has delved into object recognition
and image sequence analysis, content based retrieval, visual languages and
advanced
man
-
machine interaction. He is presently Director of the Visual Information Processing
Laboratory, of the Department of Computer Science at the Università di Firenze.


Prof. Del Bimbo is the author of over 170 publications dealing with image anal
ysis,
content
-
based retrieval from image and video databases, advanced man
-
machine
interaction and multimedia computing. His works have appeared in the most
distinguished international journals and conference proceedings. He is the author of
"Visual Inform
ation Retrieval" (Morgan Khaufman Publishers Inc., San Francisco,
1999), a monography on content
-
based retrieval from image and video databases.


He is Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) and Fellow of
IAPR (International Ass
ociation for Pattern Recognition). He is also a Member of CSUM
(Centro Studi Uomo
-
Macchina), of the Scientific Board of MICC, Media Communication
and Integration Center, Centro di Eccellenza MIUR.


Prof. Del Bimbo has taken part in the following:



Services

to the Scientific Community



Participation to Editorial Board



Guest Editor Activity



Conference Organization and Support



Scientific Program Committee Membership



Project Coordination



Awards and Fellowships



Patents


























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Services to the Scie
ntific Community


Member

of the International Technical Committee #8 (Industrial Applications) of IAPR
since 1992, and #12 (Pattern Recogniti
on and Multimedia), since 1996.


Vice
-
President

of the IAPR Italian Chapter, 1994
-
1996.


President

of the IAPR Ita
lian Chapter, 1996
-
2000.


Member

of the Steering Committee of IEEE ICMCS
-

International Conference on
Multimedia Tools and Applications, 1998
-
2000.


Member

of the Steering Committee of VISUAL Conference series, 1999 to present.


Member

of IEEE Publicat
ion Board, 1999
-
2001.


Member

of the Steering Committee of IEEE ICME, International conference on
Multimedia and Expo, 2000
-
2001.


Member

of the Review Committee for Computer Science in The Netherlands, 2003.



































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Participati
on to Editorial Board


Associate Editor

of Pattern Recognition, Pergamon Press. Ed., 1995 to present.


Associate Editor

of Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, Academic Press Ed.,
1994 to present.


Associate Editor

of Multimedia Tools and Applicati
ons Journal, Kluwer Academic
Publishing Ed., 1998 to present.


Associate Editor

of Pattern Analysis and Applications, 1999 to present.


Associate Editor

of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Press, 1999 to present.


Associate Editor

of IEEE Transacti
ons on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence,
IEEE Press, 2000 to present.







































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Guest Editor Activity


Guest Editor

of the Special Section "
Image Processing and Machine Vision Applications
in Italy
", Machine Vision and A
pplications Journal, 1995.


Guest Editor

of the Special Issue "
Image and Video Databases: Indexing, Browsing
and Retrieval
", Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, 1996.


Guest Editor

of the Special Issue "
Color and Texture Analysis
", Pattern Recogni
tion,
1997.


Guest Editor

of the Special Issue "
Biomedical Applications
", Computerized Medical
Imaging and Graphics, 1997.


Co
-
Guest Editor

of the Special Issue "
Content
-
based Access of Image and Video
Libraries
", Computer Vision and Image Understanding,

2000.


Guest Editor

of the Special Issue "
Advances in Multimedia
-

from IEEE ICMCS99
", IEEE
Multimedia, 2000.


Guest Editor

of the Special Issue "
Advanced Multimedia Applications
-

from IEEE
ICMCS99
" in Multimedia Tools and Applications Journal, 2000.


Guest Editor

of the Special Issue "
Multimedia Databases
" in IEEE Transactions on
Multimedia, 2002.


Co
-
Guest Editor

of the Special Issue on "
Semantic Automatic Annotation and
Transcoding
" in Multimedai Tools and Applications, 2004.


Co
-
Guest Editor

speci
al Issue on "
Syntactic and structural pattern Recognition
", in
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 2004.
























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Conference Organization and Support


General Chairman of the 9th IAPR International Conference on Im
age Analysis and
Processing, ICIAP '97
-

Firenze (1997).


General Co
-
Chairman of the 1st Workshop on Image and Video Content
-
based
Retrieval,
-

Milano (1998).


General Co
-
Chairman of the 1st Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern
Recognition Techn
iques for Computer Vision,
-

IAPRVA98
-

Ferrara (1998).


Program Co
-
Chairman of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia
Computing and Systems, ICMCS'98
-

Austin TX (1998).


Program Co
-
Chairman of the 3rd International Conference on Visual Infor
mation
Systems, VISUAL99
-

Amsterdam (1999).


General Chairman of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Computing
and Systems, ICMCS'99
-

Firenze (1999).


European liaison IEEE ICME 2000, Int.Conf. on Multimedia and Expo, New York, USA
(2000)
.


General Co
-
Chair DELOS
-
NSF Workshop on Digital imaging for Cultural heritage
Applications, Firenze, Italy (2002).


General Co
-
Chair DELOS
-
NSF Workshop on Digital imaging for Cultural heritage
Applications,Boston, MA, USA (2002).


Special session Chair I
CPR02, Int.Conf. On Pattern Recognition, Quebec City, Canada
(2002).


Special Session Chair, MIR02 Int. Workshop on Multimedica Information Retrieval,
Juan Les Pins, France (2002).


General Co
-
chairman EC DELOS
-
NSF Joint Working Group on "Digital Imaging f
or
Significal Cultural and Historical Material" (2002
-
2003).


Pactitioners day Co
-
chair, CIVR2003 International Conference on Image and Video
Retrieval, Urbana, IL, USA (2003).


Track Chair "Multimedia Systems, Image and Video Database Retrieval", ICPR04 I
nt.
Conf. On Pattern Recognition, Cambridge, UK (2004).


European liaison IEEE ICME 2004, Int.Conf. on Multimedia and Expo, Taipei, Taiwan
(2004).


Special session Chair IEEE ICME 2005, Int.Conf. on Multimedia and Expo, Amsterdam,
The Netherlands (2005).


Member of the Scientific Committee of several International Conferences in the field of
Image Processing and Analysis, Visual Languages and Multimedia Computing.



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Scientific Program Committee Membership


VL94 IEEE 10th Int. Symposium on Visual Languages
-

1994, St. Luis, MO, USA.


VL95 IEEE 11th Int. Symposium on Visual Languages
-

1995, Darm Stadt, Germany.


VL96 IEEE 12th Int. Symposium on Visual Languages
-

1996, Boulder,CO, USA.


VL97 IEEE 13th Int. Symposium on Visual Languages
-

1997, Capri, Italy.


A
VI96 ACM Int. Conf. On Advanced Visual interfaces
-

1996, Gubbio, Italy.


IBMS96 Int. Workshop on Image Databases and Multimedia Search
-

1996,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


VISUAL97 Int. Conference on Visual Information System
-

1997, San Diego, CA, USA.


CAIVD98 IEEE Int. Workshop on Content
-
based access of Image and Video Databases
-

1998, Bombay, India.


IAPR Int. Workshop on content
-
Based Access of Image/Video Library
-

1998, Santa
Barbara, CA, USA.


ICVPR98 IAPR Int. Conf. On Computer Vision and Patter
n Recognition
-

1998, Santa
Barbara, CA, USA.


MINAR98 IEPR Int. Workshop on Multimedia Information Analysis & Retrivial
-

1998,
Hong Kong.


CAIP99 IAPR Int. Conf. On Computer Analysis of Image and Patterns
-

1999,
Ljublina,YU.


IEE Int. Conf.
On Image Pro
cessing and its Applications
-

1999, Manchester, UK.


VIS 99, 3rd Int. Conf. On VISual Information System
-

1999, Amsterdam, The
Netherlands.


ICME 2000, IEEE Int. Conf.
On Multimedia and Expo
-

2000, New York, NY, USA.


VIS 01, 4th Int. Conf. On VISual In
formation System
-

2001, Lion, France.


ICME 2001, IEEE Int. Conf.
On Multimedia and Expo
-

2001, Tokyo, Japan.


ISPA01 2nd Int. Symposium on Image and Signal processing and analysis
-

2001,
Pula, Croatia.


VIS 02, 5th Int. Conf. On VISual Information Syst
em
-

2002, Taipei, Taiwan.


ICME 2002, IEEE Int. Conf. On Multimedia and Expo
-

2002, Lausanne, CH.


VDM 2002 2nd Workshop on Visual Data Mining
-

2002.



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ECDL 2002 6th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for
Digital Libraries
-

2002, Ro
me, Italy.


ICECS2002, 9th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems
-

2002, Dubrovnik, Croatia.


3DPVT 2002, Int. Conf. On 3D Processing, Visualization and transmission
-

2002,
Padova, Italy.


CIVR 2002 Int. Conf. On Image and Vid
eo Retrieval
-

2002, Bloomsbury, London, UK.


Internet Imaging III, IS&T/ SPIE Symposium on Electronic Imaging: Science and
Technology
-

2002, San José, CA, USA.


ICIAP 2001 11th Int. Conf. On Image Analysis and Processing
-

2003, Palermo, Italy.


ICME 200
3, IEEE Int. Conf. On Multimedia and Expo
-

2003, Baltimora, MD, USA.


ICIAP 2003 12th Int. Conf. On Image Analysis and Processing
-

2003 Mantova, Italy.


CIARP 2003 8th Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition
-

2003 Havana,
Cuba.


MIR2003 5th ACM SI
GMM International Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval
-

2003, Berkeley, CA, USA.


CAIP 2003 10th International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and
Patterns
-

2003, Groningen, The Netherlands.


CIVR2003 International Conference on Image a
nd Video Retrieval
-

2003, Urbana, IL,
USA.


IbPRIA 2003 1st Iberian Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis
-

2003 Mallorca, Spain.


ICIP 2003 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
-

2003, Barcelona,
Spain.


VDM 2003 Third IEEE In
ternational Conference on Data Mining
-

2003, Melbourne Fl,
USA.


CBMI 2003 Int. Workshop on Content
-
Based Multimedia Indexing and Retrieval
-

2003, Rennes, France.


MIS03 9th Workshop on Multimedia Information Systems
-

2003, Ischia, Italy.


VIS 03, 6th I
nt. Conf. On VISual Information System
-

2003 Miami, Florida, USA.


ECDL 2003 European Conference on Research and advanced Technologies for Digital
Libraries
-

2003, Trondheim, Norway.


Internet Imaging IV, IS&T/ SPIE Symposium on Electronic Imaging: Scien
ce and
Technology
-

2003, Santa Clara, CA, USA.


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Project Coordination


MURST Project "Robotica", 1988
-
1989.


MURST Project "Trasporti",1989
-
1990.


EC Project ESPRIT II,"SESEFA Self Service Facility", 1990
-
1992.


MIUR Project "SPADA Rappresentazione ed elabo
razione di dati spaziali a risoluzione
multipla per sistemi informativi territoriali", 1991
-
1992.


EC Project ESPRIT IV, "VENN Virtual Environment Network Navigation", 1997.


EC Project SAFE, "VECWIT Virtual Environment for Construction Workers Istruction
and Training", 1998.


EC TEMPUS Project "ALBANET
-

Library Restructuring", 1999.


MIUR Project "Asservimento Visivo per Sistemi di manipolazione e navigazione", 1999
-
2000.


EC IST Project ASSAVID "Automatic Segmentation and Semantic Annotation of Sport
Vid
eos", 2000.


EC IST Project "MIND" Resource Selection and Data Fusion for Multimedia
International Digital Libraries", 2001.


EC Network of Excellence "DELOS II
-

Digital Library Initiative", VI Framework, 2003.



























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Awards and Fellowsh
ips


Renato Mariani Award

for best thesis, 1977.


IEEE Computer Society Certificate of Appreciation
, 1999.


IAPR Fellowship

for contribution to image database management and IAPR services,
2000.


Appointed Membership of the Honorary Committee of IMAGINA
03
, 2003.













































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Patents


"Point
-
at: a system for hand
-
pointing based on computer vision" PCT Patent Pending,
2003.



















































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Professional Activities


Prof. Del Bimbo worked as Syst
em Engineer and Project Leader at IBM Italia SpA,
1978
-
1988.


He has acted as consultant for the European Community, private companies and local
administrations in the field of Information Technology:




Reviewer of ESPRIT II projects for the European Comm
unity, Office & Business
Systems division, 1989
-
1993.




President of the Scientific Committee of CESVIT
-

Regional Agency for Technology
Transfer, 1990
-
1993.




Consultant for the Provincia di Firenze in the field of Multimedia Applications,
1997 to present
.




Consultant for Italian Ministero Attività Produttive, 2002 to present.




Consultant for Italian Ministero Istruzione Università e Ricerca, 2002 to present.




Member of the Committee for the Strategic Plan Firenze 2010 of Comune di
Firenze, 2002 to pres
ent.




Coordinator of many research projects between the Università di Firenze and
private companies.





























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Teaching Activity

Prof. Alberto Del Bimbo was designated associate professor of Ingegneria Informatica
at the Faculty of Engine
ering of the Università di Firenze, Italy, in 1988. He was full
professor of Fondamenti di Informatica at the Faculty of Engineering of the Università
di Brescia, from 1994 to 1995. Since 1995 he is full professor of Ingegneria
Informatica at the Faculty o
f Engineering of the Università di Firenze. On July 1997 he
was designated honorary professor for Information Technology at the Faculty of
Ciecias Exactas of the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1988
-
2003: Course of
Reti Logiche

at the Università d
i Firenze.

1993
-
1995: Course of
Fondamenti di Informatica

at the Università di Brescia.

1995
-
1996: Course of
Calcolatori Elettronici

at the Università di Brescia.

1995
-
1997: Course of
Sistemi di Elaborazione

at the Università di Firenze.

1996
-
1997: Cou
rse of
Image Databases

at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2002
-
2004: Course of
Progettazione e Produzione Multimediale

at the Università di
Firenze.

He was tutor of the PHD program in
Ingegneria Informatica

at the Università di
Firenze since 1
996.




























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Publications


Prof. Del Bimbo is the author of over 170 publications in the most distinguished
international journals and conference proceedings. He is the author of the "Visual
Information Retrieval" monography on content
-
b
ased retrieval from image and video
databases edited by Morgan Kaufman.

















































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Books






















































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Journals






















































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Conferences