Fred Pieau
Professor and engineer at the University of Florence, ITALY

Alberto Del Bimbo is Director of Media Integration and Communication Center and the Master in Multimedia program of the University of Florence. His scientific interests and activities have been in the field of Pattern Recognition and Multimedia Systems and he is the author of over 250 publications dealing with these subjects that have appeared in the most distinguished international journals and conference proceedings. He is the author of "Visual Information Retrieval" a monography on content-based retrieval from image and video databases. 
He is a Member of IEEE and a Fellow of IAPR. He was the Vice-President (1994-1995) and President (1996-1999) of the IAPR Italian Chapter, and a Member of IEEE Publication Board (1999-2001). He is Associate Editor of Journal of Visual Languages and Computing (since 1994), Pattern Recognition (since 1995), Multimedia Tools and Applications Journal (since 1998), Pattern Analysis and Applications (since 1999) and International Journal of Image and video Processing (since 2006). He was Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (1999-2004) and IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (2000-2004) and Pattern Recognition. He has been the Guest Editor of several Special Issues on image and video retrieval and multimedia systems on some of the most prestigious scientific journals. 
He has been General Chair of the 9th IAPR International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing, ICIAP '97, and of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems, ICMCS'99 and of several other international workshops and conferences. He has also been a member of the Scientific Program Committee of many international conferences in the fields of image analysis, image databases and multimedia computing.  He is the General Co-Chair of ACM MULTIMEDIA 2010 and of ICMR'11, the International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, and of ECCV2012, the European Conference on Computer Vision and the Program Co-Chair of ICPR 2012, the International Conference on Pattern Recognition.

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