General Chairs

Edward J. Delp, Purdue University, USA; Thomas S. Huang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Program Chairs

Mary L. Comer, Purdue University, USA; Minh N. Do, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA;
Aggelos K. Katsaggelos, Northwestern University, USA

PCS is co-sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society



Paper Submission



Steering Committee

Venue and Accommodation

PCS History


Contact Information

Picture Coding Symposium (PCS) is an international forum devoted specifically to advancements in visual data coding. Since 1969 (40 years!), PCS has provided the meeting place for the visual coding community: industry, research, academia, and users. The 27th PCS was held in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on May 6-8, 2009, just before the 17th International Packet Video Workshop, which was held in Seattle, Washington, USA, on May 11-12, 2009.

PCS was held at the The Embassy Suites - Chicago Downtown Lake Front Hotel.

Copies of the Pleanary Talks and the Abstract Book is available. See Program.


The 28th PCS will be held in Nagoya, Japan, December 8-10, 2010. You can find out more here.



Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Coding of still and moving pictures
  • Content-based and object-based coding
  • Scalable video coding
  • Coding of multiview video and 3D graphics
  • Modeling and synthetic coding
  • Virtual/augmented reality and telepresence
  • Coding for mobile, IP and sensor networks
  • High fidelity visual data processing and coding
  • Analysis for coding and adaptation
  • Transcoding and transmoding
  • Joint audio and visual processing and coding
  • Subjective and objective quality assessment metrics and methods
  • Error robustness, resilience and concealment
  • Coding and indexing for database applications
  • Protection and integrity of visual data
  • Persistent association of information to visual data
  • Joint source and channel coding
  • Implementation architectures and VLSI
  • New applications and techniques for visual data coding
  • Standards for visual data coding

Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit extended summaries of no more than four (4) pages, in English, with font size 11, including results, figures and references. Submissions will be accepted only in PDF format. More details about the submission will be available later.

Important Dates

January 15, 2009
March 9, 2009
March 20, 2009
Submission of extended summaries
Notification of acceptance
Submission of camera-ready papers

Accepted papers will be published in the Workshop Proceedings.

Questions and inquires can be directed to


Last Updated: May 11, 2009