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



Paper Submission



Steering Committee

Venue and Accommodation

PCS History


Contact Information

Venue and Accommodation


Hotel Information

The 27th PCS was held in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on May 6-8, 2009.

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


The address of the hotel is:

Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront
511 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611

We have reserved a block of rooms at the hotel at the very attractive rate of $219.00/night.

Each room at the hotel is a suite, includes breakfast, and an evening beverage reception each day of your stay.

Attendees should reserve rooms by contacting the hotel directly.

Via telephone: Call +1 800 525 2509 or +1 312 836 5900 and ask for the "Picture Coding Symposium" block of rooms.

Online: Go to First, fill in your dates of stay and click GO. This will take you to a new page, titled "Select Your Reservation Details." At the bottom of the same page there is a line Group/Convention Code and you should enter the code PCS to receive the group discounted rate.



One of the largest cities in North America, Chicago is among the world's twenty-five largest urban areas by population. Chicago is the third-most populous city in the United States after New York City and Los Angeles, with a population of nearly 3 million people.


More information about Chicago can be found at:


Chicago Visitors Website

Official Chicago Website


The closest international airport to Chicago is O'Hare International Airport (ORD).



Letters of Invitation


If you need a letter of invitation for obtaining a visa to the USA, please contact Professor Edward Delp (see contact information).


 Questions and inquires can be directed to or see the information contact page.



Last Updated: May 11, 2009