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Manchester is globally connected with an excellent transport infrastructure that includes Manchester Airport, just 20 minutes (10 miles/16km) from the city centre, serving 180 destinations with over 100 airlines, including a wide network throughout the UK. Manchester Airport is one of the UK’s busiest airports with 18 million passengers arriving and departing each year. It is ranked in the top 25 airports in the world and is dedicated to providing visitors with the very best service.
Within 20 minutes of collecting your luggage, your can be in the heart of the city centre thanks to one of the airports six trains an hour to Manchester Piccadilly. Once in the city centre, a network of road, rail, bus, Metro and taxis provide a range of options for getting around the city and also provide easy access to other parts of England.

The Britannia Country House hotel is only 3 miles from Manchester International Airport and operates an airport transfer service.

A strategic road network links the city with its surrounding region, with the M60 orbital ring road providing quick and efficient access to all of the Greater Manchester boroughs and the wider motorway network serving other parts of the UK. For those travelling by car, there are a range of parking options with over 13,000 spaces across the city centre. However, the city encourages transport by more environmentally sustainable means and will promote alternative means of
travel where possible. An extensive taxi fleet serves the city and its wider region, with taxi ranks across the city centre.

Manchester city centre has two major train stations: Piccadilly and Victoria, with secondary stations at Deansgate, Oxford Road and Salford Central. Piccadilly provides the main gateway to the rest of England, with direct trains to London every 30 minutes with journey times of just over two hours. There is a comprehensive network of rail and tram lines across the city.

Metrolink (tram service)
Manchester Metrolink is the largest network of its kind in the UK. Trams run on street within the city centre, drastically cutting cross city journey times. The service provides an important link between the main rail stations of Piccadilly and Victoria. The cost of an average single journey is £2.90.

Bus network
Manchester has a comprehensive bus network covering the whole of the city region. It offers high levels of connectivity and value for money for passengers with services operating well into the night to most areas within the region. The cost of an average single fare is approximately £2.00.

Metroshuttle - free bus transportation

In addition, a free Metroshuttle (bus) service operates three circular routes around the city centre connecting the primary transport hubs with the city’s main business and visitor destinations.


Manchester’s compact and manageable size makes it an easy place to get around on foot. Visitors are encouraged to use sustainable transport modes wherever possible.

For further information please see http://www.visitmanchester.com/#/transport.aspx

About Manchester


Welcome to Manchester

Widely recognised as the coolest city in Britain, Manchester has reinvented itself as a truly contemporary metropolis, with modern landmark buildings, a brilliant art and culture scene, great bars and world-class hospitality. A city with every experience imaginable, from fine dining and top class theatre, to major sporting events and year-round festivals.

As the Northern Gateway to England’s North Country, the city is also just a short trip from some of the World's most beautiful countryside and historic towns. The Lake District, with its 16 Lakes, the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales are all easy day trips from the city.

With a history as rich and diverse as Manchester’s, you’ll find world-class museums, galleries and attractions, that all serve as home to Manchester’s past, present and future. The Museum of Science and Industry, for example, is built on the site of the world’s oldest passenger railway station and now occupies a 5-acre site. To contrast this, visit Urbis, the shimmering example of modern architecture that will be home to the National Football Museum in 2011.

Just a 15 minutes tram ride from this location takes you to Manchester’s magnificent waterfront destination, The Quays, where modern day architectural wonders vie for your attention on both sides of Manchester Ship Canal.  On one side there’s The Lowry, home to the largest collection by LS Lowry, a year round exhibition programme, two theatres and a restaurant. On the other, the Imperial War Museum North, a unique space with the most breathtaking audiovisual display of what war means to the people it touches. The Quays is also the location of MediaCityUK which will be a global hub for the media and digital industries and home to five BBC departments.

Whilst it doesn’t cost a penny to wander through the streets of Manchester, you may struggle to resist the temptations of the vibrant shopping culture in the city. You’ll find exclusive up to the minute labels, designer boutiques and high street fashion nestled neatly together. Shopping areas at top of your list should be the Manchester Arndale, officially the busiest shopping centre outside of London and Market Street, considered by many a ‘high street haven’ with big name brands and department stores on every corner. If you are looking for designer style, make your way over to King Street and St Ann’s Square where there are designer outlets a plenty. Or for something a little more cosmopolitan, head over to Exchange Square and The Triangle, where cool designer outlets combine with the retail giants Harvey Nichols and Selfridges.

Manchester is also home to The Trafford Centre, located approximately 4 miles from the city centre. Here you will find all your favourite high street names alongside a great leisure and dining offering. The Trafford Centre has over 10,000 free car parking space so no matter what size your vehicle, you are sure to find a spot to squeeze into. 

If the theatre is your passion, you’re in luck. Manchester can rightly claim the title of the ‘West End of the North’ with it’s thirteen theatres covering a wide range of genres. For a sensational night out with foot tapping musicals, head for the Palace Theatre on Oxford Street or The Opera House, just a short walk away on Quay Street.  Alternative venues include the stunning Royal Exchange Theatre, a modern theatre within the historic splendour of the Victorian Cotton Exchange building, the Library Theatre, beneath Manchester’s Central Library and the Bridgewater Hall, the current home of the BBC Philharmonic and the world famous Hallé orchestra. Global pop acts head to the Manchester Evening News Arena, the largest indoor arena in Europe, while on the other side of the city, The Lowry Theatre hosts a diverse programme of everything from ballet and comedy to Shakespeare and children’s productions. 

Manchester not only offers first-rate entertainment, but also boasts over seven hundred eateries in over thirty cuisines throughout the city. First class chefs, fresh local produce and great service combine to make eating out in Manchester an experience in itself.  Whatever your budget, you are guaranteed a super stylish restaurant, café or bar to suit your tastes no matter which part of town you find yourself. Ultra-chic restaurants include Stock, The Restaurant Bar and Grill and The River Restaurant, within the fabulous 5* Lowry Hotel. For a more laid back feel why not try heading over to the Castlefield or Deansgate Locks. Choose from Choice, Dukes 92 or the curiously named Albert’s Shed. Closer to the city centre is Mr Thomas’ Chop House, and Sam’s Chop House, both serve classic British cuisine at it’s best.

Manchester is everything you've heard about and so much more.

We look forward to welcoming you to our city for the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques.

For further information please see www.visitmanchester.com



Britannia Country House Hotel

The Britannia Country House Hotel is located in the Didsbury area of Manchester, next to a superb 18 hole golf course.  This Didsbury Hotel is quietly located in its own grounds, yet only 5 minutes from the motorway network, and is only 3 miles from Manchester International Airport.
All 255 en-suite bedrooms are comfortable and tastefully furnished with modern facilities including TV, Hairdryer, Telephone, and Tea & Coffee making facilities.

The Country House Hotel features Jennys restaurant, a delightful brasserie style dining experience with an a la carte menu to Chef's daily specials.

The Hotel also accommodates our Spindles Didsbury Health Club & Gym, a great way of relaxing with facilities including Gym, Spa, Sauna and Indoor Heated Pool.

The Britannia Country House hotel also operates airport transfers and airport car parking if you are flying out from Manchester airport.

Reserve your room:

Please reserve your hotel room at the The Britannia Country House Hotel as soon as possible as there will not be cheaper hotels nearby. Please call the central reservations on 0871 222 0016 and quote the code 'IEEE1607' so that you can get the cheaper conference rate. The hotel provides free car parking, free Internet and free leisure/sport facilities for the conference delegates.

How to find the hotel:

Palatine Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2WG
Tel: 0871 222 0016
Fax: 0871 222 7703

From the Motorway

From A34 travelling towards Manchester
Turn left Half a mile after the M60 turn off (A5145 sign posted for Stretford). At the fourth set of traffic lights turn left still (A5145) next set of traffic lights turn left into Palatine Road. The Britannia Country House Hotel can be found half a mile on the right

From M56

Follow the signs for Manchester City Centre A5103 take the exit for Northenden B5166.  Just after exit 3a.  At the traffic lights turn right into Palatine Road and the Country House Hotel is can be found 1 mile on the left.

For all other Routes

Britannia Country House Hotel is situated approx 1 mile from Junction 5 on the M60 (Manchester Outer Ring Road). Directions to the Britannia Country House Hotel from Junction 5 Clockwise are different from those Anticlockwise.

From Ring Road East

At Junction 5 take the A5103 for Manchester.  Half a mile at the first set of traffic lights turn right (A5145 Stockport). Then half a mile at the first set of traffic lights turn right into Palatine Road.  The Britannia Country House Hotel entrance can be found  half a mile on the right.

From Ring Road West
On exit road at Junction 5 stay in left hand lane, remain on dual-carriageway for a quarter of a mile.  Turn left at the traffic lights signposted B5166 Northenden into Palatine Road.  Britannia Country House Hotel can be found 1 mile on left.

From Manchester Airport Train Station
The nearest British Rail Station is Manchester Airport.  There is a 15-minute connection train from Manchester Piccadilly Station.

For further information please see http://www.britanniahotels.com/hotels/manchester-country-house/

IST 2012 Home


Following the success of events in Stresa in Italy 2004, Niagara Falls in Canada 2005, Minori in Italy 2006, Krakow in Poland 2007, Chania in Greece 2008, Shenzhen in China 2009, Thessaloniki in Greece 2010 and Penang in Malaysia 2011, the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques (IST’2012) will take place in Manchester in the UK, 10 days before the London Olympic Game.

IST’2012 deals with the design, development, evaluation and applications of imaging systems, instrumentation, and measuring techniques, to enhance detection and image quality. Applications for aerospace, medicine and biology, molecular imaging, metrology, Ladars and Lidars, radars, homeland security, and industrial imaging, with emphasis on industrial and medical tomography, corrosion imaging, and non-destructive evaluation (NDE), will be covered. The following areas will be particularly considered:

•    Aerospace imaging
•    Medical imaging and bio-nano-photonics
•    Tomography for industrial and medical applications
•    Environmental monitoring, energy resources
•    Real-time imaging and video processing
•    Molecular imaging and metabolic imaging
•    Remote sensing, passive and active sensing
•    Ladars and Lidars
•    Multi-spectral polarimetric imaging and Lasers
•    Subsurface inspection, corrosion imaging
•    Radiation detection, airport security and cargo inspection-standoff    detection
•    Electromagnetic imaging and inverse scattering

With emphasis on:
•    Detector design principles and image formation
•    Imaging system design and instrumentation
•    Signal and image analysis
•    Linear and non-linear processing techniques
•    Feature extraction and recognition
•    Multi-functional and multi-fusion imaging

All  papers  presented  at  the  conference  will  be EI indexed.
High-quality papers, significantly expanded technically, will be published after a peer-review process on Measurement Science and Technology (IOP) journal special issue after the conference (SCI indexed).

Conference History


IST 2011
May 17-18, 2011 | Batu, Ferringhi, Malaysia

IST 2010

July 1-2, 2010 | Thessaloniki, Greece

IST 2009
May 11-12, 2009 | Shenzhen, China

IST 2008
september 10-12, 2008 | Chania, Crete, Greece

Author Instructions


Author Instructions

Final Instructions

The Conference Proceedings will be included in the IEEE Interactive Electronic Library (IEL) as part of IEEE Xplore. All authors who have been accepted must register for the conference and attend the conference to present their paper. Authors who do not attend the conference to present their papers, or arrange for a co-author or knowledgeable colleague to present their paper in the absence of the primary author, will not have their paper published in the IEEE IEL and IEEE Xplore, per latest IEEE policy.

1. Prepare the final version of the manuscript using the paper templates linked below.

Paper Templates

REMEMBER: the final version of a paper in the format given above CANNOT EXCEED 6 PAGES. NO EXCEPTION IS ALLOWED.

2. Register online.

You MUST register before uploading your final paper. Papers will be included in the proceedings only if at least one author has registered and paid the FULL IEEE Member or Non-Member registration fee by June 15, 2012. Student fees do not ensure publication of a paper - no exceptions. One full registration covers only one (1) paper. To guarantee inclusion in the proceedings of more than one (1) paper, the author must pay a USD $50 surcharge for each paper in excess. If you need to register by bank transfer, please contact Lauren Pasquarelli, IST 2012 Administrator.


3. An electronic version of the final manuscript must be generated for the conference proceedings.

From the final manuscript formatted as instructed above, authors must generate the electronic version in PDF format. Regardless of its initial format, the file containing the final version of the paper must be transformed in the PDF format using the IEEE PDF express web tool. PDF files generated by means of other tools are not acceptable.

To generate the IEEE Xplore compatible PDF file of your paper, follow these steps:

Create your IEEE PDF eXpress account by going to: http://www.pdf-express.org and using Conference ID: ist12x

The first time you access the system, please follow the link to New user. Please note that, in order to access the service, you need to allow the use of cookies from the PDF eXpress web site. Once you have registered as a new user:

   1. upload the source file (containing your paper) for conversion
   2. receive by e-mail the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF of your paper. Once you’ve received your PDF file, upload it to EDAS

4. Send the electronic version of the final manuscript, complete the presenter's biography form, and submit the copyright form through EDAS by June 15, 2012.

   4.1. Once you receive your Xplore compatible PDF, log in at http://edas.info

   4.2. Upload you paper.
Click the My Papers tab. Click the upload icon (third column from the right) and a dialog box will open that will enable you to select and upload your paper via the web or via FTP.

   4.3. Fill in and sign the IEEE Copyright Transfer form.
The IEEE is enforcing strict copyright rules. For your convenience, the copyright form is made available electronically through EDAS. To access the copyright form, click on the 'My Papers' tab and then click on the copyright icon under the copyright column (second column from the right). Authors who are not authorized to sign a copyright transfer form, should download the paper version of a copyright transfer form, fill it in, and ask an authorized person to sign it.Then, send the completed form to the IST 2012 Administrator by fax: +1 (352) 872 5545.

   4.4. Prepare the presenter's biography form.
Please declare who will be presenting the paper at the conference on EDAS. To do this, click the 'My Papers' tab, click on your paper title, and then click the Change/Add icon in the Presenter row. Indicate who will present the paper and click Choose presenter. Presenters must fill out a short bio (50 word max) on EDAS by going to the ‘My Profile’ tab and filling in the information in the ‘Brief bio’ field. Information in this form will be used by the session chairperson to introduce the presenter.


If authors like to post their papers electronically on any web site, any ftp site, or any other electronic dissemination technique, they must include the IEEE Copyright notice on the initial screen displaying the IEEE-copyrighted material.


Contact the IST 2012 Administrator:
Lauren Pasquarelli
Conference Catalysts, LLC



Register Online Here!

Registration fees are listed below in USD:


Till June 15, 2012
Advance Registration

After June15, 2012
Late and On-Site Registration

IEEE Member






Student, IEEE Life-Member



 * Conference registration includes access to all technical sessions, breaks, lunches and banquet dinner, as well as a copy of the Proceedings.


Do not jeopardize the publication of your work in the proceedings! An accepted paper will be published in the proceedings only if the full-fee registration payment for one of the authors is received and correctly processed by June 15, 2012 - no exceptions. Only member or non-member fees are allowed to cover the publication of an accepted paper. Student registration fees cannot be used to guarantee the publication of an accepted paper. If the author registering to cover the paper publication is a student, he has to pay the appropriate member or non-member fee. Members to whom the society bylaws grant special discounts (e.g., Life members of the IEEE) cannot use the discounted rates to cover the publication of an accepted paper: they have to pay the member fee.

One author registration will cover the publication expenses of only one accepted paper. For each additional accepted paper associated to the same registration, a 50 US$ printing contribution will be charged. In the case no registration has been received and correctly processed to cover the paper publication, the conference organizers will contact the authors before the paper is removed from the proceedings.

To qualify for member rates, the membership number must be provided in the registration form. No exception.


If you require an invitation letter to obtain a visa, please forward your registration confirmation with a request for the invitation letter to the IST 2012 Administrator. You must be registered for the conference before an invitation letter is issued.


For further information concerning your registration, please, contact only the IST Administrator and be sure to include the conference name in the subject line:

Lauren Pasquarelli