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Posters Submitted to ICVSS 2010

Computer vision is the science and technology of making machines that see. It is concerned with the theory, design and implementation of algorithms that can automatically process visual data to recognize objects, track and recover their shape and spatial layout.

The fourth edition of the International Computer Vision Summer School aims to provide an objective and clear overview of the state-of-the-art in the areas of recognition and reconstruction and focuses on registration and video analysis.

The courses will be delivered by world renowned experts in the field, from both academia and industry, and will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of real Computer Vision problems. The school aims to provide a stimulating opportunity for young researchers and Ph.D. students. The participants will benefit from direct interaction and discussions with world leaders in Computer Vision. Participants will also have the possibility to present the results of their research, and to interact with their scientific peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.


Alberto Broggi
University of Parma, IT

Paul Debevec
University of Southern California, USA

Tim Cootes
University of Manchester, UK

Mark Everingham
University of Leeds, UK

Brendan J. Frey
University of Toronto, CA

Pascal Fua
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH

Kristen Grauman
University of Texas at Austin, USA

Michal Irani
The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Julian Morris
Oxford Metrics Group & 2d3 Ltd, UK

Marc Pollefeys
ETH, Zurich

Patrick Pérez
Technicolor Corporate Research, FR

Tomaso Poggio
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Stefano Soatto

Rick Szeliski
Microsoft Research Ltd,
Redmond, USA

The school will be open to about 100 qualified, motivated and pre-selected candidates.

Master Students, Ph. D. students, Post-Docs, young researchers (both academic and industrial), senior researchers (both academic and industrial) or academic/industrial professionals are encouraged to apply.

The application at ICVSS 2010 should be done before 21 March 2010. Applicants will receive notification of acceptance by 31 March 2010.

Accepted students may submit a poster to present their research activity. The poster should be submitted before 10 May 2010. Suitable space will be reserved to students for showing their posters. The electronic version of the posters will also be available from the ICVSS web site.

A selected subset from the submitted posters will be selected by the school committee for short oral presentation. A best presentation prize (supported by Toshiba Research Europe) will be given to the best presentation selected by the school committee.

A scholarship (grant offered by the GIRPR) will be awarded to the best PhD student attending the school. The decision will be made by the school committee at the time of the school, taking into account candidates'cv, poster and oral presentation. All PhD students attending the school will be considered for the GIRPR grant.

Student Application: 21 March 2010
Notification Acceptance: 31 March 2010
Early Registration: 15 April 2010
Late Registration (with extra payment of 150 €): After 15 April 2010
Accommodation Reservation at Hotel Village Baia Samuele: 15 April 2010
Poster Submission: 10 May 2010
Local Arrangements Information: 14 June 2010
Notification of Decision for Oral Presentation: 16 June 2010

ICVSS 2010 will be hosted by Hotel Village Baia Samuele in Punta Sampieri - Scicli (Ragusa), Sicily from 12-17 July 2010. Sicily is one of the most beautiful islands of the Mediterranean. The island is very rich in archeological sites from various Ancient Civilizations. The sea, weather, food and the wine are excellent.
In particular Punta Sampieri - Scicli (RG) is located in the south east of Sicily in a late Baroque area called Val di Noto. The Val di Noto area is included in the Unesco World Heritage List and includes eight nearby towns: Caltagirone, Militello Val di Catania, Catania, Modica, Noto, Palazzolo, Ragusa and Scicli.
The location of the school rises in the middle of an ample bay delimited on the west from Sampieri and on the east from a cliff, on which is founded an ancient furnace, rare example of industrial archaeology. The Hotel Village “Baia Samuele” stretches in a gentle slant to the beach: 120 thousand square meters delimited from rows of secular cypresses. An ultramodern village with an original architecture, pleasant design and all comforts you can imagine. The frame of plants and flowers, typical of this angle of Sicily, in front of the island of Malta, completes this gilded dream of the Mediterranean.

ICVSS participants may choose either to stay at Hotel Village
Baia Samuele (school location) at very special rates. ICVSS participants must make reservations for accommodation at Hotel Village Baia Samuele, no later than 15th April 2010, using the attached form (Accommodation Reservation Module) to be sent by fax (+39 0932848603) to Baia Samuele reception. After 15th April 2010 there is no guarantee for reservations in Hotel Village Baia Samuele. For any further information please send an email to Baia Samuele Staff baiasamuele@igrandiviaggi.it (To the attention of Giuseppe Sigona).

The prices for ICVSS participants are the follows:

Accommodation in Hotel
Single Room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner 150 Euro - pax - per day
Double room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner 130 Euro - pax - per day
Accommodation in Village
Single Room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner 135 Euro - pax - per day
Double room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner 110 Euro - pax - per day
Triple room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner 105 Euro - pax - per day
Reductions for children sleeping in parents room are:  
Children from 0 to 2 years 80% of reduction
Children from 2 to 6 years 50% of reduction
Children from 6 to 12 years 30% of reduction

The following accommodations are located near Sampieri city (1 Km far from School Location):

Hotel Le Dune
Via Cipro 31, Sampieri, 97018 Scicli (RG)
tel. 0932 939248, fax. 0932 939156
Poggio Bella Vista
Contrada Trippatore, Sampieri, 97010 Scicli (RG)
tel./fax. 0932 939068
Residence Marsa Siclà

Appartamenti Vacanze Unesco

The following bus service will be provided by the school (without charge):

FROM TO DEPARTURE - Sunday 11 July 2010 ARRIVAL - Sunday 11 July 2010
Catania Airport School Location - Baia Samuele 12.00 14.00
Catania Airport School Location - Baia Samuele 18.30 20.30

FROM TO DEPARTURE - Saturday 17 July 2010 ARRIVAL - Saturday 17 July 2010
School Location - Baia Samuele Siracusa 8.30 9.30
School Location - Baia Samuele Catania Airport 8.30 10.30
School Location - Baia Samuele Catania 8.30 10.45
School Location - Baia Samuele Taormina 8.30 11.30

FROM TO DEPARTURE - Sunday 18 July 2010 ARRIVAL - Sunday 18 July 2010
Baia Samuele Catania Airport 8.30 10.30

A shuttle service is available provided by Eraclea Travels Staff. Reservation can be done directly on site during the school or by email to
info@eracletravels.it (To the attention of Dr. Barbara Iurato)

The following indications can be used for participants who want to use public transportation:

Catania Airport --> Pozzallo Station --> School Location (Baia Samuele)
From Catania Airport to Pozzallo Train Station Bus - AST Lines
From Pozzallo Train Station to School Location Taxi to Baia Samuele

School Location (Baia Samuele) --> Pozzallo Station --> Catania Airport
School Location to Pozzallo Train Station Taxi to Pozzallo Train Station
From Pozzallo Train Station to Catania Airport Bus - AST Lines

Route 1 (From Catania to School Location through Ragusa):

Catania - Ragusa (SS 194), go on in direction Marina di Modica, go out at the exit for Sampieri-Marina di Modica. 2 Km after Marina di Modica you arrive to the village.
Get Detailed map on Route 1

Route 2 (From Catania to School Location through Siracusa):
Catania - Siracusa (SS 114), Siracusa-Gela (A18), go on in direction Pozzallo (SS 115), go on direction Sampieri-Marina di Modica. 2 Km after Marina di Modica you arrive to the village.
Get Detailed map on Route 2

Route 3 (From Palermo to School Location through Caltanissetta):
Palermo - Caltanissetta (A 19), Exit SS 626 Caltanissetta/Gela/Agrigento, go on in direction Modica by SS 115, go on direction Sampieri-Marina di Modica. 2 Km after Marina di Modica you arrive to the village.
Get Detailed map on Route 3

Useful informations on Flights and Car Rental can be found here


Red markers indicate Catania Airport and the School Location.

For more information, send an email to: icvss@dmi.unict.it