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in Images and Video

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Detailed ICVSS 2011 Programme

Posters Submitted to ICVSS 2011

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 images and videos.

The fifth edition of the International Computer Vision Summer School aims to provide both an objective and clear overview and an in-depth analysis of the state-of-the-art research in Computer Vision and covers the three main areas of registration, recognition and reconstruction in images and videos.

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 as well as examples of their successful commercialisation.

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.


Andrew Fitzgibbon
Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK

William T. Freeman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Martial Hebert
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Ivan Laptev
INRIA, France

Jiri Matas
Czech Technical University, Prague

Vittorio Murino
University of Verona, Italy
Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

Shmuel Peleg
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Kari Pulli
NVidia Research, USA

Ramesh Raskar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Guillermo Sapiro
University of Minnesota, USA

Josef Sivic
INRIA, France

Stefano Soatto
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Steven Seitz
University of Washington, USA
Google Corporation, USA

Lorenzo Torresani
Dartmouth College, USA

Steve Zucker
Yale University, 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 expected school fee will be in the order of 600,00 € for Master and Phd students, 750 € for others academic position and 900 € for all the others. The fee will include, all courses, handling material, coffee breaks, welcome cocktail, bus service from Catania Airport to School Location and viceversa, WiFi Internet Connession, a guided tour and social dinner to Ragusa Ibla, a folcloristic exhibition of the Herbessus Sicilian Group Dancers, and bus service from School Location to Catania, Siracusa and Taormina at the end of the school.

The application at ICVSS 2011 should be done before 21 March 2011. Applicants will receive notification of acceptance by 31 March 2011.

Accepted students may submit a poster to present their research activity. The poster should be submitted before 10 May 2011. 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 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 grant.

During a typical PhD and subsequent research year, students will read probably more than 100 papers. Reading research papers is a skill that can be acquired and that is very different from reading a novel. This session is to introduce students to that skill.

Good ideas have deep roots. Understanding such roots is key to being able to generate new ideas moving forward. The main goal of the Reading Group is to practice ways in which exploration of these roots can be performed. The homework prior to the commencement of the school consists in studying (not just reading) one or more of the references provided by the school commitee, and tracing the ideas as far back as you can.

Detailed instructions will be sent to students after acceptance notification.

Student Application: 21 March 2011
Notification Acceptance: 31 March 2011
Early Registration: 20 April 2011
Late Registration (with extra payment of 150 €): After 20 April 2011
Accommodation Reservation at Hotel Village Baia Samuele: 20 April 2011
Poster Submission: 10 May 2011
Local Arrangements Information: 14 June 2011
Notification of Decision for Oral Presentation: 16 June 2011
Submission for Reading Group Competition: 12 July 2011

ICVSS 2011 will be hosted by Hotel Village Baia Samuele in Punta Sampieri - Scicli (Ragusa), Sicily from 10-17 July 2011. 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 will be hosted at Hotel Village
Baia Samuele (school location) at very special rates. ICVSS participants must make reservations for accommodation no later than 20 April 2011, using the accommodation reservation form (Accommodation Reservation Module) to be sent by fax (+39 0932848603) directly to Baia Samuele reception. After 20 April 2011 there is no guarantee for reservations in Hotel Village Baia Samuele.

The prices for ICVSS participants are the follows:

Accommodation in Hotel from 10 (in) to 16 (out)
Single Room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner € 800 per pax
Double room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner € 700 per pax
Triple room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner € 650 per pax
Accommodation in Village from 10 (in) to 16 (out)
Single Room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner € 750 per pax
Double room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner € 650 per pax
Triple room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner € 600 per pax
Quadruple room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner € 425 per pax
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 bus service will be provided by the school (without charge):

FROM TO DEPARTURE - Sunday 10 July 2011 ARRIVAL - Sunday 10 July 2011
Catania Airport School Location 12.00 14.00
Catania Airport School Location 18.30 20.30

FROM TO DEPARTURE - Saturday 16 July 2011 ARRIVAL - Saturday 16 July 2011
School Location Siracusa 8.30 9.30
School Location Catania Airport 8.30 10.30
School Location Catania 8.30 10.45
School Location Taormina 8.30 11.30

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