The Social Impact of Computer Vision
submission is: 15 June 2013
This essay competition reflects the importance of considering the “real
world” social impact of technology alongside the fundamental goals
of basic R&D.
Computer Vision is an area of scientific and technological development
that will continue to have a profound impact on society. It will redefine
the way in which information technology intersects and interfaces with
medicine, it will play a key role in the care of an ageing population
and it is already a fundamental aspect of modern security technology.
Participants in the competition may write a piece of original work on
the topic reported below.
There are no style guidelines, or “correct answers”. You may
reference any sources you wish (from any field of thought / endeavor).
is a strict word limit of 1,500 words, excluding citations and footnotes.
Through an entirely subjective, qualitative and irreproducible selection
process, the successful essayist will have his €500 attendance fees
at the ICVSS 2013 reimbursed.
should be sent in PDF or Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your name, email address and university/ organization should be written
at the top of your essay. Deadline for submission is 15 June 2013. The
winner of the competition will be announced on 19 July 2013. The essays
will be shared with fellow summer school attendees.
The Visually Impaired and the Ageing Society: the beneficial
use of computer vision in these contexts. Discuss.
All reports submitted for the essay competition will be accessible on
15 July 2013.
prize was assigned to:
Rina Rudyanto, University of Navarra, Spain
University of Southern California, USA
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
University of Heidelberg, Germany
Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
University of Montenegro, Montenegro
University of Trento, Italy
Nattamai Sekar, University of Rome, Italy
University of California, USA
Cirera, Computer Vision Center, Spain
Centre for Applied Medical Research, Pamplona, Spain
Lakani, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Sousa, Vienna University of Technology,Austria
Dev, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Singapore
University of Rome, Italy