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ESSAY COMPETITION - The Social Impact of Computer Vision
Deadline for submission is: 15 June 2016

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 and other disciplines, 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). You may contextualize the discussion to your specific area of investigation and research interest. It is however requested that the discussion be scientific and grounded on current technological and research achievements, e.g. start-ups, patents, publications. There is a strict word limit of 1,500 words, excluding citations and footnotes. Through an entirely subjective, qualitative and irreproducible selection process, one successful essay will have his €525 attendance fees at the ICVSS 2016 reimbursed. The winner of the competition will have the opportunity to be interviewed for an article of newsletter IAPR.

Submissions should be sent in PDF or Word format to icvss@dmi.unict.it. Your name, email address and university/ organization should be written at the top of your essay. Deadline for submission is 15 June 2016. The winner of the competition will be announced on 22 July 2016. The essays will be shared with fellow summer school attendees.

Essay Topic:
Assistive computer vision: ten years of technological transfer and research with future prospects.

All reports submitted for the essay competition will be accessible on 18 July 2016.

The prize was assigned to
Ksenia Grozdova, Kings College London - EPSRC CDT in Medical Imaging, United Kingdom

Behzad Mirmahboub, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

Andres Burbano, Paris-Saclay and Shopline, France

Doris Antensteiner, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria

Floris Gisolf, Dutch Safety Board - University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ksenia Grozdova, Kings College London - EPSRC CDT in Medical Imaging, United Kingdom

Liqian Ma, Peking University, China

David Mascarenas, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

Muhammad Febrian Rachmadi, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Sankaraiah Sreeramula, Fusionex International, Malaysia

David Tellez, Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Vanya Valindria, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

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