Computer Vision: What Happens Next?
The tenth 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. The last decade has seen a revolution in the theory and application of computer vision and machine learning. In this special edition we look at the future: what will happen next?
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.
Courses details are available here.
SPECIAL SESSION - Industry meets Student
In addition to the academic programme, we are organizing a special session to allow students to meet and learn about the opportunities and activities at the world leading research laboratories and companies which are exploiting computer vision.
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 525,00 € for Master and Phd students, 750 € for other academic positions and 960 € for all the others. The fee will include all course materials, coffee breaks, bus service from Catania Airport to School Location and viceversa, WiFi Internet Connection, a guided tour, a social dinner, a party on the beach, a folkloristic exhibition and bus service from School Location to Catania, Siracusa and Taormina at the end of the school.
Applications to attend ICVSS 2016 should be received before 31 March 2016. Applicants will receive notification of acceptance by 15 April 2016.
Applications can be done through the online module.
More information about the submission procedure is available here.
GROUP (WITH PRIZE!)
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.
COMPETITION - The Social Impact of Computer Vision
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.
Submissions 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 2016. The winner of the competition will be announced on 22 July 2016. The essays will be shared with fellow summer school attendees.
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