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ICVSS 2008 - Student Application



An essential and challenging problem in Computer Vision is the ability to infer the geometric structure and the semantic meaning of scenes, objects and surfaces captured by one or more cameras. Several theories and algorithms have been proposed to accurately reconstruct scene and object in an automatic way from still images and video. Recent studies have pointed out the importance of combining the reconstruction procedures with the recognition tasks in solving the problem of inferring satisfactorily the geometric structure of scenes and objects. 

The second edition of the International Computer Vision Summer School is aimed to provide an objective, clear and in-depth summary of the state-of-the-art research in 3D Reconstruction and Recognition of Scenes, Objects and Surfaces. 
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 in solving reconstruction and recognition for real application problems.

The School is especially aimed to provide a stimulating space for researchers and Ph.D. Students. The participants will benefit from direct interaction and discussions with world leaders in computer vision and machine learning. 
Participants will have also the possibility to present the results of their research on the topic of the school, and to interact with their scientific peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.


Andrew Fitzgibbon
Microsoft Research Ltd, Cambridge, UK

Luc Van Gool
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Jan Koenderink
Utrecht University, Netherlands

Andrew Zisserman
University of Oxford, UK

Silvio Savarese
University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, USA



Carlos Hernndez
Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, Cambridge, UK

George Vogiatzis
Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, Cambridge, UK


Andrea Cavallaro
Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Matthew Brown
University of British Columbia, Canada


Jamie Shotton
Toshiba, Multimedia Laboratory, Corporate R&D Center Kawasaki, Japan

Coming Soon...


The school will be open to about 100 qualified, motivated and pre-selected candidates. 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 Phd students, 700  for others academic position and 800  for all the others. 
The application should be done before 21 March 2008. 
The fee will include, all courses, the workshop, handling material, coffee breaks, welcome cocktail, bus service from Catania Airport to School Location and viceversa, WiFi Internet Connession, a social guided tour to Siracusa, a social dinner to Ragusa Ibla and a folcloristic exhibition of the Herbessus Sicilian Group Dancers. Late registration and on-site payment can be done with an extra payment of 150 .


Accepted students may submit a poster to present their research activity. 
A selected subset from the submitted poster will be selected by the school committee for a short presentation. 
A best presentation prize of 600  (supported by Toshiba) will be given to the best presentation selected by the school committee.


A scholarship of 700 euros (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 2008
Notification Acceptance: 31 March 2008
Early Registration: 10 April 2008
Late Registration(with extra payment of 150 ): After 10 April 2008 Poster Submission: 10 May 2008 Notification of Decision for Oral Presentation: 25 June 2008


ICVSS 2008 will be hosted by Hotel Village Baia Samuele in Punta Sampieri - Scicli (Ragusa), Sicily from 14-19 July 2008. 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.


Roberto Cipolla, University of Cambridge, UK
Sebastiano Battiato, University of Catania, IT
Giovanni Gallo, University of Catania, IT
Giovanni Maria Farinella, University of Catania, IT          

Andrew Fitzgibbon, Microsoft Research Ltd, Cambridge, UK
Luc Van Gool, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Jan Koenderink, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Andrew Zisserman, University of Oxford, UK
Silvio Savarese, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Advanced Tutorials 
Carlos Hernndez, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, Cambridge, UK
George Vogiatzis, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, Cambridge, UK

Advanced Research Seminars 
Andrea Cavallaro, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Matthew Brown, University of British Columbia, Canada

Laboratory, Demonstration, Implementation Details
Jamie Shotton Toshiba, Corporate R&D Center Kawasaki, Japan

Local Organizers
IPLAB Staff, University of Catania, IT 

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