[vslist] Call for Papers - WAPCV 2004

Paletta, Lucas lucas.paletta at joanneum.at
Sat Jan 17 11:01:01 GMT 2004

          *** Last Call for Papers ***

                  WAPCV  2004 
         2nd International Workshop on 
  Attention and Performance in Computational Vision

                 May 15, 2004
             Prague, Czech Republic

WAPCV 2004 is held in conjunction with ECCV 2004 
WAPCV 2004 is supported by ECVision


Full paper submission:         January 31, 2004
Notification of acceptance:      March 15, 2004 
Final paper submission:          April 16, 2004 
Workshop day:                      May 15, 2004  


Lucas Paletta, Joanneum Research, Austria
John K. Tsotsos, York University, Canada
Erich Rome, Fraunhofer AIS, Germany
Glyn W. Humphreys, University of Birmingham, UK


Minoru Asada, Osaka University, Japan
Leonardo Chelazzi, University of Verona, Italy
James J. Clark, McGill University, Canada
Bruce A. Draper, Colorado State University, USA
Robert B. Fisher, University of Edinburgh, UK
Horst-Michael Gross, Technical University Ilmenau, Germany
Fred Hamker, University of Muenster, Germany
John M. Henderson, Michigan State Univ., USA
Laurent Itti, University of Southern California, USA
Christof Koch, California Institute of Technology, USA
Bastian Leibe, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Michael Lindenbaum, Technion, Israel
Baerbel Mertsching, University of Paderborn, Germany
Nikos Paragios, ENPC Paris, France
Sajit Rao, University of Genova, Italy
Antonio Torralba, MIT, USA
Jeremy Wolfe, Harvard University, USA
Hezy Yeshurun, Tel-Aviv University, Israel


Recently, cognitive psychology has discovered attention mechanisms to play a key role in object recognition and scene interpretation, resulting in innovative computational attention architectures modelling human perception. The development of enabling technologies such as video surveillance systems, miniaturised mobile sensors, and ambient intelligence systems involves the real-time analysis of enormous quantities of data. Knowledge has to be applied about what needs to be attended to, and when, and what to do in a meaningful sequence, in correspondence with visual feedback. Concurrently, the fundamental need for cognitive vision methodologies has been broadly recognised. Methods on attention and control are mandatory to render computer vision systems more robust. 

This workshop will provide an interdisciplinary forum to present and communicate methodologies and concepts from computer vision, cognitive psychology, autonomous systems research and neuroscience with respect to theory and application of visual attention. We expect investigations to focus on computational models of attention, to outline relevant objectives for performance comparison, to document and to investigate promising application domains, and to discuss it with reference to other aspects of cognitive vision. 

However, contributions to computational models of visual attention - machine or human perception based - must be the central theme of successful submissions. 

TOPICS OF INTEREST include but are not limited to the following:

Methodologies and Concepts: 
    Computational architectures of attention 
    Attention and control of vision processes 
    Attention in object and scene recognition 
    Cognitive vision 
    Learning for attention 
    Information selection and fusion 
    Engineering of vision based behavior 
    Perceptual organization 
    Biologically motivated machine attention 

    Video analysis and surveillance 
    Robotic systems 
    Mobile computing 


John K. Tsotsos
  Director of Center for Vision Research
  Department of Computer Science
  York University, Toronto, Canada

Gustavo Deco
  Computational Neuroscience 
  Department of Technology
  Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain


Lucas Paletta
Joanneum Research - Institute of Digital Image Processing 
Wastiangasse 6, A-8010 Graz, Austria 
Phone : +43 (316) 876-1769 / Fax: +43 (316) 876-91769 
Mobile: +43 699 1876 1769 
lucas.paletta at joanneum.at / http://dib.joanneum.ac.at/cape 

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