[visionlist] AVA/GDR Xmas Meeting: Call for papers

Meese, Timothy S t.s.meese at aston.ac.uk
Fri Sep 17 10:46:39 GMT 2010

Dear all - apologies for multiple postings.

We will be celebrating fifteen years of AVA Christmas Meetings with a
joint French-British event co-organized by the AVA and the Groupement de
Recherche Vision (CNRS, France).

It takes place over one day and a half (17th and 18th of December
2010) at the Biomédicale des Saints Pères (one of the two medical
schools of Paris Descartes University) located at 45 rue des Saints
Pères, 75006.

The meeting will be organized under the auspices of and sponsored by
GDR-Vision/CNRS,AVA, Paris Descartes University, Paris School of
Neuroscience and Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception.

This year's invited talks will be given by:

1) John-Dylan Haynes: CRS guest lecture (Bernstein Center for Computational
Neuroscience, Berlin, Germany)
2) Laura Pisella (Lyon Neuroscience Federation Institute, France)
3) Andrew Welchman: 2010 AVA Marr Medal winner (Birmingham University, UK)

Abstracts (max length: 250 words) should be submitted by November 1st
on this website:


Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and published in the journal
Perception (so long as presenting authors attend the meeting) and
should cover previously unreported research on any aspect of vision in
humans, animals and machines.

Abstracts must be in the standard format for ECVP/Perception, examples
of which can be seen at:


References should be given in the body of the abstract in full, but
without the title. e.g. (Rayner et al, 2001, Vis Res, 41, 943-954)
Unless otherwise stated (at the end of the abstract), it will be
assumed that the first author will be the presenting author.

Speakers should use their own laptop or bring a powerpoint
presentation on a memory stick.

The organizers will try to accommodate preferences for a talk or
poster but the number of submissions that this meeting now attracts
means that this is not always possible.

Note that the area around the venue is one of the most famous of Paris
(Saint Germain des Près) so that hotels in the very vicinity are
rather expensive (3 stars at least with starting prices close to
200€). However, about 20 minutes of a very pleasant (and even
exciting) walk east along Bvd Saint Germain, once you cross Bvd Saint
Michel and enter the 5th district (arrondissment) you'll find quite a
few 2 stars hotels particularly on rue des Ecoles (a few steps from La
Sorbonne, a very nice area indeed).

On your way to rue des Ecole at about mid-distance and slightly south
you'll find the 2 stars Hotel Michelet (6 Place de l'Odéon, 75006
Paris) extremely well located and pleasantly affordable (starting 90€).
Please note that the stars given by Google Maps to these hotels do not
match the actual stars of the hotels. So, before giving up on a
hotel based on Google's stars, go to the hotel's website itself and
check its prices.

Further details about hotel accommodation can be found at our conference
site (http:/www.theava.net/conf/) under ‘Conference Information’ at the
bottom of the AVA Christmas Meeting 2010 page. Contact details are also
available at this website.

We look forward to seeing you on the 17th of December.

The Organising Team.


Dr Tim S Meese     
School of Life and Health Sciences
Aston University   
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET UK     

Voice: +44 (0)121 204 3000 (switchboard)
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e-mail: t.s.meese at aston.ac.uk


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