[visionlist] [Call for Papers] Shared Visual Representations in Human and Machine Intelligence (SVRHM 2021 @ NeurIPS)
arturodeza at gmail.com
Thu Sep 9 22:10:24 -04 2021
The goal of the Third Workshop on Shared Visual Representations in Human
and Machine Intelligence (SVRHM) at NeurIPS 2021 is to discuss and
disseminate relevant findings and parallels between the computational
neuro/cognitive science and machine learning/artificial intelligence
In the past few years, machine learning tools — especially deep neural
networks — have permeated the vision/cognitive/neuroscience communities to
become the leading computational models that describe many cognitive tasks.
Huge strides are also being made in the machine learning/artificial
intelligence community with biologically inspired algorithms providing
large efficiency gains in both computational and learning capabilities.
However, many mysteries remain with regards to the alignment of human and
machine perception, and there are cases where we see divergent rather than
convergent representations. To resolve such questions, this workshop aims
to bring fruitful discussions between scientists and engineers with
multi-disciplinary backgrounds to review the recent progress in shared
visual representations in both humans and machines, and in doing so
identifying road-blocks and areas of interest to further accelerate the
growth of both fields.
The workshop will include a series of talks and panel discussions from a
diverse group of speakers from both industry and academia who will share
their research at the intersection of humans and machines that pushes the
field of vision forward. The aim of our Call for Papers is to bring
together scientists and engineers to share their work in progress at the
Poster Session that are applicable to the scope of the Workshop. Similar to
last year's SVRHM, the 4 highest scoring papers will also be awarded an
Oral Presentation entry in the program.
The following areas provide a sense of suitable topics for 5 page paper
Biological inspiration and inductive bias in vision
Human-relevant strategies for robustness and generalization
New datasets (e.g., for comparing humans/animals and machines)
Perceptual invariance and metamerism
Biologically-informed strategies to mitigate adversarial vulnerability
Foveation, active perception, and attention models
Biologically inspired Generative Models
Perceptual and cognitive robustness
Nuances and noise in perceptual and cognitive systems
Differences and similarities between humans and deep neural networks
Canonical computations in biological and artificial systems
Alternative architectures for deep neural networks
Reverse engineering of the human visual system via deep neural networks
Biologically-inspired Applications to Augmented and/or Virtual Reality
Understanding of novel hand-engineered models e.g. Transformers and
We will be awarding a new NVIDIA Titan RTX 3080 as the Diversity in AI Best
Paper Award, we will also be reimbursing Full NeurIPS registration of first
authors of accepted papers, and potentially giving Top Reviewer Awards.
More Best Paper Awards to come soon!
Link to the workshop with additional details for the Call for Papers:
Link to Paper workshop submission:
The submission deadline is October 8th, 11.59pm PST, 2021.
Paper Acceptance: There will be no cap on paper acceptance percentage and
our criteria for acceptance will continue to be to accept all papers with
an average (1-10) score of 5.5 and above. Note: Paper And Reviewing
standards are still very high and there is currently an approximate 60%
acceptance rate with very high quality works that are later published in
Reviewing: If you are interested in becoming a Reviewer and have
published/reviewed for this or similar venues before, please feel free to
contact us as we are aiming for providing 3-4 reviews per submitted paper.
We are also continually looking for more sponsors that may provide Best
Paper or Best Reviewer Awards.
All questions & inquiries regarding the workshop should be sent to:
svrhm2021 at gmail.com and/or by directly contacting any of the organizers.
The workshop will happen *Virtually* this year on either December 13th
Looking forward to seeing you all!
Arturo Deza, Joshua Peterson, Apruva Ratan Murty, Tom Griffiths
The SVRHM workshop is currently sponsored by MIT’s Center from Brains,
Minds and Machines (CBMM), National Science Foundation (NSF) & NVIDIA.
Arturo Deza, Ph.D.
PostDoctoral Research Associate
Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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