[visionlist] Paper Length for SVRHM 2021

Arturo Deza arturodeza at gmail.com
Sun Oct 3 23:42:56 -04 2021

Hi everyone,

We've been getting several emails wrt the paper length at the time of
submission to SVRHM.* The main paper length at the time of submission is 5
pages maximum (including figures and excluding references)*. The total
paper length with supplementary material and references is a max of 15

[Main paper length will be extended to 6 pages *only after decisions are
announced for accepted papers* to incorporate feedback from reviewers].


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)

   Biologically-driven self-supervision

   Perceptual invariance and metamerism

   Biologically-informed strategies to mitigate adversarial vulnerability

   Foveation, active perception, and attention models

   Intuitive physics

   Biologically inspired Generative Models

   Perceptual and cognitive robustness

   Nuances and noise in perceptual and cognitive systems

   Creative problem-solving

   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

   New: Biologically-inspired Applications to Augmented and/or Virtual

   New: Computational Aesthetics/Memorability/Humor/Virality

   New: Understanding of novel hand-engineered models e.g. Transformers and
   Capsule Network

We will be awarding a new NVIDIA Titan RTX 3080 as the Diversity in AI Best
Paper Award, and an *Oculus Quest* for Best Paper Award, we will also be
reimbursing Full NeurIPS registration of first authors of accepted papers,
and potentially giving Top Reviewer Awards. More 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
Tier-1 venues.

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 December 13th 2021. *

Looking forward to seeing you all!


The Organizers

Arturo Deza, Joshua Peterson, Apruva Ratan Murty, Tom Griffiths

The SVRHM workshop is currently sponsored by MIT’s Center for Brains, Minds
and Machines (CBMM), National Science Foundation (NSF), NVIDIA & Facebook
Reality Labs.

Arturo Deza, Ph.D.
PostDoctoral Research Associate
Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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