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VISUM 2015 : VISion Understanding and Machine Intelligence


When Jul 2, 2015 - Jul 9, 2015
Where Porto, Portugal
Submission Deadline Mar 1, 2015
Notification Due Mar 8, 2015
Final Version Due Apr 10, 2015
Categories    computer vision   machine learning   image processing   summer school

Call For Papers

Call for Participation

3rd VISion Understanding and Machine intelligence summer school

Porto, Portugal

2-9 July, 2015

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We invite everyone with interests in computer vision to attend the 3rd VISion Understanding and Machine intelligence summer school, at ATMOSFERA M in Porto, Portugal. At visum you can find an expert multicultural environment, aiming to foster junior researchers’ awareness of computer vision topics, as well as to enhance all attendees’ knowledge regarding the state of the art, provided by leading international experts on the field. Being an area of great potential in industrial applications with a strong increase in the number of researchers in these last years, visum summer school will be an incredible opportunity.
Important Dates

Application Deadline: March 1, 2015
Decision: March 8, 2015
Early Registration: April 10, 2015
Late Registration: May 8, 2015

Summer School: July 2-9, 2015

Visum will comprise three main tracks

1. Fundamental subjects
2. Examples of computer vision applications
3. Industrial session

Each one with extensive practical “hands-on” sessions

:: Topics ::
Randomised Decision Forests and Tree-structured Algorithms in Computer Vision: Tae-Kyun Kim, Imperial College London, UK
Local Features Extraction and Description: Jiri Matas, Czech Technical University, CZ
Document Image Analysis: Alicia Fornes, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ES
Scene Understanding: Martial Hebert, CMU, USA
Automatic Facial Expression Recognition: Michel Valstar, University of Nottingham, UK
RGB-D Cameras: Thomas Whelan, Imperial College London, UK

:: Applications ::
Point Clouds 3D*: João P. Costeira, IST, PT
* Tentative titles

:: Industry Track ::

ASAP54 (
Daniel Heesch

Enermeter (
Manuel João Ferreira

Philips (
Jacek Kustra

visum will take place in Porto, Portugal’s second-largest city, European Best Destination 2012 and Lonely Planet’s top 10 for 2013. Here, you can find famous baroque style monuments, the worldwide known Port Wine cellars, always having the World Heritage Douro River as the background of this youthful, active and charming city. visum’s program includes social activities.


*Tattva Design Hostel*
Students will have 10% of discount. The prices include: Buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi all over the building, 4 computers in Lounge area, free linen, free locks, free City Maps, free Luggage Storage, free Portuguese Lessons, free Walking Tours, Happy Hour (exclusive prices for TattvaBar for guests).

*Hotel da Música*
All accepted participants will have a special price included in visum’s fees. Hotel da Música is a luxurious 4-star property set in a prime location in the centre of Porto. Local tourist attractions such as Rotunda da Boavista, Casa da Musica and Hospital Militar are not far from the hotel. Hotel da Música is equipped with free wifi. For more details please follow the link: and do not forget to check the special conditions at

Please visit our webpage for up to date information:
We are looking forward for your participation!

visum organising committee
Tiago Esteves, INEB, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Kelwin Fernandes, INESC TEC, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Eduardo Marques, INESC TEC, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Ana Rebelo, INESC TEC, Universidade do Porto
Ricardo Sousa, INEB, Universidade do Porto
Luís Teixeira, INESC TEC, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

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