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VS3 2016 : Vision and Sports Summer School 2016


When Aug 22, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016
Where Prague
Submission Deadline May 2, 2016
Notification Due May 9, 2016
Categories    computer vision   machine learning

Call For Papers


Call for Participation

Vision and Sports Summer School (VS3)

Prague, 22-27 August 2016


application deadline: 2 May 2016


Vision and Sports is a special special kind of summer school. In addition to a broad-range of lectures on state-of-the-art Computer Vision techniques, it offers exciting sport activities, such as Tennis, Volleyball and Climbing. Sports are organized by the same internationally renowned experts who deliver the lectures. The school offers the best of both worlds to participants: high-quality teaching on Computer Vision, and lots of fun with a variety of attractive sports. This offers plenty of opportunity for personal contact between students and teachers.

The Vision and Sports Summer School covers a broad range of subjects, reflecting the diversity of Computer Vision. Each lecture will cover both basic aspects and state-of-the-art research. Every day there are two Computer Vision classes and one sports session. The classes include both lectures and practical exercises.

The school is open to about 60 participants, and is targeted mainly to young researchers (Master and PhD students in particular).

Following the summer school, on Saturday there will be a workshop where the teachers will present their latest research work. Students can attend this exciting workshop for free and have the opportunity to see some cutting edge computer vision research


Andrew Fitzgibbon
Microsoft Research Cambridge

Victor Lempitsky

Christoph Lampert
IST Austria

Daniel Cremers
TU Munich

Raquel Urtasun
University of Toronto

Vittorio Ferrari
University of Edinburgh

Jiri Matas
Czech Technical University

Ondrej Chum
Czech Technical University


Current list of topics:

Local feature extraction

Large-scale specific object recognition

Variational Methods and Geometric Reconstruction

Best practice in machine learning for computer vision

Deep learning / deep structured models

Object class recognition and detection

Weakly supervised learning of visual models

Visual tracking


Tennis, Volleyball, Unihockey, Table Tennis, Soccer, Archery, Basketball, Climbing


The school is open to about 60 participants. Please apply online at

Although priority will be given to young researchers (Master/PhD students in particular), applications from senior researchers and industrial professionals are welcome as well. The registration fee will be 370 Euro for MSc/PhD students, 450 Euro for other academics, and 550 Euro for non-academics. This fee includes all classes, sports activities, coffee breaks, lunches, and a social dinner. For hotel accommodation, students will get discount rates on hotels affiliated with the school.

Applicants should apply by 2 May 2016.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by 9 May 2016.

Accepted participants should register by 25 May 2016.


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