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VS3 2018 : VS3 2018: Vision and Sports Summer School 2018


When Aug 20, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018
Where Prague, Czech Republic
Submission Deadline May 25, 2018
Notification Due May 27, 2018
Categories    computer vision   machine learning   deep learning

Call For Papers


Application deadline extended to May 25th


Prague, 20-25 August 2018
application deadline: 25th May 2018

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.

TEACHERS (preliminary list)
Sanja Fidler, University of Toronto
Jan-Michael Frahm, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Christoph Lampert, IST Austria
Cristian Sminchisescu, University of Lund
Jiri Matas, Czech Technical University
Vittorio Ferrari, Google Research / University of Edinburgh
Ondrej Chum, Czech Technical University
More coming soon.

Current list of topics:
Large-scale specific object recognition
Best practice in machine learning for computer vision
Weakly supervised learning of visual models
Human sensing
Visual tracking
Large-scale Structure-from-Motion
More coming soon.

Tennis, Volleyball, Unihockey, Table Tennis, Soccer, Archery, Basketball, Climbing, Badminton, Ultimate Frisbee, Orienteering

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 25th May 2018.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 27th May 2018.
Accepted participants should register by 4th June 2018.


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