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At the intersection of Vision, Graphics, Learning and Sensing --- Representations and Applications

Workshop in Cambridge,UK. 28-30.May, 2012

In recent years we have seen cross-fertilization of many different fields: New commercially-available sensors, such as Kinect, have begun to revolutionise computer vision; A new wave of Human-Computer-Interaction, has begun to push the boundaries of how people interact with computers, by bringing together novel hardware, vision and graphics techniques; High-end Graphics has been used to create millions of training data for person recognition.
The goal of this workshop is to bring together the leading junior and senior researchers from the different fields of Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Computational Photography, Machine Learning, and Augmented Realty. By looking at the intersection of these fields we hope to make progress on long-standing goals, such as scene understanding, as well as to define future directions and even new grand challenges.

Specifically, we encourage discussions on:
* Statistical representation of images and the world
* Recovering the physics of the world: geometry, lights, and camera parameters
* New ways of interacting with the world
* New ways of creating training data, e.g. synthetic data from graphics engines?
* Recent trends in sensing and acquisition
* Semantic scene understanding

*New* Link to talks

(select Dates: 5/28/2012 to 5/31/2012)



Talks will be each day, 28.5-30.5, from 9:00 - 17:00.
The final schedule is here.


Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK.
We expect about 40-50 participans (by invitation only)

Extra Evening Activities:

28.5 - Evening dinner: The Graham Storey Room, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, CB2 1TJ, 19:00 – 23:00
29.5 - BBQ & Punting: Granta Boat & punt company, Granta Moorings (Next to Granta Riverside Pub), Newnham Road, Cambridge, CB3 9EX, 18:30 – 23:00

Additonal Information

Hotels, maps and travel:
Guest houses and city information:


Carsten Rother, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
Peter Gehler, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
Derek Hoiem,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michael Goesele, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Shahram Izadi, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK

Confirmed Attendees:

  • Andrew Blake
  • Andrew Zisserman
  • Andrew Fitzgibbon
  • Rob Fergus
  • Hendrik Lensch
  • Alyosha Efros
  • David Forsyth
  • Kyros Kutulakos
  • Sven Havemann
  • Phil Torr
  • Jan Kautz
  • Christian Theobalt
  • Michael Black
  • Bernt Schiele
  • Tim Weyrich
  • Shahram Izadi
  • Stefan Roth
  • Steven Feiner
  • Reinhard Klein
  • Dieter Fox
  • David Fleet
  • Jamie Shotton
  • Andrew Adams
  • Raquel Urtasun
  • Daniel Wagner
  • Bernd Bickel
  • Gerhard Reitmayr
  • Marc Pollefeys
  • Ira Kemelmacher
  • Michael Wand
  • Roberto Cipolla
  • Oliver Grau
  • Thorsten Thormaehlen
  • Christian Holz
  • Otmar Hilliges
  • Daniel Kondermann
  • Anthony Steed
  • Lourdes Agapito
  • Andrew Comport
  • Ingmar Posner
  • Pascal Fua
  • Vittorio Ferrari
  • Tae-Kyun Kim
  • Christopher Zack
  • Jiawen Chen
  • Pere-Pau Vázquez
  • Bjorn Stenger
  • Stefan Gumhold
  • Antonio Criminisi
  • Christopher Bishop
  • Pushmeet Kohli
  • Alexander Hornung
  • Yael Pritch
  • John Winn
  • Nico Pietroni
  • Carsten Rother
  • Peter Gehler
  • Derek Hoiem
  • Michael Goesele