Symposia & Workshop

  • VABS 2013 IEEE Workshop on Visual Analysis beyond Semantics, CVPR 2013, Portland. Organizers: Luca Marchesotti (Xerox), Aude Oliva (MIT).
  • Frontiers in Computer Vision An NSF and US Army Research Office funded workshop on Frontiers in Computer Vision was held at CSAIL, MIT, on August 21-24, 2011. Organizers: Aude Oliva, MIT and Alan Yuille, UCLA.
  • Computer vision started with the goal of building machines that can see like humans and perform perception for robots, but it has become much broader than that. Applications such as image database search in the world wide web, computational photography, biological imaging, vision for graphics, GIS, biometrics, vision for nanotechnology, were unanticipated and other applications keep arising as computer vision technology develops. As our computers achieve even a crude understanding of video imagery, computer vision will profoundly change our lives as visual sensors becomes increasingly ubiquitous and enable us to transcend current human limitations. Rapid developments in supportive technologies -- such as digital cameras and computers -- ensure that computer vision systems will become increasingly more capable and affordable. We propose a workshop to address these issues and to explore the frontiers of computer vision. The goals of the workshop is to (1) to identify the future impact of computer vision on the economic, social, and security needs of the nation; (2) to outline the scientific and technological challenges to address; and (3) to draft a roadmap to address those challenges and realize the benefits. More than 90 people from academia, industry and funding agencies participated to the meeting. A report is in progress and will be posted on the website by the end of 2011.

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  • SUnS 11 The Fifth Scene Understanding Symposium SUnS 11 was on Friday, January, 28, 2011 at MIT.
  • SUnS 09 The Fourth Scene Understanding Symposium SUnS 09 was Friday, January, 30, 2009 at MIT.
  • SUnS 08 The Third Scene Understanding Symposium was held on February 1, 2008 at MIT.
  • SUnS 07 The Second Scene Understanding Symposium was held February 1st and 2nd, 2007 at MIT. The symposium featured ~20 speakers from various fields including; visual cognition, computational vision, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience & neurophysiology. Organizers: Aude Oliva, Thomas Serre, Antonio Torralba
  • SUnS 06 The First Scene Understanding Symposium Friday, February 17, 2006 at MIT. Organizers: Aude Oliva, Thomas Serre and Antonio Torralba
  • VSS 2007 Symposium: Natural Scene Understanding: Statistics, Recognition and Representation. Co-chairs: Li Fei-Fei & Aude Oliva. Speakers: Simon Thorpe, Bruno Olshausen, Irving Biederman, Russell Epstein, Aude Oliva, Li Fei-Fei
  • Natural scene understanding is one of the most challenging problems in today's vision sciences. Tremendous progress has been made recently toward characterizing formal and neural underpinning of natural image analysis. The symposium offers a modern and multidisciplinary view on scene understanding by bringing together six speakers from the fields of computational neuroscience, neurophysiology, cognitive science ann computer vision. The presentation is highlight the recent advances in the study of natural scene perception, as well as present a unique opportunity to create new directions for this promising field.