[CVCentralCFP] Deadline Extension: The 17th Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition CIARP 2012

Deadline Extension: The 17th Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition CIARP 2012

[visionlist] CGIV 2012 – 6-9 May – Amsterdam -Early Registration Savings!

There is still plenty of time to register before the April 9th early registration deadline and lock in savings. The 6th European Conference on Colour in Graphics, Imaging, and Vision (CGIV 2012) Preliminary Program is available at http://www.imaging.org/ist/Conferences/cgiv/index.cfm.

Highlights of this year’s program include:

·        Three well targeted short courses taught by recognized experts in their fields.

·        A well thought out technical program based on peer reviewed full-length papers.

·        Three intriguing and timely keynotes:

o       Erik Reinhard, Max-Planck-Institut for Informatics ()

o       Jan Koendernik, of Technology (the )

o       Geoff Woolfe, Canon Information Systems Research Australia Pty, Ltd. ()

·        Inclusion of a wonderful guided canal boat tour and the Conference Banquet in the registration fee.

·        Conference networking functions that highlight the charming and easily explored city of .

Save money by registering for the conference before April 9th!

Please note: That there is no headquarter hotel for the conference but we have listed some options you might want to explore, on our website at http://www.imaging.org/ist/conferences/cgiv/CGIV2012%20Venue%20and%20Hotel%20Information.pdf. We suggest you book very soon as there is a large meeting in at the same time as CGIV. It is also prime time for viewing tulips.

[visionlist] Symposium in Mannheim/Kaiserslautern, Germany

Anyone who is interested in participating is welcome to attend the following two events…


Event-1: Symposium at TEAP 2012, April 1-4, 2012, Mannheim, Germany

Tandra Ghose and Johan Wagemans are organizing a symposium on Experimental Methods in Perceptual Organization at TEAP (http://teap.de/index.php/teap2012/mannheim). This symposium is scheduled for Tuesday April 3, 2012 at 9:00am


Event-2: Tandra Ghose is hosting a public lecture series on Perception in Kaiserslautern on April 5th, 2012.


Confirmed speakers include: Johan Wagemans, Steve Palmer, Michael Herzog, Mary Peterson, Walter Gerbino and Rob Van Lier.

For more information please visit: http://www.sowi.uni-kl.de/psychology-of-perception/events/                                                 http://www.gestaltrevision.be/en/events/upcoming/27-events/214

Please feel free to forward this email to potentially interested colleagues.

Sincerely,Tandra Ghose

— Prof. Dr. Tandra GhoseJunior Professor (tenure-track)Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences,Technical University of KaiserslauternD-67663 Kaiserslautern, Germanyhttp://www.sowi.uni-kl.de/psychology-of-perceptionEmail: ghose@sowi.uni-kl.de Phone: +49(0)631 / 9303-9610  Fax:  +49(0)631 /

Re: [visionlist] Research Assistant Position at Vanderbilt University

Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University

We are seeking a recent college graduate for a research assistant position with a duration of 1-2 years in the laboratory of Alex Maier at the Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt University. Our laboratory focuses on visual perception and sensory awareness in the non-human primate model, using a combined of neurophysiological techniques and fMRI (see: http://maierlab.com). The position involves a mix of research and laboratory management. The ideal candidate
would have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, previous research experience, and experience or coursework in computer
programming (especially for data analysis and/or stimulus presentation in MATLAB). This is an excellent position
for someone who would like to obtain additional research experience before
going to graduate school. Nashville is a vibrant, engaging city with a mild and pleasant climate, proudly known as “Music City, U.S.A.”. Named one of the 15 best U.S.
cities for work and family by Fortune magazine and located a little more than a mile from downtown,
the university’s students, faculty, staff and visitors frequently cite
Nashville as one of the perks of Vanderbilt. All interested applicants will need to apply online at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/work-at-vanderbilt/ (search for job posting #1201492).  The position will remain open until filled,
and the likely start date will be in June, 2012. Starting salary is commensurate with experience. Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

[visionlist] Call for Papers for ACM SAP 2012

[visionlist] 2-year “gait and vision” post-doctoral RA post at the University of Bradford, UK

[visionlist] 3 Ys Post-doc Position in Computer Vision at ISTC-CNR in Trento (Italy)

Applications are invited for one three-year Postdoctoral Research
Fellowship in the Laboratory for Applied Ontology of the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the CNR in Trento, as part of the Autonomous Province of Trento funded research project “VISCOSO – Detection of Crisis in Socio-Material Systems via Visual-Cognitive-Social Processes”, 
directed by dr. Roberta Ferrario (http://www.istc.cnr.it/people/roberta-ferrario). 

Title of the research: Enhancement of the performances of a computer vision system in high level tasks of processing and recognition, through the use of model-based assumptions

Starting date: June 1, 2012

Application deadline: April 24, 2012

Date of the interview: May 7, 2012

Short description of the Project: The project will concentrate on the detection of critical situations that happens in the entanglement of visual-cognitive-social processes, the process of seeing a scene, forming a belief or an expectation and engaging in an interaction. We argue that, far from being a linear process, this is rather an entanglement, in which vision influences what agents believe, their beliefs determine them to interact in a certain way and sustain their institutions, the rules they are subject to or their previous interactions may let emerge beliefs and expectations, that may influence what they see and how they see it, and so on. Moreover, in a socio-material system, both humans and technical devices participate in and enact such entanglement. Many disciplines, ranging from philosophy to cognitive sciences, artificial intelligence and sociology, have dealt with such phenomena, often focusing only on a part of the entanglement and neglecting the others. The scenario of the project is that of designed socio-material systems, intended as complex systems embedding human and artificial agents, material and institutional artifacts and resources, in which behavior and practices are partly constrained by norms. The complexity of such systems makes it very hard for them to cope with critical situations, as they emerge from the interplay between all participants and cannot be reduced to mere technical malfunctioning or to the negligence/malevolence of the human actors involved, but should be rather dealt with at a systemic level.
The challenge addressed by this project is that of enabling a wider and more comprehensive perspective by leveraging on the results of the involved disciplines, thus allowing for the implementation of socio-material systems that are aware of the criticalities that can emerge in the entanglement of visual-cognitive-social processes. An ontological model will be built that captures the insights coming from different disciplines, reached with their own specific paradigms, making use of their own concepts and methodologies. The conceptual clarification resulting from the ontological analysis will enable:
– scholars of the various disciplines involved to better understand each other, thus enhancing knowledge on their specific field by cross-fertilization of studies
– designers of socio-material systems to be more aware of the entanglement, thus preventing as much as possible critical situations and preparing a systemic
reaction to them
– agents (human and artificial) that participate in the system to better prevent, recognize, recover and learn from critical situations, and to infer new unexpected critical situations “at run time”, while the system evolves, by making it in a sense self-transparent. The expected outcome will be a theoretical artifact, but meant to be practically used within the system and co-evolving with it, and enabling the agents in the system to collectively manage critical situations thanks to an enhanced self- transparency.

Short description of the Lab and Research Environment: The Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technology of the National Research Council (ISTC-CNR) (http://www.istc.cnr.it/) is the most important research institute in Italy in the area of cognitive science, with over 60 researchers who conduct interdisciplinary research ranging from cognitive science to social science, to linguistics, to artificial intelligence and knowledge engineering. The institute is headquartered in Rome and has two branches in Padova and in Trento.
In Trento, ISTC-CNR is present with the Laboratory for Applied Ontology (ISTC-LOA), (http://www.loa.istc.cnr.it/) which was founded in January 2003. Its main activities concern the ontological foundations of knowledge engineering and conceptual data modeling, and more generally the role of semantic technologies in the representation of knowledge, access of information, integration of heterogeneous information, development of databases, natural language processing, multi-agent systems, software engineering, and information systems in the broad sense. Headed by Nicola Guarino, the LOA has a well established international leadership in this field of research, above all thanks to the strongly interdisciplinary approach: using logic as unifying instrument, the group has developed a rigorous and original methodology for ontological analysis, which rests upon fundaments from philosophy, linguistics, and cognitive science. The principal applications concern services and organizations, integrated enterprise systems, e-Government, dialogue and discourse understanding, and the Semantic Web. Current projects are, among others, ICT4Law (Next Generation Services for Citizens, Enterprises, Public Administration and Policymakers), and TOCAI.IT (Tecnologie Orientate alla Conoscenza per Aggregazioni di Imprese su InTernet –Knowledge-based technologies of enterprise integration). Among the most well-known results of the lab, the OntoClean methodology and the DOLCE foundational ontology. The LOA has currently seven researchers, and several students and visitors. The LOA’s research infrastructure is that of a well-equipped spacious office located in Povo, Trento, in a quiet area excellent for concentration during work yet with good public transport connections to the city center. Trento is more and more becoming a center of excellence for university and research, especially thanks to it recently became co-location center of EIT ICT Labs, the KIC (Knowledge and Innovation Community) for ICT, initiated by the EIT (European Institute of Technology)

Duties and responsibilities:
 The selected candidate will be involved in the phase of analysis of the literature on criticalities of artificial vision tasks (in particular in the functions of the visual device and in the transition from the output of the device to the interpretation of the scene performed by a human). Successively, he/she will have to enhance the algorithms with high level information, coming from the cognitive and sociological analyses.
The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in the team’s research activities, maintain
an active research agenda and regularly publish in major professional journals.
The language of
instruction is English.

Preferred Competences: methods and techniques of socially intelligent monitoring and social signal processing, of semantic transcoding of data streams and algorithms of computer vision.

PhD by the time of submission.

 The amount per year, paid in 12 (twelve) monthly installments, is set at EUR 22,000.00 net of expenses in charge of CNR.
This does not include remuneration for travels in Italy or abroad as may be necessary to carry out the related research activities.

How to Apply: The notice of selection (bando) is available at the following addresses:


or, alternatively:


(click at the top, on the right “Advanced Search”, then at the bottom, on the right select “TN” from the menu “Provincia”)

For any other enquires, please contact the head of the project , dr. Roberta Ferrario (roberta.ferrario@cnr.it)