[visionlist] Final Announcement: Registration Open — The Eye The Brain and The Auto International Conference

Final Announcement!  Don’t forget to register!  Hope to see you there!

The Eye, The Brain, & The Auto 2013 International Conference

Sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology and the Henry Ford Health System
September 16-18, 2013
Dearborn, Michigan, USA

Registration is open.

See the line-up of speakers below.  

To register, go to:


Then click on “2013 World Congress:  The Eye, The Brain, and The Auto” for registration instructions.

For questions, please contact:

Dr. Carolyn Barth

Special Events Coordinator

Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology

Henry Ford Health System


Phone (313) 824-4710

Speakers and Presentation Titles:

Walter Boot, “Using Eyetracking to Better Understand
the Differential
Crash Risk of Older Adults as Drivers and

Torbjorn Falkmer, “The â€œins and
outs†of Eye Tracking in Road Safety and
Mobility Studies. For
Example: Is it Reliable to Assess Visual Attention of
Drivers from the Backseat?”

Gerald McGwin Jr.  “What is Risk?”

David Strayer,  “Assessing Cognitive Distraction in the Vehicle:  A Mutidimensional Approach”

Karlene Ball, “Cognitive Intervention and Mobility Outcomes in Older Adults”

Timo Tervo, “Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Traffic Risks and Criminality”

Frederick Tey, “Screening Driver’s Fatigue:  A Parallel Singapore and Hungarian Study”

Lawrence Burns, “Keynote Lecture:  Driverless Cars Coming Soon to a Road Near You?”

Jeff Caird, “Meta-analysis of Driver Distraction from Text Messaging and Conversation:  Controversies and Evidence”

Thomas Schalk, “A Continued Investigation into Secondary Task Alternatives:  Purely Speech-Based vs. Combined Speech/Vision Methods”

Leonard Evans, “Safety Benefits of a Traffic Signal Designed for the Color Deficient”

Paul Hemeren, “The Use of Perceptual Cues to Determine the Intent of Cyclists in Traffic”

John Bullough, “Adaptive Vehicle Lighting, Visual Performance and Safety”

L.J. van Rijn, “Prevalence of Impairments of Visual Function in Relation to Driving Habits in European Drivers, Present on Behalf of The European Glare Project Group”

Joanne Wood, “The Impact of Visual Impairment Resulting from Refractive Blur on Driving Performance”

Maria Schultheis, “Visual and Cognitive Considerations in Driving Performance among Individuals with Multiple Schlerosis”

Martin A.. Mainster, “Glare’s Causes and Consequences: Perception and Misperceptions”

Richard Tyrell, “Misperceptions about Night Vision by Drivers and Pedestrians”

Cynthia Owsley, “Characteristics of On-Road Driving by Persons with Central Vision Loss Learning to Drive with the Assistance of a Bioptic Telescope”

Gang Luo, “Can Visually Impaired People Drive Safely with Bioptic Telescopes?”

Alex Bowers, “Peripheral Prism Glasses Improve Detection Performance of Drivers with Hemianopia”

Lawrence Smythe, “Keynote Lecture:  Human Machine Interface”

Margarita Vinnikov, “Steering with Simulated Symptoms of Age-Related Macular Degeneration”

Carrie Huisingh, “Frequent Falling and Motor Vehicle Collision Involvement Among Older Drivers”

Eli Peli, “The Effects of Field Loss and Age on Head Scanning and Detection at Intersections”

Shawn Marshall, “The Influence of Visual Conditions and Impairments on Driving Outcomes:  Preliminary Results from the Candrive Prospective Older Driver Study

David Eby, “Has the Time Come for an Older Driver Vehicle?”

Jon Antin, “Senior Driving Fitness-To-Drive Modeling Using Naturalistic Driving Data”

Matthew Rizzo, “Naturalistic Driving, Video Capture and Medical Cars”

Brian Ott, “Road Test and Naturalistic Driving Performance in Healthy and Cognitive Impaired Older Adults: Does Environment Matter?”

Charles P. Huss, “West Virginia Bioptic Driving Program: Progress Update”

Ergun Uc, “Driving Rehabilitation in Neurological Diseases of the Elderly”

Joceline Rogé, “Useful Visual Field Training: A Way to Improve Elderly Car Drivers’ Ability to Detect Vulnerable Road Users”

Jerri Edwards, “Underlying Mechanisms of Useful Field of View and InSight Visual Speed of Processing Training”

[visionlist] TMI special issue on spine

IEEE Transaction on Medical Imaging: Special Issue on Spine Imaging, Image-based Modeling, and Image Guided Intervention
Shuo Li, Jianhua Yao, Nassir Navab, Guest Editors
Spine is one of the utmost important multifunctional structures in the human body. It provides physical support with great flexibility to the upper body. It governs the instantaneous reflex action and conveys neural signals transmitting between the brain and the majority of the body. Due to the wide diversity of functions that the spine serves, spine disorders trigger various and severe problems which considerably reduce patients’ living quality, and cause a huge burden of morbidity and financial cost to society.
Spine imaging is increasingly important in diagnosis, detection, prognosis, intervention, therapy, and treatment of spine related diseases or conditions. Current modalities used on spine include all existing and emerging imaging (e.g. hybrid imaging) modalities. This field starts to attract numerous applications in a wide spectrum, from image acquisition and image analysis to image guided intervention.
This special issue is intended to highlight the state-of-the-art, emerging challenges, and innovative approaches in spine imaging, image analysis, and image guided intervention. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:
* Hybrid spine imaging
* Statistical, biomechanical and shape modeling of spine
* Spine segmentation and registration
* Multi-modality spine image analysis and visualization
* Computer-aided spine pathology detection/classification/quantification/prognosis
* Image guided spine intervention
* Clinical application of spine image computing
Submission deadlines and expected decision dates:
* Submission of manuscripts: July 15, 2014
* First acceptance/rejection notification: October 1, 2014
* Revised manuscripts due: December 1, 2014
* Final acceptance/rejection notification: February 1, 2015
* Publication of Special Issue: TBD
T-MI seeks high quality research papers for this special issue. This special issue will welcome full-paper submissions. Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically, by the deadline above, through the ScholarOne Manuscripts following the IEEE TMI instructions for authors and indicating in the author’s cover letter that the manuscript be considered for the special issue on Spine Imaging. Articles received after the due date will be reviewed, but may not be reviewed in time for inclusion in the special issue. Accepted papers not included in the special issue will be published in regular issues of TMI. Authors intending to submit articles are encouraged to discuss their submissions with the Guest Editors first to determine suitability for this special issue. The Guest Editors will screen submitted papers for suitability for this special issue. Papers not deemed suitable for the special issue will be forwarded to the Editor-in-Chief of TMI for possible consideration as!
regular submissions to TMI.
Guest Editors:
* Shuo Li, PhD
GE Healthcare & Western University
London, Ontario, Canada
* Jianhua Yao, PhD
National Institutes of Health
* Nassir Navab, PhD
TU Munich & Johns Hopkins University
Garching, Munich, Germany

[visionlist] PhD in dense visual mapping and optical flow at Universidad de Zaragoza

The Perception Robotics and Real Time group at the I3A Institute at
Universidad de Zaragoza in Spain, is looking for a highly qualified PhD
candidate for the project “Semantic Visual Mapping for Rigid and
Non-Rigid Scenes” in the area of Visual Mapping. 4 years position
16440€/year before taxes.

The specific goal for the PhD is dense mapping and optical flow:
developing algorithms to estimate —just from the images— the dense depth
map and optical flow maps of the scene. It is a research goal to achieve
real time
performance by using GPGPU processing. Find a project summary below.

– Master degree in engineering, computer science, physics, or mathematics.
– European work permit (compulsory to sign the contract)
– Motivation to work in an interdisciplinary project and international
– Strong background in at least one of the following areas:

[visionlist] VIMS 2013 – one day registration

This is a final reminder that one-day registration for the VIMS 2013 talks (Wednesday 4th September) will remain open until the meeting begins. 

The keynote talk – ‘Photosensitive epilepsy: Flashing images and regular patterns’ will be given by Professor Graham Harding




P.A.Howarth, PhD

Environmental Ergonomics Research Centre

Loughborough Design School

Loughborough University

+44 (0) 1509-223040


VIMS2013 is a conference which will be held in September 2013, in Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, England.  

The conference covers all aspects of Visual Image Safety.

Details can be found at :  http://imago.sym-online.com/VIMS2013/




[visionlist] 2nd CFP: ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications 2014

EYE TRACKING RESEARCH & APPLICATIONS SYMPOSIUM – ETRA 2014http://www.etra2014.orgMarch 26th – 28th, 2014Safety Harbor Resort & SpaSafety Harbor, FL, USASocial media:Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ETRA2014Twitter:  http://twitter.com/ETRA_conferenceGoogle+ :https://plus.google.com/b/116924838438703519757/116924838438703519757/about/p/pub
2. CALL FOR PAPERSThe eighth ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA 2014) will be held in Safety Harbor, Florida, on March 26th-28th, 2014. The ETRA conference series focuses on eye movement research and applications across a wide range of disciplines.  The symposium presents research that advances the state-of-the-art in these areas, leading to new capabilities in gaze tracking systems, gaze aware applications, gaze based interaction, eye movement data analysis, etc. For ETRA 2014, we invite papers in all areas of eye tracking research and applications.IMPORTANT DATES20 Sept 2013:             Paper abstracts due4 Oct 2013:                Full & short papers  due8 Nov 2013:                Paper acceptance29 Nov 2013:              Paper revisions due
20 Dec 2013:              Final paper acceptance due6 Jan 2014:                Doctoral Symposium submission due                                Video & Demo submission due24 Jan 2014:               Doctoral Symposium, video & demo acceptance due
31 Jan 2014:               Camera ready papers dueMarch 26th-March 28th,         2014  ETRA 2014RESEARCH AREAS OF INTEREST*Eye Tracking Technology*Advances in eye tracking hardware, software and algorithms such as: 2D and 3D eye tracking systems, calibration, low cost eye tracking, natural light eye tracking, predictive models, etc.*Eye Tracking Data Analysis*Methods, procedures and analysis tools for processing raw gaze data as well as fixations and gaze patterns. Example topics are: scan path analysis, fixation detection algorithms, and visualization techniques of gaze data.*Visual Attention and Eye Movement Control*Applied and experimental studies investigating visual attention and eye movements to gain insight in eye movement control, cognition and attention, or for design evaluation of visual stimuli. Examples are: usability and web studies using eye tracking, and eye movement behavior in everyday activities such as driving and reading.*Eye Tracking Applications*Eye tracking as a human-computer input method, either as a replacement to traditional input methods or as a complement. Examples are: assistive technologies, gaze enhanced interaction and interfaces, multimodal interaction, gaze in augmented and mixed reality systems, gaze-contingent displays and gaze-based biometric applications.SUBMISSION CATEGORIES*Research papers:*Authors are invited to submit original work in the formats of Full paper (8 pages) and Short paper (4 pages). The papers will undergo a rigorous review process assessing the originality and quality of the work as well as the relevance for eye tracking research and applications.  Papers presented at ETRA 2014 will be available in the ACM digital library.  Submission formats and instructions are available at the conference web site.IMPORTANT NOTE:  The submission process is  different from past years, in that there is a single deadline for both long and short papers. Given the outcome of the first review process, papers may be invited to resubmit for an additional review.  In some cases, full papers may be offered to resubmit their paper as a short paper.*Doctoral Symposium (NEW to ETRA 2014):*ETRA 2014 is proud to introduce the ETRA Doctoral Symposium, where graduate students get an opportunity to meet other students and experienced researchers to get feedback on their research in a friendly environment. We invite doctoral students, who have a defined topic in the area of eye tracking research and applications, but whose work is still in a phase where it can be influenced by the feedback received in the symposium. Participants will be selected based on a 2-page extended abstract describing the thesis work and its current status.*Demo/video track(NEW to ETRA 2014):*Have a gaze interaction technique to share? Or want to show off how your new you tracking method works? At ETRA 2014, we are adding a demo/video session where researchers give demonstrations of their research or show videos of their work. To take part in this session, we request a 2-page extended abstract to be submitted. If authors have a full or short paper accepted, no extended abstract is needed. If submitting for a video presentation, the video is required.CONFERENCE VENUEETRA 2014 will be held at the historic Safety Harbor Resort and Spa in Safety Harbor Florida, a resort hotel sitting on top of three natural springs facing the Tampa Bay, located on the beautiful Florida Golf coast.SPONSORSHIPETRA 2014 is co-sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI), and the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH).CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRSDan Witzner Hansen, IT University DenmarkPernilla Qvarfordt, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc.PROGRAM CO-CHAIRSJoe Goldberg – Oracle, Inc.Jeffrey B. Mulligan – NASA, USA
DOCTORAL SYMPOSIUM CO-CHAIRSPäivi Majaranta, Univesity of Tampere, FinlandJeff B. Pelz, University of Rochester, USADEMO/VIDEO CHAIROleg Komogortsev, Texas State University, USA

[visionlist] Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Human Neuroscience #faculty #position #neuroscience

Psychology Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in
Human Neuroscience at the Assistant Professor level (PhD or ABD
required) beginning July 1, 2014. Candidates with
interests in all areas of cognitive, social, developmental, and clinical
neuroscience will be considered. The teaching load will be the equivalent of
five courses per year, including some combination of Introductory Psychology,
Introduction to Brain and Behavior, a laboratory course in the candidate’s
specialty area, and supervision of student research projects. The Psychology
Department is housed in a new state-of-the-art unified science center and has a
fully equipped laboratory for high-density electroencephalography (see https://academics.hamilton.edu/psychology and https://academics.hamilton.edu/neuroscience
for additional information about the department and program). The Psychology
Department, consisting of nine faculty members, has a strong tradition of
excellence in teaching and research. Candidates should submit their vita,
statements describing teaching and research experience/interests, and an
application cover letter (addressed to Dr. Douglas Weldon, Neuroscience Program
Director) that describes how they would further the college’s goal of building
a diverse educational environment. Experience teaching or working with diverse
student populations is an asset. Submit all materials to the Interfolio system
at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/22091.
In addition, candidates should arrange for submission of three letters of
recommendation to the Interfolio site. Address materials and send questions to
Dr. Douglas Weldon, Neuroscience Program Director. Review of applications will
begin October 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is

Hamilton College (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal
arts college located in scenic upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career
considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at http://www.upstatenyherc.org. Hamilton College is an
affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in
all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits.
Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially
encouraged to apply.

[visionlist] MM – the man who learnt to see – videos online

[visionlist] Rovereto Attention Workshop 2013- CIMeC, Italy October 24-26

We are pleased to announce the fifth edition of the Rovereto Attention Workshop – RAW 2013.

WHAT: The topic of RAW 2013 will be “Attention
and Motivation/Decision Makingâ€.

WHERE and WHEN: The workshop will be held in Rovereto, Italy on October 24-26,

Deadline for poster submission: September
9th. Note: Five awards for
non-faculty are available!

Workshop website: http://events.unitn.it/en/cimec-raw2013

The goal of RAW is to provide a unique forum for researchers from a
range of perspectives to come together to discuss their research and develop
new directions and collaborations. The workshop differs from larger conferences
in so far as there are a small number of speakers (all invited) and there are
no concurrent talks. In addition to the individual talks, there will be a
poster session for students, post-docs and young researchers to present their
work. The workshop is hosted by the CIMeC (Center for Mind/Brain Sciences), University
of Trento.

Invited speakers:

Leo Chelazzi, University of Verona, IT

Maurizio Corbetta, Washington University, USA

Jacqueline Gottlieb, Columbia University, USA

Clayton Hickey, VU University
of Amsterdam, NL

Jane Raymond, University of
Birmingham, UK

John Serences, University of
California San Diego, USA

Wolfram Schultz, University of
Cambridge, UK

Takeo Watanabe, Brown
University, USA

Marty Woldorff, Duke
University, USA


We look forward to seeing you there.

Scientific Committee

Carrasco, Leo Chelazzi, Maurizio Corbetta, John Duncan, Veronica Mazza, David
Melcher, Kia Nobre, Jens Schwarzbach, Massimo Turatto

[visionlist] CfP – ICCV 2013 Workshop on Computer Vision for Accelerated Bioscience (CVAB 2013)

Call for Papers:
International Workshop on Computer Vision for Accelerated Bioscience (CVAB 2013) At the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) December 2, 2013, Sydney, Australia


+ Background +
This workshop aims to combine biological and computer vision research to enhance the scientific understanding of life.

Non-destructive visual measurement is a cornerstone of biology, underpinning some of our most basic understandings of form and function. Yet, there have been relatively few efforts to accelerate these processes through the use of Computer Vision techniques. Bottlenecks exists when getting information from the physical to the digital domain (acquisition), assembling the raw digital data into a more meaningful form (analysis), and when adding knowledge to the data to enhance its usefulness (annotation). In each case there are many opportunities to employ Computer Vision research.

The impacts of such efforts will be profound. Here are just two examples:
* By relating genomic information to quantitative data extracted
from images of growing plants, we stand to dramatically
accelerate our understanding of gene function during plant
* Characterising images from insect collections in morphologically
meaningful ways would help create globally accessible taxonomic
resources with applications in biosecurity, biodiversity and
functional genomics.

+ Topics +
This workshop will explore and showcase research efforts that apply novel Computer Vision techniques to better our understanding of natural organisms. Topics will include, but are not limited to:

* 3D Reconstruction of Plants, Insects, or Animals
* Microscopic Computer Vision
* Multi-scale Computer Vision
* Structural analysis of organisms
* Tracking of animal motion or behaviour
* Capturing the growth of individual organisms
* Co-registration of optical images with volumetric scans
* Capture of reflectance and transparency
* New insight from existing scientific image collections and archives
* Human-in-the-loop interfaces for classification and annotation
* Computational photography of specimens
* Computer Vision in harsh/outdoor environments
* Case studies, including practical challenges faced by

+ Paper Submission +
Authors are invited to submit research, case study or position papers of 2 to 6 pages according to the (two-column) formatting guidelines available on the ICCV 2013 conference website at http://www.iccv2013.org/author_guidelines.php#formatting. Submitted papers will be reviewed in a double blind process. Only electronic submissions will be accepted and the online submission system will be made available via the workshop website.

+ Insect Soup Challenge +
This year’s workshop also includes a Computer Vision Challenge, separate to the papers submission. This offers practitioners an additional way to participate. Further information can be found at:

+ Important Dates +
Submission of papers due 25 Sep 2013
Insect Soup submissions due 4 Oct 2013
Notification of acceptance 18 Oct 2013
Submission of camera ready papers 29 Oct 2013
Workshop 2 Dec 2013

+ Workshop Chairs +
David Lovell, CSIRO, Australia
Matt Adcock, CSIRO, Australia

+ Program Chairs +
Shahram Izadi, Microsoft Research, UK
Chuong Nguyen, CSIRO, Australia
Hongdong Li, Australian National University, Australia

[visionlist] Positions at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Dear colleagues,

A number of positions have just been advertised within the ARC Centre of Excellence for Cognition & its Disorders and the Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. 

Applications close 22nd Sept 2013. Please forward through your networks to potential applicants!

1 x  Dept of Cognitive Science Lecturer 


2 x Dept of Cognitive Science Research Fellowships 


2 x CCD Language Program Postdocs



Anina Rich

A/Prof. Anina Rich

Department of Cognitive Science

Macquarie University

Email: anina.rich@mq.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9850 9597

Webpage: http://www.maccs.mq.edu.au/members/profile.html?memberID=194

Perception in Action Research group: http://www.maccs.mq.edu.au/research/pina/

Synaesthesia Research: http://www.maccs.mq.edu.au/research/projects/synaesthesia/