[visionlist] PhD openings in immersive communication and social computing

[visionlist] Challenges in Virtual Reality – ICRA Workshop – VR demos wanted

ICRA 2015 workshop: Challenges in Virtual RealityDate: 26 May 2015, Time: 9:00am – 5:00pmLocation: Seattle, WAOrganizers: Steve LaValle (UIUC), Ming Lin (UNC), and Paul MacNeilage (LMU Munich)Website: http://ift.tt/1HTKgov goal of this workshop on virtual reality is to bring together experts from three areas: 1) the virtual reality industry, where current technological limitations and their possible near-term solutions are well understood; 2) perceptual psychology, where scientists strive to characterize interactions between vision, auditory, and vestibular systems under the unusual stimuli provided by this technology; 3) roboticists who want to build virtual reality systems and experiences. This unusual mix of experts should help develop an appreciation among attendees of the complex, low-level interactions between the hardware and the human body. An improved understanding could lead researchers to pursue new directions and interdisciplinary collaborations in this exciting and growing area of research. The workshop will culminate in a demo session where participants can get feedback on their latest VR projects. Please visit the website for more details!

[visionlist] Join the VSS interest group for Primarily Undergraduate Institutions

Dear colleagues, 

You are invited to join the “Primarily Undergraduate Institution” interest group for attendees of the Vision Sciences Society. 

The purpose of this group is to create a community for faculty working at institutions in which their role is to teach, advise, and do research primarily with undergraduate students and master’s level students. The main mission of our institutions is pedagogical rather than research-oriented, though many of our institutions also value research, as do we as individuals.

We plan to meet annually at the Vision Sciences Society for an informal “happy hour,” as well as host workshops and other events specific to issues related to our institution types. 

Any vision scientist interested in a career at one of these institution types is also welcome to join our community, such as students and postdocs. Forward this message to anyone who may be interested!

In order to join the group, please visit this link http://ift.tt/1zfmxh5 click on the “apply to join” using your preferred e-mail address.

We look forward to meeting you!



Katherine S Moore

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Elmhurst College


Starting summer 2015: Assistant Professor at Arcadia University

[visionlist] Third Call for Poster Abstracts: The York University Centre for Vision Research International Conference on Perceptual Organization

Reminder:  Early bird registration deadline is this Friday May 1.  

Poster abstracts can still be submitted after registration.

The conference schedule has now been released.

The York
University Centre for Vision Research

Conference on Perceptual Organization

June 23-26, 2015



principal challenge for both human and machine vision systems is to integrate
and organize the diversity of cues received from the environment into the
coherent global representations required to make good decisions and take
effective actions.  This conference brings together an interdisciplinary
roster of leading researchers in both biological and computer vision to report
and discuss the latest research on this process of perceptual organization.


This three-day event offers a stellar lineup of invited
international speakers as well as an open poster session. The setting is
relaxed with plenty of time for informal discussion.

for Poster Abstracts

We are
now accepting abstracts for an open poster session.  Dedicated poster sessions will be scheduled
and posters will remain
up for viewing and discussion for the duration of the conference.


Abstract submission and registration is
now open – don’t miss the early bird deadline!



bird registration deadline

May 1, 2015

day for abstract submission

May 31, 2015


June 23, 2015


June 26, 2015


& Invited Speakers:

Perceptual Organization of…

Object Boundaries

Session Organizers:  J. Elder, R.
Murray, H. Wilson

Roelfsema, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

Silverstein, Rutgers University

Wagemans, University of Leuven

Wilcox, York University


Object Shape

Session Organizers: J. Elder, R. Murray, L. Wilcox

Biederman, University of Southern California

Dickinson, University of Toronto

Elder, York University


Light & Shading

Session Organizers: L. Wilcox, R. Murray, F.

Wendy Adams, University of

Michael Langer, McGill University

Richard Murray, York University

Steve Zucker, Yale University



Session Organizers: R. Allison,
R. Wildes

Richard Born, Harvard Medical School

Bill Freeman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Peter Tse, Dartmouth College


Visual Scenes

Session Organizers: J. Elder, R. Wildes

Derek Hoiem, University of Illinois at

Axel Pinz, Graz University of Technology

Walther, University of Toronto


Multiple Sensory Streams

Session Organizers: C. Bergevin, D. Crawford, L. Harris, D. Henriques

Ernst, Bielefeld University

Laurence Harris, York University

Melcher, University of Trento


Conference Chair: James Elder

[visionlist] ICML 2015 Workshop on Constructive Machine Learning, 10 July 2015, Lille, France

Dear Colleagues,

it is our pleasure to invite submissions to the
*ICML 2015 Workshop on Constructive Machine Learning*
10 July 2015
Lille, France


Detailed information is below.

Do not hesitate to contact us at cml.icml2015@google.com for further

Best Regards,

Fabrizio Costa, Roman Garnett, Thomas Gärtner, and Andrea Passerini

[visionlist] Focus on Eye Health: A National Summit — Registration Open

Focus on Eye Health: A National Summit – Registration Open 


Date:  June 17, 2015Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm (Registration and breakfast begins at 7:30am)Location: National Press Club 529 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20045


Prevent Blindness will host the fourth annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit on June 17, 2015 at the National Press Club. The Summit will include a variety of presentations related
to this year’s theme, “Game Changers in Vision,” featuring efforts
and advances that are expected to significantly change how we think about and deliver eye care into the future.  The Summit will also highlight initial steps by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on a “Vision & Public Health” Report supported by Prevent Blindness,
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Eye Institute, and other leading eye health organizations. Currently scheduled presentations include:


·         Institute of Medicine Reports: Catalyzing Change
– Rose Martinez, Institute of Medicine

·         Implications of Coverage and Payment for the Future
of Eye Care – Susan Dentzer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

·         The Transformative Potential of Big Data – William
L. Rich III, MD, American Academy of Ophthalmology

·         Improving Surveillance and Program Accountability
for Children’s Vision – Laura Anderko, PhD, RN, Georgetown University

·         Innovative Approaches to Research to Care – Gregory
Hageman, PhD, University of Utah

·        The
Growing Impact of Telemedicine on our Approach to Vision – Jorge Cuadros, OD, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

·         NASA: Meeting Vision Challenges of Space Travel while Helping Mankind
– Bob Main, Web Vision Centers Group

·         Tomorrow’s Game Changers: Community, Professional,
and University Collaborations – Dean VanNasdale, OD, PhD, The Ohio State University College of Optometry; Pam Allweiss, MD, MSPH, CDC, Division of Diabetes Translation; Torrey DeKeyser, The EyeSight Foundation
of Alabama; Caroline Montgomery Clark, Prevent Blindness

·         Driving Quality as a Game Changer for Children’s
Vision – Jane Perkins, JD, MPH; National Health Law Program; Louis Vernacchio, MD, MSc, Boston Children’s Hospital; Jonathan Modest, MPH, Boston Children’s Hospital; Kathleen S. O’Conner, MPH, CDC National
Center for Health Statistics


Expected attendees include researchers, patient advocates, community-based organizations, national vision and eye health organizations, government agencies, and policymakers. Follow the
event on Twitter at #eyesummit.


Registration is free, but seating is limited. Register today at http://ift.tt/13przr8.


Thanks to our Focus on Eye Health National Summit Sponsors:


Allergan Foundation

American Academy of Ophthalmology

BrightFocus Foundation

The EyeSight Foundation of Alabama


Lighthouse Guild International

National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health




Alliance for Aging Research

Alliance for Eye and Vision Research

American Optometric Association

American Public Health Association – Vision Care Section

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

The Foundation Fighting Blindness

International Retinal Research Foundation

Liberty Optical

Lions Clubs International

Notal Vision

Research to Prevent Blindness

Vision 2020 USA

The Vision Council 

Vision Impact Institute

VisionServe Alliance

[visionlist] Call for nominations for the APA Science Student Council

The Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association (APA) is currently accepting applications for positions on the APA Science Student Council (SSC). Formed in 1993, the SSC is a diverse group of research-oriented psychology graduate students who serve as an advisory group to the APA Science Directorate and Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA). The SSC provides valuable advice to the Directorate and BSA on how to best serve the science student population. It has been actively involved in a number of projects, including awarding prizes for graduate-level research, organizing student programs for the APA Convention, writing newsletter articles about graduate student issues, learning about and participating in advocacy for psychological funding and making recommendations on the Directorate’s student programs. The SCC works cooperatively with the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS).

Applications are invited for positions that have 2-year terms beginning September 1, 2015. By the beginning of the term, new members must have completed at least 1 year of graduate school and have at least 2 years of graduate school remaining before receiving their doctoral degrees. SSC members are required to attend two weekend meetings per year in Washington, DC, at APA’s expense, with the potential to attend optional additional APA governance events. In addition, SSC members are expected to remain available via email during an unofficial third (non-meeting) year to advise new members (this third year can be postdoctoral).

Five positions will be available on the SSC for the September 2015 to September 2017 term. One person in each of the following areas of research will be selected: 


Cognitive Science

Developmental Psychology

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Psychological Methodology

Applications must be submitted electronically by June 4, 2015. More details, including how to apply, are on the SSC website. Please direct questions to the APA Science Directorate by telephone (202) 336-6000 or by email.

Learn more about the SSC and its current projects.

Corbin A. CunninghamGraduate StudentAttention and Perception LabJohns Hopkins UniversityChair, Cognitive Science RepresentativeScience Student CouncilAmerican Psychological AssociationContact:144 Ames Hall3400 N Charles StBaltimore MD 21218corbincunningham.com

[visionlist] CFP: IAPR Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR) 2015

CALL FOR PAPERSACPR 2015 (3-6 November 2015)3rd IAPR Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition

The 3rd IAPR Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR2015), sponsored by the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR) and supported by the Malaysian Image Analysis and Machine Intelligence Association (MIAMI) and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Malaysia Chapter will be held on November 3-6, 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The First Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR2011) was held at Beijing, China; while the second series (ACPR2013) was held at Okinawa, Japan. 

ACPR2015 is a leading biennial international conference aims at providing one major international forum for researchers in pattern recognition and related fields to share their new ideas and achievements. Submissions from other than the Asia-Pacific regions are also highly encouraged.

ACPR 2015 solicits high-quality original research for publication in its main conference and co-located workshops. All accepted papers will be included in IEEE Xplore and Indexed by EI. Topics of interest include all aspects of pattern recognition including, but not limited to:

A) Computer Vision and Robot Vision;

B) Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning;

C) Signal Processing (signal, speech, image);

D) Media Processing and Interaction (video, document, medical, biometrics, HCI, VR)
June 01  2015              Deadline for full paper submissionAugust 17, 2015           Notification of acceptanceSeptember 11, 2015     Deadline for camera-ready versionFURTHER INFORMATIONThe full call-for-papers and submission requirements is detailed on the conference web site:http://acpr2015.orgFor more information, contact: acpr2015@gmail.com

General Chairs

-Umapada Pal (Indian Statistical Institute, India)

-Cheng-Lin Liu (Chinese Academic of Science, PR China)

-Rama Chellapa (University of Maryland, USA)

[visionlist] Call for participation – Distributed eye-movement data collection in programming

Call for Contributions
Distributed Collection of Eye Movement Data in Programming

Since 2013 we have been organizing an international workshop on Eye
Movements in Programming (http://emipws.org), first in Joensuu, Finland
and then in Berlin, Germany. The topics focus on behavior of programmers
during interaction with source code, and in particular on reading
strategies. Reading of source code is pervasive in programming as it
occurs in debugging, maintenance and learning programming languages. It
provides the essential basis for comprehension. By analysing behavioral
data such as gaze during code reading processes, we explore this
fundamental part of programming.

One of the bottlenecks of this research domain is a lack of large
datasets that would allow confirmation of the hypotheses generated by
previous research. Therefore, we joined forces with SensoMotoric
Instruments and are now organizing a distributed data collection of
programmers’ behavior. Each participant will receive an eye tracking
system with a preloaded experimental setup and will contribute to the
dataset by collecting data from a small number of subjects. At the same
time, participants in this data collection will be able to test the eye
tracking system for their needs for a limited time period. The results
and experiences with the distributed eye tracking data collection will
be published and participants will be invited to co-author a joint

We are cordially inviting you to contribute to this collaborative
effort. Upon signing for this event, we will schedule an optimal
time-frame for which you will receive a loan eye tracking system, we
have four systems available from SMI. For more information on the SMI
RED250 mobile eye tracking systems please visit:

This data recording is part of the third International Workshop on Eye
Movements in Programming, which takes place November 22-24, 2015 at
University of Eastern Finland. However, participating in the data
collection is independent of workshop attendance.

Please contact Roman Bednarik (roman.bednarik@uef.fi) for details on how
to sign up.

System setup: SMI RED250mobile, laptop, and Experimental Suite
Scientific Premium
Data collection organizers
Roman Bednarik, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
Teresa Busjahn, Sascha Tamm, Carsten Schulte, Freie Universität, Berlin

[visionlist] [PhD call] 2015 Doctoral Course on Sciences & Technologies For Electronics & Telecommunication – Curriculum in Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning

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