[visionlist] Deadline Extension JEI special issue on Perceptually Driven Visual Information Analysis

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 Journal of Electronic Imaging Special issue on  Perceptually Driven Visual Information AnalysisThe field of visual information analysis is more active than ever because of the large availability of visual content in both personal and professional contexts. The targeted applications are numerous, including medical imaging, security, manufacturing, etc. Algorithms are often expected to be computationally plausible, feasible, and reliable. However, in recent years, perception has become an important aspect when developing imaging solutions. It has been proven that the incorporation of perceptual models helps in achieving better results. To this end, several perceptually inspired models have been proposed for visual saliency prediction, visual masking, contrast sensitivity, and binocular fusion, to name a few. This special section aims at providing the most recent developments in the field of visual information analysis using perceptually driven or inspired algorithms. The topics of this special section are oriented towards the use of perceptual models/optimization in the framework of (but not limited to):

 Image and video compression

 3-D scene reconstruction and understanding

 Quality assessment and enhancement

 Image and video retrieval

 Segmentation and pattern recognition

 Multimedia content transmission

 Computational color imaging

 Computational complexity reduction

 Applications (security, medical imaging, manufacturing, video, etc.).

 Prospective authors should visit: http://ift.tt/1TzZaaW information on paper submission. Important dates:

 Original submissions due: 1 May 2016 (STRICT DEADLINE)

 First round of review completed, and decision sent to author: 15 June 2016

 Revised manuscripts due: 1 August 2016

Guest Editors team

Lead Guest Editor: Mohamed-Chaker Larabi 

Guest Editors:

 Sanghoon Lee 

 Mohammed El Hassouni

 Frédéric Morain-Nicolier

 Rachid Jennane

[visionlist] PhD openings in multi-camera imaging and heterogeneous cellular networks

[visionlist] Last day for early registration for MODVIS (VSS satellite)

Dear potential MODVIS attendees,
Today is the last day for discounted early
registration. The complete final program can be viewed here:


The Organizers

[visionlist] PhD student / Postdoc positions in systems neuroscience

student and Postdoc positions in systems neuroscience available
the laboratory of Vincent Bonin at Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders
in Leuven, Belgium, (NERF, http://www.nerf.be) with support from the
Foundation Flanders (FWO, http://www.fwo.be), Vlaams Instituut voor
Biotechnologie (VIB,
http://www.vib.be), imec (www.imec.be) and K.U. Leuven (www.kuleuven.be).
The lab:
Our lab studies the cellular
patterns of activity that underlie
processing of sensory information in the mammalian brain during active
behavior. We study the flow of sensory and task-related information
between thalamus, cortex and higher cortical areas during coordinated
movement and navigation. We currently focus on a vision-to-action visual

pathway in the laboratory mouse that carries visual information from the

retina through the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) to the
primary visual cortex (V1) and beyond. We aim to characterize the
population code that is used in these areas and to understand the rules
of connectivity that support that code. We use large-scale
electrophysiology, calcium imaging, optogenetics and quantitative
analysis to probe neural processing awake, behaving mice.
– Masters’ or PhD  in
neuroscience, computer science, physics,
mathematics or engineering.
– Strong quantitative and technical skills and fluency in at least
programming language (e.g. Matlab, Python, C++).
– Research experience in systems neuroscience or cellular physiology.
– Comfortable working with rodents and performing precise
surgical procedures
– You like to be challenged, and are able to work independently, as
as within a team, towards established goals.
We offer:
We offer the successful
candidate a renewable contract, a competitive
salary and benefits (although candidates will also be expected to apply
for their own external funding). The successful candidate will have
access to state-of-the-art tools and facilities, a rich training
environment, and the possibility to collaborate with other groups within

NERF, VIB, IMEC and K.U. Leuven. A good knowledge of English is
sufficient for all communications, both within and outside the partner
institutes. Situated in the university town of Leuven (close to Brussels

and with excellent transport links), the position is ideally suited to
international candidates.
How to apply?
Students interested in
pursuing a project in the lab should send a CV, a
copy of their university transcripts, names of 3 referees, and a cover
letter stating career goals, research interests, and how these relate to

our research.
Selected Publications:
– Lee WC, Bonin V, Reed M,
Graham BJ, Hood G, Glattfelder K, Reid RC,
“Anatomy and function of an excitatory network in the visual cortexâ€,
Nature, (2016)
–Glickfeld LL, Andermann ML, Bonin V, Reid RC, “Cortico-cortical
projections in mouse visual cortex are functionally target specificâ€,
Nature Neuroscience, 16(2):219-26, (2013)
– Bonin V, Histed MH, Yurgenson S, Reid RC, “Local diversity and
fine-scale organization of receptive fields in mouse visual cortexâ€, The

Journal of Neuroscience, 31(50):18506-21, (2011)
About NERF
Neuro-Electronics Research
Flanders (NERF, http://www.nerf.be) is a young
not-for-profit academic research initiative with the ultimate goal of
forming a thorough understanding of brain function at multiple levels of

detail ranging from single cells and circuits to behaviour. New insights

into the operation of brain circuits are empowered by the development of

novel technologies that integrate neurobiology and nano-scale
engineering. We aim to develop and use novel electronic, chemical and
optical tools to monitor and manipulate brain circuits. In the long term

the basic research at NERF is expected to inspire scientists to simulate

brain networks, as well as lay a scientific framework for the
development of novel medical applications, in particular the the
diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders.
Founded by Imec, VIB, and KU Leuven, NERF is housed on the imec
in Leuven, Belgium, where researchers work in cross-disciplinary teams,
benefitting from imec’s state-of-the-art clean room infrastructure and
set of neuroscience labs. NERF is made up of 5 teams doing world-class
basic research in systems and circuits neuroscience and has recruited 2
additional groups. Continuous funding is provided by the 3 founders and
the Government of Flanders. NERF scientists have the opportunity to
collaborate with over 30 local neuroscience research groups covering a
wide range of expertise, including synaptic physiology, axon guidance,
brain-computer interface, neurological disorders.

[visionlist] Amsterdam Summer School on Brain and Mind

[visionlist] Vision Sciences Society Conference – Call for Proposals: Individual Differences in Vision Brown Bag


Individual Differences in Vision Brown Bag Lunch, v. 3.0


Date: Sunday, May 15th  

Time: 12:45
– 2:15 (lunch break)

Location: TBD

Organized by Hrag Pailian & Jeremy Wilmer


Back for the third time!  A whirlwind tour of the breadth of individual differences related
work currently being conducted by VSS members.


Submit!  A limited number of slots are available for micro-talks – maximum 2 slides and
2 minutes – on your individual differences based research.  These slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Submit your brief, one-paragraph proposal to Hrag Pailian (Pailian@fas.harvard.edu)
with “IDV Proposal†as the subject header.


Attend!  All are invited to attend!  Bring your lunch.  Identify colleagues with common
interests and relevant expertise.  No reservations.  Arrive promptly to get a seat.


Range of topics from previous years (but new topics very welcome too):

·      Attention

·      Biases

·      Color

·      Ensemble

·      Eye
scanning patterns

·      Face

·      Genetics
of perception

·      Holistic

·      Local/global

·      Number

·      Multiple
object tracking

·      Perceptual

·      Perceptual

·      Response

·      Surround

·      Task

·      Visual

·      Visual

·      Working

Hrag PailianPostdoctoral FellowHarvard UniversityDepartment of Psychology33 Kirkland Street702 William James HallCambridge, MA 02138Phone: 443-691-0943

[visionlist] UCLA in vitro electrophysiologist

[visionlist] Gordon Research Seminar on Neurobiology of Cognition

Dear vision scientists,

We would like to invite you to apply to the Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Neurobiology of Cognition. The GRS is a unique forum for graduate students and postdocs to present and exchange new data and cutting-edge ideas. Following the GRS, attendees are encouraged to stay for the main Gordon Research Conference (GRC). 

More information, as well as an online application, can be found here: http://ift.tt/1TgWb6y

Please note that, in order to be considered for a talk, abstracts must be submitted by April 23.


We look forward to seeing you this summer!


Sarah Heilbronner & Brian Russ

Directors, 2016 GRS on Neurobiology of Cognition

[visionlist] Seven PhD positions at the Universities of Giessen and Marburg, Germany. IRTG-1901-The-Brain-in-Action.

The International Research Training Group (IRTG) The Brain in Action – BrainAct, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), invites applications for 

7 Research Assistants (Doctoral candidates)

Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (TV-H E 13, 65 %). The positions are to be staffed starting on 1st October 2016 or soon thereafter over a maximum period of up to 3 years and will offer the possibility of further scientific qualification in the frame of the assigned duties.

The IRTG/CREATE BrainAct is a joint doctoral research and training program of two German and three Canadian Universities: University of Giessen, University of Marburg, Queen’s University, Kingston, Western University, London, and York University, Toronto. Announced positions are to be filled at the Universities of Giessen and Marburg. A significant part of each research project (obligatory: 6 to 12 months) will be performed at the partner sites in Canada. Doctoral candidates will attend a structured doctoral program including seminar and lecture series and practical courses and will be jointly supervised by German and Canadian researchers. 

The key goal of the IRTG/CREATE is to deepen the understanding of the neural systems and processes that underlie perception and action in everyday living. Research will focus on Action control in natural environments, Multisensory perception for action, and Internal encoding of action-space. Projects apply psychophysics, movement tracking (eye, hand, or full body), electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) or computational modeling. 

The IRTG invites the application of highly qualified applicants from life, biomedical and natural sciences including psychology. Further information can be found at our website: http://www.irtg-brainact.de .

We support women and particularly invite them to apply. Applicants with children are welcome. Sharing a full-time position (§ 8 Abs. 2 Satz 1 HGLG) as well as a reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as described in SGB IX (§2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. 

As the documents will not be returned after end of the selection procedure, please do not send originals. Application and interview costs can partly be refunded.

Please send your application (including a statement of purpose (in English, no longer than three pages), curriculum vitae (in English), two recent letters of reference (in English or German), copies of earned degrees including copy of higher education entrance qualification (in English or German) with the reference “IRTG BrainAct” – mentioning the registration number fb13-0004-wmz-2016 by June 1st, by mail to Philipps-Universität Marburg, Dept. Neurophysics, Sigrid Thomas, Karl-von-Frisch-Straße 8a, D-35043 Marburg, Germany, or electronically as a single pdf-document to: thomas@staff.uni-marburg.de . 

Prof. Dr. Frank Bremmer


University of Marburg

Karl-v-Frisch Str 8a

D-35043 Marburg, Germany

Tel.: +49 6421 28 24160 (Secr.)

Email: frank.bremmer@physik.uni-marburg.de

WWW: http://ift.tt/1MPuBGS

IRTG-1901: http://ift.tt/1Mygwm6

SFB/TRR-135: http://ift.tt/1OxyUeb

FOR-1847: http://ift.tt/1Mygvi1

[visionlist] CVPR 2016 Workshop on “Moving Cameras Meet Video Surveillance: from Body-borne Cameras to Drones” (Submission Deadline Extended)

Call for PapersFirst International Workshop on “Moving Cameras Meet Video Surveillance: from Body-borne Cameras to Drones”Workshop at CVPR 2016, Las Vegas, USA, July 1st, 2016http://mp7.watson.ibm.com/MCMVS2016/Overview:Traditional research on intelligent video surveillance has primarily focused on video analysis from fixed overhead cameras, where techniques such as background modeling are commonly used for moving object detection. More recently, wearable visual sensors and cameras mounted on aerial and ground vehicles are becoming increasingly accessible in terms of cost and availability, leading to new forms of visual sensing based on moving cameras. For example, dash cams are being mounted in police vehicles for license plate recognition; police officers are starting to use body-worn cameras in patrol operations; and drones are gaining significant popularity in a variety of applications, including law enforcement. These mobile devices are significantly expanding the scope of video surveillance beyond tradition by providing quicker and more effective means of crime fighting, such as wide area surveillance for civil security and crowd surveillance for large gathering and sports events. In addition to surveillance (oversight), we now have “sousveillance” [http://ift.tt/1LmxzRr] (undersight) where ordinary people take part in visual sensing through the use of wearable/moving cameras. Combining surveillance (oversight) with sousveillance (undersight) gives us a more generalized “veillance” (sight), at the intersection of Wearables, Internet of Things, Smart Cities, and sensing. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers from the area of intelligent video surveillance and the area of video analysis from moving cameras (body cams, dash cams, drones and other UAVs), in order to discuss emerging technology in the intersection of these areas, as well as their societal implications.Call for Participation:We invite contributions on the topic of visual surveillance, with special emphasis on video analysis from moving cameras. More specifically, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:- Video analytics for body-worn cameras in law enforcement- Wearable cameras, “Personal Imaging”, sousveillance, and metasensing- Safety and security systems based on moving cameras- Video summarization, search and retrieval on moving cameras- Vehicle classification and license plate recognition from dash cameras- Video analytics for surveillance drones- Anomaly detection based on mobile visual sensors- Multiple sensor fusion- Crowd analysis based on moving cameras- Object detection, tracking, and classification from moving cameras- Humanistic Intelligence (HI) and veillance integrity- Privacy and social implicationsWe invite submissions of original papers (maximum of 8 pages, using the CVPR 2016 format). Accepted submissions will be presented as oral talks or posters at the workshop. All submissions are subject to a double-blind review process by the program committee. Further details can be found on the workshop homepage (http://ift.tt/1nVBmR1).Important Dates:Submission deadline: April 04, 2016Notification of acceptance: April 26, 2016Camera ready submission: May 1, 2016Workshop date: July 1, 2016Workshop Organizers:Rogerio Feris, IBM Quanfu Fan, IBM Steve Mann, University of Toronto