[visionlist] Bosco Tjan’s Memorial Symposium@VSS 2017

Dear Members of the Vision Science Community,

Many thanks to those who attended the Memorial Symposium for Bosco Tjan a couple of weeks ago at VSS.  We understand that some of you were not able to attend due to different reasons, but would like to watch the video.  Here’s a link to the video-recording of the symposium – many thanks to VSS for the arrangements.


Susana Chung

[visionlist] Extended CfP: Workshop / Summer School on Spatial Concepts, Aug. 1-2, Riga

Workshop / Summer SchoolatThe Laboratory for Perceptual and Cognitive Systems, Faculty of Computing, University of LatviaFormal Semantics of Concepts, Space, and LocativesAugust 1-2, 2017Call for Participation & PapersDescriptionThe workshop provides an overview of formal semantics and its applications. In addition, it explores applications of formal semantic and topological tools to spatial concepts. After an advanced introduction, formal semantic modelling in spatial concepts will be discussed. The workshop will conclude with an overview of some formal representations of spatial relations in Baltic languages.Audience: graduate students and all interested academics.We also invite contributed talks covering some of the topics mentioned above.Schedule:First day: overview of formal semantics; afternoon: contributed talksSecond day: applications in spatial modelling, topology; spatial relations in Baltic languagesSpeakers include:Michael Glanzberg(Northwestern University, USA)Jurgis Skilters(Laboratory for Perceptual and Cognitive Systems, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia)Līga Zariņa(Laboratory for Perceptual and Cognitive Systems, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia)Eglė Žilinskaitė-Šinkūnienė(Vilnius University, Lithuania)Abigail Klassen(UNLV, USA & Laboratory for Perceptual and Cognitive Systems, Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia)Topics:Michael Glanzberg: formal semantics, conceptsMichael Glanzberg, Jurgis Skilters, Liga Zarina, Abigail Klassen: formal semantics in spatial relations; applications in spatial modelling, topology.Michael Glanzberg, Egle Zilinskaite, Jurgis Skilters, Liga Zarina: spatial relations in Baltic languagesDeadlines:Application for participation (CV): June 20, 2017Application for presenting a talk (Abstract of 250-300 words): June 15, 2017Applications have to be sent to: jurgis.skilters@lu.lvSponsors or Partners:Faculty of Computing, University of LatviaUniversity of Latvia FoundationNorthwestern UniversityQuestions: jurgis.skilters@lu.lvWebpage: http://www.lpcs.lu.lv/

[visionlist] Post-Doc or Research Associate Position in Visuomotor Neuroscience

This Ad has been revised to accommodate more senior trainees:
Post-Doctoral Fellowship or Research
Associate Position in Visuomotor Neuroscience

Available immediately in Doug Crawford’s
Visuomotor Neuroscience lab, York University, Toronto, Canada http://ift.tt/2rkPM0x.
Candidates are invited to apply for a post-doc position involving
1) cortical recordings in non-human primates engaged in
head-unrestrained reaching, and/or 2) functional imaging / TMS
studies of visually-guided reaching in humans. Key research topics
include visual-motor integration, visual working memory, spatial
transformations, and multi-joint coordination. The position is
available until at least September 2018, with opportunity to renew
(pending expected project grant renewal).

Post-Doctoral Candidates should have received a
PhD in a Neuroscience-related topic within 3 years of the start
date. The Successful Post-Doc will be provided with a salary of
$50,000/yr, with some benefits, Qualified post-docs will also be
eligible to apply in the first available round for our in-house
Fellowship Program:  http://ift.tt/2qBafAU

More senior trainees may be hired as ‘Research
Associates’, or may transition from PDF to RA status as required.
Salary and Benefits based on level of experience.

Candidates should have a good knowledge of
vision, cognitive neuroscience, and sensorimotor control.
Experience with primate electrophysiology, behavioral recordings,
and/or human neuroimaging is desirable, as well as strengths in
programming and computational neuroscience. Interested applicants
should send inquiries and/or applications to jdc@yorku.ca.
Applications should include a cover letter, complete CV, and
contacts for 2-3 referees. The position will remain open until

York is home to Canada’s largest Centre for
Vision Research http://ift.tt/2rkWCDk
and a prestigious new federally funded program; Vision: Science to
Applications http://ift.tt/2sayXFA.
We have extensive resources for computation, visual psychophysics,
motion kinematics, primate neurobiology, MRI, TMS, VR, and
robotics, with frequent vision/neuroscience seminars and an
in-house international conference.

York welcomes applications
from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the
University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with
disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal
persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and
all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. York is committed
to equity and diversity, and to a positive and supportive

[visionlist] PhD position offer at Inria: Dense Volumetric 4D Modelling of Moving Shapes

The Morpheo team at Inria Grenoble (France) is looking for a
highly motivated PhD candidate to work on foot motion modelling
using combined video and X-ray imagery. The project will
ultimately aim at improving shoe conception and be carried out in
partnership with industrials. The PhD candidate will be supervised
by Julien Pansiot and Edmond Boyer.Location: Inria
Grenoble, France.Application
deadline: 30/06/2017.Expected start /
duration: October 2017 / 3 years.Required degree:
master in computer science.Expected interests:
computer vision, 3D modelling, or medical imaging.More details on the
position and application can be found at:http://ift.tt/2salYnd regards,Julien Pansiot and Edmond Boyer

[visionlist] Two Research-Enhanced Faculty Positions in Neuroscience

Dear Colleagues,

York University (Toronto) is seeking two research-enhanced faculty
appointments in Psychology and Biology, up to Full Professor level.
These positions align with the planned expansion of our neuroscience
facilities. We are particularly interested in primate neurophysiology
research that is relevant to our Vision: Science to Applications
program: http://ift.tt/2sayXFA

For details, see:

Psychology Position:

Biology Position:

Application Deadline: July 1, 2017

Regards, Doug

[visionlist] ECEM 2017 – Start of Registration and Accommodation Information

The European Conference on Eye Movements is the
largest scientific meeting in the field of research on eye movements and the
largest forum for researchers using eye movements to study issues in
neuroscience, psychology and many fields of application.

This year’s meeting will take place from August 20 to
24 in Wuppertal, Germany. We expect about 600 participants, see the conference
website for detailed information:  




We have secured a large number of hotel rooms for the
conference. Terms differ, but most orders will be valid until mid or late July.
Please refer to the information on our website. It is essential that you use
the correct booking code for each hotel. Otherwise, hotels may appear to be
booked out, while, in fact, they are pre-reserved for you. 




To register for the conference, please follow the
instructions in the ConfTool-system:


Go To:  Overview
> Register as participant

You will notice that that there is a mandatory split
of cost between (tax free) conference contributions and VAT-taxable catering
cost. This was done to be in compliance with the German federal tax code, there
is no need for any action on your part. 
In addition to the main conference, you can also register for the
following activities:


User group meetings:
If you check the box, you can chose between free user meetings offered on
August 22, 17.00 – 19.00 CET by SR Research, SMI and Tobii.



Conference Dinner:
Our evening gathering will take place at the historic city hall in Elberfeld,
not far away from campus. During the dinner there will be a presentation by a
magician (also a psychologist), who will demonstrate stunning phenomena of
human (in)attention, followed an in vogue swing band plus DJ.  Note that the social evening is very
moderately priced so that young participants will have a chance to attend and
mingle with fellow researchers. We recommend booking now, as we can’t guarantee
on site ticket availability.         



workshops:  The
workshops were organized on the basis of community input. We expect them to
fill up quickly and recommend immediate booking. Six of the seven workshops are
planned for six hours on August 19, while one will take nine hours including
the morning of August 20. Fees for the workshops are again quite moderate,
accounting for expenses and catering.   


We are looking forward to seeing you this summer. If
you have any question or need help in any respect, please contact us at

Ralph Radach, Heiner Deubel and your team of ECEM 2017 organizers.    

[visionlist] June 16th workshop on ‘Motivation, selection, and information-seeking’ in Rovereto, Italy

Hello All, 

On June 16th, 2017, a mini-workshop on ‘Motivation, selection, and information-seeking’ will take place at the Center for Mind / Brain Science (CIMEC) of the University of Trento, Italy. 

Confirmed speakers are: 

Leonardo Chelazzi (University of Verona, IT)

Giorgio Coricelli (University of Trento, IT; University of Southern California, USA)

Jackie Gottlieb (Columbia University, USA)

Clayton Hickey (University of Trento, IT)

Jane Raymond (Birmingham University, UK)

Each speaker will give a 40 minute talk to be followed by a 20 minute question period. 

The workshop will be held in the Aula Magna of Palazzo Piomarta, which is located at Corso Bettini 84, Rovereto, Italy. Talks will begin at 11 am and finish by 6pm. (Note that the workshop is preceded by a 10am colloquium at the same location by Gregor Thut of the University of Glasgow). 

All are welcome, there is no fee, and no formal registration is required. Drop me a quick note if you plan on coming (clayton.hickey@unitn.it). 


Hope you can join us! 



Clayton Hickey

Center for Mind / Brain Sciences

University of Trento, Italy