[visionlist] Position as data manager/data scientist in Marburg, Germany (4 years)

The CRC/TRR 135 “Cardinal Mechanisms of perception”
(http://ift.tt/1aUKHC2) is looking for a
data manager or data scientist that will engage in thorough research
data management for our research projects. Tasks will be to evaluate
current workflows, to set up training modules and to combine existing
tools to form a software toolset that will serve as a workflow
assistance. The workflow assistance is supposed to enable sharing of
data and code within the CRC, to enhance transparency of the whole
research process and to prepare data and code for publication. Most
probably we will apply g-node which is based on Go (backend) and
Java-Script/HTML (frontend), and combine it with other common tools such
as git. If you are a computer scientist or a neuroscientist /
psychologist with strong skills in computer science, and if you are
interested to work in an inspiring, interdisciplinary research
environment in the beautiful medieval city of Marburg (with strong
connections to Giessen), close to Frankfurt, then join our team!

We offer a four-year position (100%) that will be substantially
supported by the University Computing Center in Marburg, by PIs from
three pilot studies and by the local research data management service
teams of the Universities in Marburg and Giessen.

If you are interested, please feel free to contact Karl Gegenfurtner
(Karl.R.Gegenfurtner@psychol.uni-giessen.de) or Alexander Schütz
(a.schuetz@uni-marburg.de) for further information and for official job


[visionlist] VSS 2018 | Final Call to Request a Satellite Event

[visionlist] Image Quality and System Performance (IQSP) XV 29th to 31st January 2018

[visionlist] CFP – Colour and Visual Computing Symposium – CVCS 2018

* The 9th Colour and Visual Computing Symposium 2018 (CVCS 2018)
* September 19-20, 2018, Gjøvik, Norway *
We are very happy to announce that the Colour and Visual Computing
Symposium 2018 (CVCS 2018) will take place in Gjøvik, Norway, on
19-20 September 2018. This will be the ninth time that The
Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory at the Norwegian
University of Science and Technology (NTNU) organizes such an
event.  This edition of the symposium follows up on the success
achieved by the previous runs, of the biannual Gjøvik Colour
Imaging Symposium (GCIS), from 2003 to 2011, and CVCS 2013 and
CVCS 2015. The symposium has attracted a growing number of
participants and provided a platform for fruitful discussions and
exploration of recent theoretical advances and emerging practical
applications of colour and visual information processing.
The CVCS 2018 symposium will contain a rich program of invited
keynotes, and regular talks on a wide variety of colour imaging
and visual computing topics given by young researchers and
well-known international experts in the field. The best student
paper will be awarded by a special committee.
Keynote speakers for the symposium are Professor Holly Rushmeier,
(Department of Computer Science, Yale University), Associate
Professor Marcelo Bertalmío (Information and Communication
Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Professor Michael
Felsberg (Computer Vision Laboratory, Linköping University).
Topics of particular interest to CVCS 2018 include, but are not
limited to:

    Colour and Image Metrology

    Computational Photography

    Colour Printing

    3D Capture and Reproduction

    Light and Colour

    Vision and Perception

    Colour Science

    Cross-Media Colour Reproduction

    Image and Video Processing and Analysis

    Image and Video Quality Assessment and Enhancement

    Material Appearance, Visualisation and Reproduction

    Spectral Image Capture, Processing and Reproduction

    Imaging for Applications: Cultural Heritage, Health and
Medical, Media Security, Forensics, Biometrics

Prospective authors are invited to submit short papers. The final
camera-ready papers can be up to 8 pages. All submissions must be
done through the submission system according to the authors’
guidelines. All papers will go through a blind review process. We
are currently seeking to publish the proceedings in Springer LNCS
under an Open Access license.
Organizing Committee:
General Chairs: Peter Nussbaum and Sony George
Program Chairs: Pål Anders Floor and Jean-Baptiste Thomas
Publication Chair: Ivar Farup
Publicity Chair: Jon Yngve Hardeberg
Important dates:
Submission Deadline: 15th March 2018
Notification of Acceptance: 15th May 2018
Camera Ready Deadline: 15th June 2018
Registration Deadline: 15th August 2018

The symposium is sponsored by the Research Council of Norway and
the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

We hope to see you soon in Gjøvik!
For additional information visit http://ift.tt/2nRSuwe,
or send your request to: info@colourlab.no

[visionlist] Call for Papers: Nanomaterials for the Neural Interfaces: State of the Art and Future Challenges

Dear Collegue,

We are currently accepting submissions for our upcoming Special Issue titled “Nanomaterials for the Neural Interfaces: State of the Art and Future Challenges” (http://www.hindawi.com/) which will be published in Journal of Nanomaterials (http://ift.tt/2dG1efJ) in October 2018. The Special Issue is open to both original research articles and review articles, and the deadline for submission is May 18, 2018.

You can find the Call for Papers at http://ift.tt/2AhSIih please find attached to this email.

This special issue provides an overview of the applications of nanomaterials as peripheral and central nervous system interfaces; it evaluates state-of-the-art methodologies, analyzes their limitations, and draws attention to the possible advances that could speed up the translation of nanomaterial-based neurotechnologies from research to clinical applications. We encourage authors to submit original, high quality research and perspective papers, as well as review articles.

Journal of Nanomaterials is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that aims to bring science and applications together on nanoscale and nanostructured materials with emphasis on synthesis, processing, characterization, and applications of materials containing true nanosize dimensions or nanostructures that enable novel/enhanced properties or functions. It is directed at both academic researchers and practicing engineers. It operates a fully open access publishing model which allows open global access to its published content. This model is supported through Article Processing Charges.

Please read over the journal’s author guidelines at http://ift.tt/2C6GhXH more information on the journal’s policies and the submission process. Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at http://ift.tt/2AhqnIU

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Best regards,


Elisa Castagnola

[visionlist] PhD studentship: Vision models for cinema applications

The Information and Communication Technologies department at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) invites applications for a PhD studentship position. The doctoral student will be joining the research group “Image Processing for Enhanced Cinematography” (http://ip4ec.upf.edu/) and will be co-supervised by Prof. Marcelo Bertalmío (http://ift.tt/1ixncwS) and by Prof. Jesús Malo (http://ift.tt/2AxngRd) from Universitat de València. The position is funded by the European Commission through its H2020 Programme.

Candidates should hold an M.Sc. with a solid background in mathematics and be proficient in spoken and written English. Experience in image processing, visual perception would be highly valuable.

Contact: please send application with CV, contact information of three references, and a summary of research accomplishments to marcelo DOT bertalmio AT upf DOT edu .


The objective of this project is to develop image processing algorithms based mainly on vision science models that address different challenges in moviemaking, from shooting to exhibition.Given that in terms of sensing capabilities cameras are in most regards better than human photoreceptors, the superiority of human vision over camera systems lies in the better processing which is carried out in the retina and the brain. Therefore, rather than working on the hardware, improving lenses and sensors, we resort instead to existing knowledge on visual neuroscience and models on visual perception to develop software methods mimicking neural processes in the human visual system, and apply these methods to images captured with regular cameras. We take the same approach when addressing projection/exhibition, developing vision-based image processing algorithms that try to overcome the limitations in contrast and color reproduction that current display systems have. We also want to translate motion picture know-how into better vision models, then use these models to develop image processing algorithms for cinema postproduction. As it has successfully been proven in the case of paintings, studying the craft of artists can give very profound insights into how vision works. Doing this for movies, where photographic realism can provide a very immersive surrogate for the perception of the real world, we expect to develop improved vision models for contrast and color perception that can be used to automatize filmmaking tasks, optimize results for emerging technologies, and process image content to maintain its appearance constant under changing viewing conditions. Furthermore, these models may open up new horizons in many different fields, having important scientific, as well as industrial and artistic, impact.

Gross salary is 1.500EUR/month. This is a very competitive scholarship given the cost of living in Spain (http://ift.tt/2p5lHPB).

Comment/web site for additional job details

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF, http://www.upf.edu/en/) is a public university located in Barcelona. It is the best Spanish university  according to the London Times higher education index, 2013, and it’s the number one Spanish university in number of ERC grants. The Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC, http://ift.tt/1QDiVMe) consistently ranks among the top computer science departments in Spain (e.g. the only computer science department from an Spanish university that has even been included in the top 100 of the Shanghai Ranking). The accreditation Units of Excellence Maria de Maeztu 2016-19 recognizes the units in Spain that perform cutting-edge research and are among the world’s best in their respective areas: only 3 university departments are accredited as such in Spain, and DTIC is the only one among technology and engineering. 

The DTIC is sited in UPF’s Communication Campus, which was opened in 2009 and is located within the vibrant 22@ technological district of Barcelona. Its PhD program offers advanced training in this interdisciplinary field, becoming an innovative and unique program in Spain. The  PhD program has been growing steadily and currently hosts about 140 PhD students and 40 supervisors. The program received a Mention of Excellence award from the Ministry of Science and Innovation in 2011.

Departmental Indicators:

Research income: 15.6 M€ / year.

67 FP7 projects participated and coordinated by 26 staff members (> 60% UPF EU funds) including 13 prestigious ERC Grants.

Leader in Spain with  > 5% of all the competitive funds obtained by Spanish Universities.

Consolidated scientific productivity: some 200 articles/year, more than 75% of them in Q1 international journals.

50% scientific papers and articles with at least one international collaborator.

[visionlist] VSS 2018 | Final Call for Graphics Submissions