AERFAI International Summer School on Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning in Multimedia Systems

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AERFAI International Summer School on Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
in Multimedia Systems — Benicàssim, June 7-11, 2010



The AERFAI Summer School 2010 is organized by the Spanish Association
for Pattern Recognition (AERFAI) in collaboration with the Institute
of New Imaging Technologies at Universitat Jaume I of Castelló
(Spain). This is the fifth edition in a series of AERFAI Summer
Schools devoted to a wide range of topics in the fields of Pattern
Recognition and Machine Learning. The focus of this year Summer School
is to study the most relevant approaches to Pattern Recognition and
Machine Learning in Multimedia Systems. This event is open to any
researcher or PhD-student who is interested in learning or refreshing
their knowledge about the most successful approaches in the fields of
object & human-action detection/categorization and recognition.

AERFAISS’2010 is organized as a five-days intensive course to be held
June 7-11 in Benicàssim (Spain). Leading experts in the field shall
present each tutorial, followed by a practice session with specific
software in order for participants to gain a better understanding of
the theory. A non-formal poster session will also be organized for the
participants to present their current research and interact with their
scientific peers.


Prof. J. Salvador Sánchez, Local Chair AERFAISS’2010,
Prof. Filiberto Pla, Chairman of the AERFAI,


Learning with Structured Inputs and Outputs
Dr. Christoph Lampert, Institute of Science and Technology, Vienna (Austria)

Interactive Video Retrieval
Dr. Cees G.M. Snoek, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Human Action Recognition (Video)
Dr. Ivan Laptev, INRIA, Paris – Rocquencourt (France)

Human Activity Modelling from Mobile Phone Sensors
Dr. Daniel Gatica-Perez, IDIAP Research Institute, Martigny (Switzerland)

Visual Recognition and Features
Dr. Krystian Mikolajczyk, CVSSP, University of Surrey (UK)

Multimodal Data Fusion
Dr. Stéphane Marchand-Maillet, University of Geneva (Switzerland)

New Challenges in Machine Learning
Prof. Ethem Alpaydin, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul (Turkey)


Fees for the AERFAISS’2010 are as follows:

AERFAI or PASCAL2 members – Early registration (by May 10, 2010): Full
… 500 Euros / Single lecture … 100 Euros

AERFAI or PASCAL2 members – Late registration (after May 10, 2010):
Full … 550 Euros / Single lecture … 110 Euros

Non-members – Early registration (by May 10, 2010): Full … 600 Euros
/ Single lecture … 120 Euros

Non-members – Late registration (after May 10, 2010): Full … 650
Euros / Single lecture … 130 Euros

The full registration fee includes access to all lectures, handling
material, coffee breaks, lunches, a guided tour and social dinner. The
single lecture registration allows access to the lecture chosen,
handling material, coffee breaks and lunch. Payment of registration
fee should be done by bank transfer (more information at


AERFAISS’2010 will be held at Hotel Intur Bonaire in Benicàssim. The
hotel is located 150 meters from one of the best fine sandy beaches in
Benicàssim at the Mediterranean coast. It is 10 minutes from the city
of Castellón and the train station, while the Valencia airport is 45
minutes by car.


Participants will have a special group rate at Hotel Intur Bonaire and
other hotels very close to the AERFAISS’2010 venue. More information
about reservation is available on the web site.


Dept. Llenguatges i Sistemes Informàtics
Universitat Jaume I
Av. Vicent Sos Baynat, s/n
12071 Castellón de la Plana (Spain)

Tel. +34 964728348 / +34 964728350 / +34 964728359
Fax +34 964728435