Vision and Sports Summer School 2011

Call for Participation


Zurich, 15-19 August 2011

email: vs3(at)

application deadline: 10 May 2011


Vision and Sports is a special special kind of summer school. In
addition to a broad-range of lectures on state-of-the-art Computer
Vision techniques, it offers exciting sport activities, such as Indoor
Climbing, Judo, Tennis and Volleyball. Sports are organized by the
same internationally renowned experts who deliver the lectures. The
school offers the best of both worlds to participants: high-quality
teaching on Computer Vision, and lots of fun with a variety of
attractive sports. This offers plenty of opportunity for personal
contact between students and teachers.

The Vision and Sports Summer School covers a broad range of subjects,
reflecting the diversity of Computer Vision. Each lecture will cover
both basic aspects and state-of-the-art research. Every day there are
two Computer Vision classes and one sports session. The classes
include both lectures and practical exercises.

The school is open to about 60 participants, and is targeted mainly to
young researchers (Master students and PhD students in particular).


Jiri Matas
Czech Technical University

Daniel Cremers
TU Muenchen

Vittorio Ferrari
ETH Zurich

Silvio Savarese
University of Michigan

Christoph Lampert
IST Austria

Cristian Sminchisescu
University of Bonn

Bodo Rosenhahn
University of Hannover

Ondrej Chum
Czech Technical University (Prague)


Current list of topics:

Local feature extraction
Multi-view geometry and 3D reconstruction
Large-scale specific object recognition
Appearance-based object categorization
Shape representation and matching
Contour-based object categorization
Human Pose Estimation
Kernel Methods for Computer Vision
Continuous optimization for Computer Vision
Structured Probabilistic models in Computer Vision


Tennis, Volleyball, Indoor Climbing, Unihockey, Table Tennis, Soccer, Judo


The school is open to about 60 participants. Please apply online at

Although priority will be given to young researchers (Master/PhD
students in particular), applications from senior researchers and
industrial professionals are welcome as well. The registration fee is
expected to be around 400 Euro. This fee includes all classes, sports
activities, coffee breaks, lunches, and a social dinner. For hotel
accommodation, students will get discount rates on hotels affiliated
with the school.

Applicants should apply before 10 May 2011.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 31 May 2011.