Vision and sports summer school 2012 – application closes May 15th


Application closes May 15th


Prague, 27-31 August 2012

application deadline: 15 May 2012

Organized in collaboration with NIFTi


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
Tennis, Archery, Kung-Fu and Ultimate Freesbee. 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).

Following the 5-day summer school, there will be a robotic workshop
organized by the EU project NIFTi ( The participants
will apply vision algorithms on the NIFTi mobile robot(s) and move the
robot around using the Ladybug3 camera the robot is equipped with.
Attendance to this workshop is optional and limited to a small number
of attendees.


Jiri Matas
Czech Technical University

Phil Torr
Oxford Brookes University

Carsten Rother
Microsoft Research Cambridge

Christoph Lampert
IST Austria

Patrick Perez
Technicolor Research and Innovation

Silvio Savarese
University of Michigan

Vittorio Ferrari
University of Edinburgh

Bastian Leibe
RWTH Aachen University

Ondrej Chum
Czech Technical University


Current list of topics:

Local feature extraction
Large-scale specific object recognition
Single-view and multi-view object categorization
MRF/CRF in Computer Vision
Semantic segmentation
Weakly supervised learning of visual models
Kernel Methods in Computer Vision
Tracking in video


Tennis, Volleyball, Unihockey, Archery, Table Tennis, Soccer, Archery,
Ultimate Freesbee, Kung-Fu, Basketball, Tai chi, Badminton


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 for
PhD students is only 300 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 15 May 2012.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 31 May 2012.