CFP: HiPot: Workshop on Higher-Order Models and Global Constraints in Computer Vision and TPAMI Special Issue


HiPot: Workshop on Higher-Order Models and Global Constraints in Computer Vision
ECCV 2012, Firenze, Italy
October 13, 2012

A number of problems in computer vision can be modelled as discrete labelling problems. One of the popular ways to formulate a labelling problem has been in terms of an energy function comprising of unary and pairwise clique potentials. More recently, a second wave of success can be attributed to the incorporation of higher-order terms that have the ability to encode significantly more sophisticated priors and structural dependencies between variables.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on different aspects (modelling, learning, inference) of higher-order models and global constraints for vision problems.

The workshop will include keynote talks from:
Endre Boros, Rutgers University
Fredrik Kahl, Lund University
Nikos Komodakis, Ecole des Ponts-ParisTech
Yann LeCun, New York University
René Vidal, Johns Hopkins University.

The complete program is available at:


There will be a special issue on “Higher Order Graphical Models in Computer Vision: Modelling, Inference & Learning” associated with the workshop, to be published in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. The call for papers is available at: The timeline is as follows:

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2013
Reviews: October 1, 2013
Revisions of Submissions: January 1, 2014
Final Decisions/Manuscript: April 1, 2014
Estimated Online Publication: Fall 2014

Looking forward to seeing you in Florence!