CFP: 1st IEEE Workshop on Visual Analysis Beyond Semantics (CVPR13)

1st IEEE Workshop on Visual Analysis Beyond Semantics

28 June 2013

CVPR2013, Portland, Oregon, USA

Can we model high-level visual properties such as image quality, memorability and photographic style? Can we leverage large-scale datasets to mitigate the intrinsic uncertainty of these properties? And most importantly, can we successfully employ such models in applications for multimodal classification, retrieval and recommendation?
This workshop seeks to stimulate and inform researchers into tackling the next level of problems in this exciting area of research that we call visual analysis beyond semantics (VABS). The workshop itself is motivated from two directions:

1. While still in its nascent stage, research into computational models for visual analysis beyond semantics have already shown great potential and interesting results. However, as several recent papers published in latest CVPR and ICCV show, the techniques currently employed are mainly derived from content understanding (analysis pipelines involving SIFT, BOV and large-margin classifiers). Most recent and advanced computer vision/machine learning techniques like visual attributes, recommendation, implicit feedback, etc. are completely neglected. Moreover, current approaches are not leveraging multimodal information (visual and textual data).

2.VABS focuses on non-factual and uncertain information related to personal preferences, tastes and opinions. As a consequence, research in this novel field touches many aspects of learning, vision, cognitive science and perception. For this very reason, we believe that CVPR is the perfect venue to find and bring together such a heterogeneous and complementary set of competences.

Some specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

* analysis of image attractiveness ( high- and low-level image quality assessment)
* face analysis and aesthetics
* image and text memorability
* image and visual text understanding
* visual attributes for analysis beyond semantics
* multimodal/multimedia benchmarks
* visual style and affordances

The maximum paper length is 8 pages. The workshop paper format guidelines are the same as the Main Conference papers.
Submissions will be rejected without review if they: contain more than 8 pages, violate the double-blind policy or violate the dual-submission policy.

Submission: March 30th, 2013 11:59pm. EST
Notification: May 3rd, 2013
Camera ready: May 17th, 2013
Workshop: June 28th, 2013

Submission: March 30th, 2013 11:59pm. EST
Notification: May 3rd, 2013
Camera ready: May 17th, 2013
Workshop: June 28th, 2013

Luca Marchesotti, Xerox XRCE
Aude Oliva, MIT, CSAIL

Alexander Berg, Stony Brooks
Teofilo Campos, University of Surrey
Christel Chamaret, Technicolor
Serge Belongie, UCSD
Alessio Del Bue, IIT
Edward Gibson, MIT
Derek Hoiem, UIUC
Diane Larlus, Xerox Research Centre Europe Naila Murray, Xerox Research Centre Europe Devi Parikh, Virginia Tech Florent Perronnin, Xerox Research Centre Europe Hanspeter Pfister, Harvard Nicu Sebe, University of Trento Antonio Torralba, MIT Joost Van de Weijer, UAB Maria Vanrell, CVC Barcelona

Tamara Berg, Stony Brooks
Kristen Grauman, University of Texas
Alexei Efros, CMU
David Forsyth, UIUC
Aaron Hertzmann, University of Toronto
James Wang, Penn State