[Elsnet-list] CFP : IDIAP Annviersary Workshop

David Barber david.barber at idiap.ch
Tue Jul 4 11:42:23 CEST 2006

Call for Participation and Presentations:
IDIAP 15th Anniversary Workshop 
12-13 September, 2006
IDIAP Research Institute, Martigny, Switzerland
Abstract Submission Deadline : July 11, 2006
Workshop Description :
IDIAP is leading Swiss research institute dedicated to the study of
human-machine interaction, with strong activity in computer vision,
speech processing, machine learning, multimodal interaction, brain
computer interfaces and information retrieval.
As part of IDIAP's 15th Anniversary, the workshop will provide an
informal setting within which to discuss and interact, taking place in
the beautiful setting of Martigny in the Swiss Alps.
The two day workshop will cover four key areas: 
* Machine Learning
* Speech Processing
* Computer Vision
* Information Retrieval

The last 15 years has brought a maturation in these fields, leading to
many theoretical and practical advances. The statistical paradigm has
been prevalent in recent years, leading to a common framework within
which many of the techniques applied in these different areas may be
related. Whilst, therefore, a stronger understanding of the
commonality of techniques now exists, each field requires specific
insights for the continued and successful development toward solving
substantial real-world applications.
The workshop will address these areas from the viewpoint of key
progress made, current techniques and applications, and will discuss
future prospects in these ever growing and exciting fields. The scope
of the workshop is broad, with the desire to encourage interaction
between researchers from these diverse areas. Of particular interest
are key technical developments, and the highlighting of current
difficulties preventing their further application to substantial
real-world problems.

Invited speakers :

Chris Bishop (Assistent Director Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK)
Nelson Morgan (Director International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, USA)
Thomas Hofmann (Director IPSI Fraunhofer, Germany, and Google, Switzerland)
Patrick Perez (Irisa/Inria-Rennes, France.)
Call for Presentations :
We invite talks from students and researchers in any of the above
fields, addressing either a theoretical or application issue. Talks
which discuss technical developments are welcome, particularly those
which address key stumbling blocks in the application of theory to
substantial real-world problems.
The talks are to be 15 minutes + 5 minutes questions.
Please see http://www.idiap.ch/ws15/ for submission of abstracts of
* Deadline for abstract submission is 11:59pm (GMT) Tuesday July 11, 2006.
* Decisions will be emailed on or before July 20.
Registration for the workshop is free, but limited to 150 participants.


Travel Grants :
A small number of travel grants (limited to CHF 500 each) are
available. Please see http://www.idiap.ch/ws15/ for details of how to apply.


David Barber (IDIAP)
Herve Bourlard (IDIAP)
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