[Elsnet-list] V&L Net Workshop on Vision and Language - Announcement and First Call for Contributions

Darren Cosker dpc at cs.bath.ac.uk
Tue Jul 5 16:11:52 CEST 2011


V&L Net Workshop on Vision and Language
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ANNOUNCEMENT AND FIRST CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

Endorsed by BMVA (the British Machine Vision Association)

Date: Thursday, 15 September 2011
Venue: Huxley Building, University of Brighton


The EPSRC Network on Vision and Language (V&L Net)
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The EPSRC Network on Vision and Language (V&L Net) is a forum for  
researchers from the fields of Computer Vision and Language Processing  
to meet, exchange ideas, expertise and technology, and form new  
partnerships. Our aim is to create a lasting interdisciplinary  
research community situated at the language-vision interface, jointly  
working towards solutions for some of today's toughest computational  
challenges, including image and video search, description of visual  
content and text-to-image generation.


Workshop Aims
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The Vision and Language Workshop is chiefly intended to be a  
networking and community building event for the computer vision and  
language processing communities.  It will give us an opportunity to  
meet and get to know each other.  This process will be supported by an  
informal approach characterised by diverse networking activities and a  
large number of brief oral presentations combined with poster  
presentations.

The Vision and Language Workshop is free for full V&L Net members.   
V&L Net will furthermore cover the cost of one night's accommodation  
in Brighton and economy-class travel within the UK for full V&L Net  
members presenting an accepted poster.  Full details can be found on  
the workshop page on the V&L Net website (for contact details see  
below).


Call for Contributions
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The Vision&  Language Workshop organisers invite the submission of  
abstracts addressing any aspect of research that involves both vision  
and language.

We encourage a wide range of different types of abstracts/posters,  
including but not limited to the following:

* Presentations of existing projects and research programmes
* Outlines of project ideas, in particular from those seeking  
collaborators
* Reports of research in progress
* Reports of research results
* System demos

Specific research topics include, but are by no means limited to:

* Image and video labelling and annotation
* Image and video description
* Computational modelling of human vision and language
* Image and video retrieval
* Multimodal human-computer communication
* Text-to-image generation
* Language-driven animation
* Facial animation for speech
* Assistive methodologies

Accepted abstracts will be presented at the workshop in the form of  
brief 'teaser' presentations, followed by a poster presentation during  
the workshop poster session.


Submission Guidelines
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Submitted abstracts should be 1-2 pages in length. PDF format is  
strongly preferred. Please send abstracts no later than 7 August 2011  
to vl-net at brighton.ac.uk.


Mini-posters for WLTM Notice Board
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Delegates are furthermore encouraged to bring along to the workshop A3- 
sized mini-posters for our would-like-to-meet notice board.  The idea  
is for mini-posters to describe collaborations sought, profile  
research groups, advertise publications, and similar items.


Outline Programme
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Morning:

Introduction and Welcome
Computer Vision Invited Talk (speaker t.b.c.)
Language Processing Invited Talk (speaker t.b.c.)
Speed Networking Session
Feedback to V&L Net

Lunch Break

Afternoon:

Teaser Presentations for Posters
Poster Session
Would-like-to-meet Notice Board
Evening Drinks


Important Dates
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Submission of Abstracts			07 Aug 2011
Notification of Acceptance		15 Aug 2011
Workshop on Vision and Language	15 Sep 2011


Organisers
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Anja Belz, University of Brighton
Darren Cosker, University of Bath
Frank Keller, University of Edinburgh
Dimitrios Makris, Kingston University


Contact
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vl-net at brighton.ac.uk
http://www.vlnet.org.uk/VL-Workshop-2011.html
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