Vision and Sports Summer School Call for Participation


Call for Participation


Prague, 21-26  August 2017
application deadline: 12 May 2017

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, Volleyball and Climbing. 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 and PhD students in
particular). Following the summer school, on Saturday there will be a
workshop where the teachers will present their latest research
work. Students can attend this exciting workshop for free and have the
opportunity to see some cutting edge computer vision research.

TEACHERS (preliminary list)
Daniel Cremers,    TU Munich
Christoph Lampert,    IST Austria
Victor Lempitsky,    Skoltech
Jiri Matas,        Czech Technical University
Vittorio Ferrari,    University of Edinburgh / Google Research
Ondrej Chum,        Czech Technical University
More coming soon.

Current list of topics:
Large-scale specific object recognition
Image generation with deep networks
Variational methods and geometric reconstruction
Best practice in machine learning for computer vision
Weakly supervised learning of visual models
Visual tracking
More coming soon.

Tennis, Volleyball, Unihockey, Table Tennis, Soccer, Archery,
Basketball, Climbing, Badminton, Ultimate Frisbee

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
will be 370 Euro for MSc/PhD students, 450 Euro for other academics,
and 550 Euro for non-academics. 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 by 12 May 2017.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 16 May 2017.
Accepted participants should register by 02 Jul 2017.