iV&L Net Training School 2015

1 – 4 June 2015

University of Leuven, Belgium

Department of Electrical Engineering – ESAT

Kasteelpark Arenberg 10

3001 Leuven

Belgium

About COST Action training schools

Training Schools provide intensive training in emerging research topics within the laboratories and organisations involved in the COST Action. Participants are mainly, but not exclusively, young researchers involved in COST Actions. Training Schools also cover appropriate re-training as part of life-long learning.

 

About the iV&L Net training school

The 2015 Summer School on Integrating Vision and Language is the first in a series of Summer Schools aimed at bringing together Vision and Language researchers and to provide the opportunity for cross-disciplinary teaching and learning. The aim is that each Summer School will build on the last, collectively providing a comprehensive body of information and learning materials about data, methods and applications in Computer Vision, Language Processing and their intersection, focusing particularly on the integration of vision and language processing.

 

Application Process for Training School Participants (‘Trainees’)

Update – 8/5/15 – Please note that due to overwhelming demand all places have now been filled and the application process has been closed.

  1. Make sure you are signed in to this website.  If you have not yet become a member of the iV&L Net website click here to complete our sign up form
  2. If you would like to claim the Trainee Grant awarded to participating COST Country members and cooperating states please set up an e-Cost account, if you have not done this already (visit https://e-services.cost.eu/user/login/ to set up your account).  Trainees from non-COST countries are welcome to attend the Training School but are not entitled to receive the Trainee Grant.
  3. Complete the application form below
  4. The form will be sent to the Action Chair for review
  5. You will be notified by email to confirm if you have secured a trainee place at the Training School
  6. The trainee will be sent a delegate pack by email
  7. The trainee will need to sign the attendance sheet each day during the Training School
  8. On completion of the Training School the trainee should submit their claim for the trainee grant via e-Cost.

 

The Trainee Grant

Trainee grants do not necessarily cover all expenses related to attend the Training School.  The Trainee Grant is a contribution to the overall travel, accommodation and meal expenses of the Grantee.

Accommodation and meal expenses:

The amount afforded for accommodation and meal expenses for this Training School will be a flat rate of EUR 160 per day.

Travel costs flat rate zones:

Travel grants will be in the region of the figures shown below, final amounts are still to be confirmed.

Zone A: Belgium – 70€

Zone B: Luxembourg, Netherlands, Northern France, North-western Germany – 150€

Zone C: UK, Ireland, Other France, Other Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria – 250€

Zone D: All other countries – 350€

 

Please note – The total Grant awarded to each eligible Trainee cannot exceed EUR 1500 (this includes the flat rate day rate for accommodation and meals and travel costs).

Training School Programme (TBC)

***Registration and Welcome***

14:00-17:00 Registration

15:00-15:30 Welcome address, Overview of the iV&L Network, Overview and Objectives of the Training School [ANYA BELZ] [Room 00.62]

*** INTRODUCTORY SESSION: INTRODUCTION TO TASKS, APPLICATIONS AND STATE-OF-THE-ART METHODS IN CV AND NLP ***

15:30-17:30 Parallel introductory tutorials on tasks, applications and state-of-the-art methods:

NLP Group: Tasks, Applications and state-of-the-art methods in Computer Vision [THEO GEVERS] [Room 00.62]

CV Group: Tasks, Applications and state-of-the-art methods in Natural Language Processing [JULIA HOCKENMAIER via video link] [Room 00.35]

*** SESSION I: TUTORIALS AND LAB CLASSES ON MACHINE LEARNING, FEATURES AND SIMILARITY METRICS IN CV AND NLP ***

09:00-11:00 Tutorial on Machine Learning, Features and Similarity Metrics in NLP [LUCIA SPECIA] [Room 00.62]

11:00-11:30 Coffee break – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

***KEYNOTE LECTURES, MEMBERS’ PRESENTATIONS***

11:30-13:30 Tutorial on Machine Learning, Features and Similarity Metrics in Computer Vision: A whirlwind tour of modern approaches to feature classification using machine learning in computer vision [TOBY BRECKON] [Room 00.62]

13:30-14:30 Lunch break – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

*** SESSION II Cont: TUTORIALS AND LAB CLASSES ON MACHINE LEARNING, FEATURES AND SIMILARITY METRICS IN CV AND NLP ***

14:30-15:30 Keynote Lecture 1: ARDI ROELOFS: How the Brain Integrates Vision and Language [Room 00.62]

15:30-16:00 Coffee break – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

16:00-18:00 Parallel lab classes on Machine Learning, Features and Similarity Metrics:

NLP Group: Video understanding for Activity Recognition [FRANCOIS BREMOND, CARLOS FERNANDO CRISPIM] [Room 00.60]

CV Group: Machine Learning, Features and Similarity Metrics in NLP [ANDRE MARTINS] [Room 01.57]

*** SESSION II: TUTORIALS AND LAB CLASSES ON DATA SETS IN CV AND NLP ***

09:00-10:00 Keynote Lecture 2: RICHARD SOCHER via video link [Room 00.62]

10:00-10:30 Coffee break – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

10:30-12:30 Datasets, Annotations and Evaluation for Language and Vision [FRANK KELLER, DESMOND ELLIOTT] [Room 00.62]

12:30-13:30 Lunch break – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

*** KEYNOTE LECTURES, MEMBERS’ PRESENTATIONS ***

13:30-15:30 Tutorial on Datasets, Annotations and Metrics in Computer Vision [SERGIO ESCALERA] [Room 00.62]

15:30-16:00 Coffee break – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

*** SESSION I Cont: TUTORIALS AND LAB CLASSES ON DATA SETS IN CV AND NLP ***

16:00-18:00 Parallel lab classes on datasets in CV and NLP:

NLP Group: Face analysis and scene understanding in Computer Vision [XAVIER BARO SOLE] [Room 00.60]

CV Group: Lab class on NLP datasets – exploration and use [DESMOND ELLIOTT, FRANK KELLER] [Room 01.57]

*** iV&L Net MEMBERS’ PRESENTATIONS ***

09:00-10:40 Network members’ Research Activity – short presentations on members’ research [Room 00.62]

10:40-11:20 Coffee break – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

11:20-12:00 Network members’ Research Activity – short presentations on members’ research [Room 00.62]

12:00-13:00 Keynote Lecture 3: LUC VAN GOOL [Room 00.62]

13:00 End of Training School

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Applications for trainee places at the Training School are now closed.  We look forward to seeing you on the 1st-4th June!