4th UK Computer Vision Student Workshop (BMVW)Editor: Teofilo de Campos
The BMVC Student Workshop takes place a day after the main BMVC conference. It has become a regular feature of BMVC which gives students in computer vision an opportunity to network and start collaborations at an early stage in their research career.
Following the format of previous year, we opened up a call for full length papers in the same format as that of the main conference. Each paper was reviewed by four reviewers who had only one week to do their work, but each of them reviewed only up to two papers. Thanks to this light load, they did a very good job and provided very detailed feedback for all papers received. Rather than having the usual negative bias, reviewers focussed their feedback on giving advice to improve the papers and for future directions of the research presented. Not all submissions have been accepted, but we are confident that the feedback received will be useful for all the authors.
As a result of the peer-reviewing process, we accepted four papers for oral presentations and two for poster presentations. Additionally, we invited four students who are presenting posters at the BMVC main conference to present their work orally at this workshop. These papers were selected based on the scores that they received from the peer reviewers of the main conference.
Thanks to generous sponsorship from the PASCAL2 network of excellence, this year we were able to invite two keynote speakers who are leaders in their fields: Andrew Davison and Ariadna Quattoni. This sponsorship also enabled us to provide two bursaries for students (in addition to the 10 bursaries provided by the BMVA).
Further to the two keynotes, this year we also introduced a call for impromptu contributions to be presented as posters. The goal of this call was to make this workshop more inclusive and less like a mini-conference. Students were invited to present ongoing research and preliminary results. Posters about recently published work were also welcome. The posters selected from this call are not listed in the programme below to protect authors who are planning to submit their work to a prestigious conference or journal in the near future.
All the presenters in this workshop (apart from the keynote speakers) are students who are enrolled at British institutions. While this restriction can be slightly controversial, we find that this is a relevant policy, because the BMVC main conference is very competitive internationally, leaving students in the beginning of their research career with little opportunity to present their work to a large public.
I would like to thank the BMVC general chairs Krystian Mikolajczyk, John Collomosse and Richard Bowden, for giving me the opportunity to organise this workshop and for providing valuable advice. Many thanks to Helen Cooper and John Illingworth for their support with administrative matters.
Teofilo de Campos
|Mark Barnard||University of Surrey|
|Barbara Caputo||IDIAP Research Institute|
|Alessio Del Bue||Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia|
|Carl Henrik Ek||KTH Stockholm|
|Nazli FarajiDavar||University of Surrey|
|Albert Gordo||Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona|
|Ashish Gupta||University of Surrey|
|Rui Hu||University of Surrey|
|Olaf Kahler||University of Oxford|
|Jan Knopp||KU Leuven|
|Piotr Koniusz||University of Surrey|
|Luca Marchesotti||Xerox Research Centre Europe|
|Alexander Mansfield||ETH Zurich|
|Julian McAuley||University of Stanford|
|Mukta Prasad||ETH Zurich|
|Erik Rodner||Friedrich Schiller University of Jena|
|Jose Rodriguez-Serrano||Xerox Research Centre Europe|
|Violet Snell||University of Surrey|
|Eric Sommerlade||University of Oxford|
|Phil Tresadern||University of Manchester|
|Ruixuan Wang||University of Dundee|
|Fei Yan||University of Surrey|
|Huiyu Zhou||Queen's University Belfast|
Workshop Programme and Papers
Friday - 7th September 2012
|9:00|| Keynote 1
Ariadna Quattoni - Latent Variable Models for Content-Based Image Retrieval and Structure Prediction
|10:00|| Session 1
|10:40|| Poster session and coffee break
|11:20|| Session 2
|12:40||Poster session and lunch|
|14:00|| Keynote 2
Andrew Davison - Monocular SLAM and Real-Time Scene Perception
|15:00|| Session 3
Papers marked by (invited talk) have been accepted as posters at the BMVC main conference and the authors have been invited to present them orally in this workshop.