Fourth Summerschool on Advanced Statistics and Data Mining

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Mon, 18/05/2009 - 14:57

The Polytechnical Univ. of Madrid organizes a summerschool on "Advanced Statistics and Data Mining" in Madrid between July 6th and July 17th. The summerschool comprises 18 courses divided in 2 weeks.
Attendees may register in each course independently. Registration will be considered upon strict arrival order.

For more information, please, visit or

List of courses and brief description
(Full description at

PASCAL Visual Object Classes Recognition Challenge 2009

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Fri, 15/05/2009 - 00:00

We are running the PASCAL Visual Object Classes Recognition Challenge again this year. As in 2008 there are 20 object classes. Participants can recognize any or all of the classes, and there are classification, detection and pixel-wise segmentation competitions. (New for 2009, segmentation has been promoted from a "taster" to a full competition.)
There is also a "taster" competition on person layout (detecting head, hands, feet).

The development kit (Matlab code for evaluation, and baseline algorithms) and training data is now available at:

Post-doc position at INRIA (LEAR team)

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Thu, 14/05/2009 - 11:06

The LEAR team at INRIA Grenoble is looking for a qualified post-doctoral researcher with a specialization in Computer Vision and Machine Learning, on the topic of discovering relationships between actions and objects.

The position is offered at the “Rhone-Alpes” Research Unit of INRIA, located near Grenoble and Lyon. The Unit includes more than 600 people, within 26 research teams and 10 support services.

Starting date: Summer 2009

Deadline for applications: June 2009.

Monthly salary after taxes : 1 983 € (medical insurance included)

Contact: Remi.Ronfard (at)

Funded PhD position in machine learning - University of Saint-Etienne (France)

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Tue, 12/05/2009 - 00:00

The Machine Learning research group of the University of Saint-Etienne (France) invites applications for a fully funded 3-years PhD position at the Hubert-Curien lab.

Topic of the studentship:
Machine Learning for Image Recognition
(starting date is 1 October 2009)

Research Scientist position - XEROX Research Centre Europe - Grenoble, France

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Mon, 11/05/2009 - 12:26

Text and Visual Pattern Analysis

XEROX Research Centre Europe’s Text and Visual Pattern Analysis Area (TVPA) is an expanding team, which specializes in text and visual content understanding. Our mission is the delivery of Xerox’s innovative solutions that make everyday interaction with visual and textual content simple and effective. Our research is the result of combining skills mainly in machine learning, pattern recognition and image analysis. In particular we focus on text and image categorization, image enhancement, quality assessment and document imaging.

PhD Position in Machine Translation and Speech Understanding (starting 09/09)

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Mon, 11/05/2009 - 12:24

The PORT-MEDIA (ANR CONTINT 2008-2011) is a cooperative project sponsored by the French National Research Agency, between the University of Avignon, the University of Grenoble, the University of Le Mans, CNRS at Nancy and ELRA (European Language Resources Association). PORT-MEDIA will address the multi-domain and multi-lingual robustness and portability of spoken language understanding systems. More specifically, the overall objectives of the project can be summarized as:


Posted by Rebecca Martin on Fri, 08/05/2009 - 12:35

MCBR-CDS 2009: Medical Content-based Retrieval for Clinical Decision Support
September 20th, 2009
London, UK

** Paper Submisions Due May 22th, 2008 **

Call for Papers

Call for Participation: ILP, MLG, SRL 2009

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Fri, 08/05/2009 - 12:04

* SRL-2009 - International Workshop on Statistical Relational Learning
* ILP-2009 - 19th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming
* MLG-2009 - 7th International Workshop on Mining and Learning with Graphs

**** Early registration closes May 15th ****


In 2009, three international conferences / workshops on learning from relational, graph-based and probabilistic knowledge will be co-located:
ILP-2009, the 19th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming;

Extended CfP: NUMML 2009 (ICML 2009 Workshop on Numerical Mathematics in Machine, Learning)

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Tue, 05/05/2009 - 00:00


International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML)

Workshop on Numerical Mathematics in Machine Learning

June 18, 2009. Montreal, Canada

*Deadline for abstract submissions: 8th May, 2009 (EXTENDED Date)*

SMART workshop Call for Participation

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Thu, 30/04/2009 - 00:00


Statistical Multilingual Analysis for Retrieval and Translation - Barcelona 2009

Barcelona May 13, 2009
Venue: Aula Teleensenyament (Tele-teaching room) in building B3 of the Campus Nord of the UPC

A joint event of SMART project - PASCAL Network jointly-located with EAMT-2009

Co-organizers: Marco Turchi, Nello Cristianini, Xavier Carreras, Tijl de Bie

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