Vision and sports summer school 2014

Vision and sports summer school 2014

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Tue, 15/04/2014 - 14:58


Prague, 18-23 August 2014

application deadline: 5 May 2014


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 Ultimate Frisbee. 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


Jiri Matas
Czech Technical University

Jan-Michael Frahm
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Christoph Lampert
IST Austria

Carsten Rother
Microsoft Research Cambridge

Pushmeet Kohli
Microsoft Research Cambridge

Patrick Perez
Technicolor Research and Innovation

Andrea Vedaldi
University of Oxford

Vittorio Ferrari
University of Edinburgh

Ondrej Chum
Czech Technical University


Current list of topics:

Local feature extraction
Large-scale specific object recognition
3D reconstruction
Object class recognition and detection
MRF/CRF in Computer Vision
Learning with Structured Inputs and Outputs
Semantic segmentation
Weakly supervised learning of visual models
Kernel Methods in Computer Vision
Tracking in video


Tennis, Volleyball, Unihockey, Table Tennis, Soccer, Archery, Ultimate Freesbee, Basketball


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 before 5 May 2014.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 12 May 2014.
Accepted participants should register by 31 May 2014.