Call: VISion Understanding and Machine intelligence – visum 2017 Summer School

VISion Understanding and Machine intelligence – visum 2017
7 – 14, July 2017
Porto, Portugal

Application deadline: 06 March 2017

VISion Understanding and Machine intelligence – visum 2017 is the fifth edition of the Summer School that aims to gather Ph.D. candidates, Post-Doctoral scholars and researchers from academia and industry with research interests in computer vision and machine intelligence.

visum is organized by INESC TEC in the scope of the FourEyes project. FourEyes aims to make critical and tangible advances in the digital media sector and transform the means by which multimedia content is created, distributed and consumed. It will provide the means for scientific, creative and industrial communities to understand how new forms of multimedia content in a symbiotic relation with intelligent processing can improve our way of life and can be used to produce innovation. Its long term vision is towards establishing a vibrant online network of multimedia content where all users can be content creators as well as consumers, or so called prosumers.

Considering the existing gap between the most fundamental concepts of computer vision and their application in real world scenarios, the realisation of visum school seeks to bridge these two key domains. By creating an expert multicultural environment, visum school aims to foster junior researchers’ awareness of computer vision topics, as well as to enhance all attendees’ knowledge regarding the state of the art, provided by leading international experts on the field. Being an area of great potential in industrial applications with a strong increase in the number of researchers in these last years, visum school will be an incredible opportunity to be on the edge of knowledge.

visum will comprise three main tracks: fundamental, industrial and application topics, each one with extensive practical `hands-on’ sessions. A poster session will be organized especially dedicated, but not exclusive, to Ph.D. candidates. With this, researchers can discuss their current research works, possibly leading to significant breakthroughs in the development of their theses. In the industrial track, national and international renowned institutions will present their case studies and knowingness to the attendees. visum will have a track dedicated to applications with the aim to bridge the gap between the fundamental and industrial topics, each year with a different subject.

This year the following topics will be covered:

  1. Deep Learning
  2. Computer Vision and Machine Learning
  3. Computer Graphics
  4. Motion Analysis
  5. Automatic Affect Recognition

World-renowned experts in the fields will deliver the courses, and the material covered will guide you in building your own AI system as a curricular project.

Aside from the theoretical relevancy of the topics covered, and the experience of building a practical AI application, the school aims to provide a stimulating opportunity for students, young researchers and professionals with interests in Computer Vision and Machine Learning.

The participants will benefit from direct interaction with representatives from the most relevant industries in the field, as well as top academics.

Target Audience:

  • MSc. and Ph.D. candidates;
  • Post-Doctoral scholars and researchers;
  • Academic and industrial professionals with (research) interests in computer vision;
  • And, everyone who wants to have knowledge of topics avant-garde.

To apply for visum 2017 please go to the application website page.



06 March 2017 at


Hatice Gunes, University of Cambridge, UK
Ioannis Patras, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Jaime S. Cardoso, University of Porto, PT
Leonid Sigal, Carneggie Melon University, Disney Research, USA
Vincent Lepetit, Technical University of Graz, CH
Samuli Laine, NVIDIA, Finland
Dario Garcia Garcia, Facebook, USA
Luis Sarmento, Seasonned Applied Scientist (Amazon, Portugal Telecom, FCCN)
Eduardo Marques, UTRC, IE
Alexandre Ulisses, MOG, PT
João Vasconcelos, Canel 180, PT
António Silva, Nonius, PT


The group with the best project will receive a prize money


For 1 member of APRP


Porto is an eclectic city. Benefiting from low-cost flights, thousands of tourists visit each year. You will get a chance to see why so many people are attracted by the city. Well known by its cellars, resting place for the famous wine, Porto as a lot to offer. In the social day (Sunday), we will tour the city and check some of its coolest spots.


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