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Jiyin He <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:20:41 +0100
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VIGTA 2012 – First International Workshop on Visual Interfaces for Ground Truth Collection in Computer Vision Applications

Workshop at AVI2012 - Capri, Italy, May 21-25, 2012

  The importance of having image/video database containing high quality ground truth annotations generated by humans for a variety of computer vision applications is recognized by the whole machine vision community. Indeed, one of the most significant efforts during the evaluation process is represented by the development of accurate truth and comparing this truth to the decision of image and video processing applications.  For example, datasets with ground truth labels are necessary for supervised learning of object categories. However, the cost of providing labelled data, which implies asking a human to examine images and provide labels, becomes impractical as training sets grow. The computer vision community has mainly directed its attention to develop methods for collecting large scale datasets by exploiting the collaborative effort of a large population of annotators. Although there exist functional, task-oriented requirements for tools supporting ground truth labeling, the research still lacks in following human computer interaction paradigm to develop user-oriented tools. In fact, annotators, must be at the centre of such tools since the ground truth needs to be established by humans who, for example, on a video sequence of five minutes captured at 30 fps, have to annotate manually a total of 9000 frames. Therefore, tools for ground truth annotation must be user-oriented, providing advanced visual interfaces able to speed-up the process of ground truth creation by helping users, through the integration of computer vision methods and multi-users ground truth annotations, to finish the task in a reasonable amount of time with less effort.

  The workshop aims at bringing together practitioners and researchers both in computer vision and in HCI and in multimedia research to share ideas and experiences in designing and implementing visual interfaces for ground truth data generation, thus promoting interdisciplinary research between computer vision, HCI and multimedia research.

  Topics of interest
  The list of possible topics includes, but is not limited to:
  * Adaptive and multimodal interfaces
  * Comparative analysis of existing tools
  * Interactive and Collaborative Interfaces
  * Mobile and Web 2.0 Interfaces
  * Computer vision methods supporting automatic or semi-automatic
  machine tagging for ground truth data annotation
  * Incorporation of Semantic Data in Interfaces
  * Web Semantic approaches for ground truth representation and sharing
  * Tools and Applications

  Important dates
  * Deadline for paper submission: March 22, 2012.
  * Notification of acceptance: April 08, 2012
  * Camera Ready Paper and Registration: April 15, 2012
  * Date of the workshop: May 21, 2012

  Submissions to VIGTA 2012 workshop must be original and have not been published or submitted elsewhere. All papers must be written in English. The submissions will be reviewed in a double-blind procedure by at least two members of the Program Committee. The papers must contain no information identifying the author(s) or their organization(s).

  All papers must strictly have page limit of 6 pages, which conforms to the ACM SIG Proceedings format (

  To submit your research paper, please send it to [log in to unmask]

  All accepted papers will be published on the workshop website. Extended versions of selected papers will be published in special issues of international journals.

  Workshop Organizers
  * Concetto Spampinato, University of Catania, Italy
  * Bas Boom, University of Edinburgh, UK
  * Jiyin He, Center of Mathematics & Informatics (CWI), the Netherlands

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  Program committee
  * Emmanuelle Beauxis-Aussalet, Center of Mathematics & Informatics
  (CWI) (Netherlands)
  * Bob Fisher, University of Edinburgh (UK)
  * Lynda Hardman,  Center of Mathematics & Informatics (CWI) (Netherlands)
  * Xuan Huang, University of Edinburgh (UK)
  * Isaak Kavasidis, University of Catania (Italy)
  * Vasileios Mezaris, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece)
  * Jacco van Ossenbruggen, Center of Mathematics & Informatics (CWI) (Netherlands)
  * Simone Palazzo, University of Catania (Italy)
  * Jenny Benois-Pineau, University Bordeaux (France)
  * Anna Bosch Rue, University of Girona (Spain)
  * Simona, Ullo IIT – Genova (Italy)

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