Workshop on Visual and Contextual Learning from Annotated Images and Videos

June 25, 2009, Fontainebleau Resort, Miami Beach

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Important Dates:

Paper Submission Deadline:  
Notification of Acceptance: 
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Workshop Date
March 29, 2009
April 8, 2009
April 14, 2009
June 25, 2009 (Jointly held with ViSU'09)


The list of possible topics includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Contextual Relationships for Recognition
    • Scene, Object, Action and Event Recognition using context models
    • Learning structure and parameters of contextual models
  • Linguistic annotations to Assist Learning and Incremental Labeling
    • Annotations for learning visual and contextual models
    • Rich language models of annotations
    • Learning to recognize by reading
    • Utilizing other sources such as dictionaries
    • Modeling annotations with errors
  • Others
    • Biologically motivated semantic models
    • Scalable learning from large datasets

Submission Information:

a) General instruction

Submitted papers must have a maximum length of 8 pages and must adhere to the same CVPR 2009 layout specifications as papers submitted to the main conference. All reviewing will be carried out double-blind by the Program Committee. Please refer to CVPR 2009 website ( for instructions on the submission format. In submitting a manuscript, authors acknowledge that no paper substantially similar in content has been or will be submitted to another conference or workshop during the review period.

b) Submitting to VCL vs. ViSU

In the submission form, the authors will be asked to indicate which workshop (VCL or ViSU) the authors prefer to submit to. If no preference is indicated, the VCL-ViSU program chairs will make the decision.


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