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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Workshop on Sparsity, Localization and Dictionary Learning

Maria Jafari just sent me the following:

Dear Igor, 
We would like to invite you to participate in a two day workshop on the topic of Sparsity, Localization and Dictionary Learning. The workshop will take place on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th of June 2012 at Queen Mary University of London. 

The readers of Nuit Blanche might also be interested in participating, so we would be very grateful if you could post this on your blog.

Sparse signal models centered around a learned sparsifying dictionary, have proved to yield flexible and efficient approaches that can tackle some modern applications, where scalability and efficiency are paramount. However, some complex applications for instance in the life sciences or audio signal processing still cannot be solved appropriately with existing algorithms. An alternative is to find signal representations that allow the derivation of ultra-efficient algorithms, based on localization measures that allow the construction of minimising waveforms.
In this workshop, we present existing work on sparsity, dictionary leaning methods, and localization. We consider how they address the need to develop algorithms that can meet modern challenges, and discuss future directions in this field. 

The structure of the workshop will include presentations from nine distinguished invited speakers (see below), poster sessions during lunch and a discussion session focused on future directions of research at the end of the second day.

The workshop will be free to attend, however we do not have funding available to cover travel expenses for attendees. We encourage you to circulate this invitation to colleagues and research students from your group who might be interested in attending, but since we have limited space please do not distribute beyond your own group or forward publicly, e.g. to mailing lists. However if you know of other groups who should be invited, please let us know. 
If you wish to present a poster during the lunch/networking session please notify us by submitting a title and a 100 word abstract, but please be aware that we have very limited space for posters. Notification of acceptance will be after the registration deadline.

If you will be able to participate, please register by Friday 25th May 2012 at You won't need to print a ticket to bring to the workshop.

Best wishes

Maria Jafari on behalf of the organizing committee

Mike Davies (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Miki Elad (Techinon, Israel)
Remi Gribonval (INRIA Renne, France)
Gabriel Peyré (CNRS and Université Paris-Dauphine, France)
Daniel Vainsencher (Techinon, Israel)
Pierre Vandergheynst (EPFL, Switzerland)
Handers Hansen (University of Cambridge, UK)
Bruno Torrésani (Université de Provence, France)
Nir Sochen (Tel Aviv University, Israel

Thanks  Maria !

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