Besides CVPR this week, there was also the CIMI2013 workshop on "Optimization and Statistics in Image Processing" in Toulouse that I heard about through Pierre;s twitter feed.. A program at-a-glance is available online here. A pdf version of the program is available online here.

Slides of the talks are provided below (when available).Monday 24th, 08:30 - 09:30 : RegistrationMonday 24th, 09:30 - 10:15 : OpeningChairs: Michel Ledoux, François Malgouyres, Denis Kouamé and Jean-Yves TourneretMonday 24th, 10:15 - 11:45 : Classification & segmentationChairs: Mario Figueiredo and Jean-Yves Tourneret10:15 - 11:00 : Alfred Hero, University of Michigan, USA11:00 - 11:45 : Raymond Chan, Chinese University of Hong-Kong, ChinaMonday 24th, 13:30 - 15:00 : Bayesian methods IChair: José Bioucas Dias13:30 - 14:15 : Stephen McLaughlin, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland14:15 - 15:00 : Xavier Descombes, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, FranceMonday 24th, 15:30 - 17:00 : Biomedical imaging IChairs: Jeffrey Fessler and Denis Kouamé15:30 - 16:15 : Jean-Philippe Thiran, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland16:15 - 17:00 : Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin, Institut Pasteur, FranceTuesday 25th, 09:00 - 11:45 : Graphical and geometry-based methods IChairs: Raymond Chan, François Malgouyres and Steve McLaughlin09:00 - 09:45 : Clem Karl, Boston University, USA09:45 - 10:30 : Olivier Lezoray, Université de Caen, France11:00 - 11:45 : Boaz Nadler, Weizmann Inst. of Science, IsraelTuesday 25th, 13:30 - 15:00 : Bayesian methods IIChairs: Xavier Descombes and Nicolas Dobigeon13:30 - 14:15 : Rafael Molina, Universidad de Granada, Spain14:15 - 15:00 : Philippe Ciuciu, CEA Saclay, FranceTuesday 25th, 15:30 - 17:00 : Biomedical imaging IIChairs: Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin and Adrian Basarab15:30 - 16h15 : Jeffrey Fessler, University of Michigan, USA16h15 - 17:00 : Françoise Peyrin, INSA de Lyon, FranceWednesday 26th, 09:00 - 11:45 : Theoretical results in inverse problems IChairs: Mike Davies and Steve McLaughlin09:00 - 09:45 : Gabriel Peyré, Université Paris Dauphine, France09:45 - 10:30 : Jalal Fadili, Université de Caen, France11:00 - 11:45 : Mike Davies, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, ScotlandWednesday 26th, 13:30 - 15:00 : Theoretical results in inverse problems IIChair: Philippe Ciuciu13:30 - 14:15 : Mila Nikolova, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France14:15 - 15:00 : Cédric Herzet, INRIA Rennes, FranceWednesday 26th, 15:30 - 17:00 : FilteringChairs: Jérôme Idier and Herwig Wendt15:30 - 16h15 : Peyman Milanfar, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA16h15 - 17:00 : Fredrik Andersson, Lund University, SwedenThursday 27th, 09:00 - 11:45 : Compressed sensing/imagingChairs: Gabriel Peyré Ami Wiesel and Guillermo Sapiro09:00 - 09:45 : Yonina Eldar, Technion, Israel09:45 - 10:30 : José M. Bioucas-Dias, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal11:00 - 11:45 : Pierre Vandergheynst, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, SwitzerlandThursday 27th, 13:30 - 15:00 : Algorithms for inverse problems IChairs: José Bioucas Dias and Yonina Eldar13:30 - 14:15 : Guillermo Sapiro, University of Minnesota, USA14:15 - 15:00 : Mario Figueiredo, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, PortugalThursday 27th, 15:30 - 17:00 : Algorithms for inverse problems IIChairs Jérémie Bigot and Mila Nikolova15:30 - 16:15 : Daniel Cremers, Technische Universität München, Germany16:15 - 17:00 : Jérôme Idier, IRCCyN, FranceFriday 28th, 9:00 - 10:15 : Poster SessionFriday 28th, 10:15 - 11h45 : Graphical and geometry-based methods IIChair: Alfred O. Hero10:15 - 11:00 : Gabriele Steidl, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany11:00 - 11:45 : Ami Wiesel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, IsraelFriday 28th, 14:00 - 16:00 : CIMI ColloquiumChairs: Denis Kouamé, François Malgouyres and Jean-Yves Tourneret

In particular, I liked this tweet:

Interesting use of a dictionary to solve electron backscattering microscopy by Al Hero #CIMI2013 Forward model was impressive

— Pierre Vandergheynst (@trekkinglemon) June 24, 2013

Because there is indeed the sense that dictionary should be fed with results of (very complex) forward models such as those produced by codes like MCNP or GEANT4.

Also this week, Mark alerted me to Listening in the Wild meeting in London. The program and abstract booklet is here. This sort of research and the one listed after fit right into this Just on the right side of Impossible business models (i.e Communicating with Animals) I mentioned a while back.

INVITED SPEAKERS:

Thierry Aubin (Université Paris Sud, Orsay)

Communication in seabird colonies: vocal recognition in a noisy world

David Clayton (Queen Mary University of London)

Investigating a link between vocal learning and rhythm perception using the zebra finch as a model animal

Maria Chait (University College London)

Change detection in complex acoustic scenes

Richard Turner (University of Cambridge)

Auditory scene analysis and the statistics of natural sounds

Marc Naguib (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)

Noise effects on communication in song birds

Jon Barker (University of Sheffield)

Machine listening in unpredictable "multisource" environments: Lessons learnt from the CHiME speech recognition challenges

Rachele Malavasi (Institute for Coastal Marine Environment, Oristano)

Auditory objects in a complex acoustic environment: the case of bird choruses

Mathieu Lagrange (IRCAM, Paris & IRCCYN, Nantes)

Machine Listening in Complex Environments: Some challenges in understanding musical and environmental sounds

Dan Stowell (Queen Mary University of London)

Machine listening for birds: analysis techniques matched to the characteristics of bird vocalisations

Which reminded of an email by Herve Glotin a while pointing to the ERMITES 2011 workshop on Sparse Decomposition, Contraction and Structuration for Complex Scene Analysis. Videos and slides are available directly from the booklet. (Lectures are in French but the slides are in English) and at least one presentation was about the sound of whales and more.

J-P. Haton

« Analyse de Scène et Reconnaissance Stochastique de la Parole »

http://lsis.univ-tln.fr/~glotin/ERMITES_2011_JP_Haton_1sur4.mp4

http://lsis.univ-tln.fr/~glotin/ERMITES_2011_JP_Haton_2sur4.mp4

http://lsis.univ-tln.fr/~glotin/ERMITES_2011_JP_Haton_3sur4.mp4

http://lsis.univ-tln.fr/~glotin/ERMITES_2011_JP_Haton_4sur4.mp4

X. Halkias

« Detection and Tracking of Dolphin Vocalizations »

http://lsis.univ-tln.fr/~glotin/ERMITES_2011_Halkias.mp4

M. Kowalski

« Sparsity and structure for audio signal: a *-lasso therapy »

http://lsis.univ-tln.fr/~glotin/ERMITES_2011_Kowalski_1sur5.mp4

http://lsis.univ-tln.fr/~glotin/ERMITES_2011_Kowalski_2sur5.mp4

http://lsis.univ-tln.fr/~glotin/ERMITES_2011_Kowalski_3sur5.mp4

http://lsis.univ-tln.fr/~glotin/ERMITES_2011_Kowalski_4sur5.mp4

http://lsis.univ-tln.fr/~glotin/ERMITES_2011_Kowalski_5sur5.mp4

J. Razik

« Sparse coding : from speech to whales »

http://lsis.univ-tln.fr/~glotin/ERMITES_2011_Razik.mp4

Y. Bengio

«Apprentissage Non-Supervisé de Représentations Profondes »

http://lsis.univ-tln.fr/~glotin/ERMITES_2011_Y_Bengio_1sur4.mp4

http://lsis.univ-tln.fr/~glotin/ERMITES_2011_Y_Bengio_2sur4.mp4

http://lsis.univ-tln.fr/~glotin/ERMITES_2011_Y_Bengio_3sur4.mp4

http://lsis.univ-tln.fr/~glotin/ERMITES_2011_Y_Bengio_4sur4.mp4

O. Adam

« Estimation de Densité de Population de Baleines par Analyse de leurs Chants »

http://lsis.univ-tln.fr/~glotin/ERMITES_2011_Adam.mp4

S. Mallat

« Scattering & Matching Pursuit for Acoustic Sources Separation »

http://lsis.univ-tln.fr/~glotin/ERMITES_2011_Mallat_1sur3.mp4

http://lsis.univ-tln.fr/~glotin/ERMITES_2011_Mallat_2sur3.mp4

http://lsis.univ-tln.fr/~glotin/ERMITES_2011_Mallat_3sur3.mp4

If you are interested in that subject and more, you might even be interested in this 30th International workshop on Cetacean echolocation and outer space neutrinos: ethology and physics for an interdisciplinary approach to underwater bioacoustics and astrophysical particles detection. What's the connection between Whales and neutrinos, check the program out (and the fact that most neutrino detection are in deep sea.

Finally, on the blogs, we had the ever interesting:

Dusty: TWO CHAPTERS IN FINITE FRAMES: THEORY AND APPLICATIONS

Congrats to Bob for getting one of those 2013 Reproducible Research Prizes

James: Separated Sets In Unions Of Frames

Danny

- Shark @ SIGMOD workshop
- GraphLab Image Processing Toolkit - Image Stitching (CloudCV)
- Last chance registration to the 2nd GraphLab Workshop

Vladimir:

"....Eric Fossum made available his latest papers on QIS, DIS, ToF on-line, including the best poster award win at IISW 2013 (first link):S. Chen, A. Ceballos, and E.R. Fossum, Digital Integration Sensor, IISW 2013E.R. Fossum, Application of Photon Statistics to the Quanta Image Sensor, IISW 2013S. Masoodian, Y. Song, D. Hondongwa, JJ Ma, K. Odame and E.R. Fossum, Early Research Progress on Quanta Image Sensors, IISW 2013Y. M. Wang, I. Ovsiannikov, S-J Byun, T-Y Lee, Y. Lee, G. Waligorski, H. Wang, S. Lee, D-K Min, Y.D. Park, T-C Kim, C-Y Choi, G.S. Han, and E.R. Fossum, Compact Ambient Light Cancellation Design and Optimization for 3D Time-of-Flight Image Sensors, IISW 2013E.R. Fossum, Quanta Image Sensor (QIS): Early Research Progress (invited) in Proc. 2013 OSA Topical Meeting on Imaging Systems, Arlington, VA USA June 24-27, 2013..."

Hein: “The Next Great Era: Envisioning A Robot Society”

Dick It Takes Guts To Do Research

Robots.net Steve: Random Robot Roundup

Tom

Greg: Get yours here: Coffee Can Radar Kits to ship in August

David: CCCG acceptances

Sebastien: ICML and isotropic position of a convex body

Randy: Laser guided codes advance single pixel terahertz imaging

Patrick:

Dick It Takes Guts To Do Research

Robots.net Steve: Random Robot Roundup

Tom

- [Awesome@CVPR2013] Scene-SIRFs, Sketch Tokens, Detecting 100,000 object class, and more
- [Awesome@CVPR2013] Image Parsing with Regions and Per-Exemplar Detectors
- Must-see Workshops @ CVPR 2013
- International Conference of Computational Photography 2013 (ICCP 2013) Day 1 recap
- Can you pass the HOGgles test? Inverting and Visualizing Features for Object Detection

Greg: Get yours here: Coffee Can Radar Kits to ship in August

David: CCCG acceptances

Sebastien: ICML and isotropic position of a convex body

Randy: Laser guided codes advance single pixel terahertz imaging

Patrick:

- Getting $erious about $emantics
- GHCJS introduction – Concurrent Haskell in the browser
- Dissecting FITS files – The FITS extension & Astronomy
- Trying to get the coding Pig,
- Big Data Benchmark
- Firefox Delivers 3D Gaming,…
- Where in the World is Edward Snowden? (Ask PRISM? No. Ask Putin? Yes.)

Greg: R.I.P. Richard Matheson (1926-2013)

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