POPPerception On Purpose
Computational and cognitive models for audio-visual interactions
One day international workshop to be held in the English Peak district, 11 March 2008
In everyday situations and environments, our senses are flooded with rich, multimodal inputs which somehow have to be processed and responded to in real-time within the limits of attentional constraints. Consider, for example, the sensory stimulation involved in cycling through a busy city, watching a game of basketball, or simply attending a lecture. In such dynamic environments, unimodal approaches based solely on auditory or visual information are typically not robust. However, a combination of modalities has far more potential. The purpose of this meeting is to explore recent advances in cognitive and computational modelling of audio-visual processes. Topics to be covered include attention, tracking, integration and active exploration. Speakers include representatives from EU projects POP, AMI, BACS, and DIRAC, amongst others.
A complete program with the list of speakers, titles and abstracts can be found at http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/ martin/AV/
Venue and Fees
The meeting will be held at Losehill Hall in the Peak District National Park near to Sheffield. A charge of £30+VAT is payable on the day to cover lunch and coffee/tea and the use of facilities. Some overnight accommodation is also available in the Hall.
The meeting is organised by Martin Cooke (Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield) and Radu Horaud (Perception Group, INRIA Grenoble Rhone-Alpes, France). Please confirm your attendance with Martin Cooke prior to the meeting.