[Humanist] 31.783 events: computer vision & analysis of art

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Fri Apr 20 07:22:26 CEST 2018

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 783.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:24:53 +0000
        From: Leonardo Impett <leonardo.impett at epfl.ch>
        Subject: ECCV 2018 workshop: VISART IV “Where Computer Vision Meets Art”

VISART IV "Where Computer Vision Meets Art"
Pre Announcement


4th Workshop on Computer VISion for ART Analysis
In conjunction with the 2018 European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV),
Cultural Center (Kulturzentrum Gasteig), Munich, Germany


Full & Extended Abstract Paper Submission: July 9th 2018
Notification of Acceptance: August 3rd 2018
Camera-Ready Paper Due: September 21st 2018
Workshop: 9th September 2018



Following the success of the previous editions of the Workshop on
Computer VISion for ART Analysis held in 2012, 2014 and 2016, we
present the VISART IV workshop, in conjunction with the 2018 European
Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2018). VISART will continue its
role as a forum for the presentation, discussion and publication of
computer vision techniques for the analysis of art. In contrast with
prior editions, VISART IV will expand its remit, offering two tracks
for submission:
  1.  Computer Vision for Art - technical work (standard ECCV
submission, 14 page excluding references)
  2.  Uses and Reflection of Computer Vision for Art (Extended
abstract, 4 page, excluding references)

The recent explosion in the digitisation of artworks highlights the
concrete importance of application in the overlap between computer
vision and art; such as the automatic indexing of databases of
paintings and drawings, or automatic tools for the analysis of
cultural heritage. Such an encounter, however, also opens the door
both to a wider computational understanding of the image beyond
photo-geometry, and to a deeper critical engagement with how images
are mediated, understood or produced by computer vision techniques in
the 'Age of Image-Machines' (T. J. Clark). Whereas submissions to our
first track should primarily consist of technical papers, our second
track therefore encourages critical essays or extended abstracts from
art historians, artists, cultural historians, media theorists and
computer scientists.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together leading researchers
in the fields of computer vision and the digital humanities with art
and cultural historians and artists, to promote interdisciplinary
collaborations, and to expose the hybrid community to cutting-edge
techniques and open problems on both sides of this fascinating area of

This one-day workshop in conjunction with ECCV 2018, calls for
high-quality, previously unpublished, works related to Computer Vision
and Cultural History. Submissions for both tracks should conform to
the ECCV 2018 proceedings style. Papers must be submitted online
through the CMT submission system at:

and will be double-blind peer reviewed by at least three reviewers.

TOPICS include but are not limited to:

- Art History and Computer Vision
- 3D reconstruction from visual art or historical sites
- Artistic style transfer from artworks to images and 3D scans
- 2D and 3D human pose estimation in art
- Image and visual representation in art
- Computer Vision for cultural heritage applications
- Authentication Forensics and dating
- Big-data analysis of art
- Media content analysis and search
- Visual Question & Answering (VQA) or Captioning for Art
- Visual human-machine interaction for Cultural Heritage
- Multimedia databases and digital libraries for artistic and
art-historical research
- Interactive 3D media and immersive AR/VR environments for Cultural Heritage
- Digital recognition, analysis or augmentation of historical maps
- Security and legal issues in the digital presentation and
distribution of cultural information
- Surveillance and behaviour analysis in Galleries, Libraries,
Archives and Museums


- Peter Bell (Professor of Digital Humanities - Art History,
Friedrich- Alexander University Nüremberg)
- Bjorn Ommer (Professor of Computer Vision, Heidelberg)
- Eva-Maria Seng (Chair of Tangible and Intangible Heritage, Faculty
of Cultural Studies, University of Paderborn)
- More speakers TBC


To be confirmed.

Alessio Del Bue, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Leonardo Impett, EPFL & Biblioteca Hertziana, Max Planck for Art History
Stuart James, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Peter Hall, University of Bath
Joao Paulo Costeira, ISR, Instituto Superior Técnico
Peter Bell, Friedrich-Alexander University Nüremberg

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