UAB science communicators at Campus Gutenberg 2018

CVC was present at this year’s Campus Gutenberg, an annual event dedicated to Science Communication that took place on the 17th and 18th of September in Cosmocaixa. It is organized by the Master in Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication (UPF Barcelona School of Management) and La Caixa in collaboration with the Studies Center on Science, Communication and Society (CCS-UPF), the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication (ACCC), the Spanish Association of Scientific Communication (AECC), the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) and the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO).

As last year, CVC participated in a workshop along with several press officers of UAB research centers. The session took place on the 17th of September and it was organized by IFAE, ICN2, ICMAB, PRUAB, ICTA, ICP Miquel Crusafont and CVC.

The Workshop, called “Institutional Communication: a strategy game” was designed to train students on Strategic Communication in Research Centers. Participants had to pretend to be the communication manager of a fictitious research centre and develop the strategy in order to increase its visibility. The participants had to deal with different day to day situations of a Communications department, such as press campaigns, media relations, internal communication, outreach activities, public engagement or institutional relations.

ACMCV 2018

CVC celebrated this year’s Annual Catalan Meeting on Computer Vision (ACMCV2018) that took place on the 20th of September. This event is annually organized by the Master in Computer Vision coordinators of the Catalan universities UAB, UOC, UPC and UPF. The aims of this meeting are to strengthen the Catalan academic and industrial computer vision network, to disseminate the most relevant works and to allow students from the Master in Computer Vision meet with members of the Catalan CV community.

This year’s edition counted, as always, with the presentation of the final master thesis from the Master in Computer Vision, a poster session and two keynote lectures carried out by Guillem Alenyà, from the Institute of Robotics and Industrial Informatics (IRI), who talked about the project CLOTHILDE and Marco Pedersoli from the Superior Technology School of Montreal (ETS Montreal), whose talk was about the evolution of his research during the last ten years.

The program and more details about the event can all be found at its website:



CVC researchers at this year’s ECCV2018

Several CVC researchers attended this year’s European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) that took place in Munich, Germany, from the 8 to 14th of September. CVC presented 6 papers in total to the main conference, and several other papers at the Conference’s Workshops:

Dr. Lluís Gómez, Dr. Marçal Rusiñol and Andrés Mafla presented their paper ‘Single Shot Scene Text Retrieval‘, Yaxing Wang presented his ‘Transferring GANs: generating images from limited data‘, Pau Rodriguez presented ‘Attend and Rectify: a Gated Attention Mechanism for Fine-Grained Recovery‘ and Dr. Sergio Escalera presented two papers: ‘Folded Recurrent Neural Networks for Future Video Prediction‘ and ‘Deep Structure Inference Network for Facial Action Unit Recognition‘ along with Dr. Meysam Madadi. Dr. Antonio López and Felipe Codevilla presented their paper On Offline Evaluation of Vision-based Driving Models

In other hand, Raúl Gómez presented a poster and an oral presentation of his work ‘Learning to Learn from Web Data‘ at the ECCV 1st Multimodal Learning and Applications Workshop, Dr. Antonio López presented a demo of the CARLA simulator and Dena Bazazian was one of the selected Phd students to organise the Women in Computer Vision ECCV 2018 Workshop, and also presented a poster at the Epic Workshop her posterSoft-PHOC Descriptor for End-to-End Word Spotting in Egocentric Scene Images.

Have a look at our ECCV2018 Twitter Moment.

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