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The 6th Annual Catalan Meeting on Computer Vision (ACMCV2019) took place this year on the 17th of September at the Espai Bital, in Barcelona. It is organized every year by the Computer Vision Center and the coordinators of the Master in Computer Vision of several Catalan universities (UAB, UOC, UPC and UPF). The goals of these anual meetings are to strengthen the Catalan academic and industrial Computer Vision network, to highlight the most relevant research results and to allow students from the Master in Computer Vision to meet and interact with members of the Catalan CV community.

This edition, as always, hosted the master thesis presentations of the students of the Master in Computer Vision, a poster session and two keynote lectures carried out by Dr. Gerard Pons-Moll, from the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, with the title ‘Learning from Digital Humans from Images, Videos and Scans’, and Dr. Agata Lapedriza, from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya whose talk was focused on the evolution of her research in Computer Vision during the last ten years.

Presentation of the Computer Vision Catalan Alliance

Furthermore, we had the kick-off presentation of the Computer Vision Catalan Alliance. This terriotorial alliance aims to promote and foster collaboration within the Computer Vision ecosystem, joining the expertise of  researchers and entrepreneurs in this discipline who are currently based in Catalonia. Dr. Josep Lladós, CVC’s Director, gave a brief introduction and context of the Alliance. Directly after that, there was a panel discussion on the pilars of the Computer Vision Catalan Ecosystem with actors from both industry and Academia: Dr. Elisenda Bou (Vilynx), Mr. Oscar Sala (MWC Barcelona), Dr. Marco Bressan (Satellogic) and Dr. Xavier Giró (IDEAI-UPC). The debate was moderated by Xantal Llavina (TV3 journalist) and closed by the Director of Innovation and Digital Economy of the Catalan Government, Mr. Daniel Marco.

The program and more details about the event can all be found here: http://acmcv.cat/

Nuria Martínez

The author Nuria Martínez