Deep Learning for Document, Scene and Satellite Images Processing and Recognition

Abstract: Deep learning applications have been thriving over the last decade in many different domains, including image processing and recognition. The driver for the vibrant development of deep learning have been the availability of abundant data. This talk reviews the main results of our research activities carried out over the last few years. During this … Read more

From scans to information: end-to-end information extraction from documents

Abstract: With the advancement of Transformers, especially as far as computer vision is concerned, we are starting to apply end-to-end neural networks, without OCR or other pre-/postprocessing techniques, to the challenges of document understanding and information extraction. I will present developments in this area and discuss potential problems from both theoretical (handling longer sequences) and … Read more

Five CVC scientists featured in the “Top 2% researchers in AI for 2021”

We are more than happy to announce that 5 of our #CVCPeople scientists were featured in the “Top 2% researchers in #AI for 2021″👉 September 2022 data-update for “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators” – Elsevier BV ( This ranking is created every year and makes publicly available a database of top-cited scientists providing standardized information on … Read more

Calibrated Fine-Grained Recognition and Retrieval

Abstract: In the last decade, many areas of computer vision have progressed to a level supporting reliable, and sometimes impressive, applications. I wil talk about two such domains, fine-grained recognition and visual retrieval. In the fine-grained recognition, I’ll discuss the issue of prior probability shift, classifier calibration and the choice of loss functions driven by … Read more

CVC women researchers included in the Special issue ‘Women in AI’ (MDPI journal)

The paper 📄 ‘Recognition of the Mental Workloads of Pilots in the Cockpit Using EEG Signals’, by our #CVCPeople Dr Aura Hernandez Sabaté and Dr Debora Gil (& José Yauri), was published in the ‘#WomeninAI‘ special issue, MDPI Open Access Journal. This issue features 17 research articles on the field of #AI that have a woman as the first author. Read the paper ➡️

CIP 2022

After its eighth edition in Madrid back in 2019, the biennial celebration of the Iberian Conference on Perception (CIP) had to be postponed until this year due to the covid-19 pandemic. The ninth edition will be held from June 27 to June 29, in Barcelona, at Casa Convalescència. The venue, located in the historical complex of Hospital de la Santa Creu in Sant … Read more

Continual Learning from Pretrained Models

Abstract: Continual Learning (CL) is a paradigm where an agent learns over time from a stream of data. In this talk, we will discuss how to exploit pretrained models in CL. First, we will talk about “continual pretraining”, a scenario where a large pretrained model is updated over time. The results show that continual pretraining … Read more

CVC at CVPR 2022 (with an Oral!)

The IEEE / CVF Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR) 2022, took place on 19-24 June in New Orleans and online. The Computer Vision Center contributed with the following papers:  CVPR Oral. An important milestone for CVC’s history!  LaTr: Layout-Aware Transformer for Scene-Text VQA, by Ali Furkan Biten, Ron Litman, Yusheng Xie, Srikar Appalaraju, and … Read more

El simulador CARLA, guardonat amb el Premi Nacional de Recerca

El Centre de Visió per Computador (CVC) i Intel Intelligent Systems Lab han estat guardonats amb el Premi Nacional al Partenariat Publicoprivat en R+I pel desenvolupament conjunt del simulador de codi obert sense ànim de lucre CARLA, per entrenar i validar sistemes de conducció autònoma. El premi s’ha lliurat el 7 de juny de 2022 … Read more

CVC at DAS (Document Analysis Systems Conference) 2022

The 15th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, DAS 2022, took place on 22-25 May in La Rochelle, France and online. CVC contributed with the papers:    A Multilingual Approach to Scene Text Visual Question Answering, by Josep Brugués i Pujolràs, Lluís Gómez i Bigordà, and Dimosthenis Karatzas  Read while you drive – multilingual text tracking on the road, by … Read more