[Comp-neuro] 2nd Call for Papers for the special Issue on "Saliency, attention, active visual search and picture scanning"

Vassilis Cutsuridis vcut at bu.edu
Fri Dec 11 07:10:52 CET 2009

Special Issue of the Cognitive Computation Journal (Springer)
"Saliency, attention, active visual search and picture scanning"

 Guest Editors
John G. Taylor, King's College, London, U.K.
(john.g.taylor at kcl.ac.uk)
Vassilis Cutsuridis, Boston University, USA
(vcut at bu.edu)

How is a complex visual scene processed? How is the selection of one
particular location in a visual scene accomplished? Does it involve
bottom-up, sensory driven cues or top-down world knowledge expectations or
both? How is the decision made when to terminate a fixation and move the
gaze? How is the decision made where to direct the gaze in order to take the
 next sample? The goal of the special issue is to advance our understanding
 of the state-of-the-art on bottom-up and top-down approaches to active
 visual search and picture scanning. Neurocomputational, computer vision and
 experimental review papers on perceptual saliency, attention, learning and
 memory, decision making and gaze control are welcome. The manner in which
 attention is involved is considered a highly relevant topic to the special

Important dates
Submission deadline: April 1, 2010
Review deadline: July 1, 2010
Author notification: July 2, 2010
Author’s response: August 1, 2010
Publication by journal: ~November/December, 2010

Electronic submissions for the Cognitive Computation journal can be found
under http://www.springer.com/biomed/neuroscience/journal/12559

Please indicate in your cover letter that your article is for the special
issue "Computational models of saliency, attention, active visual search and
picture scanning".

Dr. Vassilis Cutsuridis
Psychology Department
Boston University
Boston, MA
Email: vcut at bu.edu
Web: http://people.bu.edu/vcut/

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