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

Vassilis Cutsuridis vcut at bu.edu
Mon Nov 2 14:25:18 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

Center for Memory and Brain

Psychology Department

Boston University

Boston, MA


Email: vcut at bu.edu
Web: http://people.bu.edu/vcut/

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