[Comp-neuro] CFP: The First International Workshop on Computational Models of the Visual Cortex (CMVC) as part of the BICT, New York, 3-5 Dec 2015

George Azzopardi geazzo at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 07:14:24 CEST 2015


Dear All,

We are pleased to announce The First International Workshop on Computational Models of the Visual Cortex (CMVC) as part of the BICT (Bio-inspired Information and Communication Technologies) conference, which will be held in New York City, New York, 3-5 December (http://bionetics.org/2015/show/home)

Background
Much has been advanced since the early works of the Nobel prize winners Hubel and Wiesel about the function of neurons in the primary visual cortex of  cats’ brains. That work has been the source of inspiration of abundant neurophysiological studies to unveil the functionality of neurons in different areas of visual cortex. These experiments resulted in large amounts of data, which could then be used to design computational models to behave similarly to certain neurons in visual cortex. The contribution of such models is two-fold. They contribute to the better understanding of how visual information is processed in the brain, and they also contribute for the development of more robust algorithms in computer vision applications.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together recent development of computational modelling of the visual cortex of the brain:
Single cell modeling.
Hierarchy of visual cortex areas
Feedforward, feedback and inhibitory mechanisms.
The appearance of neuronal properties: sparsity and selectivity.
Circuitry: hierarchical representations and connections between layers.
Selecting where to look: saliency and attention.
Object recognition
Contour detection
Stereo
Learning
Important Dates 
Full papers due: July 31, 2015
Authors Notified: August 31, 2015
Camera-ready due: September 30, 2015
Paper submission
We invite you to submit regular papers (up to 8 pages each), short papers (up to 4 pages each) or poster/demo papers (up to 2 pages each) in ACM's paper template. Up to two extra pages are allowed for each paper with extra page charges. See http://bionetics.org/2015/show/initial-submission for more details.
Only PDF format is acceptable. Papers must be submitted to EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cmvc2015

For more information about the CMVC workshop please visit: http://cmvc.bionetics.org/2015/show/home

Sincerely yours,

Antonio Rodriguez-Sanchez, PhD
George Azzopardi, PhD
Co-chairs of CMVC’2015

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