POCV 2012
The Eighth IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Perceptual Organization in Computer Vision

Providence, Rhode Island, USA
June 16, 2012
In Conjunction with IEEE CVPR 2012


Technical Program

Program Committee

Workshop Chairs

Iasonas Kokkinos,
Ecole Centrale Paris

Charless Fowlkes,
University of California, Irvine

The submission deadline is now April 9th.
The electronic submission system is now online at: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/POCV2012.

Perceptual Organization is the process of establishing a meaningful relational structure over raw visual data so as visual primitives arising from the common physical cause are grouped together. A driving motivation behind perceptual organization research in computer vision is to deliver compact representations and to reduce the space of hypotheses for higher-level visual tasks. Since early demonstrations in the 1980s underscored its usefulness in object recognition, the computer vision community has seen various applications of PO in artificial vision systems such as in figure-ground segmentation, contour completion, stereo matching, model indexing, change detection, activity recognition, and more. Recent progress in PO has encouraged more participation from experts in related areas such as object recognition, texture and motion analysis. Because of its wide applicability, the potential payoff from perceptual organization research is enormous. Among the objectives of POCV is to encourage presentation of new ideas and facilitate discussion on the future of PO. To this end, papers introducing novel concepts will be considered for acceptance even if they lack full experimental validation. The schedule will include longer periods for questions and answers after each talk than CVPR to enable dialogue and the exchange of ideas. This POCV workshop will place a special emphasis on works that use PO to build a bridge between low- and high-level vision.

Invited Speakers
Kristin Grauman, University of Texas, Austin
Pedro Felzenszwalb, Brown University
Ronen Basri, Weizmann Institute
Jitendra Malik, University of California, Berkeley

Papers are solicited in all areas of perceptual organization, including but not limited to:
  • image segmentation
  • contour completion
  • spatiotemporal/motion segmentation
  • figure-ground discrimination
  • integration of top-down and bottom-up methods
  • perceptual organization for object or activity detection/recognition
  • unification of segmentation, detection and recognition
  • biologically-motivated methods
  • neural basis for perceptual organization
  • learning in perceptual organization
  • graphical methods
  • natural scene statistics
  • evaluation methods
This POCV workshop will place a special emphasis on works that use PO to bridge the gap between low- and high-level vision.

Paper Submission
Submission is electronic, and must be in PDF format. Papers must not exceed 8 double-column pages. Submissions must follow standard IEEE CVPR 2-column format of single-spaced text in 10 point Times Roman, with 12 point interline space. All submissions must be anonymous. Please us the IEEE Computer Society CVPR format kit.

All reviewing will be double blind, so the paper must not include any information which allows the authors to be identified. For example, this might require that some references to the authors' previous work be left blank or that authors refer to their previous work in the third person. This is not optional. Papers that provide obvious identifying information may be rejected without review.

As per conference policy, camera ready versions of accepted papers will be submitted to IEEE and authors must submit the IEEE copyright transfer form. Each paper is allocated 6 pages for no additional cost. Additional pages, up to 8 total, are $100/page which must be paid with the author's registration. No paper may be more than 8 pages. One author of each paper must register for the conference by the camera-ready due date, or the paper will not be included on the conference DVD or in IEEE Explorer. There will be 1-day registration too, if anyone wants to just attend a workshop. Otherwise the regular CVPR registration will cover all workshops as usual.

In submitting a paper to the POCV Workshop, authors acknowledge that no paper of substantially similar content has been or will be submitted to another conference or workshop during the POCV review period. Dual submission of accepted CVPR papers allowed as long as there is at least 30% new content

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 11:59pm PST, April 9, 2012
  • Reviews Due: April 22, 2012
  • Notification: April 24, 2012
  • Camera ready versions due May 1, 2012
Past POCV Workshops
  • 2010 CVPR (San Francisco, CA)
  • 2008 CVPR (Anchorage, AK)
  • 2006 CVPR (New York, NY)
  • 2004 CVPR (Washington, DC)
  • 2001 ICCV (Vancouver, Canada)
  • 1999 ICCV (Crete, Greece)
  • 1998 CVPR (Santa Barbara, CA)