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 REACTS 2011 

REACTS 2011 in Malaga, Spain
September 1-2, 2011 

 The Workshop on Recognition and Action for Scene Understanding (REACTS) is an international event which will be hold in Malaga, Spain, on September 2011. Scene Understanding has become a popular topic in Computer Science which involves joining efforts and sharing knowledge from different research areas such as Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Machine Intelligence, Software Engineering and Cognitive Sciences. This workshop is meant to bring together researchers which address the problem of Scene Understanding from the perspective of the different involved research communities.
REACTS2011 is a satellite event of the 14th International Conference of Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (CAIP), which will be hold in Seville, Spain, on 29-31 August 2011( ). REACTS2011 is co-sponsored by the University of Malaga, EUCogII and CITIC.

 The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to:
- perceptual search and attention guidance in scenes,
- multimodal perception,
- spatio-temporal reasoning,
- active spatial exploration,
- object recognition from local features,
- structure for object recognition,
- 3D object recognition,
- object categorization,
- conceptualization and scene classification,
- grammars for objects and scenes,
- objects in context: scenes and objects,
- scene recognition without objects,
- visual localization,
- human behaviour understanding,
- mobile robot navigation: mapping and visual SLAM,
- surveillance,
- smart environments: computational perception of human activities, 
- wearable sensors for visually impaired people,
- events and activities detection and understanding in video data...

Invited speakers (incomplete yet)
Edwin Hancock (The University of York, UK)
Ales Leonardis (University of Ljubljana, SI)
Tamim Asfour (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, GE)
Ruben Martinez-Cantin (Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, PT)
Conference Chairs
Francisco Escolano
University of Alicante, Spain
Jorge Dias
University of Coimbra, Portugal
Antonio Bandera
University of Malaga, Spain
The organization is managing to publish accepted papers in the Springer LNCS series. Authors of best papers will be encouraged to submit a revised version to a forthcoming special issue on Scenes Understanding and Behaviours Analysis of the PATTERN RECOGNITION LETTERS journal.
Important Dates
Paper submission: March 15, 2011
Author notification: April 30, 2011
Final manuscript due: May 16, 2011


Summer school at the Institut für Neuroinformatik

Neuronal dynamics approaches to cognitive robotics  

September 24 - October 1, 2010

Neuronal dynamics provides a powerful theoretical language with which embodied and situated cognitive systems can be designed and modeled. This summer school will provides a hands-on and down-to-earth introduction to neuronal dynamics ideas and will enable participants to become productive within this framework.  

Dead-line for application: 15th July.
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Strategic Research Agenda for robotics in Europe on 7th July 2009 in Brussels, here.

On you can find the roadmap foreuropean roadmap for robotics.