Workshop on Vision and Language 2012 (VL'12)

The 2nd Annual Meeting of the EPSRC Network on Vision & Language
Sponsored by the BMVA

Call for Papers and Call for Participation

December 13th and 14th, 2012 The Edge Conference Centre, The Endcliffe Village, University of Sheffield


13 Dec - TUTORIALS (T1, T3, T5 in High Tor 3; T2, T4, T6 in High Tor 4)

13:00-13:30 REGISTRATION
13:30-14:40 T1 Parsing and Analysis: Prof Ted Briscoe, University of Cambridge
  T2 Datasets for Visual Object Recognition: Prof Chris Williams, University of Edinburgh
15:50-16:00 T3 Information Retrieval/Extraction: Prof Rob Gaizauskas, University of Sheffield
  T4 Local Feature Extraction: Dr Krystian Mikolajczyk, University of Surrey
16:00-16:20 COFFEE
16:20-17:30 T5 Machine Translation: Dr Lucia Specia, University of Sheffield
  T6 Machine Learning Methods for CV: Dr Toby Breckon, Cranfield University


08:15-08:45 REGISTRATION
08:45-09:00 Introduction: Dimitrios Makris
09:00-10:00 Invited Lecture (Chair: Dimitrios Makris):
Prof David Hogg, University of Leeds: Relational methods in the visual detection of motion verbs
10:00-10:45 Technical papers (Chair: Roy Davies):
Alan F. Smeaton et al.: A Decade of Work on Semantic Concept Detection from Video: TRECVid’s Contribution
Muhammad U. G. Khan et al.: Natural Language Descriptions for Video Streams
Ted Briscoe and Wenhao Zhu: Integrating Content-based Image Search into Intelligent Information Access from Scientific Papers
10:45-11:15 COFFEE
11:15-12:15 Invited Lecture (Chair: Kalina Bontcheva):
Dr Peter Mika, Yahoo Inc., Barcelona: Making the Web Searchable with Data and Images?
12:15-13:00 Technical papers (Chair: Kalina Bontcheva):
Lucia Specia et al.: Images as Context in Statistical Machine Translation
Andrew Aubrey et al.: A Novel Audio-Visual Natural Conversation Database
Andrew Anderson et al.: Representational Similarity Between Brain Activity Elicited by Concrete Nouns and Image Based Semantic Models
13:00-13:45 LUNCH
13:45-14:45 Invited Lecture (Chair: Yorick Wilks):
Dr Katerina Pastra, Cognitive Systems Research Institute, Athens: Are all verbs equal? Language in Action within the Embodied Cognition Perspective
14:45-15:20 Poster Teasers (Chair: Darren Cosker):
Nikolaos Aletras and Mark Stevenson: Computing Similarity between Cultural Heritage items Using Multi-Modal Features
Rui Tang et al.: Global Alignment for Dynamic 3D Morphable Model Construction
Joanna I. Olszewska: A New Approach for Automatic Object Labeling
Katarzyna Klessa and Maciej Karpinski: Annotating paralinguistic features in quasi-spontaneous speech. Adding the “vision” component?
Simon Dobnik: Coordinating spatial perspective in discourse
Ye et al.: Manually Annotating Multi-view Video Using a 3D Skeleton
Amjad Altadmri and Amr Ahmed: VisualNet: Semantic Commonsense Knowledgebase for Visual Applications
Deema AbdalHafeth and Amr Ahmed: Investigating text analysis of user-generated contents for health related applications
15:20-16:50 COFFEE and Poster Session (including Mini-Posters)
16:50-17:20 Discussion Session (Chair: Darren Cosker)
17:20-17:30 Closing Remarks: Dimitrios Makris

Important Dates

Submission of Abstracts 23 Nov 2012
Notification of Acceptance 01 Dec 2012
Submission of Final Abstracts 06 Dec 2012
Workshop on Vision and Language 13-14 Dec 2012


Anja Belz, University of Brighton
Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield
Darren Cosker, University of Bath
Dimitrios Makris, Kingston University