INRIA Visual Recognition and Machine Learning 
Summer School
Grenoble, 26-30 July 2010 


On-line materials (updated 26-07-2010)
Final program (updated 27-06-2010)
Practical information (updated 27-06-2010)
Notice Board Open (updated 1-06-2010)

Lectures will be given by experts in visual recognition and machine learning. The target audience are PhD students, MSc students, advanced undergraduates as well as academics and practitioners in the field.  Lectures will be complemented by practical sessions, where participants will obtain hands-on experience with the discussed material. Participants will also have an opportunity to bring and discuss their work during a poster session.

The summer school will take place at the INRIA campus in Grenoble - a lively city at the foot of the French Alps. The courses will be complemented by a half-day hiking trip to the surrounding mountains. 

Lectures will be given by

Important dates

  • Application deadline: Extended to May 20th 2010 
  • Notification of acceptance: June 1st 2010
  • Registration deadline: June 15th 2010
  • Poster application deadline: Extended to July 2nd 2010
  • Summer school: 26-30 July 2010

Application and Registration (Updated 27-06-2010)

The registration website is now closed. The registration fee includes lectures, practical courses, handouts, lunches, coffee breaks, reception and the mountain tour.


Some of the notable recent successes in automated visual recognition are results of combining advanced visual representations together with powerful machine learning techniques. The objective of this summer school is to provide an overview of some of the latest advances in visual recognition together with the related machine learning algorithms. A particular emphasis will be given on topics related to recognition of humans, objects, actions and dynamic scene understanding in video. 


The final program is available here.

Materials (Updated 26-07-2010)

On-line materials including data, instructions and code for practical sessions are available here. We encourage participants to download materials before the start of practical sessions.

Poster presentations (Updated 01-06-2010)

There will be a poster session, where participants are encouraged to bring and present their recent work. Participants will get feedback on their posters and the possibility to discuss their work with their peers. The best poster will be awarded a prize. Given the time and space constraints, the number of posters will be limited. If you wish to bring a poster, please send an e-mail to no later than June 15 indicating (a) the title of your work (b) a reference to a corresponding publication and (c) a link to the corresponding paper.

Accommodation (Updated 01-06-2010)

A list of suggested hotels in Grenoble is available here. If you search for a roommate to share a hotel, you can post a message on our notice board.


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