INRIA Visual Recognition and Machine Learning 
Summer School

Grenoble, France, 9-13 July 2012 

Previous editions of this summer school have been organized in Paris 2011 and Grenoble 2010


Group photo by Feng Gu (updated 19-07-2012)
On-line materials (updated 13-07-2012)
Social event (updated 06-07-2012)
Summer School map (updated 05-07-2012)
Poster presentations (updated 05-07-2012)
Final program (updated 04-07-2012)

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Lectures will be given by experts in computer vision 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.

Lectures will be given by

Important dates

  • Application deadline EXTENDED to April 18th, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: May 1st 2012
  • Registration deadline: May 15th 2012
  • Summer school: July 9-13, 2012


Registration fee is 400 Euros for student participants, 600 Euros for non-student academic participants and 800 Euros for industrial participants. The fee covers lectures, practical exercises, handouts, coffee breaks, lunches, and social events.  


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 this year will be given to advances in analysis of people, human actions and interactions. 


The final program of the summer school is available here. The program includes 26 hours of lectures, 3 hours of practical sessions, two receptions, one poster session on Tuesday and a banquet on Wednesday evening.

Poster presentations

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. 


A list of suggested hotels in Grenoble is available here. We will organize busses to transfer participants between Grenoble and the summer school venue.


Ivan Laptev <>
Cordelia Schmid <>
Josef Sivic <>