Please scroll down for the program, which is now hyperlinked to the presentations.
About each type of session:
State of the area 
Technical Module
 Spotlights & Poster
A presentation that summarizes
the important developments in
the area with special emphasis
on the last few years and the
state of the art. This is
intended to bring everyone to
a common base about the recent
developments and their
import. Speakers are free to
speak about their own
contributions apart from
providing a larger context for
the area. In a 45 minute
session, a reasonable break up
would be to use 25 minutes to
provide the context and the
rest of the time to present
own work.
Each module has three
30-minute talks followed by
discussion on related
issues. This is where ideas
for collaborative work can get
formed. Speakers should
discuss the problem area and
context before presenting
their more recent work. That
is, please do not just give
your latest conference talk.
The afternoons (1400 to 1600)
have been reserved for free
form discussions and
interactions among the
participants as well as the
scribe sessions. Infosys has a
nice and green campus. The
participants are encouraged to
enjoy it for such purposes.

The scribe session is to
record the deliberations so
that we have an informal
record of the workshop. This
may be put up on a suitable
website for future.
Volunteers are requested to
sign up to be scribes on a
day-to-day basis.
Spotlights provide an
opportunity to the poster
presenters to advertise the
work briefly in front of
everyone. The time allotted to
this is 2 minutes, which means
the slides should convey the
gist and impact quickly. The
slides should for the
spotlight should be loaded to
a common laptop during the
lunch break.

Table of Contents

Day 1: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

0900-1030: State-of-the-Area/Overview

1100-1300: Module 1: Recognition

1400-1600: Free-form discussions and Scribe Session

1600-1800: Module 2: Recognition

(Alex Berg, Pushmeet Kohli, Dhruv Mahajan)

Discussants: Jitendra & AZ

1800-1900: Spotlights + Posters

(Dipti Prasad Mukherjee, Subrata Rakshit, Prateek Jain, Manik Varma, C V Jawahar, Sharat Chandran)

1900-2200: Banquet Dinner

Day 2: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

0900-1030: Module 3: Recognition

(Tamara Berg, Vidit Jain)

Discussants: Jitendra & AZ

1100-1320: Module 4: Data-Driven Vision

(Abhinav Gupta, Stefan Carlsson, Michal Irani)

Discussant: Jitendra & AZ

1400-1530: Free-form discussions and Scribe Session

1530-1730: Module 5: Vision & Computation

(Subhashis Banerjee, P J Narayanan, Sharat Chandran)

Discussant: Alex & Martial

1730-1930: Module 6: Heritage (P Anandan, Sharat Chandran)

Spotlights + Poster (Uma Mudenagudi, Manjunath Joshi, Prabir Biswas, Santanu Chaudhury)

1930-2030: Dinner

2030-2200: India-Specific Session

  • Special Technical Challenges in India
  • Socio-Cultural Environment for Research in India
  • Efforts/initiatives to redress these

(Coordinator: PJN)

Day 3: Thursday, December 22, 2011

0900-1030: State-of-the-Area/Overview on Video: Shmuel Peleg

1100-1300: Module 7: Video

(Shai Avidan, Lihi Zelnik, Ram Nevatia)

Discussant: Anandan & Michal

1400-1530: Taking Indian Research Forward

(A session to focus on how to take research in India to the world stage featuring Indian researchers and other Indophiles) Coordinator: P Anandan

1600-1800: Module 8: Variety

(C V Jawahar, Ashish Kapoor, spare session)

Discussant: Ram

1800-1900: Spotlights+ Posters

2030-2200: Future of Computer Vision

Big Thoughts by the Seers Coordinator: Jitendra Malik

Day 4: Friday, December 23, 2011

0900-1100: State-of-the-Area/Overview

Internet-Drive Vision: Manik Varma, Jason Weston


1100-1130: Closing Session