Seminar: "Human action recognition: recent progress, open questions and future challenges"
Friday, March 8th
, 2013 at 11:00
Ivan Laptev, researcher at Willow team, INRIA Roquencourt - ENS Ulm
, Paris, France: Action recognition is a vivid research area with many potential applications. In this talk I will briefly review the history of action recognition and will highlight a few of the currently best performing methods. I will then try to take a critical view and will discuss the problem definition as well as the relation of action recognition to other visual recognition tasks. Learn more
Seminar: "Integrating text understanding tasks within business processes", March 1st, 2013 at 2.00PM
Speaker: Jean-Baptiste Faddoul
, research engineer at OWI Technologies
, Bourg-la-Reine, France
A business process (BP) is a set of related tasks that produce a specific service or product. It contains interleaved decision points, thus, an instance of the process can follow one or multiple paths. Modelling, executing and managing those decision points relie on domain knowledge, its representation and the inference tools used with it. The concrete case of processes having textual data objects, semantic domain knowledge and decision points associated with ML / NLP tasks, leads us to settings where the NLP / ML tasks and the BP are coupled together with an underlying shared knowledge. Read more
Seminar: Moses SMT toolkit and a 'Mixed Syntax Model'. Thursday February 28th at 2.00pm
Hieu Hoang, University of Edinburgh, UK
This seminar has 2 parts:
1: Improvements to the Statistical Machine Translation toolkit called Moses which is now 7 years old. This toolkit dominates the open source SMT space, is the de-facto standard for phrase-based model and widely adopted by academia. 2: Mixed-syntax model to improve machine translation. Combining the specificity of syntactic models and the generality of the hierarchical phrase-based model.
16th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2013)
February 23-27 in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
is the premier venue for presenting research in the design and use of technologies that affect groups, organizations, communities, and networks. Jacki O'Neill
is on the Doctoral Colloquium
panel, a forum in which Ph.D. students meet and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced CSCW researchers and practitioners.
Seminar: "Designing for contested collective intelligence"
February 11th, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Simon Buckingham Shum
associate director, Knowledge Media Institute
, Milton Keynes, U.K.. and Anna De Liddo
, research associate.
We propose the concept of Contested Collective Intelligence (CCI) as a distinctive subset of the broader Collective Intelligence design space. CCI is relevant to the many organizational contexts in which it is important to work with contested knowledge, for instance, due to different intellectual traditions, competing organizational objectives, information overload or ambiguous environmental signals. Read more...
Seminar: "Human detection and characterization by statistical descriptors", Thursday 7th Feb, 2013 at 11am.
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
This talk will focus on the analysis of several types of features/descriptors able to characterize human beings, hence, able to improve the associated detection and recognition tasks. The methodology has been tested on multiple benchmark datasets (pedestrian detection, head orientation) with convincing results in all cases. More
to get to XRCE
WSDM 2013, Rome Feb 4 - 8.
6th ACM Internaitonal Conference on Web Searching and Data Mining.
Paper: "Connecting Comments and Tags: Improved Modeling of Social Tagging Systems
", Dawei Yin, Shengbo Guo, Boris Chidlovskii, Brian Davison, Cedric Archambeau and Guillaume Bouchard
Seminar: "A framework for automatic sports video annotation with anomaly detection and transfer learning"; January 31st, 2013 at 11:00
Teofilo de Campos
, research fellow at University of Surrey
, Guilford, U.K
A system that can automatically annotate videos illustrated in an application on tennis matches followed by work on using transductive transfer learning methods to enhance the system's adaptability to new domains. For more information and demos, visit http://cvssp.org/acasva/
Fusepool sponsors Urban Data Challenge Zürich / San Francisco / Geneva
Together with the Mozilla Foundation, the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts and others, Swissnex and Fusepool
are co-organizing/sponsoring the Urban Data Challenge Zürich / San Francisco / Geneva. URBAN PROTOTYPING
is a global series of festivals held in cities around the world, exploring how technology, art, and design can serve as tools for civic participation.The Urban Data Challenge Timeline runs February 6th through April 6, 2013: Fusepool is supporting the finalist to develop the data visualization into a Java App that can run on almost any device.
MOBINET: Europe-Wide Platform for Cooperative Mobility Services
This new European Project with 34 partners will develop, deploy and operate the technical and organisational foundations of an open, multi-vendor platform for Europe-wide mobility services serving business (B2B) users and end (B2C) users (drivers and travellers).
Kick-off meeting, January 29 - 31.