DAGM Workshop on

Unsolved Problems in Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision

Saarbrücken, September 3, 2013

In Conjuction With

35th German Conference on Pattern Recognition (GCPR 2013)


Building E1.4, Ground Floor, Seminar Room 024. Venue info here.

Call for Contributions

The technical committee of the German Association for Pattern Recognition (DAGM) invites to this workshop that provides a platform for discussing the major challenges of pattern recognition and computer vision in the next years. The event is an opportunity to take a step back from the daily business and debate about the currently most relevant problems in the field and emphasize the most promising future research directions. Participants are kindly requested to submit an extended abstract of not more than two pages, which sketches an open problem in the respective field or in related application areas. The proposal should contain:

  • a specification of the problem and a characterization of its relevance for research in the field of interest and its application areas, and – if applicable – its societal or economic implications
  • cause of the problem; what deficits in our field are causing this problem
  • relations to the state-of-the-art in our field; which research initiatives would be necessary to devise a solution

The technical committee will select a small number of proposals to be presented in talks. Plenty of time is planned to allow for controversial panel discussions on the presented problems.

Jitendra Malik (UC Berkeley) and Jean-Michel Morel (ENS Cachan) have agreed to actively participate in the workshop.

Important Dates

May 31, 2013:   Submission of extended abstracts (≤ 2 page) via email to Bernt Schiele
June 14, 2013:  Notification of participants
Sept 3, 2013:    Workshop in Saarbrücken

Confirmed list of speakers

Name Institution Title Time
Jitendra Malik U Berkeley Computational Architectures for Visual Recognition. Slides 09:00 - 09:30
Bastian Leibe RWTH Aachen Next Challenges in Dynamic Scene Understanding: Beyond Tracking. Slides 09:30 - 10:00
Joachim Denzler, Erik Rodner, Paul Bodesheim, Alexander Freytag U Jena Beyond the closed-world assumption: The importance of novelty detection and open set recognition. Abstract Slides 10:00 - 10:30
Thomas Brox U Freiburg The mirage of a general purpose robot and the combinatorial explosion Abstract Slides 11:00 - 11:30
Uwe Franke Daimler The Quest for Robustness and Accuracy - Mission Impossible? Abstract Slides 11:30 - 12:00
Daniel Kondermann U Heidelberg Ground Truth Generation Abstract Slides 12:00 - 12:30
Jan-Michel Morel ENS Cachan What matters more for image matching and the comparison of descriptors: invariance and causality requirements or repeatability criteria? Abstract Slides 14:00 - 14:30
Joachim Buhmann ETH Zurich Decision making under uncertainty: how Informative is your algorithm with noisy inputs and internal computation errors. Abstract Slides 14:30 - 15:00
Carsten Rother TU Dresden An Open Challenge in Computer Vision: From Inverse Rendering to Scene Understanding. Slides 15:00 - 15:30
- - Podium Discussions 16:00 - 17:30

Program Committee

H. Bischof, TU Graz
J.M. Buhmann, ETH Zurich
A. Dengel, DFKI
U. Franke, Daimler AG
M. Hein, Universität des Saarlandes
R. Koch, Universität Kiel
H. Mayer, Universität der BW München
B. Rosenhahn, Universität Hannover
B. Schiele, MPI for Informatics (workshop chair and local organization)
J. Weickert, Universität des Saarlandes

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