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11th International Conference on Energy Minimization Methods in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

30 October - 1 November 2017
Venice , Italy


Energy minimization methods have become an established computational paradigm in computer vision and pattern recognition. EMMCVPR is a regular bi-annual conference dedicated to advancing the state of the art in this field.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the conference series, with the inaugural meeting having taken place in Venice in 1997, and we will celebrate it by bringing it back to Venice.

The conference will be co-located with ICCV 2017, the International Conference on Computer Vision.

As with the previous editions, the proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. The scientific program will include the presentation of invited plenary talks and contributed research papers.

Program Chairs

Marcello Pelillo

University of Venice

Edwin Hancock

University of York

Steering Committee

Daniel Cremers

Technische Universität München

Mario Figueiredo

Universidade de Lisboa

Edwin Hancock

University of York

Marcello Pelillo (chair)

University of Venice

Anand Rangarajan

University of Florida

Josiane Zerubia

INRIA , Sophia Antipolis

Programme Committee

  • Ognjen Arandjelovic
  • Xiang Bai
  • Michael Bronstein
  • Andres Bruhn
  • Sotirios Chatzis
  • Xilin Chen
  • Jim Clark
  • Daniel Cremers
  • Gianfranco Doretto
  • Francisco Escolano
  • Michael Felsberg
  • Mario Figueiredo
  • Alexander Fix
  • Boris Flach
  • Davi Geiger
  • Edwin Hancock
  • Fredrik Kahl
  • Zoltan Kato
  • Anton Konushin
  • Hamid Krim
  • Ian Jermyn
  • Hiroshi Ishikawa
  • Longin Jan Latecki
  • Hongdong Li
  • Stan Li
  • Stephen Maybank
  • Marcello Pelillo
  • Thomas Pock
  • Anand Rangarajan
  • Antonio Robles-Kelly
  • Emanuele Rodola
  • Samuel Rota Bulò
  • Christoph Schnoerr
  • Fiorella Sgallari
  • Ali Shokoufandeh
  • Hugues Talbot
  • Wenbing Tao
  • Andrea Torsello
  • Carole Twining
  • Olga Veksler
  • Richard Wilson
  • Josiane Zerubia

Invited speakers

Joachim M. Buhmann

ETH Zurich

Paolo Frasconi

University of Florence

Local Organization Committee

Ismail Elezi

University of Venice

Sebastiano Vascon (chair)

University of Venice

10 August 2017

Paper submission

25 September 2017


30 October - 1 November


1 December 2017

Camera-ready due


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Discrete and continuous optimization
  • Convex programming and relaxations
  • PDE and variational methods
  • Stochastic optimization
  • Spectral methods
  • Graphical models and markov random fields
  • Statistical methods and learning
  • Graph-theoretic ​and network-based ​methods
  • Analysis of deep architectures
  • Adversarial and game-theoretic models
  • Object Recognition and Detection
  • Scene Understanding
  • Segmentation and Grouping
  • Restoration and Inpainting
  • Color and Texture
  • Computational Photography
  • Photo and Video Editing
  • Motion and Tracking
  • Matching and Registration
  • Medical Image Analysis
  • Pose Estimation
  • Action and Event Recognition

  • Shape Analysis
  • Shape-from-X
  • Stereo and 3D Reconstruction
  • Multiview Geometry
  • Vision for Graphics



Opening 09:15 - 09:30
Invited speaker: Joachim M. Buhmann Robust algorithmics: a foundation for science?! 09:30 - 10:30
Coffee break 10:30 - 11:00
Session: Clustering and Quantum 11:00 - 12:30
Christian Bauckhage and Rafet Sifa Ising Models for Binary Clustering via Adiabatic Quantum Computing 11:00 - 11:30
Zvi Kedem and Davi Geiger Quantum Interference and Shape Detection 11:30 - 11:50
Stefan Kinauer, Riza Alp Güler, Siddhartha Chandra and Iasonas Kokkinos. Structured Output Prediction and Learning for Deep Monocular 3D Human Pose Estimation 11:50 - 12:10
Matteo Denitto, Manuele Bicego, Alessandro Farinelli and Marcello Pelillo. Dominant Set Biclustering 12:10 - 12:30
Lunch 12:30 - 14:00
Session: Motion 14:00 - 15:30
Michael Stoll, Daniel Maurer and Andrés Bruhn Variational Large Displacement Optical Flow without Feature Matches 14:00 - 14:30
Nazrul Haque, Dinesh Reddy and Madhava Krishna Temporal Semantic Motion Segmentation using Spatio Temporal Optimization 14:30 - 14:50
Chris Ying and Katerina Fragkiadaki Depth-Adaptive Computational Policies for Efficient Visual Tracking 14:50 - 15:10
Jonas Geiping, Hendrik Dirks, Daniel Cremers and Michael Moeller Multiframe Motion Coupling for Video Super Resolution 15:10 - 15:30
Coffee break 15:30 - 16:00
Session: Image Processing 16:00 - 17:50
Maria Klodt and Raphael Hauser Nonlinear compressed sensing for multi emitter X ray imaging 16:00 - 16:30
Naftali Zon and Nahum Kiryati Unified Functional Framework for Restoration of Image Sequences Degraded by Atmospheric Turbulence 16:30 - 16:50
Laurent Condat A Convex Approach to K-Means Clustering and Image Segmentation 16:50 - 17:20
Fabien Pierre, Jean François Aujol, Charles Alban Deledalle and Nicolas Papadakis Luminance Guided Chrominance Denoising with Debiased Coupled Total Variation 17:20 - 17:40
Vitaliy Kurlin and Donald Harvey Superpixels optimized by color and shape 17:40 - 18:00


All papers (not exceeding 14 pages, including references) must be submitted electronically at the EasyChair conference website. All submissions will be subject to a rigorous peer-review process. Non-anonymous submissions are allowed. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, which will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series​ after the conference.​ In preparing your paper use Springer's Latex2e document style, see Information for LNCS Authors.


The conference will take place in the magnificent setting of Palazzo Franchetti.


List of hotels near the conference location:

Hotel Name Address
Hotel Belle Arti Rio Terrà Foscarini, 912/A, Dorsoduro 30123 Venezia
Hotel Alboretti Dorsoduro, Accademia 884, Rio Terrà Foscarini, 30120 Venezia
Domus Cavanis Dorsoduro 896, 30123 Venezia
Hotel American-Dinesen Dorsoduro 628, Venezia
Hotel La Fenice et des artistes Campiello della Fenice, San Marco 1936, 30124 Venezia
Hotel Canal Santa Croce 553, 30135 Venezia
Hotel Falier Salizada San Pantalon 130, 30135 Venezia
Hotel Santa Marina Calle Seco Marina 6068, 30122 Venezia
Ca' Fortuny San Marco 3752, 30124 Venezia
Hotel Pausania Dorsoduro 2824, 30124 Venezia
Domus Ciliota San Marco 2976, 30124 Venezia
Istituto Canossiano Dorsoduro 1323, 30123 Venezia
Foresteria Levi Calle Vitturi o Falier 2917a, 30124 Venezia


Registration is now open at this link: EMMCVPR2017 registration

Registration fee includes attendance to scientific sessions, coffee breaks and dinner.

Early registration (until October 15): € 380
Early student registration: € 300

Late registration (after October 15): € 450
Late student registration: € 370

All conference papers must have at least one registered author (this can be a student). Each paper must be covered by a one registration fee.

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