[EVENT] Vision and Sports Summer School

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25–30 July 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic


ELLIS supports this year’s Vision and Sports Summer School taking place from 25–30 July 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Vision and Sports is a special kind of summer school: In addition to a broad range of lectures on state-of-the-art Computer Vision and Machine Learning techniques delivered by top experts in the field, it offers exciting sport activities, such as tennis, volleyball and climbing. ELLIS Fellows participate as lecturers in the school’s teaching program.

The format offers many opportunities for personal contact between students and teachers, and combines the best of both worlds: high-quality teaching on Computer Vision, and lots of fun with a variety of attractive sports. Sports are organized by the same internationally renowned experts who deliver the lectures.

Classes include both lectures and practical exercises

The summer school covers a broad range of subjects reflecting the diversity of Computer Vision. Each lecture will cover both basic aspects and state-of-the-art research. Every day, there are two Computer Vision classes and one sports session. The classes include both lectures and practical exercises. The school is open to about 60 participants, and is targeted mainly to young researchers (Master and starting PhD students in particular). Following the summer school, on Saturday, there will be a workshop where the teachers will present their latest research work. Students can attend this exciting workshop for free and have the opportunity to see some cutting-edge computer vision research.

Teachers (preliminary list)

Hilde Kuehne, Goethe University Frankfurt
David Novotny, Meta AI Research London
Christoph Lampert, IST Austria and ELLIS Fellow
Patrick Pérez, Valeo.AI
Jiri Matas, Czech Technical University and ELLIS Fellow
Vittorio Ferrari, Google Research and ELLIS Fellow
Ondrej Chum, Czech Technical University

Computer Vision Lectures

Current list of topics:
Deep learning in computer vision
Best practice in machine learning for computer vision
Large-scale specific object recognition
Large scale indexing, retrieval, and learning
Weakly supervised learning of visual models
Variational methods and geometric reconstruction
Visual tracking
Large-scale Structure-from-Motion

Sports activities

Tennis, Volleyball, Unihockey, Table Tennis, Soccer, Archery, Basketball, Climbing, Badminton, Ultimate Frisbee, Orienteering


The school is open to about 60 participants. Please apply online at:

Although priority will be given to young researchers (Master/PhD students in particular), applications from senior researchers and industrial professionals are welcome as well. The registration fee will be 400 Euro for MSc/PhD students, 480 Euro for other academics, and 580 Euro for non-academics. This fee includes all classes, sports activities, coffee breaks, lunches, and a social dinner. For hotel accommodation, students will get discount rates on hotels affiliated with the school.

Applicants should apply by May 8, 2022.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by May 10, 2022.
Accepted participants should register by May 24, 2022.

More information: http://cmp.felk.cvut.cz/summerschool2022/