Training Workshop on Machine Vision and Graphics (MaViG 2015)


Training Workshop on Machine Vision and Graphics (MaViG)

Wroclaw University of Technology, Department of Computational Intelligence

September 10-11 2015

Chair: Halina Kwaśnicka

The Workshop on Machine Vision and Graphics (MaViG) is organized within the framework of the ENGINE project (, at the Wroclaw University of Technology (WRUT). MaViG is a training event taking place at the Wroclaw University of Technology, just before FedCSIS’2015 conference ( Communication between Wroclaw and Lodz is fairly easy, what, together with the successive dates of MaViG and AIMaViG’15, gives an opportunity to participate in both events. MaViG is organized primarily for the ENGINE staff, but it is open for a limited number of guest participants, and it is free of charge for all participants.
Machine Vision can be perceived as the ability of computers to ‘see’, i.e., the computer analysis of images with the intent to discover the information shown on images. Computer vision, covering images acquiring, processing, analyzing and understanding, allows to produce numerical or symbolic information. Image understanding should be able to discover what follows from the visualized details. Computer vision, as a part of Artificial Intelligence, is used in various, very important, industrial and medical applications and it is intensively studied research area.


Place of MaViG: Wroclaw University of Technology (the detailed address will be sent to the registered Participants before the end of July), Wroclaw, Poland
Thursday, 10th September
Lecturer: Andre Gagalowicz, INRIA, Rocquencourt, France
11:00 – 11:15: Opening ceremony
11:15 – 13:15: Introduction to computer vision/computer graphics collaboration techniques – Application to 3D model-based human face modeling
13:15 – 14:30: Break for lunch
14:30 – 16:30: Extension of 3D face modeling to face animation modeling and application to precise 3D face tracking including semantic expressions
16:30-17:00: coffee break
17:00 – 18:00: Questions and answers

Friday, 11th of September
Lecturer: Matti Pietikäinen, Director of Center for Machine Vision Research, University of Oulu, Finland
11:30 – 12:30: Discussion on: recent and emerging problems in Machine Vision area and possible cooperation (including presentation of research interest of Center for Machine Vision Research, Oulu, and Department of Computational Intelligence, WRUT)
12:30 – 14:00: Break for lunch
14:00 – 16:00: Effective methods for image and video analysis based on recent variants of the highly popular local binary pattern (LBP) texture operator
16:00-16:15: coffee break
16:15 – 18:15: Face analysis: approaches and applications
18:15 – 19:00: Questions and answers
19:00: Closing Ceremony


To register for the MaViG workshop please send the email to with following information (deadline: 20.07.2015):
1. First Name ………………………………. Last Name ……………………………….
3. Affiliation (Full address): ……………………………….
4. Academic status: ……………………………….
5. I want to attend the MaViG workshop on: 10.09.2015 YES/NO and 10.09.2015 YES/NO

About the lecturers

Professor Andre Gagalowicz

Andre Gagalowicz was a research director at INRIA, FRANCE (from 1974 by 41 years). He was the creator of the first laboratory involved in image analysis/synthesis collaboration techniques in 1984. He graduated from Ecole Superieure d’Electricite in 1971, obtained his PHD in Automatic Control from the University of Paris XI, Orsay, in 1973, and his state doctorate in Mathematics from the University of Paris VI (1983). He is fluent in English, German, Russian and polish and got a bachelor degree in Chinese from the University of Paris IX, INALCO in 1983. His research interests are in 3D approaches for computer vision, computer graphics, and their cooperation and also in digital image processing and pattern recognition. He received the prizes of the best scientific communication and the best technical slide at the Eurographics’85 conference. He was awarded the second prize of the Seymour Cray competition in 1991 and one of his papers was selected by Computers and Graphics journal as one of the three best publications of this journal over the last ten years. He took part to the redaction of eight books and wrote around two hundreds publications. He was the founder and the last chairman of the MIRAGES international conference.

Professor Matti Pietikäinen

Matti Pietikäinen is a professor of computer science and engineering, scientific director of Infotech Oulu Research Center, and director of the Center for Machine Vision Research at the University of Oulu. He received the Doctor of Science in Technology degree from the University of Oulu, Finland, in 1982. In 1981, he established the Machine Vision Group at the University of Oulu, Finland. From 1980 to 1981 and from 1984 to 1985 he was with the Computer Vision Laboratory at the University of Maryland. He has made pioneering contributions e.g. to local binary pattern (LBP) methodology, texture-based image and video analysis, and facial image analysis. He has authored over 300 refereed papers in international journals, books and conference proceedings, and about 100 other publications or reports. He is an author of the book entitled Computer Vision Using Local Binary Patterns published by Springer in 2011. His research is frequently cited and its results are used in various applications around the world. He was an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and Pattern Recognition journals, and currently serves as an associate editor of Image and Vision Computing and IEEE Transactions on Forensics and Security journals. He was the president of the Pattern Recognition Society of Finland from 1989 to 1992. From 1989 to 2007 he served as a member of the Governing Board of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), and became one of the founding fellows of the IAPR in 1994. From 2012 he is an IEEE Fellow, for his contributions to texture and facial image analysis for machine vision. He regularly serves on program committees of the top conferences and workshops of his field. He has lectured tutorials on texture-based image and video descriptors at SCIA 2005, ICPR 2006, ICCV 2009, CVPR 2011, ICIP 2011, ENC 2012, and SCIA 2013 conferences. In 2014, he was awarded the Koenderink Prize for Fundamental Contributions in Computer Vision.

Halina Kwaśnicka
Chair of the MaViG and co-chair of AIMaViG’15