Special Event: BMVA 3 Day Symposium
Kimpton Clocktower, Manchester, 4th - 6th April 2022
Organisers: Neill Campbell, Andrew Gilbert, Tim Cootes
The BMVA presents an in-person symposium in Manchester on April 4th – 6th, 2022. Aiming to bring together all machine vision researchers based in the UK through and comprehensive programme of keynotes, "missed" orals from recent online BMVC/CVPR/ICCV… conferences, and extended poster sessions. The event includes lunches, coffee breaks and dinners in Manchester's grand Kimpton Clocktower hotel. The event is closest in ethos to an extended multi-day BMVA technical meeting previous held in London workshop taking the form of a greatly expanded, We intend to keep the cost of attending as low as possible and make sure there are no barriers from the whole computer vision community attending from PhD to Professors in academia and industry. All participants will receive space for a poster, and there will be a variety of additional timetabled sessions.
Programme of talks
pdf of Programme available Here
12.30-1.30pm Buffet lunch
1.45 Sagar Vaze – University of Oxford – Open-Set Recognition: A Good Closed Set Classifier is all you Need
2.05 Tu Bui – University of Surrey - content provenance for images and videos
2.25 Yuki Asano – University of Amsterdam - Keeping Your Eye on the Ball: Trajectory Attention in Video Transformers
3.30 Muhammad Ahmed Raza - University of Edinburgh - Object-Centric Representation Learning with Generative Spatial-Temporal Factorization
3.50 Adam J Shephard - University of Warwick - Simultaneous Nuclear Instance and Layer Segmentation in Oral Epithelial Dysplasia
4.10 Connor James Robinson - University of Manchester - Segmentation of Multiple Tissue Types in Regenerating Wounds
4.30 Nikolina Kubiak - University of Surrey - SILT: Self-supervised Lighting Transfer Using Implicit Image Decomposition
7pm Drinks Reception
8pm Sit down Dinner
9.10 Margaret Duff – University of Bath - Regularising Inverse Imaging Problems using Generative Machine Learning Methods
9.30 Aneeshan Sain – University of Surrey - StyleMeUp: Towards Style-Agnostic Sketch-Based Image Retrieval
10.30 Coffee + posters
11.30 Keynote: Andrew Davison - Imperial college London - A Robot Web for Multi-Robot Localisation
1.30 Srijay Deshpande - University of Warwick - Stitching Across the FROntier Network for Generating Colorectal Cancer Histology Images
1.50 Dan Ruta – University of Surrey – ALADIN: All Layer Adaptive Instance Normalization for Fine-grained Style Similarity
2.10 Pinaki Nath Chowdhury – University of Surrey - Partially Does It: Towards Scene-Level FG-SBIR with Partial Input
2.30 Coffee + posters
3.30 Ayan Kumar Bhunia – University of Surrey - Vectorization and Rasterization: Self-Supervised Learning for Sketch and Handwriting
3.50 Robert Dawes – BBC R&D – Using AI to assist natural history production
4.10 Manuel Rey Area – University of Bath
4.30 Raja Ebsim – University of Manchester - Analysing hips/knees scans in the UK Biobank
7pm Drinks Reception
8pm Sit down Dinner
9.30 Prajwal Kondajji Renukananda - Visual Keyword Spotting with Attention – University of Oxford
10.30 Coffee + posters
11.50 Laura Hanu – Unitary - VTC: Improving Video-Text Retrieval with User Comments
12.10 Ayna Das - University of Surrey - Pixelor: a competitive sketching AI agent. so you think you can sketch?
We are keeping the cost of attending as low as possible and ensuring no barriers from the whole computer vision community attending. We anticipate that UK restrictions will permit national travel to allow attendance. However, we welcome attendance from colleagues overseas at your own risk, and we are not issuing visa letters.
The registration costs are as follows
PhD Students: £135.00
Researchers at an academic or not-for-profit £225.00
Researchers at a commercial organisation: £300.00
1 Day Tuesday - commercial organisation: £170.00
1 Day Wednesday - commercial organisation: £170.00
We are looking forward to the BMVA 3 Day Symposium and hope to see you there! As we all know, it has been a challenging time for organising research events, and we hope that this in-person meeting will be a welcome opportunity for everyone to meet up and discuss research. As the circumstances are unusual, please make sure you read the following:
- Included: Registration is for in-person access to the event (there will be no hybrid or online attendance options); included are the event reception, lunch on all days, dinner on Monday and Tuesday. Accommodation and travel are not included. The website provides recommendations for affordable hotel accommodation, with easy access to the event hotel below.
- Invited Keynotes:: We have invited keynote speakers from recently appointed BMVA Distinguished Fellows, including Phil Torr.
- Missing Orals: Many researchers missed out on presenting interesting work in person due to the need for virtual conferences. We will organise sessions to allow researchers who received an oral presentation at one of the conferences that became virtual during the pandemic to apply to give their presentation. Please select this option during registration.
- Poster Presentations: We encourage all attendees to present a poster at the event; no formal proceedings will be published. Therefore attendees are free to choose whether they would like to present previous work (e.g. already published), current work in progress, or just new ideas that they wish to discuss or receive feedback on. Please indicate your interest in this on the registration form.
- Refunds: In the (hopefully unlikely) event that we cannot go ahead with the event, we will be offering refunds on registrations. There will be no online equivalent if the event cannot be held in person and all registrations refunded.
- Demos: We are also canvassing demand for demos and can provide a table and standard power for a demo presentation held conjointly with the posters.
- Presentation Deadlines: The deadline for poster and oral presentations registrations is 28th March
We welcome sponsorship from companies; options include hosting stands at the event and organising activities for attendees. Please get in contact with Andrew Gilbert for more details.
The registration does not include accommodation. Rooms can be booked at the Kimpton Clocktower event hotel in Manchester, but participants are free to stay wherever. Alternative hotels that are nearby include (with rough price estimates as of June 2021):
Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre (~£85 per night)
- ibis Manchester Centre 96 Portland Street Hotel (~£54 per night)
ibis Manchester Centre Princess Street (~£54 per night)
Novotel Manchester Centre (~£97 per night)
Pendulum Hotel (~£85 per night)
Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre (~£119 per night)
The Midland (~£159 per night)
- DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly (~£89 per night)
The oral presentations are expected to be 15 minutes long, followed by 5 minutes of questions. Our AV team at the event will have a windows based computer to present via Powerpoint. Alternatively, you are welcome to use your device to connect via an HDMI port. After the oral presentation deadline of 28th March, a complete programme will be created with the time slots.
The posters will be kept up for an entire day, and several poster sessions will occur throughout the day. Each poster presentation will have a single poster board, 2.1m high and 1.2m wide. They should just fit A0 in either portrait or landscape form, we wish to encourage attendees not to waste time reformatting posters and welcome portrait and landscape designs if already created for a previous conference.
Each demo request receives a 6ft trestle table and is situated close to some standard 13A British plug sockets. The demos will be co-located with the poster presentations and co-occur.