Vision and Sports Summer School • 2014

Prague, Czech Republic • 18-23 August 2014


Summer school

small changing images of sports

Vision and Sports is a special special kind of summer school.

In addition to a broad-range of lectures on state-of-the-art Computer Vision techniques, it offers exciting sport activities, such as Floorball, Ultimite Frisbee and Table Tennis.

What is most fun: the sports sessions are given by the same internationally renowned experts who deliver the lectures!

As a student, you get the best of both worlds: high-quality teaching on Computer Vision, and lots of fun with a variety of attractive sports. This offers plenty of opportunity for personal contact between students and teachers. How would you like to beat your teacher in a tennis match ? Or play in the same soccer team ? This, and more, will happen at VS3!


Schedule Monday to Friday

9:00 - 12:00 Lecture
12:00 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 16:15 Lecture / Exercise
16:45 - 18:45 Sports

During each lecture there will be two sort breaks with some refreshments.
On Wednesday evening, there will be a VS3 dinner / barbecue starting at 20:00.

Detailed programme is available here.

Saturday Workshop (NEW!)

On Saturday, the school switches gears: from the basics to state-of-the-art research! The teachers will present their latest research work during a one-day workshop. Students can attend this exciting workshop for free and have the opportunity to see some outstanding research leaders discuss the cutting edge of computer vision research.

Programme available here.


Confirmed Lecturers

  • Jiri Matas
    Jiri Matas
    Czech Technical University (Prague, Czech Republic)
    Vision: Local features extraction and matching / large scale specific object recognition
    Sports: Tennis, Floorball
  • Patrick Perez
    Patrick Pérez
    Technicolor Research and Innovation, France
    Vision: Visual tracking
    Sports: Badminton
  • Jan-Michael Frahm
    Jan-Michael Frahm
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA)
    Vision: 3D reconstruction
  • Vittorio Ferrari
    Vittorio Ferrari
    School of Informatics of the University of Edinburgh (UK)
    Vision: Weakly supervised learning of visual models
    Sports: Table Tennis
  • Christoph Lampert
    Christoph Lampert
    Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
    Vision: Learning with Structured Inputs and Outputs
    Sports: Floorball / Unihockey
  • Andrea Vedaldi
    Andrea Vedaldi
    University of Oxford
    Vision: Kernel Methods for Computer Vision
    Sports: Floorball / Unihockey
  • Pushmeet Kohli
    Microsoft Research Cambridge
    Vision: MRF/CRF for Computer Vision
    Sports: Ultimate Frisbee
  • Ondrej Chum
    Ondrej Chum
    Czech Technical University (Prague, Czech Republic)
    Vision: Large scale specific object recognition
    Sports: Badminton, Volleyball, Tennis


Vision Lectures

  • Local features extraction and matching
  • Large scale specific object recognition
  • 3D reconstruction
  • Object class recognition and detection
  • MRF/CRF for Computer Vision
  • Semantic segmentation
  • Weakly supervised learning of visual models
  • Shape representation and matching
  • Kernel methods for computer vision

Sports Activities


sports activities

Volley ball

sports activities

Ultimate Frisbee

sports activities


sports activities

Floor ball (Unihockey)

sports activities

Table tennis

sports activities


sports activities


sports activities


sports activities


Important dates

  • Application deadline: May 5 , 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: May 12, 2014
  • Registration deadline for accepted participants: May 31, 2014
  • Summer school: August 18-23, 2014

Application site

Registration has been closed.


Czech Technical University, Prague

Location: Technicka 2, lecture hall 309, third floor
Local map with the venue and sport facilities here.



Information about the accommodation is available here.


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