Vision and Sports Summer School • 2015

Prague, Czech Republic • 17-22 August 2015


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 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 16:00 Lecture / Exercise
16:30 - 18:30 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 19:45.

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: Tracking
    Sports: Tennis, Floorball
  • Krystian
    Krystian Mikolajczyk
    University of Surray, Guildford, UK
    Vision: Feature detection and description
    Sports: Tennis
  • Vittorio Ferrari
    Vittorio Ferrari
    School of Informatics of the University of Edinburgh (UK)
    Vision: Weakly supervised learning of visual models
    Sports: Table Tennis
  • Raquel Urtasun
    Raquel Urtasun
    University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada)
    Vision: Deep structured models
    Sports: Soccer
  • Christoph Lampert
    Christoph Lampert
    Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
    Vision: Learning with Structured Inputs and Outputs
    Sports: Floorball / Unihockey
  • Carsten Rother
    Carsten Rother
    TU Dresden
    Vision: MRF/CRF for Computer Vision
    Sports: Ultimate Frisbee
  • Daniel Cremers
    Daniel Cremers
    TU München (Munich, Germany)
    Vision: Variational Methods and Geometric Reconstruction
    Sports: Climbing
  • 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
  • Tracking
  • Deep learning

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 4 , 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: May 11, 2015
  • Registration deadline for accepted participants: May 29, 2015
  • Summer school: August 17-22, 2015

Application site

Summerschool fee information and the application form are available here.


Czech Technical University, Prague

Location: Thakurova 7, second floor
Local map with the venue and sport facilities here.



Information about the accommodation is available here.


Contact email



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