Augmented Reality Summer School (AVR)

PhD Student Andrea Felicetti attended the Augmented Reality Summer School (AVR) held in Torre dell'Orso (Lecce), Italy on 2-8 September, 2018.

The main aim of the Augmented Reality Summer School has been to propose a moment for stimulating discussions and exchanging scientific experiences and technical results related to this technology.The main thematic areas of the Augmented Reality Summer School has been: medicine, cultural heritage and arts, education, games and serious games.

IAPR Summer School on Machine and Vision Intelligence (VISMAC)

PhD Students Andrea Felicetti, Alessandro Galdelli and Raffaele Vaira attended the IAPR Summer School on Machine and Vision Intelligence (VISMAC) held in Vico Equense (Naples), Italy on 27-31 August, 2018.

Organized by the CVPRLab of the departtment of Science and Technology, University of Naples Parthenope. The school provided in-depth courses of the state-of-the-art research in Artificial Intelligence, and specifically Deep Learning, for Computer Vision with a global scope aiming at updating participants about the fundamentals and most recent advances of different deep learning architectures, which were explained through three types of mainstream applications, to image processing, pattern recognition and computer vision.

MISS Medical Imaging Summer School

PhD Student Michele Bernardini attended the Medical Imaging Summer School (MISS) held in Favignana (Italy) on 29 Jul - 04 Aug, 2018. More than 150 participants attended this school.

The focus of this Medical Imaging Summer School was to provide insights into the various interfaces between medical imaging and Deep Learning, based on the shared broad categories of medical image computing, computer-aided image interpretation and disease classification.

The course contained a combination of in-depth tutorial-style lectures on fundamental state-of-the-art concepts, followed by accessible yet advanced research lectures using examples and applications. A broad overview of the field was given, and guided reading groups complemented lectures. The course was delivered by world renowned experts from both academia and industry, who are working closely at the interface of medical imaging/Deep Learning.


Dr. Marina Paolanti attended at ICPR 2018. She has presented the following paper:

  • Liciotti, D., Paolanti, M., Pietrini, R., Frontoni, E., & Zingaretti, P. (2018). Convolutional Networks for semantic Heads Segmentation using Top-View Depth Data in Crowded Environment. 

The 24th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR2018) sponsored by the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), was at the China National Convention Center, Beijing, during August 20-24, 2018. The conference has provided an international forum for researchers and practitioners in the broad area of pattern recognition, including pattern recognition and machine learning, computer vision, speech, image, video and multimedia, biometrics and human computer interaction, document analysis and recognition, biomedical imaging and bioinformatics.​

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Our research in the world of vending has been published by Wired Italia.
The Internet of Things has been applied to vending machines in order to study the consumer behaviour.
This study on purchasing behaviour, in collaboration with Confida and Grottini Lab, shows how the time is strategic, since 32% of purchases are decided in 5 seconds. 
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IJCAI-ECAI 2018 @ Stockholm

Dr. Marina Paolanti and PhD Student Michele Bernardini attended at IJCAI-ECAI 2018, the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Stockholm, Sweden from July 13rd to 19th.

In the1st International Workshop on Real Time compliant Multi-Agent Systems (RTcMAS) Michele Bernardini presented the following paper:

  • M. Paolanti, V. Placidi, M. Bernardini, A. Felicetti, R. Pietrini and E. Frontoni, “An Agent Based WCET Analysis for Top-View Person Re-Identification”.

During this conference, they also had the chance to meet Yann LeCun, Facebook AI Research lab and New York University, who delivered a keynote as opening speech of IJCAI-ECAI 2018 entitled “Learning World Models: the Next Step Towards AI”.

ICVSS International Computer Vision Summer School

PhD Student Rocco Pietrini attented the ICVSS International Computer Vision Summer School, held in Punta Sampieri - Scicli (Italy) on July 8-14, 2018. More than 150 participants attended this school.

The courses have been delivered by world renowned experts in the field, from both academia and industry, and covered both theoretical and practical aspects of real Computer Vision problems as well as examples of their successful commercialisation.

Organized by the Image Processing Laboratory of the Università di Catania. The school represented a great opportunity to meet world experts in the field such as Josh Tenenbaum, Hugo Larochelle, Antonio Torralba and many others.

Rocco Pietrini also presented recent developments of the VRAI research activities about human behavior analysis using computer vision in a dedicated poster session and took part to the reading group competition lead by prof. Stefano Soatto (Amazon and University of California Los Angeles, USA).

MESA 2018 @ Oulu

Prof. Primo Zingaretti, Prof. Emanuele Frontoni, Dr. Adriano Mancini and Dr. Marina Paolanti attended at the 14th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications in Oulu - Finland from July 2nd to 4th, 2018.

The goal of the 14th ASME/IEEE MESA2018 is to bring together experts from the fields of mechatronic and embedded systems, disseminate the recent advances in the area, discuss future research directions, and exchange application experience. MESA2018 will especially bring out and highlight the latest research results and developments in the IoT (Internet of Things) era in the field of mechatronics and embedded systems.​

ISPRS2018 @ Riva del Garda

Dr. Roberto Pierdicca and Dr. Marina Paolanti attended at ISPRS 2018. They have presented the following papers:

  • Pierdicca, R., Malinverni, E. S., Piccinini, F., Paolanti, M., Felicetti, A., & Zingaretti, P. (2018). DEEP CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORK FOR AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF DAMAGED PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing & Spatial Information Sciences, 42(2).​
  • Fangi, G., Pierdicca, R., Sturari, M., & Malinverni, E. S. (2018). IMPROVING SPHERICAL PHOTOGRAMMETRY USING 360° OMNI-CAMERAS: USE CASES AND NEW APPLICATIONS. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing & Spatial Information Sciences, 42(2).​

ISPRS Technical Commission II "Photogrammetry" focuses, at various scales, on geometric, radiometric and multi-temporal aspects of image- and range-based 3D surveying and modeling. Specifically Commission II deals with image orientation, point cloud generation and processing, 3D feature extraction, scene understanding, sensor and data fusion, sensor characterization, machine learning for geospatial data analysis and big data techniques for massive data processing. Applications in the fields of mapping, industry, heritage, space, underwater and environment are considered.​