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4th VIPS Advanced School on
Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition
and Image Processing

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July 12-15, 2005
Organized by the Vision, Image Processing and Sound Laboratory
Department of Computer Science, University of Verona, Italy

This is the 4th Advanced School organized by the VIPS laboratory, the fourth of a series of advanced lectures on significant topics in Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, and Image Processing.

These courses are particularly addressed to PhD students, but open to all types of researchers. Each course will typically be held in at most one week and will be focused on one specific topic in order to provide a more productive interaction with the lecturer.

The maximum number of participants is limited to 50 persons. In case of a larger number of applications, priority will be given to PhD students.

This school is titled "3D Modeling and Reconstruction from Video". Details about the course contents and the registration procedure are given in the following.


Vittorio Murino
Andrea Fusiello

Local Organizers

Andrea Colombari
Marco Cristani
Cheng Dong Seon


Prof. Stefano Soatto

Computer Science Department
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Course title

3D Modeling and Reconstruction from Video

In this course methods and algorithms to construct 3D models of scenes from video or photographs are presented. Applications of this technology range from special effects (scene capture, camera motion capture, virtual insertion, image-based modeling and rendering) to computer graphics, photogrammetry, surveillance, autonomous robotics, medical imaging, embedded sensor networks, and virtual reality.

Upon completing the course, participants should possess the tools necessary to capture imaging data (still or video) and process it to reconstruct the 3D shape of objects in a scene; to simulate 3D (rigid) motion; and to calibrate cameras.


  • Introduction

  • Fundamentals of Euclidean Geometry

    • Norms, inner products
    • Rigid motions

  • Light, Surfaces, Image Formation

    • Projections
    • Radiance, irradiance, reflectance
    • Lenses

  • Feature Detection and Tracking

    • Image feature detection
    • Templates and cross-correlation
    • Tracking
    • Robust correspondence, wide-baseline matching

  • Epipolar Geometry and Stereo Reconstruction

    • Essential matrices
    • Epipolar constraints
    • 3D reconstruction from two views

  • Camera Calibration--With and Without a Rig

    • Calibration with a known object
    • Autocalibration

  • Fundamentals of Kalman Filtering

    • Linear Gaussian models
    • Kalman filter
    • Extended Kalman filter

  • Dynamic Vision; Motion Estimation

    • Dynamic motion estimation
    • Structure estimation
    • Occlusions
    • Outlier rejection

Temporary Lectures Schedule

Tuesday 12 Wednesday 13 Thursday 14 Friday 15
10 - 13 10 - 13 10 - 13 10 - 13
15 - 17 15 - 17 15 - 17 15 - 17

Course Fees

150 euro for PhD and undergraduate students.
200 euro for post doc, researchers, and other people working directly in a university.
300 euro for everybody else.


If you are interested, you must send an email to in which you ask for participation. Please, state your identity and your status (undergraduate, PhD student, other) and wait for the confirmation email. The ultimate deadline is June 30, 2005.

Attached to our confirmation email you will find a registration form to print, compile and send together with a proof of the payment by fax before July 4, 2005, to the following no. +39 045 8027068, to the attention of Prof. V. Murino, 4th VIPS School on Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, and Image Processing.

The proposed payment method is bank wire transfer (all necessary data are in the form).

Important Dates

Registration deadline:

June 30, 2005


Course Fee payment deadline:

July 4, 2005

(Registration form + Proof of payment)


July 12-15, 2005


The accomodation costs are not covered by the Course Fee. However, we have made agreements with some convenient hotels and you can find a list of available places here.
If you wish to take advantage of these opportunities please remember to notify to the hotel that you are attending our school.

Information on how to reach our department are presented in this page.

For any other information, please send an email to

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Last revision: June 9, 2005