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7th VIPS Advanced School on
Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition
and Image Processing

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March 13-16, 2006
Organized by the Vision, Image Processing and Sound Laboratory
Department of Computer Science, University of Verona, Italy

This is the 7th Advanced School organized by the VIPS laboratory, the seventh 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 "Stereo analysis and view synthesis in 3D video communication". Details about the course, contents and the registration procedure are given in the following.

The 7th Advanced School is supported by GIRPR, (Gruppo Italiano Ricercatori in Pattern Recognition)


Vittorio Murino
Andrea Fusiello

Local Organizers

Marco Cristani
Michela Farenzena
Riccardo Gherardi
Davide Moschini


Dr.-Ing. Oliver Schreer

Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik
Heinrich-Hertz Institut, Berlin, Germany

Course title

Stereo analysis and view synthesis in 3D video communication


  • 1st Day - Monday, 13th of March 2006

    • Introduction
    • Fundamentals of Projective Geometry
      • The geometry of perspectives
      • Projective spaces
  • 2nd Day - Tuesday, 14th of March 2006

    • Camera model
      • Pinhole model
      • Calibration
    • Epipolar geometry
    • Depth from Stereo
      • The correspondence problem
      • Similarity constraints
      • Approaches
      • Hybrid-recursive matching
  • 3rd Day - Wednesday, 15th of March 2006

    • Geometry of three views
      • Trifocal plane
      • Trilinearities
    • View synthesis
      • Overview of techniques
      • Intermediate view interpolation
      • Depth-image based rendering
  • 4th Day - Thursday, 16th of March 2006

    • Application of stereo and view synthesis in 3D videocommunication
      • immersive video conferencing
      • 3D television

Final Lectures Schedule

Monday 13 Tuesday 14 Wednesday 15 Thursday 16
9.00 - 12.00 9.00 - 12.00 10.00 - 13.00
14.00 - 17.00 13.00 - 15.00 13.00 - 15.00 13.00 - 15.00

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 February 28, 2006.

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 February 28, 2006, to the following no. +39 045 8027068, to the attention of Prof. V. Murino, 7th 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:

February 28, 2006


Course Fee payment deadline:

February 28, 2006

(Registration form + Proof of payment)


March 13-16, 2006


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: 23 January, 2006