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WAPCV 2005 - Scope Recently, key advances in our psychological, physiological and computational understanding of the primate visual attention system have fostered innovative computational architectures for visual scene understanding. Especially in emerging technological domains that include video surveillance, miniaturised mobile sensors, and ambient intelligence systems, attentive processing has proven an efficient strategy for the real-time analysis of enormous amounts of data. Attentive processing allows natural and artificial systems to cope with information overload, by focusing higher-level analysis resources onto a rapidly and coarsely identified subset of sensory inputs that are most relevant. Attentional selection is intimately dependent upon being able to use knowledge about where, when and towards what resources should be directed, orchestrating the synergy between perception, cognition, and action towards achieving behavioral goals.

This workshop will provide an interdisciplinary forum to present and communicate methodologies and concepts from computer vision, cognitive psychology, robotics, autonomous systems and neuroscience with respect to theory and applications of visual attention. We expect investigations to focus on computational models and other artificial embodiments of attention, to outline relevant objectives for performance comparison, to document and to investigate promising application domains, and to discuss the new work in relation to other aspects of cognitive vision. Contributions wich include an experimental component, for example testing with human or animal subjects, are encouraged --- however, advancing computational understanding of visual attention, for machine or human perception, should be the central theme of successful submissions.

Related literature:
Neurobiology of Attention, eds., Itti, L., Tsotsos, J.K., Rees, G.
Attention and Performance in Computational Vision, eds., Paletta, L., Tsotsos, J.K., Rome, E., Humphreys, G.W.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: