This free event will showcase modern visual information processing applied across areas as diverse as security, assisted living and medical image processing. It will bring together organisations who might benefit from using state-of-the-art computer vision with experts in the field from the University of Stirling and CENSIS. The event will take place at the University of Stirling and will involve live demonstrations, 'ask the expert' sessions, short talks and the opportunity to discuss specific needs with computer vision experts. We expect around 50 attendees.
In recent years, the quantity of data collected from video, photos, satellite imagery, and other modes such as hyperspectral or LiDAR data has grown massively. With it have come great improvements in computer vision and machine learning that allow applications that were not possible a few years ago. Tasks such as object detection, face recognition or novel pattern detection are easier than ever to implement and with faster and cheaper GPUs, computers can do perform at human levels in some tasks. These advances have brought the benefits of automation to some sectors but raised questions about privacy in a society under increasing surveillance.
This one day workshop will showcase some of the cutting edge research within Stirling Vision and Image Processing (SVIP) group along with knowledge transfer activities by CENSIS in the domain of machine vision and sensing technologies (e.g., IoT). The workshop, aimed at participants from the industry and public sectors, will have a combination of short lectures, live demos, research posters and networking breaks. A cross section of research topics will be presented including (but not limited to) surveillance and security, face recognition & analysis, multimedia processing for entertainment industries, real time vision system hardware, and automatic scene understanding.
The Vision and Image Processing group at the University of Stirling is an interdisciplinary research group with members from Computing Science & Mathematics, Psychology, Biological & Environmental Science and the Management School. The group is particularly strong in fundamental research in image & signal processing, computer vision, text & language processing and visual perception. The application areas include object recognition, scene understanding, surveillance & security, face recognition, media forensics, activity recognition, medical image processing, assisted living, embedded hardware development, blockchain and many more.
CENSIS is the centre of excellence for sensing and imaging systems (SIS) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. They help organisations innovate and overcome technology barriers to achieve business transformation and reach global markets. The CENSIS team has many approaches to helping organisations with sensor and imaging systems and IoT challenges and projects are extremely diverse, covering everything from environmental risk monitoring and management to rail track maintenance; and from subsea systems to pharmaceuticals. As one of Scotland’s innovation centres, their focus is on creating sustainable social and economic benefit in the Scottish economy.