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Where Computer Vision Meets Art

3rd Workshop on Computer Vision for Art Analysis
October 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Paper submission is now open - please use this site to submit your paper!

Following the success of the previous editions of the Workshop on Computer VISion for ART Analysis held in 2012 and 2014 , we present the VISART III workshop, in conjunction with ECCV 2016.  

There is no doubt that Computer Vision benefits from analysis of Art, not only for applications such as indexing into databases of paintings and drawings but also to move towards a deeper understanding of images in general. Historians of art and culture benefit from Computer Vision and related technologies via the automatic tools for assisting in the analysis of artefacts of all kinds.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together leading researches in the fields of computer vision and art & cultural history to promote interdisciplinary collaborations and expose the audience to current results and open problems on both sides of this fascinating area of study.

This one-day workshop in conjunction with ECCV 2016, calls for high-quality, previously unpublished, works related to Computer Vision and Cultural History. Submissions should conform to the ECCV 2016 proceedings style. Papers must be submitted online through the submission system that will be announced from this page and will be double-blind peer reviewed by at least three reviewers.


  • 3D reconstruction and image metrology from paintings
  • Large scale 3D reconstruction of Historical sites
  • Object and people detection in art
  • Authentication and Forensics
  • Image representation in art
  • Visualisation and Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Cultural Heritage
  • Painting style analysis and transfer
  • Application of learning methods to art analysis
  • Interactive 3D media and immersive environments
  • Multi-modal multimedia computing systems and human machine interaction
  • Multimedia databases and digital libraries
  • Multimedia applications and services
  • Media content analysis and search
  • Multimedia and augmented reality systems, also in mobile scenarios
  • Security issues in the presentation and distribution of cultural information
  • Crowdsearching and interaction for cultural heritage


Full Paper Submission: EXTENDED to June 30th 2016

Notification of Acceptance: July 20th 2016

Camera-Ready Paper Due: July 25th 2016

Workshop: 16th October 2016 (full day workshop)


By John Smith posted July 30, 2015

Joao Paulo Costeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Gustavo Carneiro, University of Adelaide, Australia. 

Alessio Del Bue, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy

Ahmed Elgammal, Rutgers University, USA

Peter Hall, University of Bath, UK

Ann-Sophie Lehmann, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Hans Brandhorst, Editor of Iconclass and co-founder of Arkyves, The Netherlands 

Emily L. Spratt, Princeton University, USA


  • Andrew Zisserman
  • Sharzad Ziaee
  • Qi Wu
  • Luiz Velho
  • Anton Van Den Hengel
  • Filippo Stanco
  • Chunhua Shen
  • Rosário Salema de Carvalho
  • Babak Saleh
  • Ali Salah
  • Paul Rosin
  • Robert Pepperell
  • Jacinto Nascimento
  • Natalia Murray
  • Manuel Marques
  • Gabriel Maicas
  • Zhibin Liao
  • Martijn Kleppe
  • Diana Kim
  • Adrian Johnston
  • Denis Gingras
  • Neeraj Dhungel
  • Matteo Dellepiane 
  • Susana Brandao



Time      Event                                                                               

09:00 am        Opening Remarks                                                         

09:15 am        Keynote Talk: Maarten Wijnjes, Assistant Professor, Delft University of Technology                                    

10:00 am        Session: Analysis, Perception and Aesthetics   (oral presentations - 15 min. each)       

  • Novel methods for analysis and visualization of saccade trajectories.

            Thomas Kubler, Wolfgang Fuhl, Raphael Rosenberg, Wolfgang Rosenstiel, Enkelejda Kasneci

  • Convolutional Neural Networks as a Computational Model for the Underlying Processes of Aesthetics Perception

            Joachim Denzler, Erik Rodner, Marcel Simon

  • Pose and Pathosformel in Aby Warburg's Bilderatlas

            Leonardo Impett, Sabine Susstrunk

10:45 am         Coffee Break                                                                    

11:00 am         Session: Acquisition, Recovery and Creation (oral presentations - 15 min. each)         

  • A Streamlined Photometric Stereo Framework for Cultural Heritage

            Chia-Kai Yeh , Nathan Matsuda , Xiang Huang , Fengqiang Li ,Marc Walton , Oliver Cossairt

  • Convolutional Sketch Inversion

            Yagmur Gucluturk , Umut Guclu , Rob van Lier, Marcel A. J. van Gerven

  • Hot Tiles: A Heat diffusion based descriptor for automatic tile panel assembly

            Susana Brandao, Manuel Marques

  • Dynamic Narratives for Heritage Tour

             Anurag Ghosh , Yash Patel , Mohak Sukhwani, C.V.Jawahar

12:00 pm         Lunch                                                                                 

   1:30 pm        Keynote Talk: Alexander Mordvintsev, Software Engineer, Google - Presentation slides

   2:15 pm        Session: Databases and Retrieval (oral presentations - 15 min. each)                                

  • A New Database and Protocol for Image Reuse Detection

                Furkan Isikdogan , Ilhan Adyaman , Alkm Almila Akdag Salah , Albert Ali Salah

  • Visual link retrieval in a database of paintings

                Benoit Seguin, Carlotta Striolo, Isabella diLenardo, Frederic Kaplan 

  • Transferring Neural Representations for Low-dimensional Indexing of Maya Hieroglyphic Art

                Edgar Roman-Rangel , Gulcan Can , Stephane Marchand-Maillet , Rui Hu , Carlos Pallan Gayol , Guido Krempel , Jakub Spotak , Jean-Marc Odobez , and Daniel Gatica-Perez

   3:00 pm            Coffee break                                                                

   3:15 pm            Session: Retrieval and Detection (oral presentations - 15 min. each)                            

  • Detecting People in Artwork with CNNs    

            Nicholas Westlake , Hongping Cai and Peter Hall

  • The Art of Detection    

            Elliot J. Crowley and Andrew Zisserman

  • Adversarial Training For Sketch Retrieval    

            Antonia Creswell and Anil Anthony Bharath

   4:00 pm        Keynote Talk: Louisa Wood Ruby. Head, Photoarchive Research, Frick Art Reference Library                                

   5:00 pm        Closing Remarks                                                             

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