CIVI 2011

2011 IEEE Workshop on Computational Intelligence for Visual Intelligence

The IEEE Workshop on CIVI gathers researchers in the area of Computational Intelligence with the specific interests in space representation, mental imagery,spatial reasoning,vision-driven navigation, map building, shape and object representation and recognition, virtual reality, etc...

The term, Visual Intelligence, was borrowed from the Psychology circles, and it refers to one of the seven types of Human Intelligence: Logical, Musical, Linguistic... and Visual (or Visual-Spatial) Intelligence. In a broad sense, Visual Intelligence refers to the ability to represent the outer world (spatial world) internally in the computer systems. In that sense, the focus of the IEEE CIVI is not only on how robots and other computer systems observe and acquire the environment (namely, by using computer vision) but also on how they internally represent, handle and depict that space.


  • space representation,
  • mental imagery,
  • spatial reasoning,
  • vision-guided navigation,
  • map building,
  • shape and object representation and recognition,
  • image understanding,
  • virtual reality, etc.

Symposium Co-Chairs

Guilherme N DeSouza, University of Missouri, USA
Yuanquiang (Evan) Dong, University of Missouri, USA

Program Committee (tentative)

Juan Andrade Cetto, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Thomas Bräunl, University of Western Australia, Australia
Curt Davis, University of Missouri, USA
Tyler Folsom, University of British Columbia, Canada
Adel Hafiane, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Bourges, France
Tony Han, University of Missouri, USA
Avinash Kak, Purdue University, USA
James Keller, University of Missouri, USA
Vincent Lepetit, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Aleix Martinez, Ohio State Universit, USA
Pradit Mittrapiyanuruk, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Yuichi Motai, University of Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Yoshi Nakamura, University of Tokyo, Japan
Johnny Park, Purdue University, USA
 Marjorie Skubic, University of Missouri, USA
Hamid Tizhoosh, University of Waterloo, Canada
Tinne Tuytelaars, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Patrick G. Xavier, Sandia National Laboratories, USA