BMVA Symposium on Video Understanding

25th September 2019

British Computer Society, London


New models for video understanding remain a bottleneck for research despite the increase in the number of large-scale video datasets. To have a day to exchange ideas, establish tight collaborations and recommend new research directions, we, the organisers, are planning for the BMVA symposium on Video Understanding to be held in Central London, at the British Computer Society on Wednesday 25th of September 2019.

The symposium’s objective is to share the latest research, but also feedback to the community about the major challenges, and plan for an ongoing collaboration on video understanding beyond the simplified concept of classification of trimmed videos.

The symposium is a full-day event with invited speakers and a poster presentation session. The event will bring together 150 students, faculty, and research scientists for an opportunity to exchange ideas and connect over a mutual interest in video understanding.

Invited Speakers

Jeff Zacks

Washington University (Keynote)

Rahul Sukthankar

Google Research, CMU

Cees Snoek

University of Amsterdam

Jason Corso

University of Michigan

Abhinav Gupta

Carnegie Mellon University

Andrew Zisserman

University of Oxford

Mubarak Shah

University of Central Florida

Jan van Gemert

Delft University of Technology

Lorenzo Torresani

Dartmouth College, Facebook

Ivan Laptev


Dima Damen

University of Bristol

Juan Carlos Niebles

Stanford University - Toyota

Efstratios Gavves

University of Amsterdam

Juergen Gall

University of Bonn

Nazli Ikizler-Cinbis

Hacettepe University, Ankara

Du Tran


Hilde Kuehne

MIT-IBM Watson Lab

Angela Yao

Singapore University



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