Monday, May 7, 2012

12th Summer School on Image and Robotics (SSIR'12) June 25th


*12th Summer School on Image and Robotics (SSIR'12)
June 25th to July 6th 2012*

Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education at Ensenada, Baja
California (CICESE)

Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

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Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education at Ensenada, Baja California (CICESE), The French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA Rhône-Alpes), The French-Mexican Laboratory of Informatics and Automatic Control (LAFMIA), and the Mexican Network on Robotics and Mechatronics (RobMec) invite you to take part in the 12th Summer School on Image and Robotics (SSIR'12) to be held in Ensenada Baja California Mexico.

CICESE is one of the 27 research centers coordinated by Mexico’s National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) and is a recognized scientific institution at a national and international level. It's main goal is to generate knowledge that may contribute to the solution of problems that affect Mexico’s social and economic environment. Its graduate programs rank
among the best in the country, and some programs are leaders in Latin America.

SSIR'12 will be a 2 week-long residential summer school. The courses on this school are primarily aimed at last-year engineering, master and PhD students on image and robotics related programs abroad.

SSIR'12 will be hosted this year by the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education at Ensenada, Baja California,

This summer school is the twelve in the series organized in the framework of the very active cooperation between French and Mexican researchers and institutions developing computer science.

The courses include general and fundamental knowledge for robot control and perception system design. This includes scene identification and modeling, robot localization, pattern recognition, path planning and execution and robot physical interactions. The formation will be articulated along four principal subjects:

- Perception: image processing and computer vision.
- Algorithmics: motion generation, execution and control.
- Mobile robotics.
- Learning and Bayesian methods.

No prior high knowledge of robotics nor computer vision will be required. Participants will attend to general lectures and talks on more specialized research areas, making it possible to concretely cover both research and practical subjects. Workshop sessions has been introduced in the program to allow a higher degree of interaction between students and instructors. In
workshops, voluntary students are invited to present the projects they are working on or they have already participated. Please check details for workshop proposal in the Summer School Web site.

The participation cost for the summer school are

- Students: $4,000 mexican pesos (MXN)
- Academics (non students): $8,000 mexican pesos (MXN)
- Industrial: $10,000 mexican pesos (MXN)

This cost will cover:

1. tuition,
2. study materials,
3. coffee breaks,
4. one meal on school days (Monday to Friday).

Students lodging will be provided by the SSIR 2012 organizing committee. A limited amount of rooms have been booked.

Please note that the maximum Summer School attendance is restricted to 60 participants. Selection of participants will be carried out by a Scientific committee.

*A limited number of scholarships will be granted to students. The application form can be found on the Summer School web site.*

*Important dates*

Registration deadline. Please note that, if the number of registered participants reaches 60 (payment received) registrations could be closed before that date:

- June 17th if room is NOT booked
- TBA if room is booked

[image: -] Scholarship application deadline

- students from foreign (non-Mexican) institutions: May 11th
- students from Mexican institutions: May 18th

[image: -] Scholarship assignment:

- students from foreign (non-Mexican) institutions: June 4th
- students from Mexican institutions: June 4th

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