IST Austria Young Scientist Symposium

The concept of shape touches on many areas of research ranging from shape description in mathematics, shape formation during development and evolution and shape perception in computer vision and neuroscience. This has led to a number of different approaches and methodologies being developed independently in isolation from each other.

The post-docs and students of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) cordially invite you to their second IST Austria Young Scientist Symposium. The one-day multi-disciplinary symposium on


Understanding Shape: in silico and in vivo

on Friday April 26, 2013, 9am to 7pm
at IST Austria


will encompass six general talks and a panel discussion on diverse topics covering description, formation, and perception of shape. Confirmed speakers are:


Robert Černý (Charles University in Prague)


Ed Connor (Johns Hopkins University)


Vittorio Ferrari (University of Edinburgh) 


Massimo Ferri (Bologna University)
Chaim Goodman-Strauss (University of Arkansas)
Isaac Salazar-Ciudad (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)


The event is organised entirely by young scientists, and open to academics at all stages of their career. In particular we encourage other young scientists to attend this event and take part in the discussion. Attendance to the meeting as well as a shuttle bus from and to Vienna will be free of charge for participants. Please register here.




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