The Workshop on Person-Oriented Vision (POV) 2011 was held on 7th January 2011, with a programme of two invited speakers and six oral presentations of work on Person-Oriented Vision, and had an attendance of 50 people. The workshop details and proceedings may be found on the IEEE web site. Thank you to all who participated in POV and WVM 2011!

POV has now been succeeded by the Workshop on User-Centred Computer Vision (UCCV), the first of which will be held in January 2013 as part of the Winter Vision Meetings in Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.

IEEE 1st International Workshop on Person-Oriented Vision (POV 2011)

POV 2011 will be held in Kona, Hawaii on 7th January 2011 as part of the IEEE Winter Vision Meetings.

Important Dates

2010/09/03 23:59 PDT: Paper submission deadline
2010/10/19: Acceptance notification
2010/11/03: Camera-ready version due


General chair: Gregor Miller (University of British Columbia)
Program chair: Daesik Jang (Kunsan National University)


The majority of researchers in computer vision focus on technology and systems which advance the state-of-the-art, however there is very little focus on how we can make the state-of-the-art useable by the majority of "ordinary" people. Additionally, more research is required to provide interactive or accessible techniques to address the shortcomings in current computer vision solutions.

Developing methods to make computer vision accessible poses many interesting questions and will require novel approaches to the problems. This one day workshop will bring together researchers in the fields of accessible and interactive computer vision to discuss the state-of-the-art and the direction of research. We invite the submission of original, high quality research papers on accessible and/or interactive computer vision.

Areas of interest include (but not limited to):
  • Interactive Computer Vision
  • Accessible Computer Vision
  • Transforming CV problems to exploit meaningful user interaction
  • High-level abstractions of vision algorithms
  • Automatic or interactive algorithm selection based on user input
  • Detection/tracking/recognition of a physical person as input to an interactive system
  • Interpretation of user input such as descriptions, sketches, images or video
  • Automatic or interactive parameter tuning for vision algorithms
  • Case studies on "Person-Oriented" CV
  • Vision systems designed for use by non-experts
  • Interactive/supervised correction of weaknesses in the current state-of-the-art


The format of submissions should follow that of WACV. The workshop will have sessions for oral and poster presentations. The WPOV proceedings will be published electronically and indexed in IEEExplore.


Gregor Miller, gregor {at} ece DOT ubc DOT ca
University of British Columbia
Tel: +1 604 822 4583
Address: 2332 Main Mall, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, V6T 1Z4, Canada