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Previous Invited Speakers

The researchers below were distinguished invited speakers at previous VISIGRAPP conferences.
We are indebted to them for their contribution to heighten the conference level.

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

2017

Challenges for Visual Analytics
Jack van Wijk, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Perceptually-Based Rendering
Holly Rushmeier, Yale University, United States

Understanding Complex Networks
Jean-Daniel Fekete, INRIA, France

The Future of Social Robots - A Case Study with Nadine Humanoid Robot
Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, NTU, Singapore and MIRALab, University of Geneva, Switzerland


2016

Visual Data Science - Advancing Science through Visual Reasoning  
Torsten Moeller, University of Vienna, Austria

Groups and Crowds - Detection, Tracking and Behavior Analysis of People Aggregations    
Vittorio Murino, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

Trends and Challenges of Augmented Reality    
Dieter Schmalstieg, Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision at Graz University of Technology, Austria

Command Selection and User Expertise    
Gilles Bailly, CNRS; Telecom ParisTech; University Paris-Saclay, France


2015

Social Cameras
Andrea Cavallaro, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

Gesture Interaction with Virtual Humans and Social Robots  
Daniel Thalmann, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Topological and Feature-based Visualization
Gerik Scheuermann, Universtät Leipzig, Germany

From Single Object to Contextual Authentication - A New Challenge in Multimedia Forensics and Beyond
Mauro Barni, Universita` di Siena, Italy


2014

Past, Present, and Future in and of Software Visualization
Stephan Diehl, University of Trier, Germany

Visual Content Fingerprinting and Search - An MPEG Perspective
Miroslaw Z. Bober, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

On Interaction in Data Mining    
Andreas Holzinger, Medical University Graz, Austria

Ubiquitous, Dynamic Inclusion and Fusion of Tracking Data from Various Sources for Mobile AR Applications in "AR-ready Environments"  
Gudrun Klinker, TU München, Germany


2013

Virtual Pets and Avatars - Simulation, Interaction, and Emergent Ecosystems  
Jeffrey Ventrella, Visual Music Systems, United States

Interactive Visualization for Cultural Heritage - Current Capabilities and Open Issues  
Roberto Scopigno, Visual Computing Lab, CNR-ISTI, Italy

Re-inventing and Re-implementing the Wheel - Visualization Component Reuse in a Large Enterprise
Frank van Ham, IBM Software Group, United Kingdom

Parallel Coordinates - Breaching 3-D and Onward to BIG DATA
Alfred Inselberg, Tel Aviv University, Israel


2012

IMPROVING THE VISIBLE WITH THE INVISIBLE - Incorporating Near-infrared Cues in Computational Photography and Computer Vision Tasks    
Sabine Süsstrunk, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

VISUAL THINKING ALGORITHMS    
Colin Ware, University of New Hampshire, United States

FIRST-PERSON VISUO-HAPTIC ENVIRONMENT - From Research to Applications
Sabine Coquillart, INRIA, France

LINEAR AND NONLINEAR SHAPE ALIGNMENT WITHOUT CORRESPONDENCES    
Zoltan Kato, University of Szeged, Hungary


2011

Using Expert Knowledge for Distributed Rendering Optimization  
Carlos González-Morcillo, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Learning Object Categories with Generic Knowledge  
Vittorio Ferrari, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Fast Filter Spreading for Depth of Field Post-Processing and Other Applications
Brian A. Barsky, University of California, Berkeley, United States

The Dichromatic Reflection Model - Future Research Directions and Applications  
Joost van de Weijer, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain


2010

Regularization and Bayesian Estimation Approach for Inverse Problems in Imaging Systems and Computer Vision  
Ali Mohammad-Djafari, CNRS, France

Two New Approaches to Depth of Field Postprocessing
Brian A. Barsky, University of California, Berkeley, United States

Modeling Deformable Surfaces from Single Videos  
Pascal Fua, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Fisher Kernel Representation of Images and some of its Successful Applications  
Gabriela Csurka, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France


2009

3D-Models of the Human Habitat for the Internet  
Franz W. Leberl, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Motion and Object Class Discovery from Video  
David Hogg, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Intelligent Pattern Recognition and Applications to Biometrics in an Interactive Environment
Patrick Wang, Northeastern University, United States

Redefining Content Creation for Video Games and Films
Dany Lepage, Ubisoft, Canada


2008

Video-based Animation of People  
Adrian Hilton, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Virtual Reality, a Knowledge Tool for Cultural Heritage  
Geneviève Lucet, Computer Services for Research at the UNAM, Mexico

General Imaging - Design, Modelling and Applications  
Peter Sturm, Inria, France

Retail Vision-Based Self-Checkout: Exploring Real Time Real Purpose General Vision System
Sharathchandra Pankanti, IBM - Exploratory Computer Vision Group, United States


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