Program

Please find below the preliminary schedule of the workshop including links to the full abstracts of the presenters.

09.30 – 09.45 Opening & introduction by Martijn Kleppe (National Library of the Netherlands)
09.45 – 10.30 Keynote Lindsay King & Peter Leonard (Yale University) – “Processing Pixels: Towards Visual Culture Computation”.

Introduced by Matthew Lincoln (Getty Research Institute)

10.30 – 11.30 Paper Presentations IResearch results using computer vision
Chair: Mark Williams (Darthmouth College)
Alison Langmead, Paul Rodriguez, Sandeep Puthanveetil Satheesan, and Alan Craig – Extracting Meaningful Data from Decomposing Bodies
Taylor Arnold and Lauren Tilton – Distant Viewing TV
Giles Bergel – Match, compare, classify, annotate: computer vision tools for the modern humanist
11.30 – 11.45 Break
11.45 – 12.45 Hands-on Part I – Computer Vision basics, theory and tools
Instructor: Benoit Seguin (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – EPFL)

We will start by introducing basic notions about the challenges of computer vision. Also we will get a feeling of the simple, low level operations necessary for the next stage.

12.45 – 13.30  Lunch
13.30 – 14.00 Lightning Talks I (5 talks)
Chair: Martijn Kleppe (National Library of the Netherlands)
Open session for project pitches, about any of the themes discussed at the workshop (max 5 min each)
14.00 – 14.45 Paper Presentations II – Tools
Chair: Melvin Wevers (Utrecht University)
Sabine Lang & Bjorn Ommer – A Web-Based Interface for Art Historical Research
Mark Williams & John Bell – The Media Ecology Project: 1) Semantic Annotation Tool; 2) Unlocking Film Libraries
14.45 – 15.00 Break
15.00 – 15.30 Lightning Talks II (5 talks)
Chair: Martijn Kleppe (National Library of the Netherlands)
Open session for project pitches, about any of the themes discussed at the workshop (max 5 min each)
15.30 – 16.30 Paper Presentations III – Deep Learning
Chair: Thomas Smits (Radboud University)
Jack Hessel & David Mimno – Aligning Images and Text in a Digital Library
Melvin Wevers & Juliette Lonij – Visual Trends in Dutch Newspaper Advertisements
Barbara Flueckiger, Noyan Evirgen, Enrique G. Paredes, Rafael Ballester-Ripoll, Renato Pajarola – Deep Learning Tools for Foreground-Aware Analysis of Film Colors
16.30 – 18.00  Hands-on Part II – Deep learning and its applications
  Instructor: Benoit Seguin (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – EPFL)

We will have you experiment with direct applications of state-of-the-art computer vision tools, including face-detection/face-identification and image similarities.