We now have well over 800 people registered for this years ECVP and we are really looking
forward to seeing you all in Toulouse.
To prepare your arrival, we added some critical information on the different parts on the website.
You can find information about
the poster sizes and the format for talks
We have also put all the abstracts on line, so that you can read them in advance - just click on the title.
For those of you with iPhones or iPads, William Beaudot from
has developed a superb App that not only allows you to read all the
abstracts, but also search by author, title or indeed anything in the
abstract and then generate an itinerary. William already did a similar App
for last year's ECVP in Lausanne. You can add notes, give a rating to
talks and posters, and then email the results. It will even let you know
if you have a conflict between parallel talk sessions.
It will even let you know if you have a conflict between parallel talk sessions.
It is now available.
You will be able to register at the conference centre from 8h30 am on Sunday. Don't forget that you can also attend the two joint
symposia that have been organized with the
Applied Perception Graphics and Visualisation meeting.
These will start at 9 am. People who are registered for ECVP and who would also like to attend the first day of the APGV meeting
on Saturday the 27th can sign up on the APGV website using a special rate for ECVP people - $180 for students
(instead of the standard $210), and $275 for seniors (instead of $385). If you are interested, please register
as soon as possible so that the APGV group can fix the appropriate size for the room on Saturday.
Of course, everyone is invited to the opening reception that will be held
in the Congress centre on Sunday evening after Stan Dehaene's talk - and
we will be able to cater for all the 800 people who are registered.
For the two events on monday evening - the reception at the Town Hall at
around 19h30, and the Concert by the Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse in the St
Sernin Cathedral at 21h00, the number of places is somewhat limited. The
Town Hall can handle 500 people, and there will be 480 seats available for
people from ECVP at the concert. (Note that the concert is also available
to the general public, but they will need to pay 25euros for a ticket). To be
sure to be able to attend these two events, we invite you to send a mail
if you want a reservation for the town hall reception, and a mail to
if you want to be sure of having a place at the concert. It will be first
come first served, but we expect that there will still be places available
for people registering on the Sunday.
For those who would like to attend the Gala dinner, but have not yet booked, just send us an email to
and we will add you to the list.
There are still places available but please don't leave it too late. You will be able
to pay for the tickets at the conference.
The dinner will be held on Wednesday evening at the Hotel de Dieu.
It will be a full 4 course meal served at table with wine and
aperitif included and we plan to have music in one of the two reception rooms
(so that you have a choice).
We are also planning a farewell party on the thursday evening that is being organised by the students in the lab.
We will be organising a picnic at a local lake that will probably be followed by a party at a nearby club
- La Voile Blanche.
Transport will be provided as well as food and drinks.
We will be sending out more information about how to sign up in the coming weeks.
Could those of you who would like to attend send an email to
Finally, if you are interested in visiting the
Grottes de Niaux
on Friday the 2nd of September, please let us know so that we can organize transport.
We plan to leave by coach at around 10am with a return at about 6pm.
If you are interested, please send a mail to
The European Conference on Visual Perception is a travelling, annual
meeting of vision researchers. ECVP
brings together researchers and students from various backgrounds to
present and discuss new developments in our understanding of human
vision and multisensory processes, as well as their applications.
The conference is open to young and established scientists from Europe and other parts of the world.
Abstracts of the conference will be published in the journal
This year, ECVP will take place in Toulouse,
called "la Ville Rose" for the warmth of its old red bricks. Situated in the heart of Southern France,
between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean, our cosmopolitan and enthusiastic city
joyously mixes heritage and lifestyle, great cultural events and festival pleasures!
Toulouse is also the European capital of aeronautics and space, and the day after the conference (Friday 2nd) a visit will be organised
to the Cité de l'Espace, including interactive displays
of technical and scientific innovations and life-size spaceships ...
Another option for people wanting to stay on after the ECVP meeting is to visit
the Prehistoric Cave Paintings
in Niaux, about 125 km south of Toulouse. More details soon!
Note that this year will be exceptional for the Vision community, as ECVP will be the centre piece of a sequence
of three Vision conferences taking place in Toulouse, beginning with the
Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization (APGV 2011)
on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of August, and closing with a meeting of the
Applied Vision Association (AVA) on "Animal Vision"
which will be held on Friday 2nd of September. On Sunday 28th, ECVP and APGV will share a common day of symposia,
focusing on computer and biological vision.
And just before these conferences in Toulouse, another meeting will also be held in the South of France.
The European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM 2011) will take place in Marseille, the week before ECVP (21st-25th August).
So why not take advantage of the opportunity to go to both Toulouse and Marseille? You even have a few days between the two events
for a bit of sight-seeing!