Workshop on

Geometrical Models in Vision

Institut Henri Poincaré
Paris - October 22nd-24th, 2014

This workshop is a part of the IHP trimester “Geometry, Analysis and Dynamics on Sub-Riemannian Manifolds”

The workshop will focus on geometrical models of visual perception, image analysis and neural architectures of the visual cortex. The hypercolumnar structure of the visual cortex can be modeled as a contact structure with a sub-Riemannian metric. Instruments of differential geometry, geometrical analysis, control theory allow to model the propagation of the cortical activity and justify on this neural basis the main phenomena of visual perception as boundary-image completion. Recent results in this direction will be presented, including applications to image processing.

Confirmed speakers:

Conference slides are available here. Posters are available here.

Scientific Committee

G. Citti (University of Bologna), J.P. Gauthier (Université du Sud Toulon-Var), J. Petitot (CAMS, EHESS), A. Sarti (CAMS, EHESS)

Organising Committee

F. C. Chittaro (Université du Sud Toulon-Var)