Prof. Alan Yuille (UCLA) in parter with others is organizing a special workshop for exploring frontiers in vision, a good chance for researchers to pause a while and look backward and forward.
From the cyber-discussion being fired there, some interesting disagreements amongst these top vision researchers are already significant: conservatism versus radicalism, and pragmatism versus idealism. For a research community as ambitious and diverse and young as vision, nevertheless, consensus rarely occurs and ideological debates prevail — it is not surprising; in fact, this signals an active research field in my opinion. But my humble mind is really seeking some fuels the workshop could potentially generate for these topics:
- Object recognition
- Culture of scholarship in vision