PhD's Garage:

 PhD's Garage associated to the 1st Short Spring School on Surveillance (S4)
 Modena, Italy - May 17-19 2011

 The PhD's Garage is a initiative of the S4 school ( dedicated to PhD students and young scientists whose research focuses on Video Surveillance.
The PhD's Garage will offer the participants the opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedbacks on their research in a constructive and collegial atmosphere. Posters containing preliminary results of high quality research will be hung in the S4 location during all the event time. Coffee breaks will be the main occasion to start profitable exchanges among presenters and the invited speakers of the school, that could continue at the dinner time.
The PhD's garage It is especially intended for PhD students who have already settled on a specific research proposal and have some preliminary results, but still have enough time remaining before submitting their dissertation so that they can benefit from the feedbacks.
 The PhD's Garage will take place since the first S4 school day and last for all the event time (May 17-19, 2011).
The PhD's Garage language is English.

 Important Dates

  • Submission: April 24th, 2011
  • Notification: May 2nd, 2011

Submission Guidelines

Students willing to participate to the PhD's Garage must submit an abstract describing their doctoral work. The abstract should not exceed 3 pages in the LNCS conference proceedings style and must cover the following aspects:

  • A clear formulation of the surveillance research topic;
  • A description of the proposed approach and its expected contributions;
  • A summary of the (expected) results, including their (proposed) evaluation method;

 The abstract must be submitted electronically to the S4 PhD Chair ( in PDF format. Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, technical merit, presentation quality and relevance to the event topics. By submitting a contribution students accept that they have to register to the school and attend the event.
Failure to register or to attend will entail removal of their submission even if formally accepted.
The students of the accepted papers will be asked to prepare a poster to be hung during the S4 event.

 Topics of interests

  •  Sensors & data fusion
  •  Processing, detection & recognition
  •  Analytics, behavior & biometrics
  •  Data management & human-machine interfaces
  •  Applications
  •  Systems, performances & privacy

 Contact Information Questions about the PhD's garage should be addressed to S4 PhD chair Marco Cristani (


Event organized and promoted by Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Group, Imagelab  University of Modena and Reggio Emilia