Computer Vision News - October 2018

Daily We have received this lovely report from the organizers of the Women in Computer Vision workshop at ECCV 2018 and we are happy to publish it in whole. Some of these impressive ladies are already known to our readers, either for their role in previous editions of the workshop ( Dena Bazazian , Gul Varol ) or because they were featured in our own Women in Computer Vision interviews ( Zeynep Akata , Angjoo Kanazawa ) . Enjoy the review! The fifth Women in Computer Vision workshop was organized for the first time in conjunction with ECCV . This workshop extends the successful Women in Computer Vision series at CVPR to ECCV. The main motivations behind WiCV workshops is to raise the visibility of female researchers in the computer vision community in general and to provide female researchers at the early stage of their career the opportunity to attend a major computer vision conference through poster sessions and travel awards. The idea behind bringing WiCV to ECCV was mainly to make it easier for female researchers from Europe, Asia, Middle East to attend the event. WiCV is organized as a cross-sectional workshop giving a broad overview of various fields in today's research landscape. However, it is not limited to presenting scientific work. It has many additional events to encourage the participation and growth of female researchers . Through a panel on diversity including both male and female panelists, it fosters discussions regarding women's inclusion and issues they face in their work. WiCV Workshop 20 “The mixed audience of male and female researchers shows that we're on the right way!” This first edition of theWiCVworkshop at ECCV attracted unprecedented attendance