The 32nd CVS Symposium, Active Vision, has been rescheduled for June 2-5, 2021.
Under natural conditions, visual processes unfold in the incessant presence of motor behavior, as visually-guided actions contribute shaping up the input signals to the retina. Active vision, the study of vision in the context of natural motor behavior, has grown and expanded greatly in recent years, in part due to advances in computational power, display technology, and tracking of body movements. The 32nd symposium organized by the Center for Visual Science will focus on the indissoluble bond between vision and action. It will cover a broad array of tightly related topics, including: the visual consequences of various types of body movements, the role of motor activity in extracting and processing visual information, and the visuomotor strategies for controlling behaviors such as locomotion, reaching, and grasping. By bringing together a diverse array of viewpoints and creative methodological approaches to the study of the visual system in action, this symposium aims to uncover common principles of visuomotor computation, identify promising research directions, disseminate knowledge on recent advances in the field, and attract and help forming a new generation of researchers.
The Center for Visual Science (CVS) organizes a symposium in alternate years on a theme of current importance in vision research. CVS symposia are highly interactive meetings with a group of invited speakers and an audience of 100-200 participants. Scientific sessions include talks and poster presentations. Ample room is given to debates of ideas and hypotheses, with sessions specifically dedicated to general discussions and a program designed to promote interactions. The last two meetings of the series were "Frontiers in Virtual Reality" (2018) and "The Future of Attention" (2016).