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October 19, 2015
Exclusive Keynote Presentation at the Capturing Reality Forum in November

October 19, 2015 — The The Capturing Reality Forum, which takes place at the Salzburg Congress in Salzburg, Austria, from 23-25 November 2015, is pleased to announce its prestigious keynote speaker, Professor Luc Van Gool, founder and head of the Computer Vision Laboratory at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland.

Conference Chairman Alastair MacDonald, said: “We are very excited that Professor Van Gool will be delivering the Keynote Address to the Capturing Reality Forum Conference. Professor Van Gool is internationally recognised for his work in computer vision and 3D object recognition and classification and turning images into 3D models. His presence at the Capturing Reality Forum gives added weight to the highly topical and informative CRF 2015 conference programme.”

Professor Van Gool will open the conference on Monday 23 November with his keynote address: ‘3D in the image of a city’ which will discuss ETH’s latest advances in mobile mapping using images as the main input. Professor Van Gool leads a research lab at both Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and ETH, and has worked on a broad variety of computer vision topics. His experience includes texture analysis and synthesis, 2D and 3D object and object class recognition, multi-view and structured light 3D reconstruction, visual (robot) navigation, tracking and motion analysis, and visual gesture and emotion interpretation. Increasingly, parts of the research are focused on the integration of recognition – 3D – tracking. He has a particular interest in how (class) recognition can influence the other two aspects.

The cutting-edge Conference Programme includes three days of technical papers on the technologies of laser scanning, LiDAR and 3D data capture and modelling and is supported by an exhibition of 40 stands displaying the world’s leading manufacturers, software developers and service providers of 3D imaging, laser scanning and LiDAR products.  As an extra benefit to delegates, many of the exhibiting companies will host workshops; providing an opportunity for further discussion of technology.

Another highlight of the event is the venue itself in the historic setting of Salzburg, which is easily accessible with its location at the centre of Europe, and coincides with Salzburg’s renowned Christmas markets.

Register online before Thursday 15 October 2015 to take advantage of the early bird rates. Prices start at €65 to attend the exhibition only.  For full, day and student delegate rates, and for more information, please visit

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