VISion Understanding and Machine intelligence - VISUM 2022 - is the tenth edition of a summer school focused on Computer Vision and Machine Learning. This edition is organised by INESC TEC, and will be an on-site event in the beautiful city of Porto, Portugal.

The courses, with both theoretical & practical sessions, will be conducted by world-renowned experts covering their research topics. Aside from the theoretical relevance of the lectures, the covered material will guide you in building your own AI system within a competitive challenge. The VISUM school aims to provide a stimulating learning opportunity for students, young researchers and professionals with interests in Computer Vision and Machine Learning. VISUM's target audience is therefore:

M.Sc. and Ph.D. students
Researchers and Post-doctoral scholars
Industry professionals with (research) interest in computer vision
... and anyone who wants to discover avant-garde topics

Those with previous contact with the introductory topics of Computer Vision and Machine Learning can expect to enhance their knowledge. Meanwhile, newcomers should see VISUM as an opportunity to get into one of today's most vibrant fields.

VISUM is a safe place for sharing knowledge about science and technology. Want to know more? Check out our Code of Conduct.


Come learn everything about computer vision from the best researchers and professionals, from the bare essentials on machine learning and computer vision and statistics to the hottest topics driving current cutting edge research. Then, delve deep into what you've learned with our hands-on sessions, with carefully drafted exercises and demonstrations closely guided by lecturers and monitors.

Yuki Asano & Tengda Han University of Amsterdam / University of Oxford Self-Supervised Learning
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Jonathan Passerat-Palmbach & Anna Beer Imperial College London & Equideum Health Privacy-Preserving ML
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Henning Müller & Mara Graziani HES-SO Valais-Wallis / IBM Research / ZHAW Explainable AI
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Michal Rosen-Zvi IBM Research Deep Generative Models
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Norberto Amaral Cultiv Storytelling Workshop
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Kelwin Fernandes Nilg.AI AI Design Thinking
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VISUM Team INESC TEC & FEUP Basics Sessions
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Step outside your comfort zone, gather a team, and work together to solve a computer vision challenge! This year, VISUM partners up with Loggi to deliver participants the opportunity to practice what they have learned and compete for glory (and amazing prizes)!

Loggi is a Brazilian company dedicated to leverage technology to reinvent logistics. It aims to connect Brazil, delivering everything to everyone, everywhere, as quickly as possible.

How will the challenge work?
the project task will be revealed on July 2nd (online session);
participants will be prompted to make groups of three;
teams will be followed and supported by the VISUM project team;
advanced cloud computing resources will be available to each team;
a daily leaderboard will be generated to foster competition;
brainstorming sessions will take place during the VISUM week;
the winning team members will earn awesome prizes to develop their own CV solutions;
mutually exclusive with the mentorship.


VISUM enables you to learn directly from the best! Participants will be able to select a mentor among a panel of renowned experts in diverse computer vision and machine learning fields. They will coach you throughout the VISUM week to teach you the deepest secrets of computer vision!

Ricardo Sousa
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Diogo Pernes
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Kelwin Fernandes
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Felix Riese
OmicEra Diagnostics
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Mara Graziani
IBM Research
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Henning Müller
HES-SO Valais
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Pedro Costa
Ocean Infinity
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Sailesh Conjeti
Siemens Healthineers
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Cláudio Sá
Deeper Insights
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Dinis Moreira
Bosch Portugal
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Carolina Pinto
Bosch Portugal
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João Pedro Ribeiro
Bosch Portugal
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How will mentorship work?
mentor-mentee pairing is arranged after registrations;
coaching sessions will be (mostly) online-based;
mutually exclusive with the challenge;
mentorship slots are limited.

Industry Day

Discover the companies trying to change our World through computer vision and machine learning! At VISUM, you will have the opportunity to meet the people taking the knowledge from the paper to the real world, solving real problems in diverse scenarios.

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How can I apply?
Applications are now closed. We'll review all applications and return to you with a decision by April 18, 2022. If your application is accepted, you'll then have the opportunity to register for VISUM 2022.

I'm in! How do I register?
If your application has been accepted, we'll contact you with instructions. Keep in mind the following information on fees and deadlines:
Early-bird registrations (until May 6, 2022*): €700
Regular registrations (until May 30, 2022*): €750
Late registrations (until June 13, 2022*): €800

What does the registration include?
all lectures and hands-on sessions;
all workshops;
industry day;
challenge or mentorship;
lunches and coffee breaks;
social programme (on Sunday) and other events;
50% discount on Nilg.ai courses.

How can I get a VISA to attend VISUM?
If you need a visa to travel to Portugal, you need to send us the following information:
your full name;
e-mail address;
address to which you would like the acceptance letter to be sent;
your passport information: number, issue date and place, and expiration date.
Send this info to visum@inesctec.pt with the subject line "Visa letter request". Visas will only be issued after the payment of registration fees is confirmed.

What else do I need to know?
As a safe place for sharing knowledge about science and technology, all VISUM participants should strictly abide by the guidelines in our Code of Conduct.

*All deadlines are 23:59 WEST (UTC+1).

Porto is Portugal's second-largest city, European Best Destination in 2017, 2014, and 2012. Full of contrasts within a small area, Porto offers a diversity of styles and ambiances. In this city of great wine and long history, you will enjoy the famous baroque style monuments and the worldwide famous Port Wine cellars. With the World Heritage Douro Riverside on the background, the narrow and sinouous cobbled streets of this old and charming city contrast with the growing innovation, cutting edge technology, and technological startups that have made this city their home.

VISUM 2022 will take place at Crowne Plaza Porto. Located at Avenida da Boavista, one of the main avenues of the city, the four-star hotel offers top-class facilities for all events, from small meetings to large international conventions. One step away from the old cobbled downtown streets, the iconic riverside near Ponte D. Luís I, and the sunny beaches on the Atlantic ocean, this is the perfect place to stay when exploring Porto.

VISUM'22 Team Organising Committee Project Committee Advisory Committee
10 Years of VISUM
2013 1st Edition The start of VISUM Summer School
2nd Edition
3rd Edition
4th Edition
5th Edition The year of the first challenge
2018 6th Edition
7th Edition
8th Edition The first digital edition
9th Edition The second digital edition
2022 10th Edition

VISUM 2022 is kindly sponsored by

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