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CRM > English > Activities > Curs 2014-2015 > Summer School on nonlinear PDE's and applications to image analysis. A scientific tribute to Vicent Caselles
Summer School on nonlinear PDE's and applications to image analysis. A scientific tribute to Vicent Caselles
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Dates: July 20 to 24, 2015                                                                     

Grants available + info​
​Vicent Caselles: in memoriam

The present “Summer school on nonlinear PDE’s and applications to image analysis. A scientific tribute to Vicent Caselles” is an event that originates as a homage to the memory and scientific legacy of Vicent Caselles, aiming at the interplay between Image Processing and advanced mathematical techniques. Vicent was an outstanding mathematician that made significant contributions not only to Mathematics but also helped in a crucial way to push the boundaries of several disciplines in Image Processing, being part of a generation of researchers that introduced variational and partial differential equations-based methods as a new and powerful toolbox in order to deal with a wide variety of problems of interest like image segmentation, mathematical morphology, image restoration and inpainting, to name a few.


The goal of this summer school is to train its students in order to allow them to reach the state of the art on a number of interesting topics in the junction between mathematical analysis, geometry and image processing and interpretation, while fostering scientific discussions and collaborations among them. It is organized in five courses covering topics as (but not limited to) shape spaces, geometric calculus, digital images, self-similarity, texture modeling, non-local variational models, non-local integro-differential operators and related partial differential equations, variational discretization procedures, denoising, inpainting, image and video restoration.


This event is primarily aimed at PhD students, but it can be also of interest to researchers at any stage with no previous experience on the use of advanced mathematic techniques in the field of Image Processing, be them either mathematicians willing to learn more about the exciting field of image analysis or researchers in Image Processing with little experience in the use of heavy mathematical machinery and modeling tools. As the range of covered topics lies at the crossroads of these fascinating disciplines, we hope that this event will give rise to many scientific discussions, which we will also promote and enhance from the organization.​

 Scientific and organizing committee

  • Juan Calvo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

  • Antonin Chambolle, CMAP, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS
​Bartomeu Coll, Universitat de les Illes Balears
  • Gloria Haro, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

  • Matteo Novaga, Università di Pisa

  • Philippe Salembier, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

  • Petia Radeva, Universitat de Barcelona / CVC

Luigi Ambrosio Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa Functions of bounded variation, sets of finite perimeter and image processing
Xavier Cabré Vilagut ICREA and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Minimizers of nonlocal operators and the corresponding fractional diffusion equations
Simon Masnou Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 Nonlocal models for image/video restoration
Jean-Michel Morel Centre de mathématiques et de leurs applications, École Normale Superieure de Cachan The structure of digital images
Martin Rumpf Universität Bonn Variational discretization of geometric calculus on shape spaces


Registration includes: Documentation package, lunch (from Monday to Friday) and coffee breaks.
Deadline for registration: July 12, 2015

The number of participants is limited

Please, access the on-line registration process by clicking one of the REGISTER buttons 


A limited number of grants will be available  for + information click here


Deadline for application: May 12, 2015

 Lodging information

For lodging in the area please click here​

For off-campus and family accommodation click here​​ ​​

Contact information
If you have any questions please contact:
Neus Portet (​)


Asociación Española de Reconocimiento de Formas y Análisis de Imágenes (AERFAI)
Ecole Polytechnique
Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques
Universitat de les Illes Balears 
Universitat Pompeu Fabra