The international class conference, Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV), was held in Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) this year (2016). ACCV 2016 continued the proud tradition which began in 1993 with the first ACCV in Osaka, Japan. It combined many scattered computer vision events and initiatives in the Asian region to form a major conference with the scope and quality comparable to ECCV in Europe and CVPR in the United States. This conference was supported by Asian Federation of Computer Vision (AFCV), Chinese Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society (IPPR), National Taiwan University (NTU), and Academia Sinica. Displaying almost 150 outstanding papers, ACCV 2016 gathered researchers, developers, and practitioners to from all over the world to present and discuss problems and solutions related to computer vision technology as well as related areas.

Viscovery, NVIDIA, and Google etc. are Gold Level sponsors of ACCV 2016, who are invited to set a booth stand at the venue. In addition, Viscovery hosted the Viscovery X ACCV Movie Night, where all ACCV participants are invited to enjoy the international-class director, Ang Lee’s latest masterpeice ── “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”. Under Chinese director Ang Lee’s  unprecedented shooting techniques, only 5 cinemas in the world can support the frame rate of 120 frames per second in 3D at 4K HD resolution, and one of them is in Taipei (VIESHOW Cinemas Taipei Qsquare). In order to show hospitality and implement people-to people diplomacy, Viscovery held this event for ACCV participants to experience the most advanced 3D shooting technique, possess a good impression of Taiwan, and build friendship with Viscovery.

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After the movie, we invited a journalist from CommonWealth Magazine, who had interviewed director Ang Lee before to discuss with us at the dinner party, and some experts in 3D techniques from Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) were also invited to share the technology applied in the movie. The guests not only had auditory and visual enjoyment, but also experienced how technology brought huge innovation to the visual field.

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Through this event, Viscovery hopes to promote computer vision and deep learning technology,  enhance interactions between the academic and business field, and build friendship between scholars at home and abroad. Viscovery has been keeping good relationships with the industry and the academics, and will keep holding more events in the future. Viscovery’s 2nd paper sharing meetup event is coming soon, and it is open for all scholars related to the computer vision and deep learning area! 

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