ACCV 2016 Workshop on
Interpretation and Visualization of Deep Neural Nets

Thursday, 24 November 2016
Taipei, Taiwan


Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are known to excel in many fields, such as image recognition, object detection, video classification, machine translation, reinforcement learning among many others. While their results are impressive, DNNs often acts as a black box and do not provide detailed information about why they reaches a certain classification decision.

Given their nonlinearity and deeply nested structure, such an understanding yields a non-trivial problem, however, it is essential in many practical problems. For instance, in medical diagnosis incorrect prediction can be costly, thus simple black-box predictions cannot be trusted by default. Instead, the predictions should be made interpretable to a human expert for verification.

The Workshop on Interpretation and Visualization of Deep Neural Nets (WINVIZNN2016) encourages submissions related to interpretations, understanding and visualizations of predictions of deep neural nets. We are open about domains, be it theoretical papers which shed light on the success of deep neural nets or interpretation/visualization applications for deep neural nets on images, text documents and videos but also other domains such as audio signals. We welcome – yet are not restricted to - results about neural networks that explain decisions, that compare neural net models, and interpretation/ understanding results for novel application domains. The goal of this workshop is to foster collaboration and understanding on this emerging topic.

The workshops will be held at Taipei International Convention Center (TICC), the same as the ACCV 2016 main-conference venue.

The workshop papers will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Workshop registration will be handled as part of the main conference registration. Details will be announced later on both this page and the main conference page.


13:30-13:50Opening + Introductory Talk: Alexander Binder

Interpretation and Visualization of Deep Neural Nets

13:50-14:10Research Talk: Zhenbing Zhao, Guozhi Xu, Yincheng Qi

Multi-Scale Hierarchy Deep Feature Aggregation for Compact Image Representations

14:10-14:30Research Talk: Mingming Li, Shuzhi Sam Ge, Tong Heng Lee

Glance and Glimpse Network: a Stochastic Attention Model Driven by Class Saliency

14:30-15:00Invited Talk: Shixia Liu (Tsinghua University)

Towards Better Analysis of Deep Convolutional Neural Networks

15:00-15:30Coffee Break
15:30-15:50Research Talk: Christoph Käding, Erik Rodner, Alexander Freytag, Joachim Denzler

Fine-tuning Deep Neural Networks in Continuous Learning Scenarios

15:50-16:10Research Talk: Ziqin Wang, Peilin Jiang, Fei Wang

Dense Residual Pyramid Networks for Salient Object Detection

16:10-16:30Research Talk: Nasim Nematzadeh, David M. W. Powers, Trent Lewis

Quantitative Analysis of a Bioplausible Model of Misperception of Slope in the Café Wall Illusion

16:30-16:50Research Talk: Iaroslav Melekhov, Juho Kannala, Esa Rahtu

Image Patch Matching Using Convolutional Descriptors with Euclidean Distance


Paper Submission

Submissions are required to stick to the ACCV format. Each paper should be at most 14 pages long (excluding references) — shorter papers are welcome, and be submitted into the conference management system. For accepted papers, at least one author must attend the workshop to present the work. The workshop will have an oral and a poster session.

Submission website:

Important Dates
Submission deadline 1 September, 2016
Extended: 3 September, 2016
Author notification 10 September, 2016
13 September, 2016
Camera-ready 25 September, 2016
Workshop 24 November, 2016