Plenoptics 2013

Plenoptics is a hot topic and there are a number or research disciplines addressing it, ranging from electrical engineering, computer vision and computer graphics, to human visual perception, to physics and optics. This training school targets the interdisciplinarity of plenoptic research, creating new ties between students and professionals working in the broad area.


Plenoptics is the theory of light field and the processing thereof. Plenoptic Capture, Processing and Reconstruction are founded on the works more than 100 years ago. The fast technology development of optics, electrical engineering and computing in the recent years has made practical applications of early theory possible. Plenoptics becomes increasingly interesting for future 3D capture, representation and presentation with applications such as computational photography, accurate recognition in security systems, personalized 3D televisions and industrial optical inspections.


This training school is a post-graduate education for engineers, computer scientists, researchers, PhD-students, and other individuals interested in an overview and deepened knowledge of Plenoptic capture, processing and reconstruction. The training school consists of lectures, hands-on application of theories and processing techniques, as well as discussions on research and development issues. Four to five leading experts will give their particular perspective on Plenoptics. The participants are given the chance to present their current works and get valuable feedback from the distinguished lecturers and colleagues. There will also e exhibitions of Plenoptic capture cameras and lightfield displays.

University Education

Participation at the training school can be of a pure interest to broaden your knowledge in an expanding field. Those who are interested in having a formal recognition of the training school (e.g. PhD students) will have the possibility to obtain university credits. Four (4) university credits can be obtained for students that follow lectures, participate in exercises and discussions, present a poster of his/her own research and write a report of 3-4 pages on a specific subject related to the knowledge obtained at the training school.