2017 Czech-Austrian Summer School on
"Deep Learning and Visual Data Analysis" September 3-8, 2017, Ostrava, Czech Republic

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Thank you for joinning CASS 2017 in Ostrava!


The summer school is intended for students interested in advanced data processing algorithms, and visualization. The first edition will focus on the introduction to the topics Deep Learning and Visual Data Analysis and will provide an interdisciplinary platform for an elementary training in these areas. It will also serve as an international forum for knowledge transfer, experience sharing, and scientific networking between the participants.

Summer school partners

Organized by

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
VSB-Technical University of Ostrava
University of Vienna


Supported by
AKTION Czech Republic - Austria
Endorsed by


Václav Snášel
VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Torsten Möller
Universität Wien, Austria

Local organizers (CZ)

Michaela Vráželová, VŠB - TU Ostrava, Czech Republic
Dieter Weise, Fraunhofer IWU, Germany
Jana Nowaková, VŠB - TU Ostrava, Czech Republic
Barbora Klečková, VŠB - TU Ostrava, Czech Republic
Jan Platos, VŠB - TU Ostrava, Czech Republic
Pavel Kromer, VŠB - TU Ostrava, Czech Republic

Local organizers (AT)

Anne Marie Faisst, Universität Wien, Austria


An advance registration to the summer school is required.


The following participant fees will be applied:
Austrian student (discounted): 80 EUR
Czech student (discounted): 1000 CZK
Czech student (regular): 4000 CZK
Foreign student (regular): 150 EUR
Non-student: 200 EUR / 5500 CZK

Important dates

Registration / discounted registration application: 31. 7. 2017
Registration results announced: 7. 8. 2017
Registration fee payment due: 21. 8. 2017

A limited number of discounted registrations (scholarships) for Austrian and Czech students (5 + 5) will be available. The organizers reserve the right to grant discounted registration waiver at their discretion.

Registration to CASS is now closed

Programme (tentative)


Sunday 3. 9. 2017  
17:00 arrival of Austrian students, Ostrava Svinov station
18:00 accommodation of the group, Hotel (tbc), students dormitory
19:00  dinner, Restaurant (tbc)
Address Hotel 
  Faculty 17. listopadu 15, Ostrava-Poruba
    tram 5, 7, 8, 9, 17; 
    tram station Hlavní třída
   room (tbc)

Monday 4. 9. 2017  
  responsible:  FEECS VSB-TUO
 contact person: Václav Snášel
 email:  vaclav.snasel@vsb.cz

8:30 Registration at the Faculty 
  Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
9:00  Official Opening of the Summer School, introduction
 prof. RNDr. Vaclav Snasel, CSc., Dean of the Faculty (VŠB-TUO)
9:15  Lecture Introduction into Deep Learning I
 prof. RNDr. Vaclav Snasel, CSc. (VŠB-TUO)
10:45 Coffee break  
11:00 Lecture Design Principles   
  prof. Torsten Möller, Ph.D. (Uni Wien)
12:30 Lunch break 
14:00 Technical Excursion 
  Ostrava, Dolní Vítkovice, former mining area
  meeting point at foyer of the Faculty (13:30)
17:30 End of the day  
18:30 dinner  
  Restaurant (tbc)  

Tuesday 5. 9. 2017 
  responsible:  FEECS VSB-TUO
 contact person: Pavel Krömer
  email:  pavel.kromer@vsb.cz

9:00  Welcome by the President of VSB-TUO
 meeting point (tbc) 
9:30  Lecture Introduction into Deep Learning II
  doc. Ing. Pavel Krömer, Ph.D. (VŠB-TUO)
11:00 Coffee break  
11:15 Lecture Accelerated Deep Learning
 Ing. Petr Gajdoš, Ph.D. (VŠB-TUO)
12:45 Lunch break 
14:15 Lecture Application of Deep Learning
  doc. Ing. Pavel Krömer, Ph.D. (VŠB-TUO)
15:45 Coffee break  
16:00 Lecture Hands on Deep Vision 
 Ing. Petr Gajdoš, Ph.D. (VŠB-TUO)
17:30 End of the day  
18:00 Dinner, networking event







Wednesday 6. 9. 2017 
  responsible:  FEECS VSB-TUO
 contact person: Petr Gajdoš
 email:  petr.gajdos@vsb.cz

9:00 Lecture Convolutional Neural Networks
 Sebastian Basterrech, MSc., PhD (FEE CTU Prague)
10:30 Coffee break  
10:45 Lecture Deep Neural Networks
  Sebastian Basterrech, MSc., Ph.D (FEE CTU Prague)
12:15 Lunch break 
13:30 Excursion to the City of Olomouc
  meeting point at foyer of the Faculty 13:15
15:00 Guided tour in the City of Olomouc
18:00 dinner  
  Restaurant (tbc)  
20:00 departure from Olomouc hl.n.
21:00 Arrival to Ostrava-Svinov 

Thursday 7. 9. 2017  
  responsible:  FI Uni Wien
 contact person: Torsten Möller
  email:  torsten.moeller@univie.ac.at

9:00 Lecture Medical Vis
 Hans-Christian Hege, PhD (Zuse Institute Berlin)
10:30 Coffee break  
10:45 Lecture Visual Encoding Principles
  Thomas Torsney-Weir, MSc. (Uni Wien)
12:15 Lunch break 
13:30 Lecture Design Studies
  Dipl.-Inf. Michael Sedlmair, PhD (Uni Wien)
15:00 Coffee break  
15:15 Lecture Simulation+Deep Learning
  Univ.-Prof. Torsten Möller, PhD (Uni Wien)
17:00 End of the day  
18:00 dinner  
  Restaurant (tbc)  

Friday 8. 9. 2017  
  responsible:  FI Uni Wien
 contact person: Michael Sedlmeier
 email:  michael.sedlmair@univie.ac.at

8:00  Lecture Facet into Multiple Views, interaction
  Thomas Torsney-Weir, MSc. (Uni Wien)
9:30  Coffee break  
9:45  Lecture Data Types, Semantics + Tasks
 Dipl.-Inf. Michael Sedlmair, PhD (Uni Wien)
11:15 Evaluation, feedback  
12:00 Lunch break 
13:30 Certificates handover, snack
  President of the Summer School
15:00 End of the Summer School 2017
17:00 Departure of Austrian participants


Useful information

Internet: eduroam is available in the VSB campus. Non-academic users can connect to the wireless network tuonet-guest with username/password cass2017/cass2017

School location

The school will be held at the CPIT building.

The student dorms where the majority of the participants stays are approx. 100 meters away on the same university campus.

The summer school will take place in the campus of the VSB-Technical University of Ostrava which is located in the city of Ostrava. The campus is located at the very edge of the city in the district of Poruba. The district of Poruba is approximately 20 minutes far by bus or tram from Ostrava City Center.

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Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic. It is located in the north-eastern part of the state close to the borders with Poland and Slovakia. Ostrava, nicknamed the ‘steel city’, has a rich history of steel production, coal mining, machinery, engineering, and technologies. Today, the city’s economy is transforming quickly towards high-tech and information industry. One of the most valuable of Ostrava's historical industrial facilities is the more than one hundred years old Vítkovice. Vítkovice has been recently recognized as a European heritage and it is currently under heavy re-development. It was open to public during the Spring of 2012 and hosted a number of international events including the Colours of Ostrava International Music Festival and City cross sprint Ostrava, a cross-country skiing competition. The New Vítkovice Park is now one of the premier conference and congress locations in the Czech Republic. More information about the city can be found at official site.

In the outskirts of Ostrava city, residents and visitors of Ostrava enjoy the lush green scenery of Moravian and Silesian countryside. The climate is mild and continental. Typical late summer temperatures can be anywhere between 20 – 25 Celsius, but it is not uncommon to experience a colder or warmer climate.