August 22-27, 2021
43rd European Conference on Visual Perception


We are pleased to announce the 43rd European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP 2021, August 22-27)

***As of July 22nd, the initial online programme can be viewed using the "Programme" tab above***

The current version provides an overview of the schedule and details of all talk sessions. Poster authors have been invited to self-assign to a poster session. Once this process has been completed (August 1st), we will update the programme with poster session details.

You can also use the programme "Search" tab to locate abstracts using any keyword, so as to browse or verify abstract details.

Please note that all timing information at ECVP 2021 will be given with reference to Central European Summer Time (CEST).

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Further information on how to prepare presentations will be sent next week. We will also be adding instructions for authors and attendees to the website in due course.

The conference will feature original research on all aspects of visual perception, regardless of the scientific discipline (e.g., vision science, psychology, neuroscience, biology, computer vision), addressing fundamental questions as well as applications.

Because of the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, the entire meeting will be conducted online and the oral sessions will be limited to 3 hours/day.

Abstract submission closed on June 13th, but registration for attending the meeting remains open.

In addition to the submissions solicited through this Open Call, we will have three excellent Keynote speakers.

The oral presentations will be scheduled during the following hours:

Western USA 06.00 - 09.00 PDT
Eastern USA 09.00 - 12.00 EDT
UK 14.00 - 1700 BST
Mainland Europe 15.00 - 18.00 CEST
Japan 22.00 - 01.00 JST
Australia 23.00 - -2.00 AEST

The poster presentations will be available to view during the entire conference and the individual authors will be available for questions and discussion (details to be announced).

Further details of the online programme will be posted shortly.


ECVP is an annual meeting devoted to the scientific study of vision, particularly visual perception and multisensory processes related to vision. Recently attracting between 700-900 participants from across Europe, North America and the Asian-Pacific region, ECVP is now one of the largest international conferences in the field.

ECVP was first held in 1978. It is a travelling meeting, moving to a different European location and hosted by a different local organizing committee each year. The goal of the meeting is to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of new developments in our understanding of human, animal and machine vision. Empirical, theoretical and applied perspectives are all encouraged.

The meeting typically consists of talk and poster sessions, which are filled through an open call for papers. Submissions are encouraged from scientists at all levels, whether established, early career, post-doctoral or student researchers. Abstracts are peer reviewed and, if accepted for the meeting, published in the journal Perception.

Details on past meetings can be found at and open-access abstracts from past meetings here


As in previous years all accepted abstracts will be published by SAGE in the journal Perception. The organiser's would like to acknowledge the continued support of SAGE in sponsoring the Perception Lecture and publishing the abstracts in open access format.


Tiziano Agostini, Marco Bertamini, Claus-Christian Carbon, Cristina de la Malla, Dražen Domijan, Mark Greenlee, Michael Herzog, Brian Rogers, Katherine Storrs, Ian Thornton & Sunčica Zdravković

Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to announce the names of the three Keynote speakers at this year’s ECVP:

Perception lecture: Jeremy Wolfe, Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School.

ECVP lecture: Laurie Wilcox, Professor of Psychology, and member of the Centre for Vision Research at York University, Toronto, Canada.

Rank Prize Funds lecture: Pieter Roelfsema, Professor and Director of the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (KNAW) in Amsterdam.



Jeremy Wolfe

Jeremy Wolfe is Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He is Director of the Visual Attention Lab at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Wolfe received an AB in Psychology in 1977 from Princeton and his PhD in Psychology in 1981 from MIT. His research focuses on visual search and visual attention with a particular interest in socially important search tasks in areas such as medical image perception (e.g. cancer screening), security (e.g. baggage screening), and intelligence. His lab has been funded since 1982 by NIH (NEI, NIMH, NCI), NSF, AFOSR (Air Force), ONR (Navy), ARO (Army), Homeland Security, and the Nat. Geospatial Agency as well as by IBM, Google, Toshiba, Hewlett-Packard, & GE. Wolfe taught Intro. Psychology and other courses for 25 years, mostly at MIT. Leadership: Past President or Chair: Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS), Psychonomic Soc, APA Division 3, Eastern Psychological Assoc, NAS Panel on Soldier Systems. Boards: Vision Sciences Society, APA Div 1, 6. Founding Editor-in-Chief of Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications (CRPI). Past-Editor of Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics. Wolfe also serves on the Oversight Committee of the North American Board of the Union for Reform Judaism. He was elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019



Laurie Wilcox

Laurie Wilcox is Professor of Psychology and a member of the Centre for Vision Research at York University, Toronto where she holds a Tier 2 York Research Chair. She completed her graduate degrees at the University of Western Ontario, and a Post-doctoral fellowship at McGill University in Montreal. In her fundamental research program she uses psychophysical methods to reveal properties of the neural mechanisms that underpin stereoscopic depth perception. A recurring research theme in her lab is the integration of depth from stereopsis and other sources of information. She is also interested in how and when stereoscopic depth information is used in more complex environments (both virtual and physical). Laurie has a strong interest in applied research questions and has long history of collaboration with industry partners such as IMAX, Christie Digital, and Qualcomm Inc. Her research is supported by funding from the Natural Science and Engineering Council of Canada

Rank Prize Fund


Pieter Roelfsema

Pieter R. Roelfsema is the Director of the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (KNAW) and professor at the Free University of Amsterdam and at the AUMC in Amsterdam. He received his MD degree in 1991 and his PhD degree in 1995. He moved to the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience in Amsterdam in 2002 and became director in 2007. He received a NWO-VICI award (2008) and an ERC-Advanced grant (2014). Roelfsema studies visual perception, plasticity and memory in the visual system of experimental animals, humans, and with neural networks. His main question is how neurons in different brain areas work together during seeing and thinking. Roelfsema studies how networks of neurons work together to perceive and solve cognitive tasks and how they configure themselves during learning. He develops the neurotechnology for high-bandwidth visual prostheses for blind people, aiming to restore a rudimentary form of sight. Roelfsema coordinates the Dutch neurotechnology initiative NeuroTech-NL.


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Abstract Verification

Abstract submission to ECVP 2021 is now closed.

***As of July 16th, abstract decisions have been mailed to the contact email addresses provided during submission.***

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Further details of the online programme will also be posted shortly.

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The ECVP 2021 organisers gratefully acknowledge the participation of the following exhibitors and sponsors. Further details will be posted shortly.

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The organising committee for ECVP 2021 is as follows:

Tiziano Agostini, Marco Bertamini, Claus-Christian Carbon, Cristina de la Malla, Dražen Domijan, Mark Greenlee, Michael Herzog, Brian Rogers, Katherine Storrs, Ian Thornton & Sunčica Zdravković

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