Spring Meeting 2019 and AGM at Farnborough

15 Apr 2019

Conference Dates: April 15 2019

Meeting times:

Start 12:00 midday  (coffee and registration from 11:00)

Finish 18:00 approx.

Lunch is included.  Refreshments afterwards.


Reduced rate registration ends 18:00 on Monday 8th April!

Deadline for abstracts: 11th March 2019

Deadline for registration without abstract submission: 10th April 2019

The AVA spring meeting will be held this year at Farnborough in Hampshire, UK, at the Cody Technology Park campus. The aim of this meeting is to encourage collaboration and communication between those working on applied and basic aspects of vision, whether it be in academic, business or other settings. All are encouraged to submit an abstract. Research on all aspects of vision is welcome.

The meeting will be held over one day and will include the following keynote addresses:

Paul Hibbard (University of Essex) – title TBA

Sophie Wuerger (University of Liverpool) – title TBA


Please submit abstracts to ava.spring2019@gmail.com

There will be a cash prize for the best poster and one for the best oral presentation.  Abstracts can be optionally published in the online journal iPerception, if the appropriate fee is selected when registering.

Farnborough is about 40 minutes from London by train, and well connected to the road network via the M3. Cody Technology Park is a pleasantly open hi tech campus situated next to Farnborough Aerodrome (site of the Farnborough Airshow), occupying land that was formerly the Royal Aircraft Establishment, and historically the home of British aviation. Part of the site is an SSSI, being a rare, unspoilt example of southern English heathland. The meeting is being hosted by QinetiQ Ltd.

The venue postcode is GU14 0LX.  It is a 10 minute taxi ride (or long walk) from the nearest station, Farnborough (Main).  Trains also stop at Farnborough (North) if you change at Reading station on the Great Western main line.  There is a local area map here:

A more detailed map with building plans is here: /perch/resources/location-and-buildings-map-ava-spring-meeting.pdf

Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and should cover previously unreported research involving any aspect of vision in humans, animals and machines. Abstracts must be in the standard format for ECVP/Perception, examples can be seen at: http://www.perceptionweb.com/P.html

References should be given in the body of the abstract in full, but without the title. e.g. (Rayner et al, 2001, Vis Res, 41, 943-954). Unless otherwise stated (at the end of the abstract), it will be assumed that the first author will be the presenting author.

Note that no copyright agreement needs to be signed, but it is the author's responsibility to disclose or sort out any conflict of interest or the clearing of any copyright issues that might arise.

The organizers will try to accommodate preferences for a talk or poster but this might not always be possible.

Please register in good time to ensure smooth booking-in at the Farnborough site reception.

EARLY BIRD registration at the prices below until 6pm on 8th April.

Prices increase by £10 after that date.

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Once operational, you should receive a receipt from Paypal that lists the amount you have paid and that it is for the meeting. This is usually sufficient for expenses, but if you require more, or do not receive the receipt, contact us. 

We look forward to seeing you on 15th April!

The AVA gratefully acknowledges the support of the College of Optometrists and QinetiQ for this meeting.