The ERCIM Working Group on Image and Video Understanding, lead by CWI researcher Eric Pauwels, received the ERCIM Working Group Award 2005 in Helsinki on May 30. "The Working Group on Video and Image Understanding was clearly the most outstanding group due to their successful Network of Excellence proposal - MUSCLE (FP6) - and the large amount of joint activities that resulted from this", the jury said. The Working Group will receive 20,000 euro. It will spend the money on exchange visits for senior scientists to start new research collaborations. In his speech, Eric Pauwels paid tribute to the late ERCIM President Stelios Orphanoudakis, who invited Pauwels to consider the possibility of setting up the WG.
More information can be found on homepage of the MUSCLE Network of Excellence or ERCIM's website