[robotics-worldwide] CFP: 1st IEEE Workshop on Human Detection from Mobile Platforms; ICRA 2008

Wael Abd-Almageed wamageed at umiacs.umd.edu
Sat Dec 1 23:43:10 PST 2007


1st IEEE Workshop on Human Detection from Mobile Platforms (HDMP 2008)
in conjunction with 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and 
Automation (ICRA 2008), Pasadena, California, May 2008

Workshop Website: http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/conferences/hdmp2008

Workshop Theme:
Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) have reached a crossroads: vehicles 
possessing a significant level of autonomy have been demonstrated yet 
those vehicles still cannot be safely and reliably utilized in populated 
environments.  At the same time, the automotive industry is under 
increasing pressure to reduce the number of accident related fatalities 
and has embarked upon research to develop technical solutions including 
intelligent driver warning systems. Hence, human detection has attracted 
many researchers for over a decade.
The ability to accurately detect,  track, and project the future 
trajectory of people represents a major barrier to the large scale 
employment of UGVs for both civil and military applications. The nature 
of these applications requires both very high true pedestrian detection 
rate and very low false detection rate. Moreover, many practical aspects 
of the problem must also be addressed -- such as real-time performance 
constraints. Solving this problem is critically important in both 
military and civilian applications.
Computer vision and robotics researchers are invited to submit original 
contributions in the following -- but not limited to -- areas:

· Human detection in bad weather conditions
· Night-time human detection
· Stereo-based human detection
· Detecting humans in non-upright postures
· Human detection using different modalities (e.g. Infrared, LADAR and 
· Improving human detection by fusing different modalities
· Focus of attention mechanisms
· Automatics scale estimation mechanisms
· Human tracking from mobile platforms

Important Dates:
   * Submission deadline:                            11:59pm PST -- 
January 15th, 2008
   * Notification of Acceptance/Rejection:    February 15th, 2008
   * Camera-ready Version:                        11:59pm PST -- March 
1st, 2008
   * Workshop Date:                                  May 20th, 2008

Organizing Committee:
    * Dr. Wael Abd-Almageed, University of Maryland at College Park, USA
    * Dr. Larry S. Davis, University of Maryland at College Park, USA   
    * Dr. Larry Matthies, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA

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