[robotics-worldwide] 2nd IEEE HDMP CFP

Wael Abd-Almageed wamageed at umiacs.umd.edu
Tue Nov 25 02:56:35 PST 2008

2nd IEEE Workshop on Human Detection from Mobile Platforms (IEEE HDMP 2009) in
conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Robotics and
Automation, Kobe, Japan,
12—17 May, 2009.

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

Workshop Theme:
The robot's ability to detect, identify and interact with surrounding
humans is of unequivocal
importance in many applications. When interaction with humans is
imminent, safety and
reliability are critical conditions before robots can be widely
deployed in livable societies. For
example, in health/elderly care communities, where robots interact
with humans with less-thanperfect
health conditions, reliable performance cannot be tolerated. Also,
safe operation is major
barrier before large-scale deployment of smart vehicles.
Human detection, tracking and identification have been focus areas for
many computer/robot
vision researchers. However, many practical aspects of these problems
have yet to be addressed
in order to create robots capable of seamlessly interacting in livable
societies, mainly because the
nature of such applications requires high accuracy at very high
processing rates. Computer vision
and robotics researchers are invited to submit original contributions
in related topics such as, but
not limited to:
• Human detection in bad weather conditions
• Night-time human detection
• Multimodal human detection
• Detecting humans in non-upright postures
• Exploiting GPUs and FPGAs in human detection systems
• Recognizing dynamic human gestures
• Human tracking from mobile platforms

Important Dates:
Submission deadline 11:59 PST January 15th, 2009
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection 11:59 PST February 15th, 2009
Camera-ready version 11:59 PST March 1st, 2009
Workshop date May 17th, 2009

Workshop Chairs:
• Dr. Wael Abd-Almageed, University of Maryland at College Park, USA
• Dr. Larry Matthies, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA

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