[robotics-worldwide] 2nd CFP: Human Detection from Mobile Platforms 2009 -- ICRA 2009

Wael Abd-Almageed wamageed at umiacs.umd.edu
Thu Jan 8 09:23:10 PST 2009

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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