[robotics-worldwide] Deadline Extension: 2nd IEEE Human Detection from Mobile Platforms Workshop with ICRA 2009

Wael Abd-Almageed wamageed at umiacs.umd.edu
Thu Jan 15 22:15:49 PST 2009

Extended Submission deadline 11:59 PST January 31st, 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:
Extended Submission deadline 11:59 PST January 31st, 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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