[robotics-worldwide] Special Issue on "Cognitive Humanoid Vision" International Journal of Humanoid Research

Eduardo Bayro edb at gdl.cinvestav.mx
Tue Mar 3 07:10:14 PST 2009

Special Issue on "Cognitive Humanoid Vision" to be published in the**

International Journal of Humanoid Robotics (IJHR)




*Submission Schedule:*

Submission deadline July 1, 2009

Notification: September 1, 2009.

Final manuscript due:     October 1, 2009 

Publication:  December 2009

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*Details for submission:*

Submissions should comply with the publication guidelines for the /International Journal of Humanoid Robotics/(http://www.worldscinet.com/ijhr/mkt/guidelines.shtml). 

Please submit papers at http://www.worldscinet.com/ijhr/ijhr.shtml with 
a note "Paper for Special Issue on Cognitive Humanoid Vision”.

Guest Editors: 

 Prof. Eduardo Bayro-Corrochano, CINVESTAV, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Guadalajara, México, edb at gdl.cinvestav.mx <mailto:edb at gdl.cinvestav.mx> 


Prof. Ales Leonardis, Visual Cognitive Systems Laboratory 
<http://vicos.fri.uni-lj.si/>, Faculty of Computer and Information 
Science <http://www.fri.uni-lj.si/>, University of Ljubljana 
<http://www.uni-lj.si/>, _ales.leonardis at fri.uni-lj.si_


	Following the two successful workshops  the first on “Active Vision of Humanoids” that

took place  in Pittsburgh, PA at the conference Humanoids’2007, November 29,

http://planning.cs.cmu.edu/humanoids07/index.shtml and the second on “Cognitive Humanoid Vision” held at  IEEE-RAS Humanoids’2008 in Daejeon, South Korea, December, 1, _http://humanoids2008.org/_



we solicit papers for a special issue devoted to the topic cognitive humanoid vision.

*Special Issue Theme *

In the middle eighties pioneers brought into play the concept of active 
vision. This accompanied the thoughts of researchers and developers of 
vision systems up to know. On the other hand research in neuroscience, 
cognitive robotics and humanoids is showing the need for more 
understanding about the brain function and the human vision system. 
Recently at the Workshop “The Active Vision of Humanoid Robots” 
(Humnoids’2007, Pittsburgh)* *the wording Action Vision was introduced 
to relate vision with an expected action when we are looking for the 
foundations of a cognitive architecture. Definitively, it appears that 
we need a broad conceptual framework to bring together all those new 
ideas and efforts for vision to push forward the design and development 
of intelligent perception action systems.**

The visual manifold carries enormous amount of information which can not 
be exhaustively processed in real time with current technology. So, the 
obvious WWWW questions are: what, where, when and with which procedures 
we should look at. The rapid growing in research interests like to 
understand how the brain works by building humanoids, shows clearly that 
our current thoughts, theory, algorithms and hardware are by far still 
insufficient to cope with the high algorithmic complexity involved by 
the image processing to tackle in real time fundamentals problems like 
the correspondence problem other our naïve predisposition to stick with 
processing in Euclidean metric in apparently obvious subspaces. The 
attempt of this workshop goes beyond Active Vision or Action Vision, it 
proposes as study topic the Cognitive Humanoid Vision as a much more 
general framework to develop a real time vision system for humanoids.

The Workshop goal is to gather researchers confronted with the challenge 
to develop real time algorithms for cognitive vision. The traditional 
robot architectures are calling for a cognitive architecture to embodied 
the sophistication required for an intelligent machine. In this regard, 
the traditional concept of active vision evolves to a concept the 
/action vision and /further to/ cognitive humanoid vision/, as this is 
the way how the visual processing is tight with a reactive behaviour as 
by humans confronted with dynamic changes of all sort in their 
environment. In this workshop we expect contributions and a debate with 
focus on following key issues:

- visual architecture for a cognitive architecture

- Feature extraction, grouping, 3D contours, visuo-motor representations

- Segment the scene into surfaces?

- How build models of objects and events in space and time?

- How integrate cue information

- Visuo-motor representations: how build and use them

- Priming models to bottom up information

- Model base segmentation, prospective anticipation

- Conscious reality instead of physical reality

- Perception of spatial layout

- Software for a basic visual front-end for humanoids

- Nature of the information that the humanoid should extract from images 
and video

- A language for processing the semantics of the meaning of the visual 

- Information extracting and learning at middle level vision


Papers addressing such topics or others relevant to the design of humanoid's vision system, should be submitted before the first of July  for a target publication date of end  2009.

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