[robotics-worldwide] CfP: Special Issue on People Detection and Tracking (J. Social Robotics)

Kai Oliver Arras kai at nurobot.com
Fri May 29 07:32:49 PDT 2009


CALL FOR PAPER

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  Special Issue on PEOPLE DETECTION AND TRACKING
  Springer International Journal of Social Robotics

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EDITORS
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* Kai O. Arras, Social Robotics Lab,
   University of Freiburg, Germany

* Oscar Martinez Mozos, Robotics and Real-Time Group,
   University of Zaragoza, Spain


GOAL AND SCOPE
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As robots enter domains in which they interact and cooperate closely  
with humans, the ability of machines to detect and track humans is  
becoming a key technology for many areas in robotics. Interaction with  
people, recognition and understanding of human activities, pedestrians  
tracking or intruder detection are example tasks that rely heavily on  
the ability to robustly detect and track people.

Recent advances in estimation theory, machine learning and computer  
vision as well as progress in sensor technology have enabled us to  
design people detection and tracking systems with good levels of  
robustness. However, there is great demand for even more robust  
systems, especially over a wider range of conditions, and an  
increasing interest from industry for intelligent cars, domestic  
robots or surveillance of public areas.

After a very successful ICRA 2009 workshop on people detection and  
tracking, this special issue aims to bring together contributions from  
the computer vision community and the community that has mostly worked  
with range finders. The goal is to provide a representative survey of  
the state-of-the-art and to transfer knowledge within and across the  
communities. The issue will focus primarily on theoretical aspects  
(see list of topics) but we are also interested in practical questions  
and applications.


TOPICS
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Examples of topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* People detection and tracking with vision, laser and/or
   other sensors
* Tracking of groups of people and/or interacting targets
* Full body pose estimation and tracking
* Human motion modeling and estimation in 2d and 3d
* Learning and model-based approaches
* Probabilistic frameworks for simultaneous segmentation,
   detection and tracking
* Multi-sensor fusion/integration approaches
* Advanced target tracking and data association methods
* Advanced handling of occlusion, fragmentation, and merging
* Multi-hypothesis model selection methods
* Distributed sensors for people detection/tracking
* Performance metrics and evaluation of people tracking systems
* Applications: human-robot interaction, human activity
   recognition and understanding, intelligent cars, surveillance etc.


IMPORTANT DATES
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* Submission of Manuscripts: 1-August-2009
* Notification of Acceptance: 15-Sep-2009
* Submission of Final Paper: 15-Oct-2009
* Final Publication: 1-Jan-2010


SUBMISSION
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* Manuscripts should be submitted to
   http://www.editorialmanager.com/soro.
   Please select option "People Detection and Tracking"

* The recommended paper length is 8-14 pages

* Templates for Latex and Word:
   http://www.springer.com/engineering/robotics/journal/12369
   ?detailsPage=contentItemPage&CIPageCounter=512809
   (remove line break for full address)


LINKS
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* International Journal of Social Robotics:
   http://www.springer.com/engineering/robotics/journal/12369

* ICRA 2009 Workshop:
   http://srl.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/conferences/icra09ws




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