[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers: IROS Workshop on Active Semantic Perception and Object Search in the Real World (ASP-AVS-11)

Alper Aydemir aydemir at kth.se
Wed Jun 8 09:57:33 PDT 2011

IROS Workshop on Active Semantic Perception and Object Search in the
Real World (ASP-AVS-11)

September 26th, 2011, San Francisco, California, in conjunction with the
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Web: http://www.csc.kth.se/~aydemir/IROS11-WS-AVS.html

Aims and Scope
A key competence for an autonomous mobile service robot operating in
an unstructured indoor environment is to reliably find objects. A
further requirement in this aim is the ability to acquire the relevant
semantic information, update it during the whole lifetime of a robot
and handle search queries in large environments. The underlying
sub-problems, such as semantic perception and mapping, object
recognition and categorization are the main focus of various
independent research streams. Since perception algorithms can be
computationally expensive, the robot must also plan its sensory
actions to find the object efficiently. Our goal is to bridge the gap
between those topics to allow for building robots actively seeking and
integrating spatial knowledge for the purpose of efficient object

A common assumption present in previous work in the field is that the
objects of interest are located within the immediate sensory reach of
a robot. Searching for objects with mobile robots over larger regions
of space has received more interest recently with various methods
being developed simultaneously by different research groups. The main
focus of this workshop is on autonomously finding objects in
larger-scale space and methods for building a semantic spatial
representation. The workshop will provide a common forum where
researchers can exchange ideas and experiences with these problems.

Topics of interest include, but are not necessary limited to:
- Semantic mapping and scene understanding
- Object recognition and categorization in complex scenes
- Object search using vision or other sensory modalities
- Representations capturing semantics of large-scale environments
- Utilizing 3D cues semantic scene perception
- Planning for active perception and exploration

Instructions for Authors
All submissions should be in PDF format using the IROS template.
Papers should be 4-6 pages in length, optionally accompanied by a
video. All submissions will be reviewed for relevance to the topic of
the workshop as well as scientific merit. Submissions should be
emailed to: asp-avs-11 at csc.kth.se

Invited speakers
John Tsotsos, York University, Canada
Charlie Kemp, Georgia Tech, USA
Jim Little, UBC, Canada
Michael Beetz, TUM, Germany
Wolfram Burgard, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany

Important Dates
Deadline for submissions: July 15
Notification of acceptance: September 1
Final camera ready: September 8

Alper Aydemir, Andrzej Pronobis, Patric Jensfelt
CVAP, KTH, Sweden

Bhaskara Marthi
Willow Garage, USA

Dirk Holz
University of Bonn, Germany

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