[robotics-worldwide] CFP: 3rd RSS Workshop on RGB-D: Advanced Reasoning with Depth Cameras

Dieter Fox fox at cs.washington.edu
Thu May 10 22:41:57 PDT 2012


CALL FOR PAPERS

3rd Workshop on RGB-D: Advanced Reasoning with Depth Cameras

July 9 and 10, 2012 @ Sydney, NSW, Australia (two half days)
In conjunction with RSS (Robotics: Science and Systems) 2012


--Workshop Website--

http://www.cs.washington.edu/ai/Mobile_Robotics/rgbd-workshop-2012/


--Workshop Motivation--

RGB-D (Kinect-style) cameras provide real-time color and dense depth data
through active sensing, combining the strengths of passive cameras and laser
rangefinders. At $150 a piece, affordable RGB-D cameras are quickly being
adopted as the de facto device for robot perception. At two previous years' RSS
conferences, the RGB-D workshops successfully brought together experts from
multiple disciplines for presenting and discussing cutting-edge work. Two years
after the Kinect release, this year's RGB-D workshop seeks to continue hosting
latest developments in RGB-D perception, leading and facilitating efforts
across research topics, and building an emerging research community.

Our workshop welcomes high-quality work on all topics related to robotics and
RGB-D. We will particularly promote and encourage contributions on two major
directions in RGB-D perception: (1) large-scale 3D mapping, using RGB-D cameras
to modeling indoor environments in geometry and color as well as semantic
structures; and (2) human-robot interaction, applying RGB-D perception to
understand humans and to enable robots to perform tasks together with humans.


--Call for Contributions--

We encourage and welcome contributions over a wide range of topics and in a
variety of forms, on the use of RGB-D cameras in robotics and its connections
to related fields such as computer vision, graphics, and machine learning.

Subjects of interest include, but are not limited to:

* 3D shape analysis and matching
* 3D mapping and modeling
* Object, robot and people tracking
* Object recognition
* Manipulation
* Navigation, localization, and exploration
* Scene understanding and segmentation
* People and activity recognition
* Human-robot interaction
* Teleoperation
* Sensor integration and fusion
* Empirical studies and benchmarks
* Applications
* DEMO (see below)

Electronic submissions can be in the form of both extended abstracts (2-3
pages) and full papers (up to 6 pages). They can be either a presentation of
work in progress or a summary of recent research advances. Video supplemental
materials are encouraged. Selected contributions will be presented at the
workshop as talks, spotlights and/or posters. Accepted papers will not be
archived.

Papers, abstracts and supplemental materials can be submitted at

https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/RGBD2012/

The submissions should be in the standard RSS format. Instructions and
templates (Latex and Word) can be found on the RSS 2012 website:

http://roboticsconference.org/pmwiki/index.php?n=Main.AuthorInstructions

We encourage the submissions of live demos and working systems. A demo
submission should be in the format of an extended abstract with recorded
videos, under the DEMO category, separate from the main paper if any. Given
sufficient interests, a special demo session will be organized at the workshop.


--Important Dates--

Submission site Open:           May 10, 2012
Submissions Due:                May 25, 2012
Decisions and Final Program:    June 25, 2012
Camera-Ready:                   July 6, 2012


--Workshop Organizers--

Dieter Fox, University of Washington
Kurt Konolige, Industrial Perception
Jana Kosecka, George Mason University
Xiaofeng Ren, Intel Labs


--Contact Information--

For submission-related questions, please contact the workshop
organizers through CMT.

For general information, please contact:

Xiaofeng Ren
xiaofeng.ren at intel.com

Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

Phone: 1-206-543-2421
Fax:   1-206-543-2969




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