[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


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--


--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

Papers, abstracts and supplemental materials can be submitted at


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


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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