[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers – IROS 2012 Workshop on Cognitive Assistive Systems (CAS2012): Closing the Action-Perception Loop

Dima Damen damen at compsci.bristol.ac.uk
Tue May 15 11:44:08 PDT 2012


IROS 2012 Workshop on Cognitive Assistive Systems (CAS2012): Closing the
Action-Perception Loop
URL: http://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/~damen/cas2012/

IEEE/RJS International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
October 7-12, 2012
Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

It is becoming increasingly clear that future robotic systems will need to
exhibit sophisticated assistive capabilities, highly tuned and responsive
to the needs of human users. Whether on autonomous platforms or within
personal computing systems, awareness of human intentions and requirements
will be an essential attribute of any robotic system aiming to be genuinely
useful. Realising such cognitive assistive (CA) systems will require
advances along the complete processing pipeline, from sensing through to
learning and interaction. For instance, sensing will need to be proactive,
anticipating user actions and environment changes to optimise data capture;
whilst learning will need to exploit knowledge gained from observation of
past actions and behaviours to predict likely human responses and reactions
under different scenarios. During task-performance, assistive systems need
to predict the perceptual changes that result as a consequence of human
actions. These are challenging tasks which are likely to require step
changes in current state of the art capability if they are to be addressed.

The workshop will feature oral presentations and posters from contributed
papers as well as invited talks from five key experts in the field.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- workspace mapping and sensor tracking
- real-time object localisation within cluttered environments
- upper body pose estimation and hand grips
- object grasping and manipulation
- supervised and unsupervised action learning for manipulation tasks
- real-time workflow monitoring and action recognition
- perceptual search and attention
- active perception
- multimodal perception
- providing feedback to human workers

Key Dates:

July 6, 2012 (23:59 CET): Paper Submission Deadline
August 10, 2012: Notification of Acceptance
August 31, 2012: Camera-Ready Version


We invite submissions of papers on the topic presenting new or ongoing
research. The authors of the accepted papers will have the opportunity to
give a brief talk or present a poster at the workshop. Papers will be
reviewed by two members of the program committee and should be submitted as
PDF files (maximum 6 pages) in IROS regular paper format.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Yiannis Aloimonos (University of Maryland, USA)
Danica Kragic (KTH, Sweden)
Jeremy Wyatt (University of Birmingham, UK)
Tamim Asfour (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Claude Androit (CEA, France)

Program Committee

Antonis Argyros, University of Crete, Greece
Mårten Björkman, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Andrew Calway, University of Bristol, UK
Anthony Cohn, University of Leeds, UK
Yiannis Demiris, Imperial College London, UK
Sandeep Dubba, University of Leeds, UK
Jan-Olof Eklundh, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Antonios Gasteratos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Andrew Gee, University of Bristol, UK
Marc Hanheide, University of Lincoln, UK
Carl Henrik Ek, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
David Hogg, University of Leeds, UK
Koh Hosoda, Osaka University, Japan
Patric Jensfelt, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Pieter Jonker, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Sinan Kalkan, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Dirk Kraft, University of Southern , Denmark
Norbert Krüger, University of Southern, Denmark
Frederic Marin, University of Technology of Compiègne, France
Hugo Marques, University of Zürich, Switserland
Walterio Mayol-Cuevas, University of Bristol, UK
Giorgio Metta, IIT and University of Genova, Italy
Nicolas Pugeault, University of Surrey, UK
Norbert Schmitz, DFKI, Germany
Muralikrishna Sridhar, University of Leeds, UK
Didier Stricker, DFKI, Germany
Nicolas Vignais, University of Technology of Compiègne, France
Markus Vincze, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Martijn Wisse, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Jeremy Wyatt, University of Birmingham, UK
Michael Zillich, Technische Universität Wien, Austria


Dima Damen, University of Bristol, UK
Gabriele Bleser, DFKI, Germany
Lazaros Nalpantidis, KTH, Sweden
Gert Kootstra, KTH, Sweden
Renaud Detry, KTH, Sweden
Ardhendu Behera, University of Leeds, UK
Luis Almeida, Centre for Computer Graphics, Portugal

mailto: cas2012workshop at gmail.com

Dima Damen
Research Associate in Computer Vision
Department of Computer Science
University of Bristol, BS8 1UB, UK
<cas2012workshop at gmail.com>damen at cs.bris.ac.uk

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