[robotics-worldwide] Deadline extended: CfP: ICCV'13 Workshop on Underwater Vision

Navid Nourani Vatani n.nourani-vatani at acfr.usyd.edu.au
Thu Sep 5 17:46:08 PDT 2013



       Call for Papers for the 2013 ICCV Workshop on

                       Underwater Vision

                       Sydney, Australia

                           Dec 8, 2013



We would like to invite you to participate and contribute to the Underwater Vision Workshop in conjunction with the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV’13), Dec 1-8 2013, Sydney, Australia.



There have been many recent advances in the development of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and in the processing of imagery captured by these platforms.  These advances have implications in a diverse range of application areas, including marine ecology, archaeology, geology as well as industry and defence.  This workshop will focus on aspects of underwater-related vision processing, including but not restricted to: 

- mapping, localization and SLAM,

- structure-from-motion and visual odometry,

- Vision based navigation, 

- object discovery and recognition, 

- scene understanding, and semi-supervised and unsupervised learning,

- visual manipulation.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together practitioners from the robotics community with those working on underwater imaging and in targeted application domains to consider the challenges of underwater robotics and image processing and to identify opportunities for collaborative research in this area.

Important Dates:


Paper Submission:   15 Sep 2013

Paper Notification: 7 Oct 2013

Workshop Date:      8 Dec 2013



ICCV format, max. 6 pages, please use the template available at:


Accepted contributions will be given an oral presentation at the workshop.



The program committee has made available a range of different under water data sets which you can download and test your algorithms on. These are available from:


Program Committee:


Greg Dudek (McGill) 

Matthew Dunbabin (CSIRO)

David Kriegman (UCSD)

Oscar Pizarro (USYD)

Yoav Schechner (Technion)

Stefan Williams (USYD)



Australian Centre for Field Robotics @ The University of Sydney:

Navid Nourani-Vatani

Ariell Friedman

Daniel Steinberg

Oscar Pizarro

Stefan Williams

For questions, please contact navid.nourani-vatani at sydney.edu.au

For more information and to access public underwater data sets visit: http://marine.acfr.usyd.edu.au/iccv13uv/

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