[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP - Workshop on Active Robot Vision

Federico Tombari federico.tombari at unibo.it
Mon Sep 23 03:01:27 PDT 2013

Apologies for multiple copies

Call for Participation

Workshop on Active Robot Vision - WARV 2014

In conjunction with the 9th International Joint Conference on Computer 
Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - 

5 - 8 January, 2014 - Lisbon, Portugal

Domenico Bloisi Sapienza University of Rome, Italy bloisi at dis.uniroma1.it
Federico Tombari University of Bologna, Italy federico.tombari at unibo.it

Visual perception is a fundamental step for robotic systems. Vision 
algorithms are used by robotic platforms to accomplish tasks such as 
navigating the environment and grabbing and manipulating specific 
objects. However, visual detection and recognition is often affected by 
limitations like occlusions and viewpoint changes.
"Active vision" refers to the possibility of improving visual sensing by 
collecting information from sensors that can be conveniently moved in 
space, so as to acquire 3D data, to better deal with occlusions, and to 
establish relationships between the elements present in the environment.
The experience of recent Robocup competitions demonstrates that robots 
operating in real world settings will be able to accomplish complex 
tasks only if their ability to carry out semantic perception and mapping 
is improved.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers in the field 
of computer vision and robotics for discussing vision-based applications 
aimed at
* object manipulation;
* moving objects in order to remove occlusions;
* recognizing objects and semantically relevant elements (semantic 
labeling, object recognition);
* detecting people by means of mobile robots or mixed (robot/fixed 
sensors) networks to cope with occlusions;
* exploiting context for object and scene understanding.

Paper Submission: October 8, 2013
Authors Notification: November 11, 2013
Camera Ready and Registration: December 4, 2013

Manuela M. Veloso, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon 
University, Pittsburgh (USA)
Pedro U. Lima, Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica, Instituto Superior 
Tecnico, Lisbon (Portugal)

Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) 
are available at

Please also check 

Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission 
system at

All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the 
SCITEPRESS Digital Library
SCITEPRESS is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/)

VISIGRAPP Workshops - WARV 2014
e-mail: visigrapp.secretariat at insticc.org

Federico Tombari, Ph.D
Postdoctoral Fellow
Computer Vision Lab, DISI
University of Bologna, Italy
url: vision.deis.unibo.it/fede

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