[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Extended Deadline July 15, 2014: IROS Workshop on Visual Control of Mobile Robots - ViCoMoR 2014

Youcef Mezouar mezouar at univ-bpclermont.fr
Wed Jun 25 02:20:24 PDT 2014

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline of the 
paper submission till July 15, 2014.

Call for papers for
Third Workshop on Visual Control of Mobile Robots (ViCoMoR 2014)
September 18, 2014, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, USA
In conjunction with IROS 2014
Web: http://vicomor.unizar.es

Aims and Scope
Among the variety of sensors available today, vision systems stand out 
they provide very rich information at low cost. One of the main reasons for
integrating vision in the control loop was the interest for increased
flexibility of robotic systems. However, versatility of vision systems 
comes at
the cost of higher data processing complexity. Visual control or visual
servoing has been one of the major research issues in robotics for more than
four decades. Although control theory and computer vision are both 
mature areas
of research, important advances that bring new challenges are happening
nowadays such as the advent of RGB-D cameras, the use of omnidirectional
vision, or the development of robust control techniques.

The interest in this subject lies in the many potential robotic 
applications in
industrial as well as in domestic settings that involve visual control of
mobile robots. In this context, autonomous navigation and integration of 
in the control loop is still an open and ambitious research area. Thus, the
purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers with common 
in computer vision and the control of robots, and discuss topics related 
to the
challenging problems of visual control of mobile robots.

Topics of interest include:
-Autonomous navigation and visual servoing techniques for mobile robots.
-Visual perception for visual control, visual sensors and integration of 
information in the control loop.
-Visual control with constraints: nonholonomic constraints, motion in
formation, distributed visual control, obstacle avoidance, etc.
-New trends in visual control, innovative solutions or proposals in the
framework of computer vision and control theory.

Instructions for Authors
Submissions should be in PDF format using the IROS template. Papers 
should be
4-8 pages in length, optionally accompanied by a video. All submissions 
will be
reviewed for relevance to the topic of the workshop as well as scientific
merit. Submissions should be emailed to youcef.mezouar at ifma.fr,
gonlopez at unizar.es

Invited speakers
Philippe Martinet (IRCCYN-CNRS, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France)
Peter Corke (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)

Important Dates
15 July, 2014: Paper submissions
30 July, 2014: Acceptance notification
15 August, 2014: Camera ready
18 September, 2014: Workshop date

After the workshop a special issue in an international journal will be 

Youcef Mezouar (youcef.mezouar at ifma.fr)
Gonzalo Lopez-Nicolas (gonlopez at unizar.es)

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