[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] IROS third Workshop on Visual Control of Mobile Robots (ViCoMoR 2014)

Youcef Mezouar mezouar at univ-bpclermont.fr
Tue May 13 06:43:01 PDT 2014

IROS third Workshop on Visual Control of Mobile Robots (ViCoMoR 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 
because 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 vision 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 interests 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 
image 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
20 June, 2014: Paper submissions
10 July, 2014: Acceptance notification
20 July, 2014: Camera ready
18 September, 2014: Workshop date

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

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

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