[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Deadline extension: RSS'16 Workshop - Geometry and Beyond: Representations, Physics, and Scene Understanding for Robotics

Galceran Yebenes Enric enricg at ethz.ch
Wed Apr 13 04:58:31 PDT 2016

New Paper Submission Deadline: April 29 2016

Dear all,

Due to multiple requests, we are extending the submission deadline for the RSS’16 workshop "Geometry and Beyond: Representations, Physics, and Scene Understanding for Robotics”.
The new deadline is April 29 2016.

Feel free to subscribe and post on our Google+ community (you can access the community here[https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__plus.google.com_communities_102832228492942322585&d=CwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=pl0q1-EBkYNNj3knROyu3BT04YI_rh2U8UDR6ftu8Cs&s=PgswC21c6WUkgDe2gVdj4DdoYu1YumD0uLLGCuoQlEE&e= ], or via the workshop website[https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__rss16-2Drepresentations.mit.edu_&d=CwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=pl0q1-EBkYNNj3knROyu3BT04YI_rh2U8UDR6ftu8Cs&s=d_5IZ-nJWPAuw7BhiwY7gUZX4cWj7fFKyyt6x0CNa40&e= ]).

All the best,

Enric Galceran
Luca Carlone
Diego Tipaldi
Liam Paull
Andrea Censi
Cesar Cadena

Call for Contributions - RSS 2016 Workshop:
Geometry and Beyond: Representations, Physics, and Scene Understanding for Robotics
June 19, 2016, Ann Arbor, MI
Website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__rss16-2Drepresentations.mit.edu_&d=CwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=pl0q1-EBkYNNj3knROyu3BT04YI_rh2U8UDR6ftu8Cs&s=d_5IZ-nJWPAuw7BhiwY7gUZX4cWj7fFKyyt6x0CNa40&e= 
G+ community: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__plus.google.com_communities_102832228492942322585&d=CwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=pl0q1-EBkYNNj3knROyu3BT04YI_rh2U8UDR6ftu8Cs&s=PgswC21c6WUkgDe2gVdj4DdoYu1YumD0uLLGCuoQlEE&e= 

We are soliciting paper contributions to be presented as posters until April 15 2016.
You are welcome to make your submission at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__cmt3.research.microsoft.com_RSSWGB2016&d=CwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=pl0q1-EBkYNNj3knROyu3BT04YI_rh2U8UDR6ftu8Cs&s=XpfhAbuTaZzA50JgnCBOkZEgnTn_xjnfTNjJZCeX9PM&e= 

This workshop brings together researchers from robotics, computer vision, computer graphics, machine learning, and AI, to discuss fundamental questions in robot perception: How should a robot represent the world? How can we design the best possible representation for a specific task? How can we unify geometric reconstruction and semantic mapping?

Robotic perception has been so far dominated by mapping algorithms that build primitive geometric representations of the environment, such as occupancy grid maps, meshes, or point clouds. While the community has made great progress in making 3D reconstruction work in real-world problems, current algorithms and representations are still unable to capture high-level structure in the environment. Existing mapping algorithms do not take into account the physics of the scene (e.g., pedestrians in a crowd typically walk on the ground, rather than fly), and decouple scene reconstruction from scene understanding, while a unified approach would be mutually beneficial (e.g., identifying objects helps reasoning about their relations).
The use of more expressive representations will impact many open problems including map compressions for long-term navigation, robust data association, human robot interaction, and object manipulation. This workshop aims to bring forward the latest breakthroughs and cutting-edge research on robot perception and map representations, and identify challenges and future research directions for the community.


The workshop will include invited talks by leading researchers and interactive discussions (the schedule is available on the workshop website https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__rss16-2Drepresentations.mit.edu_&d=CwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=pl0q1-EBkYNNj3knROyu3BT04YI_rh2U8UDR6ftu8Cs&s=d_5IZ-nJWPAuw7BhiwY7gUZX4cWj7fFKyyt6x0CNa40&e= ). Confirmed speakers:

Dieter Fox, University of Washington
Oliver Brock, Technical University of Berlin
George Konidaris, Duke University
Ashutosh Saxena, Cornell University and Stanford University
John Laird, University of Michigan
Pieter Abbeel, UC Berkeley


We solicit contributions in the form of extended abstracts or full papers (up to 6 pages in RSS paper format, excluding references), to be presented at the workshop as posters. We welcome position papers and especially works featuring recent or unpublished results. Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:

- New environment and map representations
- Map summarization / map compression for long-term navigation
- Scene understanding
- Task-oriented environment modeling
- Object recognition for manipulation and interaction
- Semantic localization and mapping
- Continuous or alternative map and trajectory representations

Papers have to be submitted as a single PDF file and will be reviewed by the program committee.
Multimedia demonstrations are also encouraged.

Please make your submission here: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__cmt3.research.microsoft.com_RSSWGB2016&d=CwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=pl0q1-EBkYNNj3knROyu3BT04YI_rh2U8UDR6ftu8Cs&s=XpfhAbuTaZzA50JgnCBOkZEgnTn_xjnfTNjJZCeX9PM&e= 

Besides the invited talks and the paper submissions, we invite a broad participation of the robotics community via the Google+ SLAM community (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__plus.google.com_communities_102832228492942322585&d=CwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=pl0q1-EBkYNNj3knROyu3BT04YI_rh2U8UDR6ftu8Cs&s=PgswC21c6WUkgDe2gVdj4DdoYu1YumD0uLLGCuoQlEE&e= ) which already attracted more than 180 researchers during the RSS’15 Workshop “The Problem of Mobile Sensors: Setting Future Goals and Indicators of Progress for SLAM”. We invite researchers and users to post questions and ideas related to the theme of this workshop (open problems, current status, opportunities). The posts will be moderated by the organizers and addressed by the invited speakers during the workshop.
(Join the community and post your questions/comments here: [https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__plus.google.com_communities_102832228492942322585&d=CwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=pl0q1-EBkYNNj3knROyu3BT04YI_rh2U8UDR6ftu8Cs&s=PgswC21c6WUkgDe2gVdj4DdoYu1YumD0uLLGCuoQlEE&e= ].)

Submission Due: April 29, 2016
Acceptance Notification: May 20, 2016
Camera Ready Papers Due: June 3, 2016
Workshop: June 19, 2016

Enric Galceran (ETH Zurich), enricg at ethz.ch<mailto:enricg at ethz.ch>
Luca Carlone (MIT), lcarlone at mit.edu<mailto:lcarlone at mit.edu>
Gian Diego Tipaldi (University of Freiburg), tipaldi at cs.uni-freiburg.de<mailto:tipaldi at cs.uni-freiburg.de>
Liam Paull (MIT), lpaull at csail.mit.edu<mailto:lpaull at csail.mit.edu>
Andrea Censi (MIT), censi at mit.edu<mailto:censi at mit.edu>
Cesar Cadena (ETH Zurich), cesarc at ethz.ch<mailto:cesarc at ethz.ch>

Jason Stack, ONR Program Manager
John McDonald, Maynooth University
Yasir Latif, The University of Adelaide
Viorela Ila, Australian National University
Jeff Walls, University of Michigan
Alejandro Rituerto, The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
Andreas Geiger, Max Planck Institute
Sunando Sengupta, Vicon Motion Capture Systems
Pedro Pinies, University of Oxford
Davide Scaramuzza, University of Zurich
Lina M. Paz, University of Oxford

Please visit the workshop website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__rss16-2Drepresentations.mit.edu_&d=CwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=pl0q1-EBkYNNj3knROyu3BT04YI_rh2U8UDR6ftu8Cs&s=d_5IZ-nJWPAuw7BhiwY7gUZX4cWj7fFKyyt6x0CNa40&e= 
or contact the organizers (listed above).

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