[robotics-worldwide] [meetings][CfP] ICRA 2019 Underwater Robotics Perception Workshop

Enrica Zereik enrica.zereik at cnr.it
Fri Mar 22 09:27:48 PDT 2019

Dear Colleagues,

you are kindly invited to participate and contribute to the ICRA 2019 
"Underwater Robotics Perception Workshop". Please find below all the 
required info.




1. The best paper award authors will receive one of the latest CV/AI 
development kits!

2. You can now register for workshop updates. Even if you are not able 
to attend you can still register to send questions to the speakers, vote 
for panel discussion topics, and get updates about the workshop content, 

Register Link: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_forms_Hz1QTEHunBds3Bym2&d=DwICbA&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=37MsM-oZasAcUIBrei89tGKsh-Om51cpCuENs5NNaPk&s=8ahz-qJ7hfTYnZ9UIVQlevK5PYLZHDtj8Tb3rJiTL-4&e=

ICRA 2019 Workshop



Date: May 24th (full day)

Location: Montreal, Canada


Workshop flyer:https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_451haB&d=DwICbA&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=37MsM-oZasAcUIBrei89tGKsh-Om51cpCuENs5NNaPk&s=-f8dHPqFGTRZ773zAxvWfjsLv5lSrwlH9g9jrhTt4oY&e=

Contact: a.gomezchavez at jacobs-university.de 
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April 1st: Submission deadline

April 15th: Notification of acceptance

May 6th: Camera ready paper

May 24th: Workshop (full-day)

Link to call for 



Authors are required to submit a 4-8 pages paper as PDF in the standard 
ICRA IEEE conference format. We encourage contributions of research 
papers describing early research on emerging topics and early results.



Submissions will be judged based on relevance to the workshop topics, 
technical quality, and novelty. Authors of accepted papers are expected 
to give a lightning talk (3 minutes) and to present a poster at the 
workshop. A number of papers will be selected for a 15 minutes oral 
presentation. All accepted papers will be available in the workshop 
website and the authors of the best paper will be awarded. Outstanding 
submissions will be invited for an Journal Special Issue on the 
conference topic; details will be announced in the following weeks.



Recently, there has been rapid progress in the development of Unmanned 
Underwater (UUVs) and Remote Operating Vehicles (ROVs); and marine 
robotics is expected to have a tremendous impact in the coming years not 
only in ocean exploration but also exploitation. The capability to 
perceive the working unstructured and dynamic environment is an 
essential step towards the development of effective and reliable robotic 
systems, able to work autonomously and react to external events. 
Numerous challenges arise while pursuing such objectives in underwater 
scenarios; contrary to its industrial counterpart, the environment 
cannot be controlled or tailored to suit an automation task i.e., 
lighting, object poses, etc.

For these reasons, this workshop aims to provide a broad and extremely 
interesting overview of the best practices to enable robust perception 
in underwater robots. Keynote talks from researchers and industry 
partners, with ample hands-on and field experience, will generate new 
ideas, collaborations and research interests. The main topics to be 
addressed in the workshop are mentioned next, but these do not prevent 
discussions and submitted papers from covering other related subjects.



* Object detection and recognition in different sensor domains (stereo 
vision, lasers, acoustic sensors i.e. sonars, multibeam).

* Image enhancement and distortion removal (dehazing, color correction).

* Sensor fusion and signal processing.

* Environment modeling (bathymetry, 3D representation and mapping, SLAM).

* Simulated environments and continuous system integration 
(hardware-in-the-loop, synthetic data generation, simulation to 
real-world transition).

* Deep learning practices and machine learning pipelines in any of the 
above topics.

* Heavily tested systems in field trials and best practices for 
deployment and data management.



* Prof. Andreas Birk- Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH

* Dr. Yogesh A. Girdhar - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

* Prof. Michael Kaess - CMU Robot Perception Lab

* Dr. Ayoung Kim - Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology 

* Prof. Pere Ridao - University of Girona, Underwater Robotics Research 
Center (CIRS)

* Katherine A. Skinner - University of Michigan, Robotics Institute

* Dr. Jakob Schwendner - Kraken Robotik GmbH

Visit the preliminary 



* Arturo Gomez Chavez- Research Associate - Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH

* Dr. Enrica Zereik - Italian National Research Council (CNR)

* Prof. Francesco Maurelli - Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH

* Christian A. Mueller - Research Associate - Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH

Enrica Zereik, Ph.D.
Robotics, Automation and Control Engineer & Researcher

Via De Marini 6, 16149 Genova, Italy
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