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[robotics-worldwide] CFP: 2nd RSS Workshop on RGB-D: Advanced Reasoning with Depth Cameras

Dieter Fox

CALL FOR PAPERS

2nd RSS Workshop on RGB-D: Advanced Reasoning with Depth Cameras

June 27, 2011 @ Los Angeles, CA, USA (full day)
In conjunction with RSS (Robotics: Science and Systems) 2011


--Workshop Website--

http://www.cs.washington.edu/ai/Mobile_Robotics/rgbd-workshop-2011/


--Workshop Motivation--

The arrival of Microsoft Kinect, with $150 a unit and 8 million sales in two
months, is leading a revolution across robotics research landscapes. Affordable
RGB-D cameras, with real-time synchronized color and dense depth, are to
dramatically improve and fundamentally change robots' capabilities to perceive
and interact with people and environments. We have been witnessing a fast
growth of RGB-D based research and applications from object recognition, 3D
modeling to manipulation and human-robot interaction.

Last year's RGB-D workshop at RSS successfully brought together experts from
multiple research fields with converging interests and discussed major RGB-D
opportunities and challenges in robotics. This year, the main purpose of this
workshop is to understand the scope and impact of the rapidly growing
RGB-D based research activities, to solicit and showcase in-progress
RGB-D based systems and applications, to clarify a research agenda for depth
camera perception, and to coordinate efforts across communities to lead the
emerging RGB-D revolution.


--Call for Contributions--

We encourage and welcome contributions over a wide range of topics and in a
variety of forms, on the use of RGB-D cameras in robotics and its connections
to related fields such as computer vision, graphics, and machine learning.

Subjects of interest include, but not limited to:

* 3D shape analysis and matching
* 3D reconstruction and modeling
* Object and articulated tracking
* Object recognition and pose estimation
* Mobile manipulation
* Navigation, mapping and localization
* Scene understanding and segmentation
* People and activity recognition
* Human-robot / human-computer interaction
* Teleoperation
* Sensor integration and fusion
* Empirical studies and benchmarks
* Applications
* DEMO (see below)

Electronic submissions can be in the form of both extended abstracts (1-2
pages) and full papers (up to 6 pages). They can be either a presentation of
work in progress or a summary of recent research advances. Video supplemental
materials are encouraged. Selected contributions will be presented at the
workshop as talks, spotlights and/or posters.

The submission site is now open at
https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/RGBD2011/

The submissions should be in the standard RSS format. Instructions and
templates (Latex and Word) can be found on the RSS 2011 website:
http://www.roboticsconference.org/authors.html

We encourage the submissions of live demos and working systems. A demo
submission should be in the format of an extended abstract with recorded
videos, under the DEMO category, separate from the main paper if any.
Given sufficient interests, a special demo session will be organized.


--Important Dates--

Submission site Open:           April 5, 2011
Submissions Due:                May 9, 2011
Decisions and Final Program:    May 30, 2011
Camera-Ready:                   June 13, 2011


--Confirmed Speakers--

Martial Hebert, Carnegie Mellon University
Johny Lee, Google


--Workshop Organizers--

Dieter Fox, University of Washington
Kurt Konolige, Willow Garage
Jana Kosecka, George Mason University
Xiaofeng Ren, Intel Labs Seattle


--Contact Information--

For submission-related questions, please contact the workshop organizers through CMT.

For general information, please contact:

Xiaofeng Ren
[hidden email]

Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

Phone: 1-206-543-2421
Fax:   1-206-543-2969








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