ICCV International Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics (ACVR) 2017 Call for Papers

ICCV International Workshop on 
Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics (ACVR) 2017
Venice, Italy - 28 October 2017
In conjunction with ICCV 2017

Web: http://iplab.dmi.unict.it/acvr2017/
Contact: ACVR.workshop@gmail.com


Full Paper Submission: June 15th, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: July 31th, 2017
Camera-Ready Paper Due: August 31th, 2017


In the last decades, there has been a tremendous increase in demand
for assistive technologies useful to overcome functional limitations
of individuals. Novel tools have been successfully commercialised
bringing the Computer Vision and Robotics research from theory to
applications and then to market.

Assistive technologies provide a set of advanced tools that can
improve the quality of life not only for disabled, patients and
elderly but also for healthy people struggling with everyday
actions. After a period of slow but steady progress, this scientific
area seems to be mature for new research and application

The rapid progress in the development of integrated micro-mechatronic
and computer vision has boosted this process. The interest in this
applied field is increasing due to the possibility to exploit advanced
technologies coming from the results of traditional problems in
Computer Vision (such as face analysis, tracking, detection and
recognition, human behaviors analysis). However, many problems remain
still open especially as regards environment perception and
interaction of these technological tools with people.

The main scope of ACVR2017 is to bring together researchers from the
diverse fields of engineering, computer science, social and
bio-medical science who investigate in the context of Computer Vision
and Robotics in order to discuss the current and next generation of
Assistive Technologies.

The researchers will present their latest progress and discuss novel
ideas in the field. Besides the technologies used, emphasis will be
given to the precise problem definition, the available benchmark
databases, the need of evaluation protocols and procedures in the
context of Assistive Technologies.

Research papers are solicited in, but not limited to, the following
area topics:

* Augmentative and Alternative Communication
* Human - Robot Interaction
* Mobility Aids
* Rehabilitation Aids
* Home Healthcare
* Technology for Cognition
* Automatic Emotional Hearing and Understanding
* Activity Monitoring Systems
* Manipulation Aids
* Scene Understanding
* Life-logging
* Visual Attention and Visual Saliency
* Smart Environments
* Safety and Security
* Ambient Assistive Living
* Quality of Life Technologies
* Navigation Systems
* Sensory Substitution
* Mobile and Wearable Systems
* Applications for the Visually Impaired
* Sign language recognition and applications for hearing impaired
* Applications for the Ageing Society
* Datasets and Evaluation Procedures
* Personalised Monitoring
* Video summarization
* Egocentric and First-Person Vision
* Applications to improve health and wellbeing of children and elderly
* Food Understanding
* Robotic Vision


Kris Kitani, Carnegie Mellon University, US
Home Page: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~kkitani/
Talk Title: Assistive Technologies for Navigating the Blind
Abstract: http://iplab.dmi.unict.it/acvr2017/?page=invited-speakers

Barbara Caputo, University of Rome La Sapienza, IT
Home Page: http://www.idiap.ch/~bcaputo/
Talk Title: RoboExNovo: Robots learning about objects from externalized knowledge sources
Abstract: http://iplab.dmi.unict.it/acvr2017/?page=invited-speakers


All submissions will be handled electronically via the conference?s
CMT Website (https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ACVR2017).

The format for paper submission is the same as the ICCV main
conference. More info will be soon available on the ACVR website.

ACVR reviewing will be double-blind. Each submission will be reviewed
by at least three reviewers for originality, significance, clarity,
soundness, relevance and technical contents.

Papers that are not blind, or do not use the template, or have more
than 14 pages (excluding references) will be rejected without review.

Submission Deadline: June 15th, 2017


The authors of the accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended version (at least 40+% different than the workshop versions) of their papers to the Special Issue on Learning and Recognition for Assisted Computer vision special issue of the Pattern Recognition Letters Journal:

See call: http://www.dmi.unict.it/farinella/CFP_PRL_LR4ACV.pdf


Giovanni Maria Farinella, University of Catania, IT

Marco Leo, CNR-Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems, IT

Gerard G. Medioni, University of Southern California, US

Mohan Trivedi, University of California San Diego, US


GIRPR - Gruppo Italiano Ricercatori in Pattern Recognition



Toshiba Research Europe Ltd


Email: ACVR.workshop@gmail.com
Website: http://iplab.dmi.unict.it/acvr2017