International Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics (ACVR 2019) Call for Papers

ICCV 2019 - 7th International Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision
and Robotics (ACVR 2019)

Seoul- Korea - Monday Oct. 28, 2019

In conjunction with ICCV 2019 - International Conference on Computer

Workshop Website:

Important DATES
Full Paper Submission: July 1st, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: July 31st, 2019
Camera-Ready Paper Due: August 15th, 2019

*In case of rejection from ICCV, authors can submit their work to the
ACVR workshop by July 26th, 2019. Authors should address all ICCV
reviewers' comments in the submitted paper and submit the ICCV reviews
as supplementary material. Authors should contact to perform the submission.

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. The rapid progress in the development
of integrated micro-mechatronic and computer vision has further
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 behaviour
analysis). However, many problems remain open especially as regards
environment perception and interaction of these technological tools
with people. To address the open challenges, it is becoming
increasingly common the use of deep learning approaches that have been
exploited either to improve performance in the computer vision and
robotics tasks, i.e. by inheriting the knowledge from the theoretic
and methodological literature, or to make significant change to the
assistive framework itself. In addition to deep learning, new learning
paradigms (e.g., Generative Adversarial Networks) are radically
changing this strategic research sector.
The main scope of ACVR 2019 is then 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
areas 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
Visual Attention and Visual Saliency
Smart Environments
Safety and Security
Ambient Assistive Living
Privacy preserving systems
Robot assistants
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
Autonomous Driving
Driver Assistance Systems
Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) for Assistive Systems
"Trust" and Assistive Systems
Mobility in "Smart" cities
Multi-modal Human-Centered Systems
Dima Damen
Associate Professor (Reader) at the Department of Computer Science,
Visual Information Laboratory, University of Bristol.
Web page:
Fiora Pirri
Professor of Computer Science at Dipartimento di Ingegneria
Informatica, Automatica e Gestionale, Sapienza, Università di Roma
Web page:
All submissions will be handled electronically via the conference’s
CMT Website:
The format for paper submission is the same as the ICCV 2019 main
conference. Please refer to ICCV 2019 author guidelines available at
Specific instructions and guidelines for the ACVR workshop will be
available soon in the workshop 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.
The paper length should match that intended for final publication.
Papers are limited to eight pages, including figures and tables, in
the ICCV style. Additional pages containing only cited references are
Papers that are not properly anonymized, or do not use the template,
or have more than eight pages (excluding references) will be rejected
without review.
Authors may optionally submit additional material that was ready at
the time of paper submission but could not be included due to
constraints of format or space.
he authors should refer to the contents of the supplementary material
appropriately in the paper. Reviewers will be encouraged to look at
it, but are not obligated to do so.
Supplementary material may include videos, proofs, additional figures
or tables, more detailed analysis of experiments presented in the
All supplementary material must be self-contained and zipped into a
single file.
Submission Deadline: June 15th, 2019
Giovanni Maria Farinella, University of Catania, IT
Marco Leo, CNR-Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems,
Gerard G. Medioni, University of Southern California, US
Mohan Trivedi, University of California San Diego, US
CVPL - Associazione Italiana in Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition
and Machine Learning