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ACVR 2015 : ICCV Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics


When Dec 11, 2015 - Dec 18, 2015
Where Santiago, Chile
Submission Deadline Sep 15, 2015
Notification Due Oct 1, 2015
Final Version Due Oct 10, 2015
Categories    computer vision   robotics   assistive technologies

Call For Papers

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 scientific progress, this scientific area seems to be mature for new research and application breakthroughs. The rapid progress in the development of integrated micro-mechatronic and computer vision tools has boosted this process.

The interest in this applied field is increasing due to the possibility to exploit advanced technologies coming from the results for 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 to environment perception and interaction of these technological tools with people.

The main scope of ACVR 2015 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 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.

Papers are solicited in, but not limited to, the following TOPICS:

* Augmented 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
* Quality of Life Technologies
* Navigation Systems
* Sensory Substitution
* Mobile and Wearable Systems
* Applications for the Visually Impaired
* Applications for the Ageing Society
* Datasets and Evaluation Procedures
* Personalised Monitoring
* Video summarization
* Egocentric and First-Person Vision
* Food Understanding
* Applications to improve health and wellbeing of children and elderly


Ashutosh Saxena, Standford University, USA

One more speaker will be announced soon.


All submissions will be handled electronically via the conference’s CMT Website. More information is coming soon. Submissions should conform to the ICCV 2015 proceedings style. Please follow instructions on the ICCV 2015 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.

Submission Deadline: 15th September 2015


The authors of the accepted papers could be invited to submit an extended version (at least 40+% different than the workshop versions) of their papers to a Journal Special Issue (with open call and peer review). More information will be soon available.


- Giovanni Maria Farinella, University of Catania, IT
- Marco Leo, CNR-Institute of Optics, IT
- Gerard G. Medioni, University of Southern California, US
- Mohan Trivedi, University of California San Diego, US


Salvatore Anzalone, University Pierre et Marie Curie Paris, FR
Stefania Bandini, University of Milan, IT
Sebastiano Battiato, University of Catania, IT
Serge J. Belongie, University of California, US
Bir Bhanu, University of California, US
Anil Anthony Bharath, Imperial College of London, UK
Alessandro Capra, STMicroelectronics, IT
Sarah A. Cassidy, University of Cambridge, UK
Andrea Cavallaro, Queen Mary University, UK
Antonio Chella, University of Palermo, IT
Donald Chiarulli, University of Pittsburgh, US
Roberto Cipolla, University of Cambridge, UK
Francesca Cordella, University of Naples, IT
James Coughlan, Smith-Kettlewell Institute, US
Donato Di Paola, Institute of Intelligent Systems, IT
Cem Direkoglu, Middle East Technical University, CY
Cosimo Distante, Institute of Optics, IT
Antonino Furnari, University of Catania, IT
Kristen Grauman, University of Texas Austin, US
Zakia Hammal, Carnegie Mellon University, US
Giovanni Indiveri, University of Salento, IT
Takeo Kanade, Carnegie Mellon University, US
Rui Li, University of Rochester, US
Liliana Lo Presti, University of Palermo, IT
Jiebo Luo, University of Rochester, US
Jiebo Luo, University of Rochester, US
Danilo P. Mandic, Imperial College of London, UK
Roberto Manduchi, University of California-SC, US
Inaba Masayuki, University of Tokyo, JP
Maja Mataric, University of Southern California, US
Pier Luigi Mazzeo, Institute of Optics, IT
Markos Mentzelopoulos, University of Westminster, UK
Ruggero Micheletto, Yokohama City University, JP
Annalisa Milella, Institute of Intelligent Systems, IT
Stavroula Mougiakakou, University of Bern, CH
Maja Pantic, Imperial College of London, UK
Eli Peli, Harvard Medical School, US
Giovanni Pioggia, Institute of Clinical Physiology, IT
James M. Rehg, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
Mikel Rodriguez, MITRE, US
Silvio Savarese, University of Michigan, US
Davide Scaramuzza, University of Zurich, CH
Amnon Shashua, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, IL
Nikhil Somani, Technische Universität München, DE
Paolo Spagnolo, Institute of Optics, IT
Bjorn Stenger, Toshiba Research Europe, UK
Giuseppe Vizzari, University of Milano-Bicocca, IT
Jamie Ward, University of Sussex, UK
Yonatan Wexler, OrCam, IL
Guang-Zhong Yang, Imperial College London, UK
Zhigang Zhu, City College of New York, US
Andrew Ziegler, Georgia Tech, US


Toshiba Research Europe Ltd


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