Second Workshop on


Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics

Zürich - September 12th,2014 


in  conjunction with  

 European Conference on Computer Vision





call for papers and partecipations


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.

In addition, the interest in this research field has further recently increased due to the affordable fallouts of the technologies and methodologies involved in both traditional challenging related problems (such as monitoring of car drivers, behaviors analysis in surveillance contexts, …) and pioneering topics (such as customer behavior analysis, innovative sales strategies,…).

However, many problems remain open especially as regards to environment perception and interaction of these technological tools with people.

The goal of the workshop is then to give an overview of the state of the art of perception and interaction methodologies involved in this area with special attention to aspects related to computer vision and robotics.

In particular, the International Workshop on Computer Vision and Robotics subsidiaries (ACVR) aims to bring together researchers working on problems of robotics and vision related to developing 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
  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
  Scene Understanding
  Video summarization
  Visual Attention and Visual Saliency
  Egocentric and First-Person Vision

Submission and Revision

All submissions will be handled electronically via the conference’s CMT Website

The format for paper submission is the same as the ECCV main conference. 

Please refer to the following files for detailed formatting instructions.

eccv2014kit (ZIP file format)
eccv2014kit.tar (TAR GZ file format)
eccv2014submission (example PDF)

A complete paper should be submitted using the above templates, which are blind-submission review-formatted templates.

Additional information are available on the ECCV 2014 website

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

Proceeding and Journal Special Issue

Accepted papers will be published by Springer in the (post-conference) proceedings of the workshops.

Papers will be also put on the ECCV conference USB stick.

The authors of the accepted papers are invited to submit an extended version (at least 40+% different than the workshop versions) of their papers to the CVIU Special Issue on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics. The submission at the special Issue is open to all the research works in the field also if they haven't been appeared at ACVR 2014.   
See the call [link]


Each accepted paper must be covered by at least one author’s registration no later than the workshop paper camera-ready deadline. 

Detailed information about the registration procedure and fees are available at 

Registration of the paper can be made at Student rate if the author is a Student.  When registering a paper please use the paper ID provided by CMT, prefixed with “ws-22-” where “22” is the ACVR workshop ID ( e.g. ws-22-3456).

Papers with no registration will be excluded from the proceedings.


Workshop will take place at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology main building. Zurich has a guide public transportation model, as two thirds of the population are using public transportation, the whole city can be safely explored and most lines operate in seven minute intervals until nighttime. The night line network operates on weekends non-stop during the night with slightly longer intervals of 30 minutes.

ETH Main Building

Zurich can be easily reached from all international locations, for many with direct flights. A wide range of accommodation options will be made available (on the ECCV website) closer to the submission deadline. The swiss alps are within easy reach (2-4 hours by train, depending on destination).

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