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
Technology for Cognition
Automatic Emotional Hearing and Understanding
Activity Monitoring Systems
Safety and Security
Quality of Life Technologies
Mobile and Wearable Systems
Applications for the Visually Impaired
Applications for the Ageing Society
Datasets and Evaluation Procedures
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 https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/ACVR2014/.
The format for paper submission is the same as the ECCV main conference.
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 http://eccv2014.org/author-instructions/.
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.
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
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 http://eccv2014.org/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).