Call for papers

Today, computer vision plays a key role in vehicle technology research. Applications like obstacle detection, tracking, visual odometry, night vision or trajectory planning are shared by advanced driver assistance systems on Earth as well as by exploratory robotics in distant planets.

The goal of CVVT2011 workshop, to be hosted in ICCV 2011, is to get together researchers in Computer Vision for automotive and unmanned aerial systems, underwater and planetary exploration as well as robotics, in order to and promote development and spreading of new ideas and results across the fields. The expected topics to be addressed in the workshop include, but are not limited to:
  • Autonomous navigation and exploration
  • Advanced driving assistance systems
  • Driver-vehicle advanced interfaces and driver monitoring
  • On-board calibration of multi-camera acquisition systems (stereo rig, multimodal, networks)
  • Systems for underwater vehicles and robots
  • Unmanned aerial systems
This workshop follows the first CVVT2010 workshop organized at the ACCV 2010, which attracted the attention of 50 registered participants and 10 oral presentations.
General photos and invited speaker

Workshop assistants

Organizers and best paper
S.K. Gehrig receiving the Best paper award Organizers A. López, A. Imiya
and S.K. Gehrig (best paper)
Organizers D. Gerónimo, A. López and A. Imiya
Best Paper Award
The CVVT2011 awarded the best paper of the workshop with 500€, voted by the program committee, to the paper

"A Real-Time Multi-Cue Framework for Determining Optical Flow Confidence"
by Stefan K. Gehrig and Timo Scharwächter
PRoVisG Mars 3D Challenge
The workshop will host the presentation of the results and will announce the winner of the PRoVisG Mars 3D Challenge, which will evaluate the state of the art computer vision and photogrammetric technology in the task of reconstructing the camera trajectories and a 3D map of Mars landscape observed by the Mars Exploration Rovers.
Organizing Commitee
General Chairs
Atsushi Imiya (IMIT, Chiba University, Japan)
Antonio M. López (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Computer Vision Center, Spain)

Program and Area Chairs
Theo Gevers (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Urbano Nunes (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Dariu M. Gavrila (Daimler AG and University of Amsterdam, Germany)
Steven Beauchemin (University of Western Ontario, Canada)

PRoVisG Mars 3D Challenge Chair
Tomas Pajdla (The Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)

Website, Submissions and Sponsors Chair
David Gerónimo (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Computer Vision Center, Spain)
Program Committee
Hanno Ackermann (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany)
José M. Álvarez (New York University and Computer Vision Center, Spain)
Joao Pedro Barreto (Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal)
Pascual Campoy (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Roland Chapuis (Clermont Université, France)
Arturo de la Escalera (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
Arne Ehkers (Leibniz University, Germany)
Armagan Elibol (Yildiz Technical University, Turkey)
Markus Enzweiler (Daimler AG, Germany)
Rafael García (Universitat de Girona, Spain)
Thorsten Graf (Volkswagen Electronics AG, Germany)
Paolo Grisleri (Universita di Parma/VisLab, Italy)
Shaojun He (The Ohio State University, United States)
Arianne Herbulot (LAAS-CNRS and Université Paul Sabatier, France)
Yousun Kang (Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan)
Lars Krüger (Daimler AG, Germany)
Norbert Krüger (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Yann LeCun (New York University, USA)
Bastian Leibe (Aachen University, Germany)
Frédéric Lerasle (LAAS-CNRS and Université Paul Sabatier, France)
Rongxing Li (The Ohio State University, USA)
Ivan Maza (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)
Yoshito Mekada (Nagoya University, Japan)
Hiroshi Murase (Nagoya University, Japan)
Lazaros Nalpantidis (Democritus University of Thrace, Greece)
Sergiu Nedevschi (Technical University of Cluh-Napoca, Romania)
Gerhard Paar (Joanneum Research in Graz, Austria)
Gonzalo Pajares (Universidad Complutense de Madrdid, Spain)
Daniel Ponsa (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Computer Vision Center, Spain)
Fatih Porikli (MERL Mitsubishi, USA)
Raul Rojas (Free University of Berlin, Germany)
Bodo Rosenhahn (University Hannover, Germany)
Vitor Santos (Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal)
Jun Sato (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)
Joan Serrat (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Computer Vision Center, Spain)
Hanumant Singh (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)
Patrick Sudowe (Aachen University, Germany)
Akihiko Torii (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Mohan Trivedi (University of California San Diego, USA)
Tobi Vaudrey (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Lester Waugh(Astrium Ltd, United Kingdom)
Mark Woods (SCISYS, United Kingdom)
The workshop will last a full day, with 20 minutes presentations and a poster session. Download the detailed program here and the pocket program of the conference here.

09:10Invited talk by Tomas Pajdla: "PRoVisG MARS 3D Challenge"
  • "SPARTAN System: Towards a Low-Cost and High-Performance Vision Architecture for Space Exploratory Rovers", I. Kostavelis et al.
10:00Coffee Break
10:30 Orals:
  • "Direct Iterative Closest Point for Real-time Visual Odometry", T. Tykkälä et al.
  • "A Framework for Global Vehicle Localization Using Stereo Images and Satellite and Road Maps", T. Senlet et al.
  • "Stereo estimation of depth along virtual cut planes", M. Antunes et al.
  • "Showing Vehicles at Blind Corners from Mixed-Dimensional Multi-View Geometry", K. Noba et al.
  • "Stixels estimation without depth map computation", R. Benenson et al.
  • "A Real-Time Multi-Cue Framework for Determining Optical Flow Confidence", S.K. Gehrig et al.
  • "A Confidence Measure for Assessing Optical Flow Accuracy in the Absence of Ground Truth", P. Márquez et al.
  • "Unsupervised Sub-categorization for Object Detection: Finding Cars from a Driving Vehicle", R.G.J. Winjnhoven et al.
  • "Learning Multi-Lane Trajectories using Vehicle-Based Vision", S. Sivaraman et al.
16:15Posters spotlighs
16:30Coffee Break
  • "Automatic real-time FACS-coder to anonymise drivers in eye tracker videos", Selpi et al.
  • "Illumination-Free Gaze Estimation Method for First-Person Vision Wearable Device", A. Tsukada et al.
  • "Monocular Camera Trajectory Optimization using LiDAR Data", C. Bodensteiner et al.
  • "Contrast restoration of road images taken in foggy weather", H. Halmaoui et al.
  • "Constrained UAV Mission Planning: A Comparison of Approaches", S. Leary et al.
18:15Best paper announcement and Closing
Important Dates
Call for papers:16th May 2011
Submissions open:1st June 2011
Submissions deadline: Extended to 25th July, 23:59 UTC
Author notification:21th August 2011
Camera-ready papers:2nd September 2011, 23:59 UTC
Workshop: 13th November 2011

Submission Style
You can refer to ICCV workshops website for instructions regarding submission. The papers can be up to 8 pages in length using any of the following templates: Please login to CVVT2011 submissions site to upload your manuscripts. Finally, have in mind that in order to appear in the proceedings, at least one of the the authors must subscribe to the workshop and present the work in the oral/poster session.

Submission Policy
The review process is double blind as to fit with the ICCV double submission policy. Double submission is allowed with ICCV main conference only. If your paper is submitted to ICCV main conference, please add your paper ID of the ICCV main conference. If a paper is accepted to ICCV main conference, the paper cannot be published both at the ICCV and the workshop. If reviews from the ICCV submission exist, these should be taken into account in the review process of the workshop.