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IEEE IROS - Workshop on Smart CAmeras for roBoTic applications

4 Juin 2012

Catégorie : Conférence internationale

Call for paper IEEE IROS'12 Workshop - First Workshop on Smart CAmeras for roBOTic applications - Oct 2012


Smart cameras combine video sensing, processing, and communication on a single embedded platform. This approach has emerged thanks to a confluence of simultaneous advances in three key disciplines: computer vision, image sensors and embedded computing.

One of the major advantages of this kind of embedded system is that they are able to deal with a wide range of problems, presenting several advantages which can be categorized as:

  • Communication bottlenecks: embedded processing allows to reduce the data communication between sensors and the host system, avoiding the bottlenecks that frequently occur in real-time image processing.
  • Autonomous or Mobile devices: avoiding the use of a mainframe computer system, compact sizes (for unmanned aerial vehicles for example) and low power consumption can be obtained.
  • Active perception: for these applications, a high-speed feedback link between sensing and processing is fundamental
  • Camera networks: distributed processing using smart cameras have major advantages over centralized processing systems, since it avoids the transmission of large amounts of information. 

The motivation for SCaBot’12 is to bring together researchers working on Smart camera. An half day workshop provides a unique opportunity to get to know the work and the people researching in the field, and allow a fruitful exchange of ideas. In the above abstract the scientific motivation is already stated.
Submissions in all areas of smart camera, embedded vision, architecture for perception in robotic context are welcome. Key areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Embedded architecture for perception in robotic field
  • Architectures for image understanding, sound recognition, and other senses
  • Signal and image processing architectures
  • Configurable and FPGA-based perception architectures
  • Smart sensors and sensor fusion in robotics (navigation, exploration,…)
  • Distributed processing for perception systems
  • Languages, software environments and programming tools
  • Vision and multi sensor perception
  • Architectures and protocols for camera networks
  • Embedded vision programming
  • Embedded use of perception systems

Papers submissions are due on 9 July. All submissions should be in PDF format using the IROS template. Papers should be 4-6 pages in length, optionally accompanied by a video. All submissions will be reviewed for relevance to the topic of the workshop as well as scientific merit.

Important dates

9 July, 2012: Paper submissions
20 August, 2012 : Acceptance notification
30 August, 2012: Final submission of accepted papers
11 October, 2012: Workshop date


François BERRY
Institut Pascal - DREAM
24 avenue des Landais, 
63177 Aubière, France
Phone: +33 (0)4 73 40 72 52
Dominique GINHAC
LE2I UMR 6306 - Universite de Bourgogne
Avenue Alain Savary
21000 Dijon, France
Phone : +33 (0)3 80 39 38 86