[ros-users] Last Call for RSS 2013 Workshop on RGB-D: Advanced Reasoning with Depth Cameras

Hema Koppula hema at cs.cornell.edu
Thu May 2 15:42:31 UTC 2013

Workshop on RGB-D: Advanced Reasoning with Depth Cameras

June 27, 2013 @ Berlin, Germany (full day)

In conjunction with the Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) 2013.




The recent advances in RGB-D sensors, such as Kinect, have been
transforming robotics research and applications. There have been a
large number of research efforts in algorithms and application of
RGB-D perception for enabling robots to operate in unstructured
real-world environments. Some of the key challenges in this direction
are to understand humans and their environments, which is key for
robots to operate and perform various tasks in human environments. Our
workshop welcomes high-quality work on all topics related to robotics
and RGB-D. We will particularly promote and encourage contributions in
the direction of applying RGB-D perception to understand human
environments and activities, which enable robots to perform various
tasks such as detection, navigation, manipulation and observation in
human environments.

We encourage and welcome contributions over a wide range of topics and
in a variety of forms, on the use of RGB-D cameras in several areas of

Subjects of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Object, robot and people tracking
* Object recognition
* 3D Reconstruction
* Manipulation
* Navigation, localization, and exploration
* Algorithmic development
* Learning Algorithms
* Scene understanding and segmentation
* People and activity recognition
* Human-robot interaction
* Applications
* DEMO (see below)


John Leonard, MIT (confirmed)
Dieter Fox, University of Washington (confirmed)
Siddhartha Srinivasa (invited)
Nick Roy (invited)
Wolfram Burgard (invited)
Frank Dellaert (invited)
Alyosha Efros (invited)


Electronic submissions can be in the form of both extended abstracts
(2-3 pages) and full papers (up to 8 pages). They can be either a
presentation of work in progress or a summary of recent research
advances. Video supplemental materials are encouraged. Selected
contributions will be presented at the workshop as talks, spotlights
and/or posters. Accepted papers will not be archived.

Papers, abstracts and supplemental materials can be submitted at:


Note that the reviews will not be double blind -- please include the
authors and affiliations in your submission. And we are allowing
submissions up to 8 pages in length.

The submissions should be in the standard RSS format. Instructions and
templates (Latex and Word) can be found on the RSS 2013 website:


We encourage the submissions of live demos and working systems. A demo
submission should be in the format of an extended abstract with
recorded videos, under the DEMO category, separate from the main paper
if any. Given sufficient interests, a special demo session will be
organized at the workshop.


* Deadline for submissions: May 2nd, 2013
* Notification of acceptance: May 16th, 2013
* Workshop: June 27th, 2013


Ashutosh Saxena, Cornell University
Hema Koppula, Cornell University
Richard Newcombe, University of Washington
Xiaofeng Ren, Amazon

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