Satellite Workshops

SW1. II Congreso XoveTIC. Talento científico en Galicia
SW2. Signal Processing Computer vision and Deep Learning for Autonomous Systems

 

Date: Friday, September 6th
Time: 13:30 – 19:00
Location: PALEXCO, A Coruña

 

Technical Program

13:30-14:20 Keynote Talk: Robot 6DoF localization and mapping Prof. José Ramiro Martínez-de Dios (University of Seville, Spain)

Abstract: Robot localization is a fundamental functionality for autonomous navigation. This talk will survey the principles, main existing methods, last advances and challenges in robot 6DoF localization, and its dual problem mapping, for GNSS-denied environments

 

14:20-16:20 Session 1: Computer Vision, Signal Processing and Deep Learning for Autonomous Systems Chair: Ioannis Pitas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Automatic Flower Detection and Classification System Using a Light-Weight Convolutional Neural Network Johanna Ärje (Tampere University & Aarhus University, Finland); Dimitrios Milioris (Nokia Bell Labs & MIT, USA); Dat Thanh Tran (Tampere University of Technology, Finland); Jane Jepsen (Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Norway); Jenni Raitoharju (Tampere University, Finland); Moncef Gabbouj (Tampere University of Technology, Finland); Alexandros Iosifidis and Toke Hoye (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Potential UAV Landing Sites Detection Through Digital Elevation Models Analysis Efstratios Kakaletsis and Nikos Nikolaidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Fast and Lightweight Person Detector for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Lucas Steinmann and Lars Sommer (Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany); Arne Schumann (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany); Jürgen Beyerer (Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany)

Gimbal Control for Vision-based Target Tracking Rita Cunha, Miguel Malaca and Vasco Gama Caldas Sampaio (Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal); Bruno J. N. Guerreiro (NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT/UNL) & Institute for System and Robotics, Portugal); Paraskevi Nousi, Ioannis Mademlis, Anastasios Tefas and Ioannis Pitas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Drone Infrared Video Coding Using Virtual View Generated from Iteratively Constructed Aerial Map and Historical Data Evgeny Belyaev (ITMO University, Russia); Soren Forchhammer (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)

Detecting Right Whales from Autonomous Surface Vehicles Using RNNs and CNNs Will Vickers, Ben Milner and Jason Lines (University of East Anglia, United Kingdom); Robert Lee (Gardline Geosurvey Limited, United Kingdom)

Leakage Detection in District Heating Systems Using UAV IR Images: Comparing Convolutional Neural Network and ML Classifiers Kabir Hossain and Soren Forchhammer (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark); Frederik Villebro (Dronesystem, Denmark)

 

16:20-16:40 Coffee Break

 

16:40-19:00 Session 2: Signal Processing, Planning and Control for Autonomous Systems Chair: TBD

Environment Capture and Simulation for UAV Cinematography Planning and Training Stephen Boyle, Matt Newton, Fan Zhang and David Bull (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)

Surface Type Classification for Autonomous Robot Indoor Navigation Francesco Lomio, Erjon Skenderi and Damoon Mohamadi (Tampere University, Finland); Jussi Collin (Tampere University of Technology, Finland); Reza Ghabcheloo (Tampere University, Finland); Heikki Huttunen (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

GNSS-based Localization for Autonomous Vehicles: Prospects and Challenges Xing Liu (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia); Tarig Ballal (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia); Tareq Y. Al-Naffouri (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, USA)

Vehicle Path Optimization for Angle-Of-Arrival Localization John L McGuire, Kutluyıl Doğançay, Yee Wei Law and Javaan S Chahl (University of South Australia, Australia)

A Multiple-UAV Software Architecture for Autonomous Media Production Ioannis Mademlis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece); Arturo Torres-González and Jesus Capitan (University of Seville, Spain); Rita Cunha (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal); Bruno J. N. Guerreiro (NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT/UNL) & Institute for System and Robotics, Portugal); Alberto Messina and Fulvio Negro (Radiotelevisiona Italiana (RAI), Italy); Cedric Le Barz and Tiago Goncalves (THALES, France); Anastasios Tefas, Nikos Nikolaidis and Ioannis Pitas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Distributed Mission Execution for Aerial Cinematography with Multiple Drones Arturo Torres-González and Alfonso Alcántara (University of Seville, Spain); Vasco Gama Caldas Sampaio (Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal); Jesus Capitan (University of Seville, Spain); Bruno J. N. Guerreiro (NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT/UNL) & Institute for System and Robotics, Portugal); Rita Cunha (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal); Anibal Ollero (University of Seville, Spain)

Communications for Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Fleets in Outdoor Cinematography Applications Ioannis Mademlis and Paraskevi Nousi (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece); Cedric Le Barz and Tiago Goncalves (THALES, France); Ioannis Pitas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Key Ingredients of Self-Driving Cars Rui Fan and Jianhao Jiao (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong); Haoyang Ye and Yang Yu (HKUST, Hong Kong); Ioannis Pitas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece); Ming Liu (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)

 

 

Workshop Summary

During the last years we are witnessing a constantly increasing use and interest for Autonomous Systems (AS) such as UAVs, humanoid robots, cars, marine and underwater vessels, etc. This is due to their numerous applications in transport, surveillance, mapping, manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture, infrastructure inspection, cinematography etc. Successful deployment of autonomous systems involves tackling a number of interesting and challenging topics such as AS localization, planning, action and mapping, analysis of visual data coming from AS sensors for human centric or environment active perception and cognition, privacy protection technologies in AS data, 3D data (e.g. LIDAR) processing and analysis, communication issues for AS, sensor fusion, multimodal interfaces etc. These tasks can be addressed by using several methodologies from the areas of signal/image/video processing and analysis, computer vision and machine learning (including deep learning) provided that they respect several constraints and limitations inherent to AS, such as real-time operation, limited available computing resources on board the AS, need for robustness in real-life scenarios etc. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers, engineers and computer scientists working in the areas of signal/image/video processing and analysis, computer vision, and machine learning for AS to present and discuss recent developments and trends in this exciting area.

The workshop will consist of 2-3 invited talks by prominent researchers and oral presentations featuring research papers. The workshop is technically sponsored by the H2020 Project MULTIDRONE (www.multidrone.eu).

 

 

Paper Topics

Papers describing novel work are solicited in the following areas (non-exhaustive list):

  • Signal/image/video processing and analysis for autonomous systems
  • Machine learning for autonomous systems
  • Deep learning for autonomous systems
  • Computer vision for autonomous systems
  • Human centric active perception and cognition for autonomous systems (person/face/body part detection/recognition and pose estimation, person/face/body part tracking, human activity recognition, social signal -facial expressions, gestures etc- analysis and recognition, speech and biosignals analysis and recognition)
  • Environment active perception and cognition for autonomous systems (object detection/recognition and semantic scene segmentation and understanding, 2D/3D object tracking, 3D scene reconstruction, sensor information fusion)
  • Autonomous systems localization, planning, navigation, action and control
  • Embedded computing approaches for processing (computer vision, deep learning, etc) on autonomous systems
  • Intelligent cinematography using drones and other autonomous systems
  • Signal processing, computer vision and deep learning for autonomous systems safety (obstacle detection and avoidance, drone landing site detection, crowd and pedestrian detection and localization, road sign/lane detection/recognition etc)
  • Privacy protection and compliance to ethics regulations
  • Robust and secure mobile communications for autonomous systems
  • Signal enhancement, compression and transmission for autonomous systems

 

 

Important Dates

  • Full Paper Submission: April 30, 2019 May 13, 2019
  • Notification of Paper Acceptance: May 24, 2019 June 4, 2019
  • Camera Ready Papers: June 7, 2019 June 18, 2019
  • Workshop: September 6, 2019

 

 

Registration

Workshop attendance requires a separate registration, i.e., it is not covered by the registration in the main conference (EUSIPCO 2019). Individuals that wish to attend only the workshop and not EUSIPCO 2019 can do so. Registration rates (for non-authors) are 25 Euros (regular) and 10 Euros (student). Workshop registration includes admission to the workshop sessions and coffee break. Workshop proceedings will be included along with the EUSIPCO proceedings (USB key).

To register please visit:

https://www.rc.auth.gr/Conference/Details/83

 

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Should you need assistance or additional information please do not hesitate to contact the workshop chairs at nnik@csd.auth.gr or tefas@csd.auth.gr

 

 

Workshop Organizers

 

 

Workshop Technical Program Committee

  • Anibal Ollero, University of Seville, Spain
  • Ioannis Pitas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • David Bull, University of Bristol, UK
  • Alberto Messina, RAI, Italy
  • Joao Costeira, IST, Portugal
  • Jesus Capitan, University of Seville, Spain
  • Rita Cunha, IST, Portugal

 

 

Endorsement

This EUSIPCO satellite workshop is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) and endorsed by the IEEE SPS Autonomous Systems Initiative (ASI)

 

Information

For additional information regarding the workshop please contact one of the workshop organizers Nikos Nikolaidis (nnik@csd.auth.gr and Anastasios Tefas(tefas@csd.auth.gr)

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