Satellite Workshops

W1. II Congreso XoveTIC. Talento científico en Galicia
W2. Signal Processing Computer vision and Deep Learning for Autonomous Systems


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 (


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 May 31, 2019
  • Camera Ready Papers: June 7, 2019 June 14, 2019
  • Workshop: September 6, 2019


Submission and Review Procedure

Prospective authors shall submit their papers using EDAS ( ). Papers should adhere to the main conference guidelines to be considered and, eventually, be published in the proceedings. For more details please visit All papers will go through a peer review process. Workshop proceedings will be handled by EURASIP and will be publicly available through the repository of EURASIP.


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



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)


For additional information regarding the workshop please contact one of the workshop organizers Nikos Nikolaidis ( and Anastasios Tefas(