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CFP: BenCOS workshop with CVPR 2007 - Towards Benchmarking Automated Calibration, Orientation, and Surface Reconstruction from Images

               The second international ISPRS workshop

                             BenCOS 2007

       Towards Benchmarking Automated Calibration, Orientation,
                and Surface Reconstruction from Images

          held with IEEE CVPR 2007, Saturday, June 23, 2007

Subject Areas: 
Performance evaluation, surface reconstruction, multi-view stereo,
camera (self-) calibration, image orientation, motion/pose estimation.

Workshop webpage:

Call for Papers

We invite contributions on automatic methods for surface
reconstruction from images, multi-view stereo, camera (self-)
calibration, motion estimation, and related topics. We especially
encourage submissions of performance evaluations of such methods. 
Specific topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

* Algorithms for shape-from-X (stereo, motion, silhouettes, shading,
  focus, ...)
* Markerless sensor orientation methods (motion estimation, (self-)
  calibration, ...)
* Integration of surface reconstruction and sensor orientation methods
* Surface representations and dynamic surface models 
* Performance evaluation of reconstruction and orientation methods and
  surface models:
  - accuracy and reliability 
  - efficiency and versatility 
  - robustness in automation 
* Applications for remote sensing methods and close-range sensors 


Submission deadline:         Thu, March 1, 2007  
Notification of acceptance:  Mon, April 9, 2007  
Camera ready papers due:     Mon, April 23, 2007  
Workshop:                    Sat, June 23, 2007  

Submission policy:

Dual submissions with CVPR are explicitly allowed, with the
understanding that if the paper gets accepted to CVPR, it will
automatically be withdrawn from BenCOS. The CVPR rebuttal phase will
be in February, so authors will have the opportunity to submit a
(possibly revised) version of their CVPR submission to BenCOS after
seeing their CVPR reviews. Dual submissions with CVPR must be clearly
identified as such, and must include the CVPR paper number. In case
the BenCOS submission is different from CVPR submission, a list of
changes should be included (in case both version get reviewed by the
same person).

Workshop goals: 

1. To communicate new scientific results in the areas listed above;
2. To bring together researchers from the computer vision and
   photogrammetry communities; and
3. To establish benchmarks for orientation and surface reconstruction

Working towards the third goal, the workshop organizers will prepare
data sets with ground truth, which will be made available during early
2007. Researchers are invited to test and tune their algorithms on
this data. Shortly before the workshop a second round of different
test data (without ground truth) will be made available. Researchers
will have one day to run their algorithms on this data and submit
their results. The results will be evaluated (regarding completeness,
correctness and speed) during the workshop and one session will be
devoted to discussing the test and results.

Reviewing Process:

All papers will be subject to a double-blind review process by a
program committee of leading international researchers of the computer
vision and photogrammetry areas. Each paper will be reviewed by 3
members of the program committee. Based on these reviews, the workshop
organizers will decide on acceptance and presentation mode


Olaf Hellwich, Technische Universitt Berlin, Germany
Ilkka Niini, Oy Mapvision Ltd., Finland
Camillo Ressl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Daniel Scharstein, Middlebury College, USA
Peter Sturm, INRIA, France

Program Committee:

Niclas Brlin, Sweden 
Andrew Fitzgibbon, UK 
Wolfgang Frstner, Germany 
Armin Grn, Switzerland 
Henrik Haggrn, Finland 
Janne Heikkil, Finland 
Christian Heipke, Germany 
Heiko Hirschmller, Germany 
Karsten Jacobsen, Germany 
Olli Jokinen, Finland 
Reinhard Koch, Germany 
Kyros Kutulakos, Canada 
Yi Ma, USA 
Hans-Gerd Maas, Germany 
Helmut Mayer, Germany 
David Nistr, USA 
Norbert Pfeifer, Austria 
Marc Pollefeys, USA 
Fabio Remondino, Switzerland 
Richard Szeliski, USA 
Tieniu Tan, China 
Olga Veksler, Canada 
Bernhard Wrobel, Germany 

Workshop format:

* Invited plenary talk by Rick Szeliski 
* 2-3 sessions with about 8-10 oral presentations 
* A poster session 
* One demo session (open to anyone, i.e., not restricted to accepted
  papers) to discuss experiences with the provided test data
* One panel session on the topic of establishing benchmarks 

More information can be found on the workshop webpage at