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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: OMNIVIS'2007, the 7th Workshop on Omnidirectional Vision, Camera Networks, and Non-Classical Cameras


Call for Papers 

                             OMNIVIS 2007




We are pleased to announce OMNIVIS'2007, the Seventh Workshop on
Omnidirectional Vision, Camera Networks and Non-classical Cameras,
to be held on October 20th in conjunction with ICCV 2007 in Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil. The OMNIVIS'2007 Workshop continues a series of
workshops started in 2000. The aim of the workshop is to bring together
researchers interested in networked, distributed, and omnidirectional

Contributions are sought on new and original research on any aspect
of omnidirectional vision and camera networks, including novel sensor
design, panoramic vision applications, and scalable algorithms for
large-scale camera networks. All papers will be subject to a double-blind
review process which will be carried out by a Program Committee of
leading international researchers.

In addition to a focus on any aspect of omnidirectional cameras or
non-classical cameras, contributions are sought for new and original
research on problems associated with large-scale networks of cameras.
Low-powered camera chips, advances in wireless technology and
longer-life batteries will allow for deployment of networks of
wireless camera nodes for surveillance, tele-immersion, environmental
modeling, entertainment and for use in exploration by teams of
persons or robots with mounted cameras.  Success has been made in the
field of sensor networks for comparatively low-bandwidth sensors,
however, scaling up to the bandwidth required by imagery sources is
not yet solved.  Furthermore, many of the problems faced in the
wireless setting are still open for large-scale, wired camera

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
  * Omnidirectional cameras
    - calibration
    - structure-from-motion
    - visual servoing
    - image processing
    - applications
  * Non-classical sensors
    - algorithms and calibration
    - novel, application-tailored designs
  * Large- (>1000) and medium-scale (10-1000) camera networks
    - decentralized algorithms robust to node failures
    - continuous calibration, e.g., of non-stationary camera networks
    - camera deployment and distributed calibration
    - applications: surveillance, tele-immersion, intelligent environments

For more information see the OMNIVIS 2007 website:


Important Dates (tentative):

  Submission deadline:        June     29, 2007
  Reviews due:		     July     16, 2007
  Notification of acceptance: July     20, 2007
  Camera ready:               July     27, 2007
  Workshop date:              October  20, 2007


  Joao P. Barreto
  University of Coimbra, Portugal.
  (jpbar AT deec.uc.pt)

  Tomas Pajdla,
  Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic.
  (pajdla AT cmp.felk.cvut.cz)

  Akihiro Sugimoto,
  National Institute of Informatics, Japan.
  (sugimoto AT nii.ac.jp)

Program Committee:

  Helder Araujo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  Edmond Boyer, INRIA Rhone-Aples, France
  Kostas Daniilidis, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  Christopher Geyer, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  Andrew Hicks, Drexel University, USA
  Yoshinari Kameda, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  Hajime Nagahara, Osaka University, Japan
  Shree Nayar, Columbia University, USA
  Shmuel Peleg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  Marc Pollefeys, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  Patrick Rives,  INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
  Peter Sturm, INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France
  Tomas Svoboda, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic.
  Rahul Swaminathan, Deutsch Telekom, Germany.
  Gabriel Taubin, Brown University, USA
  Yasushi Yagi, Osaka University, Japan.
  Xianghua Ying, Peking University, China
  Naokazu Yokoya, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Submission Policy:

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

Submission Format:

  The OMNIVIS proceedings will be published by IEEE together with
the ICCV proceedings. Therefore the submission must follow the
IEEE format.For each accepted paper it will be allocated 6 pages
in the proceedings, with the option of purchasing up to 2 extra
pages for 0 per page.

Papers will be reviewed double-blind and therefore submitted
papers should be strictly anonymous; reviewers should not be
able to infer author's identity from the article.