Al-Rifaie on BBC

AISB Committee member and Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, Dr Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie was interviewed by the BBC (in Farsi) along with his colleague Mohammad Ali Javaheri Javid on the 6 November 2014. He was a...


Read More...

Rose wins the Loebne...

After 2 hours of judging at Bletchley Park, 'Rose' by Bruce Wilcox was declared the winner of the Loebner Prize 2014, held in conjunction with the AISB.  The event was well attended, film live by Sky News and the special guest jud...


Read More...

AISB Convention 2015

The AISB Convention is an annual conference covering the range of AI and Cognitive Science, organised by the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour. The 2015 Convention will be held at the Uni...


Read More...

Yasemin Erden on BBC

AISB Committee member, and Philosophy Programme Director and Lecturer, Dr Yasemin J. Erden interviewed for the BBC on 29 October 2013. Speaking on the Today programme for BBC Radio 4, as well as the Business Report for BBC world N...


Read More...

Mark Bishop on BBC ...

Mark Bishop, Chair of the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour, appeared on Newsnight to discuss the ethics of ‘killer robots’. He was approached to give his view on a report raising questions on the et...


Read More...

AISB YouTube Channel

The AISB has launched a YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube). The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...


Read More...
012345

Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Virtual Representations and Modeling of Large-scale environments ( VRML ) deadline extension

http://www.cs.unc.edu/~jmf/WorkshopICCV2007.html

Virtual Representations and Modeling of Large-scale environments ( VRML) 


****************************************************************************************
Recent developments in computer vision have improved the performance
of structure from motion and multi-view stereo techniques towards the 
reconstruction of large scale environments.  At the same time progress
in computer graphics and network technology allow for effective
visualization and delivery of such visual representations. As consumer
applications are being deployed, a wide field of applications is 
opening up for real-world 3D modeling techniques.

Despite the enormous progress there are still many challenges left.
Very large scale structure from motion with millions of images has
open problems of: effectively scaling computations, consistency over 
large areas.  Small artifacts often visually degrade relatively
accurate reconstructions.  How can one deal with windows or other
surfaces with more complicated surface properties, trees and other
occluding objects, which cause often holes in the reconstructions. The 
variability and change occurring in real-world environments poses
additional challenges.  The appearance of a scene varies over the
course of the day and with the seasons, changes in geometry also occur
at different temporal scales, from cars/pedestrians to building 
construction/destruction.  Often, a complete detailed geometric
reconstruction might not be the most appropriate model and image-based
representations can be preferable for some applications.

The workshop invites researchers from computer vision, computer 
graphics, photogrammetry and related areas to present their work
addressing the above problems:

- 3D reconstruction of large-scale environments
- Large-scale/wide-area structure-from-motion
- Close-range photogrammetry 
- 4D reconstructions and temporal inference
- Geometry/appearance/illumination changes of environments
- Visualization of large-scale models
- Image-based navigation of environments
- Multi-sensor platform for large-scale modeling 
- automatic/interactive modeling of urban structures
- wide-baseline matching in urban environments
- innovative applications for large scale models


Important dates:
      Paper submission (extended)      July 22nd, 2007 
      Notification                                 August 22nd, 2007
      Camera Ready                            August 27th, 2007

Organizers:
      Jan-Michael Frahm, UNC Chapel Hill, USA
      Marc Pollefeys, UNC Chapel Hill, USA 
      Frank Dellaert, Gerogia Tech, USA
      Jana Kosecka, George Mason University, USA

More information can be found at:
http://www.cs.unc.edu/~jmf/WorkshopICCV2007.html