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EXTENSION deadline ICCV workshop "Virtual Representations and Modeling of Large-scale environments (VRML)"
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 27th, 2007 Notification August 27th, 2007 Camera Ready August 31st, 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