Twelfth International Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics

29 September 2024

In Conjunction With ECCV 2024

Designing systems with humans in the loop able to assist the user is an active research area, with the potential for impact on society at large. Investigations in this area require a large set of innovations, tools, and evaluation criteria, even when compared to research on fully autonomous systems. Implementing such kinds of systems requires a lot of effort to reach an adequate level of reliability and introduces challenging satellite issues related to usability, privacy, and acceptability. Besides, multidisciplinary competencies are required to adapt algorithms to industrial, social, medical, and economic constraints. The goal is to provide, year by year, a view of how recent findings in computer vision and robotics are changing assistive technologies, with emphasis on the related additional issues and how they have been addressed by the researchers working in the different research areas involved. Contributed papers presenting assistive systems and describing how the related issues have been addressed are expected. Submissions describing the outcome of nationally or internationally funded research projects on the topics of the workshop are also welcome. We encourage the presentation of new data benchmarks for the workshop-related fields, and we also expect competition proposals from emerging fields or new application scenarios relevant to the workshop.

The workshop will host a doctoral consortium to also give a unique opportunity to students, who are close to finishing or who have recently finished their doctorate, to discuss their ongoing research and to interact with experienced researchers.

Applicants should submit a document describing their research activity. The document will not be published in the workshop proceedings, and it may contain ongoing work and already published material. The best student presentation will be selected. Finally, the workshop will also host a session to provide everyone the possibility to present ongoing research through a quick oral presentation. Authors should submit an abstract to apply for granting presentation and the document will not be published in the workshop proceedings.

Authors of selected high quality papers will be invited to submit an extended version (at least 40+% extension with respect to the workshop versions) of their papers to a Special Issue on Assistive Technology that will be organized within a recognized international journal.

Contributions are solicited in, but not limited to, the following topic areas:

  • Symbiotic Human-Machine Systems;
  • Computer Vision to aid Industrial Processes;
  • Augmented and Mixed Reality;
  • Computer Vision to Improve the safety of workers;
  • Human-Robot Interaction;
  • Home Healthcare;
  • Technology for Cognition;
  • Automatic Emotional Hearing and Understanding;
  • Activity Monitoring Systems;
  • Manipulation Aids;
  • Smart Environments;
  • Safety and Security;
  • Ambient Assistive Living;
  • Privacy-preserving systems;
  • Robot assistants;
  • Quality of Life Technologies;
  • Navigation Systems;
  • Mobile and Wearable Systems;
  • Applications for the Visually Impaired;
  • Sign language recognition and applications for hearing impaired;
  • Applications for the Ageing Society;
  • Personalized Monitoring;
  • Egocentric and First-Person Vision;
  • Applications to improve the health and wellbeing of children and elderly;
  • Autonomous Driving;
  • Driver Assistance Systems;
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) for Assistive Systems;
  • Multi-modal Human-Centered Systems;
  • ¬†Environment Monitoring.