14th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision

Edmonton, Alberta   May 16-19, 2017.

Welcome to the home page for CRV 2017 which will be held at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

CRV is an annual conference hosted in Canada, and co-located with Graphics Interface (GI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). A single registration covers attendance in all three conferences. Please see the AI/GI/CRV general conference website for more information.

The CRV proceedings are published through the Conference Publishing Services (CPS). Accepted papers will be submitted to Xplore. Xplore has published CRV accepted papers since 2004.


  • Jan 31, 2017: Submission deadline has been extended to midnight, Sunday, February 12th, 2017. We look forward to receiving your contributions. Paper submission is available through the CMT website.
  • November 18, 2016: The CRV 2017 Call For Papers is now available.
  • October 30, 2016: Keynote speakers announced: Prof. Peter Corke, QUT, Prof. Pietro Perona, Caltech and Prof. Gaurav Sukhatme, USC will be giving the keynotes at CRV 2017. For more information, please visit the Keynotes tab.
  • August 16, 2016: Website updated for 2017 conference. Stay tuned for more details soon.


Congratulations to the 2016 award winners.
  • CIPPRS Research Excellence Award: Alan Jepsen
  • CIPPRS Service Excellence Award: Philippe Giguere
  • Best Robotic Vision Paper Award:Light at the End of the Tunnel: High-Speed, Lidar-Based Train Localization in Challenging Underground Environments
    Tyler Daoust, Francois Pomerleau and Timothy Barfoot
  • Best Computer Vision Paper Award:Learning Neural Networks with Ranking-based Losses for Action Retrieval
    Md Atiqur Rahman and Yang Wang
  • CIPPRS 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Award: Prior Knowledge for Targeted Object Segmentation in Medical Images
    Masoud S. Nosrati, Simon Fraser University
  • CIPPRS 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Award (Honorable Mention): The Geometry of Cardiac Myofibers
    Emmanuel Piuze, McGill University

Important Dates:

Paper submission Extended to Feb 12, 2017, 11:59 PST
Acceptance/rejection notification March 17, 2017
Revised camera-ready papers April 3, 2017
Early registration April 10, 2017
Conference May 16-19, 2017

Conference History

In 2004, the 17th Vision Interface conference was renamed the 1st Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision. In 2011, the name was shortened to Conference on Computer and Robot Vision.

CRV is sponsored by the Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society (CIPPRS).


CRV 2017 Program

The program will be posted upon finalization in March.

Submission Instructions

Paper Submission

The paper submission deadline for CRV 2017 is extended to Sunday, February 12TH, 2017, 11:59 PST. Papers are to be submitted through the CMT paper management system.

Please refer to the Call For Papers for information on the goals and scope of CRV.

The CRV review process is single-blind: authors are not required to anonymize submissions. Submissions must be between 4 to 8 pages (two-column) long. Submissions less than 6 pages will most likely be considered for poster sessions only. Use the following templates to prepare your CRV submissions:

CRV 2017 Program Co-Chairs

  • Steven L. Waslander, University of Waterloo
  • James Elder, York University

CRV 2017 Program Committee

  • Mohand Said Allili, Universite du Quebec en Outaoauis, Canada
  • Robert Allison, York University, Canada
  • Alexander Andreopoulos, IBM Research, USA
  • Daniel Asmar, American University of Beirut, Egypt
  • Charbel Azzi, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Martin Barczyk, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Tim Barfoot, University of Toronto, Canada
  • John Barron, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Robert Bergevin, Universite Laval, Canada
  • Guillaume-Alexandre Bilodeau, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
  • Pierre Boulanger, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Jeffrey E. Boyd, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Alexandra Branzan Albu, University of Victoria, Canada
  • Michael Brown, York University, Canada
  • Marcus Brubaker, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Neil Bruce, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Tien Bui, Concordia, Canada
  • Gustavo Carneiro, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • James Clark, McGill University, Canada
  • David Clausi, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Jack Collier, DRDC Suffield, Canada
  • Meng Ding, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
  • Marc-Antoine Drouin, National Research Council, Canada
  • Greg Dudek, McGill University, Canada
  • Mark Eramian, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Frank Ferrie, McGill University, Canada
  • Alexander Ferworn, Ryerson University, Canada
  • Paul Fieguth, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Brian Funt, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Philippe Giguere, Laval University, Canada
  • Yogesh Alok Girdhar, McGill University, Canada
  • Dmitry Gorodnichy, Canada Border Services Agency, Canada
  • Michael Greenspan, Queens University, Canada
  • Wolfgang Heidrich, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Mohamed Helala, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
  • Jesse Hoey, University of waterloo, Canada
  • Andrew Hogue, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
  • Randy C. Hoover, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, USA
  • Martin Jagersand, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Michael Jenkin, York University, Canada
  • Allan Jepson, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Hao Jiang, Boston College, USA
  • Pierre-Marc Jodoin, Universite de Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Jonathan Kelly, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Dana Kulic, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Jean-Francois Lalonde, Laval University, Canada
  • Tian Lan, Stanford University, USA
  • Jochen Lang, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Michael Langer, McGill University, Canada
  • Cathy Laporte, Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Canada
  • Denis Laurendeau, Laval University, Canada
  • Hendrik Lensch, Tubingen University, Germany
  • Tuotuo Li, Intel Research, USA
  • Jim Little, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Shahzad Malik, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Scott McCloskey, Honeywell Labs, USA
  • David Meger, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Max Mignotte, Universite de Montreal, Canada
  • Gregor Miller, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Greg Mori, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Vida Movahedi, Seneca College, Canada
  • Pierre Payeur, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Cedric Pradalier, Georgia Tech Lorraine, France
  • Yiannis Rekleitis, University of South Carolina, USA
  • Haoyu Ren, Samsung Research, USA
  • Junaed Sattar, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Christian Scharfenberger, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Hicham Sekkati, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Mohamed Shehata, Memorial University, Canada
  • Kaleem Siddiqi, McGill University, Canada
  • Gunho Sohn, York University, Canada
  • Minas Spetsakis, York University, Canada
  • Uwe Stilla, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
  • Ping Tan, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Graham Taylor, University of Guelph, Canada
  • Olga Veksler, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Ruisheng Wang, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Yang Wang, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Alexander Wong, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Yijun Xiao, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Herb Yang, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Simon Yang, University of Guelph, Canada
  • Alper Yilmaz, Ohio State University, Ohio
  • James Young, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Khalid Yousif, York University, Canada
  • John Zelek, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Hong Zhang, University of Alberta, Canada


CIPPRS Executive

  • President: Mike Jenkin, York University
  • Treasurer: John Barron, Western University
  • Secretary: Jim Little, University of British Columbia

Keynote Speakers

Peter Corke, Queensland University of Technology

Peter Corke
Dr. Peter Corke is a professor of robotic vision at Queensland University of Technology, and Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision. His research is concerned with enabling robots to see, and the application of robots to mining, agriculture and environmental monitoring. He is a fellow of the IEEE, former editor-in-chief of the IEEE Robotics & Automation magazine, founding and associate editor of the Journal of Field Robotics, founding multi-media editor and editorial board member of the International Journal of Robotics Research, member of the editorial advisory board of the Springer Tracts on Advanced Robotics series, recipient of the Qantas/Rolls-Royce and Australian Engineering Excellence awards, and has held visiting positions at Oxford, University of Illinois, Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Pennsylvania. He created the Robotics Toolbox for MATLAB which has been used for teaching globally for over 20 years, wrote the best selling textbook “Robotics, Vision & Control”, created two MOOCs and has won national and international recognition for teaching. He received his undergraduate and Masters degrees in electrical engineering and PhD from the University of Melbourne.



Pietro Perona, California Institute of Technology

Pietro Perona
Dr. Pietro Perona is the Allen E. Puckett Professor of Electrical Engineering at Caltech. He is the Director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center in Neuromorphic Systems Engineering as well as Computation and Neural Systems (www.cns.caltech.edu), a PhD program centered on the study of biological brains and intelligent machines. Professor Perona's research centers on vision. He has contributed to the theory of partial differential equations for image processing and boundary formation, and to modeling the early visual system's function. He is currently interested in visual categories and visual recognition.






Gaurav Sukhatme, University of Southern California

Gaurav Sukhatme
Dr. Gaurav S. Sukhatme is Dean's Professor and Chairman of the Computer Science Department (joint appointment in Electrical Engineering) at the University of Southern California (USC). He received his undergraduate education at IIT Bombay in Computer Science and Engineering, and his graduate education in Computer Science from USC (PhD 1997). He is the director of the USC Robotic Embedded Systems Laboratory which he founded in 2000. His research interests are in estimation, planning and control for robot networks and on-body networks. He has published extensively in these and related areas. Sukhatme has served as PI on numerous NSF and DARPA grants. He was a Co-PI on the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS), an NSF Science and Technology Center. He is a fellow of the IEEE and a recipient of the NSF CAREER award and the Okawa foundation research award. He is one of the founders of the Robotics: Science and Systems conference, serving as its inaugural program chair. He was program chair of the 2008 IEEE ICRA and the 2011 IEEE/RSJ IROS. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Autonomous Robots and has in the past served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and on the editorial board of IEEE Pervasive Computing.





Confirmed Symposium Speakers:

  • Anup Basu, University of Alberta
  • Michael Brown, York University
  • David Clausi, University of Waterloo
  • Kosta Derpanis, Ryerson University
  • Frank Ferrie, McGill University
  • Mike Langer, McGill University
  • Denis Laurendeau, Universite de Laval
  • Neil Bruce, University of Manitoba
  • Angela Schoellig, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
  • Ping Tan, Simon Fraser University
  • Herbert Yang, University of Alberta
  • John Zelek, University of Waterloo

Links to Previous Conferences

This page archives historical content from past CRV meetings. A second source for some of this information is maintained at the CIPPRS website.

Photo Credit:
Description : Edmonton Skyline, Feb 2, 2012
Credit : © Kurt Bauschardt, Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0.