CRV 2013

Joint conference information

CALL FOR PAPERS: Tenth Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV 2013)

The Tenth Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV 2013) will be held on May 28-31, 2013, on the University of Regina campus in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Held jointly with the Graphics Interface 2013 (GI) and the Artificial Intelligence 2013 (AI) conferences, a single registration will permit attendees to attend any talk in the three conferences (CRV, GI, AI), which will be scheduled in parallel tracks.

CRV seeks contributions of complete, original research papers on any aspect of computer vision, robot vision, robotics, medical imaging, image processing or pattern recognition including but not restricted to the following topics:

Vision topicsRobotics topics
  • Applications - biomedical, robotic, surveillance, inspection, entertainment
  • Biometrics
  • Calibration & rectification (Mosaicking)
  • Early vision
  • Face detection & recognition
  • Human activity recognition
  • Illumination, color & reflectance
  • Image and video retrieval
  • Learning & classification methods
  • Medical image analysis
  • Motion analysis (optical flow, structure from motion, correspondences)
  • Object recognition
  • Performance evaluation techniques
  • Remote Sensing
  • Segmentation & grouping
  • Shape analysis
  • Stereo
  • Texture analysis
  • Tracking (2D/3D)
  • Mapping / SLAM / Environment Modeling
  • Sensor planning
  • Learning from sensor/visual data
  • Vision-based navigation
  • Underwater robotics
  • Real-time sensing and control
  • Servo control and visual servoing
  • Robot control architectures
  • Active sensing
  • Sensor fusion
  • Action selection
  • Assisted teleoperation
  • Multi-robot systems
  • Sensor networks
  • Software tools for vision and robotics
  • Robotics in visually challenging environments (underwater, arctic)

The single-track format and daily poster sessions provide an excellent environment for interdisciplinary interaction and for networking between students and scientists. In addition to the regular sessions, there will be four keynote presentations: Dieter Fox (U. of Washington), Larry Matthies (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Wolfgang Heidrich (U. of British Columbia), and Stefan Williams (U. of Sydney). Four paper awards will be presented: one for the best overall paper, one for the best paper with a student as first author, and area awards for the best papers in both vision and robotics.

Building on successful tutorials/workshops in previous years (e.g., vision tutorial and SLAM camp in 2010, underwater robotics in 2011, ROS and PCL in 2012), this year we would like to invite proposals for a small number of half- or full-day workshops/tutorials to be held on May 28. Proposers should prepare a short document containing their (i) aims, scope, target audience, (ii) tentative list of speakers and/or activities (indicating who is confirmed or not and whether it is half- or full-day), and (iii) names and contact information.

Conference Website

The conference website provides detailed submission instructions, registration, and accommodation information.


A reducued registration fee is available to students. Reduced fees are also available to CIPPRS and IAPR members. CIPPRS welcomes members from all countries. Registration details are available on the conference website.

Paper Submissions

(Extended) Paper Submission Deadline 15 Feburary 2013, 23:59 PST
(Extended) Tutorial/Workshop Proposal Deadline 15 Feburary 2013, 23:59 PST
Acceptance/Rejection notification 8 March 2013
Revised camera-ready papers due 15 March 2013

Papers should be written in English. Paper length is limited to eight double-column pages using the Latex or Word templates available on the submit page. Papers must be submitted online in PDF format through the conference submission web page.

All papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee and may be accepted for full or poster presentation. All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings. The complete proceedings will be available online after the conference on a digital library.

CIPPRS/CRV adheres the IAPR Ethical Requirements for Authors:

The IAPR requires that all authors wishing to present a paper declare that the paper is substantially original; that is, the manuscript as a whole, or for the most part, is novel, has not been published in (or even submitted to) any journals and has not been presented at any other conferences. If previous versions of the manuscript were published or presented, appropriate references must be given and substantial justification for presentation of the current version must be presented. The IAPR strictly prohibits any plagiarism; that is, the work of others must not be "borrowed" and presented as the authors' own work, regardless of the size of the borrowed portion. The IAPR frowns upon "no-show behavior" at IAPR-related conferences and workshops, meaning that an author registers to make a presentation but does not show up for it. If such behavior is unavoidable due to urgent and unexpected personal matters, the author is strongly urged to notify the event organizer of the situation as soon as possible. If prior notification is impossible, the organizer should be advised after the fact of the reason for the author's absence. The IAPR retains the rights to eliminate any papers in violation of these Requirements and to take appropriate action against individuals repeatedly violating these Requirements and assumes no responsibility for any resulting loss of reputation or opportunity of such individuals or for any inconvenience related to the future work of such individuals.

Program Co-Chairs

Tim Barfoot, CRV 2013 Co-chair
Autonomous Space Robotics Lab
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dave Meger, CRV 2013 Co-chair
Centre for Intelligent Machines
McGill University
Montréal, Québec, Canada