CVPR 2008 Workshop

On

Time of Flight Camera based Computer Vision (TOF-CV)

 

 

                                                         

Program June 28th

 

 

 

8:30 – 8:40

Welcome

 

 

8:40 – 9:00

TOF Imaging in Smart Room Environments towards Improved People Tracking, Sigurjón Arni Guðmundsson,  Montse Pardàs, Josep Ramon Casas, Rasmus Larsen, Henrik Aanæs,

9:00 – 9:20

Tracking Objects in 6D for Reconstructing Static Scene, Agnes Swadzba, Niklas Beuter, Joachim Schmidt, Gerhard Sagerer

9:20 – 9:40

Cluster Tracking with Time-of-Flight Cameras, Dan Hansen, Mads Hansen, Martin Kirschmeyer, Rasmus Larsen, and Davide Silvestre

9:40 – 10:00

Poster teasers

 

 

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee and posters

 

 

10:30 – 10:50

Shading Constraint Improves Accuracy of Time-of-Flight Measurements, Martin Böhme, Martin Haker, Thomas Martinetz, and Erhardt Barth

10:50 - 11:10

Robust Non-Local Denoising of Colored Depth Data, Benjamin Huhle, Timo Schairer, Philipp Jenke, Wolfgang Straßer

11:10 – 12:15

Industrial presentations & demonstrations

 

 

12:15 – 13:45

Lunch, posters and exhibition

 

 

13:45 - 14:05

ToF-Sensors: New Dimensions for Realism and Interactivity, Andreas Kolb, Erhardt Barth, Reinhard Koch

14:05 – 14:25

Design and Calibration of a Multi-view TOF Sensor Fusion System, Young Min Kim, Derek Chan, Christian Theobalt, Sebastian Thrun

14:25 - 15:15

Posters, exhibition

 

 

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee, posters, exhibition

 

 

15:45 – 16:05

Fusion of Range and Intensity Information for View Invariant Gesture Recognition, Michael B. Holte, Thomas B. Moeslund

16:05 – 16:25

3-D Gesture-Based Scene Navigation in Medical Imaging Applications Using Time-Of-Flight Cameras, Stefan Soutschek, Jochen Penne, Joachim Hornegger

16:25 – 16:50

Controlled human pose estimation from depth image streams, Youding Zhu, Behzad Dariush

16:50 – 17:00

Closing remarks

 

 

Posters

 

-        System Design of Time-of-Flight Range Camera for Car Park Assist and Backup Applications, Sunil Acharya, Abbas Rafii

-        Robust Curb and Ramp Detection for Safe Parking  Using the Canesta TOF Camera, Orazio Gallo, Roberto Manduchi, Abbas Rafii

-        Standardization of Amplitude-Values acquired by ToF-cameras, Michael Stürmer, Jochen Penne, Joachim Hornegger

-        Pipeline landmark detection for autonomous robot navigation using time-of-flight imagery, Jens T. Thielemann, Gøril M. Breivik, Asbjørn Berge

-        Incident Light Related Distance Error Study and Calibration of the PMD-Range Imaging Camera, Jochen Radmer, Pol Moser Fusté, Jörg Krüger

-        Scale-Invariant Range Features for Time-of-Flight Camera Applications, Martin Haker, Martin Böhme, Thomas Martinetz, and Erhardt Barth

-        Real-time Foreground Segmentation via Range and Color Imaging, Ryan Crabb, Colin Tracey, Akshaya Puranik, James Davis

-        High-quality Scanning using Time-Of-Flight Depth Superresolution, Sebastian Schuon, Christian Theobalt, James Davis, Sebastian Thrun

-        New Insights into the Calibration of ToF-Sensors, Marvin Lindner, Andreas Kolb

 

 

 

Accepted Papers

 

We have received 29 submitted papers for the workshop. The papers have undergone a careful review by program committee members and the organising committee. A total of 19 papers are invited to present at the workshop. The following papers have been accepted for the workshop subject to revisions according to program committee remarks. Formal notification with instructions on final submissions will be send to all authors shortly. The papers will presented either as podium presentations or posters. All poster presenters will be allowed short (1min) podium introductions to their poster. The final program will be announced shortly.

 

·         TOF Imaging in Smart Room Environments towards Improved People Tracking, Sigurjon Arni Gudmundsson, Montse Pardas, Josep Ramon Casas, Henrik Aanæs, Rasmus Larsen

·         Shading Constraint Improves Accuracy of Time-of-Flight Measurements, Martin Böhme, Martin Haker, Thomas Martinetz, and Erhardt Barth

·         3-D Gesture-Based Scene Navigation in Medical Imaging Applications Using Time-Of-Flight Cameras, Stefan Soutschek, Jochen Penne, Joachim Hornegger

·         Tracking Objects in 6D for Reconstructing Static Scenes, Agnes Swadzba, Niklas Beuter, Joachim Schmidt, Gerhard Sagerer

·         Robust Non-Local Denoising of Colored Depth Data, Benjamin Huhle, Timo Schairer, Philipp Jenke, Wolfgang Straßer

·         Controlled human pose estimation from depth image streams, Youding Zhu, Behzad Dariush, Kikuo Fujimura

·         Scale-Invariant Range Features for Time-of-Flight Camera Applications, Martin Haker, Martin Böhme, Thomas Martinetz, and Erhardt Barth

·         New Insights into the Calibration of ToF-Sensors, Marvin Lindner and Andreas Kolb

·         Design and Calibration of a Multi-view TOF Sensor Fusion System, Young Min Kim, Derek Chan, Christian Theobalt, Sebastian Thrun

·         High-quality Scanning using Time-Of-Flight Depth Superresolution, Sebastian Schuon, Christian Theobalt, James Davis, Sebastian Thrun

·         Pipeline landmark detection for autonomous robot navigation using time-of-flight imagery, Jens T. Thielemann, Gøril M. Breivik, Asbjørn Berge

·         Fusion of Range and Intensity Information for View Invariant Gesture Recognition, Michael B. Holte and Thomas B. Moeslund

·         ToF-Sensors: New Dimensions for Realism and Interactivity, Kolb, E. Barth and R. Koch

·         Cluster Tracking with Time-of-Flight Cameras, Dan Hansen, Mads Hansen, Martin Kirschmeyer, Rasmus Larsen, and Davide Silvestre

·         Robust Curb and Ramp Detection for Safe Parking  Using the Canesta TOF Camera, Orazio Gallo, Roberto Manduchi, Abbas Rafii

·         Real-time Foreground Segmentation via Range and Color Imaging, Ryan Crabb, Colin Tracey, Akshaya Puranik, James Davis

·         System Design of Time-of-Flight Range Camera for Car Park Assist and Backup, Applications, Sunil Acharya, Colin Tracey, Abbas Rafii

·         Incident Light Related Distance Error Study and Calibration of the PMD-Range Imaging Camera, Jochen Radmer, Pol Moser Fusté, Jörg Krüger             

·         Standardization of Amplitude-Values acquired by ToF-cameras, Michael Stürmer, Jochen Penne, Joachim Hornegger

 

Goals and Scope

Time-of-flight (TOF) cameras are active sensors that determine both range and intensity at each pixel by measuring the time taken by infrared light to travel to the object and back to the camera. Within the past five years, several manufacturers have begun marketing of these cameras. TOF cameras emit amplitude-modulated light typically by an array of narrow-band LEDs in the near infrared range; the range to the target is determined from the phase difference between the emitted and incoming light. Typical spatial resolutions are 64 x 16, 160 x 120, and 176 x 144 with variable frame rates up to 50 fps. Systems that integrate TOF measurements with high-resolution intensity image capture are also available.

 

The fast and reliable access to range maps at high frame rates has an enormous potential in a wide range of application areas including action recognition and tracking, object pose recognition for robotic control, and obstacle detection for automotive control to mention a few. Dynamical 3D measurement at the frame rates mentioned will require the development of a new collection of algorithms for computer vision and considerably widen the scope for 3D vision systems.

 

This workshops aims at bringing together researchers working with TOF based computer vision. We invite papers over a wide range of TOF based computer vision including

 

·         Integration of range and intensity imaging sensor outputs

·         Object recognition and tracking

·         Human-computer interaction

·         Video surveillance

·         Scene segmentation and obstacle detection

·         Computer assisted surgical intervention

·         Industrial applications of TOF cameras

·         Automotive applications of TOF cameras

·         Virtual reality applications

 

Workshop format

The TOF-CV will consist of a programme including 10-12 full podium presentations and 10-12 short podium/poster presentations. The format for the full podium presentations will be 15 minutes presentation plus 5 minutes questions-and-answers. The format for the short podium/poster presentations will be a 2 minute, 2-slide podium presentation and a poster at the poster session.

 

Additionally, TOF camera manufacturers and application developers are invited to give 10 minute technology presentations and to exhibit their technology. The relevant companies include Mesa Imaging, PMD Technologies, Canesta, and 3DV Systems.

 

Journal special issue

Workshop paper authors are also invited to submit a revised and upgraded version of their paper to a journal special issue of Computer Vision and Image Understanding. Papers submitted for the special issue will undergo a second review process. The journal special issue is also open for  papers not presented at the workshop. The deadline for the journal special issue will be January 1st 2009. See here for further information of the special issue.

Organising Committee

 

Rasmus Larsen, Technical University of Denmark, rl@imm.dtu.dk, chairman

Erhardt Barth, University of Lübeck, Germany, barth@inb.uni-luebeck.de

Andreas Kolb, University of  Siegen, Germany, kolb@fb12.uni-siegen.de

Supporting Organizations

 

Program Committee (confirmed)

Reinhard Koch, University of Kiel, Germany

Fredrik Kahl, University of Lund, Sweden

Thomas Moeslund, Aalborg University, Denmark

Stephan Hußmann, University of Applied Sciences Westküste, Germany

Klaus Hartmann, University of Siegen, Germany

Thierry Oggier, Mesa Imaging, Switzerland

Henrik Aanæs, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Roger Bostelman, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Shoji Kawahito,  Shizuoka University, Japan

Thorsten Ringbeck, PMD Technologies, Germany

Joachim Hornegger, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Bernd Buxbaum, PMD Technologies, Germany

Abbas Rafii, Canesta, USA

Jan-Michael Frahm, University of North Carolina, USA

Joachim Denzler, University Jena, Germany

Giora Yahav, 3DV Systems, USA

Paul Whelan, Dublin City University, Ireland

Robert Lange, PMD Technologies, Germany

Volker Blanz, University of Siegen, Germany

Roberto Manduchi, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Sudipta Sinha, University of North Carolina, USA

Bernd Jähne, Universität Heidelberg, Germany

Dan Witzner Hansen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
 

Submission

 

See instructions here

Program

TBA

Important Dates

 

Worskhop paper submission deadline:                          

March 10th, 2008

Workshop papers distributed for review:                     

March 15th,  2008

Notification of workshop acceptance:    

April 21th  2008

Deadline for final workshop papers:       

May 1st, 2008

Workshop date:                                       

28th of June 2008

Previous workshops

TOF based computer vision has been the topic of only a few events in the past. At the IEEE conference International Symposium on Signals, Circuits and Systems (ISSCS), July 2007 two sessions of the symposium comprising 8 oral presentations were allocated to this subject. At the more recent Dynamic 3D Imaging in Heidelberg, September 2007 held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the German Association for Pattern Recognition 10 oral presentations and a poster session was on this subject.