CRV 2009

VideoRec Workshop


Joint conference information

CALL FOR PAPERS: Sixth Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV'09)

The Sixth Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV2009) will take place in Kelowna, British Columbia, May 25-27, 2009. CRV is a single-track conference consisting of high quality, previously unpublished papers.

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
  • Segmentation & grouping
  • Shape analysis
  • Stereo
  • Texture analysis
  • Tracking (2D/3D)
  • Mapping / SLAM / Environment Modeling
  • Sensor planning
  • Learning from sensor data
  • Vision-based navigation
  • 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

CRV provides an excellent environment for interdisciplinary interaction as well as for networking of students and scientists in computer vision, robotic vision, robotics, image understanding and pattern recognition. In addition to the regular sessions, there will be three invited speakers. There will be four paper awards: one for the best overall paper, one for the best paper with a student as first author, and area awards for the best paper in vision and robotics.

Conference Website

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

Joint Conferences

CRV 2009 will be held in conjunction with GI 2009 (Graphics Interface), AI 2009 (Artificial Intelligence), and Precarn Intelligent Systems (Precarn IS). For a single registration fee, participants can attend presentations at any of AI/GI/CRV/IS conferences. Fees to attend all four conferences are the same. Proceedings of the other conferences can be purchased at the conference.

A central web site for the co-located conferences is at


A significantly 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

Paper Submission Deadline 30 January 2009
Acceptance/Rejection notification 20 February 2009
Revised camera-ready papers due 6 March 2009

Papers should be written in English. Paper length is limited to eight double-column pages using the Latex or Word templates available at the CRV08 web site. 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 through the IEEE digital libraries.

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

Frank Ferrie, CRV'08 Vision Chair
Centre for Intelligent Machines
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Mark Fiala, CRV'08 Robotics Chair
Dept. of Computing Science
Ryerson University
Toronto, BC, Canada