Christensen, H. I. (Henrik I.), 1962-, Bunke, Horst., and Noltemeier, Hartmut.
Robotics., Intelligent control systems., Computer science., Artificial intelligence., Computer simulation., Computer graphics., Computer vision., Dagstuhl (1998), and Intelligenter Roboter.
Robotics is a highly interdisciplinary research topic, that requires integ- tion of methods for mechanics, control engineering, signal processing, planning, graphics, human-computer interaction, real-time systems, applied mathematics, and software engineering to enable construction of fully operational systems. The diversity of topics needed to design, implement, and deploy such systems implies that it is almost impossible for individual teams to provide the critical mass required for such endeavours.To facilitate interaction and progresson s- sor based intelligent robotics the organisation of inter-disciplinary workshops is necessarythrough which in-depth discussion can be used for cross dissemination between di?erent disciplines. The Dagstuhlfoundation has organiseda number of workshopsonModelling and Integration of Sensor Based Intelligent Robot Systems. The Dagstuhl s- inars are all organised over a full week in a beautiful setting in the Saarland in Germany. The setting provides an ideal environment for in-depth presen- tions and rich interactions between the participants. This volume contains the papers presented during the third workshopheld over the period September 28 - October 2, 1998. All papers have been reviewed by one-three reviewers over a relativly short period. We wish to thank all the reviewers for their invaluable help in making this a high quality selection of papers. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Schloss Dagstuhl Foundation and the sta? at Springer-Verlag. Without their support the production of this volume would not have been possible.
Computer Vision has now reached a level of maturity that allows us not only to perform research on individual methods but also to build fully integrated computer vision systems of a signi cant complexity. This opens up a number of new problems related to architectures, systems integration, validation of - stems using benchmarking techniques, and so on. So far, the majority of vision conferences have focused on component technologies, which has motivated the organization of the First International Conference on Computer Vision Systems (ICVS). It is our hope that the conference will allow us not only to see a number of interesting new vision techniques and systems but hopefully also to de ne the research issues that need to be addressed to pave the way for more wide-scale use of computer vision in a diverse set of real-world applications. ICVS is organized as a single-track conference consisting of high-quality, p- viously unpublished, contributed papers on new and original research on c- puter vision systems. All contributions will be presented orally. A total of 65 papers were submitted for consideration by the conference. All papers were - viewed by three reviewers from the program committee. Thirty-two of the papers were selected for presentation. ICVS’99 is being held at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium and Convention Centre, in Las Palmas, on the lovely Canary Islands, Spain. The setting is spri- like, which seems only appropriate as the basis for a new conference.