important dates

January 20, 2014
January 25, 2014
Position paper submission

January 30, 2014
Notification of acceptance

March 3, 2014
Workshop at HRI 2014

Workshop Organizers

Michael Zillich, PhD
Automation and Control Institute, Vienna University of Technology

Michael Zillich received his PhD degree from Vienna University of Technology in 2007, where he is currently working in the Vision for Robotics group of the Automation and Control Institute. Michael Zillich has collaborated within several European and national projects in the areas of cognitive robotics and vision, with a focus on object segmentation and attention.

Simone Frintrop, PhD
Cognitive Vision Group, University of Bonn

Simone Frintrop received the MS and the PhD degree from the university of Bonn, Germany, in 2001 and 2005 respectively. She is a senior researcher at the Computer Science department at the University of Bonn and is currently heading the Cognitive Vision Group. She has worked for more than 10 years in the field of computational visual attention and saliency detection, with applications for mobile vision systems and robotics.

Prof. Fiora Pirri
ALCOR - Vision, Perception and Cognitive Robotics Laboratory, University of Rome

Fiora Pirri is full professor at the Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering,University of Rome, Sapienza. She is head of Alcor Laboratory of Cognitive Robotics and Vision. She has been working on attention for several year and she has patented the Gaze Machine, a device that tracks the point of regard of a subject moving freely in an environment.

Ekaterina Potapova, MS
Automation and Control Institute, Vienna University of Technology

Ekaterina Potapova received her MS degree summa cum laude in Applied Mathematics from National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Moscow in 2010 and is currently working towards her PhD in Computer Vision at Vienna University of Technology. Her current research interests are in human visual attention and image segmentation.

Prof. Markus Vincze
Automation and Control Institute, Vienna University of Technology

Markus Vincze received his first degrees from Vienna University of Technology, Diploma in mechanical engineerng, 1988, and MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, 1990. He finished his PhD at University of Technology in 1993. With a grant from the Austrian Academy of Sciences he worked at HelpMate Robotics Inc. and at the Vision Laboratory of Gregory Hager at Yale University. In 2004, he obtained his habilitation in robotics. Presently he leads a group of researchers in the "Vision for Robotic" laboratory at Vienna University of Technology.