important dates

April 15, 2014
Paper submission

April 30, 2014
Notification of acceptance

June 1, 2014
Workshop at ICRA 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.


Prof. Jim Little
Department of Computer Science, Univ. of British Columbia

James J. Little is a Professor in Computer Science at The University of British Columbia. He received his Ph.D. from University of British Columbia in 1985. He has been a research analyst at the Harvard Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis, a research associate at Simon Fraser University, and a research scientist at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. His research interests include early vision, understanding image sequences, surface representation, and visually-guided mobile robotics, where his research has included mapping, navigation, and object recognition.


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.