The 15th IEEE Embedded Vision Workshop


June 16, 2019, Long Beach, CA

Held in conjunction with IEEE CVPR 2019

Main theme: Embedded Vision for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

UAVs with embedded and real-time vision processing capabilities have proven to be highly versatile autonomous robotic platforms in a variety of environments and for different tasks. The workshop aims at collecting and discussing next-generation approaches for online and onboard visual systems embedded on UAVs in order to elaborate a holistic picture of the state of the art in this field, and also to reveal remaining challenges and issues. The discussion of these topics will identify next steps in this research area for both young researchers as well as senior scientists. The invited speakers from academia will highlight past and current research and the invited speakers from industry will help closing the loop how research efforts are and will be perceived for industrial applications. Topics of interest include vision-based navigation, vision-based (multi-)sensor-fusion, online reconstruction, collaborative vision algorithms for navigation and environment perception, and related topics.

Tentative Program

09:00Opening RemarksEVW Organizers
Session 1  
09:10Invited Talk 1:
Mars Helicopter
David Bayard
09:50Invited Talk 2Roland Siegwart
(ETH Zuerich)
10:30Coffee Break + Poster Session 
 (including Laptop Presentation) 
Session 2  
11:00Invited Talk 3Gary McGrath
11:40Paper Spotlight #1:
Learning to detect and take advantage of reliable anchor points for embedded stereo refinement
Fabio Tosi,
Matteo Poggi,
Stefano Mattoccia
11:46Paper Spotlight #2:
DupNet: Towards Very Tiny Quantized CNN with Improved Accuracy for Face Detection
Hongxing Gao,
Wei Tao,
Dongchao Wen, 
Junjie Liu,
Tse-Wei Chen,
Kinya Osa,
Masami Kato
11:52Paper Spotlight #3:
Condensation-Net: Memory-Efficient Network Architecture with Cross-Channel Pooling Layers and Virtual Feature Maps
Tse-Wei Chen,
Motoki Yoshinaga, Hongxing Gao,
Wei Tao,
Dongchao Wen,
Junjie Liu,
Kinya Osa,
Masami Kato
11:58Demo Spotlight #1:
YUVMultiNet: Real-time YUV multi-task CNN for autonomous driving
Thomas Boulay,
Said El-Hachimi,
Manikumar Surisetti,
Pullarao Maddu,
Saranya Kandan
12:04Demo Spotlight #2:
System Demo of CNN Domain Specific Accelerator with Embedded MRAM in-memory Computing for Mobile and IoT Applications
Baohua Sun
12:10Lunch Break + Poster Session 
Session 3  
13:30Invited Talk 4Daniel Cremers
(TU Munich)
14:10Invited Talk 5Shaojie Shen
(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
14:50Coffee Break + Poster Session 
Session 4  
15:20Invited Talk 6Hayk Martirosyan
16:00Live Demonstrations #1Guillermo Gallego
(University of Zurich)
16:25Live Demonstrations #2Sek Chai
(Latent AI)
16:50Live Demonstrations #3Sijin Li
17:20Closing Remarks and AwardsEVW Organizers

Important Dates

Paper submission: March 11, 2019 March 18, 2019
Demo abstract submission: March 11, 2019 March 18, 2019
Notification to the authors: April 10, 2019
Camera ready paper: April 19, 2019

Paper submission:
Author guidelines:

  • For paper submission, please refer to CVPR guidelines.
  • For demo abstract submission, authors are encouraged to submit an abstract with up to 4 pages.

Call for Papers (PDF file): Download


Awards sponsored by NAVER LABS Europe: TBD


EVW will have live demonstrations of embedded vision prototypes and solutions. This year, we plan dedicated poster and demonstration slots during which authors, engineers, and researchers can showcase their prototypes with real-time implementations of vision systems on embedded computing platforms for UAVs and other applications to a wide audience with good interaction opportunities. Demos related to UAVs are particularly encouraged, and we will make special efforts to meet the requirements of the demonstrators. Additionally, we invite abstracts, independent of the paper submissions, to present your demonstrations during the workshop.


Research papers are solicited in, but not limited to, the following topics and with relevance particularly to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles:

  • New trends and challenges in embedded visual processing for UAV applications, including localization, navigation, and image-based perception
  • Analysis of vision problems specific to embedded systems
  • Analysis of embedded systems issues specific to computer vision
  • Artificial intelligence hardware and software architectures for visual exploitation (for example deep learning, convolutional neural networks, and lightweight convolutional networks)
  • Embedded vision for UAVs (industrial, mobile and consumer)
  • Advanced assistance systems and autonomous navigation frameworks
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Large-scale computer vision problems including object recognition, scene analysis, industrial and medical applications
  • New trends in programmable processors for vision and computational imaging
  • Applications of and algorithms for embedded vision on:
    • Massively parallel platforms such as GPUs (PC, embedded and mobile)
    • Programmable platforms such as DSPs and multicore SoCs
    • Reconfigurable platforms such as FPGAs and SoCs with reconfigurable logic
    • Swarms of mobile aerial platforms
    • Vision-based client devices for the Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Mixed reality on mobile devices
    • Embedded vision for 3D reconstruction and (live) data streams
    • Biologically-inspired vision and embedded systems
    • Computer vision applications distributed between embedded devices and servers
    • Educational methods for embedded vision
    • Hardware enhancements (lens, imager, processor) that impact vision applications
    • Software enhancements (OS, middleware, vision libraries, development tools) that impact embedded vision application
    • Performance metrics for evaluating embedded systems
    • Hybrid embedded systems combining vision and other sensor modalities

Special Journal Issue on Embedded Computer Vision

All of the previous Workshops on Embedded (Computer) Vision (ECVW and EVW) were held in conjunction with CVPR, with the exception of the fifth, which was held in conjunction with ICCV 2009. These events were very successful, and selected workshop papers have been published in several special issues of major journals (EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems, CVIU and Springer monographs titled Embedded Computer Vision). This year, we also plan to organize a special issue for selected papers.

Organizing Committee

General Chairs:

Martin Humenberger, NAVER LABS Europe (France)
Tse-Wei Chen, Canon Inc. (Japan)
Rajesh Narasimha, Edgetensor (USA)

Program Chairs:

Stephan Weiss, University of Klagenfurt (Austria)
Roland Brockers, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (USA)

Steering Committee:

Ravi Satzoda, Nauto (USA)
Zoran Nikolic, Nvidia (USA)
Swarup Medasani, MathWorks (India)
Stefano Mattoccia, University of Bologna (Italy)
Jagadeesh Sankaran, Nvidia (USA)
Goksel Dedeoglu, Perceptonic (USA)
Ahmed Nabil Belbachir, NORCE (Norway)
Sek Chai, SRI International (USA)
Margrit Gelautz, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
Branislav Kisacanin, Nvidia (USA)

Program Committee:

Abelardo Lopez-Lagunas, ITESM-Toluca
Andre Chang, FwdNxt
Antonio Haro, HERE Technologies
Burak Ozer, Pekosoft
Daniel Steininger, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Dipan Kumar Mandal, Intel Corporation
Dongchao Wen, Canon Information Technology (Beijing) Co., LTD
Fayçal Bensaali, Qatar University
Hassan Rabah, University of Lorraine
Hongxing Gao, Canon Information Technology (Beijing) Co., LTD
Jeff Delaune, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Jörg Thiem, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Dortmund
Linda Wills, Georgia Institute of Technology
Margrit Gelautz, Vienna University of Technology
Matteo Poggi, University of Bologna
Matthias Schörghuber, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Sek Chai, SRI International
Shreyansh Daftry, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Senthil Yogamani, Valeo
Supriya Sathyanarayana, Stanford University
Stefano Mattoccia
Sven Fleck, Smartsurv
Tse-Wei Chen, Canon Inc.
Zoran Zivkovic, Intel Corporation