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.

Important Dates

Paper submission: March 11, 2019
Demo abstract submission: March 11, 2019
Notification to the authors: April 3, 2019
Camera ready paper: April 10, 2019

Paper submission:
Author guidelines:

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

Call for Papers (PDF file): Download


Best paper award sponsored by NAVER LABS Europe: USD 1000


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 (Tentative):

Abelardo Lopez-Lagunas, ITESM-Toluca
Andre Chang, FwdNxt
Antonio Haro, HERE Technologies
Bernhard Rinner, University of Klagenfurt
Branislav Kisacanin, NVIDIA
Burak Ozer, Pekosoft
Daniel Steininger, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Dongchao Wen, Canon Information Technology (Beijing) Co., LTD
Florian Seitner, emotion3D GmbH
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
Marilyn Wolf, Georgia Institute of Technology
Martin Humenberger, Naver Labs Europe
Matteo Poggi, University of Bologna
Matthias Schörghuber, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Nicolas Thorstensen, IVISO
Orazio Gallo, NVIDIA Research
Philippe Weinzaepfel, Naver Labs Europe
Rajesh Narasimha, Edgetensor
Ravi Satzoda, Nauto Inc.
Roland Brockers, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Sek Chai, SRI International
Shreyansh Daftry, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Senthil Yogamani, Valeo
Stephan Weiss, University of Klagenfurt
Supriya Sathyanarayana, Stanford University
Tse-Wei Chen, Canon Inc.
Wei Tao, Canon Information Technology (Beijing) Co., LTD
Yuhao Zhu, University of Rochester
Zoran Zivkovic, Intel Corporation