2016 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference

8th Workshop on Planning, Perception and Navigation for Intelligent Vehicles
A bridge between Robotics and ITS technologies

Full Day Workshop,

November 1st, 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Last news: deadline for submission is extended to july 11th

Contact : Research Director Christian Laugier
INRIA, Emotion project, INRIA Rhône-Alpes,
655 Avenue de l'Europe, 38334 Saint Ismier Cedex, France,
Phone: +33 4 7661 5222, Fax : +33 4 7661 5477,
Email: Christian.Laugier@inrialpes.fr,
Home page: http://emotion.inrialpes.fr/laugier


Research Director Christian Laugier, INRIA, Emotion project, INRIA Rhône-Alpes, 655 Avenue de l'Europe, 38334 Saint Ismier Cedex, France, Phone: +33 4 7661 5222, Fax : +33 4 7661 5477, Email: Christian.Laugier@inrialpes.fr,
Home page: http://emotion.inrialpes.fr/laugier

Professor Philippe Martinet, IRCCyN-CNRS Laboratory, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, 1 rue de la Noë, 44321 Nantes Cedex 03, France, Phone: +33 237406975, Fax: +33 237406930, Email: Philippe.Martinet@irccyn.ec-nantes.fr,
Home page: http://www.irccyn.ec-nantes.fr/~martinet

Professor Urbano Nunes, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of University of Coimbra, 3030-290 Coimbra, Portugal, GABINETE 3A.10, Phone: +351 239 796 287, Fax: +351 239 406 672, Email: urbano@deec.uc.pt,
Home page: http://www.isr.uc.pt/~urbano

Professor Christoph Stiller, , Institut für Mess- und Regelungstechnik, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Engler-Bunte-Ring 21, Gebäude: 40.32, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany, Phone: +49 721 608-42325 Fax: +49 721 661874, Email: stiller@kit edu
Home page: http://www.mrt.kit.edu/mitarbeiter_stiller.php

General Scope

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss topics related to the challenging problems of autonomous navigation and of driving assistance in open and dynamic environments possibly populated by human beings. Technologies related to application fields such as unmanned outdoor vehicles or intelligent road vehicles will be considered from both the theoretical and technological point of views. Several research questions located on the cutting edge of the state of the art will be addressed. Among the many application areas that robotics is addressing, transportation of people and goods seem to be a domain that will dramatically benefit from intelligent automation. Fully automatic driving is emerging as the approach to dramatically improve efficiency while at the same time leading to the goal of zero fatalities. This workshop will address robotics technologies, which are at the very core of this major shift in the automobile paradigm. Technologies related to this area, such as autonomous outdoor vehicles, achievements, challenges and open questions would be presented and discussed.

Main Topics

  • Perception: Lane detection & lane keeping, Feature extraction & selection, Pedestrian & vehicle detection, Moving objects Detection & Tracking, Objects classification, Real-time perception and sensor fusion, etc.
  • Road scene understanding: Environment perception & understanding, Vehicle localization for autonomous navigation, SLAM in dynamic environments, Mapping & Semantic maps for navigation, Robust sensor-based 3D reconstruction, Prediction techniques, etc.
  • Planning & Decision-making for navigation: Real-time motion planning in dynamic environments, Advanced driver assistance systems, Autonomous navigation, Cooperative navigation & perception techniques, Behavior modeling & learning, Modeling & Control of mobile robots and vehicles, Collision prediction & avoidance, Human-Robot Interaction, etc
  • International Program Committee
    The selection process will be done through the same procedure than ITSC16 conference (peer review process using paperplazza) managed by dedicated Associated Editors.
  • Javier Ibanez-Guzman (Renault, France)
  • Christian Laugier (Emotion, INRIA, France)
  • Philippe Martinet (IRCCyN, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France)
  • Fawzi Nashashibi (INRIA, France)
  • Urbano Nunes (Coimbra University, Portugal),
  • Anya Petrovskaya (Stanford, USA)
  • Patrick Rives(INRIA, France)
  • Christoph Stiller (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Rafael Toledo Moreo (Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain)
  • Danwei Wang (NTU, Singapore)
  • Ming Yang (SJTU, China)
  • J. Marius Zöllner (FZI, Germany)
  • Preliminary program

    We will propose 4 open sessions (1 invited keynote, 3 selected papers), and one Interactive session. The proposed list of areas and related sessions is the following:

  • Localization & mapping;
  • Perception & Situation Awareness;
  • Planning, Navigation and Decision-making;
  • Cognitive vehicles, Human-Vehicle Interaction and Behaviors modeling & learning;
  • Interactive session.
  • Author Information

      Format of the paper: Papers should be prepared according to the ITSC16 final camera ready format and should be 6 pages long. You must use the code 95vpj of the workshop when you submit your paper on paperplazza. The detailed information on the paper format is available from the ITSC16 page. https://web.fe.up.pt/~ieeeitsc2016/?page_id=98.

      Talk information

      • Invited talk: 40 min (35 min talk, 5 min question)
      • Other talk: 20 min (17 min talk, 3 min question)

      Interactive session

      • Interactive and open session: 1h00

    Previous workshops

      Previously, several workshops were organized in the near same field. The 1st edition PPNIV'07 of this workshop was held in Roma during ICRA'07 (around 60 attendees), the second PPNIV'08 was in Nice during IROS'08 (more than 90 registered people), the third PPNIV'09 was in Saint-Louis (around 70 attendees) during IROS'09, the fourth edition PPNIV'12 was in Vilamoura (over 95 attendees) during IROS'12, the fifth edition PPNIV'13 was in Tokyo (over 135 attendees) during IROS'13, the sixth edition PPNIV'14 was in Chicago (over 100 attendees) during IROS'14, and the seventh edition PPNIV'15 was in Hamburg (over 155 attendees) during IROS'15.
      In parallel, we have also organized SNODE'07 in San Diego during IROS'07 (around 80 attendees), SNODE'09 in Kobe during ICRA'09 (around 70 attendees), RITS'10 in Anchrorage during ICRA'10 (around 35 attendees), and the last one PNAVHE11 in San Francisco during the last IROS11 (around 50 attendees), and MEPC'14 was in Hong-Kong during ICRA'14 (over 60 attendees).

      Special issues have been published in IEEE Transaction on ITS (Car and ITS applications, September 2009), in IEEE-RAS Magazine (Perception and Navigation for Autonomous Vehicles, March 2014) and in ITS Magazine (Perception and Navigation for Autonomous Vehicles, March 2016). We also plan to prepare a special issue in the IEEE Transactions on IV.


      Proceedings: The workshop proceedings will be published within the ITSC16 Proceedings.

      Special issue: Selected papers will be considered for a special issue in the IEEE Transactions on IV . We will issue an open call, submissions will go through a separate peer review process.