[CFP] Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems

Masatoshi Ishikawa (ishikawa@k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp)
Tue, 27 Feb 1996 20:18:56 +0100

[ This is also available at http://www.k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/MFI96 -MB ]

The following is the final CFP of MFI'96.

Please pay attention to the Yokogawa Awards, keynote speaker, plenary
speakers, and one-day tutorial.

Masatoshi Ishikawa, University of Tokyo
MFI'96 General Chair


1996 IEEE/SICE/RSJ International Conference on
Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems
( MFI'96 )

December 8-11, 1996
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ)

General Chair :
Masatoshi Ishikawa (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
General Co-Chair :
Ren C. Luo (North Carolina State Univ., U.S.A.)
Organizing Co-Chairs :
Hiro Yamasaki (Yokogawa Res. Inst. Corp., Japan)
Ruzena Bajcsy (Univ. of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)
Program Co-Chairs :
Thomas C. Henderson (Univ. of Utah, U.S.A.)
Takashi Matsuyama (Kyoto Univ., Japan)

MFI'96 is an IEEE, SICE, RSJ jointly sponsored international
conference devoted entirely to multisensor fusion and integration.
The objective of the conference is to report and explore the
technical achievements in the field of multisensor fusion and
integration, and it will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas
and discussions of future directions in multisensor fusion and

Yokogawa Awards
Prizes and certificates will be presented for papers judged on
their theoretical and application merits. A $1,500 prize will be
awarded to the best paper in each category.

Papers with new research results are encouraged for submission.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to

* Algorithms for Sensor Fusion and Integration
Representation of uncertainty
Signal processing and probabilistic methods
Knowledge engineering and databases
World model representations
AI, neural networks, and fuzzy logic

* Sensing Architectures
Active, behavior-based, and task-directed sensing
Placement, registration, and selection of sensors
Sensing system evaluation and performance modelling
Sensorimotor integration
Fusion of active and passive sensors
Hierarchical architectures

* Implementation
Parallel and distributed processing
Real-time processing
Micro sensors and integrated sensors
Network architectures
Distributed multisensor systems
Software architectures

* Applications
Target detection, tracking, and recognition
Fusion-based manipulation
Virtual reality and human interfaces
Mobile robot navigation
Inspection and automation
Spatial understanding

Paper Submissions
Papers are limited to 25 double-spaced pages. Each paper should be
completed with illustrations. Upon acceptance, authors will be
requested to prepare a camera-ready manuscript in IEEE format
(limited to 8 pages).

Paper submission due : April 30, 1996
(four copies of each complete paper to Program Co-Chair for
peer review)
Acceptance notification : July 25, 1996
Final camera-ready manuscript : September 20, 1996

Submit papers to either of the following Program Co-Chairs :
Thomas C. Henderson
Department of Computer Science
University of Utah
3190 Merrill Engineering Bldg., Salt Lake City
Utah 84112, U.S.A.
Phone : +1-801-581-3601 Fax : +1-801-581-5843
E-mail : tch@cs.utah.edu

Takashi Matsuyama
Department of Electronics and Communication
Kyoto University
Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku
Kyoto 606-01, Japan
Phone : +81-75-753-4891 Fax : +81-75-751-1576
E-mail : tm@kuee.kyoto-u.ac.jp

If you want to get more information, please contact
http://www.k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/MFI96 .

Computational Sensors
Takeo Kanade, Carnegie Mellon University

While much progress has been made in computer vision, the
underlying paradigm has been the same - a "camera" sees the world
and a computer runs an "algorithm" to recognize objects.
Advancement of VLSI technologies, however, now makes it possible to
integrate the sensing and processing phases onto a single chip, a
computational sensor, which results in lower latency and higher
adaptation in computer vision.

Sensors for Autonomous Robots : Problems and Opportunities
George A. Bekey (University of Southern California)

Toward Flexible Intelligent Systems in the Real World
-- The RWC Program and Theoretical Foundation --
Nobuyuki Otsu (Elecrotechnical Laboratory)

The following special sessions are planned:

* Theoretical Basis of Multisensor Fusion and Integration
Organizer : Gregory D. Hager (Yale University)

* Applications of Multisensor Integration
Organizer : Sukhan K. Lee (Jet Propulsion Laboratory
/ University of Southern California)

* Bio-Based Sensory Information Processing
Organizer : Eddie Grant (University of Strathclyde)
Thomas C. Henderson(University of Utah)

* Symbol and Signal Information Fusion and Integration
Organizer : Ryuichi Oka (RWCP)

Conference registration fee includes the following one-day

Theoretical Aspects of Sensor Invariants
Bruce Donald, Cornell University

Polynocular Stereo as a Robust Sensor Fusion
Yuichi Ohta, University of Tsukuba

Artificial Brain for Robots
Kaoru Nakano, University of Tokyo

Sensor Fusion in Mobile Robotics
Eric Krotkov, Carnegie Mellon University

Sensory Information Processing in Future

This research forum will address the issues related on
architectures of sensory information processing including active
sensing, high level information fusion, representation of internal
models, and realtime processing with hierarchical and parallel
processing architectures. In this forum, various types of methods
to recognize the real world and their future research directions
will be discussed. The forum panelists may give a brief position
statement and will direct and interpret discussions among

Dec. 8, 1996 Registration
Sunday Tutorial
Welcome Early Bird Reception

Dec. 9, 1996 Registration
Monday Plenary Session
Program Sessions

Dec. 10, 1996 Program Sessions
Tuesday Dinner Banquet

Dec. 11, 1996 Program Sessions

Washington, DC

Washington, D.C. is much more than a political hub - it is a mecca for
museums, historic sites, and home for more than half a million people.
It is one of the world's finest business and leisure travel
destinations. The city's marble monuments, numerous festivals and
celebrations, scores of international restaurants and many other
attractions make Washington a visitor's paradise. And best of all,
most of the attractions are open 7 days a week year 'round and are

The greater Washington area is identified as one of the nation's
leading cultural and performing arts center. In it are the John F.
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with its concert, opera, drama
and cinema halls; the National Theater (oldest theater still in
continuous operation in the US); the Warner Theater and historic
Ford's theater where Lincoln was shot, and many others.

The heart of the city is the Mall, a broad, two-mile long setting for
the nation's showpieces. This beautifully landscaped grass field
stretches from the foot of the Capitol past the Smithsonian
Institution museums and behind the White House, ending at the Lincoln
Memorial. Other nearby attractions include the Jefferson, Vietnam,
Korean, Marine and Navy memorials, Arlington National Cemetery with
its changing of the guards parade, Dunbarton Oaks, National Zoo and
National Arboretum.

Away from the national monuments and halls of power are Washington's
architecturally and culturally diverse neighborhoods, from the
ethnically rich Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle to Embassy Row,
Georgetown and the natural beauty of Rock Creek Park.

The Capital City is also a "shopper's heaven", from one-of-a-kind
treasures found in the numerous museum shops and art galleries to
glittering downtown department stores and fabulous suburban shopping

Washington, the capital of the US .

A tour visiting laboratories around Washington D.C. is being planned.

General Chairperson
Masatoshi Ishikawa
Department of Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics
University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5800-6569; Fax: +81-3-5800-6969
E-mail: ishikawa@k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
General Co-Chairperson
Ren C. Luo, North Carolina State University

Fumio Harashima, University of Tokyo
George A. Bekey, University of Southern California
Masakazu Ejiri, Hitachi, Ltd.
Hideo Hanafusa, Ritsumeikan University
Hirochika Inoue, University of Tokyo
Yoshiaki Shirai, Osaka University
T. J. Tarn, Washington University

Hiro Yamasaki, Yokogawa Research Institute Corporation
Ruzena Bajcsy, University of Pennsylvania
J. K. Aggarwal, The University of Texas at Austin
Suguru Arimoto, University of Tokyo
W. Eric L. Grimson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University
Avinash Kak, Purdue University
Paul S. Schenker, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Susumu Tachi, The University of Tokyo
Kazuo Tanie, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory

Thomas C. Henderson, University of Utah
Takashi Matsuyama, Kyoto University
Mongi A. Abidi, The University of Tennessee
Peter K. Allen, Columbia University
Minoru Asada, Osaka University
J. Ross Beveridge, Colorado State University
Bir Bhanu, University of California, Riverside
Christopher Brown, University of Rochester
James L. Crowley, LIFIA, INPG
Ruediger Dillmann, Universitaet Karlsruhe
Aydan Erkmen, Middle East Tech University
Gerard Giraudon, INRIA
Luc van Gool, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Eddie Grant, University of Strathclyde
Rod Grupen, University of Massachusetts
Gregory D. Hager, Yale University
Tomoyuki Hamada, Hitachi, Ltd
Hideki Hashimoto, University of Tokyo
Martial Hebert, Carnegie Mellon University
Gerd Hirzinger, DLR
Seth Hutchinson, University of Illinois
Hiroshi Ishiguro, Kyoto University
X.-Y. Jiang, University of Bern
Toshio Kawashima, Hokkaido University
Michael G. Kay, North Carolina State University
Akio Kosaka, Purdue University
Yoshinori Kuno, Osaka University
Steven Lavalle, Stanford University
Sukhan K. Lee, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Damian M. Lyons, Philips Laboratories
Worthy Martin, University of Virginia
Ryosuke Masuda, Tokai University
Amar Mitiche, INRS-Telecom
Robin R. Murphy, Colorado School of Mines
Shin-yo Muto, NTT
Shigemi Nagata, Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd.
Yoshihiko Nakamura, University of Tokyo
Kaoru Nakano, University of Tokyo
Yuichi Ohta, University of Tsukuba
Ryuichi Oka, RWCP
Takeo Oomichi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Nageswara S. V. Rao, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Daniela Rus, Dartmouth College
Kosuke Sato, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Reid Simmons, Carnegie Mellon University
Yoshinori Yamaguchi, Elecrotechnical Laboratory

Larry Davis, University of Maryland

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Dept. of Math. Eng. & Info. Phys.
Univ. of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113, Japan
Phone : +81-5800-6569; Fax : +81-5800-6969
E-mail : ishikawa@k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp

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