[visionlist] New workshop: Computer Vision Applications for the Visually Impaired

James Coughlan coughlan at ski.org
Thu Jan 13 19:54:04 GMT 2005

A new one-day workshop, Computer Vision Applications for the Visually 
Impaired (CVACVI), will be held June 20, 2005. It will be part of CVPR 
2005, in San Diego, CA. (CVPR is an IEEE-sponsored conference on 
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition.)

This workshop aims to bring together computer vision researchers and 
experts in rehabilitation and assistive technology for the visually 
impaired. Three invited keynote talks given by VI experts will provide 
an overview of assistive technology for persons with disabilities, 
concentrating on the needs of the VI community. Attendance by VI experts 
outside the computer vision community is encouraged. By addressing the 
context in which assistive technology is used and designed, the workshop 
seeks to help researchers identify fruitful areas of overlap between the 
most pressing needs of the VI population and the capabilities of 
computer vision technology. A general discussion session at the end of 
the workshop will facilitate the exchange of ideas between computer 
vision researchers and VI experts.

Information on paper submission and workshop organizers follows below. 
For more details please go to the CVACVI web site:




Paper submissions are solicited on the application of computer vision to 
such topics as travel (orientation and mobility), information access 
(e.g. reading signs, documents and printed graphical information), and 
user interfaces.


Paper submission deadline:
Monday, March 7, 2005

Notification of acceptance:
Monday, April 11, 2005

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