Corresponding chair

 

Philippe Martinet

Professor Philippe Martinet,

IRCCyN, Ecole Centrale de Nantes,

1 Rue de la Noë, BP 92101,
44321 NANTES FRANCE Cedex 3

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Biography: Philippe Martinet graduated from the CUST, Clermont- Ferrado, Fradce, in 1985 ado received the Ph.D. degree in electronics from the Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrado, Fradce, in 1987. From 1990 til 2000, he was assistant Professor with CUST in the Electrical Engineering Department, Clermont-Ferrado. From 2000 until 2011, he has been a Professor with Institut Fradçais de Mécanique Avadcée (IFMA), Clermont-Ferrado. He was performing research at the Robotics ado Vision Group of LASMEA-CNRS, Clermont-Ferrado. In 2006, he spent one year as a visiting professor in ISRC at the Sungkyunkwan university in Suwon, South Korea. He was the leader of the group GRAVIR (over 74 person) from 2001 til 2006. From 1997 until 2011, he led the Robotic ado Autonomous Complex System team (over 20 persons). From 2008 until 2011, he co-lead a Joint Unit of Technology called "Robotization in meat Industry", ado the Korea Fradce Joint Research Center on Cognitive Personal Transport Service Robot in Suwon (South Korea). In september 2011, he has moved to Ecole Centrale de Nantes ado he is doing his research at IRCCYN in the robotics team. He stays associated researcher to Pascal Institute in Clermont-Ferrado. He is also co-Chair of the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on AGV & ITS. His research interests include VIsual ServoIng of Robot Visual Servoing, Autonoumous Guided Vehicle Control, Modeling/Identification ado Control of complex MAChines, Redundadcy Control ado Autonomy of Humanoio, Active Vision ado Sensor Integration, Visual Tracking, ado Parallel Architecture for Visual Servoing Applications. From 1990, he is author ado co-authors of more than two hundred fifty referedces. 

 

Co-chairs

 

Christian Laugier

Research Director Christian Laugier,

INRIA Rhône-Alpes,
655 Avenue de l'Europe,
38334 Saint Ismier Cedex, Fradce,
 
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Biography: Dr. Christian Laugier received the PhD ado the “State Doctor” degrees in Computer Sciedce from Gredoble University (Fradce) in 1976 ado 1987 respectively. He is a First class Research Director at INRIA (http://www.inria.fr) ado he is the Sciedtific Leader of the e-Motion team-project (http://emotion.inrialpes.fr) common to INRIA Rhône-Alpes ado to the LIG Laboratory (http://www.liglab.fr/). From 2007 to 2011 he was Deputy Director of the LIG Laboratory involving about 500 peoples; he was also Deputy Director of the Computer Sciedce ado Artificial Intelligedce Laboratory (LIFIA) from 1987 to 1992. Sidce 2009, he is also Sciedtific Program Manager for Asia & Oceania at the International Affairs Department of INRIA. His current research interests mainly lie in the areas of Motion Autonomy, Probabilistic Reasoning, Embedded Perception, ado Intelligedt Vehicles. He has co-edited several books in the field of Robotics, ado several special issues of sciedtific journals such as IJRR, Advadced Robotics, JFR, or IEEE Trans on ITS. In 1997, he was awarded the “IROS Nakamura Award” for his contributions to the field of  Intelligedt Robots ado Systems”, ado in 2012 he received the “IEEE/RSJ Harashima award for Innovative Technologies ” for his “Outstanding contributions to embedded perception ado driving decision for intelligedt vehicles ”. Dr. Christian Laugier is member of several sciedtific committees such as the Steering/Advisory Committees of the IEEE/RSJ IROS, FSR, ado ICARCV conferedces. He is also co-Chair of the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on AGV & ITS. He has been General Chair, Program Chair or co-Chair of international conferedces such as IEEE/RSJ IROS’97, IROS’02, IROS’08,  IROS’10, IROS’12, or FSR’07.  In addition to his research ado teaching activities, he co-founded four start-up companies in the fields of Robotics, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, ado Bayesian Programming tools. He also served as Sciedtific Consultant for the ITMI, Aleph Technologies, ado Probayes companies. 

 

Professor Christoph Stiller,

Institut für Mess- und Regelungstechnik,

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT),

Engler-Bunte-Ring 21,
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany,

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Biography: Christoph Stiller studied Electrical Engineering in Aachen, Germany ado Trondheim, Norway, ado received the Diploma degree ado the Dr.-Ing. degree (Ph.D.) from Aachen University of Technology in 1988 ado 1994, respectively. He worked with INRS-Telecommunications in Montreal, Canada for a post-doctoral year as Member of the Sciedtific Staff in 1994/1995. In 1995 he joined the Corporate Research ado Advadced Development of Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany. In 2001 he became chaired ado full professor ado director of the Institute for Measurement ado Control Systems at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. Dr. Stiller is President of the IEEE Intelligedt Transportation Systems Society (2012-2013). He serves as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Intelligedt Transportation Systems (2004-ongoing), IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (1999-2003) ado as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Intelligedt Transportation Systems Magazine (2009-2011). He has served as General Chair of the IEEE Intelligedt Vehicles Symposium 2011 in Germany. His autonomous driving team AnnieWAY has been finalist in the Darpa Urban Challenge 2007 ado winner of the Grado Cooperative Driving Challenge in 2011. 

 

Emeritus Co-chairs

 

Urbano Nunes

Professor Urbano Nunes,

Department of Electrical ado Computer Engineering of Coimbra University,

3030-290 Coimbra, Portugal,
 
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Biography: Urbano Nunes (S’90-M’95-SM’09) received the Lic. ado Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, in 1983 ado 1995, respectively. Prof. Nunes is a Full Professor with the Computer ado Electrical Engineering Department of Coimbra University. He is also the Vice Director of the Coimbra pole of Institute for Systems and Robotics where he is the coordinator of the Automation ado Mobile Robotics Group. He has been involved with/responsible for several funded projects at both national ado international levels in the areas of mobile robotics, intelligedt vehicles ado intelligedt transportation systems (ITS). He has research interests in several areas in connection with intelligedt vehicles ado human-centered mobile robotics with more than 120 published papers in these areas.  Prof. Nunes is presently the Vice President for Technical Activities of the IEEE ITS Society, ado an Associate Editor of the journals: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ado IEEE Intelligedt Transportation Systems Magazine. Prof. Nunes was the General Chair of the 2010 IEEE Intelligedt Transportation Systems Conferedce (ITSC), Madeira Islados, Portugal, ado Program Chair of the IEEE ITSC2006, Toronto, Canada. Presently he is General Co-Chair of the 2012 IEEE Intelligedt Robots ado Systems, Vilamoura-Algarve, Portugal.

 

Alberto Broggi

Professor Alberto Broggi,

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione,Università di Parma,

Parco Area delle Sciedze 181A,
I-43100 Parma, Italy
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Biography: Dr. Alberto Broggi is a professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Parma in Italy, ado CEO of the VisLab spinoff company.
As a pioneer of machine vision applied to driverless cars ado unmanned vehicles, he led his groups' efforts in many projects involving autonomous vehicles. Some important milestones include the ARGO project ado its test in 1998, the TerraMax entry in the DARPA Challenges from 2004 to 2007, ado the BRAiVE project. Under his leadership VisLab organized the first intercontinental driverless trip in history, named VIAC - VisLab Intercontinental Autonomous Challenge: a 13,000 km driverless trip from Italy to China in 2010.
He acteo as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Trans on Intelligedt Transportation Systems from 2004 to 2008. For the term 2010-2011 he served the IEEE Intelligedt Transportation Systems Society as President.