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- Ferrand, France, in 1985 and received the Ph.D. degree in electronics from the Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France, in 1987. From 1990 til 2000, he was assistant Professor with CUST in the Electrical Engineering Department, Clermont-Ferrand. From 2000 until 2011, he has been a Professor with Institut Français de Mécanique Avancée (IFMA), Clermont-Ferrand. He was performing research at the Robotics and Vision Group of LASMEA-CNRS, Clermont-Ferrand. 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 and Autonomous Complex System team (over 20 persons). From 2008 until 2011, he co-lead a Joint Unit of Technology called "Robotization in meat Industry", and the Korea France Joint Research Center on Cognitive Personal Transport Service Robot in Suwon (South Korea). In september 2011, he has moved to Ecole Centrale de Nantes and he is doing his research at IRCCYN in the robotics team. He stays associated researcher to Pascal Institute in Clermont-Ferrand. 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 and Control of complex MAChines, Redundancy Control and Autonomy of Humanoid, Active Vision and Sensor Integration, Visual Tracking, and Parallel Architecture for Visual Servoing Applications. From 1990, he is author and co-authors of more than two hundred fifty references. 

 

Co-chairs

 

Christian Laugier

Research Director Christian Laugier,

INRIA Rhône-Alpes,
655 Avenue de l'Europe,
38334 Saint Ismier Cedex, France,
 
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Biography: Dr. Christian Laugier received the PhD and the “State Doctor” degrees in Computer Science from Grenoble University (France) in 1976 and 1987 respectively. He is a First class Research Director at INRIA (http://www.inria.fr) and he is the Scientific Leader of the e-Motion team-project (http://emotion.inrialpes.fr) common to INRIA Rhône-Alpes and 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 Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (LIFIA) from 1987 to 1992. Since 2009, he is also Scientific 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, and Intelligent Vehicles. He has co-edited several books in the field of Robotics, and several special issues of scientific journals such as IJRR, Advanced Robotics, JFR, or IEEE Trans on ITS. In 1997, he was awarded the “IROS Nakamura Award” for his contributions to the field of  Intelligent Robots and Systems”, and in 2012 he received the “IEEE/RSJ Harashima award for Innovative Technologies ” for his “Outstanding contributions to embedded perception and driving decision for intelligent vehicles ”. Dr. Christian Laugier is member of several scientific committees such as the Steering/Advisory Committees of the IEEE/RSJ IROS, FSR, and ICARCV conferences. 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 conferences such as IEEE/RSJ IROS’97, IROS’02, IROS’08,  IROS’10, IROS’12, or FSR’07.  In addition to his research and teaching activities, he co-founded four start-up companies in the fields of Robotics, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, and Bayesian Programming tools. He also served as Scientific Consultant for the ITMI, Aleph Technologies, and 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 and Trondheim, Norway, and received the Diploma degree and the Dr.-Ing. degree (Ph.D.) from Aachen University of Technology in 1988 and 1994, respectively. He worked with INRS-Telecommunications in Montreal, Canada for a post-doctoral year as Member of the Scientific Staff in 1994/1995. In 1995 he joined the Corporate Research and Advanced Development of Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany. In 2001 he became chaired and full professor and director of the Institute for Measurement and Control Systems at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. Dr. Stiller is President of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (2012-2013). He serves as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (2004-ongoing), IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (1999-2003) and as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine (2009-2011). He has served as General Chair of the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2011 in Germany. His autonomous driving team AnnieWAY has been finalist in the Darpa Urban Challenge 2007 and winner of the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge in 2011. 

 

Emeritus Co-chairs

 

Urbano Nunes

Professor Urbano Nunes,

Department of Electrical and 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. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, in 1983 and 1995, respectively. Prof. Nunes is a Full Professor with the Computer and 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 and Mobile Robotics Group. He has been involved with/responsible for several funded projects at both national and international levels in the areas of mobile robotics, intelligent vehicles and intelligent transportation systems (ITS). He has research interests in several areas in connection with intelligent vehicles and 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, and an Associate Editor of the journals: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS and IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine. Prof. Nunes was the General Chair of the 2010 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC), Madeira Islands, Portugal, and Program Chair of the IEEE ITSC2006, Toronto, Canada. Presently he is General Co-Chair of the 2012 IEEE Intelligent Robots and Systems, Vilamoura-Algarve, Portugal.

 

Alberto Broggi

Professor Alberto Broggi,

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione,Università di Parma,

Parco Area delle Scienze 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, and CEO of the VisLab spinoff company.
As a pioneer of machine vision applied to driverless cars and unmanned vehicles, he led his groups' efforts in many projects involving autonomous vehicles. Some important milestones include the ARGO project and its test in 1998, the TerraMax entry in the DARPA Challenges from 2004 to 2007, and 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 acted as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Trans on Intelligent Transportation Systems from 2004 to 2008. For the term 2010-2011 he served the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society as President.