The 1st International Workshop on
In-Vehicle Cognitive Computer Vision Systems (IVC2VS)
in conjunction with ICVS 2003 (
April 3, 2003 - Convention Center, Graz, Austria

NEWS: Papers accepted for the workshop will be encouraged to be submitted for a Special Issue on "In-Vehicle Computer Vision Systems" being planned by IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology


In the last years, we witnessed a rapid growth of both research activities and commercial solutions for ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) using computer vision technology. Vision-based systems for ITS are adopted for improving the external environment understanding using either static cameras mounted in fixed positions, or moving cameras, installed in-vehicle or mounted on autonomous robots. Although most of the vision systems exhibit a high degree of integrated technology and engineering, most of the proposals often lack a good modeling of the cognitive process exploited on the extracted visual data. Such a modeling is important to recognize the scene structure, infer new knowledge, understand critical events and interact with the environment. In-vehicle vision systems are a natural platform for experimenting powerful techniques to process visual information, extract and represent knowledge and understand behaviors and interaction between the vision system that acquires and generates visual information and the moving system (vehicle and user) interacting with the environment.

This workshop will engage active researchers, from industries and academia, focusing on new projects, researches and techniques addressing cognitive vision systems mounted inside the vehicles and, more in general, moving camera systems used to improve safety, for autonomous guidance, or augmented reality purposes.

The scope of this workshop is to present original works that demonstrate the breadth of applicability of methods of scene analysis in videos taken from moving cameras for ITS applications. The program will consist of high quality peer-reviewed papers, invited talks (from both the most advanced companies in the field and academic senior researchers) and panels; topics will include, but are not limited to:

Selected papers will be considered for the publication in a special issue of an international journal (to be announced).

General Chairs

Prof. Rita Cucchiara
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia - ITALY


Prof. Mohan Trivedi
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California San Diego – USA

Program Chair

Dr. Andrea Prati
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia - ITALY