2023 IEEE SPS Seasonal School on Computer Vision Applications in Robotics (CVAR)

Dates: 14-17 Feb 2023
Hybrid (Virtual and In-person)

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The “2023 IEEE SPS Seasonal School on Computer Vision Applications in Robotics (CVAR)” will take place on 14-17 February 2023 at Taxila, Pakistan, an ancient city just 30 Km from the Capital city Islamabad. Taxila is a city of the Gandharan civilization, sometimes known as one of its capitals, whose history can be traced from early microlithic communities at the Khanpur caves up to almost 1000 CE. Taxila was a hub of Buddhism, a centre of learning, an urban metropolis and a meeting point of various cultures, namely the Achaemenids, Greeks, Mauryans, Scythians, Parthians, Kushans, Huns and eventually the Muslims.

The school will be held at University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila in collaboration with Swarm Robotics Lab under National Centre of Robotics and Automation (NCRA). 

The school will bring together renowned researchers from academia and industry who will share their expert knowledge on the latest theoretical/algorithmic/practical advancements in image processing and computer vision as applied to robotics and automation. The event will also be comprised of Hands-on Workshop, Project Exhibition/Competition, and Industry Corner for the products showcase.

We encourage participation of a spectrum of faculty members, researchers, including students and industry practitioners. Attendees will also benefit from networking opportunities in a friendly and stimulating environment. This event will also provide an opportunity to academia and industry to bridge the gap between academic research and industry ventures.

The school will focus on topics (but not limited too):

  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Edge Computing for Computer Vision
  • Machine/Robot Vision
  • Aerial/Drone Image Processing
  • Real-Time Image Processing and Applications in Robotics
  • AI-on-the-Edge
  • Computer Vision for Precision Agriculture / Smart Farming
  • Computer Vision for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Computer Vision in Industry 4.0
  • Computer Vision for Underwater Robotics

 

Keynote Speakers

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Dr. Kaspar Althoefer
Professor
Queen Mary University of London, UK

Plenary Speakers

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Dr. Muhammad Shafique
Professor
New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi, UAE/NYU Tandon School of Engineering, New York, USA

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Dr. Umer Shahbaz Khan
Central Project Director
National Centre of Robotics and Automation, Pakistan

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Dr. Mohammad Faizal Ahmad Fauzi
Professor
Multimedia University, Malaysia

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Dr. Serestina Viriri
Professor
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Invited Speakers (Academia)

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Dr. Shah Nawaz
PostDoc Researcher
German Electron Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg Germany

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Dr. Waqar Shahid Qureshi
Principal Investigator
Technological University Dublin, Ireland, Senior Member IEEE

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Dr. Muhammad Tufail Khan
Co-PI
Advanced Robotics and Automation Lab, University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Pakistan. Member IEEE

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Dr. Muhammad Asim Rehmat
Assistant Professor
University of Engineering & Technology Lahore, Pakistan

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Dr. Muhammad Ali Qureshi
Chairman
Department of Information and Telecommunication Engineering, Islamia University Bahawalpur. Senior Member IEEE

Invited Speakers (Industry)

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Dr. Usman Qayyum
General Manager / Sr. Researcher (AI)
National Electronics Complex of Pakistan

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Dr. Faisal Riaz
SelfTech, Mirpur AJK

 

Team

Patron

Prof. Dr. Inayatullah Khan Babar

 

 

Advisory Committee

Prof. Dr. Qaiser uz Zaman Khan

Prof. Dr. Gulistan Raja

Dr. Uzair Khan

Prof. Dr. Aftab Ahmed

Prof. Dr. Hafiz Adnan Habib

Prof. Dr. Adeel Akram

 

Chair

Co-Chair

General

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Haroon Yousaf

 

 

Technical Program

Dr. Fawad Hussain

Engr. Saran Khaliq

 

Workshop

Dr. Naveed Khan

Engr. Muzamil Shahzad

Engr. Muhammad Saad Saeed

Project Exhibition

Dr. Waqar Ahmed

Engr. Asma

Engr. Saifullah

Local Arrangements

Engr. Sharoon Saleem

Mr. Tauqeer Ahmed

 

Finance

Engr. Malik M. Asim

Engr. Naeem Mumtaz Malik

 

Publication

Dr. Junaid Mir

Engr. Suneela Zafar

 

Media & Publicity

Engr. Ahmed Husnain Johar

Engr. Amal Mirza

 

Webmaster

Engr. Ulfat Hussain

 

 

Workshop

The workshops will be conducted on 14th and 17th February 2023. Two hands-on workshops are planned at the school:

  • Hands-on Workshop on Robot Operating System.
  • Hands-on Workshop on Computer Vision on the Edge.

The workshop sessions will be primarily focused on practical aspects. The detailed contents of the workshops will be shared soon.

 

Competition

The school will also provide opportunity to the students to showcase their projects in the following key areas (but not limited to):

  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Edge Computing for Computer Vision
  • Machine/Robot Vision
  • Aerial/Drone Image Processing
  • Real-Time Image Processing and Applications in Robotics
  • AI-on-the-Edge
  • Computer Vision for Precision Agriculture / Smart Farming
  • Computer Vision for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Computer Vision in Industry 4.0
  • Computer Vision for Underwater Robotics

The prizes will be awarded to the winner/runner-ups of the project exhibition and competition.

 

Registration

Click here to register


Registration Fee Structure
Registration Type Early Bird (01-01-2023) Regular
SS Event Workshop Only SS Event Workshop Only
Faculty / Professional 5000 3000 6000 4000
Faculty / Professional (IEEE Member/UET Taxila) 4000 2500 5000 3000
Student 3000 2000 4000 2500
Student (IEEE Member) 2000 1500 3000 2000
Project Competition Registration Fee 1000 2000
 
Registration Fee includes Welcome Pack/Material, Access to all respective Session, Refreshment/Tea Breaks and Lunches. 
SS Event: 14,15,16,17 Feb 2023 (All Four Days)
Workshop: 14 & 17 Feb 2023 Only
Competition: 16 Feb 2023 Only

Bank Account details
 
Acc# 4150727216
Title NCRA - UET Taxila
Bank National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)
Branch Code 0555

 

 

Venue

Seasonal School will be held at Multi-Purpose Hall, University of Engineering & Technology Taxila.

However, the hands-on workshops and Project Exhibition & Competition will be held in the Computer & Software Building, University of Engineering & Technology Taxila.

 

Contact

Engr. Ahmed Husnain Johar, Business Development Manager, SRL-NCRA

Phone: +92 300 2000 968

Email: [email protected]

(Media & Publicity Chair)

[email protected]

+92 51 9047 574

+92 300 2000968