Mothi Venkatesh


Top Autonomous Vehicle Conferences to attend in 2018–19

With the rise in popularity of Autonomous Driving technology, Computer Vision, and Deep Learning — The potential of AI has time and again proven to be colossal. This flourishing industry has given rise to influencers, researchers and a number of conferences. Conferences are one of the most prudent ways for researchers to present papers, conduct workshops and network with like-minded people.

Here are some of the top Autonomous Vehicle conferences held worldwide which you should consider attending (Listed in upcoming order):

Autonomous Vehicle Software Symposium

June 5–7 | Stuttgart, Germany

The Autonomous Vehicle Software Symposium — held alongside Autonomous Vehicle Technology World Expo, the Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium and the Autonomous Vehicle Interior Design & Technology Symposium in Stuttgart — will discuss, highlight and debate the challenges involved with programming autonomous vehicle software, and look at how one can dramatically reduce development timescales while boosting security and effectively tackling AI challenges and the decision-making processes.

Speakers: Florian Baumann (Technical director, Adasens Automotive GmbH), Herman Coomans (Senior solutions architecture manager, Amazon Web Services), Thomas Scharnhorst (Spokesperson, AUTOSAR Development Partnership), Vignesh Radhakrishnan (Senior ADAS/AD systems engineer, AVL), Zhao Lu (CTO, BestMile)

TU Automotive Detroit

June 6–7 | Detroit, MI

TU-Automotive Detroit is the world’s biggest conference and exhibition showcasing the future of the connected & autonomous vehicles. This year will feature in-depth tracks on ADAS & Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Cities & Urban Mobility, Connected Services and more. With 3250 executives attending from automakers, tier 1’s, startups, investors, TSPs, software developers and more, don’t miss this valuable networking opportunity.

Speakers: Zack Hicks (President and CEO at Toyota Connected, Inc.), Alison Pascale (Senior Policy Strategist at Audi of America), Radovan Miucic (Technical Specialist at Changan US R&D Center, Inc), Joseph Buck (Director, Product Cybersecurity at General Motors)

CVPR 2018 (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition)

June 18–22 | Salt Lake City, UT

CVPR is the premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses. With its high quality and low cost, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers. With over 3300 main-conference paper submissions and 979 accepted papers, CVPR 2018 offers an exciting program covering a wide variety of state-of-the-art work in the field of computer vision. In addition to the main program, CVPR 2018 includes 21 tutorials, 48 workshops, an annual doctoral consortium, and an industrial exhibition featuring over 115 companies.

Speakers: Dr.Michael S. Brown (Professor, Canada Research Chair in Computer Vision), Bryan S. Morse (Professor in Computer Science, Brigham Young University), Shmuel Peleg (Professor in Computer Science, Hebrew University, Aude Oliva (Principal Research Scientist, CSAIL | Executive Director, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab), Deva Ramanan (Associate Professor, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University)

Automated Vehicles Symposium

July 9–12 | San Francisco, CA

This conference gathers industry, government, and academia from around the world to address complex technology, operations, policy issues. It aims to inform, engage and support progress towards safe and automated mobility. The keynote topics of this conference include law, infrastructure, human factors, shared mobility, cybersecurity, public policy and consumer acceptance. Now in its fourth year, the symposium is the largest dedicated automated vehicles meeting in the world.

Speakers: Hajime Amano (President and CEO, ITS Japan), Dr. Thomas A. Dingus (Director, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute), Iain Forbes (Head, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, UK Department for Transport), Neil Pedersen (Executive Director, Transportation Research Board),
Kristin Kolodge(Executive Director, Driver Interaction and Human Machine Interface, J.D. Power)

ECCV (European Conference on Computer Vision)

September 8–14 | Munich, Germany

ECCV, the European Conference on Computer Vision, is a biennial research conference with the proceedings published by Springer Science+Business Media. Similar to ICCV in scope and quality, it is held those years which ICCV is not.

Like other top computer vision conferences, ECCV has tutorial talks, technical sessions, and poster sessions. The conference is usually spread over five to six days with the main technical program occupying three days in the middle, and tutorial and workshops, focused on specific topics, being held in the beginning and at the end.

Speakers: Yet to be decided

AutoSens Brussels

September 17–20 | Brussels, Belgium

Join 450+ engineers and technologists at Auto world in Brussels, Belgium for the international edition of this world-class conference — leading technical discussions set to transform the future of vehicle perception technology. AutoSens connects technologists in all disciplines of vehicle perception to network, collaborate, solve shared challenges and advance ADAS technologies more rapidly.

The event brings together engineers from several engineering disciplines including automotive imaging, LiDAR, radar, image processing, computer vision, in-car networking, testing and validation, certification and standards. AutoSens is a collaborative environment geared towards supporting engineering activities.

Speakers: Yet to be decided

IROS (International Conference on Intelligent Robots)

October, 1–5 | Madrid, Spain

The conference provides an international forum for worldwide robotics community to explore the frontier of science and technology in intelligent robots and smart machines and to stimulate innovative ideas, exchange technological perspectives and assess future directions. In addition to technical sessions and multi-media presentations, IROS conferences also hold panel discussions, workshops, tutorials, exhibits and technical tours to enhance technical communications among the attendees.

Speakers: Yet to be decided

SAE 2018 ADAS to Automated Driving Symposium

October 9–11 | Detroit, MI

This highly technical event supports the industry in its efforts to increase the adoption of Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) and fully automated driving. This focused event takes engineers, system developers, and management through the evolutionary steps of ADAS technology as it transitions to autonomous vehicles in the future.

The 2018 event will focus on automated driving and active safety for a more comprehensive look at the evolutionary technology. Listen as experts from Europe, Asia, and North America discuss the challenges and opportunities this technology faces such as consumer acceptance, government regulation, and global harmonization.

Speakers: Yet to be decided

TU Automotive Europe

October 30–31 | Munich, Germany

TU-Automotive Europe is Europe’s biggest conference and exhibition showcasing the future of the connected car and automobility. With 750 attendees, 80+ speakers and over 40 presentations, this conference is a hub for the most innovative minds in connected cars & autonomous vehicles. This conference is a must-attend for those who want to get a taste of disruptive tech and unmissable networking.

Speakers: Heiko Huettel (Head of Connected Car, Volkswagen), Sally Leathers (Chief Engineer — Electrical at Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd), Christian Clauss (Manager BMW CarData at BMW), Carlo Iacovini (Marketing Director at Local Motors), Nicola Porciani (Head of Connected Car & Digitalization at Lamborghini), Sebastian Peck (Managing Director at InMotion Ventures)

ICCV (International Conference on Computer Vision)

ICCV, the International Conference on Computer Vision, is a research conference sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) held every other year. It is considered, together with CVPR, the top level conference in computer vision.

This conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Computer Vision. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Computer Vision.

We at Playment, aim to participate in the above-mentioned conferences and dwell deeper into the world of Autonomous Vehicles. Do watch out for our stall in the conferences!

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