The second international ISPRS workshop, held with IEEE CVPR 2007

BenCOS 2007

Towards Benchmarking Automated Calibration, Orientation,
and Surface Reconstruction from Images

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Minneapolis, MN, Saturday, June 23, 2007

Subject Areas: Performance evaluation, surface reconstruction, multi-view stereo, camera (self-) calibration, image orientation, motion/pose estimation.

Proceedings and Final Program

Deadline for camera-ready papers: Monday, March 23, 2007. Instructions.

Upload your camera-ready paper using the online submission form.

Papers should be formatted according to the CVPR submission guidelines, and should be submitted in PDF format, no more than 8 pages in length.

Call for Papers

We invite contributions on automatic methods for surface reconstruction from images, multi-view stereo, camera (self-) calibration, motion estimation, and related topics. We especially encourage submissions of performance evaluations of such methods. Specific topics of interest include (but are not limited to): The goals of this workshop are:
  1. To communicate new scientific results in the above areas;
  2. To bring together researchers from the computer vision and photogrammetry communities; and
  3. To establish benchmarks for orientation and surface reconstruction methods.
Working towards the third goal, the workshop organizers will prepare data sets with ground truth, which will be made available during early 2007. Researchers are invited to test and tune their algorithms on this data. Shortly before the workshop a second round of different test data (without ground truth) will be made available. Researchers will have one day to run their algorithms on this data and submit their results. The results will be evaluated (regarding completeness, correctness and speed) during the workshop and one session will be devoted to discussing the test and results.

Reviewing Process

All papers will be subject to a double-blind review process by a program committee of leading international researchers of the computer vision and photogrammetry areas. Each paper will be reviewed by 3 members of the program committee. Based on these reviews, the workshop organizers will decide on acceptance and presentation mode (oral/poster).


Program Committee


Submission deadline: Thu, March 15, 2007 (changed from 3/1)
Notification of acceptance:     Fri, April 13, 2007
Camera ready papers due: Mon, April 23, 2007
Workshop: Sat, June 23, 2007

Submission policy:

Dual submissions with CVPR are explicitly allowed, with the understanding that if the paper gets accepted to CVPR, it will automatically be withdrawn from BenCOS. The CVPR rebuttal phase will be in February, so authors will have the opportunity to submit a (possibly revised) version of their CVPR submission to BenCOS after seeing their CVPR reviews. Dual submissions with CVPR must be clearly identified as such, and must include the CVPR paper number. In case the BenCOS submission is different from CVPR submission, a list of changes should be included (in case both version get reviewed by the same person).

Workshop format

Background and Motivation

The initiative for this workshop comes from two Working Groups of Commission III of the ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing). One major aim of the new Commission III on Photogrammetric Computer Vision and Image Analysis (led by Wolfgang Förstner and Helmut Mayer) is to bring together researchers from the computer vision and photogrammetry fields. The organizers of this BenCOS workshop are the chairs of two Working Groups within this commission: WG III/1 (on Automatic Calibration and Orientation of Optical Cameras), and WG III/2 (on Surface Reconstruction). Besides being a forum for discussing new scientific results, a major goal of these Working Groups is to establish true benchmarks for the performance evaluation of developed methods. We believe this is a highly important aspect of scientific research; it allows an objective comparison of different approaches, catalyzes new developments, and eases the access of potential commercial users to these research areas and communities.

This workshop is the third in a series of events related to the activities of the two Working Groups. The two previous events were:

Last modified: Mon Apr 30 15:25:27 EDT 2007 by Daniel Scharstein