Dynamic scenes extend and challenge a number of mature research areas in both fields, including simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM), structure from motion (SFM), visual odometry (VO), multiple object detection and tracking, etc. Most of the existing solutions to these problems rely heavily on assumptions about the static nature of the environment. This drastically reduces the amount of information that can be obtained in complex environments cluttered with moving objects and may cause the techniques to fail. It also removes important relationships between moving sensors and objects, such as obstacle avoidance in robotics and intelligent transportation.

This workshop seeks to motivate and investigate approaches designed for dynamic environments. It will do this by drawing on expertise in both the robotics and computer vision communities to highlight the challenges of dynamic scenes, the existing capabilities and limitations of sensor modalities and computational techniques, and discussing potential ways forward towards developing algorithms to map, estimate, and understand the dynamic world.

The main topics covered by the workshop are the following:

  • Scene flow
  • Multi-body SLAM
  • Multi-motion visual odometry
  • Multiple object tracking (MOT)
  • Dynamic scene representation
  • Multi-body structure from motion
  • Multi-target tracking
  • Background / foreground segmentation
  • Motion detection
  • Motion segmentation
  • Sensing the dynamic scene
  • Datasets in dynamic environments

We are happy to announce the following invited speakers:

Luca Carlone
Lourdes Agapito
Cesar Cadena
Daniel Cremers
Wolfram Burgard
Ruigang Yang
Jonathan Gammell
Davide Migliore
Matia Pizzoli

Tentative program:

Workshop organizers:

Viorela Ila
Jonathan Gammell
Guillermo Gallego
Tat Jun Chin
Tejaswi Digumarti


The workshop targets applications in intelligent transportation, augmented reality and new sensors. Our sponsors are:

Workshop Contact:

Please direct all your queries to



A/Prof Ian Manchester, Associate Director (Research)
Sydney Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems
+61 2 9351 2186 ian.manchester@sydney.edu.au