6D object pose estimation



Accurate estimation of the 6D pose of an object (3D translation and 3D rotation) is of great importance to many higher-level tasks such as robotic manipulation, augmented reality, and autonomous driving.

The introduction of consumer and industrial grade RGB-D sensors and the advent of deep learning have allowed for substantial improvement in 6D object pose estimation. However, there still remain challenges to be addressed such as robustness against occlusion and clutter, scalability to multiple objects, effective synthesis of training data, and fast and reliable object modelling, including capturing of reflectance properties. Extending contemporary methods to work reliably and with sufficient execution speed in an industrial setting is still an open problem. Many recent methods focus on specific rigid objects, but pose estimation of deformable or articulated objects and of object categories is also an important research direction.

In this workshop, people working on relevant topics in both academia and industry will share up-to-date advances and identify open problems. The workshop will feature several high-quality invited talks, presentations of accepted workshop papers, and the BOP Challenge 2020 on 6D object pose estimation.

Previous workshop editions: 1st edition (ICCV 2015), 2nd edition (ECCV 2016), 3rd edition (ICCV 2017), 4th edition (ECCV 2018), 5th edition (ICCV 2019).

BOP Challenge 2020

The challenge will be announced soon. Participants will have the opportunity to document their methods in a short paper (exactly 4 pages including references; submission deadline: September 4) which will be published in the ECCV workshop proceedings. Only methods with documentation will be considered for the challenge awards.

Workshop Papers

We invite submissions of 1) papers of unpublished work and 2) extended abstracts of preliminary or already published work. The papers (14 pages excluding references) will be peer-reviewed. If accepted, the papers will be published in the ECCV workshop proceedings and presented as orals or posters at the workshop. Accepted extended abstracts will be presented as posters. The workshop paper format follows the one of the main conference (LaTeX template). Papers should be submitted to the CMT system and extended abstracts by e-mail to r6d.workshop@gmail.com.

The covered topics include but are not limited to:


Paper submission deadline: July 10, 2020 (11:59PM PST)
Paper acceptance notification: July 31, 2020
Camera-ready deadline: September 14, 2020 (11:59PM PST)
Deadline for submissions to the BOP Challenge 2020: August 9, 2020 (11:59PM PST)
Extended abstract submission deadline: August 16, 2020
Workshop date: August 23, 2020


Tomáš Hodaň, Czech Technical University in Prague, hodantom@cmp.felk.cvut.cz
Rigas Kouskouridas, Scape Technologies, rigas@scape.io
Martin Sundermeyer, DLR German Aerospace Center
Tae-Kyun Kim, Imperial College London
Jiří Matas, Czech Technical University in Prague
Carsten Rother, Heidelberg University
Vincent Lepetit, ENPC ParisTech, Technical University Graz
Ales Leonardis, University of Birmingham
Krzysztof Walas, Poznan University of Technology
Carsten Steger​, Technical University of Munich, MVTec
Eric Brachmann, Heidelberg University
Bertram Drost, MVTec
Juil Sock, Imperial College London