This workshop will be held at the CVPR 2024, on June 18th, 2024 in Seattle, USA and streamed online.

Abstract

Real-world on-road testing of autonomous vehicles can be expensive or dangerous, making simulation a crucial tool to accelerate the development of safe autonomous driving (AD), a technology with enormous real-world impact. However, to minimise the sim-to-real gap, good agent behaviour models and sensor/perception imitation are paramount. A recent surge in published papers in this fast-growing field has led to a lot of progress, but several fundamental questions remain unanswered, for example regarding the fidelity and diversity of generative behaviour and perception models, generation of realistic controllable scenes at scale and the safety assessment of the simulation toolchain. In this workshop, our goal is to bring together practitioners and researchers from all areas of AD simulation and to discuss pressing challenges, recent breakthroughs and future directions.

Call for Papers

Any type of contribution, either already published work or work in progress, is welcome to our workshop. We especially encourage relevant papers accepted to CVPR’24 to be presented. A selected subset of contributions will have the opportunity to present their work orally either as 1 minute lightning talk or 5 minute presentation. All accepted papers will be presented as posters.

All submissions will go through a single-blind review process. The contributed papers and posters will be made available on the workshop’s website. However, this does not constitute an archival publication and no formal workshop proceedings will be made available, meaning authors are free to publish their work in archival journals or conferences.

Style and author instructions:

  • For already published work, please refer to the original work in your resubmission. You do not need to update the format!

  • For previously unpublished work, please use the CVPR template. For previously unpublished work, the maximum length is 4 pages (excluding references) to not prevent future publication at CVPR and other conferences.

We encourage submissions from a broad range of topics connected to simulation, including but not limited to:

  • behaviour modelling and traffic models, including algorithms, models and metrics
  • safety evaluation and interpretability
  • perception and sensor simulation, as well as neural rendering and other 3D generative models
  • AV evaluation, training and planning in simulation
  • the use of foundation models
  • data collection, preparation

Submission Website: OpenReview

Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline: April 5th
  • Notification to authors: April 19th
  • Camera ready deadline: April 26th

Agenda (tentative)

This full day workshop will take place on Tuesday June 18th, 08:45 to 17:30 PST (UTC-8).

Below times are in Seattle time. Current time in Seattle is .

Time
Event
Content
8:45
Welcome
9:00

Jamie Shotton

Chief Scientist, Wayve

tbd
9:30

Gustav Markkula

Professor, University of Leeds

tbd
10:00
Poster Presentations 1
10:20
Coffee break and poster session
11:30

Aleksandr Petiushko

Head of ML Research, Nuro

tbd
12:00
Lunch
14:00

Raquel Urtasun

Founder and CEO, Waabi & Professor, University of Toronto

tbd
14:30
Poster Presentations 2
14:50
Coffee break and poster session
15:30

Dragomir Anguelov

Vice President and Head of Research, Waymo

tbd
16:00

Felix Heide

Torc Robotics & Princeton University

tbd
16:30

Kashyap Chitta

University of Tübingen

tbd

Invited Speakers (tentative)


Jamie Shotton

Chief Scientist, Wayve

Gustav Markkula

Professor, University of Leeds

Aleksandr Petiushko

Head of ML Research, Nuro

Raquel Urtasun

Founder and CEO, Waabi & Professor, University of Toronto

Dragomir Anguelov

Vice President and Head of Research, Waymo

Felix Heide

Torc Robotics & Princeton University

Kashyap Chitta

University of Tübingen

Organizers


Max

Maximilian Igl

NVIDIA

Zan Gojcic

NVIDIA

Max

Maximilian Naumann

Bosch Center for Artifical Intelligence and KIT

Jonah Philion

NVIDIA

Thomas

Thomas Gilles

Waabi

Yue Wang

NVIDIA

Peter Karkus

NVIDIA

Or Litany

NVIDIA

Azadeh Dinparastdjadid

Waymo

Xinshuo Weng

NVIDIA

Yiren

Yiren Lu

Waymo Research

Katie Luo

NVIDIA

Anqi Joyce Yang

Waabi

Jiawei Yang

NVIDIA

Sanja Fidler

NVIDIA and University of Toronto

Shimon

Shimon Whiteson

Waymo UK and University of Oxford

Marco Pavone

NVIDIA and Stanford University

Contact: agents4ad@googlegroups.com