Call for workshop proposals is now over, but is still available for a reference here.

Six workshops were selected to be held in conjunction with FG 2015. Information on the workshops is provided below.

Biometrics in the Wild (B-Wild 2015)

Organizers: Bir Bhanu, Abdenour Hadid, Qiang Ji, Mark Nixon, Vitomir Struc
To goal of this workshop is to present the most recent and advanced work related to biometric recognition in the wild. Submitted papers should clearly show improvements over the existing state-of-the-art and use the most challenging datasets available. The workshop is interested in all parts of biometric systems ranging from detection, landmark localization, pre-processing, and feature extraction techniques to modeling and classification approaches capable of operating on biometric data captured in the wild.

Context Based Affect Recognition (CBAR 2015)

Organizers: Zakia Hammal, Merlin Teodosia Suarez
Building upon the success of previous CBAR workshops, the key aim of this the CBAR-2015 workshop is to explore how computer vision can address the challenging task of automatic extraction and recognition of context information in real-world applications. Specifically, we wish to exploit advances in computer vision and machine learning for real time scene analysis and understanding that include, tracking and recognition of human actions, gender recognition, age estimation, and objects recognition and tracking for real-time context based visual, vocal, or audiovisual affect recognition.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Louis-Philippe Morency

De-identification for Privacy Protection in Multimedia (DeID 2015)

Organizers: Terrance Boult, Fernando De la Torre, Slobodan Ribaric, Vitomir Struc, co-organized by COST Action IC 1206
De-identification in multimedia content is the process of concealing the identities of individuals captured in a given set of data (images, video, audio, text), for the purpose of protecting their privacy. The workshop aims to address issues related to de-identification including scientific, technical, legal, ethical and societal aspects of person de-identification and reversible de-identification in multimedia content. It seeks to bring together researchers, professionals, and practitioners to present and discuss recent developments and challenges in De-identification in Multimedia Content.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Andrea Cavallaro

Emotion Representation, Analysis and Synthesis in Continuous Time and Space (EmoSPACE 2015)

Organizers: Hatice Gunes, Bjorn Schuller, Maja Pantic, Roddy Cowie
Building upon the success of the first two EmoSPACE workshops, the third workshop in the series aims to (i) focus on continuity in input, analysis and synthesis in terms of continuity in time and continuity in affective, mental and social dimensions and phenomena, and (ii) discuss the issues and the challenges pertinent in sensing, recognizing and responding to continuous human affective and social behaviour from diverse communicative cues and modalities. The key aim of EmoSPACE’15 is to present cutting-edge research and new challenges in automatic and continuous analysis and synthesis of human affective and social behaviour in time and/or space in an interdisciplinary forum of affective and behavioural scientists. More specifically, the workshop aims (i) to bring forth existing efforts and major accomplishments in modelling, analysis and synthesis of affective and social behaviour in continuous time and/or space, (ii) while encouraging the design of novel applications in context as diverse as human-computer and human-robot interaction, clinical and biomedical studies, learning and driving environments, and entertainment technology, and (iii) to focus on current trends and future directions in the field.

Facial Expression Recognition and Analysis Challenge (FERA 2015)

Organizers: Michel Valstar, Jeff Cohn, Lijun Yin, Gary McKeown, Marc Mehu, Maja Pantic
Most Facial Expression Recognition and Analysis systems proposed in the literature focus on the binary occurrence of expressions, often either basic emotions or FACS Action Units (AUs). In reality, expressions can vary greatly in intensity, and this intensity is often a strong cue for the interpretation of the meaning of expressions. In addition, despite efforts towards evaluations standards (e.g. FERA 2011), there still is a need for more standardised evaluation procedures. They therefore suffer from low comparability. This is in stark contrast with more established problems in human behaviour analysis from video such as face detection and face recognition. Yet at the same time, this is a rapidly growing field of research, due to the constantly increasing interest in applications for human behaviour analysis, and technologies for human-machine communication and multimedia retrieval. In these respects, the FG 2015 Facial Expression Recognition and Analysis challenge (FERA2015) shall help raise the bar for expression recognition by challenging participants to estimate AU intensity, and it will continue to bridge the gap between excellent research on facial expression recognition and low comparability of results.

Understanding Human Activities through 3D Sensors (UHA3DS’15)

Organizers: Mohamed Daoudi, Pietro Pala, Hazem Wannous, Atsuo Yoshitaka
Understanding human activities is a real problem, which needs an accurate acquisition of the movement sequence, consistent geometric representation of kinematics, dynamic modelling, and suitable learning process for motion identification. This workshop aims to bring together researchers from computer vision and machine learning communities, working together in a natural synergy and having an interest in using recent computing technologies to understand humans. The workshop intends to present the recent vision-based algorithms in the related fields of static and temporal 3D data capture, modelling and representation, and their applications for social interactions.