Call for evaluations

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The 11th IEEE international Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG2015) introduces the Evaluations Session. Its goal is to consolidate research material and to gain new scientific insights and results by providing a place for in-depth experimental studies of topics from the relevant research areas. The organizers of the FG2015 are therefore soliciting evaluation proposals to be considered in a Special session on Evaluation at the FG2015. The possible areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Face recognition in the wild
  • Challenging sub-problems in face recognition (e.g. detection, tracking, image normalization)
  • Biometrics beyond face recognition
  • Anti-spoofing and aliveness detection
  • Soft-biometrics (age estimation, gender recognition, ethnicity, kinship, …)
  • Visual attributes extraction
  • Hand posture and hand gesture recognition
  • Depth sensing based challenges
  • Facial expression recognition
  • Action recognition

We strongly encourage evaluations that reflect performance on datasets that reflect real-world conditions typical for realistic applications.


Evaluations should start no later than the end of April 2014 and last about five months. Results should preferably be known before the FG2015 paper submission deadline (Sep 30th, 2014) but a separate submission track will be available for the evaluation summary papers.

Publication in Proceedings and Presentation at the Conference

Coordinators of the evaluations will be invited to submit a summary paper to the separate submission track, discussing organization, benchmark dataset, and results, until Nov 17th 2014, to be published in the Proceedings of the FG2015 Conference Workshops and Evaluations. The evaluation summary papers should respect the same format and guidelines as regular papers, and will undergo the same review process as regular papers. We encourage preparation of papers in which all authors who have contributed to the evaluation, i.e., submitting the results, would be coauthors. In addition, all of the organized evaluations will have the opportunity to present their results at the main part of the conference during a Special Session devoted to the evaluations.

Important Dates

Deadline for submitting evaluation proposals: March 14, 2014, extended to April 4th, 2014
Notification of acceptance: April 4th, 2014, extended to April 7th, 2014
Submission of evaluation results (as an evaluation summary paper): November 17th, 2014