[visionlist] ECCV 2010 workshop on Face Detection

Vidit Jain vidit at cs.umass.edu
Wed Mar 31 21:02:54 GMT 2010


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We are happy to announce the call for submissions for the
ECCV 2010 workshop on Face Detection. Please distribute this
message to all interested parties.

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              Face Detection: Where we are, and what next?
                     (In conjunction with ECCV'10)
                          September 10, 2010
                       Heraklion, Crete, Greece
                 http://vis-www.cs.umass.edu/fdWorkshop/


Submission Deadline: June 16th, 2010

Invited Speakers:
Yann LeCun    (New York University)
Hartmut Neven (Google Research)

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Introduction:

Face detection has been a core problem in computer vision for more  
than a
decade. Not only has there been substantial progress in research, but  
many
techniques for face detection have also made their way into commercial
products. Despite this maturity, the algorithms for face detection  
remain
difficult to compare, and somewhat brittle to the specific conditions  
under
which they are applied. One difficulty in comparing different face  
detection
algorithms is the lack of enough detail to reproduce the published  
results,
which makes it important to establish better benchmarks of performance.

In this workshop, we introduce a new, challenging data set of images  
(FDDB)
with faces in unconstrained settings. A rigorous evaluation of  
different face
detection algorithms on this benchmark will emphasize the two main  
objectives
of this workshop: (1) establish the current state-of-the-art in face  
detection,
and (2) identify new frontiers of research in face detection. To  
encourage an
easy access of these face detection systems to the research community,  
this
workshop will present a cash award for best performing face detector  
(see
FDDB page for further details). Also, there will be a best paper  
award. Both
of these awards are sponsored by Microsoft Research India.

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Organizing Committee:

Vidit Jain    (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Gang Hua      (Nokia Research Center Hollywood)
Michael Jones (Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab)

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Call for papers:

We solicit contributions in two broad categories:

Category A: Novel approaches for face detection
Papers in this category should present novel scientific contributions  
in face
detection. We are particularly interested in the domain of unconstrained
faces in which faces are not presented in a laboratory controlled  
setting.

Category B: Face detection benchmark
The goal of these submissions is to compare algorithms for the  
unconstrained
face detection problem, and should present results on the FDDB  
benchmark,
which is available at FDDB page. Authors may submit either a short  
paper or
a regular paper in this category.

A more detailed call for papers including specific areas of interest is
available at: http://vis-www.cs.umass.edu/fdWorkshop/cfp.html

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Important dates:

Paper Submission : June 16, 2010
Acceptance Decisions : July 9, 2010
Camera-ready : July 14, 2010
Workshop Date : September 10, 2010

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We would appreciate if you could kindly print the following flyer for  
this workshop
and post on appropriate message boards.
Workshop flyer [.pdf] : Grayscale, Color


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