[visionlist] WIAF 2012: Submission Deadline is July 3

Anthony Atkinson a.p.atkinson at durham.ac.uk
Wed Jun 27 08:10:44 GMT 2012

12 OCTOBER 2012
July 3, 2012: Paper Submission Deadline
July 30, 2012: Decision Notification
August 5, 2012: Camera-ready Paper Due
October 12, 2012: Full Day Workshop

The ³What¹s in a Face?² workshop aims to provide a forum for
interdisciplinary exchange on the topic of human face. The
interdisciplinary aspect will promote a lively exchange of ideas between
researchers in computer vision, biometrics, cognitive psychology and
forensics. This exchange will be facilitated by invited talks from
leading researchers in these disciplines. Additionally, a panel session
will be conducted to bring to the fore new perspectives and promote
active collaboration between these disciplines.

Computer vision sees the human face as a natural object and aims to
perform the tasks of detection, tracking, coding and matching from
images and videos. The task of facial recognition, for the purpose of
establishing human identity, is the central focus in biometrics, where
face images have also been used to deduce soft biometric attributes such
as an individual¹s age, gender and ethnicity. In forensics, local facial
features such as moles, scars, tattoos and wrinkles have been used to
validate identity in one-to-one matching cases involving photos. In
speech forensics, face videos have been used in conjunction with audio
streams to enhance the reliability of speech recognition through the use
of audio-visual cues. Real-time face tracking, coupled with the use of
soft biometric features, has allowed for new applications, such as
continuous user monitoring and authentication in work environments. In
cognitive vision and social psychology, videos and images of faces have
been analyzed to infer an individual¹s emotional state or to detect
interpersonal deception. The neuropsychological processes pertaining to
how humans recognize faces has also been actively studied over several
decades. From a medical perspective, face images may also offer
information about an individual¹s health. More recently, facial images
have been used to study familial relationships.

The above observations lead to the tantalizing question: ³What¹s in a

We invite high quality contributions on the following topics:
- Novel 2D and 4D face recognition algorithms
- Neuropsychology of face recognition in humans
- Face understanding in social/cognitive psychology
- Face behaviometrics
- Age, gender and race prediction from faces
- Emotion and deception detection from faces
- Familial relationships from face images
- Facial forensics based on scars, moles, tattoos
- Facial micro-expressions
- Detection of social intent from faces
- Recognition of attentional focus
WEBSITE: https://sites.google.com/site/wiaf2012/
Arun Ross, West Virginia University
Antitza Dantcheva, West Virginia University
Alice O'Toole, University of Texas at Dallas
Maja Pantic, Imperial College London
Stefanos Zafeiriou, Imperial College London

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