[visionlist] Call for Special Sessions, Workshops, and Tutorials - IEEE FG 2019, Lille, 14-18 May 2019

Albert Ali Salah salah at boun.edu.tr
Tue Sep 11 18:59:50 -05 2018

Call for Special Sessions, Workshops, and Tutorials - IEEE FG 2019, Lille,
14-18 May 2019.

We invite special sessions, workshop, and tutorial proposals for the 2019
IEEE Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition in Lille, France.
Accepted workshops and tutorials will be held on either May 14 or May 18,
2019, in the same venue as the FG 2019 main conference, namely, Lille Grand
Palais. Special sessions will be held with the main conference, 15-17 May.

We solicit workshop and tutorial proposals on any topic of interests to the
FG community. We especially encourage workshops relating to emerging new
fields or new application domains of face and gesture analysis and
synthesis. The tutorials should complement and enhance the scientific
program of FG 2019 by providing authoritative and comprehensive overviews
of growing themes that are of sufficient relevance with respect to the
state-of-the-art and the conference topics. Workshop and tutorial
organizers who have a strong track record in the field are strongly
encouraged to submit a proposal. The tutorials are half-day events (3 to 4
hours including breaks). For Special Sessions, we particularly encourage
proposals that highlight emerging new fields, application domains and
challenges related to face and gesture as well as interdisciplinary topics
that bring new perspectives to the FG community. These Special Sessions
will emphasize “Frontiers in FG” in the face and gesture recognition
research field. It is possible to propose panels in this category.
Proposers should have a strong record in the proposed field. If the Special
Session is accepted, proposers will act as area chairs and supervise the
reviewing process of the papers marked for the Special Session.

The workshop paper submission, review, acceptance notification, and final
manuscript due must all be handled until February 15, 2019 (camera-ready
workshop paper due date). Financial support from the main conference is not
guaranteed and depends on the budget.

Special Session proposals due: September 21, 2018
Special Session proposal notification: October 10, 2018
Special Session papers due: 9 December, 2018
Workshop proposals due: September 21, 2018
Workshop acceptance decisions: October 10, 2018
Workshop camera-ready papers due: February 15, 2019
Tutorial proposals due: January 14, 2019
Tutorial decisions: February 4, 2019

The main conference will provide rooms, equipment, and coffee breaks for
the workshops and tutorials. If necessary, poster facilities will be
offered. For each workshop one complimentary registration for a keynote
speaker is available. For any additional questions please contact the
workshop, tutorial, and special session chairs.

All workshop, tutorial, and special session proposals should be sent via
email to FG 2019 Workshop, Tutorial, and Special Session Co-chairs, Stefano
Berretti (stefano.berretti at unifi.it) and Albert Ali Salah (salah at boun.edu.tr),
with the subject field “FG 2019 [type] Proposal: [title of session]” where
[type] should be replaced with one of the following: "Workshop",
"Tutorial", "Special Session", or "Panel".

A proposal should include the following information to facilitate the
decision process:

Workshop title
-Workshop motivation, expected outcomes and impact
-List of organizers including affiliation, email address, and short bio
-Tentative length of the workshop (half day or full day)
-Tentative paper submission and review schedule
-Planned advertisement means, website hosting
-Paper submission procedure (submission via web site, via email, etc.) if
-Paper review procedure (single/double-blind, internal/external,
solicited/invited-only, pool of reviewers, etc.)
-Specify the relationship, if any, to previous workshops
-Describe difference with most relevant previous workshops
-Tentative program committee, and invited speakers, if any
-Estimated number of submissions and acceptance rate
-Special space or equipment requests, if any
-Specify if there will be non-peer reviewed invited paper, if so, how many?

A proposal should include the following information to facilitate the
decision process:

-Tutorial title
-Proposer’s contact information and short CV
-Names of any additional lecturers and short CV
-Tutorial description and description of relevance to the FG community and
an evaluation plan
-References and experience of the instructors with respect to the
proposed tutorial
-Planned length of the tutorial
-List of relevant tutorials recently presented in other conferences
-Requirements (e.g., facilities, Internet access, etc.)
-Other useful information (e.g., estimated attendance, slides/notes
available, etc.).

Tutorial proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their estimated
benefit for the community and their fit within the tutorials program as a
whole. Factors to be considered include: relevance, timeliness, importance,
and audience appeal; suitability for presentation in a half or full day
format; past experience and qualifications of the instructors. Selection
will also be based on the overall distribution of topics, expected
attendance, and specialties of the intended audiences.

A proposal must include the following information:

-The title of the proposed Special Session or Panel.
-A brief description of the topic, including how it stands apart from the
regular FG topics/sessions.
-Contact information and short bio of the organizers.
-For a Special Session: a list of proposed contributions to the special
session (including authors, title, and short abstract).
-For a Panel: a list of proposed panelists and their expected
perspectives/contributions. Paper preparation and review details.

Special Session papers will be part of the conference proceedings and will
be reviewed along with the regular conference submissions. Papers submitted
to a Special Session should describe original work and should follow the
general FG submission guidelines.

For your reference, below is a list of workshops, tutorials, and special
sessions held in conjunction with FG 2018:

-8th Int. Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding in conjunction with 2nd
Int. Workshop on Automatic Face Analytics for Human Behavior Understanding
(HBU 2018)
-Latest developments of FG technologies in China
-First Workshop on Large-scale Emotion Recognition and Analysis (LERA 2018)
-IEEE FG 2018 Workshop on Dense 3D Reconstruction of 2D Face Images in the
-Face and Gesture Analysis for Health Informatics (FGAHI 2018)
-Facial Micro-Expression Grand Challenge (MEGC): Methods and Datasets
-The 1st International Workshop on Real-World Face and Object Recognition
from Low-Quality Images (FOR-LQ)

-Person Re-Identification: Recent Advances and Challenges
-Representation Learning for Face Alignment and Recognition
-Reading Hidden Emotions from Micro-Expression Analysis
-Active Authentication in Mobile Devices: Role of Face and Gesture
-Introduction to Deep Learning for Facial Understanding
-Sign Language Recognition and Gesture Analysis
-Physiological Measurement from Images And Videos
-Statistical Methods for Affective Computing
-Ms-Celeb-1M: Large Scale Face Recognition Challenge Tutorial

Special Sessions:
-Perception, Cognition and Psychophysiology of Gesture Interaction
-Is Deep Learning Always the Best Solution for Face Recognition?
-Face and Gesture Recognition on Mobile Devices
-Kinect-based Kinematic Data Analysis and Evaluation for Clinical
-Measurable Social Impact Systems and Applications
-Generalized Face Spoofing Detection in Real-World Applications
-Automatic Kinship Verification from Face

Dr. Albert Ali Salah
Bogazici University,
Computer Engineering Dept. & Cognitive Science MA Program
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