[visionlist] [CFP] DEADLINE APPROACHING - FBE2020 at ICPR2020 - Workshop on Facial and Body Expressions, micro-expressions and behavior recognition

Federico Becattini federico.becattini at unifi.it
Fri Sep 18 05:51:53 -04 2020

*Call for Papers - FBE2020*
*Workshop on Facial and Body Expressions, micro-expressions and behavior

January 10th, 2021 - Milan, Italy

The workshop will be held in conjunction with ICPR2020: The 25th
International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Milan, Italy, January
10-15, 2021.

Website: https://micc.unifi.it/FBE2020/

Submission deadline: October 10th, 2020

Submission server: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/FBE2020


In recent years there has been an increasing interest in several fields of
research for analyzing human behaviour. Typically these works focus on
macro-level recognition such as activities or explicit human-human
interactions. Systems built to address these tasks assume that what is
recognized corresponds to the true intentions of the observed person. This
may not be always the case, since macro-level behaviors can be easily
For this reason, the interest in understanding micro-level behaviors has
emerged, since these are often connected to involuntary reactions which are
less likely to be faked or concealed. Understanding strong, unbiased
behaviors is also a key aspect in several fields. For example, in security
critical applications, observing posture, gait and small body movements
could reveal malicious intentions. Moreover, body movements and behaviors
could also be used to profile or re-identificate subjects without harming
their privacy.
In general, low-level expressions and behaviors are more difficult to
recognise than high-level ones, due to the fine-grained nature of the
problem. It is also a fact that with the recent technological advancement,
the means of data acquisition and processing have also dramatically
improved, enabling new applications and analyses. To reliably
understand facial micro-expressions, for example, there are both spatial
and temporal issues to take into account. On the one hand it is necessary
to either acquire and process high-resolution images or rely on different
kinds of data such as high-quality depth maps. On the other hand,
micro-expressions occur over an extremely short timespan (<500ms) and might
not even be detectable with conventional low-framerate cameras. If some
years ago it was not possible to acquire these kinds of data and process
them, now it certainly is.

*===  SCOPE ===*
In this workshop we are interested in submissions focused but not limited
on low-level characteristics, either facial or related to the human body,
aiming at understanding high-level concepts. We are also interested in
applications leveraging this information, for user profiling or behavior
understanding.The workshop also favours positive criticism of current works
and encourages new perspectives on the matter. Moreover, as we are all
living in a world where our personal data is used and often abused, we are
also interested in privacy issues that arise when profiling users. Finally,
we also promote the creation of new datasets for
both facial micro-expressions and body behavior understanding. Submissions
are invited from all areas of pattern recognition.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

   - Face expressions
   - Emotion recognition
   - Behavior analysis
   - Action recognition
   - Gait recognition
   - 3D recognition
   - Micro-expression recognition
   - Body analysis
   - Biometrics
   - User profiling and suggestion
   - Deep learning tailored for face and behavior recognition
   - Representation learning
   - Unsupervised and semi-supervised learning
   - Multi-resolution, multi-sensor, multi-modal analysis
   - Public benchmark datasets and evaluation protocols

*=== SUBMISSION ===*

All the submissions will be subjected to single-blind review process.
Submitted papers should not have been published, accepted or under review
The submissions can be up to 12-15 pages for full papers or 6-8 pages for
short papers (Springer Template).
All the papers must be submitted using the template you can find at this
All the papers should be submitted using CMT:
Accepted submissions will be presented either as oral or posters, and
published in the ICPR 2020 Workshops volume, edited by Springer.


Paper submission: October 10th, 2020
Author notification: November 10th, 2020
Camera-Ready Paper submission: November 15th, 2020

*=== ORGANIZERS ===*

Vittorio Murino, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Moi Hoon Yap, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Federico Becattini, University of Florence, Italy
Federico Pernici, University of Florence, Italy

*=== CONTACTS ===*

For any question regarding the workshop please contact Federico Becattini
at federico.becattini at unifi.it

Please distribute this call to interested parties.

Federico Becattini, Ph.D.
Università di Firenze - MICC
Tel.: +39 055 275 1394
federico.becattini at unifi.it
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