[visionlist] [CFP] The 1st Workshop on Future Video Conferencing (FVC) [CVPR 2021]

Wuyang Chen chenwydj at gmail.com
Sat Mar 20 15:03:08 -04 2021

Call For Papers
The 1st Workshop on Future Video Conferencing (FVC)
In Conjunction with IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2021

Motivation and Aims

Today's demand for teleconferencing is booming, and that demand for video-based remote collaboration is unprecedentedly growing during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Video enabled communication is becoming more important than ever for ensuring an organization can continue to operate productively. Meanwhile, CV/AI techniques are quickly taking the central role in driving this growth by creating video conferencing applications that deliver more natural, contextual, and relevant meeting experiences. For example, high-quality video matting and synthesis is crucial to the now-essential functionality of virtual background;  gaze correction and gesture tracking can add to interactive user engagement; automatic color and light correction can improve the user’s visual appearance and self-image; and all those have to be backed up by high-efficacy video compression/transmission and efficient edge processing which can also benefit from AI advances nowadays. While we seem to already start embracing a mainstream adoption of AI-based video collaboration, we recognize that building the next-generation video conferencing system involves multi-fold  interdisciplinary challenges, and face many technical gaps to close.

In this workshop, we aim to collectively address this core question:  what CV techniques are/will be ready for the next-generation video conference, and how will they fundamentally change the experience of remote work, education and more? We aim to bring together experts and researchers in interdisciplinary fields to discuss the recent advances along these topics and to explore new directions. As one of the expected workshop outcomes, we expect to generate a joint report defining the key CV problems, characterizing the technical demands and barriers, and discussing potential solutions or discussions. Centered at this theme, this proposed workshop aims to provide the first comprehensive forum for CVPR researchers, to systematically discuss relevant techniques that we can contribute to as a community. 
For more details please refer to https://fvc-workshop.github.io <https://fvc-workshop.github.io/>.

Topics of Interest

Topics include but are not limited to:
	• Image display and quality enhancement for teleconferencing
	• Video compression and transmission  for teleconferencing
	• Video object segmentation, matting, and synthesis (for virtual background, etc.)
	• HCI (gesture recognition, head tracking, gaze tracking, etc.), AR and VR applications in video conferencing
	• Efficient video processing on the edge and IoT camera devices
	• Multi-modal information processing and fusion in video conferencing (audio transcription, image to text, video captioning, etc.)
	• Societal and Ethical Aspects: privacy intrusion & protection, attention engagement, fatigue avoidance, etc
	• Emerging Applications where video conferencing would be the cornerstone: remote education, telemedicine, etc.

... and many more interesting features.

Important Dates

Please prepare your submissions using CVPR submission format, the content should between 4 and 8 pages. All the accepted papers will be published in proceedings.

Paper Submission Deadline:	April 2, 2021 (11: 59 pm PDT)
Notification of Paper Acceptance: April 16, 2021 (11: 59 pm PDT)
Paper Camera Ready	: April 18, 2021 (11: 59 pm PDT)
Website: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/FVC2021 <https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/FVC2021>


Yunchao Wei University of Technology Sydney
Email: Yunchao.Wei at uts.edu.au <mailto:Yunchao.Wei at uts.edu.au>
Humphrey Shi University of Oregon
Email: shihonghui3 at gmail.com <mailto:shihonghui3 at gmail.com>
Zhangyang (Atlas) Wang University of Texas at Austin
Email: atlaswang at utexas.edu <mailto:atlaswang at utexas.edu>

Jiaying Liu Peking University
Email: liujiaying at pku.edu.cn <mailto:liujiaying at pku.edu.cn>
Vicky Kalogeiton École Polytechnique
Email: vicky.kalogeiton at polytechnique.edu <mailto:vicky.kalogeiton at polytechnique.edu>

Jiashi Feng National University of Singapore
Email: elefjia at nus.edu.sg <mailto:elefjia at nus.edu.sg>

Marta Mrak Queen Mary University of London 
Email: Marta.Mrak at bbc.co.uk <mailto:Marta.Mrak at bbc.co.uk>
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