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Albert Ali Salah <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 20 Jul 2011 11:22:05 +0200
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Final Call for Papers
HBU 2011: Second Int. Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding 2011
(http://hbu2011.fbk.eu)

in conjunction with International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence
16 November 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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[submission date extended, keynotes and social event updated]
Aims:
New technology and algorithms empower computers with ways to
analyze human behavior. Human behavior understanding not only
improves the existing applications with more ways of interaction and
smarter decision and response logic, it also opens up new venues and
application areas. This workshop will gather researchers dealing
with the problem of analysing and modeling human behavior under its
multiple facets (expression of activities and emotions, display of
complex social and relational behaviors, performance of individual
or joint actions, etc.), with particular attention to systems that
aim to induce behavioral change in their users. Concrete examples
are intelligent tutoring systems that rely on analysis to provide
feedback (e.g. sign language tutoring based on gesture analysis),
healthcare systems that improve the patientsí physical or cognitive
well-being, interactive games that serve beneficial purposes (e.g.
improving fitness), technologies that promote positive behavioral
change (e.g. environmental sustainability and better life-styles),
to name a few. The Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence has a
clear contiguity with the purposes of the workshop, and we expect it
to be an excellent meeting ground for theory- and application-related
aspects of the subject.

Keynotes:
-Nuria Oliver, Telefonica Research
-Wijnand Ijsselsteijn, Eindhoven University of Technology

Organizing Committee:
-Albert Ali Salah, Bogazici University ([log in to unmask])
-Bruno Lepri, MIT and FBK ([log in to unmask])

Program Committee:
-Hamid Aghajan, Stanford Univ.
-Lale Akarun, Bogazici Univ.
-Oya Aran, IDIAP
-Mark Cavazza, Tesside Univ.
-Mauro Cherubini, Telefonica Research
-Jeffrey Cohn, Univ. of Pittsburgh
-Theo Gevers, Univ. of Amsterdam
-Jordi Gonzalez, CVC
-Dirk Heylen, Univ. of Twente
-Stephen Intille, Northeastern Univ.
-Taemie Kim, MIT
-Tsvika Kuflik, Univ. of Haifa
-Maja Pantic, Imperial College London
-Alex Pentland, MIT
-Fabio Pianesi, FBK
-Peter Robinson, Cambridge Univ.
-Michael Ryoo, ETRI
-Ben Schouten, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology
-Nicu Sebe, Univ. of Trento
-Alessandro Vinciarelli, Univ. of Glasgow
-Massimo Zancanaro, FBK

Important Dates:
July 27, 2011: (EXTENDED) Submission of full paper (23:59pm GMT)
August 15, 2011: Notification of acceptance
August 22, 2011: 2-page extended abstract (camera-ready)
September 17, 2011: Camera-ready
November 16, 2011: Workshop

Paper Submission:
Submissions must represent original material.
Papers are accepted for review with the understanding that the same
work has been neither submitted to, nor published in another
journal or conference. All manuscripts will undergo a rigorous
review process by the members of the program committee.
A (post-conference) Springer CCIS volume will collect the full papers,
and the papers will be available through Springerlink.
Extended versions will be invited to a journal special issue.
See website for more information.

Social Event:
There will be a social dinner that brings together the participants of
HBU with the participants of the parallel AmI Workshop "Interactive
Human Behavior Analysis in Open or Public Spaces," organized by
J.M. Odobez, D. Gavrila, and H. Hung.

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