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*** Apologies for cross postings ***

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

ACM/SSPNET 2nd INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FACIAL ANALYSIS AND  
ANIMATION (FAA)

School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK. October 21st, 2010

** http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/faa/ **

** Registration is now open - please register in advance **

** The full programme is also now available on the meeting website **

Facial animation is a broad and exciting area of research drawing on  
multiple disciplines: computer graphics and animation provide the  
means to render and display a face, computer vision can be used to  
measure, interpret and decode facial actions, while psychology can  
help provide the emotive human element of animation. However, creating  
convincing facial animation is an exceptionally difficult task – each  
one of us is an expert judge in deciding whether an animation is  
realistic or not. In today’s world, facial animation has more  
applications than ever before: from video game characters to movie  
actor doubles, from machine facial displays to psychological research  
stimuli.

The aim of FAA is to bring together researchers and practitioners from  
both academia and industry – particularly in VFX and games -  
interested in all aspects of facial animation and related analysis.

We are pleased to announce that *registration for FAA 2010 is now  
open* at http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/faa/.  FAA 2010 follows the  
successful FAA 2009 meeting, details
of which can be found at http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/faa2009/.

FAA 2010 Invited Speakers:

Catherine Pelechaud (CNRD, LTCI, TELECOM ParisTech, France)
Bernd Bickel (Disney Research, ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

We hope to see you in Edinburgh!

FAA Co-Chairs


Chairs: Darren Cosker (Uni. of Bath), Gregor Hofer (Uni. of  
Edinburgh), Michael Berger (Uni. of Edinburgh) and Will Smith (Uni. of  
York).

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