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Call for Papers: 3rd Int. Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding
to be held in conjunction with IROS'2012, 7-12 October, Algarve, Portugal

- apologies for cross posting -

Short Description:
The Third Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding, organized as a
satellite to IROS'2012, will gather researchers dealing with the problem of
computational modeling and understanding of human behavior under its
multiple facets (expression of emotions, display of relational attitudes,
performance of individual or joint actions, imitation, etc.), with
particular attention to implications in robotics, including additional
resource and robustness constraints of robotic platforms, social aspects of
human-robot interaction, and developmental approaches to robotics.

The HBU Workshops, previously organized as satellite to ICPR and AMI
Conferences, have a unique aspect of fostering cross-pollination of
different disciplines, bringing together researchers of robotics, HCI,
artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, interaction design, ambient
intelligence, psychology. The diversity of human behavior, the richness of
multi-modal data that arises from its analysis, and the multitude of
applications that demand rapid progress in this area ensure that the HBU
Workshops provide a timely and relevant discussion and dissemination

The covered topics include, among others:
    Autonomous mental development
    Behavioral biometrics
    Benchmarking studies on novel databases
    Facial, gestural and voice-based affect recognition for robotics
    Human motion analysis and action recognition
    Human-robot interaction
    Imitation learning (learning from demonstration)
    Mathematical description and integration of contextual information
    New feature selection and extraction methods
    Novel sensors (e.g. RGB-D cameras)
    Pattern discovery
    Robots and smart environments
    Sign-language recognition
    Social behavior analysis & modeling, multimodal behavior patterns
    Temporal patterns

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.
The submissions will be up to 12 pages, Lecture Notes in Computer Science
style. The proceedings of HBU 2010 and HBU 2011 were published as a book in
Springer Verlag's LNCS Series. LNCS approval is pending for HBU 2012.
Submission and reviewing are handled via the EasyChair system. You can
submit a paper now at:

Important Dates:
1 July 2012: Submission deadline for full papers
25 July 2012: Notification of acceptance
7 August 2012: Camera-ready paper
Second week of October: Workshop at IROS’12, (7 or 12 October 2012,
Algarve, Portugal)

Invited Keynotes:
The first keynote is confirmed as:
François Bremond (INRIA), "Scene Understanding and Assisted Living"

Organizing Committee:
Albert Ali Salah, Bogazici University, Turkey.
Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Universidad de Chile, Chile.
Cetin Mericli, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, INRIA, France.

Program Committee:
Levent Akin, Bogazici University, Turkey.
Brenna Argall, Northwestern University, USA.
Kai Arras, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg, Germany.
Sven Behnke, University Bonn, Germany.
Tony Belpaeme, University of Plymouth, UK.
François Bremond, INRIA, France.
Ginevra Castellano, University Birmingham, UK.
Kerstin Dautenhahn, University Hertfordshire, UK.
Vanessa Evers, University of Twente, The Netherlands.
Ian Fasel, University of Arizona, USA.
Michael Goodrich, Brigham Young University, USA.
Verena Hafner, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany
Luca Iocchi, Roma University, Italy.
Hatice Kose, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.
Ben Krose, University of Amsterdam & Hogeschool van Amsterdam, The
Manuel Lopes, INRIA, France.
Tekin Meriçli, Bogazici University, Turkey.
Yukie Nagai, Osaka University, Japan.
Mark Neerincx, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
Catherine Pelachaud, TELECOM-ParisTech, France.
Dennis Reidsma, University of Twente, The Netherlands.
Erol Sahin, Middle East Technical University, Turkey.
Komei Sugiura, NICT, Japan.
Leila Takayama, Willow Garage, USA.
Adriana Tapus, ENSTA-ParisTech, France.
Tijn van der Zant, University Groningen, The Netherlands.
Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
Rodrigo Verschae, AMTC-Chile, Chile.
Juan Wachs, Purdue University, USA.
Zeynep Yucel, ATR, Japan.

Dr. Albert Ali Salah
Bogazici University, Computer Engineering Dept.
34342 Bebek  - Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: (+90) 212 359 7774
Bogazici University, Cognitive Science MA Program
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