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Dear colleagues,

We have received many requests for deadline extension, particularly from
colleagues at the CVPR. Please find the updated CFP for the Human Behavior
Understanding Workshop below. The deadline is extended to 5th of July.

Best,

Albert


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Call for Papers: 4th Int. Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding
(HBU'2013)

to be held in conjunction with ACM Multimedia'2013,

22 October, Barcelona, Spain


 "Focus Theme: Interactions in arts, creativity, entertainment and

edutainment"

http://www.cmpe.boun.edu.tr/hbu/2013/

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Short Description:

The Fourth Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding, organized as a

satellite to ACM MM'2013, will gather researchers dealing with the problem

of modeling human behavior under its multiple facets (expression of

emotions, display of complex social and relational behaviors, performance

of individual or joint actions, etc.), with particular attention to

interactions in arts, creativity, entertainment and edutainment. Concrete

examples are interactive art installations that sense and respond to their

viewers in novel ways, persuasive and serious games, affect-sensing systems

with educational goals, gesture-sensing tutoring systems, healthcare

systems that improve the patients’ physical or cognitive well-being,

playful interaction settings that serve beneficial purposes, to name a few.


The HBU Workshops, previously organized as satellite to ICPR, AMI, and IROS

Conferences, have a unique aspect of fostering cross-pollination of

different disciplines, bringing together researchers of multimedia,

robotics, HCI, artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, interaction

design, ambient intelligence, and 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 platform.


Keynotes:

Dr. Pushmeet Kohli, Microsoft Research Cambridge

Dr. Antonio Camurri, Univ. of Genova, DIBRIS, Casa Paganini - InfoMus

Research Centre


Topics:

The covered topics would span one or more items from the following

topic dimensions:


Human Behavior Analysis Systems

• Action and activity recognition

• Affect analysis

• Social signal processing

• Face analysis

• Gestures and haptic interaction

• Voice and speech analysis

• Learning and adaptation

• Gaze, attention and saliency


Theory and Methodology of Human Interactive Behaviors

• Theoretical frameworks of behavior analysis

• Data collection, annotation, and benchmarking

• User studies and human factors

• Interaction design


Interactive Applications

• Visual and digital arts

• Games and entertainment

• Healthcare and well-being

• Education

• Creativity

• Robotics


Submissions:

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.

Reviewing is single-blind.


The submissions will be up to 12 pages, Lecture Notes in Computer Science

style. The proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag's LNCS Series.

The papers of the workshop will also be indexed by the ACM Digital Library.


 You can submit a paper now at:

https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=hbu2013


 Important Dates:

July 5, 2013: Submission of full papers (23:59pm GMT)

August 2, 2013: Notification of acceptance

August 16, 2013: Camera-ready

October 22, 2013: Workshop


 Journal Special Issue:

There will be a post-workshop special issue at ACM Transactions on

Interactive Intelligent Systems. All workshop authors will be invited to

submit significantly extended and revised versions of their papers to the

special issue.


 Contact:

Contact A.A. Salah ([log in to unmask]) about questions regarding HBU.


 Committees:


Organizing Committee:

Albert Ali Salah, Bogaziçi Univ., Turkey.

Hayley Hung, Delft Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands.

Oya Aran, Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland.

Hatice Gunes, Queen Mary Univ. of London (QMUL), UK.


 Program Committee:

Elisabeth Andre, Univ. Augsburg, Germany

Nick Bryan-Kinns, Queen Mary Univ. London, UK

Rafael E. Calvo, Univ. of Sydney, Australia

Antonio Camurri, Univ. of Genova, Italy

Jeffrey Cohn, Univ. Pittsburgh, USA

Simon Colton, Imperial College London, UK

Fernando de la Torre, CMU, USA

Thierry Dutoit, Univ. Mons, Belgium

Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada

Jordi Gonzalez, UAB-CVC Barcelona, Spain

Daniel Gonzalez-Jimenez, Gradiant, Spain

Stefan Göbel, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Zakia Hammal, CMU, USA

Christian Jacquemin, LIMSI-CNRS, France

Alejandro Jaimes, Yahoo Barcelona, Spain

Dinesh Jayagopi, Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland

Ben Kröse, Univ. of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Cem Keskin, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK

Dana Kulic, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada

Matei Mancas, Univ. of Mons, Belgium

Louis-Philippe Morency, USC, USA

Florian 'Floyd' Mueller, RMIT, Australia

Frank Nack, Univ. of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Hiroshi Okuno, Kyoto Univ., Japan

Isabella Poggi, Univ. Roma Tre, Italy

Thierry Pun, Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland

Francis Quek, Virginia Tech, USA

Ben Schouten, Eindhoven Tech. Univ., the Netherlands

Björn Schuller, Tech. Univ. Munich, Germany

Alan Smeaton, Dublin City Univ., Ireland

Koray Tahiroglu, Aalto Univ., Finland

Reiner Wichert, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany

Giorgios Yannakakis, Univ. of Malta, Malta


-- 
Dr. Albert Ali Salah
Bogazici University, Computer Engineering Dept.
34342 Bebek  - Istanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 359 (7774)
http://www.cmpe.boun.edu.tr/~salah/
Bogazici University, Cognitive Science MA Program
http://www.cogsci.boun.edu.tr
"If you are interested in Cognitive Sciences in Turkey, please consider
joining the two communication groups established by the CogSci programs of
METU and Bogazici Univ.; one in LinkedIn (
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4348599) and the other in GoogleGroups:
cogsci-news-tr (http://groups.google.com/group/cogsci-news-tr?hl=en)."

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