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Call for Participation
CHI2006 Workshop on


HCI AND THE FACE

http://www.bartneck.de/workshop/chi2006


Introduction
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The human face plays an important role in many aspects of verbal and
non-verbal communication. As such, the face is a rich source of information
relevant to human-computer interaction. The fields of eye gaze tracking and
face recognition have both reached sufficient maturity that several
companies now offer commercial products based on these technologies. By
contrast, other aspects of facial information processing, including
expression and gesture recognition have yet to reach a comparable stage of
development. This workshop will consist of a general assessment of the state
of the art of facial information processing in HCI. By examining a broad
range of topics in HCI related to this theme we will attempt to understand
why certain areas of face-based HCI, such as facial expression processing
and robotic facial display, have lagged others, such as gaze tracking, and
identity recognition. The goal is to collectively arrive at a set of
research strategies to bring the more slowly developing areas up to speed.

An extended list of possible topics will be made available at the workshop¹s
web site. Briefly:
€ Innovative methods for controlling robotic faces
€ Expression and gesture measurement and tracking tools
€ The role of context in processing facial information
€ Multimodality: combining facial information with affective data such as
EMG and galvanic response
€ Theory and research paradigms
€ Key privacy, trust, and security issues for face processing applications
€ Face technology for the disabled
€ The face in technology for the aging population
€ Face technology for entertainment computing and games
€ Funding, publication and exchange of research


Format
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The workshop will consist of a day long highly interactive format that will
encourage group dialogue and knowledge transfer/sharing.


Submission Details
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Submissions should consist of 2 - 4 page position statements in ACM format.
Statements should be submitted as PDF files not exceeding 5 MB in size, and
should be sent by e-mail to [log in to unmask]


Important Dates
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December 15th, 2005: Submission deadline
February 1st, 2006: Notification of acceptance
March 1st, 2006: Accepted papers published on workshop web site
April 23rd, 2006: Workshop


Organizers
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Michael J. Lyons, ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Labs
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Christoph Bartneck, TU/e Department of Industrial Design
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Further information can be found at the workshop¹s website
http://www.bartneck.de/workshop/chi2006 .

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