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Ali Salah <[log in to unmask]>
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Call for Papers: 4th Int. Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding
to be held in conjunction with ACM Multimedia'2013, 22 October, Barcelona,

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

- apologies for cross posting -

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.

Dr. Pushmeet Kohli, Microsoft Research Cambridge
Dr. Antonio Camurri, Univ. of Genova, DIBRIS, Casa Paganini - InfoMus
Research Centre

The covered topics would span one or more items from each of 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

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 previous HBU editions were published by Springer
Verlag's LNCS Series. LNCS approval is pending for HBU 2013. The papers of
the workshop will also be indexed by the ACM Digital Library.

You can submit a paper now at:

Important Dates:
June 28, 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 A.A. Salah ([log in to unmask]) about questions regarding HBU.

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 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)
Bogazici University, Cognitive Science MA Program

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