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Wed, 11 Mar 2020 07:49:52 +0100
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CVPR'20 Workshop CFP: Challenges and Promises of Inferring Emotion from
Images and Video

There is a disconnect between what computer vision (and AI) researchers
think emotions are and how they are conveyed through facial expressions and
body pose, and what the actual science tells us.
Take faces as an example. Undoubtedly, faces offer information that helps
us navigate our social world, influence whom we love, and determine who we
trust or who we believe to be guilty of a crime. But to what extent does an
individual’s face reveal the person’s internal emotions? To what extent
(and how) can we design computer vision systems to accurately interpret an
emotion or intention from a raised eyebrow, a curled lip, or a narrowed
eye? And to what degree are these visual cues influenced by body pose and
Recent research shows that faces or body expressions alone are insufficient
to perform a reverse inference of image to emotion, and that context,
personal believes, and cultural must be accounted for. This workshop will
present these limitations and examine several alternative approaches to
successfully interpret the emotion and intent of others.

TOPICS OF INTEREST (include but are not limited to)
• The role of context in the study of emotion
• Common errors in inferring emotion from images and video
• Cultural and situational influences
• Face and body cues and their interaction
• Biomechanics role in inferring emotion
• Dynamics of facial and body actions in the expression of emotion
• Cross-cultural studies of emotional expression in the wild
• Biologically-inspired computer vision systems
• Computer vision algorithms in the study of psychopathologies
• Biases caused by limitations on the available datasets
• Ethics of inferring emotion from images and video

• Paper submission deadline: 19th March 2020 (11:59pm Pacific Time)
• Notification to authors: 11th April 2020
• Camera ready deadline: 20th April 2020 (11:59pm Pacific Time)
• Workshop date: 14, 15 or 19th June 2019 (TBD)

• Prof. Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of
psychology at Northeastern University, with appointments at Harvard Medical
School and Massachusetts General Hospital in psychiatry and radiology.
• Prof. Alexander Todorov, Professor at Princeton University. Studies how
people perceive, evaluate, and make sense of the social world.
• Prof. Ralph Adolphs, Bren Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and
Biology; Allen V. C. Davis and Lenabelle Davis Leadership Chair, Caltech
Brain Imaging Center; Director, Caltech Brain Imaging Center.
• Prof. Rachael Jack, Reader at University of Glasgow; and associate member
of the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology.

• Aleix M. Martinez, The Ohio State University
• Sergio Escalera, Universitat de Barcelona and Computer Vision Center
• Qianli Feng, The Ohio State University



*Dr. Sergio Escalera Guerrero*Head of Human Pose Recovery and Behavior
Analysis group / ICREA Academia / Project Manager at the Computer Vision
Vice-president of ChaLearn Challenges in Machine Learning, Berkeley
Associate professor at Universitat de Barcelona / Universitat Oberta de
Catalunya / Aalborg University /
Dalhousie University
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