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Dear List,



For those of you interested - thank you for excusing cross-postings.



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AERFAI SUMMER SCHOOL ON

PATTERN RECOGNITION IN

MULTIMODAL HUMAN INTERACTION



4-8 june 2012, Vigo, Spain



http://aerfaiss12.uvigo.es/

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It is a pleasure to announce the Call for Participation for the AERFAI Summer School 2012 (AERFAISS'2012) organized by the Spanish Association for Pattern Recognition (AERFAI) in collaboration with the Group of Multimedia Technologies of the University of Vigo and the Multimodal Task Force of the Galician R&D Center in Advanced Telecommunications (GRADIANT).



This is the sixth edition in a series of AERFAI Summer Schools devoted to a wide range of topics in the fields of Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. The focus of this year's Summer School is to provide the students the most relevant techniques to analyze and understand the information conveyed in human's  audiovisual communication.



This event is open to any researcher or PhD-student who is interested in learning or refreshing their knowledge about the most successful approaches in the fields of human action recognition, affective computing, human-machine interfaces, human identification, behavior analysis, social signal processing, ..



The Summer School 2012 is organized as a five-day intensive course to be held June 4-8 in Vigo (Spain). Leading experts in the field shall present each tutorial, followed by a practice session with specific software and/or demos in order for participants to gain a better understanding of the theory. Non-formal poster presentations will also be organized for the participants to present their current research and interact with their scientific peers.



LIST OF CONFIRMED TALKS AND LECTURERS:



Human Action Recognition:

Ivan Laptev (INRIA , France),

http://www.irisa.fr/vista/Equipe/People/Ivan.Laptev.html



Social Behaviour Analysis from Sensor Data          :

Daniel Gatica (IDIAP, Switzerland),

http://www.idiap.ch/~gatica/



Component Analysis for Human Sensing:

Fernando de la Torre (Carnegie Melon University, USA),

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~ftorre/



Facial Signals in Affect Analysis:

Albert Ali Salah (Bogazici University, Turkey)         ,

http://www.cmpe.boun.edu.tr/~salah/



Spoken Language Processing:

Alex Acero          (Microsoft Research , USA),

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/alexac/



Speaker-Listener Interaction:

Dirk Heylen         (University of Twente , Netherlands),

http://wwwhome.ewi.utwente.nl/~heylen/Home.html



Speaker State and Trait Analysis:

Björn Schuller     (Tech. Univ. Munich, Germany),

http://www.schuller.it/



People interested in this Summer School should fill an application form that will be soon available at the webpage and send it before March 15th 2012. Confirmation of acceptance will be announced by April 1st, 2012. The early-bird registration fee for this event is available till May 1st, 2012. Please note that AERFAI's members have an important cut-off price,  so this is an excellent opportunity for participants to join the AERFAI association and register at an affordable cost. The fee includes access to all lectures, handling material, coffee breaks and lunches at the event. Half School attendance and per-lecture attendance is also possible. Please note that the number of participants registering at the AERFAI's summer schools is high with a limited number of seats available, and therefore early registration is highly recommended.







We look forward to welcoming you at the summer school !!




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