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Date: Thu, 5 May 2011 10:51:19 +0000
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Dear List,

The following call might be of interest to those of you working in the field of Human Behaviour Analysis:


2011 Outstanding Young Researcher in Automatic Human Behaviour Analysis AWARD


This award is made annually for distinguished early-career research
contributions in machine analysis of human behavior.  To be eligible,
nominees must be within TWO YEARS of earning their PhD.

The Award is sponsored by the European Research Council Starting Grant
agreement no. ERC-2007-StG-203143 (MAHNOB) and is administered by the
Awards Committee of the CVPR4HB Workshop Organization.

The Award Winner will be invited to give a KEYNOTE lecture on their
work during the CVPR4HB workshop.
 In 2011, the workshop will take place on June 25, 2011, in Colorado
Springs, USA, in conjunction with the annual IEEE Int'l Conference on
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition).

The recipient will also be invited to contribute an article for


This award is made annually for early-career (within 2 years of PhD)
distinguished research contributions in machine analysis of human

"A distinguished research contribution in machine analysis of human
behaviour" is high-quality original research that has direct
implications and contributions to machine analysis of naturally
occurring human behavior. All areas of vision-based, audio-based, and
multimodal human-human, human-environment, and human-computer
interaction will be considered including human affect analysis, social
signals and social behaviour analysis, facial expression analysis,
body gesture and action analysis, and sign language analysis.


A nomination for the award consists of:
1.      The full name and contact details of the nominator.
2.      The full name and contact details of the nominee.
3.      A description provided by the nominator of the nominee's
distinguished research contribution in machine analysis of human
behavior and its theoretical or applied importance.  Descriptions are
limited to 300 words and should be written in a form that is
accessible to a general computing science audience.
4.      A CV of 1 to 2 pages of the nominee.
5.      A list of all peer-reviewed conference and journal publications of
the nominee.  If including in-press publications, please include
documentation from the journal.
6.      The name and email address of a referee who would be able to
provide an independent assessment of the nominee's research
contribution. Referees must be based in an institution other than the
nominator and the nominee.


Submit nominations in the form of a single electronic file in PDF
format to Maja Pantic <[log in to unmask]> and Stefanos Zafeiriou
<[log in to unmask]>. The name of the nominator and the
nominee must be in the title of the file.


June 5, 2011: Deadline for nomination submission
June 20, 2011: Winner announcement
June 25, 2011: Keynote by the winner at CVPR4HB 2011
Summer 2011: Submission of the paper to Image and Vision Computing Journal

Thank you for excusing cross-postings,

Maja Pantic, Stefanos Zafeiriou, Björn Schuller
On behalf of the Award Committee

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