Last call for participation to the



4-8 june 2012, Vigo, Spain


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, the Galician R&D Center in Advanced Telecommunications (GRADIANT) and the Visual Computing and Machine Learning Group of the University of Porto.

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 forparticipants 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. 



Human Action Recognition: Ivan Laptev (INRIA , France),


Social Behaviour Analysis from Sensor Data: Daniel Gatica (IDIAP, Switzerland),


Component Analysis for Human Sensing: Fernando de la Torre (Carnegie Melon University, USA),


Facial Signals in Affect Analysis: Albert Ali Salah (Bogazici University, Turkey)


Spoken Language Processing: Alex Acero (Microsoft Research , USA),


Speaker-Listener Interaction: Dirk Heylen (University of Twente , Netherlands),


Speaker State and Trait Analysis: Björn Schuller  (Technical University of Munich, Germany),



People interested in this Summer School should fill an application form that is available at the webpage and send it before May 15th 2012. Confirmation of acceptance will be announced 2 days after the submission. The early-bird registration fee forthis event is available till May 15th, 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. 

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


The AERFAISS'12 Organizing Committee




Best regards


Jose Luis Alba-Castro


José Luis Alba Castro

Associate Professor

Chair of the Signal Theory and Communications Department

University of Vigo

36310 Vigo, Spain

Ph:+34 98681260

Fax: +34 986812116





Dr. Albert Ali Salah
Bogazici University, Computer Engineering Dept.
34342 Bebek  - Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: (+90) 212 359 7774
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