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1st CALL FOR PAPERS
Multimedia Information Processing for Personality & Social Networks
Analysis Workshop
2018 International Conference on Pattern Recognition
August 20-24, Beijing, China
Web site: http://chalearnlap.cvc.uab.es/workshop/28/description/
Paper submission: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/MIPPSNA2018/
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Computer Vision and Multimedia information processing are fruitful
research fields that have focused in a number of tasks, among them,
those dealing with the analysis of human behavior. Although great
advances have been obtained in the, so-called, Looking at People
field, it is only recently that attention from this area is targeting
problems that have to do with more complex and subconscious behaviors.
For instance, personality and social behaviors are only starting to be
explored from computer vision and multimedia information processing
perspectives.

In this context, we are organizing the 1st MIPPSNA 2018 workshop that
aims to compile the latest research advances on the analysis of
multimodal information for facing problems that are not visually
obvious, this is, problems for which the sole visual analysis is
insufficient to provide a satisfactory solution. Specifically, two
problems are of interest for the workshop: personality analysis and
social behavior analysis, although submissions in related topics will
be considered as well.

The following are topics of interest for the workshop:
- All aspects of human behavior analysis in the context of social
networks by using multimodal information. Including but not limited to
gesture/action, emotion recognition, personality analysis and
human-computer interaction
- Personality analysis from multimodal information. Including textual,
visual, and audible information
- Information fusion for the analysis of human behavior in the context
of social networks
- Information retrieval, categorization and clustering of social
networks data, including images, text, and videos
- Analysis of human intention from social networks data involving
multimodal information
- New tasks, data sets and benchmarks on human behavior analysis from
multimodal information
- Solutions and novel methodologies for approaching the tasks
considered in the ICPR 2018 Multimedia Information Processing for
Personality & Social Networks Analysis Challenge


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Paper Submission
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Submit your paper using the following link:
https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/MIPPSNA2018/

Accepted papers will be published in Springer LNCS as post
proceedings. Authors should follow the instructions from LNCS series
for preparing their papers:
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0. The
papers must not exceed 12 pages, including references.


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Associated Challenge
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The workshop is associated to the ICPR 2018 Multimedia Information
Processing for Personality & Social Networks Analysis Challenge,
accepting submissions from participants that describe their solutions
to the tasks:

***DivFusion***
The DivFusion task builds on the MediaEval Retrieving Diverse Social
Images Tasks and challenges the participants to develop highly
effective information fusion techniques. The participants will be
provided with several query results, content descriptors and output of
various existing diversification systems. They are to employ fusion
strategies to refine the retrieval results thus to improve even more
the diversification.

***HWxPI***
This contests ask participants to develop methods for estimating the
personality traits of users from their handwritten texts and the
corresponding transcripts (image and text modalities considered). The
challenge comprises two phases: a development (participants develop
and tune their systems, feedback in validation data is provided ) and
a final phase (participants submit predictions on test samples for
evaluation).

For more information see:
http://chalearnlap.cvc.uab.es/challenge/27/description/.


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Journal Special Issue
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A Special Issue associated to the workshop and challenge is planned in
a top tier journal (more information coming soon).


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Important dates
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- End of ICPR contest: June 16, 2018
- Deadline for paper submission: June 30, 2018
- Author notification of acceptance: July 10, 2018
- Camera ready submission: July 18, 2018
- Workshop & Challenge award ceremony: August, 2018 (@ ICPR 2018)
- Publication of proceedings: Autumn 2018


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Overall coordination
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Hugo Jair Escalante, Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y
Electronica, Mexico (contact person, [log in to unmask])
Bogdan Ionescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Esaú Villatoro, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, campus Cuajimalpa, Mexico
Gabriela Ramírez, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, campus Cuajimalpa, Mexico
Sergio Escalera, Computer Vision Center & University of Barcelona,
Barcelona, Spain
Martha Larson, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Henning Müller, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
(HES-SO), Switzerland
Isabelle Guyon, UPSud and researcher at INRIA (Université Paris-Saclay), France


On behalf of the organizers,

Prof. Bogdan IONESCU
ETTI - University Politehnica of Bucharest
http://campus.pub.ro/lab7/bionescu/

Research Center CAMPUS
http://www.campus.pub.ro
https://facebook.com/upbcampus
https://twitter.com/upbcampus

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