The Third Micro-Expression Grand Challenge (MEGC) Workshop
In Conjunction with 15th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2020), May 18-22, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Micro-facial expressions (MEs) are involuntary movements of the face that occur spontaneously in a high-stakes environment. Computational analysis and automation of tasks on micro expressions is an emerging area in face research, with a strong interest appearing as recent as 2014. Only recently, the availability of a few spontaneously induced facial micro-expression datasets has provided the impetus to advance further from the computational aspect. CAS(ME)2 and SAMM Long Videos are two facial macro- and micro- expression databases which contain long video sequences. While much research has been done on short videos, there has been not many attempts to spot micro-expressions on long videos. This workshop is organized with the aim of promoting interactions between researchers and scholars from within this niche area of research, and also those from broader, general areas of computer vision and psychology research.
1. To organize the third Grand Challenge for facial micro-expression research, involving spotting macro- and micro-expression on long videos in CAS(ME)2 and SAMM. 
2. To solicit original works that address a variety of challenges of ME research, but not limited to:
ME spotting/detection by using self-supervised learning
ME recognition by using self-supervised learning
ME feature representation and computational analysis
Unified ME spot-and-recognize schemes
Deep learning techniques for MEs spotting and recognition
MEs data analysis and synthesis
New datasets for MEs
Psychology of MEs
Detail of the three challenges can be found in the workshop website, Challenge submissions should be accompanied by a paper submission.
Workshop paper format should adhere to the paper submission guidelines for FG2020:
Submission website:
Important Dates
Submission Deadline *extended*: 6th February 2020
Notification: 14 Feb 2020
Camera-Ready: 28 Feb 2020
Organizing Chairs 
Su-Jing Wang Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 
Moi Hoon Yap Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
John See Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Xiaopeng Hong Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Xiaobai Li University of Oulu, Finland
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