Call for Papers

Computer vision and pattern recognition are the main technologies used for automatic monitoring of public spaces. Effective approaches for tracking people, recognizing poses, postures, gestures, collective crowd phenomena in public environments have been developed in the last years, especially in the video surveillance context, aimed at classifying (suspect, unusual, abnormal) behaviors.

In parallel, new technologies are being developed for sensing and monitoring inappropriate behavior in social media (e.g., identity theft, abuses on chlidren, etc.), a setting where the problems requiring surveillance technologies in the physical space tend to appear, in a different form, more and more frequently. Not to mention the critical role that social media play nowadays in a large number of activities that have a potential impact on the public sphere, from flash-mobs stopping the traffic for a few minutes to nation-wide revolutions.

This workshop aims at gathering researchers active in computer vision and pattern recognition, human sciences and automatic behavior understanding to tackle the problems above in an interdiscplinary perspective. Joint research across different communities will have a major impact on any technology that can benefit from automatic monitoring approaches, including video-surveillance, architecture, ambient intelligence, marketing, office space design, urbanism, etc..

Interested participants are invited to submit papers that should describe high-quality original research joining computer vision and pattern recognition, human sciences and automatic behavior understanding areas. Topics of interest include (but are by no means limited to):

  • Proxemics
  • Human ethology
  • Kinesics
  • Spatial Empathy
  • Territoriality
  • Expressions and emotions
  • Tracking: multi-person, multi-camera, group/crowd
  • Motion segmentation and analysis
  • Crowd/group analysis and simulation
  • Social force models
  • Collective and emergent behaviour
  • Gesture/Action recognition
  • Activity analysis
  • Multi-person/group/crowd interaction analysis
  • Spatial and temporal reasoning
  • Sensory integration and data fusion
  • Social media and security
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Situation awareness and understanding
  • Applications: Ambient Intelligence, Surveillance and Monitoring, Domotics, Intelligent, Perceptual Marketing