CALL FOR PAPERS
Second International Workshop on
Recognition, Analysis and Tracking of Faces and Gestures
in Real-time Systems
In conjunction with ICCV 2001, Vancouver, Canada 13th July 2001. (Workshop 9)
The workshop is over. Thank you to all who
attended or contributed to making it a successful workshop. We look
forward to seeing you again at the next RATFG workshop. This will
probably with ICCV 2003 in Beijing.
Many applications such as human-computer interaction, surveillance or
video indexing require the accurate, detection and tracking of faces
and hands, as well as recognition and interpretation of their gestures
and recognition of the faces. Common to all these application fields
is that they have to meet relatively fixed real-time demands. The
workshop is intended to expand the scope of the ICCV conference to
novel approaches in the area of face and hand gesture tracking and
recognition, and the visual monitoring of human activity. The workshop
will stress techniques and systems which tackle problems in real-time.
A major goal of the workshop is to highlight and discuss the relevance
of recent developments to industrial applications. We therefore
encourage the participation of representatives from industry.
| 9:00 ||Invited talk by Dr. Hans Peter Graf|
Sample-based Synthesis of Talking Heads
| 9:50 ||
A. Tal Reconstruction of Movies of Facial Expressions|
S.-H.Lai An Integrated Approach to 3D Face Model Reconstruction from Video
|11:00 ||Invited talk by Prof. Rama Chellappa|
Tracking with Attributes Using Probabilistic Techniques
|11:50 || N. Shimada Real-time 3-D Hand Posture Estimation based on 2-D Appearance Retrieval Using Monocular Camera
Y. Li Video-based online face recognition using identity surfaces
|14:00 ||Invited talk by Prof. Matthew Turk|
Why Eigenfaces (don't) Work
F. de la Torre Automatic Learning of Appearance Face Models
S. Li Nonlinear Mapping of Multi-View Face Patterns Into a Zero Mean Gaussian Distribution in a Low Dimensional Space
Luo Ruijiang Real-Time Stereo Tracking of Multiple Moving Heads|
F. Kjeldsen Facial Gestures
J. Ahlberg Using the Active Appearance Algorithm for Face and Facial Feature Tracking
|17:15 ||Poster & Demo introduction talks (2min each), poster session & demos. |
|18:30 ||Buffet.(posters and demos continue)|
- Head and Hands 3D Tracking in Real Time by the EM Algorithm
O. Bernier, D. Collobert
- Dynamic Time Warping for Off-line Recognition of a Small Gesture Vocabulary
- Signer-Independent Sign Language Recognition Based on SOFM/HMM
G. Fang, W. Gao, J. Ma
- Boosting for Fast Face Recognition
G.-D. Guo, H.-J. Zhang
- A Vision-based Microphone Switch for Speech Intent Detection
G. Iyengar, C. Neti
- Face Detection Utilizing Audio and Video Cues
B. Kapralos, M. Jenkin, E. Milios, J.K. Tsotsos
- Efficient Real-Time Face Tracking in Wavelet Subspace
R.S. Feris, R.M. Cesar Jr., V. Kruger
- GMM Hand Color Classication and Mean Shift Tracking
T. Kurata, T. Okuma, M. Kourogi, K. Sakaue
- Independent View-Subspace Analysis of Multi-View Face Patterns
S. Z. Li, X.-G. Lv, H.-J. Zhang
- Fast Hand Gesture Recognition for Real-Time Teleconferencing Applications
W. J. MacLean, R. Herpers, C.Pantofaru, L. Wood, K. Derpanis, D.Topalovic, J. Tsotsos
- Learning Visual Models of Social Engagement
B. A. Singletary, T.E. Starner
- Hybrid Face Recognition Systems for Profile Views Using The MUGSHOT Database
F. Wallhoff, S. Muller, G.Rigoll
- Auto Clustering for Unsupervised Learning of Atomic Gesture Components
M. Walter, A. Psarrou, S. Gong
- Facial Expression Recognition Using Continuous Dynamic Programming
H. Zhang, Y. Guo
- Robust Facial Feature Point Detection Under Nonlinear Illuminations
J.-H. Lai, P.C. Yuen, W.S. Chen, S. Lao M. Kawade
- A Stabilized Adaptive Appearance Changes Model for 3D Head Tracking
Z. Zivkovic, F. Van der Heijden
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Localization and tracking of faces and hands
- Face recognition
- Localization and recognition of facial features and action units. Facial expression detection and interpretation.
- Dynamics and learning for gesture interpretation
- Applications of face and hand gesture recognition
- Applications in the area of teleconferencing and distance learning
- Retrieval of faces in video sequences
- Video compression of facial and body movements, particularly in MPEG4 encoders.
- Tracking of people, surveillance and visual interpretation of human movements.
Instructions to authors
- Oral presentations are assigned 25 minutes. Authors should allow some time for questions.
- An LCD projector will be available for those presenters bringing their own computer.
- An overhead transparency projector will also be available.
- Poster presentations will be on the same boards as used for ICCV posters
- The display space for each poster will be 6 feet (1.8 meters) wide by 4 feet (1.2 meters) high. The display boards
will be made of cork and we will provide push pins to attach your posters (no tape allowed).
- Poster presenters will have the opportunity to give an overview of
their work in a two minute oral presentation, using a maximum of
two or three foils (no laptop projections).
The workshop will include invited talks from the following:
The following spoke at RATFG-RTS 1999:
| Bill Freeman || MERL, USA;
| James Crowley || INRIA, France;
| Dimitris Metaxas, || University of Pennsylvania;
| Thomas Vetter, || MPI Fuer Biol. Kybernetik, Germany.
Proceedings will be published by the IEEE, and camera-ready papers
will have to meet their guidelines. Electronic submission of final
papers will be necessary.
|Papers due || 6 February 2001.
|Notification of acceptance || 22 March 2001.
|Camera ready copy due to aws(AT)watson.ibm.com|| 18 April 2001.
|Workshop|| 13 July 2001.
We will have a number of demonstrations of face and gesture systems. Please contact The demonstration chair: Markus Michaelis if you would like to bring a demonstration of your system.
We are very pleased to receive very generous sponsorship from
and administrative support from
The workshop web page is at http://www.research.ibm.com/people/a/aws/ratfg/ and is being updated regularly. Please check back here for more information.
Note: All email addresses are mangled. substitute `@' for (AT)
Andrew Senior aws(AT)watson.ibm.com
Last modified: Thu Aug 9 12:11:27 EDT 2001