Visual observation and analysis of animal and insect behavior (VAIB'10) A 1 day workshop to be held August 22, 2010 at the 2010 International Conference on Pattern Recognition Istanbul, Turkey There has been an enormous amount of research on analysis of video data of humans, but relatively little on visual analysis of other organisms. The goal of this workshop is to stimulate and bring together the current research in this area, and provide a forum for researchers to share expertise. The following papers are planned for the program. Insects "Stereoscopic motion analysis of giant honeybees" M. Maurer, M. Ruether and Horst Bischof, F. Weihmann, T. Hoelzl, G. Kastberger "On-line counting of pests in a greenhouse using computer vision" I. Bechar, S Moisan "Robust insect classification applied to real time greenhouse infestation monitoring" R. Kumar, V. Martin, S. Moisan Flying Animals "Automated visual monitoring of nesting seabirds" P. Dickinson, C. Qing, S. Lawson, R. Freeman "Bat echolocation behavior from highspeed 3D video" Y. Xiao, R. Fisher "Reconstruction and analysis of 3d trajectories of Brazilian free-tailed bats in flight" D. Theriault, Z. Wu, N. Hristov, T. Kunz, M. Betke "Cataloging birds in their natural habitat" T. Ko, A. Cenedese, S. Soatto, D. Estrin "Detection and identification of animals using infrared and visible stereo vision" O. Levesque, R. Bergevin Ground Animals "Estimation of cow's body condition score from images" S. Battiato,G. M. Farinella, G. C. Guarnera, G. Puglisi, G. Azzaro, M. Caccamo, G. Licitra, J. D. Ferguson "Modelling cow behaviour using multi-target tracking" J. Green, A. French, C. Brignell, J. Huxley, T. Pridmore "An algorithm for automatic tracking of rat whiskers" G. Gyory, V. Rankov, G. Gordon, I. Perkon, B. Mitchinson, R. Grant, T. Prescott "Whisker detection as a shortest path problem" I. Perkon, A. Koair, J. Tasia, M. Diamond "Improved rodent contour extraction using a priori shape information" R. Sillito "Vision-based automated recognition of mice home-cage behaviors" H. Jhuang, E. Garrote, T. Poggio, A. D Steele, T. Serre "Generic phase curl localisation for an individual identification of Turing-patterned animals" T. Burghardt Fish and other marine animals "Computer assisted photo identication of dermochelys coriacea" P. M. de Zeeuw, E. J. Pauwels, E. B. Ranguelova, D. M. Buonantony, S. A. Eckert "A new taxonomy and graphical representation for visual fish analysis with a case study" G. Ros-Sanchez, G. Garcia-Mateos, L. M. Vera, F. J. Sanchez Vazquez "A Detection, Tracking, and Classification System for Underwater Images" D. E. Cline, D. R. Edgington More information can be found at: For registration, see the main ICPR web site: Workshop Organizers: R. Fisher University of Edinburgh J. Hallam University of South Denmark Y. Xiao University of Edinburgh Program Committee D. Armstrong University of Edinburgh A. Branzan Albu University of Victoria D. Forsyth University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Y. Kita Japanese Nat. Inst. of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) T. Lukins University of Edinburgh V. Martin INRIA Sophia Antipoles M. Mirmehdi University of Bristol G. Mori Simon Fraser University L. Mummert Intel S. Ravela Masssachusetts Inst of Technology C. Spampinato Universita' di Catania