Call for Paper for VECTaR 2010 (In Conjunction with ACCV 2010), The 2nd International Workshop on Video Event Categorization, Tagging and Retrieval (VECTaR 2010), 9-November-2010, We are pleased to announce the call for paper for the 2nd International Workshop on Video Event Categorization, Tagging and Retrieval (In Conjunction with ACCV 2010) Details are below. Deadline for submission: July 31st, 2010 Dates: November 9th, 2010 Location: Queenstown, New Zealand Website: First Call for Papers One of the remarkable capabilities of human visual perception system is to interpret and recognize thousands of events in videos, despite high level of video object clutters, different types of scene context, variability of motion scales, appearance changes, occlusions and object interactions. As an ultimate goal of computer vision system, the interpretation and recognition of visual events is one of the most challenging problems and has increasingly become very popular for decades. This task remains exceedingly difficult because of several reasons: 1) there still remain large ambiguities in the definition of different levels of events. 2) A computer model should be capable of capturing the meaningful structure for a specific event. At the same time, the representation (or recognition process) must be robust under challenging video conditions. 3) A computer model should be able to understand the context of video scenes to have meaningful interpretation of a video event. Despite those difficulties, in recent years, steady progress has been made towards better models for video event categorisation and recognition, e.g., from modelling events with bag of spatial temporal features to discovering event context, from detecting events using a single camera to inferring events through a distributed camera network, and from low-level event feature extraction and description to high-level semantic event classification and recognition. The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for recent research advances in the area of video event categorisation, tagging and retrieval. The workshop seeks original high-quality submissions from leading researchers and practitioners in academia as well as industry, dealing with theories, applications and databases of visual event recognition. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Motion interpretation and grouping Human Action representation and recognition Abnormal event detection Contextual event inference Event recognition among a distributed camera network Multimodal event recognition Spatial temporal features for event categorisation Hierarchical event recognition Probabilistic graph models for event reasoning Machine learning for event recognition Global/local event descriptors Metadata construction for event recognition Bottom up and top down approaches for event recognition Event-based video segmentation and summarization Video event database gathering and annotation Efficient indexing and concepts modelling for video event retrieval Semantic-based video event retrieval Online video event tagging Evaluation methodologies for event-based systems Event-based applications (security, sports, news, etc.) Important Dates Submission deadline: July 31st, 2010 Notification of acceptance: September 15th, 2010 Camera-ready papers: September 30th, 2010 Workshop: November 9th, 2010 Workshop Chairs Ling Shao, The University of Sheffield, UK Jianguo Zhang, Queen's University Belfast, UK Tieniu Tan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Thomas S. Huang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA Paper Submission When submitting manuscripts to this workshop, the authors acknowledge that manuscripts substantially similar in content have NOT been submitted to another conference, workshop, or journal. However, * DOUBLE submission to the ACCV main conference and VECTaR * is allowed. The format of a paper submission is the same as the ACCV main conference except that the page limit is 10. Please follow instructions on the ACCV 2010 website For the paper submission, please go to the Submission Website ( Review Each submission will be reviewed by at least three reviewers from program committee members and external reviewers for originality, significance, clarity, soundness, relevance and technical contents. Accepted papers will be published together with the proceedings of ACCV 2010 by Springer. High-quality papers will be invited to submit in an extended form to an edited book or a special issue of a good computer vision journal after the conference. Program Committee Faisal Bashir, Heartland Robotics, USA Xu Chen, University of Michigan, USA Ling-Yu Duan, Peking University, China GianLuca Foresti, University of Udine, Italy Kaiqi Huang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Thomas S. Huang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA Yu-Gang Jiang, City University of Hong Kong, China Graeme A. Jones, Kingston University, UK Ivan Laptev, INRIA, France Jianmin Li, Tsinghua University, China Xuelong Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Zhu Li, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China Xiang Ma, IntuVision, USA Paul Miller, Queen¡¯s University Belfast UK. Shin'ichi Satoh, National Institute of Informatics, Japan Ling Shao, The University of Sheffield, UK Peter Sturm, INRIA, France Tieniu Tan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Xin-Jing Wang, Microsoft Research Asia, China Tao Xiang, Queen Mary University London, UK Jian Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Jianguo Zhang, Queen's University Belfast, UK Contacts Dr. Ling Shao, Email: ling.shao at Dr. Jianguo Zhang, Email: jianguo.zhang at