7th Visual observation and analysis of Vertebrate And Insect Behavior workshop Call for Papers


Call for Papers
7th Visual observation and analysis of Vertebrate And Insect Behavior workshop


A 1 day workshop to be held September 13 or 18, 2020 (date still being
allocated) at the 2020 International Conference on Pattern Recognition
Milan, Italy (www.micc.unifi.it/icpr2020/)

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 7th VAIB workshop is to stimulate and bring 
together the current research in this area, and provide a forum for
researchers to share expertise. As we want to make this more of a
discussion workshop, we encourage work-in-progress presentations.
Reviewing will be lightweight and only 4 page extended abstracts will
be circulated to attendees. The abstracts will not be included in the
official ICPR proceedings, but will be accessible from the VAIB20 web
page (as with previous VAIB workshops).

The issues that the research will address include (but not limited to):

         detection of living organisms
         organism tracking and movement analysis
         dynamic shape analysis
         classification of different organisms (eg. by subspecies)
         assessment of organism behavior or behavior changes
         size and shape assessment
         health monitoring
         specialized monitoring techniques

These problems can be applied to a variety of species at different sizes, 
such as fruit and house flies, crickets, cockroaches and other insects, 
mice and rats, commercial farm animals such as poultry, cows and horses,
and wildlife monitoring, etc. One aspect that they all have in common is
video data.

More information can be found at: http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/rbf/vaib20.html

         Submission: a 4 page extended abstract in PDF to rbf@inf.ed.ac.uk 
                by June 15, 2020 (prefer using ICPR style)
         Acceptance: August 1
         Revised extended abstracts: August 15
         Workshop: September 13 or 18, 2020 (date still being allocated)

Workshop Organizers:
         R. Fisher       University of Edinburgh (Chair, contact: rbf@inf.ed.ac.uk)
         J. Hallam       University of South Denmark
         S. Palazzo      Universita' di Catania

Program Committee

J. Atanbori         Hull University
M. Betke	    Boston University
B. Boom             Cyclomedia
A. Branzan Albu     University of Victoria
T. Burghardt        University of Bristol
A. Cartas Ayala     Universitat de Barcelona
J. Denzler          Universitat Jena
A. French           Nottingham University
A. Gabdulkhakova    Vienna University of Technology
L. N. Govindarajan  Brown University
A. Hoogs            Kitware
X. Jiang            Universiteit Muenster
M. Kampel           Technical University of Vienna
Y. Kita             Japanese Nat. Inst. of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
W. Kropatsch        Vienna Technical University
R. Megret           University of Puerto Rico
M. Mirmehdi         University of Bristol
N. Napp             State University of New York at Buffalo
M. Nilsson          Lund Tekniska Hogskola
R. Poppe            Universiteit Utrecht
E. Psota            University of Nebraska-Lincoln
S. Ravela           Massachusetts Inst of Technology
B. Risse            Universitat Muenster
R. Sillito          Actual Analytics
C. Spampinato       Universita' di Catania
Y. Xiao             University of West England