1st Workshop on Future Video Conferencing (FVC) Call for Papers

Call For Papers
The 1st Workshop on Future Video Conferencing (FVC)
In Conjunction with IEEE Conference on 
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2021

Motivation and Aims

Today's demand for teleconferencing is booming, and that demand for
video-based remote collaboration is unprecedentedly growing during the
COVID-19 global pandemic. Video enabled communication is becoming more
important than ever for ensuring an organization can continue to
operate productively. Meanwhile, CV/AI techniques are quickly taking
the central role in driving this growth by creating video conferencing
applications that deliver more natural, contextual, and relevant
meeting experiences. For example, high-quality video matting and
synthesis is crucial to the now-essential functionality of virtual
background; gaze correction and gesture tracking can add to
interactive user engagement; automatic color and light correction can
improve the userís visual appearance and self-image; and all those
have to be backed up by high-efficacy video compression/transmission
and efficient edge processing which can also benefit from AI advances
nowadays. While we seem to already start embracing a mainstream
adoption of AI-based video collaboration, we recognize that building
the next-generation video conferencing system involves multi-fold
interdisciplinary challenges, and face many technical gaps to close.

In this workshop, we aim to collectively address this core question:
what CV techniques are/will be ready for the next-generation video
conference, and how will they fundamentally change the experience of
remote work, education and more? We aim to bring together experts and
researchers in interdisciplinary fields to discuss the recent advances
along these topics and to explore new directions. As one of the
expected workshop outcomes, we expect to generate a joint report
defining the key CV problems, characterizing the technical demands and
barriers, and discussing potential solutions or discussions. Centered
at this theme, this proposed workshop aims to provide the first
comprehensive forum for CVPR researchers, to systematically discuss
relevant techniques that we can contribute to as a community.
For more details please refer to https://fvc-workshop.github.io.

Topics of Interest

Topics include but are not limited to:

	* Image display and quality enhancement for teleconferencing

	* Video compression and transmission for teleconferencing

	* Video object segmentation, matting, and synthesis (for
	virtual background, etc.)

	* HCI (gesture recognition, head tracking, gaze tracking,
	etc.), AR and VR applications in video conferencing

	* Efficient video processing on the edge and IoT camera

	* Multi-modal information processing and fusion in video
	conferencing (audio transcription, image to text, video
	captioning, etc.)

	* Societal and Ethical Aspects: privacy intrusion &
	protection, attention engagement, fatigue avoidance, etc

	* Emerging Applications where video conferencing would be the
	cornerstone: remote education, telemedicine, etc.

... and many more interesting features.

Important Dates

Please prepare your submissions using CVPR submission format, the
content should between 4 and 8 pages. All the accepted papers will be
published in proceedings.

Paper Submission Deadline:	April 2, 2021 (11: 59 pm PDT)
Notification of Paper Acceptance: April 16, 2021 (11: 59 pm PDT)
Paper Camera Ready	: April 18, 2021 (11: 59 pm PDT)
Website: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/FVC2021


Yunchao Wei University of Technology Sydney
Email: Yunchao.Wei@uts.edu.au
Humphrey Shi University of Oregon
Email: shihonghui3@gmail.com
Zhangyang (Atlas) Wang University of Texas at Austin
Email: atlaswang@utexas.edu

Jiaying Liu Peking University
Email: liujiaying@pku.edu.cn
Vicky Kalogeiton …cole Polytechnique
Email: vicky.kalogeiton@polytechnique.edu

Jiashi Feng National University of Singapore
Email: elefjia@nus.edu.sg

Marta Mrak Queen Mary University of London 
Email: Marta.Mrak@bbc.co.uk