Facial and Body Expressions, micro-expressions and behavior recognition Call for Papers

all for Papers - FBE2020
Workshop on 
Facial and Body Expressions, micro-expressions and behavior recognition
January 10th, 2021 - Milan, Italy

The workshop will be held in conjunction with ICPR2020: 
The 25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 
Milan, Italy, January 10-15, 2021.

Website: https://micc.unifi.it/FBE2020/

Submission deadline: October 10th, 2020

Submission server: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/FBE2020


In recent years there has been an increasing interest in several
fields of research for analyzing human behaviour. Typically these
works focus on macro-level recognition such as activities or explicit
human-human interactions. Systems built to address these tasks assume
that what is recognized corresponds to the true intentions of the
observed person. This may not be always the case, since macro-level
behaviors can be easily counterfeited.

For this reason, the interest in understanding micro-level behaviors
has emerged, since these are often connected to involuntary reactions
which are less likely to be faked or concealed. Understanding strong,
unbiased behaviors is also a key aspect in several fields. For
example, in security critical applications, observing posture, gait
and small body movements could reveal malicious intentions. Moreover,
body movements and behaviors could also be used to profile or
re-identificate subjects without harming their privacy.

In general, low-level expressions and behaviors are more difficult to
recognise than high-level ones, due to the fine-grained nature of the
problem. It is also a fact that with the recent technological
advancement, the means of data acquisition and processing have also
dramatically improved, enabling new applications and analyses. To
reliably understand facial micro-expressions, for example, there are
both spatial and temporal issues to take into account. On the one hand
it is necessary to either acquire and process high-resolution images
or rely on different kinds of data such as high-quality depth maps. On
the other hand, micro-expressions occur over an extremely short
timespan (<500ms) and might not even be detectable with conventional
low-framerate cameras. If some years ago it was not possible to
acquire these kinds of data and process them, now it certainly is.

=== SCOPE ===

In this workshop we are interested in submissions focused but not
limited on low-level characteristics, either facial or related to the
human body, aiming at understanding high-level concepts. We are also
interested in applications leveraging this information, for user
profiling or behavior understanding.The workshop also favours positive
criticism of current works and encourages new perspectives on the
matter. Moreover, as we are all living in a world where our personal
data is used and often abused, we are also interested in privacy
issues that arise when profiling users. Finally, we also promote the
creation of new datasets for both facial micro-expressions and body
behavior understanding. Submissions are invited from all areas of
pattern recognition.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

    Face expressions
    Emotion recognition
    Behavior analysis
    Action recognition
    Gait recognition
    3D recognition
    Micro-expression recognition
    Body analysis
    User profiling and suggestion
    Deep learning tailored for face and behavior recognition
    Representation learning
    Unsupervised and semi-supervised learning
    Multi-resolution, multi-sensor, multi-modal analysis
    Public benchmark datasets and evaluation protocols


All the submissions will be subjected to single-blind review
process. Submitted papers should not have been published, accepted or
under review elsewhere.  The submissions can be up to 12-15 pages for
full papers or 6-8 pages for short papers (Springer Template).  All
the papers must be submitted using the template you can find at this
All the papers should be submitted using CMT:
https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/FBE2020 Accepted submissions will
be presented either as oral or posters, and published in the ICPR 2020
Workshops volume, edited by Springer.


Paper submission: October 10th, 2020
Author notification: November 10th, 2020
Camera-Ready Paper submission: November 15th, 2020


Vittorio Murino, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Moi Hoon Yap, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Federico Becattini, University of Florence, Italy
Federico Pernici, University of Florence, Italy

=== CONTACTS ===

For any question regarding the workshop please contact Federico
Becattini at federico.becattini@unifi.it

Please distribute this call to interested parties.