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 January 11, 2021 at the 
2020 International Conference on Pattern Recognition
Milan, Italy (www.micc.unifi.it/icpr2020/)
(rescheduled to January 10-15, 2021).

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: 

         Submission: a 4 page extended abstract in PDF to rbf@inf.ed.ac.uk 
                by October 10, 2020 (prefer using ICPR style)
         Acceptance: November 10, 2020
         Revised extended abstracts: November 24
         Workshop: January 11, 2021

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