UHBER: Multimodal Data Analysis for Understanding of Human Behaviour, Emotions and their Reasons Call for Papers

UHBER: Multimodal Data Analysis for Understanding of Human Behaviour, Emotions and their Reasons - 
Special Session @ CBMI 2024

This special session addresses the processing of all types of data
related to understanding of human behaviour, emotion, and their
reasons, such as current or past context. Understanding human
behaviour and context may be beneficial for many services both online
and in physical spaces. For example detecting lack of skills,
confusion or other negative states may help to adapt online learning
programmes, to detect a bottleneck in the production line, to
recognise poor workplace culture etc., or maybe to detect a dangerous
spot on a road before any accident happens there. Detection of unusual
behaviour may help to improve security of travellers and safety of
dementia sufferers and visually/audio impaired individuals, for
example, to help them stay away from potentially dangerous strangers,
e.g., drunk people or football fans forming in a big crowd.

In the context of multimedia retrieval, understanding human behaviour
and emotions could help not only for multimedia indexing, but also to
derive implicit (i.e., other than intentionally reported) human
feedback regarding multimedia news, videos, advertisements,
navigators, hotels, shopping items etc. and improve multimedia

Humans are good at understanding other humans, their emotions and
reasons. For example, when looking at people engaged in different
activities (sport, driving, working on a computer, working on a
construction site, using public transport etc.), a human observer can
understand whether a person is engaged in the task or distracted,
stopped the recommended video because the video was not interesting,
or because the person quickly found what he needed in the beginning of
the video. After observing another human for some time, humans can
also learn the observed individuals’ tastes, skills and personality

Hence the interest of this session is, how to improve AI understanding
of the same aspects? The topics include (but are not limited to) the

    Use of various sensors for monitoring and understanding human
    behaviour, emotion / mental state / cognition, and context: video,
    audio, infrared, wearables, virtual (e.g., mobile device usage,
    computer usage) sensors etc.

    Methods for information fusion, including information from various
    heterogeneous sources.

    Methods to learn human traits and preferences from long term

    Methods to detect human implicit feedback from past and current

    Methods to assess task performance: skills, emotions, confusion,
    engagement in the task and/or context.

    Methods to detect potential security and safety threats and risks.

    Methods to adapt behavioural and emotional models to different end
    users and contexts without collecting a lot of labels from each
    user and/or for each context: transfer learning, semi-supervised
    learning, anomaly detection, one-shot learning etc.

    How to collect data for training AI methods from various sources,
    e.g., internet, open data, field pilots etc.

    Use of behavioural or emotional data to model humans and adapt
    services either online or in physical spaces.

    Ethics and privacy issues in modelling human emotions, behaviour,
    context and reasons.

Organisers of this special session are:

    Elena Vildjiounaite, Johanna Kallio, Sari Järvinen, Satu-Marja Mäkela, and Sari Järvinen,
    VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, Finland.
    Benjamin Allaert, IMT-Nord_Europe, France.
    Ioan Marious Bilasco, University of Lille, France.
    Franziska Schmalfuss, IAV GmbH, Germany.

Please direct correspondence to uhber@cbmi2024.org

Paper submission: 6 pages + 1 page of references
Deadline: 22 march 2024