Second Rhobin Challenge - Reconstruction of human-object interaction Call for Papers

Call for participants and papers

Second Rhobin Challenge - Reconstruction of human-object interaction in conjunction with CVPR 2024, June 2024, Seattle, USA


Important dates 

Full-paper submission deadline: March 15, 2024

Notification to authors: April 5, 2024

Camera-ready deadline: April 12, 2024

Workshop: June 17/18, 2024

Aims and scope 

This half-day workshop will provide a venue to present and discuss
state-of-the-art research in the reconstruction of human-object
interactions from images. We invite papers on topics related broadly
to human-centered interaction modeling. This could include but is not
limited to

    Estimation of 3D human pose and shape from a single image or video

    3D human motion prediction 

    Interactive motion sequence generation

    Shape reconstruction from a single image

    Object 6-DoF pose estimation and tracking

    Human-centered object semantics and functionality modeling

    Joint reconstruction of both bodies and objects/scenes

    Contact detection/estimation from visual input

    Interaction modeling between humans and objects, e.g., contact,
    physics properties

    Detection of human-object interaction semantics

    New datasets or benchmarks that have 3D annotations of both humans
    and objects/scenes.

Participation details of the Rhobin challenge can be found below. 

Submission guidelines 

We invite submissions of a maximum of 8 pages, excluding references,
using the CVPR template. Submissions should follow CVPR 2024
instructions. All papers will be subject to a double-blind review
process, i.e. authors must not identify themselves on the submitted
papers. The reviewing process is single-stage without rebuttals.

    Online Submission System:

    Submission Format: CVPR template (double column; no more than 8
    pages, excluding reference). Submissions are anonymous and should
    not include any author names, affiliations, and contact
    information in the PDF.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us.

Workshop organizers

Xi Wang, ETH Zurich, Switzerland Xianghui Xie, MPI Informatics, Germany

Nikos Athanasiou, MPI Intelligent System, Germany

Ilya Petrov, University of Tübingen, Germany

Kaichun Mo, NVIDIA, USA

Bharat Lal Bhatnagar, Meta, Switzerland

Julien Valentin, Microsoft

Dimitrios Tzionas, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Otmar Hilliges, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Luc Van Gool, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Gerard Pons-Moll, University of Tübingen and MPI Informatics, Germany

The Second Rhobin Challenge 

We propose a challenge on reconstructing 3D human and object and
estimating 3D human-object and human-scene contact, from monocular RGB
images. In this workshop, we continue to examine how well the existing
human and object reconstruction and contact estimation methods work
under more realistic settings and more importantly, understand how
they can benefit each other for accurate interaction reasoning. The
recently released BEHAVE (CVPR'22), InterCap (GCPR’22) and DAMON
(ICCV’23) datasets enable joint reasoning about human-object
interactions in real settings and evaluating contact prediction in the
wild. We use these datasets in the second Rhobin challenge to spark
research in human-object interaction modeling. Challenge winners will
be awarded on the day of the workshop.

Challenge website: 3D human reconstruction

  6DoF pose estimation of rigid objects

  Joint reconstruction of human and object

  Tracking human-object interaction in a video

  3D contact prediction from RGB images

Challenges are open and more information can be found on the website. 

Important dates 

Challenge open: February 5, 2024

Submission deadline: May 30, 2024

Winner award: June 17/18, 2024

Challenge organizers

Xianghui Xie, MPI Informatics, Germany Shashank Tripathi, MPI
Intelligent System, Germany

Dimitrios Tzionas, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Gerard Pons-Moll, University of Tübingen and MPI Informatics, Germany