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Titre : "Special session about Behavior imaging at next ICIP 2014"


Séverine Dubuisson, Jean-Marc Odobez, Mohamed Chetouani


Human behavior understanding using both computer vision and signal
processing has become of major interest since the emergence of numerous
applications in various domains, such as social signal processing, affective
computing or human-computer interaction. Recent advances in computer vision,
signal processing and pattern recognition now make it possible to consider
the development of tools or systems for human-human interaction or
human-computer interaction analysis.
In line with these current efforts, behavior imaging was first introduced in
the context of behavioral disorder monitoring (e.g. autism). The key concept
of behavior imaging is to improve, through interdisciplinary approaches,
automatic computing methods with the long-term goal of enhancing human
behavior analysis.

Motivation and Rationale:

The purpose of behavior imaging is to capture, model and analyze social and
communicative behaviors during different situations: human-human,
human-computer/virtual agent/robot interactions. Long-term goals are very
challenging with several open issues. This special session proposes to
address several of these challenges by bringing together researchers active
in the different areas of behavior imaging, including (but not limited to)
human social behavior modeling and analysis (role of the dynamics, joint
modeling of different cues, defined on different scales), facial, gesture
and speech analysis for behavior and interaction modeling, human- computer
or human-human interaction (and their mutual influence during interaction),
affective computing, activity analysis, datasets and annotation development
for benchmarking. The objective of this special issue is to discuss which
methodologies and problems may take advantage of new advanced techniques in
the field of image processing, computer vision, machine learning and pattern

Call for papers:
Submission of papers: January 31, 2014
Notification of paper acceptance: April 30, 2014 Submission of camera-ready
papers: May 15, 2014 Author registration: May 25, 2014

More information on ICIP 2014 website:


Sponsors :

This special session will be co-sponsored by the European Community’s
Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 288241 (MICHELANGELO), and the Labex SMART supported by French state funds managed by the ANR within the Investissements d’Avenir programme under reference ANR-11-IDEX-0004-02.