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HBU 2013 : Fourth Int. Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding


Conference Series : Human Behavior Unterstanding
When Oct 22, 2013 - Oct 22, 2013
Where Barcelona - Spain
Submission Deadline Jul 5, 2013
Notification Due Aug 2, 2013
Final Version Due Aug 16, 2013
Categories    human computer interaction   pattern recognition   multimedia   arts

Call For Papers

Call for Papers: 4th Int. Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding (HBU'2013)
to be held in conjunction with ACM Multimedia'2013, 22 October, Barcelona, Spain

"Focus Theme: Interactions in arts, creativity, entertainment and edutainment"

Short Description:
The Fourth Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding, organized as a satellite to ACM MM'2013, will gather researchers dealing with the problem of modeling human behavior under its multiple facets (expression of emotions, display of complex social and relational behaviors, performance of individual or joint actions, etc.), with particular attention to interactions in arts, creativity, entertainment and edutainment. Concrete examples are interactive art installations that sense and respond to their viewers in novel ways, persuasive and serious games, affect-sensing systems with educational goals, gesture-sensing tutoring systems, healthcare systems that improve the patients’ physical or cognitive well-being, playful interaction settings that serve beneficial purposes, to name a few.

The HBU Workshops, previously organized as satellite to ICPR, AMI, and IROS Conferences, have a unique aspect of fostering cross-pollination of different disciplines, bringing together researchers of multimedia, robotics, HCI, artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, interaction design, ambient intelligence, and psychology. The diversity of human behavior, the richness of multi-modal data that arises from its analysis, and the multitude of applications that demand rapid progress in this area ensure that the HBU Workshops provide a timely and relevant discussion and dissemination platform.

Dr. Pushmeet Kohli, Microsoft Research Cambridge
Dr. Antonio Camurri, Univ. of Genova, DIBRIS, Casa Paganini - InfoMus Research Centre

The covered topics would span one or more items from each of the following topic dimensions:
Human Behavior Analysis Systems
• Action and activity recognition
• Affect analysis
• Social signal processing
• Face analysis
• Gestures and haptic interaction
• Voice and speech analysis
• Learning and adaptation
• Gaze, attention and saliency

Theory and Methodology of Human Interactive Behaviors
• Theoretical frameworks of behavior analysis
• Data collection, annotation, and benchmarking
• User studies and human factors
• Interaction design

Interactive Applications
• Visual and digital arts
• Games and entertainment
• Healthcare and well-being
• Education
• Creativity
• Robotics

Submissions must represent original material. Papers are accepted for review with the understanding that the same work has been neither submitted to, nor published in, another journal or conference. All manuscripts will undergo a rigorous review process by the members of the program committee. The submissions will be up to 12 pages, Lecture Notes in Computer Science style. Just like the earlier editions, the proceedings of HBU 2013 will be published by Springer Verlag's LNCS Series. The papers of the workshop will also be indexed by the ACM Digital Library.

You can submit a paper now at:

Important Dates:
July 5, 2013: Submission of full papers (23:59pm GMT)
August 2, 2013: Notification of acceptance
August 16, 2013: Camera-ready
October 22, 2013: Workshop

Journal Special Issue:
There will be a post-workshop special issue at ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems. All workshop authors will be invited to submit significantly extended and revised versions of their papers to the special issue.

Contact A.A. Salah ( about questions regarding HBU.

Organizing Committee:
Albert Ali Salah, Bogaziçi Univ., Turkey.
Hayley Hung, Delft Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands.
Oya Aran, Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland.
Hatice Gunes, Queen Mary Univ. of London (QMUL), UK.

Program Committee:
Elisabeth Andre, Univ. Augsburg, Germany
Nick Bryan-Kinns, Queen Mary Univ. London, UK
Rafael E. Calvo, Univ. of Sydney, Australia
Antonio Camurri, Univ. of Genova, Italy
Jeffrey Cohn, Univ. Pittsburgh, USA
Simon Colton, Imperial College London, UK
Fernando de la Torre, CMU, USA
Thierry Dutoit, Univ. Mons, Belgium
Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada
Jordi Gonzalez, UAB-CVC Barcelona, Spain
Daniel Gonzalez-Jimenez, Gradiant, Spain
Stefan Göbel, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Zakia Hammal, CMU, USA
Christian Jacquemin, LIMSI-CNRS, France
Alejandro Jaimes, Yahoo Barcelona, Spain
Dinesh Jayagopi, Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland
Ben Kröse, Univ. of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Cem Keskin, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
Dana Kulic, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada
Matei Mancas, Univ. of Mons, Belgium
Louis-Philippe Morency, USC, USA
Florian Mueller, RMIT, Australia
Frank Nack, Univ. of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Hiroshi Okuno, Kyoto Univ., Japan
Isabella Poggi, Univ. Roma Tre, Italy
Thierry Pun, Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland
Francis Quek, Virginia Tech, USA
Ben Schouten, Eindhoven Tech. Univ., the Netherlands
Björn Schuller, Tech. Univ. Munich, Germany
Alan Smeaton, Dublin City Univ., Ireland
Koray Tahiroglu, Aalto Univ., Finland
Reiner Wichert, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany
Giorgios Yannakakis, Univ. of Malta, Malta

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