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HBU 2014 : Human Behavior Understanding


Conference Series : Human Behavior Unterstanding
When Sep 12, 2014 - Sep 12, 2014
Where Zurich
Submission Deadline Jun 13, 2014
Notification Due Jul 4, 2014
Final Version Due Jul 11, 2014
Categories    computer vision   social signal processing   multimodal interaction   behavior analysis

Call For Papers

Call for Papers: 5th Int. Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding (HBU'2014) to be held in conjunction with ECCV'14, 12 September, Zurich, Switzerland

"Focus Theme: Computer Vision for Complex Social Interactions"
Short description:

The Fifth Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding, organized as a satellite to ECCV'14, 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 the focus topic of computer vision for complex social interactions.

While different aspects of social interactions are tackled in several venues, this workshop will solicit computer vision solutions that clearly advance the field, and chart the future of computer analysis of complex interactions.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
-Human behavior capture technology and benchmark datasets
-Social activity detection, tracking, reconstruction, and recognition
-Social scene representation and understanding
-Social behavior modeling and prediction
-Multimodal social signal integration
-Causality and reciprocity of social interaction
-Applications of social intelligence

The HBU is organized as a full-day, single track event with invited talks, oral and poster presentations.

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.
You can submit a paper now at:

Invited Speakers:
Shai Avidan, Tel-Aviv University
Marco Cristani, University of Verona
David Forsyth, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Daniel Gatica-Perez, Indiap Research Institute
Fei-Fei Li, Stanford University
James Rehg, Georgia Institute of Technology
Nicu Sebe, University of Trento
Alessandro Vinciarelli, University of Glascow

Important Dates:
13 June: Submission of full papers (23:59pm PST)
4 July: Notification of acceptance
11 July: Camera-ready paper submissions
12 September: HBU Workshop

You may contact H.S. Park ( or A.A. Salah ( about questions regarding HBU.

Organizing Committee:
Hyun Soo Park, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Albert Ali Salah, Boğaziçi University, Turkey
Yong Jae Lee, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Louis-Philippe Morency, University of Southern California, USA
Yaser Sheikh, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Rita Cucchiara, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Program Committee:
Hamid Aghajan, Stanford University, USA
Oya Aran, Idiap Research Institute, CH
Richard Bowden, University of Surrey, UK
Wongun Choi, NEC Laboratories America, USA
Peter Carr, Disney Research, USA
Marco Cristani, University of Verona, IT
Fernando de la Torre, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Laurence Devillers, LIMSI, FR
Hamdi Dibeklioglu, Delft University of Technology, NL
Pınar Duygulu Sahin, Bilkent University, TR
Hazım Ekenel, Istanbul Technical University, TR
Alireza Fathi, Stanford University, USA
Raquel Fernandez Rovira, University of Amsterdam, NL
David Forsyth, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
Roland Goecke, University of Canberra, AU
Jordi Gonzalez, UAB-CVC Barcelona, ES
Hatice Gunes, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Alexander Hauptmann, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Hayley Hung, Delft University of Technology, NL
Nazli Ikizler-Cinbis, Hacettepe University, TR
Quiang Ji, Ransellaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Mohan Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, SG
Cem Keskin, Microsoft Research, UK
Kris Kitani, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Ivan Laptev, INRIA, FR
Patrick Lucey, Disney Research, USA
Simon Lucey, CSIRO, AU
Jean Marc Odobez, Idiap Research Institute, CH
Greg Mori, Simon Fraser University, CA
Vittorio Murino, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and University of Verona, IT
Massimo Piccardi, University of Technology, Sydney, AU
Shishir Shah, University of Houston, USA
Alan Smeaton, Dublin City University, IE
Leonid Sigal, Disney Research, USA
Khiet Truong, University of Twente, NL

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