IEEE International Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction:
Real-time vision aspects of natural user interfaces

November 7, 2011, Barcelona, Spain, in conjunction with ICCV 2011 .

Call for Papers
Call for Demos
Important Dates

Panel Discussion


9:00 - 10:00 Keynote presentation

Behavior Imaging and the Study of Autism
James Rehg, GeorgiaTech

Beginning in infancy, individuals acquire the social and communication skills that are vital for a healthy and productive life. Children with developmental delays face great challenges in acquiring these skills, resulting in substantial lifetime risks. Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) represent a particularly significant risk category, due both to the increasing rate of diagnosis of ASD and its consequences. Since the genetic basis for ASD is unclear, the diagnosis, treatment, and study of the disorder depends fundamentally on the observation of behavior. Unfortunately, current methods for acquiring and analyzing behavioral data are so labor-intensive as to preclude their large scale application. In this talk, I will describe our research agenda in Behavior Imaging, which targets the capture, modeling, and analysis of social and communicative behaviors between children and their caregivers and peers. We are developing computational methods and statistical models for the analysis of vision, audio, and wearable sensor data. Our goal is to develop a new set of capabilities for the large-scale collection and interpretation of behavioral data. I will describe several research challenges in statistical modeling which arise in this area, and present illustrative results in the video-based analysis of social interactions.

10:00 - 10:15 Demo presentations

Demonstrations and Live Evaluation for the Gesture Recognition Challenge
Isabelle Guyon, Clopinet; Vassilis Athitsos, University of Texas at Arlington

MoPaCo: High Telepresence Video Communication System Using Motion Parallax with Monocular Camera
Ryo Ishii, Shiro Ozawa, Harumi Kawamura, Akira Kojima, NTT Corporation

Mid-Air Interactive Display Using Modulated Display Light
Zoran Zivkovic, Hendriek Groot Hulze, Trident Microsystems

10:15 - 11:15 Coffee break & Demos

11:15 - 12:15 Session 1: Tracking

Real-Time Upper Body Tracking with Online Initialization using a Range Sensor
Adolfo Lopez-Mendez, Marcel Alcoverro, Montse Pardas, Josep Casas, Technical University of Catalonia

Real Time Feature Point Tracking with Automatic Model Selection
Mircea Ionita, Philip Tresadern, Timothy Cootes, University of Manchester

Using Segmented 3D Point Clouds for Accurate Likelihood Approximation in Human Pose Tracking
Nicolas Lehment, Moritz Kaiser, Gerhard Rigoll, Technische Universitat Munchen

12:15 - 13:15 Session 2: Action Recognition

Real-time Sign Language Letter and Word Recognition from Depth Data
Dominique Uebersax, Juergen Gall, Michael Van den Bergh, ETH Zurich; Luc Van Gool, ETH Zurich, KU Leuven

Robust Validation of Visual Focus of Attention using Adaptive Fusion of Head and Eye Gaze patterns
Stylianos Asteriadis, Kostas Karpouzis, Stefanos Kollias, National Technical University of Athens

Measuring and Reducing Observational Latency when Recognizing Actions
Syed Zain Masood, Christopher Ellis, Adarsh Nagaraja, Marshall Tappen, Joseph LaViola, University of Central Florida; Rahul Sukthankar, Carnegie Mellon University

13:15 - 14:45 Lunch

14:45 - 16:05 Session 3: Applications

Volumetric 3D Graphics on Commodity Displays using Active Gaze Tracking
Charles Malleson,John Collomosse, University of Surrey

Monocular Omnidirectional Head Motion Capture in the Visible Light Spectrum
Jeroen Lichtenauer, Maja Pantic, Imperial College London

Developer-Centred Interface Design for Computer Vision
Gregor Miller, Sidney Fels, University of British Columbia

Freehand 3D Scanning in a Mobile Environment using Video
Patrick Wollner, Ognjen Arandjelovic, University of Cambridge

16:05- 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 - 17:00 Invited presentation

Production Quality: Computer Vision for Commercial Gaming
Nick Lord, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

17:00 - 17:30 Invited presentation

David Minnen, Oblong Industries, TBA

17:30 - 18:30 Panel discussion

Contact: zoran.z.zivkovic at gmail (dot com)