Anticipating Human Behavior

Munich, Germany, 8th September 2018, in conjunction with ECCV'18

About

In contrast to humans that are very good in anticipating the behavior of other objects, animals, or humans, developing methods that anticipate human behavior from video or other sensor data is very challenging and has just recently received an increase of interest. In the past, the features for analyzing, in particular, visual data like images or videos were too weak such that approaches that predict the future were unlikely to succeed.

This burden has been overcome due to recent progress in this field. The anticipation of human behavior, however, is not well defined in the literature and varies depending on the task in terms of granularity and time horizon. In the context of driver assistance systems, the prediction of the trajectory of a pedestrian needs to be within centimeter accuracy but only for a very short time horizon of one second.

For tracking applications or motion planning, the potential destination of a human and trajectories of several seconds or minutes to reach the destination need to be predicted. In order to prioritize several tasks for a service robot during a day, only the rough time and location of an activity is needed. For instance, when the robot anticipates that the owner wants to cook in one hour, the robot will be in the kitchen at the right time.
The purpose of this workshop is to discuss recent approaches that anticipate human behavior from video or other sensor data, to bring together researchers from multiple fields and perspectives, and to discuss major research problems and opportunities and how we should coordinate efforts to advance the field.

The topics of interest for this workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Early activity recognition
  • Anticipation of trajectories
  • Anticipation of human poses
  • Anticipation of activitiesor events
  • Anticipation of groupbehavior
  • Predicting frames, featuresor semantic in videos or other sensor data
  • Predicting use of objects or affordances
  • Datasets, evaluation, and benchmarking
  • Applications including but not limited to robotics, autonomous systems, virtual/augmented reality
Prospective authors will be invited to submit a regular paper of previously unpublished work (ECCV workshop format) or an extended abstract of a published or ongoing work via the workshop webpage.

All the submissions will be reviewed by the workshop’s international program committee.

Accepted regular papers will be presented during the oral or poster sessions and included in the ECCV workshop proceedings. Accepted extended abstracts will be presented at the poster session.

We provide a limited number of travel grants for early career researchers, which present their work at the workshop.

Dates

Submission 06.07.2018 Notification 31.07.2018 Camera-ready 30.08.2018 Workshop 08.09.2018

Submission and Registration

Regular Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit a 14-page paper (ECCV format) via the workshop submission web-page. The papers will be reviewed by an international Program Committee. Reviews will be double-blind according to ECCV guidelines. The papers are expected to present novel work. Authors should take into account the following: All papers must be written in English and submitted in PDF format. The maximum paper length is 14 pages, excluding references. The workshop paper submission guidelines are the same as the Main Conference papers. Submissions will be rejected without review if they: contain more than 14 pages (excluding references); violate the double-blind policy; violate the dual-submission policy. Authors will have the opportunity to submit supplementary material. Accepted papers will be published by Springer together with all other ECCV workshop papers as post-proceedings. Regular workshop publications are intended to be treated just like conference publications, in that at least one of the authors is required to register for the conference (and hence pay the registration fee).

Extended Abstracts

Prospective authors are invited to submit a 2-page extended abstract (ECCV format) via the workshop submission web-page. The abstracts will be reviewed by an international Program Committee. Reviews will be single-blind according to ECCV guidelines. The extended abstracts might summarize already published work, work under review, or work in progress.
Authors should take into account the following: All papers must be written in English and submitted in PDF format. The maximum paper length is 2 pages, excluding references. In contrast to regular papers, the authors names should be added to the extended abstract.
Accepted extended abstract will not be published and dot not count as a publication. Instead, the authors will present their work either as poster or oral presentation at the workshop. Registration for the workshop will be required.

Paper Template

https://eccv2018.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/eccv2018kit.zip

Travel Grants

If you wish to be considered for a travel grant, please mark 'yes' to the question 'Are you applying for a travel grant?' when submitting your paper or extended abstract on CMT.

Submission Web-Page

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Travel Grants

We provide a limited number of travel grants for early career researchers, which present their work at the workshop. The travel grants will cover parts of the travel cost (conference fee, accommodation, transport). The amount will be determined. The selection will be based on the quality of the submission and the current academic career stage. We aim to support in particular female researchers.
If you wish to be considered for a travel grant, please mark 'yes' to the question 'Are you applying for a travel grant?' when submitting your paper or extended abstract on CMT. The grant will be awarded to the presenter who is required to be co-author of the submission but not necessary first author. Eligible are students at Master or PhD level and PostDocs at universities and academic institutions. It is allowed to apply for other travel grants as well.
If you have been awarded a travel grant, you will get detailed instructions per email. Only actual expenses will be reimbursed up to the amount of the grant. For this, you have to send us the original receipts after the workshop. If you receive a travel grant from another source, you can use both as long as the travel grants reimburse different expenses. For instance, you can use one grant for the conference fee and the second for the accommodation.

Speakers

Prof. Abhinav Gupta, Carnegie Mellon University, United States of America Abhinav Gupta is an associate professor at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. Abhinav Gupta is a recipient of the PAMI Young Researcher Award, ICRA Best Student Paper Award, Sloan Fellowship, Bosch Young Faculty Fellowship, and Google Faculty Research Award. His research has also been featured in Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Slashdot, and on the BBC. His research interests include video forecasting. Prof. Jianbo Shi, University of Pennsylvania, United States of America Jianbo Shi studied Computer Science and Mathematics as an undergraduate at Cornell University where he received his B.A. in 1994. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of California at Berkeley in 1998, for his thesis on Normalize Cuts image segmentation algorithm. He joined The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in 1999 as a research faculty, where he led the Human Identification at Distance (HumanID) project, developing vision techniques for human identification and activity inference. In January 2003, he joined the Department of Computer & Information Science at University of Pennsylvania where he is currently a Professor. His research interests include predicting future movements of humans from first person videos.

Programm

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Organizers

Prof. Juergen Gall University of Bonn Prof. Jan van Gemert Delft University of Technology Prof. Kris Kitani Carnegie Mellon University, United States of America

Program committee

Sergio Escalera University of Barcelona, Spain Basura Fernando Australian National University, Australia David Fouhey UC Berkeley, United States of America Kristen Grauman University of Texas at Austin, United States of America Hildegard Kühne University of Bonn, Germany Thomas B. Moeslund Aalborg University, Denmark Silvia Pintea Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Nick Rhinehart Carnegie Mellon University, United States of America Michael S. Ryoo Indiana University Bloomington, United States of America Mohit Sharma Carnegie Mellon University, United States of America Leonid Sigal University of British Columbia, Canada Josef Sivic INRIA, France/Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic Gul Varol INRIA, France Carl Vondrick Google, United States of America Jiajun Wu Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America Angela Yao University of Bonn, Germany

Contact

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Gall

University of Bonn

Institute of Computer Science

Computer Vision

Group Endenicher Allee 19a

53115 Bonn, Germany

E-mail: ahb2018@lists.iai.uni-bonn.de

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