Call for Tutorial Proposals

Proposals are solicited for tutorials to be organized in conjunction with the 2017 IEEE Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2017:, which will be held from May 30 to June 3, 2017 in Washington, DC, USA. The tutorials should complement and enhance the scientific program of FG 2017 by providing authoritative and comprehensive overviews of growing themes that are of sufficient relevance with respect to the state-of-the-art and the conference topics.

Accepted tutorials will be held on either May 30 or June 3, 2017, in the same venue as the FG 2017 main conference, Double Tree by Hilton Washington, DC, USA. The tutorials are half-day events (3 to 4 hours including breaks).

We solicit proposals on any topic of interest to the FG community. Interdisciplinary topics that could attract a significant cross-section of the community are highly encouraged. We particularly welcome tutorials which address advances in emerging areas not previously covered in an FG related tutorial.

A tutorial proposal should include:
• Title
• Proposer’s contact information and short CV
• Names of any additional lecturers and short CV
• Tutorial description and description of relevance to the FG community and an evaluation plan
• References and experience of the instructors with respect to the proposed tutorial topic
• Planned length of the tutorial
• List of relevant tutorials recently presented in other conferences
• Requirements (e.g., facilities, internet access, etc.),
• Other useful information (e.g., estimated attendance, slides/notes available, etc.).

The main conference will provide rooms, equipment, and coffee breaks for the tutorials. For any additional questions please contact Carlos Busso ( and Shangfei Wang (, FG 2017 Workshops Chairs.
For your reference, the titles of the three tutorials held in conjunction with the previous FG conference (FG2015, were as follows:

  • Iris recognition
  • Discriminative learning for single sample face recognition
  • BEAT: An online web-platform for reproducible research

Review process

Tutorial proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their estimated benefit for the community and their fit within the tutorials program as a whole. Factors to be considered include: relevance, timeliness, importance, and audience appeal; suitability for presentation in a half or full day format; past experience and qualifications of the instructors. Selection will also be based on the overall distribution of topics, expected attendance, and specialties of the intended audiences.

Submission process

Tutorial proposals must be sent to the workshops and tutorials chairs, Carlos Busso ( and Shangfei Wang (, with email subject “FG 2017 Tutorial Proposal: [title of your tutorial]” before January 16th, 2017. Decisions will be communicated to the proposers by December February 3, 2017.

Important Dates:

Tutorial proposals due: January 16, 2017
Notification of acceptance: February 3, 2017.
Workshops and tutorials: May 30 and June 3, 2017

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