Special Sessions

Special Session Title: Remote Physiological Measurement from the Face and Body
Link: http://alumni.media.mit.edu/~djmcduff/assets/Special_Session_FG2017.pdf
Description: Over the past 10 years there have been significant advances in remote imaging methods for capturing physiological signals. These methods utilize machine learning and digital signal and image processing to recover very subtle changes in videos caused by human physiology. Physiological parameters including pulse rate, respiration rate, pulse rate variability, blood oxygenation, blood perfusion, and pulse transit time have been measured using these approaches. These signals are clinically important as vital signs and are also influenced by autonomic nervous system activity. For instance, remote measurement of physiological responses has also been leveraged to build systems for remotely capturing cognitive load and stress during computer tasks.

A special session on remote measurement of physiology from the face and body will be hosted at the 12th IEEE Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition in Washington DC in June 2017.

We welcome submissions on topics related remote physiological measurement. Submissions will be peer-reviewed and should follow the standard FG2017 IEEE format.

Special Session Title: Analysis of Group Interactions
Link: http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~poppe004/fg2017/
Description: Dyadic (two-person) and small group interactions punctuate our everyday life and amount to far more than the collection of individual behaviors. Coordination in both time and space is often meaningful for the specific interaction setting or the outcome of the interaction. We have witnessed impressive advances in the visual analysis of face and body. We also have started to interpret individual behavior. Now, it’s time to move beyond the analysis of the individual. In the special session “Analysis of Group Interactions”, we focus on challenges in the detection and recognition of group interactions from video, in the analysis of group affect and personality and in the analysis of group dynamics and processes. Papers, according to the FG guidelines, can be submitted through https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/FG2017/. After peer review, accepted papers will be published in the main conference proceedings on IEEE Xplore. Deadline for submission is December 15.

We focus on open submission and will advertise the session publicly as well as target specific researchers.

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