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CFP: 2nd Workshop on Observing and Understanding Hands in Action (HANDS 2016)

danhang-tang – Posted on March 13, 2016 at 2:40 am

  • Website: http://www.iis.ee.ic.ac.uk/dtang/hands2016/
  • Location: Las Vegas
  • Field: Computer Vision
  • Submission Deadline: April 8, 2016
  • Conference Date: June 26, 2016
  • About the Conference:
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                         2nd International Workshop on

              Observing and Understanding Hands in Action

                                    HANDS 2016


                   in conjunction with IEEE CVPR 2016

              Las Vegas, USA – June 26th to July 1st, 2016

               Paper Submission Deadline: April 8, 2016

              Extended Abstract Deadline: April 25, 2016





    Development of RGB-D sensors (Kinect, Asus, Intel Creative, Leap Motion

    etc) and camera miniaturization (wearable cameras, smart phones,

    ubiquitous computing) have opened the door to a whole new range of

    technologies and applications which require detecting hands and

    recognizing hand poses in a variety of scenarios.

    Our program will feature several high-quality invited talks, oral and

    poster presentations, and a panel discussion to identify key research

    questions and highlight future research directions. We invite submissions

    of theoretical and applied papers in all areas covered by the workshop,

    including, but not limited to:

    - Hand detection

    - Hand pose and gesture recognition

    - 3D articulated hand tracking

    - Hand modelling and rendering

    - Grasping and object manipulation

    - Hand activity recognition

    - Gesture interfaces

    - Egocentric vision systems

    - Structured prediction

    - Applications of hand pose estimation in AR/VR

    - Applications of hand pose estimation in robotics and haptics

    - Driver hand activity analysis

    In the spirit of Chalearn “looking at people” for body pose estimation or

    Pascal VOC Challenge for object recognition, we organize a challenge

    associated with this workshop. We aim at comparing new and established

    methods for hand detection and pose estimation on a standard and varied

    data set covering multiple scenarios and settings. We released such

    dataset and encourage participants to use it for evaluation and to

    participate in the challenge.

    In addition to regular papers, we also invite extended abstracts of

    ongoing or published work, and invite authors of previous and ongoing work

    to submit empirical results to our challenge. Accepted extended abstracts will 

    be presented as a poster at the workshop. We receive your prior publications 

    or CVPR16 main conference papers on the relevant topics as extended abstracts. 




    Submission deadline:             April 8th

    Notification of acceptance:      May   6th

    Camera ready deadline:           May   13th

    Extended abstract deadline:      April 25th

    Workshop:                        July  1st




    Tae-Kyun Kim, Imperial College London, UK

    Gregory Rogez, INRIA, France




    Antonis Argyros, FORTH, Greece

    Deva Ramanan, University of California, Irvine, USA

    Jamie Shotton, Microsoft Research, UK

    Mohan Trivedi, University of California, SAN DIEGO, USA




    Eshed Ohn-Bar, University of California, SAN DIEGO, USA

    James S. Supancic III, University of California, Irvine, USA

    DanHang Tang, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA




    Chen Yu (Indiana University)

    Christian Theobalt (MPI Informatik)

    HyungJin Chang (Imperial College London)

    Iason Oikonomidis (FORTH)

    Javier Romero (MPI-IS)

    Jonathan Tompson (Google)

    Jonathan Taylor (Microsoft Research Cambridge)

    Jürgen Gall (University of Bonn)

    Leonid Sigal (Disney Lab)

    Li Cheng (AStar)

    Nikolaos Kyriazis (FORTH)

    Otmar Hilliges (ETH Zurich)

    Richard Stebbing (Oxford University)

    Robert Wang (Oculus)

    Srinath Sridhar (MPI Informatik)

    Tsz Ho Yu (Oculus)

    Yichen Wei (Microsoft Research Asia)

    Youngkyoon Jang (KAIST)




    Prof. Antonis Argyros, ICS-FORTH, Greece

    Prof. Deva Ramanan, Carnegie Mellon University

    Prof. Vincent Lepetit, Graz University of Technology

    Prof. Mohan Trivedi, University of California, San Diego

    Dr. Jamie Shotton, Microsoft Research Cambridge





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