In conjunction with FG, May 15, 2018, Xi'An
The HBU workshops, organized since 2010, aim to inspect developments in areas where smarter computers that can sense human behavior have great potential to revolutionize the application domain. We ultimately seek to re-define the relationship between the computer and the interacting human, moving the computer from a passive observer role to a socially active participant role and enabling it to drive different kinds of interaction.
The 8th Int. Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding (HBU) and 2nd Int. Workshop on Automatic Face Analytics for Human Behavior Understanding (FaceHUB) are jointly organized at FG to gather researchers on behavior analysis and analytics. The workshop will be a single track, full day event with two sessions dealing with "face analytics" and "behavior analysis for smart cars".
Session 1 "Face analytics": There is strong evidence that face analytic for human behavior understanding could also be highly beneficial in human computer interaction. Application scenarios include analyzing emotions while the person is watching emotional movies or advertisements, playing video games, driving a car, is under health monitoring or crime investigation, or is participating in interactive tutoring. Furthermore, long-term continuous monitoring and analysis of expressions provides important information for assessing personality but also provide cues of psychological disorders.
Session 2 "Behavior analysis for smart cars": The computational capabilities of cars are rapidly increasing. While a lot of attention is directed towards what goes on outside the car, and to autonomous driving systems, the inside of the car is very interesting too. In the transition period from human-driven cars to fully autonomous cars, there is great interest in improved driver assistance, safety, and comfort systems. When the fully autonomous car is realized, there will still be a need for looking inside the car, for better car-customer interaction.
The HBU Workshops, previously organized as satellite to ICPR'10, AMI'11, IROS'12, ACM Multimedia'13, ECCV'14 and UBICOMP'15 and ACM Multimedia'16 Conferences, have a unique aspect of fostering cross-pollination of different disciplines, bringing together researchers of mobile and ubiquitous computing, computer vision, multimedia, robotics, HCI, artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, interaction design, ambient intelligence, and psychology. The diversity of human behavior, the richness of multi-modal data that arises from its analysis, and the multitude of applications that demand rapid progress in this area ensure that the HBU Workshops provide a timely and relevant discussion and dissemination platform.
Dr. Albert Ali Salah
Dept. of Computer Engineering
34342 Bebek, Istanbul
E-mail: salah [at] boun.edu.tr | Telephone: +90-212-359 7774