[visionlist] Call for papers: Symposium on face processing and person recognition, International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montreal, QC, June 26-30 2018

Dear Colleagues,

The Brain and Cognitive Science Section of the Canadian Psychological Association is inviting abstract submissions for a symposium on underlying mechanisms, issues, and potential
solutions in the field of face processing and person recognition, as part of the International Congress of Applied Psychology in Montreal, Quebec, June 26-30, 2018. This congress is a collaboration between the International Association of Applied Psychology
and the Canadian Psychological Association. Information about the congress can be found here: http://ift.tt/2z6OXhH

abstract is limited to 250 words, in addition to short descriptions (limited to 50 words) for each of the following sections: Background (Rationale for study/studies), Methods
(the general method of the study/studies), Results, Action/Impact (i.e., recommendations from results), and Conclusions.

Abstracts should be emailed directly to Adam Sandford (adam.sandford@guelphhumber.ca). We hope to receive abstracts
before Monday November 27th.
Speakers in the symposium will be provided $500 (Canadian) to offset costs associated with participating in the symposium.

Feel free to contact
Adam Sandford if you have any questions.

With sincere thanks,

-Adam Sandford, Ph.D


[visionlist] UW-Milwaukee: 2 Faculty Positions

We’re hiring two tenure-track Assistant Profs in Milwaukee! You’d be part of our growing Psychology department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Adverts are attached. Application review for both positions begins on 12/20/17.

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Adam Greenberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Department of Psychology
P.O. Box 413

Milwaukee, WI 53201
email: agreenb@uwm.edu
Tel. (414) 229-1106
Fax (414) 229-5219


Twitter: @SNAPLabUWM

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[visionlist] CFP: HBU 2018 at IEEE Face & Gesture

CALL FOR PAPERS: 8th Int. Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding
(HBU) in conjunction with 2nd Int. Workshop on Automatic Face
Analytics for Human Behavior Understanding (FaceHUB) at IEEE Face &
Gesture 2018 – Xi’An, 15-19 May 2018


Workshop Description
With development of computer vision and sensor technology, it becomes
possible to analyze human behavior via various ways at different
time-scales and at different levels of interaction and interpretation.
Understanding human behavior automatically opens up enormous
possibilities for human-computer interaction, with a potential of
endowing the computers with a capacity to attribute meaning to users’
attitudes, preferences, personality, social relationships, etc., as
well as to understand what people are doing, the activities they have
been engaged in, and their routines.

This workshop aims to inspect developments in selected 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

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 IEEE FG as a
single-track, one day event, to gather researchers on behavior
analysis and analytics. It will have two specific focus 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

This workshop will solicit human behavior analysis solutions that
clearly advance the field, and also to propose novel application
scenarios. The covered topics may span items from the following
topics, including the focus theme challenges:

Session 1: Face analytics
-Automatic deception detection
-Deep learning models for facial analysis
-Face alignment and fiducial point detection
-Continuous and dynamic facial behavior analysis
-Emotion recognition in the wild
-Temporal models for face analysis
-Facial action unit detection and recognition
-Group emotion analysis
-Long-term behaviors and interaction
-Micro-expression detection, recognition and understanding
-Spontaneous affect databases: collection and annotation
-Cross-domain facial expression recognition
-Spontaneous facial expression analysis
-Multimodal emotion recognition

Session 2: Behavior analysis for smart cars
-Advanced driver assistance systems, assisting elderly drivers
-Behavior analysis for car safety
-Car driving simulation analysis
-Driver identification and biometrics
-Driver’s face monitoring, drowsiness and fatigue detection
-Head pose and attention tracking
-Human factors and driver personalization
-Human-car interaction
-In-car social signals: aggression, frustration, boredom
-Multimodal interactive systems in cars
-Posture assessment and comfort analysis

Human Behavior Analysis Systems
-Action and activity recognition
-Single and multimodal affect analysis
-Gaze, attention and saliency
-Gestures and haptic interaction
-Learning and adaptation
-Social signal processing
-Voice and speech analysis

Theory and Methodology of Human Interactive Behaviors
-Data collection, annotation, and benchmarking
-Interaction design
-Theoretical frameworks of behavior analysis
-User studies and human factors

Submission site is open, and accessible at:
Each paper will be reviewed by at least two members of the scientific
Program Committee, in double-blind fashion. The submitted papers
should present original work, not currently under review elsewhere and
should have no substantial overlap with already published work.
Submissions should be submitted in PDF and should be no more than 8
pages in IEEE FG 2018 paper format. Accepted papers will be included
in the Proceedings of IEEE FG 2018 and Workshops and will be sent for
inclusion into the IEEE Xplore digital library.

28 January, Submission deadline
20 February, Notification of acceptance
1 March, Camera ready submission
15 May, Tentative workshop date

Special Issues
Two journal special issues are planned from the two focus tracks of
the HBU Workshop. One issue on `behavior analysis for smart cars` will
be edited as a thematic issue of Journal of Ambient Intelligence and
Smart Environments. A second issue on `face analytics` is planned.
Authors will be invited to submit suitably extended versions of their
papers to these special issues.

Program Committee
Tadas Baltrušaitis, Microsoft Corporation, UK
Wei Chen, China University of Mining and Technology, CN
Adrian Davison, University of Manchester, UK
Hamdi Dibeklioğlu, Bilkent University, TR
Jordi Gonzàlez, CVC Barcelona, ES
Jürgen Gall, Univ. of Bonn, DE
Heikki Huttunen, Tampere University of Technology, FI
Peng Liu, Aware, US
Marwa Mahmoud, Univ. of Cambridge, UK
Matei Mancas, Univ. of Mons, BE
Javier J. Sanchez Medina, CVC-UAB, ES
Teruhisa Misu, Honda Research Institute, US
Wenxuan Mou, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Eshed Ohn-Bar, Carnegie Mellon University, US
Shogo Okada, JAIST, JP
Yannis Panagakis, Imperial College London, UK
Senya Polikovsky, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, JP
Nicu Sebe, University of Trento, IT
Caifeng Shan, Philips Research, NL
Karan Sikka, Stanford Research Institute, US
Xiaoyang Tan, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, CN
Yan Tong, University of South Carolina, US
Fernando De la Torre, Facebook, US
Mohan M. Trivedi, University of California San Diego, US
Ruiping Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN
Sujing Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN
Jacob Whitehill, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, US
Lijun Yin, University of Binghamton, US
Zeynep Yücel, Okayama University, JP

Carlos Busso, Univ. of Texas at Dallas
Xiaohua Huang, Univ. of Oulu (contact for session 1)
Takatsugu Hirayama, Nagoya Univ.
Guoying Zhao, Univ. of Oulu & Northwest Univ. of China
Albert Ali Salah, Boğaziçi Univ. & Nagoya Univ. (contact for session 2)
Matti Pietikäinen, Univ. of Oulu
Roberto Vezzani, Univ. of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Wenming Zheng, Southeast Univ.
Abhinav Dhall, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar

[visionlist] TSPC 2017 – (second announcement – extended deadline)

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                      THE 25th KANIZSA LECTURE


             (second announcement – extended deadline)


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Dear colleagues,


the Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition and the 25th Kanizsa Lecture will take place at the University of Trieste, November 17, 2017, starting in the morning.


Traditionally, the Symposium is open to all perspectives and approaches, has no registration fee, and runs on an informal, relaxed pace.


This year the Kanizsa Lecture will be delivered by prof. Tim Shallice (University College London) on Friday 17 November, starting at 4.30 pm.


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The 25th Kanizsa Lecture


How disorders of supervisory processing relate to the overall organisation of mind


Tim Shallice

Emeritus Professor

University College London


The lecture will be concerned with what one can learn about the organisation of supervisory or executive processes from studies of the cognitive problems of patients with frontal lobe lesions. But what type of basic process can studies of lesion patients uncover? When cognitive neuropsychology began in the late 60s and 70s the emphasis was on individual patients showing strong or classical dissociations between their performance on different tasks. This was held to provide evidence on the functions of specific damaged subsystems. However in the 90s it became clear that some neuropsychological disorders could be explained in terms of damage to connectionist networks. This led to some theorists, such as Patterson & Plaut to argue against the utility of studying individual patients in detail and theoretically to reject the concept of functional subsystems in favour of connectionist networks composed of sets of ‘hidden units’. And this approach resonates with the emphasis on networks rather than individual subsystems coming from resting-state fMRI. I shall take a half-way house position arguing for the use of a range of neuropsychological methodologies and theoretically for regions of cortex having their own specific modifications of basic cortical distributed processing. I will illustrate this by considering disorders of writing.

The main part of the lecture will be concerned with using this perspective to understand the disorders arising from damage to different regions of prefrontal cortex. Before the break, I will briefly discuss disorders of medial frontal cortex in terms of ‘energisation’ processes and of frontopolar ones in terms of their role in setting up and realising intentions. However, the emphasis will be on the contrasting roles of the left and right lateral prefrontal cortices. Often, a superficial interpretation of fMRI findings suggests that functions are bilaterally organised. But lesion data suggests a much greater degree of lateralisation of function. Moreover, this contrast in function is not adequately captured by the difference between processing of verbal versus visuo-spatial material. In addition, I see the left as having specific roles in the construction of hierarchical representations and in certain type problem-solving in small well-structured problem-spaces. The right lateral region will be held to have key roles in active monitoring and, following Goel, in problem-solving in ill-structured problem-spaces. The left lateral prefrontal cortex will be held – following Hagoort – to have a microstructure that facilitates ‘unification’. In addition it will be speculated that the left lateral prefrontal cortex has a greater degree of internal inhibition between candidate solutions than the right leading to winner-takes-all rather than parallel processing.

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Besides the KL the Symposium will include workshops and talks on Friday, as well as a poster session during/after lunch.


If you wish to contribute a presentation, please submit your proposal by electronic mail to trieste.symposium@gmail.com (specifying whether you prefer a talk or poster). Each proposal should be submitted as an abstract (250-400 words). Proposal will be evaluated by a scientific committee.





More information about the program will be available on the website:





Talk (in English):

15-20 minutes for each presentation (details will be communicated in the final program).


Posters (in English):

Posters will be grouped thematically and displayed for two hours. A surface extending 100 cm horizontally and 140 cm vertically will be available for each poster. Posters should be readable from a distance of two meters.

Paolo Bernardis

Carlo Fantoni

Walter Gerbino


[visionlist] Abstract Submission Open: 23rd International Visual Field and Imaging Symposium – Kanazawa, Japan, May 2018

[visionlist] AVA xmas 2017- submission deadline on Friday November 17, 6pm.

Dear Colleagues,

The AVA Christmas meeting is now open for registration and submissions.

This is a one-day meeting to be held in the Garrod Building & Old Library at Queen Mary University of London on Monday 18th of December. This
year’s keynote talks will be by:


Wendy Adams (University of Southampton) ‘Multi-sensory perception in the natural world’

Ben Tatler (University of Aberdeen). ’Everyday vision’

Stefan Treue (Goettingen University). ‘Attention to visual motion: physiology, psychophysics and some modelling’


Abstract submission (max length: 250 words) is open at:


Registration is open at:


Please submit abstracts before Friday November 17, 6pm.

We will try to accommodate preferences for a talk or poster but the number of submissions that this meeting now attracts means that this is not always possible.

We look forward to seeing you on December 18th!


Isabelle Mareschal, 
Deputy Head of Department,
Senior Lecturer in Experimental Psychology,
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 
Queen Mary University of Londoni.mareschal@qmul.ac.uk
02078826505 / 6531(lab)