CVPR workshop on gesture recognition

CVPR Workshop on Gesture Recognition
and launching of a benchmark program
June 20, 2011
Colorado Springs, USA

We are organizing a workshop of gesture and sign language recognition from video data and still images. Gestures can originate from any body motion or state but commonly originate from the face or hand. Much recent research has focused on emotion recognition from face and hand gestures, with applications in gaming, marketing, and computer interfaces. Many approaches have been made using cameras and computer vision algorithms to interpret sign language for the deaf. However, the identification and recognition of postures and human behaviors is also the subject of gesture recognition techniques and has gained importance in applications such as video surveillance. This workshop aims at gathering researchers from different application domains working on gesture recognition to share algorithms and techniques.

Papers due: April 2, 2011

Invited speakers:
Aleix Martinez, Ohio State University, USA.
Greg Mori, Simon Fraser University, Canada.
Richard Bowden, Univ. Surrey, UK.
Graham Taylor, NYU, New-York.
David Forsyth, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Sudeep Sarkar, University of South Florida.
Dimitri Metaxas, Rutgers University, New Jersey.
Maja Pantic, Imperial College, London.
Christian Vogler, Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Athens, Greece.
Takeo Kanade, Carnegie Mellon University.

Organizing committee:
Isabelle Guyon, Clopinet, Berkeley, California
Vassilis Athitsos, University of Texas at Arlington
Jitendra Malik, UC Berkeley, California
Ivan Laptev, INRIA, France