Call for participation: Challenge on Robust activity recognition @ SMC

Call for participation


Human activity recognition can be used to devise assistants that
provide proactive support by exploiting the knowledge of the user’s
context, determined from sensors located on-body. Notwithstanding the
large amount of research endeavours on this field, the comparison of
different approaches is often not possible due to the lack of common
benchmarking tools and datasets that allow for replicable and fair
testing procedures across several research groups.

We intend to address this issue by setting up a
challenge on activity recognition addressing key questions in
activity recognition such as classification based on multimodal
recordings, activity spotting and robustness to noise. To this end we
provide a benchmark database of daily activities recorded in a sensor
rich environment.

Prizes will be awarded to participants that achieve the best
performance, and the overall lessons and results obtained from this
challenge will be presented at the associated workshop at the IEEE
Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics 2011. Moreover, we are
currently arranging the future publication of selected contributions in
a top journal in the field.

More information:
Contact: activityrecognition.challenge(at)

Important dates
September 9, 2011: Final submission date
October 9, 2011: Final results and conclusions presented at the SMC workshop

Ricardo Chavarriaga, EPFL, Switzerland
Daniel Roggen, ETHZ, Switzerland
Alois Ferscha, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Paul Lukowicz, U. Passau, Germany