Human Activity and Vision Summer School

– Monday 1st to Friday 5th of October 2012
– INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis/Nice on the French Riviera
– website:

== Overview

The Human Activity and Vision Summer School will address the broad domains of human activity modeling and human behavior recognition, with an emphasis on vision sensors as capturing modality. Courses will comprise both tutorials and presentations of state-of-the-art methods by active researchers in the field.

The goal of the courses will be to cover most of the whole human activity analysis chain, starting from the low level processing of videos and audio for detection and feature extraction, to medium level (tracking and behavior cue extraction) and higher level modeling and recognition using both supervised and unsupervised techniques.
Applications of the different methods to action and activity recognition in different domains ranging from Activities of Daily Living to surveillance (individual behavior recognition, crowd monitoring) will be considered.

Presentation of real uses cases, market needs, and current bottlenecks in the surveillance domain will also be addressed, with one half day devoted to presentations and panel discussions with professional and industrial presenters.

See list of topics and speaker below.

== Audience

The summer school is open to young researchers (in particular master or Ph.D. students) and researchers from both the academia and industry working or interested in the human activity analysis domain or connected fields like surveillance.

== Application/Registration

The registration is Euros 300. This includes all the courses, coffee breaks and lunch. The fee does not include accommodation or dinners.

A limited number of cheap accommodations for students are available.
To apply for a position at the Summer School and find more practical information, please go to:

== List of topics and confirmed speakers

* Object detection and tracking
– Francois Fleuret (Idiap Research Institute)
РAlberto del Bimbo and Federico Pernici (Università di Firenze)
– Cyril Carincotte (Multitel)
– Jean-Marc Odobez (Idiap research Institute)

* Crowd analysis and Simulation
– Mubarak Shah (University of Central Florida)
– Paola Goatin (INRIA)
– Cyril Carincotte (Multitel)

* Action and behavior recognition
– Ivan Laptev (INRIA)
– Ben Krose (University of Amsterdam)
– Francois Bremond (INRIA)

* Social Behavior Analysis
– Elisabeth Oberzaucher (University of Vienna)
– Hayley Hung (University of Amsterdam)

* Unsupervised activity discovery and active learning
– Tao Xiang (University of Queen Mary)
– Jean-Marc Odobez and Remi Emonet (IDIAP)

* Body and head Pose estimation
– Cheng Chen (Idiap Research Institute)
– Guillaume Charpiat (INRIA)

* Audio processing
– Maurizio Omologo (Foundation Bruno Kessler)
– Bertrand Ravera (Thales Communication France)