Call for Papers

Achieving harmony between human beings and the information environment is one of the major issues in the field of computer science. The aim of this workshop is to bring researchers from academia and industries, who are interested in establishing Human­-Harmonized Information Technology.

One of the keys is sensing human behaviors to understand the internal state and to make for the harmonious interaction between people and the environment. Human vision particularly has important roles since gaze behavior reflects the internal state and correlates with human action and visual attention affects the human behaviors. Researchers have devoted increased attention to sensing the gaze behavior and the visual attention because the sensing technologies have made great progress but they still have various practical problems. We attempt to share recent advances and discuss future research directions for human behavior sensing and its application to human-­machine interaction at the workshop.

The main topics of interest include (but not limited to):
  • Gaze sensing
    • Eye tracking from low­-resolution images
    • Minimally­-constrained gaze estimation
    • Cognitive state dependent scan path modeling
    • Real­-time head­-pose/gaze estimation using RGB­D camera
    • Correlation analysis between gaze and other modalities (e.g., gait, body posture)
  • Visual attention modeling
    • Saliency map computation
    • First­-person vision analysis
    • Top-­down modulation
    • Visibility evaluation
  • Human behavior analysis
    • Group interaction analysis
    • Analysis of human behavior towards social robot
    • Analysis of pedestrian behavior
    • Inattentional driving behavior detection
    • Modeling of spatio­-temporal relationship with environment dynamics
  • Human machine interaction design
    • Attention guidance
    • Attentive user interfaces
    • Gaze­-based interactive systems
The workshop will consist of several invited talks by research directors of JST-­CREST project teams and the world-­leading researchers on human behavior sensing and human-­machine interaction, and poster presentations of submitted papers. Complete manuscript with no more than 5 pages must be electronically submitted in IEEE standard format via EasyChair as with ACPR 2013 main conference. All submissions will be peer­-reviewed in double-­blind format by at least 3 members of the program committee. The accepted paper will be published on IEEE Explore (or on this workshop Web site (TBD)) according to the author's request.

The workshop will be sponsored by Japan Science and Technology Agency­-Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (JST-CREST), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and National Institute of Informatics (NII).