With advances in sensors, pattern recognition and multimedia data processing techniques, computer systems and autonomous robots have become intelligent enough that they can understand human behaviors to a certain extent. Currently, equipped with state-of-the-art machine learning methods like deep learning, it seems that what we should do is just to collect large learning data for the machine. This is, however, not true indeed and unfortunately there is still a large gap between the current achievements and reality. For example, many existing studies evaluate their performance just on well-controlled datasets, which is quite far from reality, and there are many behaviors whose labels cannot be defined, etc. Now is the time when we should consider what problems exist in the gap and how to solve them. This workshop will gather researchers dealing with these problems. Not only the sensors, pattern recognition, and multimedia data processing studies, but also the ones about the application of social robots in real environments, human attention, social investigations, or legal issues related to privacy problems can be accepted for the workshop. This workshop is jointly proposed by two JST-CREST projects; “Enabling a Mobile Social Robot to Adapt to a Public Space in a City” and “Behavior Understanding based on Intention-Gait Model.”


  • Human detection, tracking, reconstruction and recognition
  • Social activity detection, tracking, and recognition
  • Group and group behavior detection, tracking and recognition
  • Face and gait analysis
  • People identification and re-identification
  • Social behavior modeling and prediction
  • Social Human-Computer-Interfaces
  • Human-robot interaction and collaboration
  • Benchmark datasets for training and testing
  • Social scene representation and understanding
  • Robots in education, therapy and rehabilitation
  • Robot companions and social robots in home environments
  • Assistive robotics for supporting the elderly or people with special needs
  • Applications of social robots in entertainment, service robotics, space travel and others

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: September 16th, 2015
  • Notification: September 30th, 2015
  • Camera ready: October 5th, 2015
  • Workshop: November 3rd, 2015