Mr. Joan Alabort-i-Medina and Dr. Stefanos Zafeiriou have been awarded the prestigious Qualcomm innovation fellowship.
The MAHNOB laughter audiovisual database is now publicly available here:
Our paper, Output-Associative RVM Regression for Continuous and Dimensional Emotion Prediction by Mihalis A. Nicolaou, Hatice Gunes and Maja Pantic has won the best paper award at FG’ 2011.
The 4th IEEE Int'l Workshop on CVPR for Human Communicative Behaviour Analysis (CVPR4HB'11) is to be held in conjunction with CVPR'11: http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~maja/cvpr4hb-11.html
The first facial expression recognition and analysis challenge (FERA2011) will be held in conjunction with the IEEE International conference on Face and Gesture Recognition 2011, Santa Barbara California.
See the challenge website for more information.
It is now widely accepted that for highly accurate and robust facial expression recognition, 3D information need to be employed. Meanwhile, advances in structured light scanning, stereo photogrammetry, and photometric stereo, have made high-end acquisition of 3D facial structure and motion a feasible task. This special session aims at bringing together the key researchers working on the new challenges that the use of 3D information introduces in the process of automatic facial behaviour analysis and understanding.
This special session is organized at the IEEE FG 2011 in Santa Barbara, March, 2011. See http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~maja/fg43dfb.html for more information including submission information.
We are organizing the 1st International Workshop on Emotion Synthesis, rePresentation, and Analysis in Continuous spacE (EmoSPACE). See also http://emotion-research.net/sigs/speech-sig/emospace
This workshop is organized In conjunction with the IEEE FG 2011 in Santa Barbara, 24./25. March, 2011