Thursday, December 17, 2009

Visual observation and analysis of animal and insect behavior

A one day workshop to be held in conjunction with the

20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2010)

Istanbul, Turkey

August 22, 2010

and sponsored by the EU ChiRoPing project: Developing versatile and robust perception using sonar systems that integrate active sensing, morphology and behaviour.

There has been an enormous amount of research on analysis of video data of humans, but relatively little on visual analysis of other organisms. The goal of this workshop is to stimulate and bring together the current research in this area, and provide a forum for researchers to share expertise. As we want to make this more of a discussion workshop, we encourage work-in-progress presentations. Reviewing will be lightweight and only abstracts will be circulated to attendees.

The issues that the research will address include:

  • detection of living organisms
  • organism tracking and movement analysis
  • dynamic shape analysis
  • classification of different organisms (eg. by subspecies)
  • assessment of organism behavior or behavior changes
  • size and shape assessment
  • counting
  • health monitoring

These problems can be applied to a variety of species at different sizes, such as fruit and house flies, crickets, cockroaches and other insects, farmed and wild fish, mice and rats, commercial farm animals such as poultry, cows and horses, and wildlife monitoring, etc. One aspect that they all have in common is video data.

Submission Information

Submit a 4 page extended abstract in English, in PDF, by email to rbf@inf.ed.ac.uk by April 1, 2010. The extended abstracts (PDF) should be anonymous. Include in your email the name(s) of the author(s), institutional affiliation, complete mailing address, international phone and fax numbers. The papers presented at the workshop will be published in the workshop notes, for distribution to the participants and linked to this page after the workshop.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline
April 1, 2010

Acceptance Notification
May 1, 2010

Revised Abstract Deadline
June 1, 2010

Registration Information

On-line registration of workshops will be available via the ICPR 2010 web page. It is not necessary to register for the full conference to attend the workshop.

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