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FG 2011

The 9th IEEE Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition

March 21-23, 2011
Santa Barbara, CA



Call for Workshops

Call for Participation (PDF)

The Ninth IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2011) will be held in Santa Barbara, California on March 21-23, 2011. The IEEE conference series on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition is the premier international forum for research in image and video-based face, gesture, and body movement recognition. The conference presents research that advances the state-of-the-art in these and related areas, leading to new capabilities in areas such as biometrics, interactive systems, surveillance, healthcare, and entertainment. The FG conference plays an important role in shaping related scientific, academic, and higher-education programs. For FG 2011, we are soliciting papers in all areas of face and gesture recognition, including:

Age-related change in facial appearance
Human communicative behavior analysis
Multimodal and context-sensitive interfaces
Vision-based human robot interaction
Ambient intelligence
Multi-modal sensing and novel sensing technologies
Human action recognition
Face and feature tracking
Active appearance and active shape models
Learning feature spaces and manifolds


Submissions may be up to six pages in conference format.  Substantially similar papers may not have appeared elsewhere or be in submission to another conference during the FG review period. Papers presented at FG 2011 will appear in the IEEE Xplore digital library. Click here for submission details. 

Continuing a tradition begun with the last Face and Gesture conference, a selection of the best-reviewed papers from FG 2011 will be invited to a special issue of the Image and Vision Computing Journal.

Conference Venue

FG 2011 will be held (tentatively) at the beautiful Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara, a 24-acre, mission-style Santa Barbara hotel resort facing the Pacific Ocean, located on one of Southern California's most beautiful coastlines. (Other locations in the area are being considered.) The main conference will be held March 21-23, with workshops on March 24-25.

Key Dates

  Paper submission October 6, 2010
Workshop proposals October 20, 2010
  Demo submission November 5, 2010
  Author notification December 8, 2010
  Final versions due January 19, 2011
  Conference March 21-23, 2011
  Workshops March 24-25, 2011

Organizing Committee

General Chairs
Matthew Turk, UC Santa Barbara
Stan Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Program Chairs
Kevin Bowyer, Notre Dame
Marian Bartlett, UCSD
Rainer Stiefelhagen, KIT

Finance Chairs
Walter Scheirer, UCCS
Ross Beveridge, CSU

Local Arrangements Chair
Sheng Zhang, UC Santa Barbara

Demos/Exhibitions Chair
Ming-Hsuan Yang, UC Merced

Proceedings and Workshops Chair
Gang Hua, Nokia Research Center

Special Sessions Chair
Karl Ricanek, UNCW

Corporate Relations Chairs
Rogerio Feris, IBM

Publicity Chairs
Massimo Tistarelli, Sassari
Terence Sim, NUS

Web Chair
Basak Alper, UC Santa Barbara

Area Chairs
Fernando de la Torre, CMU
Rana el Kaliouby, MIT
Louis-Philippe Morency, USC
Qiang Ji, Rensselaer
Alex Vasilescu, SUNY-SB
Aleix Martinez, Ohio State University
Bastian Leibe, RWTH
Ivan Laptev, INRIA
Sudeep Sarkar, University of South Florida
Ioannis Kakadiaris, University of Houston
Lijun Yin, SUNY-B
Stan Sclaroff, Boston University
Kazuhiro Otsuka, NTT Labs
Roland Goecke, University of Canberra
Ming-Hsuan Yang, UC Merced
Yong Cao, Virginia Tech
Jeff Cohn, University of Pittsburgh
Maja Pantic, Imperial College

Past FG Conferences

2008 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2006 - Southampton, UK
2004 - Seoul, Korea
2002 - Washington D.C., USA
2000 - Grenoble, France
1998 - Nara, Japan
1996 - Killington, Vermont, USA
1995 - Zurich, Switzerland

FG 2011 is co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and the IEEE Biometrics Council (approval pending).