[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] HANDS18 @ ECCV18: Call for Papers and Extended Deadline (25th July)

Garcia Hernando, Guillermo J g.garcia-hernando at imperial.ac.uk
Wed Jul 18 05:11:02 PDT 2018


             Fourth International Workshop on
       Observing and Understanding Hands in Action
                         HANDS 2018


                Munich, Germany - September 9th, 2018

              in conjunction with ECCV 2018

The fourth edition of this workshop aims at gathering researchers who work on hand detection and hand pose estimation problems and its applications. This edition will emphasize hand-object interaction and robot grasping/manipulation, via invited speakers and a challenge to be organised. Development of RGB-D sensors and camera miniaturization (wearable cameras, smart phones, ubiquitous computing) have opened the door to a whole new range of technologies and applications which require detecting hands and recognizing hand poses in a variety of scenarios, including AR/VR and assistive car driving. Most hand tracking data sets and papers have been focused on near-range front-on scenarios, yet there remain many challenges. The community needs to get past this and our goal is to push the boundaries of 3D hand articulation estimation/tracking, and to evaluate a "breadth of applications" including sign language recognition, desktop interaction, egocentric view, object manipulation, far range and over-the-shoulder driver footage.

Relevant topics of the workshop include:

- Robot grasping and object manipulation
- Imitation learning, reinforcement learning
- Hand object interaction
- 3D/2D hand detection/segmentation
- 3D/2D hand pose and gesture recognition
- 3D articulated hand tracking
- Hand modelling and rendering
- Hand activity recognition
- Gesture interfaces
- Egocentric vision systems
- Structured prediction, regression, and other relevant theories/algorithms
- Applications of hand pose estimation in AR/VR
- Applications of hand pose estimation in robotics and haptics
- Driver hand activity analysis

Submission deadline: July 25th (extended)
Notification of acceptance: August 5th
Camera ready deadline: late September
Extended abstract deadline: July 31st
Workshop: September 9th

Andrew Fitzgibbon, Microsoft, UK
Dieter Fox, University of Washington, USA
Tamim Asfour, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Christian Theobalt, Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics , Germany
Robert Wang, Oculus Research, USA

Tae-Kyun Kim, Imperial College London, UK
Guillermo Garcia-Hernando, Imperial College London, UK
Antonis Argyros, University of Crete and FORTH, Greece
Vincent Lepetit, University of Bordeaux, France
Iason Oikonomidis, University of Crete and FORTH, Greece
Angela Yao, University of Bonn, Germany

hands.eccv2018 at outlook.com

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