Human Behavior Understanding

First International Workshop, HBU 2010, Istanbul, Turkey, August 22, 2010. Proceedings

  • Albert Ali Salah
  • Theo Gevers
  • Nicu Sebe
  • Alessandro Vinciarelli

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6219)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Challenges of Human Behavior Understanding

    1. Albert Ali Salah, Theo Gevers, Nicu Sebe, Alessandro Vinciarelli
      Pages 1-12
  3. Analysis of Human Activities

    1. Santi Phithakkitnukoon, Teerayut Horanont, Giusy Di Lorenzo, Ryosuke Shibasaki, Carlo Ratti
      Pages 14-25
    2. Carlo Nicolini, Bruno Lepri, Stefano Teso, Andrea Passerini
      Pages 26-37
    3. Kerem Altun, Billur Barshan
      Pages 38-51
  4. Non-verbal Action Dynamics

    1. Yuzuko Utsumi, Yoshio Iwai, Hiroshi Ishiguro
      Pages 52-63
    2. Hatice Çınar Akakın, Bülent Sankur
      Pages 64-74
    3. Derya Ozkan, Louis-Philippe Morency
      Pages 75-86
  5. Visual Action Recognition

    1. Ivan Laptev
      Pages 87-87
    2. Zan Gao, Ming-yu Chen, Alexander G. Hauptmann, Anni Cai
      Pages 88-100
    3. Markus Hahn, Fuad Quronfuleh, Christian Wöhler, Franz Kummert
      Pages 101-112
  6. Social Signals

    1. Francesca D’Errico, Giovanna Leone, Isabella Poggi
      Pages 125-139
    2. Tomas Pfister, Peter Robinson
      Pages 151-162
    3. Isabella Poggi, Francesca D’Errico
      Pages 163-174
  7. Back Matter

About these proceedings


It was a great pleasure to organize the First International Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding (HBU), which took place as a satellite workshop to International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) on August 22, 2010, in Istanbul, Turkey. This workshop arose from the natural marriage of pattern recognitionwiththerapidlyadvancingareaofhumanbehavioranalysis.Ouraim was to gather researchersdealing with the problem of modeling human behavior under its multiple facets (expression of emotions, display of relational attitudes, performance of individual or joint actions, etc.), with particular attention to pattern recognition approaches that involve multiple modalities and those that model actual dynamics of behavior. The contiguity with ICPR, one of the most important events in the p- tern recognition and machine learning communities, is expected to foster cro- pollination with other areas, for example temporal pattern mining or time - ries analysis, which share their important methodological aspects with human behavior understanding. Furthermore, the presence of this workshop at ICPR was meant to attract researchers, in particular PhD students and postd- toral researchers, to work on the questions of human behavior understanding that is likely to play a major role in future technologies (ambient intelligence, human–robot interaction, arti?cial social intelligence, etc.), as witnessed by a number of researche?orts aimed at collecting and annotating large sets of multi sensor data,collected from observingpeople in naturaland often technologically challenging conditions.


action recognition activity recognition ambient intelligence classification emotion recognition gesture analysis pattern matching pattern recognition

Editors and affiliations

  • Albert Ali Salah
    • 1
  • Theo Gevers
    • 1
  • Nicu Sebe
    • 2
  • Alessandro Vinciarelli
    • 3
  1. 1.Informatics InstituteUniversity of AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Dept. of Information Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of TrentoPOVO, TrentoItaly
  3. 3.Dept. of Computing ScienceUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-14714-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-14715-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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