Computer Analysis of Human Behavior

  • Albert Ali Salah
  • Theo Gevers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Tools of the Trade

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hugues Salamin, Alessandro Vinciarelli
      Pages 21-40
    3. Alper Yilmaz
      Pages 41-68
    4. Simone Frintrop
      Pages 69-101
  3. Analysis of Activities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Elif Surer, Alper Kose
      Pages 105-123
    3. Cem Keskin, Oya Aran, Lale Akarun
      Pages 125-149
    4. Nataliya Shapovalova, Carles Fernández, F. Xavier Roca, Jordi Gonzàlez
      Pages 151-182
  4. Social and Affective Behaviors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Isabella Poggi, Francesca D’Errico
      Pages 185-225
    3. Hatice Gunes, Mihalis A. Nicolaou, Maja Pantic
      Pages 255-291
    4. Oya Aran, Daniel Gatica-Perez
      Pages 293-322
  5. Selected Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Ben Kröse, Tim van Oosterhout, Tim van Kasteren
      Pages 325-346
    3. Roman V. Yampolskiy
      Pages 347-385
    4. Ben A. M. Schouten, Rob Tieben, Antoine van de Ven, David W. Schouten
      Pages 387-403
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 405-409

About this book


Computer analysis of human behavior opens up possibilities of advanced applications in a wide range of diverse areas.

Computer Analysis of Human Behavior presents the key issues and computational tools which will form the foundation of such future applications. With dedicated chapters on both methodology and applications, this essential text/reference provides a broad survey of advanced pattern recognition techniques for the interpretation of complex human behavioral patterns. Clearly structured, the book begins with concise coverage of the major concepts, before introducing the most frequently used techniques and algorithms in detail, and then discussing examples of real applications. Each chapter offers a stand-alone treatment of a relevant topic, covering the most important issues and approaches, as well as predicting future research directions and posing open questions.

Topics and features:

  • Contains contributions from an international selection of experts in the field
  • Presents a thorough introduction to the fundamental topics of human behavior analysis
  • Investigates methods for activity recognition, including gait and posture analysis, hand gesture analysis, and semantics of human behavior in image sequences
  • Provides an accessible psychological treatise on social signals for the analysis of social behaviors
  • Discusses voice and speech analysis for assessing human communicative behavior, combined audiovisual cues, and social interactions and group dynamics
  • Examines applications in different research fields, from behavioral biometrics and gaming to ambient intelligence for assisted living
  • Each chapter concludes with review questions, a summary of the topics covered, and a glossary

Ideal for graduate courses on computer analysis of human behavior, this unique text can also be used as a guide for researchers in computer science, cognitive science and psychology. Additionally, professionals and policy-makers working in fields as diverse as ergonomics, biometrics, and healthcare will find this a valuable reference.

Dr. Albert Ali Salah is an Assistant Professor at Boğaziçi University, Department of Computer Engineering, Turkey. Dr. Theo Gevers is an Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam Informatics Institute, The Netherlands, and a Full Professor at the Computer Vision Center in Barcelona, Spain.


Affective Computing Ambient Intelligence Behavioral Biometrics Human Activity Recognition Social Signal Processing Tracking Visual Attention Voice and Speech Analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Albert Ali Salah
    • 1
  • Theo Gevers
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringBoğaziçi UniversityBebekTurkey
  2. 2.Informatics InstituteUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-85729-993-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-85729-994-9
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