Visual observation and analysis of Vertebrate And Insect Behavior 2014

A one day workshop to be held in conjunction with the

22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2014)
Stockholm, Sweden
August 24, 2014

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:

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.

NOTE: there will also be an ICPR workshop on Underwater Imaging that might be more suitable for papers on 'fish': Underwater Imaging Workshop

Submission Information

Submit a 4 page extended abstract in English, in PDF, by email to by May 1, 2014. 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 DeadlineMay 1, 2014
Acceptance NotificationJune 1, 2014
Revised Abstract DeadlineJuly 1, 2014

Workshop Organisers

R. FisherUniversity of Edinburgh
J. HallamUniversity of South Denmark
B. BoomUniversity of Edinburgh
C. SpampinatoUniversita' di Catania

Program Committee

D. ArmstrongUniversity of Edinburgh
A. Branzan Albu University of Victoria
T. BurghardtUniversity of Bristol
P. DickinsonUniversity of Lincoln
G. FarinellaUniversity of Catania
A. FrenchNottingham University
Y. KitaJapanese Nat. Inst. of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
M. MirmehdiUniversity of Bristol
E. PauwelsCentrum Wiskunde & Informatica
T. PridmoreNottingham University
S. RavelaMassachusetts Inst of Technology
R. SillitoActual Analytics
E. van DamNoldus
Y. Xiao University of West England


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