Visual observation and analysis of Vertebrate And Insect Behavior 2022

A one day workshop to be held in conjunction with the

26th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2022)
Montreal, Canada
August 21, 2022

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.

Previous versions of VAIB are here: 2008 (Tampa), 2010 (Istanbul), 2012 (Tsukuba), 2014 (Stockholm), 2016 (Cancun), 2018 (Beijing), 2020 (Milan/online),

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.


The workshop will be held on Sunday August 21, 2021.

The draft program follows. The workshop will be virtual. The provisional timings of the presentations are below. All times are for Montreal, which will be in UTC-4 during ICPR 2022. Delegates who register for VAIB22 should receive a Zoom link from the conference organizers.

Submission Information

Submit a 4 page extended abstract in English, in PDF, by email to by May 23, 2022 23:59 GMT (UTC-0). Use the ICPR 2022 style file. 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. The copyright for the papers will remain with the authors.

Note: all papers must conform to the IAPR Ethical Requirements for Authors: the paper is substantially original work not previously published, plagiarism is forbidden, and authors must show up at the workshop.

Important Dates

Submission DeadlineMay 23, 2022 23:59 GMT (UTC-0)
Acceptance NotificationJuly 8, 2022
Revised Abstract DeadlineJuly 22, 2022
WorkshopAugust 21, 2022

Workshop Organizers

R. Fisher (Chair)University of Edinburgh
S. PalazzoUniversita' di Catania
C. SpampinatoUniversita' di Catania

Program Committee

J. AtanboriHull / Lincoln Universities
J. R. BaronClemson University
T. BeatusHebrew University of Jerusalem
M. BetkeBoston University
B. BoomImec OnePlanet
A. Branzan Albu University of Victoria
T. BurghardtUniversity of Bristol
T. DevisÉcole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
A. GabdulkhakovaVienna University of Technology
L. N. GovindarajanBrown University
A. HoogsKitware
X. JiangUniversiteit Muenster
M. KampelTechnical University of Vienna
W. KropatschVienna Technical University
R. MegretUniversity of Puerto Rico
M. MirmehdiUniversity of Bristol
M. NilssonLund Tekniska Hogskola
R. PoppeUniversiteit Utrecht
E. PsotaUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln
C.-C. Reyes-AldasoroCity (London) University
B. RisseUniversitat Müunster
Y. XiaoUniversity of West England


Email: Prof. Robert Fisher at rbf -a-t-

School of Informatics, Univ. of Edinburgh
1.11 Bayes Centre, 47 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT, UK
Tel: +44-(131)-651-3441 (direct line), +44-(131)-651-3443 (secretary)
Fax: +44-(131)-650-6899

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