Visual observation and analysis of Vertebrate And Insect Behavior 2024

A one day workshop to be held in conjunction with the

27th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2024)
Kolkata, India
December 1 or December 5, 2024

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), 2022 (Montreal),

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.


To Be Determined.

Submission Information

Submit a 4 page extended abstract in English, in PDF, by email to by Sept 1, 2024 23:59 GMT (UTC-0). Use the ICPR 2024 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 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 DeadlineSept 1, 2024 23:59 GMT (UTC-0)
Acceptance NotificationOct 1, 2024
Revised Abstract DeadlineNov 1, 2024
WorkshopDecember 1 or 5, 2024

Workshop Organizers

R. Fisher (Chair)University of Edinburgh
S. PalazzoUniversita' di Catania
S. RavelaMassachusetts Inst of Technology

Program Committee

J. K. AtanboriUniv of Lincoln
T. BeatusHebrew University of Jerusalem
M. BetkeBoston University
B. BoomImec OnePlanet
A. Branzan Albu University of Victoria
T. BurghardtUniversity of Bristol
J. DenzlerUniversitat Jena
A. FrenchNottingham University
L. N. GovindarajanBrown University
A. HoogsKitware
X. JiangUniversiteit Muenster
M. KampelTechnical University of Vienna
W. KropatschVienna Technical University
M. ManganUniversity of Sheffield
R. MegretUniversity of Puerto Rico
M. MirmehdiUniversity of Bristol
S. Mojtaba Marvasti ZadehUniversity of Alberta
N. Napp State University of New York at Buffalo
R. PoppeUniversiteit Utrecht
E. PsotaUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln
B. RisseUniversitat Müunster
S. TreuilletUniversity of Orleans
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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