CFProposal AISB2018

  The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation for Behaviour (AISB) is soliciting proposals for symposia to be held at the AISB 2018 convention.The longest running convention on Artificial Intelligence, A...


Insurance AI Analy...

Insurance AI Analytics Summit, October 9-10, London Join us for Europe’s only AI event dedicated to insurance where 300 attendees will unite from analytics, pricing, marketing, claims and underwriting. You’ll find out how advan...


AISB 2018 Convention

  The longest running convention on Artificial Intelligence, AISB 2018 will be held at the University of Liverpool, chaired by Floriana Grasso and Louise Dennis. As in the past years, AISB 2018 will provide a unique forum for p...


AI Summit London

     The AI Summit London: The World’s Number One AI Event for Business  Date: 9-10 May 2017 Venue: Business Design Centre, London. The AI Summit is the world’s first and largest/number one conference exhibition dedicated to t...


AISB Wired Health

    AISB and WIRED events have partnered to bring together inspirational high-profile speakers. Join hundreds of healthcare, pharmaceutical and technology influencers and leaders at the 4th Annual WIRED Health event, taking pl...


Hugh Gene Loebner

  The AISB were sad to learn last week of the passing of philanthropist and inventor Hugh Gene Loebner PhD, who died peacefully in his home in New York at the age of 74.  Hugh was founder and sponsor of The Loebner Prize, an an...


AI Europe 2016

  Partnership between AISB and AI Europe 2016: Next December 5th and 6th in London, AI Europe will bring together the European AI eco-system by gathering new tools and future technologies appearing in professional fields for th...


AISB convention 2017

  In the run up to AISB2017 convention (, I've asked Joanna Bryson, from the organising team, to answer few questions about the convention and what comes with it. Mohammad Majid...


Harold Cohen

Harold Cohen, tireless computer art pioneer dies at 87   Harold Cohen at the Tate (1983) Aaron image in background   Harold Cohen died at 87 in his studio on 27th April 2016 in Encintias California, USA.The first time I hear...


Dancing with Pixies?...

At TEDx Tottenham, London Mark Bishop (the former chair of the Society) demonstrates that if the ongoing EU flagship science project - the 1.6 billion dollar "Human Brain Project” - ultimately succeeds in understanding all as...



AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: THEMIS 2008 - Tracking Humans for the Evaluation of their Motion in Image Sequences

First Announcement and Call for Contributions


				THEMIS 2008

	Tracking Humans for the Evaluation of their Motion in Image Sequences

			    September 5th, 2008

				 Leeds, UK



During the past three decades, important research efforts in computer vision have been focused on developing theories, methods and systems applied to the description of human movements in image sequences. Broadly speaking, in the past the main goal was the estimation of quantitative parameters describing where was motion. Nowadays, the focus is on the analysis of image sequences by incorporating cognitive processes which provides interpretation and understanding for detected human motion. That is, the true challenge is the generation of qualitative descriptions about the meaning of motion, therefore understanding not only where, but also why motion is being observed. This goal called Human Sequence Evaluation (HSE) has become a key task in many promising computer-vision applications, such as smart video surveillance or advanced human-computer interfaces.

Towards this end, the advancement of novel cognitive capabilities does increase the relation between multiple research areas, using computer vision as the main tool: it is then of particular interest to organize a workshop which encourages links between Computer Vision research and other fields, such as Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics, Computer Animation and Multimedia Semantics, which share common goals to understand and describe the human behaviour observed in image sequences. The aim is then to have representatives from all these research areas, and to promote discussion between the different research groups on topics of mutual interest.

Thus, the First International Workshop on Tracking Humans for the Evaluation of their Motion in Image Sequences (THEMIS’08) will take a step forward towards the interpretation of human behaviour in image sequences. The goal is to provide cross-disciplinary approach to addressing the aforementioned problems on the topic of computational models of human behaviour understanding using cognitive systems, with the purpose to advance understanding of the state-of-the-art on evaluation in the frame of cognitive processing. This will imply to discuss about possible research synergies and collaborations, and also about semantic enhancements which can be applied based on the numeric data obtained from tracking processes.

As a result, THEMIS’08 will aim at promoting interaction and collaboration among researchers specialising in these related fields:

- Cognitive visual surveillance;
- Ambient intelligence;
- High-level behaviour recognition and scene understanding;
- Identification of semantic regions in human-populated scenarios;
- Ontologies and semantic mapping on human motion;
- Human behaviour analysis: articulated models and animation;
- Content-based browsing, indexing and retrieval of behaviours in video;
- Natural-language description of human behaviours from image sequences;
- Learning human models for behaviour synthesis (body/face);
- Learning human motion semantics from multimedia content.



Jordi Gonzlez		Institut de Robtica i Informtica Industrial, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Thomas B. Moeslund 	University of Aalborg, Denmark

Liang Wang 		University of Melbourne, Australia

- In conjunction with BMVC 2008 (

- Sponsored by EU Projects IST-027110 HERMES, IST-045547 VIDI-Video and IST-026408 euCognition: 

- Local organisation by:
       Research lab on Image Sequence Evaluation



Submission of full papers: 	July 7th, 2008
Notification of acceptance: 	July 30th, 2008
Camera Ready: 			August 6th, 2008
1st THEMIS Workshop 2008: 	September 5th, 2008

Please submit your paper using the EasyChair system:

Papers should not be longer than 8 pages (use BMVC format). The paper should 
be kept anonymous during the review process. Any indications of name and 
affiliation should be removed from the paper.



Marco Bertini, University of Florence, Italy
Alberto del Bimbo, University of Florence, Italy
Stefan Carlsson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Rama Chellappa, University of Maryland, USA
Rita Cucchiara, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Bob Fisher, University of Edinburgh, UK
GianLuca Foresti, University of Udine, Italy
Theo Gevers, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Erik Granum, University of Aalborg, Denmark
Marcin Grzegorzek, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Adrian Hilton, University of Surrey, UK
Vasek Hlavac, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Weiming Hu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Volker Krger, University of Aalborg, Denmark
Xiaohui Liu, University of Brunel, UK
Jorge S. Marques, Technical University of Lisboa, Portugal
Johannes Matiasek, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Austria
Steve Maybank, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Hans-Hellmut Nagel, Universitt Karlsruhe, Germany
Dietrich Paulus, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Francisco Perales, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Ian Reid, University of Oxford, UK
Paolo Remagnino, Digital University of Kingston, UK
F. Xavier Roca, Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Alberto Sanfeliu, Institut de Robtica i Informtica Industrial, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Paul Schrater, University of Minnesota, USA
Stan Sclaroff, University of Boston, USA
Nicu Sebe, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Nils T. Siebel, University of Kiel, Germany
Arnold W. M. Smeulders, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cristian Sminchisescu, University of Toronto, Canada
Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Monique Thonnat, INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Mditerrane, France
John K. Tsotsos, University of Toronto, Canada
Harald Trost, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Austria
Javier Varona, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
David Vernon, Etisalat University College, UAE
Roberto Vezzani, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Juan J. Villanueva, Computer Vision Center, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain



Jordi Gonzlez
Institut de Robtica i Informtica Industrial, 
Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientficas
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Phone: +34 93 581 1828 (direct line)
Fax: +34 93 581 1670