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CFP: PRL special issues on Image/Video-based Pattern Analysis and HCI


Pattern Recognition Letters
Special Issue On
Image/Video-Based Pattern Analysis and HCI Applications (PA&HCI)


Pattern Recognition Letters is seeking high qualified manuscripts for a 
Special Issue on Image/video-based pattern analysis and HCI 
applications, scheduled for publication in 2010.

Aim and Scopes:
The interests and goals of HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) include 
understanding, designing, building and evaluating complex interactive 
systems, which involve disciplines, e.g., computer science, engineering, 
IT, and psychology to name a few. The need for natural and effective 
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is increasingly important due to the 
prevalence of computers in human activities. Developments in image/video 
computing technologies are continuously driving a range of applications 
in supporting our collaborative and communicative needs both at work and 
at play. Computer vision and pattern recognition continue to play a 
dominant role in the HCI realm because image/video computing (such as 
body gesture recognition, facial expression analysis, etc) provides most 
natural visual communication channel for humans and machines. The 
availability of low-cost camera technology has also led to a quickly 
increased use of visual cues in HCI.

This special issue is particularly interested in new advances in vision 
techniques for intelligent HCI. We are soliciting original 
contributions, of leading researchers and practitioners from academia as 
well as industry, which address a wide range of theoretical and 
application issues in vision-based HCI. Original papers to survey the 
recent progress in this exciting area and highlight potential solutions 
to common challenging problems are welcome. The topics include, but are 
not limited to:

o Hand motion and gesture recognition
o Sign language analysis and recognition
o Human motion capture and recognition
o Human pose estimation
o Non-rigid object structure recovery (e.g. structure from motion for 
hand and face shapes, active shape models, active appearance models)
o Visual object tracking and feature extraction (e.g., face, body, hands)
o Biometrics authentication in HCI (e.g., face recognition, gait 
recognition, etc)
o Affective computing for HCI (e.g., facial expression, emotion, 
motivational aspects)
o Vision processing in human factors analysis
o Event detection and recognition
o Perceptual user interfaces and multimodal integration
o Behaviour understanding
o Interactive visual navigation and human-robot interaction
o Perception and modelling of user and context
o HCI issues in image/video browsing and retrieval
o Learning aspects in HCI
o Performance evaluation in HCI
o Data corpora of visual HCI events
o Visual interface design
o Relevant HCI applications (e.g. person authentication, surveillance 
and monitoring, automatic driver assistance, smart meeting, 
entertainment, game, virtual reality)

Submission procedure:
Manuscript should conform to the standard guidelines of the Pattern 
Recognition Letters. Instructions for formatting papers can be found in 
the Guide for authors. Submitted articles must not have been 
previously published and must not be currently submitted for publication 
elsewhere. Prospective authors should submit the electronic copy of 
their complete manuscript via online electronic Elsevier system (EES), 
in which authors must select the "article type" from the menu as 
PA&HCI, the acronym of the special issue. All submitted papers will be 
reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.

Important Dates:
o Full paper due: Aug. 30, 2008
o First notification: Nov. 30, 2008
o Revised manuscript (for second review) due: Jan. 30, 2009
o Acceptance Notification: Mar. 30, 2009
o Final manuscript due: Apr. 30, 2009
o Scheduled publication of the special issue: 2010

Guest Editors
Dr. Liang Wang (lwwang@csse.unimelb.edu.au)
The University of Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Qiang Wu (wuq@it.uts.edu.au)
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Hanzi Wang (hwang@cs.jhu.edu)
Johns Hopkins University, USA.

Dr. Xin Geng (xge@deakin.edu.au)
Deakin University, Australia.

Dr. Ming Li (ming@deakin.edu.au)
Deakin University, Australia.