[Elsnet-list] BMVA meeting on Facial Analysis and Animation - PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION

Gregor Hofer g.hofer at sms.ed.ac.uk
Mon May 18 18:58:09 CEST 2009

Dear all,

Please forward the call to anyone that might be interested.

thank you.
Gregor Hofer

British Machine Vision Association and Society for Pattern Recognition
One-Day Symposium at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton St, Edinburgh, UK
June 10th, 2009

Facial Analysis and Animation


Chairs: Darren Cosker (Uni. of Bath), Gregor Hofer (Uni. of
Edinburgh), Michael Berger (Uni of Edinburgh), Nataliya Nadtoka (Uni.
of Surrey)

**************************Programme ***************************

9.00    Registration and Coffee
9.30    Welcome and Introduction

Session 1
9.35     Invited Talk: Modelling the Appearance of Human Skin
    Tim Weyrich (UCL)
10.15    Shape-from-shading and Morphable Models for Estimating Facial
Shape and Reflectance from Single Images
    Will Smith (Uni. of York)
10.35    In Search of the Uncanny Valley
    Frank Pollick (Uni. of Glasgow)

10.55    Coffee

Session 2
11.15    Invited Talk: Facial Tracking
    Iain Matthews (Disney Research)
11.55    Visio-lization: Generating Novel Facial Images
    Umar Mohammed, Simon Prince and Jan Kautz (UCL)
12.15    Towards Dynamic 3D Face Transformations
    Bernard Tiddeman, David Perret, David Hunter and Yu Meng (Uni. of
St Andrews)

12.35     Lunch, Posters and Demos

Session 3
2.05    Invited Talk: Performance-Driven Facial Animation
    Steven Caulkin (Image Metrics)
2.45    An Automated Approach to Establishing Dense Correspondence for
3D Facial Models
    Guofu Xiang, Xiangyang Ju and Patrik O’B Holt (Robert Gordon Uni.)
3.05        Multi-view and Real-time Point-Based Rendering of
Photo-Realistic Faces
    Sajid Farooq and J. Paul Siebert (Uni. of Glasgow)

3.25    Coffee

Session 4
3.45    Synthesising Visual Speech Using Active Appearance Models:
Speech-, Text- and Video-Driven Approaches
    Barry Theobald (Uni. of East Anglia)
4.05    Model-based Synthesis of Visual Speech Movements from 3D Video
    James Edge, A. Hilton and P. Jackson (Uni. of Surrey)
4.25    Cloning Speakers’ Articulation, Shape and Appearance
    Gérard Bailly, Pierre Badin, Frédéric Eisel, Oxana Govokhina,
Christophe Savariaux and Yuliya Tarabalka (GIPSA-Lab, CNRS & Uni. of
4.45    Partial Differential Equations for Face Modelling and Animation
    Hassan Ugail, G. Gonzales Castro (Uni. of Bradford), P. Willis and
Y. Sheng (Uni. Bath)

5.05    Close

************************** Posters ****************************

Speaker Dependent Audio-Visual Emotion Recognition
Sanaul Haq and Phillp J.B. Jackson (Uni. of Surrey)

Animating Believable Facial Expressions: Is it Possible to Choreograph
Perceptually Valid Emotional Expressions?
Robin J.S. Sloan, Brian Robinson and Malcolm Cook (Uni. of Abertay)

Highly Realistic Face Animation Driven by Stereovision Data
Marie-Odile Berger, Brigitte Wrobel, Blaise Potard and Vincent Colotte
(LORIA Laboratory)

Robust Facial Detection and Tracking for Head Pose Estimation in a
Novel Multimodal Interface for Social Skills Learning
Jingying Chen (Uni. of Edinburgh)

Towards Realistic Facial Animation
Alexander Davies, Colin Dalton, David Gibson and Neill Campbell (Uni.
of Bristol)

Facial Animation in Dogs
A. A. Navarro Newball, G. Wyvill and B. McCane (Uni. of Otago)

Roles in Articulation for Speech Animation
Veena D. Singampalli and Phillip J.B. Jackson (Uni. of Surrey)

Sketch-Based Facial Animation
Orn Gunnarsson and Steve Maddock (Uni. of Sheffield)

Nonlinear 3D Dynamic Facial Animation
Darren Cosker (Uni. of Bath)

Speech-Synchronized Animation at CSTR
Michael Berger, Gregor Hofer, Hiroshi Shimodaira (Uni. of Edinburgh)

Emotion Analysis for Expressive 3D Video Speech Synthesis
Nataliya Nadtoka, James Edge, Adrian Hilton and Phillip Jackson (Uni. of Surrey)

***************************** Industry Demo *****************************

4D capture technology by Dimensional Imaging

*********************** Registration and Payment ************************

To register, simply send an e-mail mentioning the meeting ('10th of
June 2009 Meeting in Edinburgh'), your name, address, and BMVA
membership information ('member' or 'non-member'), and lunch option
('vegetarian' or 'standard') to BMVA at roystonparkin.co.uk.

The fee is £5 for BMVA members and £25 for non-members. Nonmembers
automatically gain BMVA membership via this payment. Lunch is
included. The registration fee can be paid at the door (cash or UK
cheque). Although not necessary, it is also possible to pay in advance
by sending a cheque or postal order in the required amount made
payable to 'The British Machine Vision Association'. Mailed payments
may be sent via regular post to:

BMVA Secretary Royston Parkin
95 Queen Street,
Sheffield, S1 1WG
United Kingdom

Please include your name, address and meeting title ('10th of June
2009 Meeting in Edinburgh') with payment.


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