[Elsnet-list] ACM/SSPNET 2nd INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FACIAL ANALYSIS AND ANIMATION (FAA)

Darren Cosker dpc at cs.bath.ac.uk
Tue Sep 7 12:44:14 CEST 2010


*** Apologies for cross postings ***

FINAL CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

ACM/SSPNET 2nd INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FACIAL ANALYSIS AND  
ANIMATION (FAA)

						http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/faa/

School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK. October 21st, 2010

Important Dates:
10th September 2010: Deadline for extended abstract submission
17th September 2010: Notification of acceptance

Confirmed Keynotes:

Catherine Pelachaud, Telecom ParisTech
Bernd Bickel, Disney Research Zurich

Facial animation is a broad and exciting area of research drawing on  
multiple disciplines: computer graphics and animation provide the  
means to render and display a face, computer vision can be used to  
measure, interpret and decode facial actions, while psychology can  
help provide the emotive human element of animation. However, creating  
convincing facial animation is an exceptionally difficult task – each  
one of us is an expert judge in deciding whether an animation is  
realistic or not. In today’s world, facial animation has more  
applications than ever before: from video game characters to movie  
actor doubles, from machine facial displays to psychological research  
stimuli.

Following on from the success of FAA 2009 (http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/faa2009/ 
), we are pleased to announce a call for submissions for FAA 2010, in  
cooperation with ACM and sponsored by SSPNET. The aim of this meeting  
is to bring together researchers and practitioners from both academia  
and industry – particularly in VFX and games - interested in all  
aspects of facial animation and related analysis. Submissions are  
invited in the following broad topic areas:

•	Acquisition of Facial Shape, Motion and Texture
•	Performance Driven Animation and Expression Mapping
•	Facial animation using Example Based Synthesis and Motion Graph  
based techniques
•	Facial Animation Production Pipelines
•	Visual Speech Synthesis
•	Animation of Non-Linguistic Behaviors and Vocalisations
•	Perception of Facial Animation and the "Uncanny Valley"
•	Facial Rendering (Photorealistic and Non-Photorealistic)

Research should be submitted as a 1 page extended abstract using the  
SIGGRAPH formatting guidelines (see http://www.siggraph.org/publications/instructions) 
. LaTeX and BibTeX class files following the “acmsiggraph” convention  
may be downloaded from (http://www.siggraph.org/publications/acmsiggraph.zip 
). An example submission may be found at (http://www.siggraph.org/publications/poster-abstract-example1.pdf 
).

Submissions do not need to be anonymous. Contributions should  
submitted via the following website:
https://cmt2.research.microsoft.com/FAA2010 by 10th September, 2010.  
Authors of accepted submissions will have their work appear in the ACM  
Digital Library (http://portal.acm.org/dl.cfm). The program on the day  
will consist of both oral and poster presentations, including invited  
keynote talks from leading international experts.

Chairs: Darren Cosker (Uni. of Bath), Gregor Hofer (Uni. of  
Edinburgh), Michael Berger (Uni. of Edinburgh) and Will Smith (Uni. of  
York).

For general inquiries regarding FAA, including contact information for  
the organisers, please visit: http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/faa/contact.html


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