The First International Workshop on

Human Activity Analysis with Highly Diverse Cameras

In recent computer vision research, diverse types of cameras have enabled various forms of human activity analysis. Surveillance cameras are used to sense crowd behaviors on the street. Smartphones or wearable cameras have attracted much attention as the means to recognize fine-grained human actions. While these diverse cameras and activity analyses are all essential for such common applications as crime prevention, navigation for the blind, intelligent UIs, and human robot collaboration, they have been studied mostly independently.

In this workshop, we aim at bringing together people with experience on any type of vision-based human activity analysis and its applications. The workshop will offer a valuable opportunity for sharing diverse projects and cutting-edge achievements on human activity analysis. We expect the workshop to promote future collaborations of participants in different research backgrounds.

HDC2017 will be held as a part of the WACV 2017 workshops.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: January 23, 2017 (Extended)
  • Paper acceptance notification: February 3, 2017
  • Camera ready deadline: February 14, 2017 (Updated)
  • Workshop date: March 30, 2017


Please see the main conference website for the venue, accommodations, and other details.

Latest News

Feb 28, 2017: The program is available.
Feb 09, 2017: Camera ready deadline updated.
Feb 07, 2017: Paper decision announced Feb 3. Camera ready deadline extended.
Jan 21, 2017: Paper submission deadline extended!
Jan 08, 2017: Paper submission deadline extended!
Dec 15, 2016: Call for papers is out!
Dec 11, 2016: We have two exciting keynote speakers!
Nov 21, 2016: Update important dates.
Nov 11, 2016: Workshop website is available.


Camera Ready Paper Submission

The camera ready submission is due on February 14th. The submission should follow the instructions sent from the WACV Publication Chairs.
Please contact as soon as possible if the authors of accepted papers have not yet received the instructions.

Paper Submissions

Submission site:
Please follow the author guidelines of the main conference (link). Length of paper should be 4-8 pages excluding references. Accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore.
Topics of interest (include, but are not limited to):
  • Human Motion Analysis/Capture
  • Action Recognition
  • Gesture Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Security/Surveillance
  • Vision for Robotics
  • First-Person Vision

  • Program

    9:00 - 9:10 Opening
    9:10 - 9:40 Keynote Session 1

    Activity recognition from persons' viewpoint and robots' viewpoint
    Michael S. Ryoo (Indiana University Bloomington / EgoVid)

    9:40 - 10:25 Regular Session 1

    Measuring Grasp Posture Using an Embedded Camera
    Naoaki Kashiwagi (Keio University), Yuta Sugiura (Keio University), Natsuki Miyata (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Mitsunori Tada (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Maki Sugimoto (Keio University), Hideo Saito (Keio University)

    Gaze Estimation Based on Eyeball-Head Dynamics
    Ikuhisa Mitsugami (Osaka University), Yamato Okinaka (Osaka University), Yasushi Yagi (Osaka University)

    Speaker Identification Based on Integrated Face Direction in a Group Conversation
    Naoto Ienaga (Keio University), Yuko Ozasa (Keio University), Hideo Saito (Keio University)

    10:25 - 10:40 Break
    10:40 - 11:10 Keynote Session 2

    Advances in Automating Analysis of Highway and Driver Video Image Data: Managing Low and Variable Image Quality
    David Kuehn and Charles Fay (FHWA Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program)

    11:10 - 11:55 Regular Session 2

    Action Recognition in Still Images Using Word Embeddings from Natural Language Descriptions
    Karan Sharma (The University of Georgia), Arun CS Kumar (The University of Georgia), Suchendra Bhandarkar (The University of Georgia)

    Investigation of Customer Behavior Analysis Based on Top-View Depth Camera
    Junpei Yamamoto (Osaka Prefecture University), Katsufumi Inoue (Osaka Prefecture University), Michifumi Yoshioka (Osaka Prefecture University)

    Measurement of Eyeball Rotational Movements in the Dark Environment
    Nayuta Ono (University of Tsukuba), Kiyoshi Hoshino (University of Tsukuba)

    11:55 - 12:25 Keynote Session 3

    Weakly-supervised activity localization
    Yong-Jae Lee (University of California, Davis)

    12:25 - 12:30 Closing

    Keynote Talks


    Committee members

    • Andreas Bulling, Max Planck Institute for Informatics
      Shmuel Peleg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
      Minjie Cai, University of Tokyo
      Yin Li, Georgia Institute of Technology
      Nick Rhinehart, Carnegie Mellon University
      Yusuke Sugano, Osaka University
      Dima Damen, University of Bristol
      Hyun Soo Park, University of Minnesota
      Kai Kunze, Keio University
      Yukiko Nakano, Seikei University
      Ming Hsuan Yang, University of California at Merced
      Roberto Manduchi, University of California, Santa Cruz
      Takatsugu Hirayama, Nagoya University
      Hirokatsu Kataoka, AIST
      Krishna Kumar Singh, University of California Davis