The 10th IASTED International Conference on
Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Applications
February 12 – 14, 2013
Human-centered Computing: Challenges and Perspectives
Human Centered Computing (HCC) is an emerging field that aims at bridging the existing gaps between the various disciplines involved with the design and implementation of computing systems that support people's activities. HCC aims at tightly integrating human sciences (e.g. social and cognitive) and computer science (e.g. human-computer interaction (HCI), signal processing, machine learning, and computer vision) for the design of computing systems with a human focus from beginning to end. The presentation will address the existing challenges in HCC and will focus on real-time and robust solutions for eye detection and tracking, head pose estimation and their applications to gaze estimation, attention detection and personality.
Biography of the Keynote Speaker
Nicu Sebe is with the Faculty of Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento, Italy, where he is leading the research in the areas of multimedia information retrieval and human-computer interaction in computer vision applications. He was involved in the organization of the major conferences and workshops addressing the computer vision and human-centered aspects of multimedia information retrieval, among which as a General Co-Chair of the IEEE Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition Conference, FG 2008, ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR) 2007 and 2010, and WIAMIS 2009 and as one of the initiators and a Program Co-Chair of the Human-Centered Multimedia track of the ACM Multimedia 2007 conference. He is the general chair of ACM Multimedia 2013 and was a program chair of ACM Multimedia 2011. He has served as the guest editor for several special issues in IEEE Computer, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Image and Vision Computing, Multimedia Systems, International Journal of Computer Vision and ACM TOMCCAP. He has been a visiting professor in Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and in the Electrical Engineering Department, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany. He is a co-chair of the IEEE Computer Society Task Force on Human-centered Computing and is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Machine Vision and Applications, Image and Vision Computing, Computer Vision and Image Understanding and of Journal of Multimedia.