International Conference on Activity and Behavior Computing Jun. 22nd - 25th, 2020 Aug. 26-29, 2020, Kitakyushu, Japan
In conjunction with ICIEV&IVPR2020
Sponsors:
Mamezou Co., Ltd Innovation Plus Co., Ltd. Fusic Co., Ltd. SMART Co., Ltd. Liful Co., Ltd. CARECOM Co., Ltd.

Welcome to ABC2020!


Human Activity Recognition has been researched in thousands of papers so far, with mobile / environmental sensors in ubiquitous / pervasive domains, and with cameras in vision domains. As well, Human Behavior Analysis is also explored for long-term health care, rehabilitation, emotion recognition, human interaction, and so on. However, many research challenges remain for realistic settings, such as complex and ambiguous activities / behavior, optimal sensor combinations, (deep) machine learning, data collection, platform systems, and killer applications.

In this conference, we comprehend such research domains as ABC: Activity and Behavior Computing, and provide an open and a confluent place for discussing various aspects and the future of the ABC.

Accepted Papers


The titles may change in the final version.

Regular Papers

Improvement of Human Action Recognition Using 3D Pose Estimation
Kohei Adachi (Kyushu Institute of Technology)*; Paula Lago (Kyushu Institute of Technology ); Tsuyoshi Okita (Kyushu Institute of Technology); Sozo Inoue (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Reducing Energy Consumption by Behavioural Change – It is possible!
Dietrich Albert (University of Graz & Graz University of Technology)*; Michael Bedek (University of Graz & Graz University of Technology); Wolfgang Horn (Horn Consult, Leibnitz)
Human Pose Tracking by Fusing Human Joint Positions from Multiple Kinect 3 : New Results
Jessica Colombel (Inria)*; David Daney (Inria); Vincent Bonnet (Univ Paris Est Creteil, LISSI); Francois Charpillet (Inria)
Investigating Correlations Between Usage of Communication Apps and Instant Messengern and a Smartphone User's Extraversion
Anja Exler (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)*; Tobias Hornberger (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)); Michael Beigl (KIT)
Multilabel Classification of Nursing Activities in a Realistic Scenario
Farina Faiz (Kyushu Institute of Technology)*; Yoshinori Ideno (Global business division, CARECOM CO.,LTD ); Hiromichi Iwasaki (Dept of Infection Control and Prevention, University of Fukui Hospital); Yoko Muroi (Dept of Infection Control and Prevention, University of Fukui Hospital); Sozo Inoue (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Improving Smartphone based Transport Mode Recognition using Generative Adversarial Networks
Lukas Gunthermann (University of Sussex)*; Daniel Roggen (University of Sussex); Andrew Philippides (University of Sussex)
In-shoe motion sensor for initial contact and toe-off event detection
Chenhui Huang (NEC)*; Kenichiro Fukushi (NEC); Zhenwei Wang (NEC); Hiroshi Kajitani (NEC); Kentaro Nakahara (NEC)
ExerSense: Real-Time Physical Exercise Segmentation, Classification, and Counting Algorithm Using an IMU Sensor
Shun Ishii (Aoyama Gakuin University)*; Kizito Nkurikiyeyezu (Aoyama Gakuin University); Mika Luimula (Turku University of Applied Sciences); Anna Yokokubo (Aoyama Gakuin University); Guillaume Lopez (Aoyama Gakuin University)
Exploring Human Activity by Using eSense Earable Device
Md Shafiqul Islam (Kyushu Institute of Technology)*; Tahera Hossain (Kyushu Institute of Technology); M.A.R. Ahad (University of Dhaka); Sozo Inoue (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Classification Method of Eating Behavior by Dietary Sound Collected in Natural Meal Environment
Haruka Kamachi (Aoyama Gakuin University)*; Anna Yokokubo (Aoyama Gakuin University); Guillaume Lopez (Aoyama Gakuin University); Takumi Kondo (Aoyama Gakuin University)
Estimation of Record Contents for Automatic Generation of Care Records
Haru Kaneko (Kyushu Institute of Technology); Tahera Hossain (Kyushu Institute of Technology); Tahera Hossain (Kyushu Institute of Technology)*; Sozo Inoue (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Head-AR: Human Activity Recognition with Head Mounted IMU Using Weighted Ensemble Learning
Ivana Kiprijanovska (Institute Jozef Stefan); Simon Stankoski (Institute Jozef Stefan); Stefan Kalabakov (Institute Jozef Stefan); Martin Gjoreski (Institute Jozef Stefan); Hristijan Gjoreski (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University)*
Accuracy of Motion Estimation using Sparse Set IMUs in Gait Analysis
Tsubasa Maruyama (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)*; Haruki Toda ( National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology); Suguru Kanoga (AIST); Mitsunori Tada (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology); Yui Endo (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
A Basic study on Ballroom Dance Figure Classification with LSTM Using Multi-modal Sensor
Hitoshi Matsuyama (Nagoya University)*; Kei Hiroi (Nagoya University); Katsuhiko Kaji (Aichi Institute of Technology); Takuro Yonezawa (Nagoya University); Nobuo Kawaguchi (Nagoya University)
3D Pose Estimation Using Multiple Asynchronous Cameras
Takashi Morimoto (Hiroshima City University); Ikuhisa Mitsugami (Hiroshima City University)*
Mapping Vicon Motion Tracking to 6-axis IMU Data for Wearable Activity Recognition
Lloyd Pellatt (University of Sussex)*; Alex Dewar (University of Sussex); Andrew Philippides (University of Sussex); Daniel Roggen (University of Sussex)
New Class Candidate Generation applied to On-Body Smartphone Localization
Mitsuaki Saito (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)*; Kaori Fujinami (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
Biological and Behavioral Information-based Method of Predicting Listener Emotions toward Speaker Utterances during Group Discussion
Motoki Sakai (Tokyo Denki University)*; Masaki Shuzo (Tokyo Denki University); Masahide Yuasa (Shonan Institute of Technology); Kanae Matsui (Tokyo Denki University); Eisaku Maeda (Tokyo Denki University)

Non-archival Papers

Exploring the use of accelerometer for assisting weight lifting exercise
Nour Alhuda Al bougha (Kyushu Institute of Technology)*; Sozo Inoue (Kyushu Institute of Technology); brahim benaissa (kyushu institute of technology)
Towards New Performance Metrics for Multi-level Data for Activity Recognition
Sayeda Shamma Alia (Kyushu Institute of Technology)*; Paula Lago (Kyutech); Sozo Inoue (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Improving Smartphone-Based Activity Recognition Based On A User's Work Context
Anja Exler (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)*; Benedikt Dahm (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)); Michael Beigl (?)
Data Driven Analysis of the Behaviour of Elderly People Using k-Means and Home Automation and Power Consumption Sensors
Björn Friedrich (Carl von Ossietzky Universität)*; Enno-Edzard Steen (Carl von Ossietzky Universität); Hirohiko Suwa (Nara Institute of Science and Technology); Andreas Hein (Carl von Ossietzky Universität); Keiichi Yasumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Towards Mapping Activity Classes for Transfer Learning in Human Activity Recognition
Md Shafiqul Islam (Kyushu Institute of Technology)*; Sayeda Shamma Alia (Kyushu Institute of Technology); Sozo Inoue (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Towards Automatic Waistline Measurement with A Smartwatch
Yuki Matsuda (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)*; Yugo Nakamura (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
Classification-based Undetected Keypoint Estimation from Detected Keypoints
Takeshi Saitoh (Kyushu Institute of Technology)*; Makoto Kurihara (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Drone Control for Monitoring a Walking Person from Constant Distance
Hiroto Yamashita (Hiroshima City University); Takashi Morimoto (Hiroshima City University); Ikuhisa Mitsugami (Hiroshima City University)*

Call for Papers


We welcome 4 categories of papers: regular papers, position papers, survey papers, and challenge papers. The submitted papers are peer reviewed by expert researchers, and accepted based on the research quality.

Accepted papers will be included in the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies series of Springer books (Indexed in ISI Proceedings, EI-Compendex, SCOPUS, Google Scholar and Springerlink).

Selected papers will be invited to submit to the Pattern Recognition Letters journal (5-Year Impact Factor: 2.350) and to International Journal on Computer Vision and Signal Processing.

Scope

  • Mobile sensor-based ABC
  • Environmental sensor-based ABC
  • Vision-based ABC
  • Multimodal ABC
  • Physical / semantic analysis of ABC
  • Gait analysis
  • Sleep analysis
  • Emotion recognition / analysis
  • ABC with deep learning
  • ABC data mining
  • Data collection
  • ABC systems
  • Interactive ABC
  • Healthcare applications
  • Sports applications
  • Business applications
  • Tools for industry
  • ABC in the wild

Categories

  • Regular papers: full technical contents which describe the accuracy and performance of ABC Systems, real deployment cases or application of new paradigms such as deep learning to ABC.
  • Survey papers: new perspective or new challenges in ABC based on literature survey. We do not welcome just compilations of existing research, but do if it provides new research horizons.
  • Challenge papers: we will provide a dataset and accept results for activity recognition and papers describing the methods and the results. Please see the Challenge Site for details.
  • Position papers: describe the challenges and future directions of ABC based on problems that arise when systems are deployed in real settings.

Format

  • Regular papers: 8-20 pages in single column
  • Survey papers: 10-20 pages in single column
  • Challenge papers: 4-10 pages in single column
  • Position papers: 4-10 pages in single column
  • Please use Springer Contributed Book format (button below for the LaTeX template).
  • Submit from Microsoft CMT for ICIEV2020 (button below) and select the ABC.
  • Note that the author information should be removed from the paper, for double blind reviews.

Important dates

[Regular/Survey/Position] Paper submission

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Jan. 17th, 2020 Feb. 28th, 2020 (Anywhere on Earth)!

[Challenge] Result submission

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Mar. 18th, 2020 Apr. 1st, 2020 (Anywhere on Earth)!

[Challenge] Paper submission

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Mar. 25th, 2020 Apr. 1st, 2020 (Anywhere on Earth)!

[Challenge] Review result

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Apr. 6th, 2020 Apr. 25th, 2020

Review result

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Mar. 13th, 2020 Apr. 6th, 2020 Apr. 25th, 2020

Resubmission for conditionally accepted paper

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May 25th, 2020

[Regular/Survey/Position/Challenge] Camera ready and Registration

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Apr. 20th, 2020 June 15th, 2020 June 19th, 2020

Conference

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Jun. 22nd - Jun. 25th, 2020 Aug. 26-29, 2020

Venue


ABC2020 will be held in Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka, Japan. There are many natural and industrial attractions.

For more information, please see here.

Committee


General Chairs

Sozo Inoue, Kyushu Institute of Technology / Riken, Japan
Atiqur Rahman Ahad, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh / Osaka University, Japan

Program Chairs

Daniel Roggen, University of Sussex, UK
Kaori Fujinami, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

Publicity Chair

Brahim Benaissa, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Publication Chair

Paula Lago, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Advisory Board

Paul Lukowicz, DFKI, Germany
Kristof Van Laerhoven, University of Siegen, Germany
Daniel Roggen, University of Sussex, UK
Michael Beigl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Jeffry Cohn, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Anind Dey, University of Washinton, USA
Nobuo Kawaguchi, Nagoya University, Japan

Secretaries

Tahera Hossain, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Moe Matsuki, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Nattaya Mairittha, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Tittaya Mairittha, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Program Committee (Tentative)

Ren Ohmura, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
Kazuya Murao, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Kristof Van Laerhoven, University of Siegen, Germany
Susanna Pirttikangas, University of Oulu, Finland
Philipp M. Scholl, University of Freiburg, Germany
Hristijan Gjoreski, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia
Katsuhiko Kaji, Aichi Institute of Technology, Japan
Tsuyoshi Okita, Kyushu Institute of Technology / Riken, Japan
Paula Lago, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Stephan Sigg, Aalto University, Finland
Hiroki Watanabe, Hokkaido University, Japan
Pascal Hirmer, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Shigeyuki Miyagi, The University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Yu Enokibori, Nagoya University, Japan
Anja Exler, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Kristina Yordanova, University of Rostock, Germany
Trung Thanh NGO, Osaka University, Japan
Ricky J Sethi, Fitchburg State University, USA
Ikuhisa Mitsugami, Hiroshima City University, Japan
Mohiuddin Ahmad, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh
Upal Mahbub, University of Meryland, College Park, USA
Atsushi Shimada, Kyushu University, Japan
Guillaume Lopez, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Atsushi Nakazawa, Kyoto University, Japan
Liming Chen, Ulster University, UK
Christopher Nugent, Ulster University, UK
François Charpillet, INRIA, France
Maria Del Pilar Villamil Giraldo, University of Los Andes, Colombia
Shoji Kobashi, University of Hyogo, Japan
Phond Phunchongharn, KMUTT, Thailand

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