International Conference on Activity and Behavior Computing Jun. 22nd - 25th, 2020, Kitakyushu, Japan
In conjunction with ICIEV&IVPR2020

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.

Call for Papers

We welcome full technical papers, as well as concept papers related to ABC research. Technical papers describe the accuracy and performance of ABC Systems, real deployment cases or application of new paradigms such as deep learning to ABC. Concept papers describe the challenges and future directions of ABC based on problems that arise when systems are deployed in real settings.

The submitted papers are peer reviewed by experienced researchers, and accepted based on the research quality.


  • 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


  • TBA

Important dates

Paper submission


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

Review result


Mar. 13th, 2020

Camera ready


Apr. 20th, 2020



Jun., 22nd - Jun. 25th, 2020


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

For more information, please see here.


General Chairs (Tentative)

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

Program Chairs (Tentative)

Ren Ohmura (Tentative), Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
Kazuya Murao (Tentative), Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Publicity Chair (Tentative)

Paula Lago, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Publication Chair (Tentative)

Tsuyoshi Okita, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Advisory Board (Tentative)

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 (Tentative)

Tahera Hossain, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Program Committee (Tentative)

Kristof Van Laerhoven, University of Siegen, Germany
Daniel Roggen, University of Sussex, UK
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
Kaori Fujinami, Tokyo University of Agriculture and 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
Meng Joo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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