The 3rd International Conference on Activity and Behavior Computing Oct. 20th - 23rd, 2021, Knowledge Exchange Center (KX), Bangkok, Thailand (Changed to Online)

Welcome to ABC2021!

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 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).


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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 service (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


Aug. 20th, 2021 (Extended!) (Anywhere on Earth)!

Review result


Sep. 10th, 2021

Resubmission for conditionally accepted paper


Sep. 24th, 2021

[Challenge] Application


Aug. 17th, 2021 (Extended!) (Anywhere on Earth)!

[Challenge] Result submission


Aug. 17th, 2021 (Anywhere on Earth)!

(Challenge) Paper submission


Aug. 20th, 2021 (Anywhere on Earth)!

(Challenge) Review result


Sep. 2nd, 2021

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


Oct. 1st, 2021



Oct. 20th - 23rd, 2021


ABC2021 will be held at Knowledge Exchange Center (KX), Bangkok, Thailand, Japan. KX is the exchange center for academia and start-ups.

For more information, please see here.

We are considering to do it either of hybrid or online style. Anyway we provide online participation at least.


General Chairs

Sozo Inoue, Kyushu Institute of Technology / AUTOCARE LLC, 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 Chairs

Paula Lago, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Anja Exler, Adastra, Germany
Hiroki Watanabe, Hokkaido University, Japan

Publication Chair

Tahera Hossain, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan

Local Organization Chair

Phond Phunchongharn, KMUTT, Thailand

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


Nattaya Mairittha, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Tittaya Mairittha, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Program Committee

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, Adastra, Germany
Kristina Yordanova, University of Rostock, Germany
Trung Thanh NGO, Osaka University, Japan
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
Fran├žois Charpillet, INRIA, France
Maria Del Pilar Villamil Giraldo, University of Los Andes, Colombia
Takuro Yonezawa, Nagoya University, Japan
Anna Yokokubo, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan