Important dates Submission:
March 30th, 2013
Apr. 6th, 2013
Apr. 13th, 2013
11:59pm. EST
Apr. 25th, 2013
Camera ready:
May 3rd, 2013
June 23rd, 2013






















Final Program

Time Title Speaker
CVPR break
10:45-10:50 Introduction and welcome Workshop organizers
10:50-11:20 A Critical Review of Action Recognition Benchmarks T. Hassner
11:20-11:40 Formulating Action Recognition as a Ranking Problem E. F. Can and R. Manmatha
11:40-12:00 Spatio-Temporal Saliency for Action Similarity G. Burghouts, B. van den Broek, and J.-M. ten Hove
CVPR lunch
13:30-14:00 Invited Speaker Alvaro Soto, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
14:00-14:20 Evaluating new variants of Motion Interchange Patterns Y. Hanani, N. Levy, and L. Wolf
14:20-14:40 Invited Speaker Ivan Laptev,  INRIA Paris - Rocquencourt
14:40-15:10 Invited Speaker Abhinav Gupta, Carnegie Mellon University
15:10-15:30 Panel discussion  
CVPR break
15:55:16:25 Invited Speaker Greg Mori, Simon Fraser University
16:25-16:40 Closing remarks Workshop organizers

Invited Speakers

Alvaro Soto

Alvaro Soto received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002; and a M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1997. In 2001, he joined the Computer Science Department at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where he became associate professor in 2007. His main research interests are in statistical machine learning, cognitive robotics, and computer vision. Further Info:

Ivan Laptev

Ivan Laptev is a full-time researcher at INRIA WILLOW. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in 2004 and his Master of Science degree from the same institute in 1997. He worked as a research assistant at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He has joined INRIA as a researcher in 2005. Ivan's research interests include visual recognition of human actions, objects and interactions. He has published over 50 papers at international conferences and journals of computer vision and machine learning. He was awarded the ERC grant in 2012.

Abhinav Gupta

Abhinav Gupta is an Assistant Research Professor at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to this, he was a postdoctoral fellow at CMU working with Alexei Efros and Martial Hebert. His research is in the area of computer vision, and its applications to robotics and computer graphics. He is particularly interested in building vision systems that develop a deep understanding of the visual world from images and videos. His research has focused on exploiting big visual data for developing visual representation and reasoning-based approaches. His other research interests include exploiting relationship between language and vision, semantic image parsing, and exemplar-based models for recognition. Abhinav received his PhD in 2009 from the University of Maryland under Prof. Larry Davis. His dissertation was nominated for the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award by the University of Maryland. Abhinav is a recipient of the ECCV Best Paper Runner-up Award (2010) and the University of Maryland Dean's Fellowship Award (2004).

Greg Mori

Greg Mori received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004. He received an Hon. B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics with High Distinction from the University of Toronto in 1999. He is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. His research interests are in computer vision and machine learning, and include object recognition, human activity recognition, and human body pose estimation. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), an Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), and serves on the program committees of major computer vision conferences (CVPR, ECCV, ICCV). He received the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award from the SFU Computing Science Student Society in 2006, the Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society (CIPPRS) Award for Research Excellence and Service in 2008, an NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement in 2008, and the SFU FAS Award for Excellence in Research (early career) in 2011.