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Human Activity Detection in Multi-Camera, Continuous, Long-Duration Video (HADCV'20) Workshop


Current Evaluations

Two concurrent challenges (https://actev.nist.gov) are currently running:

The ActEV Sequestered Data Leaderboard based on the MEVA dataset

The self-reported ActEV TRECVID 2019 leaderboard based on the VIRAT dataset

Contact Us

For any questions about the HADCV'20 workshop, please contact us:
HADCV'20 workshop email: hadcv@nist.gov

HADCV'20 Workshop Program Schedule (March 5, 2020)

Schedule Item Type Session
(Optional)
Start
Time
Title Speaker/Author(s)
Remarks
09:00 Welcome
Keynote/Invited Talk
09:05 Invited Talk: FBI Uses of Video Analytics Richard Vorder Bruegge (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
Oral Paper
09:45 Activity Detection in Untrimmed Videos Using Chunk-based Classifiers Joshua Gleason; Steven Schwarcz; Rajeev Ranjan; Carlos Castillo; Jun-Cheng Chen; Rama Chellappa (University of Maryland)
Oral Paper
10:10 Context Sensitivity of Spatio-Temporal Activity Detection using Hierarchical Deep Neural Networks in Extended Videos Felix Hertlein; David Münch; Michael Arens (Fraunhofer IOSB)
Break
10:35 Morning Break
Session Header ActEV Challenge Results & Best Performer Presentations (1055-1210)
Oral Paper
10:55 ActEV SDL & TRECVID Challenge Results Yooyoung Lee; Jonathan Fiscus; Afzal Godil; Andrew Delgado; Eliot Godard; Edmond J. Golden; Maxime Hubert; Lukas Diduch (NIST)
Oral Paper
11:20 Faster than Real-time Detection of Activities in Untrimmed Videos (SDL Leaderboard) Joshua Gleason; Carlos Castillo; Rama Chellappa (University of Maryland)
Oral Paper
11:45 Argus: Efficient Parallel Activity Detection System for Extended Video Analysis (TRECVID Leaderboard) Wenhe Liu; Xiaojun Chang; Guoliang Kang; Po-Yao Huang ; lijun yu; Yijun Qian; Jing Wen; Alexander Hauptmann (Carnegie Mellon University, Monash University)
Session Header Activity Detection/Recognition Session I (1210-1310)
Oral Paper
12:10 Adaptive Feature Aggregation for Video Object Detection Yijun Qian; Lijun Yu; Wenhe Liu; Guoliang Kang; Alexander Hauptmann (Carnegie Mellon University)
Keynote/Invited Talk
12:35 Invited Talk: The IARPA DIVA Program Jeff Alstott (IARPA)
Break
13:10 Lunch & Poster Setup
Session Header Activity Detection/Recognition Session II (1410-1515)
Keynote/Invited Talk
14:10 Invited Talk: Two Decades of Action for Action Recognition and Detection: From Shallow to Deep Representations Rama Chellappa (University of Maryland)
Oral Paper
14:50 Real-Time Activity Detection of Human Movement in Videos via Smartphone Based on Synthetic Training Data Rico Thomanek; Tony Rolletschke; Benny Platte; Claudia Hösel; Christian Roschke; Robert Manthey; Manuel Heinzig; Richard Vogel; Frank Zimmer; Matthias Vodel; Maximilian Eibl; Marc Ritter (University of Applied Sciences Mittweida, TU Chemnitz)
Other
15:15 ActEV Challenges and Datasets Group Discussion
Break
15:30 Afternoon Break + Poster Session
Session Header Poster Session (1530-1645)
Poster Presentation
- Poster Abstract: Efficient Parallel Activities Detection System for Extended Video Analysis Wenhe Liu; Guoliang Kang; Po-Yao Huang; lijun yu; Yijun Qian; Jing Wen; Alexander Hauptmann (Carnegie Mellon University)
Poster Presentation
- Poster Abstract: A Spatio-Temporal Activity Detection Framework Mandis Beigi; LISA BROWN; Quanfu Fan; John Henning; Chung-Ching Lin; Yue Meng; Rameswar Panda; sharath pankanti; Honghui Shi; Rogerio Feris (IBM Research)
Poster Presentation
- Summary of 2019 Activity Detection in Extended Videos Prize Challenge Yooyoung Lee; Jonathan Fiscus; Afzal Godil; Andrew Delgado; Edmond J. Golden III; Maxime Hubert; Lukas Diduch (NIST)
Poster Presentation
- Boosted Kernelized Correlation Filters for Event-based Face Detection Bharath Ramesh (National University of Singapore); Hong Yang (NUS)
Poster Presentation
- Exploring Techniques to Improve Activity Recognition using Human Pose Skeletons Bharath Raj Nagoor Kani; Anand Subramanian; Kashyap Ravichandran; N. Venkateswaran (SSN College of Engineering and SSNCE)
Other
16:45 Closing Remarks
The 2nd International Workshop on
Human Activity Detection in multi-camera, Continuous, long-duration Video (HADCV'20)
under the IEEE Winter Conf. on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)
Aspen, Colorado, March 05, 2020

Updates
Summary
The 2nd International Workshop on Human Activity Detection in multi-camera, Continuous, long-duration Video (HADCV'20) is organized in conjunction with the WACV’20 conference and will focus on human activity detection in multi-camera video streams. Activity detection has been an active research area in computer vision. The ability to detect human activities is an important task in computer vision due to its potentially wide range of applications such as public safety and security, crime prevention, traffic monitoring and control, eldercare/childcare, human-computer interaction, human-robot interaction, hospital activity monitoring, and many more. The ActEV (Activities in Extended Video) series of challenges started in spring 2018 to support the development of technologies for multi-camera, automatic activity detection algorithms which will be presented in this workshop.

The 1st International Workshop on Human Activity Detection in multi-camera, Continuous, long-duration Video (HADCV'19) was successfully organized in conjunction with the (WACV 2019) and the results of the ActEV 2018 challenges were presented. Since then, we are running ActEV challenges on larger and more challenging datasets with more activities. In this workshop the aims are to present the research findings of the current ActEV challenges and to solicit papers on topics related to activity detection. The workshop will provide a platform for researchers to share research experiences and foster collaboration. Two concurrent challenges (https://actev.nist.gov) are currently running: the ActEV Sequestered Data Leaderboard based on the MEVA dataset and the self-reported ActEV TRECVID leaderboard based on the VIRAT dataset.

Recently, larger visual datasets and deep learning have revolutionized the computer vision field contributing to significant advances in the performance of activity detection and classification. However, a significant focus of activity detection has been on near field and social media video, while application to wide field-of-view public safety video has not yielded satisfactory results. Particular challenges for public safety video include large time periods with no activities, the presence of multiple simultaneous activities in different spatial regions of the video, and occurrence of many activities far from the video sensor resulting in low resolution. The VIRAT and MEVA datasets used for the ActEV evaluations are far more closely aligned with real-world public safety ground video analytics.

This workshop aims to bring all the stakeholders (activity detection, object detection and tracking, pose estimation, machine learning, etc.) together to help advance the state-of-the-art in human activity detection technology in multi-camera video streaming environments. The primary focus will be on activity detection algorithms, performance evaluation and characterization, and large dataset collections for activity detection. Research findings from the ActEV challenges will be presented. In addition, submissions are invited from the research community for unpublished research papers.

News (extended deadline)
16Dec
Abstract Submission Due
16Dec
Full/Short Paper Due
15Jan
Camera Ready Papers Due
05Mar
HADCV'20 workshop
Call for Papers

Important Dates:
Extended Deadline: December 16, 2019 : 5:00pm: Poster Abstract Submission Due (2 pages limit)
Extended Deadline: December 16, 2019 : 5:00pm: Short Paper Submission Due* (4 pages limit + reference)
Extended Deadline: December 16, 2019 : 5:00pm: Full Paper Submission Due* (8 page limit + reference)
*Accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings of IEEE WACV 2020 & Workshops and will be sent for inclusion into the IEEE Xplore digital library.
January 10, 2020: Notification to Authors
January 15, 2020 : Camera Ready Papers Due
March 05, 2020: HADCV'20 Workshop Date
About the 2nd International HADCV Workshop 2020:
This workshop aims to bring all the stakeholders (activity detection, object detection and tracking, pose estimation, machine learning, etc.) together to help advance the state-of-the-art in human activity detection technology in multi-camera video streaming environments. The primary focus will be on activity detection algorithms, performance evaluation and characterization, and large dataset collections for activity detection. Research findings from the ActEV challenges will be presented. In addition, we are inviting the research community to submit unpublished research papers which will be published in the IEEE Digital Library on the following topics:

  • Activity detection in untrimmed video
  • Activity detection, recognition, classification and prediction
  • Multi-camera object detection and tracking in crowded scenes
  • Human activity and behavior analysis in indoor/outdoor environments for public safety, security, traffic monitoring and control, etc.
  • Human activity monitoring in public spaces
  • Person re-identification
  • Human pose estimation and gesture recognition
  • Human activity understanding
  • Spatio-temporal activity/object localization
  • Human behavior and activity analysis
  • Anomaly detection in indoor/outdoor activities
  • Human-human and Human-object interaction
  • Indexing and retrieval of human activity in video datasets
  • Multi-camera analysis
  • Evaluation criteria and metrics for Activity detection
  • Benchmarking datasets and annotations
  • Machine learning/deep learning methods for activity detection
  • Big video datasets
  • Ontology of human Activity
  • Applications of activity detection and understanding in public safety and security, traffic monitoring and control, crime prevention, etc.

  • As organizers of the workshop we are looking forward to contributions in these and related areas.
    A. Godil, J. Fiscus, A. Hoogs, R. Meth
    People

    Organizers
    Afzal Godil, NIST
    Jonathan G. Fiscus, NIST
    Anthony Hoogs, Kitware
    Reuven Meth, SAIC
    Invited Speakers
    Richard Vorder Bruegge, FBI
    Rama Chellappa, UMD
    Jeff Alstott, Program Manager, IARPA
    Program committee
    Shin'ichi Satoh, National Institute of Informatics
    Cosimo Distante, CNR and University of Salento
    Gregory Hager, JHU
    Sharathchandra Pankanti, IBM
    Yi Yao, SRI
    Pavan Turaga, ASU
    Carlos Castillo, UMD
    Yogesh Singh Rawat, UCF
    Lisa Brown, IBM
    Haider Ali, Crowdception
    Xiaojun Chang, Monash University
    Marc Ritter, HS-Mittweida
    Huijuan Xu, UC Berkeley
    Faisal Qureshi, Ontario Tech University
    Chong-Wah Ngo, City University of Hong Kong
    Chenqiang Gao, CQUPT University
    Fatih Porikli, Australian National University
    Snehasis Mukherjee, IIIT
    Bo Li, USM
    Benjamin Riggan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Alex Hauptmann, CMU
    Cees Snoek, University of Amsterdam
    Asim Wagan, JU
    Jeff Byrne, STR
    Josh Gleason, UMD
    Yooyoung Lee, NIST
    George Awad, Georgetown University & NIST
    Asad Butt, JHU
    Keith Curtis, NIST
    Wenhe Liu, CMU
    Keith Fieldhouse, Kitware
    Sudeep Sarkar, USF
    Roddy Collins, Kitware
    Submissions


    Authors are invited to submit original work not currently under consideration elsewhere. The HADCV'20 workshop submission are handled via HADCV20 CMT page HADCV20 workshop CMT link

    Accepted papers will be allocated 8 pages in the proceeding and that is, a paper can be up to 8 pages + the references. The manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format and should follow the requirements of the IEEE WACV paper format. All work submitted to WACV workshop is considered confidential until the papers appear. Accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings of IEEE WACV 2020 & Workshops and will be sent for inclusion into the IEEE Xplore digital library.


    For WACV'20 Paper preparation and Author kit, See WACV'20 Submissions page for more details Paper preparation and see Author kit.

    Workshop Registration
    You can register for HADCV'20 workshop at the WACV'20 registration page or by clicking this link: WACV2020 Registration




    If you have any question about the HADCV'20 Workshop, please email to hadcv@nist.gov