ChaLearn, Microsoft Research, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, University of Barcelona, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, and the Computer Vision Center announce the ChaLearn Looking at People challenges and Workshop 2014
Please consider participating in the ChaLearn LAP challenge and workshop at ECCV 2014.
ChaLearn organizes in 2014 three parallel challenge tracks on Human Pose Recovery on RGB data, actions and interactions spotting on RGB data, and gesture spotting on RGB-Depth data.
The challenge features three quantitative tracks:
Track 1: Human Pose Recovery: More than 8,000 frames of continuous RGB sequences are recorded and labeled with the objective of performing human pose recovery by means of recognizing more than 120,000 annotated human limbs regions of different people (14 annotated limbs per subject, if visible). Examples of labeled frames are shown in Fig. 1.
Track 2: Action/Interaction Recognition: 235 action/interaction instances of 11 action/interaction categories are recorded and manually labeled in continuous RGB sequences of different people performing natural isolated and collaborative behaviors. Examples of labeled actions are shown in Fig. 1.
Track 3: Gesture Recognition: The gestures are drawn from a vocabulary of Italian sign gesture categories. The emphasis of this third track is on multi-modal automatic learning of a set of 20 gestures performed by several different users, with the aim of performing user independent continuous gesture spotting. An example of the visual modalities for each frame of the data set is shown in Fig.2.
Top three ranked participants on each track will be awarded and invited to follow the workshop submission guide for ECCV 2014 (workshop proposal under review) or ECCV Satellite Event for inclusion of a description of their system at the ECCV proceedings and submit an extended paper in a special issue on gesture recognition at a high-impact factor journal.
Important Dates for the Quantitative Participation:
February 8, 2014: Beginning of the quantitative competition, release of development and validation data.
April 24, 2014: Publication of the group registration procedure. All groups must register to participate on the final evaluation stage.
May 1, 2014: Release of encrypted final evaluation data and validation labels. Participants can start training their methods with the whole data set. Deadline for group registration.
May 8, 2014: Deadline for code submission. Participants will be provided with code submission details together with the validation labels.
May 9, 2014: Release of final evaluation data decryption key. Participants start predicting the results on the final evaluation data.
May 15, 2014: End of the quantitative competition. Deadline for submitting the predictions over the final evaluation data. Deadline for code submission. The organizers start the code verification by running it on the final evaluation data.
June 1, 2014: Deadline for submitting the fact sheets.
June 10, 2014: Release of the verification results to the participants for review. Top ranked participants are invited to follow the workshop submission guide for inclusion at ECCV 2014 proceedings (pending acceptance) or a ECCV 2014 Satellite Event and will be invited to submit an extension of their work to a high impact factor journal.
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