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The British Machine Vision Association and Society for Pattern Recognition
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Facial Analysis and Animation

One-Day BMVA Symposium at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Informatics Forum,10 Crichton St, Edinburgh, UK
June 10th, 2009

Chairs: Darren Cosker (Uni. of Bath), Gregor Hofer (Uni. of Edinburgh),
Michael Berger (Uni. of Edinburgh), Nataliya Nadtoka (Uni. of Surrey)


[PDF version with abstracts]

9.00 Registration and Coffee
9.30 Welcome and Introduction
Session 1
9.35 Invited Talk: Modelling the Appearance of Human Skin
Tim Weyrich (UCL)
10.15 Shape-from-shading and Morphable Models for Estimating Facial Shape
and Reflectance from Single Images

Will Smith (Uni. of York)
10.35 In Search of the Uncanny Valley
Frank Pollick (Uni. of Glasgow)
10.55 Coffee
Session 2
11.15 Invited Talk: Non-rigid Tracking for Facial Motion Capture
Iain Matthews (Disney Research)
11.55 Visio-lization: Generating Novel Facial Images
Umar Mohammed, Simon Prince and Jan Kautz (UCL)
12.15 Towards Dynamic 3D Face Transformations
Bernard Tiddeman, David Perret, David Hunter and Yu Meng (Uni. of St Andrews)
12.35 Lunch, Posters and Demos
Industry Demo: Dimensional Imaging
Session 3
2.05 Invited Talk: Performance-Driven Facial Animation
Steven Caulkin (Image Metrics)
2.45 An Automated Approach to Establishing Dense Correspondence for 3D Facial Models
Guofu Xiang, Xiangyang Ju and Patrik O'B Holt (Robert Gordon Uni.)
3.05 Multi-view and Real-time Point-Based Rendering of Photo-Realistic Faces
Sajid Farooq and J. Paul Siebert (Uni. of Glasgow)
3.25 Coffee
Session 4
3.45 Synthesising Visual Speech Using Active Appearance Models: Speech-, Text- and Video-Driven Approaches
Barry Theobald (Uni. of East Anglia)
4.05 Model-based Synthesis of Visual Speech Movements from 3D Video
James Edge, A. Hilton and P. Jackson (Uni. of Surrey)
4.25 Cloning Speakers' Articulation, Shape and Appearance
Gérard Bailly, Pierre Badin, Frédéric Eisel, Oxana Govokhina, Christophe Savariaux and Yuliya Tarabalka (GIPSA-Lab, CNRS & Uni. of Grenoble)
4.45 Partial Differential Equations for Face Modelling and Animation
Hassan Ugail, G. Gonzales Castro (Uni. of Bradford), P. Willis and Y. Sheng (Uni. Bath)
5.05 Close


Speaker Dependent Audio-Visual Emotion Recognition
Sanaul Haq and Phillp J.B. Jackson (Uni. of Surrey)
Animating Believable Facial Expressions: Is it Possible to Choreograph Perceptually Valid Emotional Expressions?
Robin J.S. Sloan, Brian Robinson and Malcolm Cook (Uni. of Abertay)
Highly Realistic Face Animation Driven by Stereovision Data
Marie-Odile Berger, Brigitte Wrobel, Blaise Potard and Vincent Colotte (LORIA Laboratory)
Robust Facial Detection and Tracking for Head Pose Estimation in a Novel Multimodal Interface for Social Skills Learning
Jingying Chen and Oliver Lemon (Uni. of Edinburgh)
Towards Realistic Facial Animation
Alexander Davies, Colin Dalton, David Gibson and Neill Campbell (Uni. of Bristol)
Facial Animation in Dogs
A. A. Navarro Newball, G. Wyvill and B. McCane (Uni. of Otago)
Roles in Articulation for Speech Animation
Veena D. Singampalli and Phillip J.B. Jackson (Uni. of Surrey)
Sketch-Based Facial Animation
Orn Gunnarsson and Steve Maddock (Uni. of Sheffield)
Speech-Synchronized Animation at CSTR
Michael Berger, Gregor Hofer, Hiroshi Shimodaira (Uni. of Edinburgh)
Emotion Analysis for Expressive 3D Video Speech Synthesis
Nataliya Nadtoka, James Edge, Adrian Hilton and Phillip Jackson (Uni. of Surrey)
An Application of Caricature: How to Improve the Recognition of Facial Composites
C. Frowd, V. Bruce, D. Ross, A. McIntyre, C Gannon, M. Pitchford and P.J.B. Hancock (Uni. of Central Lancashire)

Industry Demo

4D capture technology by Dimensional Imaging

Registration and Payment

To register, simply send an e-mail mentioning the meeting ('10th of June 2009 Meeting in Edinburgh'), your name, address, affiliation, and BMVA membership information ('member' or 'non-member'), and lunch option ('vegetarian' or 'standard') to BMVA@roystonparkin.co.uk. The fee is £5 for BMVA members and £25 for non-members. Nonmembers automatically gain BMVA membership via this payment. Lunch is included. The registration fee can be paid at the door (cash or UK cheque). Although not necessary, it is also possible to pay in advance by sending a cheque or postal order in the required amount made payable to 'The British Machine Vision Association'. Mailed payments may be sent via regular post to:

BMVA Secretary Royston Parkin
95 Queen Street,
Sheffield, S1 1WG
United Kingdom

Please include your name, address and meeting title ('10th of June 2009 Meeting in Edinburgh') with payment.

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