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FG 2013 will be held in Shanghai, China in spring 2013 - more details to follow!

Pictures from FG 2011 - Thanks to Tom Baldwin from IEEE!

Congratulations to the Outstanding Paper award recipients at FG 2011:

  • Outstanding Paper (tie): "Output-associative RVM regression for dimensional and continuous emotion prediction" by Mihalis A. Nicolaou, Hatice Gunes, and Maja Pantic (Imperial College London)
  • Outstanding Paper (tie): "Estimating human 3D pose from time-of-flight images based on geodesic distances and optical flow" by Loren Schwarz, Artashes Mkhitaryan, Diana Mateus, and Nassir Navab (Technische Universität München)
  • Outstanding Student Paper: "Sparse eigentracker augmented by associative mapping to 3d shape" by Yuki Oka and Takeshi Shakunaga (Okayama University)


The Ninth IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2011) will be held in Santa Barbara, California on March 21-25, 2011. The IEEE conference series on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition is the premier international forum for research in image and video-based face, gesture, and body movement recognition. The conference presents research that advances the state-of-the-art in these and related areas, leading to new capabilities in areas such as biometrics, interactive systems, surveillance, healthcare, and entertainment. The FG conference plays an important role in shaping related scientific, academic, and higher-education programs. For FG 2011, we are soliciting papers in all areas of face and gesture recognition, including:

  • Age-related change in facial appearance
  • Human communicative behavior analysis
  • Multimodal and context-sensitive interfaces
  • Vision-based human robot interaction
  • Ambient intelligence
  • Multi-modal sensing and novel sensing technologies
  • Human action recognition

Click here for information on the Keynote Speakers

FG 2011 will include three special sessions:

  1. Demographic Classification based on Face and Gestures
    Special invited session speaker: Anil Jain

  2. Synthetic Face & Gesture Modeling
    Special invited session speaker: Rama Chellappa

  3. 3D Facial Behaviour Analysis

A selection of the best-reviewed papers from FG 2011 will be invited to a special issue of the Image and Vision Computing Journal.

FG 2011 will also include five workshops and three tutorials - see the Workshops and Tutorials page for more information.

Latest News at FG


FG 2011 was a success, with great keynote talks, an excellent program of presentations, posters, demos, and exhibits, as well as five workshops and three tutorials. Thanks to everyone whose efforts made the conference possible!

The proceedings will be available at IEEE Xplore in the near future. The location and organizers of FG 2013 will be announced here soon.

Registration hours

*Weather Update* - The weather forecast for the week of FG is not good - rainy and relatively cool. Bring an umbrella if you can!

Santa Barbara weather - 5-day forecast

No health risk to California from radiation

UCSB Allosphere tour

All conference presenters: please see the Information for Presenters.

The final program is available for the main conference.

Tutorials will be presented at FG 2011 on Monday and Friday. See the list and schedule of tutorials and workshops.

Scheduled keynote speakers