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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, with the main conference on March 22-24 and workshops and tutorials on March 21 and 25. 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
  • Face and feature tracking
  • Facial animation
  • Active appearance and active shape models
  • Learning feature spaces and manifolds
Submissions. Paper submissions may be up to six pages in conference format. Substantially similar papers may not have appeared elsewhere or be in submission to another conference during the FG review period. Papers presented at FG 2011 will appear in the IEEE Xplore digital library. Demo submissions are also solicited for presentation at the conference. Submission details are available at the conference web site. Continuing a tradition begun with the last Face and Gesture conference, a selection of the best-reviewed papers from FG 2011 will be invited to a special issue of the Image and Vision Computing Journal.

Workshops. Workshops associated with the conference will be held on March 21 and 25. See the conference web site for instructions regarding workshop proposals.

Conference Venue. FG 2011 will be held at the beautiful Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara, a 24-acre, mission-style Santa Barbara hotel resort facing the Pacific Ocean, located on one of Southern California's most beautiful coastlines.

Sponsorship. FG 2011 is co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society TC on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and the IEEE Biometrics Council.

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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