Workshops and tutorials

We invite workshop and tutorial proposals for the 2019 IEEE Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition in Lille, France. Accepted workshops and tutorials
will be held on either May 14 or May 18, 2019, in the same venue as the FG 2019 main conference, namely, Lille Grand Palais.

We solicit workshop and tutorial proposals on any topic of interests to the FG community. We especially encourage workshops relating to emerging new fields or new application domains of face and gesture analysis and synthesis. The tutorials should complement and enhance the scientific program of FG 2019 by providing authoritative and comprehensive overviews of growing themes that are of sufficient relevance with respect to the state-of-the-art and the conference topics. Workshop and tutorial organizers who have a strong track record in the field are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal. The tutorials are half-day events (3 to 4 hours including breaks).

The workshop paper submission, review, acceptance notification, and final manuscript due must all be handled until February 15, 2019 (camera-ready workshop paper due date). Financial support from the main conference is not guaranteed and depends on budget.

Important dates

  • Workshop proposals due: September 21, 2018
  • Workshop acceptance decisions: October 10, 2018
  • Workshop camera ready papers due: February 15, 2019
  • Tutorial proposals due: January 14, 2019
  • Tutorial decisions: February 4, 2019

The main conference will provide rooms, equipment, and coffee breaks for the workshops and tutorials. If necessary, poster facilities will be offered. For each workshop one complimentary registration for a keynote speaker is available. For any additional questions please contact the workshop, tutorial, and special session chairs.

Workshop proposal submission

A proposal should include the following information to
facilitate the decision process:

  • Workshop title
  • Workshop motivation, expected outcomes and impact
  • List of organizers including affiliation, email address, and short bio
  • Tentative length of the workshop (half day or full day)
  • Tentative paper submission and review schedule
  • Planned advertisement means, website hosting
  • Paper submission procedure (submission via web site, via email, etc.) if applicable
  • Paper review procedure (single/double-blind, internal/external, solicited/invited-only, pool of reviewers, etc.)
  • Specify the relationship, if any, to previous workshops
  • Describe difference with most relevant previous workshops
  • Tentative program committee, and invited speakers, if any
  • Estimated number of submissions and acceptance rate
  • Special space or equipment requests, if any
  • Specify if there will be non-peer reviewed invited paper, if so, how many?

Tutorial proposal submission

Tutorial proposals must be sent to the FG 2019 Workshop, Tutorial, and Special Session Co-chairs, Stefano Berretti ( and Albert Ali Salah (,
with email subject “FG 2019 Tutorial Proposal: [title of your
tutorial]”. A proposal should include the following information to
facilitate the decision process:

  • Tutorial title
  • Proposer’s contact information and short CV
  • Names of any additional lecturers and short CV
  • Tutorial description and description of relevance to the FG community and an evaluation plan
  • References and experience of the instructors with respect to the proposed tutorial topic
  • Planned length of the tutorial
  • List of relevant tutorials recently presented in other conferences
  • Requirements (e.g., facilities, Internet access, etc.)
  • Other useful information (e.g., estimated attendance, slides/notes available, etc.).

Tutorial proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their estimated benefit for the community and their fit within the tutorials program as a whole. Factors to be considered include: relevance, timeliness, importance, and audience appeal; suitability for presentation in a half or full day format; past experience and qualifications of the instructors. Selection will also be based on the overall distribution of topics, expected attendance, and specialties of the intended audiences.

For your reference, below is a list of workshops and tutorials held in conjunction with FG 2018:

  • Workshops:
    • 8th Int. Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding in conjunction with 2nd Int. Workshop on Automatic Face Analytics for Human Behavior Understanding (HBU 2018)
    • Latest developments of FG technologies in China
    • First Workshop on Large-scale Emotion Recognition and Analysis (LERA 2018)
    • IEEE FG 2018 Workshop on Dense 3D Reconstruction of 2D Face Images in the Wild
    • Face and Gesture Analysis for Health Informatics (FGAHI 2018)
    • Facial Micro-Expression Grand Challenge (MEGC): Methods and Datasets
    • The 1st International Workshop on Real-World Face and Object Recognition from Low-Quality Images (FOR-LQ)
  • Tutorials:
    • Person Re-Identification: Recent Advances and Challenges
    • Representation Learning for Face Alignment and Recognition
    • Reading Hidden Emotions from Micro-Expression Analysis
    • Active Authentication in Mobile Devices: Role of Face and Gesture
    • Introduction to Deep Learning for Facial Understanding
    • Sign Language Recognition and Gesture Analysis
    • Physiological Measurement from Images And Videos
    • Statistical Methods for Affective Computing
    • Ms-Celeb-1M: Large Scale Face Recognition Challenge Tutorial

Workshop proposals must be sent to the FG 2019 Workshop, Tutorial, and Special Session Co-chairs, Stefano Berretti and Albert Ali Salah, with email subject “FG 2019 Workshop Proposal: [title of your workshop]”.