IEEE International Workshop on Cues in Communication

IEEE International Workshop on Cues in Communication

"Cues 2001"

In Conjunction with CVPR'2001
Kauai, Hawaii, USA
December 9, 2001

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"Cues 2001" provides an international forum to discuss computational techniques to observe, analyze, or facilitate human-human or human-machine communication. In particular, the role of cues in communication is explored. Since the workshop is held in conjunction with CVPR, it provides an excellent opportunity to examine the visual aspects of communication. The workshop also includes a discussion of other modalities, for example, speech-based systems, or systems that relate verbal cues to hand gestures and facial expressions. Invited speakers include senior researchers in the field of communication with backgrounds in linguistics, psychology, education, assistive technology, and computer vision. Invited speakers who confirmed their participation are Justine Cassell, Adam Kendon, and Carol Neidle.

Contributions for oral and poster presentations are invited in the areas of
  • Detection of visual communication cues
  • Spatio-temporal models for face and hand motion
  • Verbal and non-verbal aspects of human communication
  • Semiotic gesture detection
  • Facial expression recognition
  • Multi-modal communication
  • Communication interfaces for people with disabilities
  • Hand gesture analysis
  • Analysis of American sign language
  • Use of gestures in discourse
  • Analysis of speech, intonation, and facial expressions
  • Video-based real-time tracking of facial features
  • Gestural interaction with virtual worlds
  • Animation techniques for communicating synthetic humans
and related topics. Photos courtesy of the National Center for Sign Language and Gesture Resources (top) and the Camera Mouse Project (bottom).

General Chairs

Thomas Huang, University of Illinois
Dimitris Metaxas, University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University

Organizing Chair

Margrit Betke, Boston University

Program Committee

Norm Badler, University of Pennsylvania Niels Bernsen, University of Southern Denmark
Michael Black, Brown University Aaron Bobick, Georgia Tech
Justine Cassell, MIT Jeffrey Cohn, University of Pittsburgh
James Crowley, INRIA Rhône-Alpes Trevor Darrell, MIT
Jim Davis, Ohio State University Larry Davis, University of Maryland
Doug DeCarlo, Rutgers University Irfan Essa, Georgia Tech
Rainer Herpers, FH Bonn-Rhein-Sieg David Hogg, Leeds University, UK
Aravind Joshi, University of Pennsylvania Ioannis Kakadiaris, University of Houston
Adam Kendon, Philadelphia Mark Liberman, University of Pennsylvania
David McNeill , University of Chicago Carol Neidle, Boston University
Jun Ohya, Waseda University, Japan Sharon Oviatt, OGI
Francis Quek, Wright State University Stan Sclaroff, Boston University
Chris Taylor, University of Manchester Yaser Yacoob, University of Maryland
Antonio Zampolli, Institute for Computational Linguistics, Pisa, Italy


Cues 2001 will be held in conjunction with the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition CVPR 01 on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, at the Kauai Marriott.


The workshop will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2001.
The submission deadline has been extended to August 22, 2001.
The notification of acceptance will be sent by October 1, 2001.
Final "camera-ready" electronic paper deadline is October 8, 2001.


The workshop papers will be published on a CD-ROM that includes all pre-conference CVPR workshops.

Submission Procedure

The submission is electronic for the abstract and electronic or by regular mail for the full paper. Details about the on-line submission procedure are provided here:
If you cannot submit your paper electronically, please mail a cover page with the name and address of the corresponding author and 5 copies of the paper to
Margrit Betke
Assistant Professor
Computer Science Department
Boston University
111 Cummington St
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: +1-617-353-6412
Fax: +1-617-353-6457
The paper must be received by 5 pm, August 22, 2001, EST.

A complete paper, not longer than six pages including figures and references, should be submitted in camera-ready IEEE two-column format of single-spaced text in 10 point Times Roman (or closely resembling). Please use the IEEE latex style file .


Click here for the final program.

Click here for author instructions.

Created on: March 1, 2001
Updated on: August 15, 2001
Maintainer:  Margrit Betke