BeFIT 2012 – Second IEEE International Workshop on

Benchmarking Facial Image Analysis Technologies

In conjunction with the ECCV 2012, October 13, Firenze, Italy

In the past decades, facial image analysis has attracted continuous attention in computer vision, pattern recognition and machine learning areas, owing to its scientific challenges in both psychological interpretation and computational simulation, as well as its huge potentials in real-world applications. Much progress has been achieved in the last decades; however, researchers in the field also meet bafflement and challenges on the comprehensive and unbiased evaluation of the related technologies, which may prevent them from discovering the actual state of the art.

BeFIT –Benchmarking Facial Image Analysis Technologies– is an international collaborative effort on standardizing the evaluation of facial image analysis technologies. The objective is to bring together different face analysis evaluations and provide a medium for researchers to discuss about different aspects of face analysis.

The BeFIT webpage is planned to serve as a repository of facial image analysis technologies benchmarks, and the regular workshops are intended to serve as a medium where the researchers can discuss about different aspects of face analysis.

Important Dates

  • Paper deadline: July 15, 2012 (deadline extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: July 31, 2012
  • Camera ready deadline: August 5, 2012
  • Workshop date: October 13, 2012


October 13, 2011Recipent of the Best Paper Award: "Adaptive Registration for Occlusion Robust 3D Face Recognition", Nese Alyuz (Bogazici University), Berk Gokberk (University of Twente), Lale Akarun (Bogazici University)
October 02, 2012The invited talk from Shihong Lao has been cancelled. The updated program can be found here.
August 02, 2012The workshop will host a second keynote speech. Shihong Lao (OMRON, Japan) will provide Japanese industry perspectives on face recognition technology evaluations.
August 02, 2012Author notifications have been sent out. We have received very high quality 13 submissions, which were reviewed by program committee members in a double-blind review process. 5 papers have been accepted for publication, which corresponds to an acceptance rate of approximately 38%.
July 09, 2012The submission deadline has been extended until the 15th of July.
June 29, 2012With the support from the Quaero program, a "Best Paper Award" will be given at the workshop.
June 21, 2012The workshop proceedings will be published together with the proceedings of the main conference.
June 04, 2012Keynote speaker of the workshop will be Sébastien Marcel (IDIAP, Switzerland).
May 07, 2012This year, the second international BeFIT workshop will take place in conjuction with ECCV 2012.


For your questions and comments, please contact Dr.-Ing. Hazım Kemal Ekenel.

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