Multimodal Behavior Analysis in the Wild

Multimodal Behavior Analysis in the Wild

Advances and Challenges

1st Edition - November 13, 2018

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  • Editors: Xavier Alameda-Pineda, Elisa Ricci, Nicu Sebe
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128146019
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128146026

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Multimodal Behavioral Analysis in the Wild: Advances and Challenges presents the state-of- the-art in behavioral signal processing using different data modalities, with a special focus on identifying the strengths and limitations of current technologies. The book focuses on audio and video modalities, while also emphasizing emerging modalities, such as accelerometer or proximity data. It covers tasks at different levels of complexity, from low level (speaker detection, sensorimotor links, source separation), through middle level (conversational group detection, addresser and addressee identification), and high level (personality and emotion recognition), providing insights on how to exploit inter-level and intra-level links. This is a valuable resource on the state-of-the- art and future research challenges of multi-modal behavioral analysis in the wild. It is suitable for researchers and graduate students in the fields of computer vision, audio processing, pattern recognition, machine learning and social signal processing.

Key Features

  • Gives a comprehensive collection of information on the state-of-the-art, limitations, and challenges associated with extracting behavioral cues from real-world scenarios
  • Presents numerous applications on how different behavioral cues have been successfully extracted from different data sources
  • Provides a wide variety of methodologies used to extract behavioral cues from multi-modal data


Researchers and graduate students in computer vision, machine learning, pattern recognition, signal processing, and audio processing

Table of Contents

  • 1. Multimodal open-domain conversations with robotic platforms
    2. Audio-motor integration for robot audition
    3. Audio source separation into the wild
    4. Designing audio-visual tools to support multisensory disabilities
    5. Audio-visual learning for body-worn cameras
    6. Activity recognition from visual lifelogs: State of the art and future challenges
    7. Lifelog retrieval for memory stimulation of people with memory impairment
    8. Integrating signals for reasoning about visitors’ behavior in cultural heritage
    9. Wearable systems for improving tourist experience
    10. Recognizing social relationships from an egocentric vision perspective
    11. Complex conversational scene analysis using wearable sensors
    12. Detecting conversational groups in images using clustering games
    13. We are less free than how we think: Regular patterns in nonverbal communication
    14. Crowd behavior analysis from fixed and moving cameras
    15. Towards multi-modality invariance: A study in visual representation
    16. Sentiment concept embedding for visual affect recognition
    17. Video-based emotion recognition in the wild
    18. Real-world automatic continuous affect recognition from audiovisual signals
    19. Affective facial computing: Generalizability across domains
    20. Automatic recognition of self-reported and perceived emotions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 498
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: November 13, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128146019
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128146026

About the Editors

Xavier Alameda-Pineda

Xavier Alameda-Pineda received his PhD from INRIA and University of Grenoble in2013. He was a post-doctoral researcher at CNRS/GIPSA-Lab and at the University of Trento, in the deep relational learning group. He is a research scientist at INRIA working on signal processing and machine learning for scene and behavior understanding using multimodal data. He is the winner of the best paper award of ACM MM 2015, the best student paper award at IEEE WASPAA 2015 and the best scientific paper award on image, speech, signal and video processing at IEEE ICPR 2016. He is member of IEEE and of ACM SIGMM.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Scientist, INRIA

Elisa Ricci

Elisa Ricci is a researcher at FBK and an assistant professor at University of Perugia. She received her PhD from the University of Perugia in 2008. She has since been a postdoctoral researcher at Idiap and FBK, Trento and a visiting researcher at University of Bristol. Her research interests are directed along developing machine learning algorithms for video scene analysis, human behaviour understanding and multimedia content analysis. She is area chair of ACM MM 2016 and of ECCV 2016. She received the IBM Best Student Paper Award at ICPR 2014.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher at FBK, Assistant Professor at the University of Perugia

Nicu Sebe

Nicu Sebe is a full professor at the University of Trento, Italy, where he is leading the research in the areas of multimedia information retrieval and human behavior understanding. He was a general co-chair of FG 2008 and ACM MM 2013, and a program chair of CIVR 2007 and 2010, of ACM MM 2007 and 2011, and of ECCV 2016. He is a program chair of ICCV 2017 and of ICPR 2020, and a general chair of ICMR 2017. He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM and a fellow of IAPR.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, University of Trento, Italy

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