Special Issue "Algorithms for Human Action Recognition"

A special issue of Algorithms (ISSN 1999-4893).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Ming-Ching Chang

Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Albany, New York, NY 12222, USA
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Interests: video analytics; computer vision; image processing; artificial intelligence

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit your latest research in the area of human action recognition to this Special Issue, “Algorithms for Human Action Recognition”. We are looking for innovative approaches for solving this emerging problem, as well as its applications in this fast-moving field.

Human action recognition is the process of identifying human actions within image sequences and determining the labels of the actions. This task is challenging due to the complex, fine-grained actions that human can perform in both space and time. Challenges also arise from the large variations in the motion, cluttered background, view angles, recording settings, human interaction, and the inter-personal variability of the actions. With the advances in low-cost sensors and sophisticated computational models such as the deep neural networks, reliable action recognition is now feasible. Robust solution to this problem have applications in visual surveillance, human behavior and activity understanding, video retrieval, robot assistance systems, and human–computer interactions.

Dr. Ming-Ching Chang
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Algorithms is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Human action recognition
  • Image-based, video-based, or RGB+D based action recognition
  • Human skeleton based action recognition
  • Fine-grained action recognition
  • Group behaviour and activity recognition
  • Feature extraction and dimension reduction for action representation
  • Action recognition using deep neural networks
  • Human action research in cognitive psychology and perception

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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