Special Issue "Human-Computer Interaction and 3D Face Analysis"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Computing and Artificial Intelligence".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Enrico Vezzetti

Full Professor of Design Tools and Methods, Department of Management and Production Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Phone: +39 011 090 7294
Interests: computer aided design; computer aided inspection; 3D scanners and Virtual Reality
Guest Editor
Dr. Federica Marcolin

Assistant Professor of DIGEP - Department of Management and Production Engineering, Polytechnic University of Turin, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Interests: 3D face analysis, Facial expression, Automated pattern recognition, Face recognition

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Face analysis has become an emerging topic for the researchers working in the field of human–computer interaction in the last decade, especially for analysing emotions. Recent studies focused on designing methods for detecting and processing facial expressions to develop emotionally intelligent information systems, in order to improve the effectiveness of human–robot interaction. Also, the increased possibilities of acquisition sensors and the latest updates in photogrammetry have also allowed us to obtain accurate 3D facial data, also suitable for real-time applications. The latest research trends in the area concern the investigation of how human perception works in terms of the categorization of facial visual stimuli. Several fields are involved, such as computer vision and pattern recognition, psychology, and computational neuroscience.

This Special Issue is aimed at contributions to 3D face analysis for applications in the human–computer interaction scenarios. Work on novel face expression recognition methodologies and facial feature extraction will be welcome, together with contributions on human perception, whenever it is applied (or could be) to computational techniques for the analysis/interpretation of the human face and its categorization. Studies on 3D sensors and neural networks related to the field will also be acknowledged.

The topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • New findings in 3D facial feature extraction;
  • Socially intelligent human–machine interaction;
  • Systems for facial expression/action unit categorization;
  • Application of human perception foundations to computational face analysis;
  • Psychological and neuroscientific theories of human face interpretation;
  • Neural network models for 3D face categorization;
  • Ultimate sensors for three-dimensional facial acquisition…

Prof. Enrico Vezzetti
Dr. Federica Marcolin
Guest Editors

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  • 3D Face Analysis
  • Facial Expression Recognition
  • Emotionally Intelligent Information Systems
  • Human–Machine Interaction
  • Face Perception
  • Human Face Categorization
  • Human Face Interpretation

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