Special Issue "Deep Learning for Facial Informatics"
A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018).
Interests: Computer Vision; Pattern Recognition
Interests: Multi-Class Multi-View Object Detection; Recognition; Segmentation; Tracking; Sparse and Collaborative Representations; Machine Learning; Artificial Intelligence
Deep learning has been revolutionizing many fields in computer vision, and facial informatics is one of the major fields. Novel approaches and performance breakthroughs are often reported on existing benchmarks. As the performances on existing benchmarks are close to saturation, larger and more challenging databases are being made and considered as new benchmarks, further pushing the advancement of the technologies. Considering face recognition, for example, the DeepFace and DeepID report nearly perfect and better-than-human performances on the LFW (Labeled Faces in the Wild) benchmark. More challenging benchmarks, e.g., the IARPA Janus Benchmark A (IJB-A) and MegaFace, are accepted as new standards for evaluating the performance of a new approach. Such an evolution is also seen in other branches of face informatics.
This special issue aims to delineate the state-of-the-art technologies in deep learning for facial informatics from multiple perspectives, including methods, architectures, databases, protocols and applications. Researchers from both academia and industry are cordially invited to share their latest advancements on all aspects of facial informatics. Both image- and video-based works are welcome. Topics for this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following: face recognition, face alignment, face detection and tracking, facial attributes (e.g., age, expression, gender, ethnicity, micro-expression, …), face hallucination, facial trait analysis.
All received submissions will be subject to peer review by experts in the field and will be evaluated based on their relevance to this special issue, level of novelty, significance of contribution, and the overall quality.
Prof. Gee-Sern Jison Hsu
Dr. Radu Timofte
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Submission: October 31, 2018
First Review: November 31, 2018
First Revision Due: December 31, 2018
Final Review: January 10, 2019
Final Revision Due: January 20, 2019
Acceptance Notification: January 31, 2019
Online Publication: Right after acceptance
- Deep Learning
- Computer Vision
- Face Recognition