BeFIT 2011 – First IEEE International Workshop on

Benchmarking Facial Image Analysis Technologies

In conjunction with the ICCV 2011, November 13, Barcelona, Spain

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.

The BeFIT 2011 Workshop is endorsed by the IAPR Technical Committee on Biometrics - TC4.

Important Dates

  • Challenge submission deadline: May 27, 2011
  • Discussion/feedbacks deadline: June 24, 2011
  • Paper deadline: July 14, 2011 (deadline extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: August 24, 2011 (date changed)
  • Camera ready deadline: September 4, 2011 (deadline extended)
  • Workshop date: November 13, 2011


June 04, 2012This year, the second BeFIT workshop will be held in conjunction with ECCV 2012 on the 13th of October 2012.
December 16, 2011The workshop presentations are available now at the workshop's program page.
December 16, 2011Recipent of the Best Paper Award: "A Face Biometric Benchmarking Review and Characterisation", Sandra Mau (NICTA), Farhad Dadgostar (NICTA), Abbas Bigdeli (NICTA), Brian Lovell (NICTA & UQ), Ian Cullinan (NICTA)
October 03, 2011The workshop program is available now.
August 26, 2011Author notifications have been sent out. We have received very high quality 31 submissions, which were reviewed by at least 3 program committee members in a double-blind review process. 15 papers have been accepted for publication, which corresponds to an acceptance rate of approximately 48%. List of accepted papers can be found here.
July 11, 2011Due to numerous requests, the submission website will be open until the 14th of July.
July 01, 2011Keynote speakers of the workshop will be Maja Pantic (Imperial College London) and P. Jonathon Phillips (National Institute of Standards and Technology).
June 30, 2011The paper submission deadline has been postponed to the 10th of July.
June 23, 2011The BeFIT Online Paper Submission System is now open for submission.
June 03, 2011The challenge proposals have been uploaded. The discussion phase has started and you may send your feedback about the proposed challenges to the corresponding e-mailing lists listed on the individual challenge pages. Note that for accessing the e-mail archive and sending e-mails to the e-mailing lists you have to register for it.
May 24, 2011With the support from the Quaero program, a "Best Challenge Award" and a "Best Paper Award" will be given at the workshop.
March 31, 2011The call for challenges is open. Please send your challenge proposals to the organizers.


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

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