CV4Animals: Computer Vision for Animal Behavior Tracking and Modeling

In conjunction with Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2024

Time and location to be announced

About

Many biological organisms have evolved to exhibit diverse behaviors, and understanding these behaviors is a fundamental goal of multiple disciplines including neuroscience, biology, animal husbandry, ecology, and animal conservation. These analyses require objective, repeatable, and scalable measurements of animal behaviors that are not possible with existing methodologies that leverage manual encoding from animal experts and specialists. Recently, computer vision has been making a significant impact across multiple disciplines by providing new tools for the detection, tracking, and analysis of animal behavior. This workshop brings together experts across fields to stimulate this new field of computer-vision-based animal behavioral understanding.


Previous edition: 2023 Program, 2023 Accepted Papers 

Invited Speakers

Jennifer J. Sun

Cornell University

Marcelo Feighelstein

Tech4Animals Lab, University of Haifa

Meredith S. Palmer

Fauna & Flora

Varun Jampani

Stability AI

Call for Papers

We solicit exciting non-archival papers on the related topics of CV4Animals. The selected papers will be presented in the poster sessions and potentially oral presentations during the workshop (will not be published in proceedings). There are 2 tracks:

Track 1 (unpublished work): Paper must follow the CVPR format, and be limited to 4 pages plus additional pages for ethics statements and references only. Papers will be reviewed in accordance with the double-blind policy, based on relevance, significance, and novelty.

Track 2 (published work): We look for papers already published at a peer-reviewed venue within the last 2 years. A full paper can be submitted without a modification.

IJCV Invitation: The outstanding papers submitted to Track 1 will be invited to submit an extended version to the 2024 IJCV Special Issue on Computer Vision for Animal Tracking and Modeling. This invitation path is one of the measures we take to reduce revision cycles for the special issue.

Submission Deadline: 11:59 pm, March 27, 2024 (Pacific Time)

Notification of Decision: April 26, 2024

Submission: OpenReview (Track 1) and Google form (Track 2)


Community - Stay Connected

CV4Animals Slack channel. Sara Beery runs the AI for Conservation slack, to provide a shared, interdisciplinary space for researchers who work across the fields of computer vision, machine learning, and AI for conservation and sustainability. We launched the CV4Animals channel to better connect our sub-community. The entire community is over 1000 strong, with researchers from all over the globe. If you'd like to join us, just email aiforconservation@gmail.com

Contribute as a reviewer for the next CV4Animals workshop or IJCV. Put your name down to offer your availability and expertise: https://forms.gle/r4ZH6mUXoAgLYodP6

Organizers

Urs Waldmann

Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour, University of Konstanz

Shangzhe Wu

Stanford University

Gengshan Yang

Meta Reality Labs (Pittsburgh) 

Anna Zamansky

University of Haifa

Advising Team

Silvia Zuffi

IMATI-CNR 

Helge Rhodin

Bielefeld University

Angjoo Kanazawa

UC Berkeley

Shohei Nobuhara

Kyoto Institute of Technology

Albert Ali Salah

Utrecht University

Sponsors

Please contact us to become a sponsor for 2024. We thank all current and former sponsors for their contributions.

Contact: cv4animals@googlegroups.com