Real Time Gesture Recognition Workshop

Journal Special Issue CFP

The authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their works to the Special Issue “Gesture Recognition for Human Robot Interaction” in the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems  (ISI IF: 0.821). (CFP pdf)


July 2014, Tuesday

14:00 – C. Attolico, V. Renò, C. Guaragnella, T. D’Orazio, G. Cicirelli,
A Review of Gesture Recognition Approaches for HRI

14:30 – Saša Bodiroza, Verena V. Hafner,
GRaD: Gesture Recognition and Disambiguation Framework for Unconstrained, Real-Life Scenarios

15:00 – G. Pozzato, S. Michieletto, E. Menegatti, F. Dominio, G. Marin, L. Minto, S. Milani, P. Zanuttigh,
Human-Robot Interaction with Depth-Based Gesture Recognition

15:30 – T. Kapuscinski, M. Oszust, M. Wysocki,
Recognition of Dynamic Hand Gesture Observed by Depth Cameras

16:15 – Coffe Break

16:45 – C. Attolico, C. Guaragnella,G. Cicirelli, T. D’Orazio,
Development of a Natural Interface to control a Mobile Platform

17:15 – F. F. Leymarie, P. Aparajeva, D. Berio,
Towards Human-Robot Gesture Recognition using Point-Based Medialness


Gesture recognition is a very attractive research topic for large applications in robotics, human computer interaction, domotics, smart factory and so on. By using defined gestures it will be possible to allow quick triggering for man-machine interaction and lead to more open interoperability especially in hazardous situations or assisted living environments for elder/impaired people.

Gestures are meaningful body motions involving physical movements of fingers, hands, arms, head or full body motion with the intent of interact with the environment. Gestures can be static by assuming a certain pose or configuration, or dynamic with a sequence of pre-stroke, stroke and post-stroke phases. The automatic recognition requires in the first case the characterization of the spatial dispositions of the body parts performing the gesture while in the second case it requires the observation of the sequence of movements generated by the human agent.


With the developments of new technologies and the large availability of inexpensive sensors, real time gesture recognition has been faced by using together video sequences with depth information and avoiding the limitations due to complex background and lighting situations. New methodologies are being explored which put together the techniques developed on traditional RGB camera with depth information obtained by RGBD cameras. Many challenging problems have to be faced such as features extractions, gesture modeling, gesture segmentation, view invariance and so on. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers who are working on developing gesture recognition systems with special attention for the practical issues of designing real-world human-robot interaction systems and with a focus on real-time vision aspects pertinent to the developing of new generation natural user interfaces.

We solicit papers that inspect scientific, technological and

application challenges including the following (and similar) topics:

• Spatial and Temporal Gesture Representation

• Continuous gesture recognition and segmentation

• Information Integration from multiple channels

• On line learning for adaptive human robot interaction

• 3D Gesture Modeling

• Gesture recognition in challenging scenes and dynamic environments

• Gesture Learning


Full Paper


May 15, 2014

of Acceptance

May 30, 2014

Ready Submission

June 15, 2014


July 15, 2014


Papers must be written in English and in the standard IEEE double column format. All the submissions will be double peer reviewed. The review is not blind. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings (in electronic format with ISBN) and on the official conference website. Papers must be submitted in PDF format only (6 pages of DIN A4 sheet).

Submission Deadline Expired


At least one author for each accepted paper must register to the workshop in order to finalize the submission. The payment of the full workshop registration fee is 145 Euros. The submission of a second wokshop paper by the same authors is possible adding a reduced (student) fee (95 Euros). 

The workshop registration fee entitles for attending all workshops in one day only (either the 15th or the 18th of July). However, the workshop registration fee + the main confrence registartion fee entitles to access also the second day of workshops. Please vist the  Registration Page.


TIZIANA D’ORAZIO, Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation (ISSIA-CNR), Italy

GRAZIA CICIRELLI, Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation (ISSIA-CNR), Italy


ETTORE STELLA, Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation (ISSIA-CNR), Italy

CATALDO GUARAGNELLA, Electrics and Information Engineering Department, Politecnico di Bari, Italy


CECILIO ANGULO, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

ANDREAS BIRK, Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany

FRANCISCO FLOREZ-REVUELTA, Digital Imaging Research Centre, Kingston University, UK

AAMIR S. MALIK, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Perak, Malaysia

ROBERTO MARANI, Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation (ISSIA-CNR), Italy

ANDREA PRATI, Università IUAV di Venezia, Italy

VITO RENO’, Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation (ISSIA-CNR), Italy

GIAMPIERO SALVI, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

THALES VIEIRA, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil

PIETRO ZANUTTIGH, University of Padova, Italy


Centro Congressi Padova “a. Luciani” Via Egidio Forcellini, 170/a, 35128 – Padova