2018

  • May 2018: I serve as an Associate Editor for the IEEE International Conference on Robots and Automation (ICRA 2018).

2017

  • Oct 2017: One paper accepted to IEEE Trans. on PAMI:
    T.-H. Pham, N. Kyriazis, A. Argyros, A. Kheddar, "Hand-Object Contact Force Estimation From Markerless Visual Tracking ". You may also check the supplementary video accompanying the paper.
  • Oct 2017: I am co-organizing HANDS 2017, co-located with ICCV 2017, Venice, Italy, October 23, 2017.
  • Sep 2017: I serve as an Associate Editor for the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robots and Systems (IROS 2017).
  • Sep 2017: I gave an invited talk at the International conference on Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems (ACIVS 2017) the Grauwzusters Cloister, Antwerp, Belgium, Sept. 18-21, 2017.
  • Sep 2017: Area Chair for BMVC 2017, London, UK, September 4-7, 2017.
  • Jun 2017: One paper accepted to BMVC 2017:
    K. Roditakis, A. Makris, A. Argyros, " Generative 3D Hand Tracking with Spatially Constrained Pose Sampling ", British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2017), London, UK, September 3-7, 2017.
  • Jul 2017: One paper accepted to IEEE CVPR 2017:
    K. Papoutsakis, K. Panagiotakis, A. Argyros, "Temporal Action Co-Segmentation in 3D Motion Capture Data and Videos", IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2017), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, July 22-25, 2017. Check the project web page which features a new dataset for action co-segmentation that is annotated with ground truth. You may also check the supplementary video accompanying the paper.
  • Jul 2017: I gave an invited talk at the RSS workshop on Articulated Object Tracking, Boston, USA, July 16, 2017.
  • Jun 2017: Aggeliki Tsoli presented our WEARHAP work at the Wearable haptic systems: design, applications and perspectives workshop collocated with the World Haptics 2017 conference, June 6, 2017.
  • Apr 2017: Our group participated to DIGIFEST 2017, a festival on digital creativity for highschool students of Heraklion, Heraklion Cultural Center, April 27-29, 2017.
  • Apr 2017: One paper accepted to EMBC 2017:
    C. Hernandez-Matas, X. Zabulis, A.A. Argyros, "An Experimental Evaluation of the Accuracy of Keypoints-based Retinal Image Registration", IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC 2017), IEEE, JeJu Island, S. Korea, July 2017.
  • Feb 2017: One paper accepted to PETRA 2017:
    D. Michel, A. Qammaz, A. Argyros, " Markerless 3D Human Pose Estimation and Tracking based on RGBD Cameras: an Experimental Evaluation", International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA 2017), Rhodes, Greece, June 21-23, 2017. You may check the supplementary video accompanying the paper.
  • Feb 2017: I gave a talk to high school students of Crete on “Computer vision: making computers see”, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, February 2, 2017.
  • Jan 2017: I serve as an Area Editor, 25th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2017), Kos, Greece, August 28 - September 2, 2017.
  • Jan 2017: I gave an invited talk on “Tracking human hands and hand-object interactions”, Computer Science Department, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, January 23, 2017.
  • Jan 2017: The Co4Robots project on “Achieving Complex Collaborative Missions via Decentralized Control and Coordination of Interacting Robots” started on 1/1/2017.

2016

  • Dec 2016: I gave an invited talk on “Vision-based tracking of human activities”, Laboratoire d'Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier (LIRMM – CNRS), Montpellier, France, December 9, 2016.
  • Sep 2016: I serve as an Associate Editor for the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017).
  • Sep 2016: One paper accepted to 3DV 2016:
    A. Tsoli and A.A. Argyros, "Tracking deformable surfaces that undergo topological changes using an RGB-D camera", In International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV 2016), Stanford University, California, USA, October 2016.
    Check the youtube video with the supplementary material.
  • Sep 2016: One paper accepted to BMVC 2016:
    G. Karvounas, I. Oikonomidis and A.A. Argyros, "Localizing Periodicity in Time Series and Videos", In British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2016), York, UK, September 2016.
    Check the youtube video with the supplementary material.
  • Sep 2016: The very successful project Robohow.Cog was just finalized.
  • Jul 2016: Outstanding Reviewer Award, IEEE CVPR 2016.
  • Jul 2016: I gave an invited talk at the HANDS 2016 workshop, in conjunction with IEEE CVPR 2016, Las Vegas, USA, July 1, 2016.
  • Apr 2016: I gave an invited talk on “Visual perception of human activities in support of Human-Robot Interaction” at the SFHMMY 2016 conference, Chania, Crete, April 23, 2016.
  • Apr 2016: I gave an invited talk on “Computer Vision: Making computers see”, at DIGIFEST 2016, April 9, 2016.
  • Mar 2016: I gave an invited talk at the MYOSENS workshop on Smart, affordable Prosthetics, Gottingen, Germany, March 8, 2016.
  • Feb 2016: I serve as an Area Chair for the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2016).
  • Feb 2016: I serve as an Associate Editor for the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robots and Systems (IROS 2016).
  • Feb 2016: I serve as an Associate Editor for the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2016).
  • Jan 2016: I gave an invited talk on “Observing hands in action”, CVSSP, University of Surrey, Guilford, UK, Jan 21, 2016.

2015

  • Dec 2015: Outstanding Reviewer Award, IEEE ICCV 2015.
  • Nov 2015: We released our new Hand Tracker library. The new library brings a lot of bug fixes and updates, both under the hood and on the API level. We are now providing fine grained control on the tracking pipeline through python, enabling easier modification and extension of the tracker for testing and academic use. The new version is also fixing bugs that caused problems with some newer NVidia drivers and GPUs. The new library offers:We are also releasing the python scripts for this new version on github. We plan to extend the number of provided tracking scripts over time and provide better support to the users of the library through the github tools.
    • Depth based hand segmentation. No need for skin color.
    • Python API. Fine grained access to the tracking pipeline steps.
    • Tracking of two hands and hand-object tracking is now supported.
    • Improved performance (30+ fps) on modern GPUs.
  • Nov 2015: The paper on “Parameter-free Modelling of 2D Shapes with Ellipses” authored by K. Panagiotakis, A.A. Argyros, was accepted in the Pattern Recognition Journal. The code and the datasets of the paper are available here.
  • Nov 2015: I gave an invited talk on “Observing hands in action”, Imperial College London, EEE Department, London, UK, Nov 10, 2015.
  • Nov 2015: I gave an invited talk on “Observing hands in action”, University of Cambridge, Engineering Department, Cambridge, UK, Nov 9, 2015.
  • Oct 2015: Three papers were accepted to OUI 2015 (ICCVW 2015).
    • Tu-Hoa Pham, A. Kheddar, A. Qammaz, A.A. Argyros, “Capturing and Reproducing Hand-Object Interactions Through Vision-Based Force Sensing”, Workshop on Object Understanding for Interaction (OUI 2015) in conjunction with ICCV 2015, Santiago, Chile, Dec. 17, 2015.
    • N. Kyriazis, A.A. Argyros, “3D Tracking of Hands Interacting with Several Objects”, Workshop on Object Understanding for Interaction (OUI 2015)in conjunction with ICCV 2015, Santiago, Chile, Dec. 17, 2015.
    • P. Panteleris, N. Kyriazis, A.A. Argyros, “Recovering 3D models of manipulated objects through 3D tracking of hand-object interaction”, Workshop on Object Understanding for Interaction (OUI 2015)in conjunction with ICCV 2015, Santiago, Chile, Dec. 17, 2015.
  • Dec 2015: We organize the special track ST3, “Observing Humans”, in conjunction with the International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC 2015), Las Vegas, USA, Dec 2015.
  • Oct 2015: I gave a keynote talk on “Observing, tracking and understanding human hands and hand-object interactions”, at the International Conference on Man Machine Interactions (ICMMI 2015), Beskids, Poland, Oct. 6-9, 2015.
  • Oct 2015: We co-organize a special session on “Computational Intelligence applied to Vision and Robotics (CIVR)”, in conjunction with IJCNN 2015.
  • Jul 2015: Four papers from our group were accepted to BMVC 2015. Congratulations to all people involved!
  • Jul 2015: I gave a keynote talk on “Visual Perception of Human Motion and Human-Object Interaction”, at the 8th ACM International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments” (PETRA 2015), July 1-3, 2015.
  • Jun 2015: I gave an invited talk on “Physically plausible 3D tracking of hands and hand-object interactions”, at the IEEE workshop on “Vision meets cognition: Vision meets Cognition: Functionality, Physics, Intentionality and Causality”, in conjunction with IEEE CVPR 2015, Boston, USA, June 11, 2015.
  • Jun 2015: We co-organize the IEEE Computer Society Workshop on "Observing and understanding hands in action" (HANDS 2015), in conjunction with CVPR 2015.
  • Jun 2015: Our joint work with Tu-Hoa Pham (CNRS), Abderrahmane Kheddar (CNRS) and Ammar Qammaz (FORTH), "Towards Force Sensing from Vision: Observing Hand-Object Interactions to Infer Manipulation Forces" has been accepted to the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2015), Boston, MA, USA, June 8-10, 2015. Check the supplementary material on youtube.
  • Feb 2015: The EU project ACANTO just started.
  • Jan 2015: Iason Oikonomidis defended his thesis on Jan 12, 2015 and was awarded his Ph.D. degree with honors. Congratulations Iason!

2014

  • Dec 2014: Our paper on “Tracking the articulated motion of the human body with two RGBD cameras” has been accepted for publication to the MVA journal.
  • Dec 2014: Our very successful EU project DALi came to an end. Check this video for more information about it. Many thanks to all DALi colleagues for the excellent collaboration and the exciting project!
  • Dec 2014: we organized the special track ST3, “Tracking for Human Activity Monitoring”, in conjunction with the International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC 2014), Las Vegas, USA, Dec. 2014.
  • Oct 2014: I was appointed as the Director of Graduate Studies, Computer Science Department, University of Crete.
  • Sep 2014: "Νες τεχνολογες ρομποτικς στην υπηρεσα της τρτης ηλικας", (robots at the service of elderly people), Παγκρτια Διεπιστημονικ Συνντηση Νσου Alzheimer και συναφν διαταραχν, (Pan-Cretan interdisciplinary meeting on the Alzheimer disease and relevant disorders), Heraklion, Crete, Sep 26-28, 2014.
  • Jul 2014: One paper accepted to ACVR 2014, P. Padeleris, A.A. Argyros “Vision-based SLAM and moving objects tracking for the perceptual support of a smart walker platform, Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics (ACVR 2014), in conjunction with ECCV 2014, Zurich, Switzerland, Sep. 12, 2014.
  • Jul 2014: One paper accepted to BMVC 2014, D. Kosmopoulos, K. Papoutsakis, A.A. Argyros, “Segmentation and classification of actions in the context of unmodeled actions”, British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2014), Nottingham, UK, Sep. 1-4, 2014.
  • Jul 2014: “Tracking hands and hand-object interactions”, talk at the BMVA meeting on Vision for Language and Manipulation, London, UK, Jul. 11, 2014.
  • Jun 2014: “Tracking hands and hand-object interactions”, talk at Athena Research Center, Athens, Greece, Jun. 17, 2014.
  • Jun 2014: Nikolaos Kyriazis defended his thesis on Jun 13, 2014 and was awarded his Ph.D. degree with honors. Congratulations Niko!
  • Jun 2014: One paper accepted to ICPR 2014, C. Panagiotakis, A.A. Argyros, D. Michel, “Temporal segmentation and seamless stitching of motion patterns for synthesizing novel animations of periodic dances”, International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2014), Stockholm, Sweden, Aug. 24-28, 2014.
  • May 2014: Our work on “Shape from Interaction”, (check also this site) appeared in the Machine Vision Applications journal.
  • Apr 2014: Since the OpenNI site is not available anymore our 3D Hand Tracking library is now downloadable from this site.
  • Mar 2014: Two papers from our group were accepted to the IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference - CVPR 2014.

2013

  • Dec 2013: invited talk, ChaLearn Multi-modal Gesture Recognition Challenge at International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI2013), Sydney, Australia, Dec. 9-13, 2013.
  • Nov 2013: Invited talk, Universita di Roma, La Sapienza, ALCOR Perception and Cognitive Robotics Lab., Nov. 11, 2013.
  • Oct 2013: Invited talk, Xperience summer school, Cala Millor, Castell de Mar, Majorca, Oct. 02 – 05, 2013.
  • Sep 2013: FORTH participates to the International Exhibition of Thessaloniki (Διεθνς κθεση Θεσσαλονκης) with our 3D hand tracking software.
  • Jul 2013: My PhD student, Nikolaos Kyriazis, is the recipient of the “2012-2013 Young Researcher Award” of the University of Crete. Here is the official announcement (in Greek).
  • Jul 2013: Invited talk, International Symposium on Ubiquitous Virtual Reality (ISUVR 2013), KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea.
  • Jul 2013: Invited talk, “Tracking the activities of human hands”, Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul, South Korea.
  • Jul 2013: Invited talk, “Tracking hands and hand object interactions” at the Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop, workgroup on “Recognizing Manipulation Actions in Cluttered Environments from Vision and Sound”, Telluride, Colorado, USA.
  • Jun 2013:Physically plausible 3D scene tracking: the single actor hypothesis”: Oral presentation by Nikolaos Kyriazis, IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2013, Portland, Oregon, USA, Jun. 25-27, 2013. See the supplementary material on youtube.
  • Jun 2013: Our 3D hand tracking software was demonstrated at CVPR 2013 at the booth of OpenNI.
  • Mar 2013: Invited talk on “Tracking human hands and heads based on RGBD input”, workshop on New Open Source Tools for Robotics from EU Projects, EU Robotics Forum (ERF 2013), Lyon,19-21 March 2013.
  • Mar 2013: Invited talk on "Computer Vision: making robots see" Pagkrition school, Physical Sciences Day, Heraklion, Crete, March 6, 2013.

2012