Antonis Argyros

Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Crete

Researcher, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH



2021

  • Jun 2021: I will give a Keynote talk at the ACM International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA 2021), June 29 - July 2, 2021, Corfu, Greece.
  • Jun 2021: I will give a Keynote talk at the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations (AIAI 2021), June 25 - June 27, 2021, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece.
  • Jun 2021: I will give an Invited talk ChaLearn Looking at People Sign Language Recognition in the Wild Workshop, in conjunction with IEEE CVPR'21, June 25, 2021.
  • May 2021: I serve as an Associate Editor for the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2021), Xi'an, China, May 30-June 5, 2021.

2020

  • Dec 2020: The I.C.HUMANS project (UnobtrusIve Capturing of HUman Motion ArticulatioN and Semantics) got funded. We will build a big infrastructure for human motion capture and data processing. I.C.HUMANS was among the 17 funded proposals in all scientific disciplines and the only one in the thematic area "Mathematics and Information Sciences".
  • Nov 2020: I gave a Keynote talk at the International Workshop on Faces and Gestures in E-health and Welfare (FaGEW 2020), in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2020), Buenos Aires, Chile, November 16, 2020.
  • Oct 2020: Two papers accepted at ICPR 2020:
    • A. Qammaz and A.A. Argyros, "Occlusion-tolerant and personalized 3D human pose estimation in RGB images".
    • K. Bacharidis and A.A. Argyros, "Extracting Action Hierarchies from Action Labels and their Use in Deep Action Recognition".
  • Sep 2020: I serve as Chair of the Computer Science Department, Univeristy of Crete.
  • Aug 2020: I serve as an Area Chair for the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV'2020), Glasgow, UK, Aug 23-28, 2020.
  • Jul 2020: Three papers accepted at IJCNN 2020:
    • D. Bautembach, I. Oikonomidis, N. Kyriazis and A.A. Argyros, "Faster and Simpler SNN Simulation with Work Queues".
    • K. Bacharidis and A.A. Argyros, "Improving Deep Learning Approaches for Human Activity Recognition based on Natural Language Processing of Action Labels".
    • V. Nicodemou, I. Oikonomidis and A.A. Argyros, "Learning to Infer the Depth Map of a Hand from its Color Image".
  • May 2020: I serve as an Associate Editor for the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2020), Paris, France, May 31-June 4, 2020.
  • May 2020: I serve as a Program Chair for the IEEE/RS International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2020), Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 18-22, 2020.
  • Mar 2020: I will give an invited talk at the International Conference on "Me and AI 2020: Human Concerns Artificial Minds", Athens, Greece, March 30-31, 2020.
  • Oct 2019: I serve as an Area Chair for the IEEE ICCV 2019, Seoul, Korea, Oct 27-Nov 3, 2019.
  • Jan 2020: One paper accepted at the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) journal:
    G. Park, A.A. Argyros, J. Lee and W. Woo, "3D Hand Tracking in the Presence of Excessive Motion Blur"
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2019

  • Dec 2019: My Ph.D. student Kostas Papoutsakis, was awarded for his Ph.D. work from the "Friends of FORTH". Congratulations, Kostas!
  • Dec 2019: My Ph.D. student Kostas Papoutsakis, defended successfully his Ph.D. thesis in 6 December, 2019. Congratulations, Kostas!
  • Dec 2019: I gave an invited talk at University of Alicante, Spain on Dec 3, 2019.
  • Oct 2019: I serve as an Area Chair for the IEEE ICCV 2019, Seoul, Korea, Oct 27-Nov 3, 2019.
  • Oct 2019: We co-organize the IEEE Computer Society Workshop on "Observing and understanding hands in action" (HANDS'19), in conjunction with ICCV 2019.
  • Oct 2019: One paper accepted at GMDL-ICCVW 2019 workshop:
    A. Tsoli, and A.A. Argyros, "Patch-based reconstruction of a textureless deformable 3D surface from a single RGB image".
  • Sep 2019: I gave an keynote talk at the 12th International Conference on Vision Systems (ICVS 2019), Thessaloniki, Greece, Sep 24, 2019.
  • Sep 2019: Two papers at ICVS 2019:
    • E.-O. Porfyrakis. A. Makris and A.A. Argyros, "3D Hand Tracking by Employing Probabilistic Principal Component Analysis to Model Action Priors".
    • K. Panagiotakis and A.A. Argyros, "A two-stage approach for commonality-based temporal localization of periodic motions".
  • Sep 2019: I serve as a Program Chair for ICVS 2019, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 23-25, 2019.
  • Sep 2019: Two papers at BMVC 2019:
    • K. Papoutsakis and A.A. Argyros, "Unsupervised and Explainable Assessment of Video Similarity".
    • A. Qammaz and A.A. Argyros, "MocapNET: Ensemble of SNN Encoders for 3D Human Pose Estimation in RGB Images".
  • Sep 2019: I serve as an Area Chair for BMVC 2019, Cardiff, UK, Sep 9-12, 2019.
  • Jul 2019: My Ph.D. student Kostas Papoutsakis, was the recipient of the 2017-2018 “Maria-Michail Manassaki” Honorary Fellowship.
  • Jul 2019: I gave an invited talk at the 54th summer school, NCSR Demokritos, Athens, July 3, 2019.
  • Jun 2019: I gave an invited talk at the IET Human Motion Analysis for Healthcare Applications event (HMAHA 2019), Savoy Place, London, UK, June 26, 2019.
  • May 2019: I serve as an Area Chair for IEEE FG 2019, Lille, France, May 14-18, 2019.
  • May 2019: Two papers at MVA 2019:
    • C. F. Gouidis, P. Panteleris, I. Oikonomidis and A.A. Argyros, "Accurate Hand Keypoint Localization on Mobile Devices". Software library available here.
    • A. Makris and A.A. Argyros, "Robust 3D Human Pose Estimation Guided by Filtered Subsets of Body Keypoints".
  • Apr 2019: Code release for two works:
    • P. Panteleris, I. Oikonomidis, A. Argyros, "Using a single RGB frame for real time 3D hand pose estimation in the wild", WACV'2018. Check the supplementary material. Software library available here.
    • C. F. Gouidis, P. Panteleris, I. Oikonomidis and A.A. Argyros, "Accurate Hand Keypoint Localization on Mobile Devices", MVA'2019. Software library available here.
  • Apr 2019: Our group participated to DIGIFEST 2019, a festival on digital creativity for highschool students of Heraklion, Heraklion Cultural Center, April 12, 2019.
  • Feb 2019: One paper accepted at PAA journal:
    V. Nicodemou, I. Oikonomidis and A.A. Argyros, "Single Shot 3D Hand Pose Estimation Using Radial Basis Function Networks Trained on Synthetic Data"
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  • Feb 2019: I gave an invited talk at the Joint Symposium of Social Robotics (JSSR 2019), Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, Feb 2-6, 2019.

2018

  • Dec 2018: One paper appeared at 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 2018: I serve as an Associate Editor for the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robots and Systems (IROS 2018), Madrid, Spain, October 1-5, 2018
  • Oct 2018: Two papers accepted at IEEE ICIP 2018:
    • C. Panagiotakis, G. Karvounas and A.A. Argyros, "Unsupervised Detection of Periodic Segments in Videos"
    • C. Panagiotakis and A.A. Argyros, "Cell Segmentation via Region-based Ellipse Fitting"
  • Sep 2018: One paper to appear at ECCV 2018: A. Tsoli and A. Argyros, "Joint 3D tracking of a deformable object in interaction with a hand", Munich, Germany, September 2018. Check the youtube video with the supplementary material.
  • Sep 2018: Participation of our group at 83rd TIF-HELEXPO 2018 (ΔΕΘ), Thessaloniki, Greece, September 2018.
  • Sep 2018: I co-organize the 4th International Workshop on "Observing and understanding hands in action" (HANDS 2018), in conjunction with ECCV 2018, Munich, Germany, September 9, 2018.
  • Sep 2018: I serve as an Area Chair for BMVC 2018, Northumbria, UK, September 3-6, 2018.
  • Aug 2018: I serve as an Area Chair for IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2018).
  • Jul 2018: Paper accepted at the Pattern Recognition Journal: C. Panagiotakis, K. Papoutsakis, A.A. Argyros, "A Graph-based Approach for Detecting Common Actions in Motion Capture Data and Videos". Check the youtube video with the supplementary material.
  • Jun 2018: One paper to appear at IEEE CVPR 2018:
    S. Yuan, G. Garcia-Hernando, B. Stenger, G. Moon, J.Y. Chang, K.M. Lee, P. Molchanov, J. Kautz, S. Honari, L. Ge, J. Yuan, X. Chen, G. Wang, F. Yang, K. Akiyama, Y. Wu, Q. Wan, M. Madadi, S. Escalera, S. Li, D. Lee, I. Oikonomidis, A. Argyros and T.-K. Kim, "Depth-based 3D Hand Pose Estimation: From Current Achievements to Future Goals", Salt Lake city, Utah, USA, June 2018.
  • May 2018: I serve as an Associate Editor for the IEEE International Conference on Robots and Automation (ICRA 2018).
  • Apr 2018: Participation to the DigiFest 2018 event, with an invited talk and with showcasing computer vision and robotics research results to hundreds of students in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, April 19-21, 2018.
  • Apr 2018: Participation to the DigiFest 2018 event, with an invited talk and with showcasing computer vision and robotics research results to hundreds of students in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece, April 18, 2018.
  • Mar 2018: Two papers accepted at IEEE WACV 2018:
    • P. Panteleris, I. Oikonomidis, A. Argyros, "Using a single RGB frame for real time 3D hand pose estimation in the wild". Check the supplementary material. Software library available here.
    • A. Qammaz, D. Michel, A. Argyros, "A Hybrid Method for 3D Pose Estimation of Personalized Human Body Models". Check the supplementary material.

2017

  • Dec 2017: One paper appeared at IEEE Trans. on CSVT:
    D. Kosmopoulos, K. Papoutsakis, A. Argyros, "A Framework for Online Segmentation and Classification of Modeled Actions Performed in the Context of Unmodeled Ones". Check the IEEE Xplore link.
  • Nov 2017: I gave a keynote talk at the DGR Days 2017, organized by the German Association for Robotics, Bremen, Germany, Nov. 27-29, 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: One paper accepted to HANDS 2017 (ICCV 2017 Workshop):
    P. Padeleris, A. Argyros, " Back to RGB: 3D tracking of hands and hand-object interactions based on short-baseline stereo ", HANDS 2017 (ICCVW 2017), Venice, Italy, October 23, 2017. 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: Outstanding Reviewer, RSS 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, 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, 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: "Νέες τεχνολογίες ρομποτικής στην υπηρεσία της τρίτης ηλικίας", (robots at the service of elderly people), Παγκρήτια διεπιστημονική συνάντηση νόσου Alzheimer και συναφών διαταραχών, (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 (Διεθνής Έκθεση Θεσσαλονίκης) 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