The 14th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2019) will be held in Lille, France, 14 -18 May 2019. The IEEE conference series on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition is the premier international forum for research in image and video-based face, gesture, and body movement recognition. Its broad scope includes: advances in fundamental computer vision, pattern recognition and computer graphics; machine learning  techniques relevant to face, gesture, and body motion; new algorithms and applications.

Paper awards and Journal special issue

FG 2019 will include awards for best paper, best student paper, and best poster papers. The best FG’19 papers will be selected for a special issue of the Journal of Image and Vision Computing (This has not been confirmed).

Special sessions

The three-day main conference will also include two or three Special Sessions to highlight research frontiers in the field of FG and the relevant opportunities in emerging thematic areas. These Special Sessions will emphasize “Frontiers in FG” in the face and gesture recognition research field.

Demo sessions and exhibition

Demo sessions will give researchers the opportunity to display, in an interactive setting, new methods and technologies, system prototypes, and experimental features of mature systems. An exhibition session will feature exhibits from industry to inform the research community of commercialization of research results in the field, initiate discussion about the state of the art in real-world applications, and cross-fertilize the knowledge and the ideas about the future of research.

Social program

The social activities will include a reception and a banquet.

Call for papers

Please check for the call for papers  and submission details.

Topics of interest

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Face recognition & biometrics
  • Face analysis and synthesis
  • Body action and activity recognition
  • Psychological and behavioral analysis
  • Computer vision and machine learning in affective computing and multi-modal interaction
  • Gesture recognition, analysis and synthesis
  • Technologies and applications


Paper submission

  • New Paper submission deadline: 9 October 2018 PST
  • Rebuttal Period: 10-14 December 2018
  • Notification deadline: 21 January 2019
  • Final camera-ready papers due: 15 February 2019

Workshops, special sessions

  • New Workshop and Special Session proposal: 9 October 2018
  • New Workshop and Special Session proposal – decisions to the organizers: 20 October 2018


  • Competition proposal: 16 July 2018
  • Competition proposal – decisions to the organizers: 26 July 2018


  • Demonstration proposals: January 18, 2019
  • Notification deadline: February 8, 2019


  • Tutorial proposals: 14 January 2019
  • Tutorial proposals – decision to organizers: 4 February 2019

Doctoral consortium

  • Demo and Exhibition Sessions submission: 18 January 2019
  • Doctoral Consortium application deadline: 15 February 2019


  • Workshops, tutorials and Challenges: 14 and 18 May 2019
  • Main Conference: 15 to 17 May 2019


Advisory committee

  • Alex Pentland, MIT
  • Jeff Cohn, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Rama Chellapa, University of Maryland, USA
  • Stan Sclaroff, Boston University, USA
  • Maja Pantic, Imperial college, UK
  • Kevin Bowyer, University of Notre Dame, USA

General chairs

  • J. Ross Beveridge, Colorado State University, USA
  • Mohamed Daoudi, IMT Lille Douai, CRIStAL (UMR CNRS), France
  • Sudeep Sarkar, University of South Florida, USA

Program chairs

  • Peter Hancock, The University of Stirling, Scotland
  • Richa Singh, IIIT-Delhi, India
  • Catherine Pelachaud, CNRS-ISIR, Sorbonne University, France
  • Vassilis Athitsos, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Finance chair

  • Vitomir Štruc, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Adam Czajka, University of Notre Dame, USA

Workshops/tutorials/special sessions chairs

  • Stefano Berretti, University of Florence, Italy
  • Albert Ali Salah, Bogazici University, Turkey

Publication chairs

  • Clinton Fookes, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Antitza Dantcheva, INRIA, France

Demo chairs

  • Shaun Canavan, University of South Florida,  USA
  • Maurício Pamplona Segundo, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil

Doctoral consortium chairs

  • Anna Esposito, Università della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy
  • Terence Sim, National University of Singapore

Challenges chairs

  • Sergio Escalera Guerrero,  University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Stefanos Zafeiriou, Imperial College, UK

Web chairs

  • Luka Čehovin Zajc, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Marius Bilasco, University of Lille, France

Publicity chairs

  • Di Huang, Beihang  University, China
  • Mayank Vatsa, IIIT-Delhi, India

Area chairs

  • Antonis Argyros, University of Crete
  • Kévin Bailly, University of Pierre et Marie Curie
  • Stefano Berretti, University of Florence
  • Nadia Berthouze, University College London
  • Richard Bowden, University of Surrey
  • Liming Chen, Ecole Centrale Lyon
  • Wen-Sheng Chu, Apple
  • Fernando De la Torre, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Anna Esposito, Università di Napoli
  • Zakia Hammal, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Pietro Pala, University of Florence
  • Nicu Sebe, University of Trento
  • Pavan Turaga, Arizona State University
  • Christian Wolf, INSA Lyon
  • Guoying Zhao, University of Oulu
  • Lale Akarun, Bogazici University
  • Hatice Gunes, University of Cambridge
  • Hadid Abdenour, University of Oulu
  • Rachael Jack, University of Glasgow
  • Sergio Escalera, University of Barcelona and Computer Vision Center
  • Stefanos Zafeiriou, Imperial College of London
  • Mohammed Bennamoun, University of Western Australia