News (2020/09/29): We have decided to have a fully online workshop, due to COVID-19. The exact date will follow the main conference and workshop chairs’ decision. We expect the exact date will be announced sometime in November, 2020. Tentative schedule for the workshop is also posted.
Recent advances in AI help improving our understanding on dynamic human crowd motion and behavior. These advances provide essential grounds for modeling and simulating human crowd under various environmental conditions such as architectural structures (e.g. buildings, stations, stadiums, museums, airports). There is a growing recent interest in identifying relationship between human (crowd) behavior and the built environmental structures, utilizing recent developments in AI and machine learning techniques as well as incorporating findings from perceptual, cognitive principles.
This inaugural IJCAI-PRICAI 2020 Workshop aims to initiate the first-of-its-kind gathering of multidisciplinary experts interested in this area. This multidisciplinary approach combines cognitive principles and many different areas of machine learning to study the relationship between human behavior and the spaces they inhabit. It will also provide a platform for discussion on collecting appropriate data and challenges in the future gatherings.
The inaugural event will be scheduled as a half-day workshop. The following is a tentative schedule.
- Keynote Talk (50 min): TBD
- Break (10 min)
- Oral Session 1 (20 min each)
- Brandon Haworth “Learning To Move - Reinforcement Learning in Navigation”
- Rohit Dubey “Cognitive Modeling of Information Sources for Human Wayfinding Under Uncertainty”
- Muhammad Usman “Analyzing Human-Building Interactions in Virtual Environments using Crowd Simulations”
- Hantao Zhao “Responsive Environments with Virtual Reality Experiments and Simulations”
- Break (20 min)
- Oral Session 2 (20 min each)
- Carolina Minami Oguchi, Ryo Nishida, Shusuke Shigenaka, Masaki Onishi “Measuring the Effects of Autonomous Mobile Robot on Pedestrian Behavior”
- Yasunori Yokojima, Tatsuhide Sakai “Learning Pedestrian Crowd as Clusters using Abstracted Features”
- Hadi Banaee, Franziska Klügl, Amy Loutfi “Challenges in Using Digital Twins for Modelling Human Behaviour in Environments”
- Gang Qiao, Seonghyeon Moon, Sejong Yoon, Mubbasir Kapadia, Vladimir Pavlovic “Measure Task-Level Inter-Agent Interaction Difficulty in Decentralized Scenarios”
Call for Contributions
We are looking for submissions of position papers and work-in-progress extended abstracts (2 pages) on the relevant topics, including but not limited to:
- Identifying existing challenges in the modeling of humans and environments
- Identifying and analyzing the relationships between human (crowd) and various environments
- Novel neuro-cognitive models for human (crowd) motion and behavior
- Deep learning-based models
- Reinforcement learning-based models
- Graph-based representation learning models
- Applications of neuro-cognitive models for human (crowd) and environment
- Datasets for studying human (crowd) and environment relationships
How to Submit
Papers must be written in English, and no longer than 2 pages in IJCAI-PRICAI format. Only the list of references may go beyond this page limit. Optionally, you may submit supplementary materials (e.g. videos) up to 20 MB.
The reviewing process will follow the double blind policy. Position papers, forwarding looking work (work yet to be done), and summaries of recently published work are all welcome.
The official template can be downloaded from here.
The link to the submission CMT site is here.
Round 1 Submission deadline: May 11, 2020 Round 1 Acceptance notification: May 25, 2020
Round 1 Camera ready deadline: June 15, 2020 Round 2 Submission deadline: September 10, 2020 September 17, 2020 Round 2 Acceptance notification: September 24, 2020
Round 2 Camera ready deadline: September 29, 2020
- Workshop date: January, 2021 (scheduled)
- Vladimir Pavlovic (Rutgers University, Samsung AI Center)
- Mubbasir Kapadia (Rutgers University)
- Sejong Yoon (The College of New Jersey)
Sejong is the primary contact for the organizing committee. Please send your questions to email@example.com.