The 1st MiGA-IJCAI2023 Challenge is to explore using body gestures for hidden emotional state analysis. As an important non-verbal communicative fashion, human body gestures are capable of conveying emotional information during social communication. In previous works, efforts have been made mainly on facial expressions, speech, or expressive body gestures to interpret classical expressive emotions. Differently, we focus on a specific group of body gestures, called micro-gestures (MGs), used in the psychology research field to interpret inner human feelings. MGs are subtle and spontaneous body movements that are proven, together with micro-expressions, to be more reliable than normal facial expressions for conveying hidden emotional information. As it is the first year of MiGA, we will focus on two fundamental tasks of micro-gestures: classification on pre-segmented clips and online recognition MGs on long video sequences. As it is the 1st MiGA, we plan to set two fundamental challenge tasks (Tracks), and participating teams can choose to compete on one or both tasks. The challenge will be organized on the CodaLab website.
Timeline of the competition (might slightly adjust later):
Mar 27, 2023. Call for Challenge online. Registration starts.
Mar 31, 2023. Release of training data.
May 2, 2023. Release of testing data.
May 12, 2023. Final testing data and result submission. Registration ends.
May 15, 2023. Release of challenge results.
May 25, 2023. Paper submission deadline (to workshop).
June 05, 2023. Notification to authors.
June 10, 2023. Camera-ready deadline.
August, 2023. MiGA IJCAI 2023 Workshop, Macao, China.
Competition url: https://cv-ac.github.io/MiGA2023/