Vision(s) on Deception and Non-Cooperation
Workshop in conjunction with FG 2013
Shanghai, China, April 22-26, 2013
Workshop date: April 26, 2013

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Natural behavior includes deceptive and non-cooperative behavior. There are many applications where detection and generation of such behavior is useful. In particular when we have smart environments inhabited by tangibles, social robots and virtual humans. Some domains for research on detecting and generating deceptive and non-cooperative nonverbal behavior are the following:

  1. Understanding and processing face-to-face communication and multi-party conversations between humans or between humans and artificial conversational partners.

  2. Understanding human behavior in natural (sensor-equipped) physical environments where different people have different, maybe contrasting, goals they want to achieve.

  3. Educational and training environments that aim at behavioral changes, for example, in health and life style, or for training social interaction skills or the detection of deceptive behavior.

  4. Play, games and sports. To read the opponent, make a faint, to divert attention, and to disguise intentions are essential issues in sports.

Our assumption is that all these domains will receive growing attention from the computer vision and multimodal interaction research community in the next years.

Deception is natural and sometimes obligatory in these domains. Deception is also about hiding the truth. Communication strategies aimed at the latter purpose are typically based on non-cooperative behaviour, i.e. more or less explicit attempts to prevent others from achieving their goals in communication. Non-cooperative behaviors include vague and elusive answers, non-relevant comments, misleading statements and any other violation of the Grice's cooperative principle, i.e. the tendency to share and adopt other's intentions during communication.
Questions arise about nonverbal correlates of this type of deceptive behaviour. Does the violation of the Grice's principle above lead to peculiar, possibly machine detectable nonverbal cues? Does it lead to discrepancy between verbal and nonverbal behaviour? Answering these questions will help not only to better understand deception, but, more in general, human-human interactions.


This workshop is about detection and generation of deceptive and non-cooperative behavior. The focus is on detection, and using computer vision is the starting point. But it is well known that there are no uni-modal cues from which deception can be established reliably. For that reason there is particular interest in computer vision integrated in a multimodal approach. That is, approaches where there is also access to information obtained from (neuro-) physiological sensors, nonverbal speech and linguistic information, and - one step further - approaches that include reasoning that uses available domain and context knowledge. Due to the complexity of the field we are also interested in model-based attempts to generate deceptive and non-cooperative behavior.

Topics of Interest:

Suggested workshop topics include, but are by no means limited to:

  • Detecting non-verbal cues that indicate deceptive behavior

  • Multi-modal approaches to deceptive behavior detection

  • Norms of verbal and, in particular, nonverbal interaction

  • Facial deception in humans, virtual humans and social robots

  • Corpus collection of deceptive behavior

  • Corpora and evaluation protocols for deception research

  • Human performance versus computer performance

  • Applications in interactive entertainment, games and sports

  • Non-cooperative and abusive interactions

  • Theories of deception

  • Designing believable deceptive agents

  • Social and ethical issues of deception detection and generation

Instruction for Authors

The workshop authors should format their papers following the same instructions as for the main conference authors: However, submissions should be sent to
Workshop papers will appear in the FG 2013 conference proceedings, to be published in IEEE Xplore digital library.


Anton Nijholt, Human Media Interaction, University of Twente, the Netherlands

Alessandro Vinciarelli, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Hamid Aghajan, AIR Lab, Stanford University, Stanford, USA

Important Dates:
Paper submission deadline: November 21, 2012
Notification of acceptance: December 21, 2012
Camera-ready paper deadline: January 15, 2013
Workshop date: April 26, 2013

Program Committee

Oya Aran, IDIAP, Martigny, Switzerland

Anton Batliner, University of München, Germany

Sébastien Brault, 1M2S, University Rennes2, France

Paul Brunet, Queen's University, Belfast, UK

Judee K. Burgoon, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Federico Castanedo, Univ. of Deusto, Spain

Mohamed Chetouani, ISIR, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

Marco Cristani, University of Verona, Italy

Sergio Escalera, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Anna Esposito, IIASS, Seconda Universita` di Napoli, Salerno, Italy

Zakia Hammal, CMU, Pittsburgh, USA

Hayley Hung, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bruno Lepri, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Trento, Italy

Rada Mihalcea, University of North Texas, USA

Jean-Marc Odobez, Idiap, Switzerland

Eng Jon Ong, University of Surrey, UK

Kazuhiro Otsuka, NTT, Japan

Isabella Poggi, Universita' Roma Tre, Italy

Ronald Poppe, University of Twente, Netherlands

Albert Ali Salah, Bogazici University, Turkey

Björn Schuller, University of München, Germany

Nicu Sebe, University of Trento, Italy

Bi Song, Sony Research, USA

Paul Taylor, University of Lancaster, UK

Ming-Hsuan Yang, Univ. of California Merced, USA