24th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
(7-11 Nov 2022)

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GENEA Challenge

Title

The GENEA Challenge 2022: Full-body speech-driven gesture generation

Website

https://genea-workshop.github.io/2022/challenge/

Abstract

The GENEA (Generation and Evaluation of Non-verbal Behaviour for Embodied Agents) Grand Challenge 2022 aims at bringing together researchers that use different methods for non-verbal-behaviour generation and evaluation, and hopes to stimulate the discussions on how to improve both the generation methods and the evaluation of the results.

The challenge topic is speech-driven gesture generation. Participants are provided a large, common dataset of speech (audio+aligned text) and 3D motion to develop their systems, and then use these systems to generate motion on given test inputs. The generated motion clips are rendered onto a common virtual agent and evaluated for aspects such as motion quality and appropriateness in a crowdsourced user study. More details will be available when the dataset is released. You can refer to the previous challenge here (be aware that the challenge dataset is different from the previous one). 

Tentative timeline

April 8 – Participant registration opens

May 16 – Challenge training dataset released to participants

June 20 – Test input released to participants

June 27 – Deadline for participants to submit generated motion, start of evaluation

July 11 – Release of crowdsourced evaluation results to participants

July 20 – Paper submission deadline (TBD)

August 10 – Paper notification

August 17 – Camera-ready papers due

November 7 or 11 – Challenge presentations at ICMI

Contact

genea-contact@googlegroups.com

icmi2022-challenge-chairs@acm.org

Organizers

Pieter Wolfert MSc., IDLab Ghent University – imec, Ghent Belgium 

Dr. Taras Kucherenko, SEED – Electronic Arts, Stockholm Sweden

Dr. Youngwoo Yoon, ETRI, South Korea

Dr. Zerrin Yumak, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dr. Gustav Eje Henter, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Carla Viegas, CMU, USA