2015 Looking at People Challenge

TBA: ChaLearn LAP 2015 
Challenge and Workshop on 
Pose Recovery, Action Recognition, 
Age Estimation and Cultural Event Recognition

NEWS: You can download the Call for Papers of the Special Issue on Multimodal Human Pose Recovery and Behavior Analysis @ TPAMI.


ChaLearn organizes in 2015 parallel challenge tracks on RGB data for Human Pose Recovery, action/interaction spotting, age estimation and cultural event classification.


The challenge features four quantitative tracts:

Track 1: Human Pose Recovery: More than 8,000 frames of continuous RGB sequences are recorded and labeled with the objective of performing human pose recovery by means of recognizing more than 120,000 human limbs of different people. Examples of labeled frames are shown in Fig. 1.

Track 2: Action/Interaction Recognition: 235 performances of 11 action/interaction categories are recorded and manually labeled in continuous RGB sequences of different people performing natural isolated and collaborative actions randomly. Examples of labeled actions are shown in Fig. 1.

Track 3: Age estimation: 10,000 images labeled from many users are recorded with the objective of predicting the age that people looks like. This dataset is the first one in the literature including not only the real age but also the estimated age labeled by many users.

Track 4: Cultural event classification: More than 10,000 images corresponding to 50 different cultural event categories will be considered. In all the categories, garments, human poses, objects and context will be possible cues to be exploited for recognizing the events, while preserving the inherent inter- and intra-class variability of this type of images. Examples of cultural events will be Carnival, Oktoberfest, San Fermin, Maha-Kumbh-Mela and Aoi-Matsuri, among others. 

Figure 1: Samples of the RGB Human Pose Recovery and Action/Interaction tracks

Top three ranked participants on each track will be awarded and invited to follow the workshop submission guide for inclusion of a description of their system at the conference proceedings and submit an extended paper in a special issue on gesture recognition at a Special Issue of a JCR journal.


October 30: We are working in the next ChaLearn 2015 challenge... stay tuned !!