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Final program

October 26-29, Sidi Bou Said Hotel, Tunisia.

Wednesday October, 26

1.00 PM - 3.00 PM - Welcoming and registration @Sidi Bou Said Hotel.
          Free walk to Ennejma Ezzahra Palace and visit of Sidi Bou Said village.

4.00 PM - Visit of Ennejma Ezzahra palace, the gardens and the music museum + traditional music concert + "Welcome Reception" (included in the basic registration).

Thursday October, 27

9.15 AM - 10.30 AM - Invited speaker: X. Pennec (Senior Research Scientist, INRIA, France); Talk: "Riemannian and affine Structures for Statistics on Shapes and Deformations in Computational Anatomy" (PDF)

10.30 AM - 11.00 AM - Coffee break

11.00 AM - 12.30 AM - Oral session (Chair : Anuj Srivastava) 3D shape registration and comparison

  • 11.00 - 11.30 Local-Features-Based 3D Canonical Form (long)
    Hela Haj Mohamed (University of Monastir), Samir Belaid (University of Monastir), Wady Naanaa (University of Monastir)
  • 11.30 - 12.00 Accurate 3D shape correspondence by a local description Darcyan principal curvature fields (long)
    Ilhem Sboui (University of Manouba), Majdi jribi (University of Manouba), Faouzi Ghorbel (University of Manouba)
  • 12.00 - 12.30 A Novel Robust Statistical Watermarking of 3D Meshes (long)
    Nassima Medimegh (University of Monastir), Naoufel Werghi (Khalifa University, UAE), Samir Belaid (University of Monastir)
12.30 AM - 2.00 PM - Lunch (@ Sidi Bou Said Hotel)

2.00 PM - 3.20 PM - Oral session (Chair : Mubarak Shah) Video and Motion Analysis

  • 2.00 - 2.30 Key Frame Selection for Multi-Shot Person Re-identification (long)
    Mayssa Frikha (University of Sfax), Omayma Chebbi (University of Sfax), Emna Fendri, (University of Sfax), Mohamed Hammami (University of Sfax).
  • 2.30 - 3.00 An exact fuzzy jump Markov switching model (long)
    Zied Bouyahia (Dhofar University, Oman), Stephane Derrode (Ecole Centrale de Lyon), Wojciech Pieczynski (Telecom SudParis).
  • 3.00 - 3.20 Dynamic Time Warping for 3D Human Action Recognition (short)
    Xuchen Liu (Ecole Centrale de Lyon), Huibin Li (Xi'an Jiaotong University), Stephane Derrode (Ecole Centrale de Lyon), Liming Chen (Ecole Centrale de Lyon).
3.20 PM - 5.00 PM - Poster session (of published research)(chair : Majdi Jribi)

7.30 PM - Sidi Bou Said Dinner.

Friday October, 28

9.30 - 10.45 - Invited speaker - A. Srivastava (Professor, Florida State University, USA); Talk: "ROLE OF DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY IN SHAPE ANALYSIS" (PDF)

10.45 AM - 11.15 AM - Coffee break

11.15 AM - 12.25 AM - Oral session (Chair : Liming Chen) 3D Face Analysis

  • 11.15 - 11.45 Early Features-Fusion over 3D face for Face Recognition (long)
    Claudio Tortorici (Khalifa University, UAE ), Naoufel Werghi (Khalifa University, UAE )
  • 11.45 - 12.05 Enhancing 3D face recognition by a robust version of ICP based on the three polar representation (short)
    Amal RIHANI (University of Manouba), Majdi Jribi (University of Manouba), Faouzi Ghorbel (University of Manouba).
  • 12.05 - 12.25 3D Nasal Shape: A new Basis for Biometrics Recognition (short)
    Baiqiang Xia (Lancaster University, United Kingdom )
12.30 AM - 2.00 PM - Lunch (@ Sidi Bou Said Hotel)

2.00 PM - 3.15 PM - Invited speaker - S. Zafeiriou (Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London, UK); Talk: "From Active Appearance Models to Mnemonic Descent and 3D Morphable Models 'in-the-wild' :A brief history of statistical deformable models" (PDF)

3.15 PM - 4.25 PM - Oral session (Chair : Naoufel Werghi) Face Analysis and Recognition

  • 3.15 - 3.45 Shape Analysis based Anti-Spoofing 3D Face Recognition with Mask Attacks (long)
    Yinhang Tang (LIRIS/Universite de Lyon, France ), L. Chen (Ecole Centrale de Lyon)
  • 3.45 - 4.05 Towards a methodology for retrieving suspects using 3D facial descriptors (short)
    Naoufel Werghi (Khalifa University, UAE), Hassen Drira (Telecom Lille).
  • 4.05 - 4.25 Statistical twin collaborative representation based classification (short)
    Mohamed Anouar Borgi (University of sfax), Thanh Phuong Nguyen (University of Toulon), Demetrio Labate (University of Houston), Chokri Ben Amar (University of Sfax).
7.30 PM - Banquet (Best Paper Prizes)

Saturday October, 29

9.00 AM - 10.15 AM - Invited speaker - M. Shah (Professor, University of Central Florida, USA);Talk: "Spatiotemporal Graphs for Object Segmentation, Human Pose Estimation and Action Detection in Videos" (PDF)

10.15 AM - 10.45 AM - Coffee break

10.45 AM - 12.35 AM - Oral session (Chair : Faouzi Ghorbel) 2D Shape Analysis

  • 10.45 - 11.15 A Novel 2D Contour Description: Generalized Curvature Scale Space (long)
    Ameni Benkhlifa (University of Manouba), Faouzi Ghorbel (University of Manouba)
  • 11.15 - 11.45 A Coronary Artery Segmentation Method Based On Graph Cuts and MultiScale Analysis (long)
    Chaima Oueslati (University of Manouba), Sabra Mabrouk (University of Manouba), Faouzi Ghorbel (University of Manouba), and Mohamed Hedi Bedoui (University of Monastir)
  • 11.45 - 12.05 Gaussian Bayes Classifier for 2D Shapes in Kendall Space (short)
    Hibat Allah Rouahi (University of Tunis El Manar), Riadh Mtibaa (University of Tunis El Manar), Ezzeddine Zagrouba (University of Tunis El Manar).
  • 12.15 - 12.35 Multimodal Image Fusion Based On Non-subsampled Shearlet Transform and Neuro-Fuzzy (short)
    Haithem Hermessi (University of Tunis El Manar), Olfa Mourali (University of Tunis El Manar), Ezzeddine Zagrouba (University of Tunis El Manar).
12.35 AM - 2.00 PM - Lunch (@ Sidi Bou Said Hotel)

2.00 PM - 4.00 PM - Guided visit of Bardo museum (included in the basic registration)


  • - A poster session for published research will take place at RFMI-2016. If you are interested, please email your abstract to and bring your Poster (deadline : October, 15th)!

    - Endorsed by the IAPR.


    - It is planned to publish the proceedings with Springer in their Communications in Computer and Information Science series.



    - Submission of papers: September, 4

    - Notification of acceptance : October, 9

    - Camera-ready : October, 25

    - Early registration : October, 9-27.

    - Onsite (Late) registration: October, 27

    - VI RFMI 2016: October 27-29.