[evaal contest] Idea about improvements for the next year competition

Francesco Potortì Potorti at isti.cnr.it
Wed Jul 24 12:19:34 CEST 2013

Dario, thank you for summarising our discussions.  I would like to
stress that we would like very much to get impressions and opinions from
the list subscribers, so that we can organise an EvAAL 2014 that is
interesting and challenging for everyone.

>we have had an internal discussion about how to improve next year's 
>competition. The principle is that we would like to push the competition 
>towards comprehensive context awareness, but we don't want to lose the 
>participation of those who work on the technologies behind it, like 
>As a first stepin that direction, we would like to merge activity 
>recognition and localization, allowing those who are keen only on 
>localization to compete anyway.
>To get the idea, the competitors will have to provide us with:
>- precise X,Y location of the actor
>- similarly to the AOIs the areas: "bedroom", "kitchen", "bathroom", and 
>also more precise locations like: "on bed", "in front of fridge", "at 
>the door"
>- a simple movement classification like: "still", "laying", "walking", 
>"running", "cycling", and  "falling" (yes, it would be nice to have fall 
>- in one of the benchmarks we would also like to locate two actors 
>instead of one
>The idea is that those system that can recognize some movements (e.g. 
>with accelerometers) would get a higher scoring, but localization alone 
>would still be the main thing to be evaluated.
>What I would like to ask you is if you find the challenge interesting, 
>or if you think it's too hard or out of the scope.
>Any feedback is warmly welcome.

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