Best Paper Award: “Self-Supervised Learning of Face Representations for Video Face Clustering”, Vivek Sharma (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology); Makarand Tapaswi (University of Toronto); Saquib Sarfraz (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology); Rainer Stiefelhagen (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Best Student Paper Award: “Real-time Hand Gesture Detection and Classification Using Convolutional Neural Networks”, Okan Köpüklü (Technical University of Munich), Ahmet Gündüz (Technical University of Munich), Neslihan Kose Cihangir (Intel Deutschland GmbH), Gerhard Rigoll (Institute for Human-Machine Communication, TU Munich, Germany).

Test of Time Award (Highest Impact Paper from FG 1999-2004): “Comprehensive database for facial expression analysis” presented in FG 2000. Authors: T. Kanade (Robotics Inst., Carnegie Mellon Univ); J.F. Cohn (University of Pittsburgh); Yingli Tian (Robotics Inst., Carnegie Mellon Univ).

Best posters presentation award (People’s choice)

1. ShallowCNN-LE: A shallow CNN with Laplacian Embedding for face anti-spoofing, Xiaofeng Qu (University of Jinan); Jiwen Dong (University of Jinan); Sijie Niu (University of Jinan).
2. Robust Remote Heart Rate Estimation from Face Utilizing Spatial-temporal Attention, Xuesong Niu (Institute of Computing Technology, CAS); Xingyuan Zhao (Zhejiang University); Hu Han (Chinese Academy of Sciences); Abhijit Das (Inria); Antitza Dantcheva (INRIA); Shiguang Shan (Chinese Academy of Sciences); Xilin Chen (China)
3. Pain Expression Recognition Using Occluded Faces, Ahmed Ashraf (Toronto Rehab Institute, University of Toronto); Anqi Yang (Carnegie Mellon University); Babak Taati (University Health Network)

Best Demo (People’s choice): “Event-based Visual Gesture Recognition with Background Suppression running on a Smart-phone”, Jean-Matthieu Maro, Gregor Lenz, Christopher Reeves, and Ryad Benosman

Best Reviewer Awards:
Joseph Robinson, Northeastern University
Xiaohua Huang, University of Oulu
Ruiping Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Nigel Bosch, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign