Nov. 16, 2021
The winner of the Best Paper Award is announced (see here).
Oct. 7, 2021
The workshop program is announced (see here).
Sept. 30, 2021
The list of accepted papers is announced (see here).
Aug. 12, 2021
The workshop day has been rescheduled to November 16, 2021 due to the change of the main conference date. This is the final change.
May 27, 2021
The camera-ready submission deadline was extended (see here).
Apr. 28, 2021
The workshop day has been fixed as the first day of the main conference: August 21, 2021.
Apr. 25, 2021
The submission deadline was splited into deadlines for abstract submission and paper submission. Note that paper abstracts should be first by April 25, 2021 (23:59 UTC-12) (see here).
Mar. 23, 2021
The important dates were rescheduled (see here).
Mar. 15, 2021
The main conference, ICMR2021, will be postponed by one month to August 21-24, 2021. (see here). The workshop day will also be rescheduled.
Jan. 13, 2021
Important dates and submission instructions were announced (see here and here).
Jan. 11, 2021
Our workshop, CEA2021, has been accepted as an ICMR2021 workshop.
Oct. 12, 2020
The website opened.

Call for Papers

Cooking is one of the most fundamental activities of humankind. It is not only connected with the joy of eating but also deeply affects various aspects of human life such as health, culinary art, entertainment, and human communication. Cooking at home requires experience and knowledge. They may also need support for food-logging and menu planning for their family health. Needless to say, support for a good and enjoyable meal would improve the quality of life. Systematic cooking/eating support for elderly or physically challenged people is also significantly important.

Since a cooking activity requires people to manipulate foods, watch their conditions, listen to the sounds, smell the aromas, and taste it, a cooking assistive system should also be capable of handling multiple sensitivities. CEA has been aiming to provide an opportunity for such research groups to discover each other, introduce their trials, and discuss their status and where they should go. The research community of CEA is truly interdisciplinary, including health science, domestic science, and cultural science. Even if we limit ourselves to computer science, there is related work in multimedia, human-computer interaction, natural language processing, data mining, and artificial intelligence.

As the thirteenth meeting of this workshop series, it aims to provide an opportunity for such research groups to discover each other, introduce their trials, and discuss how it should be and where they should go.

The workshop welcomes contributions in, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Application for cooking / eating support
  • Cooking / eating archiving and recognition
  • Learning contents creation for cooking
  • Analysis of cooking / eating video
  • Recipe image / video retrieval
  • Analysis and utilization on cooking recipe
  • Menu planning, dietary management, and food log
  • Artificial agent for cooking/eating activity
  • Sensing of taste / smell / texture
  • Food communication (human-to-human / human-to-computer communication)
  • Ubiquitous environment and interface in kitchen / dining room
  • Intelligent home appliance
  • Cooking navigation interface for the dementia and physically challenged person support
  • Multimedia learning contents for dietary
  • Multimedia information service for food safety and security
  • Analysis of Web contents on cooking / eating activities
  • Dataset and tools for cooking / eating activity analysis and benchmarking
  • Robotic kitchen / dining

The workshop flyer can be downloaded below. Please feel free to distribute the information among your research groups.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline
April 25, 2021 (23:59 UTC-12)
Paper submission deadline
April 20, 2021 (23:59 UTC-12)
April 25, 2021 (23:59 UTC-12)
April 28, 2021 (23:59 UTC-12)
Notification of acceptance
May 20, 2021 (23:59 UTC-12)
Camera-ready deadline
May 31, 2021 (23:59 UTC-12)
June 20, 2021 (23:59 UTC+8; Taiwan Standard Time)

Workshop Venue