Related Work

On this page we list influential papers in the field of teamwork activity recognition.

General Teamwork/Multi-Agent Activity Recognition:

S. S. Intille and A. Bobick. “Recognizing planned, multi-person action.” Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 81(3):414–445, 2001.

S. S. Intille. “Visual Recognition of Multi-Agent Action.” Ph.D. thesis, 1999.

Gita Sukthankar and Katia Sycara. “Robust Recognition of Physical Team Behaviors using Spatio-temporal Models.” In Proceedings of Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS), 2006.

Gita Sukthankar and Katia Sycara. “Simultaneous Team Assignment and Behavior Recognition from Spatio-temporal Agent Traces.” In Proceedings of Twenty-First National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-06), 2006.

Gita Sukthankar. “Activity Recognition for Agent Teams.” Ph.D. thesis, 2007.

Xiaohui Liu and Chin-Seng Chua. “Multi-agent Activity Recognition Using Observation Decomposed Hidden Markov Model.” In Third International Conference on Computer Vision Systems ICVS, volume 2626 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 247–256, Graz, Austria, 2003. Springer.

Douglas L. Vail, Manuela M. Veloso, and John D. Lafferty “Conditional Random Fields for Activity Recognition.” In Sixth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-2007), May 2007.

Automated Commentary:

K. Han and M. Veloso. “Automated robot behavior recognition applied to robotic soccer.” In Proceedings of International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence Workshop on Team Behaviors and Plan Recognition (IJCAI-99), 1999.

Dirk Voelz, Elisabeth Andre, Gerd Herzog, and Thomas Rist. “Rocco: A RoboCup Soccer Commentator System.” In Proceedings of RoboCup-98: Robot Soccer World Cup II, pp. 50–60. Springer-Verlag, 1999.

R. Nair, M. Tambe, S. Marsella, and T. Raines. “Automated assistants for analyzing team behaviors.” Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (JAAMAS), 8(1):69–111, 2004.

Manuela Veloso, Nicholas Armstrong-Crews, Sonia Chernova, Elisabeth Crawford, Colin McMillen, Maayan Roth, and Douglas Vail. “A Team of Humanoid Game Commentators.” In Proceedings of Humanoids 2006, December 2006.

Computer Vision and Content Based Retrieval:

Asaad Hakeem, Yaser Sheikh, and Mubarak Shah. “CASEE: A Hierarchical Event Representation for the Analysis of Videos.” In Proceedings of the Nineteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-04), pp. 263–268. AAAI Press / The MIT Press, 2004.

Asaad Hakeem and Mubarak Shah. “Multiple Agent Event Detection and Representation in Videos.” In Proceedings of the Twentieth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-05), pp. 89–94. AAAI Press / The MIT Press, 2005.

Tie Yan Liu, Wei Ying Ma, and Hong Jiang Zhang. “Effective Feature Extraction for Play Detection in American Football Video.” In Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Multi Media Modeling (MMM’05), pp. 164–171, 2005.

Baoxin Li and M. Ibrahim Sezan. “Event Detection and Summarization in Sports Video.” In Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Content-based Access of Image and Video Libraries (CBAIVL’01), pp. 132–138. IEEE Computer Society, 2001.

Milan Petkovic, Vojkan Mihajlovic, Willem Jonker, and S. Djordjevic-Kajan. “Multi-Modal Extraction of Highlights from TV Formula 1 Programs.” In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME’02), volume 1, pp. 817–820, 2002.

Coaching and Opponent Modeling:

Patrick Riley, Manuela Veloso, and Gal Kaminka. “An Empirical Study of Coaching.” In Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 5, pp. 215–224. Springer-Verlag, 2002.

Gregory Kuhlmann, William B. Knox, and Peter Stone. “Know Thine Enemy: A Champion RoboCup Coach Agent.” In Proceedings of the Twenty-First National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 1463–68, July 2006.


Gery Gutnik and Gal Kaminka. “Towards a Formal Approach to Overhearing: Algorithms for Conversation Identification.” In AAMAS ’04: Proceedings of the Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, pp. 78–85, Washington, DC, USA, 2004. IEEE Computer Society.

Gal A. Kaminka, David V. Pynadath, and Milind Tambe. “Monitoring Teams by Overhearing: A Multi-Agent Plan Recognition Approach.” Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 17, 2002.

Francois Legras and Catherine Tessier. “LOTTO: group formation by overhearing in large teams.” In AAMAS ’03: Proceedings of the second international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems, pp. 425–432, New York, NY, USA, 2003. ACM Press.

Silvia Rossi and Paolo Busetta. “Towards Monitoring of Group Interactions and Social Roles via Overhearing.” In Cooperative Information Agents VIII, volume 3191, pp. 47–61. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2004.