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  28 January - 1 February, 2018 • Burlingame, California USA

Call for Papers

Surveillance Session: Applications and Algorithms

Topic Keywords:  Automated Image/Video Analysis/Understanding; Surveillance Applications/Algorithms; Analytics, Detection, and Monitoring

Session Overview

With the advent of low-cost/high-performance video sensors, imaging platforms, and computational equipment, it has become increasingly possible to process image/video streams in real-time on affordable cloud computational servers, desktop systems, and various hand held mobile devices. Applications of these technologies are changing the landscape in security and surveillance systems. Automated image/video understanding can enhance surveillance/monitoring systems beyond what is possible for human operators alone. These systems are being developed to maintain long-term surveillance via large numbers of images as well as video streams for various applications with minimal or no manual intervention. In addition, automated systems can coordinate multiple cameras and provide “synopsis” views of activities that can be used to predict/analyze potential events pre or post mortem. Over the past two decades, various image/video analytics algorithms have been proposed for autonomous understanding of events for a variety of surveillance applications. While most of the earlier solutions started from raw data and followed with the interpretation at increasing levels of semantic complexity, more recent techniques attempt to bridge the gap between signal-level and semantic level processing. Technological solutions to problems in surveillance have the potential for significant societal impacts on many fronts, from airport/stadium/ building/city security to patient/elderly care. There is an emerging global effort to develop effective surveillance systems. This Focus Session Call for Papers is intended to bring together world class researchers and practitioners that develop and deploy imaging and video technologies to enable novel solutions in the surveillance and security arenas.

Proposed Joint Sessions

  • Surveillance in Robotics, Vision and Inspection with the Intelligent Robotics and Industrial Applications using Computer Vision Conference

Session Topics

Law enforcement:
  • Traffic violations
  • Shoplifting detection
  • Vandalism detection
  • Hospitals and elder care
  • Venue security
Environmental monitoring:
  • Reduction of emissions
  • Multi-spectral emission detection
  • Gasoline and chemical spill detection
  • Environmental monitoring (animals, forest fires, avalanches, etc.)
  • Smart spaces and ambient intelligence (interactive environments, etc.)
Transportation infrastructure monitoring:
  • Traffic flow measurements
  • Road, bridge, and traffic sign inspection
  • Snow plow and bus cameras
  • Vehicle classification
  • Vehicle conditions (overheated brakes, under-inflated tires)
Surveillance algorithms:
  • People tracking
  • Elderly monitoring
  • Small- and large-space analytics
  • Behavior monitoring
  • Image/video segmentation and tracking algorithms
  • Event detection algorithms
  • Action recognition
  • Subspace methods for image/video analytics
  • Cooperative and context based tracking
  • Fusion of multiple sensors and various modalities
  • Bayesian models for tracking and activity monitoring
  • Machine learning for image/video classification

Ways to Submit

There are three options for submission; please read the descriptions carefully.

  1. Presentation at the special session and publication in the special session proceedings. This is the most common option, and may be either an oral or interactive (poster) presentation. Submit a 1000-word structured abstract (using template, with option to add figures) using the symposium template 
  2. Presentation-only. Oral presentation at the special session, but no publication of work in the special session proceedings. Submit a 500-word short abstract 
  3. JIST-first. Expedited review and publication in the Journal of Imaging Science and Technology (JIST) before the symposium, oral presentation at the special session, and inclusion in the special session proceedings. To meet the publication timeline, successful JIST-first submissions must require only minor revisions in response to peer-review. Those not meeting this stringent standard are automatically re-considered for presentation during the special session and publication in the proceedings (option 1 above). Author instructions for journal submissions  

Final Manuscript Deadline

The final manuscript is due 10 January 2018. The proceedings will be published after the conference.

Important Dates
Call for Papers Announced 1 Mar 2017
Review Abstracts Due (refer to For Authors page)
· Regular Submission Ends 15 Aug 2017
· Late Submission Ends  31 Aug 2017
Registration Opens
2 Oct 2017
Hotel Reservation Deadline
5 Jan 2018
Early Registration Ends 8 Jan 2018
Conference Starts 28 Jan 2018 

View 2017 Proceedings
Focus Session Chair
Sreenath Rao Vantaram, Intel Corporation (United States)