7th IEEE AVSS 2010, Boston http://www.avss2010.org --- Multiple Best Paper Awards! --- Workshop proposals: 19 March 2010 Paper submission: 5 April 2010 Notifications to authors: 1 June 2010 Camera ready papers: 2 July 2010 Conference: 29 August - 1 September, 2010 The IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance (AVSS) is a forum bringing together participants from the worlds of research, industry and government agencies sharing interest in various forms of surveillance. It was previously held in Genoa, Italy (2009), Santa Fe, USA (2008), London, UK (2007) and Sydney, Australia (2006). AVSS focuses on underlying theory, methods, systems, and applications of surveillance and welcomes contributions in areas listed below; cross-disciplinary and game-changing contributions are of particular interest. The list of topics of interest includes, but is not limited to: * Sensors & data fusion o Sensor networks o Microphone arrays o Infrared/milliwave/terahertz/visible/3D imaging o Heterogeneous sensor processing o Multisensor calibration/association/estimation o Distributed/cognitive/bio-inspired data fusion * Processing, detection & recognition o Multidimensional signal processing o Change & motion detection o Feature extraction o Target tracking o Sound, object, scene recognition o Pattern recognition & machine learning * Analytics, behavior & biometrics o Sound, video, multimodal analytics o Activity analysis & monitoring o Event, situation, behavior, threat modeling/recognition o Analysis for static & mobile environments o Biometrics: face, iris, fingerprint, ear, gait, voice * Data management & human-machine interfaces o Metadata management o Archival & retrieval o Multimodal displays o Advanced interfaces & visualization tools o Object- & situation-based coding o Wireless, mobile interfaces * Applications o Reactive & preventive environments o Integrated physical & cyber security o Transports (rail, road, air, maritime) o Unmanned vehicles & robotics o Ambient intelligence o Protection of infrastructures * Systems, performances & privacy o Industrial, civilian, military systems o Research prototypes o Hardware & software architectures o User requirements o Performance evaluation o Privacy in surveillance Full-length papers, 4-8 pages long, are being solicited. Detailed submission instructions will be posted on the conference website in due time. Each submission will be double-blind peer-reviewed by at least two experts. The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society. Call for AVSS-NIST Challenge: AVSS 2010 will include a special session covering an open evaluation. Video sequences, provided by NIST and Home Office UK, will be distributed and performance evaluation will be carried out. Motion tracks of a designated people as they traverse a multi-camera field in airport surveillance videos will be judged. PETS 2010 Workshop: This year Performance Evaluation of Tracking Systems (PETS) workshop will be held in conjunction with the AVSS 2010. PETS is a full-day workshop on Sunday August 29. For participation and contributions contact to James Ferryman. Call for Workshops: AVSS 2010 will include a number of workshops before the conference on Sunday August 29. Proposals for workshops should be submitted to Andrea Cavallaro by March 19, 2010. Proposals should include the list of authors who have agreed to participate the workshop, the list of organizers, abstract of each paper, and submission deadlines. Organizing Committee: General chair Fatih Porikli, MERL Program chairs Janusz Konrad, Boston University James Davis, Ohio State University Area chairs George Bebis, University of Nevada, Reno Tsuhan Chen, Cornell Isaac Cohen, Honeywell Dariu Gavrilla, University of Amsterdam Massimo Piccardi, University of Technology, Sydney Stan Sclaroff , Boston University Chris Stauffer, BAE Systems Challenge chairs Erik Blash, US AFRL John Fiscus, NIST Workshops chair Andrea Cavallaro, Queen Mary, Univerisity of London Industrial panel chair Anthony Hoogs, Kitware Panelists Ajay Divakaran, Sarnoff Niels Haering, ObjectVideo Arun Hampapour, IBM Swarup Medisani, HRL Visvanathan Ramesh, Siemens Steve Sablak, PELCO Local arrangement chair Prakash Ishwar, Boston University Publication chair Kuntal Sengupta, TYCO Demo chair Venkatesh Saligrama, Boston University Finance chair Senem Velipasalar, UNL Web chair Ioannis Tziakos, Queen Mary, University of London Liasons Enis Cetin, Bilkent University Shiloh Dockstader, ITT Kazuhiko Sumi, MELCO Jian Zhang, NICTA Honorary chair Carlo Regazzoni, University of Genoa Keynote Speakers: Stephen Long, Office of the Secretary of Defense Takeo Kanade, CMU Harpreet Sawhney, Sarnoff Mubarak Shah, UCF Ram Nevatia, USC http://www.avss2010.org