FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS The 9th International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance (AVSS2012) September 18-21, 2012 -- Beijing, China Paper submission: March 11, 2012 First of all, thanks very much for your interest for the 9th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS 2012) to be held on September 19-21, 2012 in Beijing, China Due to a number of requests, the technique committees decide to *extend* the AVSS deadline for paper submission to *21 March, 2012 (11:59 pm PST)*.If you have not submitted your paper, you are kindly suggested to do it at your earliest time. Basic information (including abstract, title and author information) should be submitted to the AVSS online system before *16 March, 2012*. AVSS is the IEEE conference series on video and signal based surveillance. AVSS is a forum of reference for the field and offers the opportunity to meet and foster collaboration. AVSS has a tradition of participation from the worlds of research, industry, and relevant government agencies. The conference focuses on underlying theories, methods, systems, and application areas. The list of topics of interest includes, but is not limited to: - Sensors & data fusion - Data management & HCI - Processing, detection & recognition - Applications - Analytics, behavior & biometrics - Systems, performances & privacy PAPER SUBMISSION and PROCEEDINGS PUBLICATION Full-length papers between 4 and 6 A4 pages are solicited. Detailed submission instructions will be posted on the conference website in due time. Each submission will be double blindly peer-reviewed by at least three experts. The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society. AVSS Challenge The AVSS challenge will be organized within the AVSS2012 Conference. Details will appear in Call for Tutorials Proposals should be submitted to the tutorial chair at the following email address: before 25 February, 2012. IMPORTANT DATES Tutorial proposal: 25 February, 2012 Paper submission: 11 March, 2012 Notification to authors: 11 May, 2012 Camera ready papers due: 11 June, 2012 Early registration: 25 June, 2012 Conference dates: 18 - 21 September, 2012 AVSS2012 General Chairs Tieniu Tan, CASIA, China Rama Chellappa, U Maryland, USA AVSS2012 Program Chairs Fatih Porikli, MERL, USA Liang Wang, CASIA, China Steve Maybank, U London, UK