Sixth ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras Oct 30- Nov 2, 2012, Hong Kong Technological developments in imaging, processing, and networking have created an opportunity for multi-disciplinary approaches to applications based on computer vision. The extensive availability and use of cameras in various application domains calls for the study of new embedded processing systems and algorithms. After the successful 5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Camera (ICDSC) in Ghent in 2011 and the previous ones in Vienna (2007), Stanford (2008), Como (2009), and Atlanta (2010), the sixth edition of the ICDSC will be held in Hong Kong, where the cultures and traditions of East and West converge into a vibrant cosmopolitan known for, among other things, its diverse architecture, offering of food and shopping experiences. The conference will attract researchers from multiple fields such as computer vision, pervasive computing, embedded systems and sensor networks. Quality papers will be selected for special issues in the relevant journals. In the past, they include the IEEE Journal of Special Topics in Signal Processing and the ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks. Topics include but are not limited to 1. Smart camera and network architectures: - Camera system designs and architectures - Image sensing and processing for smart cameras - Architectures and protocols for camera networks - Embedded vision programming - Image processing with network security 2. Distributed computer vision and fusion: - Distributed capture and vision processing algorithms - 3D scene analysis - Multi-view vision for Human-Computer Interfaces - Distributed appearance modeling and object view-angle coverage - Multi-sensor data aggregation - Collaborative extraction, information fusion - Image processing with computational and energy constraints 3. Visual sensor networks: - Resource management in camera networks - Automatic reconfiguration of sensor networks - Wireless and mobile image sensor networks - Multi-modal sensor networks - Learning and information fusion in sensor network - Visual sensor network applications 4. Emerging applications and case studies: - Vision-based smart environments - Surveillance and tracking applications - Distributed multimedia and gaming applications - Position discovery and middleware applications - Context-aware networks - Sports and other emerging applications Three renowned keynote speakers from a diversity of background and expertise will share their insights on relevant research topics. They include Professor Klara Nahrstedt, the Ralph M. and Catherine V. Fisher Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Professor Ronald Chung, the Chairman and Professor of the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering and Director of the Computer Vision Laboratory (CVL) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Professor Yi Ma, the research manager for the Visual Computing Group at Microsoft Research Asia. Further details in the attached PDF file. Important Dates Special Session proposal deadline: May 20, 2012 Paper submission deadline: June 10, 2012 PhD Forum and demo papers deadline: August 20, 2012 Steering committee: Hamid Aghajan, Stanford University, USA and Ghent University, Belgium Bernhard Rinner, Klagenfurt University, Austria Richard Kleihorst, VITO NV, Belgium and Ghent University, Belgium General Chairs: Edmund Lam, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Abbas Bigdeli, NICTA, Australia Local Chair: King-Shan Lui, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong TPC Chairs: Andrea Prati, UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia, Italy Faisal Qureshi, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada Publicity Chairs: Vincent Tam, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Jie Yang, Shanghai Jiaotong University, P.R.C. Irene Gu, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden