2nd IEEE Workshop on Camera Networks and Wide Area Scene Analysis - WCNWASA 2012 (co-located with CVPR 2012) ===================================================================== June 2012 - Providence, Rhode Island, US Visit http://faculty.uoit.ca/qureshi/conferences/wcnwasa12/ for details A number of application domains, including security and surveillance, urban sensing and traffic planning, intelligent homes for the elderly, environmental monitoring and disaster response, etc., are increasingly relying upon large corpus of imagery captured using camera networks or mobile imaging platforms, such as aerial reconnaissance vehicles and in-orbit satellites. Traditionally, camera networks consisted of fixed Closed-Circuit-Television (CCTV) cameras that are connected via a high-bandwidth communication channel. The recent advances in camera hardware and communication technologies indicate an evolution of traditional camera networks into ad hoc networks of smart cameras and highly capable mobile imaging systems. These open up new fronts for scientific discovery along a number of disciplines, including wide area scene analysis. Wide area scene analysis using imagery captured via camera networks or mobile platforms has its own unique challenges, including the ability to integrate information over a wide area, cooperation between cameras, active control of the network, robustness to network constraints, resource aware in-network processing, scalability, etc. This workshop will bring together researchers from multiple disciplines, including video analysis, signal processing, graphics, machine learning, and statistics, with interests in the fields of camera networks and wide area scene analysis. The focus of papers in this workshop should be on scene analysis using 1) camera networks or 2) imagery captured using mobile platforms, such as aerial reconnaissance vehicles, in-orbit satellites, mobile phones, etc. While this is a broad area and encompasses almost all sub-areas of CVPR, there must be a very strong aspect of camera networks or mobile platform imagery for a paper to be suitable for this venue. An important criterion for deciding whether a paper relates to camera networks should be whether it is scalable to large numbers of cameras and/or whether it can deal with mobile platform imagery. This workshop calls for original, high-quality paper submissions that address innovative research and development methods in the area of camera networks and wide-area scene analysis. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following: Wide-area scene analysis using mobile platform imagery; satellite imagery, aerial reconnaissance vehicle imager, etc. - Tracking in Camera Networks - Active Camera Networks - Distributed Processing in Camera Networks - Analysis of Traffic Patterns - Smart Network Cameras - Simulations/Computer Graphics in Camera Networks and Mobile Platform Imagery - Applications of Wide-area Scene Analysis - Scene Analysis with Network Constraints - Architecture and System Development Important Dates: ================ Submission - 10 March 2012 Decision - 5 April 2011 Camera ready papers - TBA Organizers: =========== Faisal Z. Qureshi faisal.qureshi@uoit.ca Amit K. Roy-Chowdhury amitrc@ee.ucr.edu Bi Song bi.bsong@gmail.com Advisory Committee: ================== Demetri Terzopoulos dt@cs.ucla.edu Jake Aggarwal aggarwaljk@mail.utexas.edu Contact Email: ============== faisal.qureshi@uoit.ca =====================================================================