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2nd ACM/IEEE International Conference on
Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC-08)

September 7-11, 2008
Stanford University, California, USA

Scope

After the successful first meeting in Vienna, the second ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras will be held September 7-11, 2008 at Stanford University.

Distributed smart cameras combine techniques from computer vision, distributed processing, sensor networks, and embedded computing. Technological advances in the design of sensors and processors have facilitated the development of efficient embedded vision-based techniques. Design of scalable, network-based applications based on high-bandwidth data such as images requires a change of paradigm in the processing methodologies, thus creating opportunities for designing distributed and collaborative vision-based techniques. As a result, novel smart environment applications can be enabled that are interpretive, context aware, and user centric in nature.

The conference aims to provide an opportunity for researchers investigating the areas of smart camera architectures, algorithm design, embedded vision-based processing, and smart environments to exchange their most recent results. Offering insight into the potentials and challenges of distributed vision networks and an outlook of research opportunities ahead are also the objectives of the conference. Presentations accompanied by demonstrations and contributions based on industrial applications are also of interest.

The terms "distributed" and "smart cameras" emphasize the focus of the conference. Papers describing original research in the areas of multi-camera networks and distributed processing of visual data are solicited.

Topics

The terms distributed and smart cameras emphasize the focus of the conference. Papers describing original research in the areas of multi-camera networks and distributed processing of visual data are solicited. Topics of interest within the scope of the conference include:

  • Smart camera architectures
  • Image sensing techniques for smart cameras
  • Embedded vision programming
  • Fusion of vision and other sensors
  • Distributed vision processing algorithms
  • Distributed appearance modeling
  • Collaborative feature extraction, data and decision fusion
  • Architectures and protocols for camera networks
  • Wireless and mobile image sensor networks
  • Position discovery and middle-ware applications
  • Vision-based smart environments
  • Surveillance and tracking applications
  • Multi-view vision for Human-Computer Interfaces (HCI)
  • 3D scene analysis
  • Distributed multimedia and gaming applications

The following offers a more detailed list of areas within the scope and interest of the conference:

Architecture:

  • Smart camera architectures
  • Image sensing techniques for smart camera networks
  • Image and data fusion techniques
  • Embedded vision programming methodologies and libraries
  • Audio and vision fusion architectures and techniques
  • Methods and tools for modeling, verification, and deployment

Algorithms:

  • Distributed vision processing methods in smart camera networks
  • Collaborative feature extraction, data fusion, and decision fusion
  • Distributed appearance modeling
  • Collaborative event interpretation
  • Real-time operation and robust design methods, calibration techniques

Vision Networks:

  • Architectures and protocols for networked operation of smart cameras
  • Wireless and mobile image sensor networks
  • Collaborative position discovery and middle-ware applications
  • Shared processing resources for video analysis
  • Distributed database management for scene understanding
  • Networks of smart cameras and other sensors

Applications:

  • Vision-based smart environments
  • Surveillance and tracking applications
  • Applications based on fusion of visual and other sensory data
  • Multi-view vision for Human-Computer Interfaces (HCI)
  • 3D scene analysis with distributed sensors
  • Distributed multimedia and gaming applications
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Submission of Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length, 8 to 10 page papers in English, including figures and references. Instructions and paper formatting templates are available at the paper submission page. Submitted papers must include original material that has not been previously published nor is currently under review by another conference or journal. The papers will be peer reviewed and accepted papers will be assigned to lecture and poster sessions based on content. Paper submission implies that one of the authors will present the paper at the conference if the paper is accepted. For detailed paper submission information click here.

Tutorials

Proposals for half-day tutorials on each of the listed topics are solicited. Tutorials will be held on Sunday September 7, 2008. For tutorial proposal information please email "tutorial AT icdsc.org"

Workshops

Proposals for half-day workshops on relevant topics are solicited. Workshops will be held on Thursday September 11, 2008. For further workshop proposal information please email "workshop AT icdsc.org". Click for Call for Workshops.

PhD Forum

PhD students active in research in related topics to distributed smart cameras are encouraged to submit a two-page extended abstract including name, research title, institution, advisor, main research area (among "computer vision", "sensor networking" and "embedded systems") and contact information via email to phdforum AT icdsc.org. A template for the submission format is available here.
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Demos

Proposals for demonstrations within the scope of the conference, from both industry and academia, connected or not connected to accepted papers at ICDSC07 are encouraged. For demo proposal information please email "demo AT icdsc.org". Click for Call for Demos.

Publication

The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE and will be available on IEEExplore.

Important Dates

  • Workshop proposal: March 10, 2008
  • Full paper submission: May 12, 2008
  • Tutorial proposal: May 26, 2008
  • PhD forum abstract submission: May 26, 2008
  • Demo proposal submission: May 26, 2008
  • Notification of acceptance: June 16, 2008
  • Camera-ready: June 23, 2008
  • Conference: September 7-11, 2008
  • Tutorials: September 7, 2008
  • Workshops: September 11, 2008

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