Call for Participation


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

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

PhD Forum: Sunday, September 7

16:50 - 18:30
(Y2E2 iRoom)

PhD Forum (Spot Presentations by PhD Students and Q/A by Panel)

Virtual Exhibit

PhD Forum will also feature a virtual exhibit of posters with links to supporting material. Click here for a brief overview video of the virtual exhibit.


A panel of academic faculty participates in Q/A with each presenter and offers feedback on the research topic:
  • Prof. Alex (Sandy) Pentland, MIT
  • Prof. David Forsyth, UIUC
  • Prof. Yiannis Aloimonos, Univ. of Maryland
  • Prof. Bir Bhanu, UC Riverside
  • Prof. Tsuhan Chen, CMU
  • Prof. Rich Radke, RPI
PhD Forum Chairs:
  • Prof. Andrea Prati, Univ. di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Prof. Andrea Cavallaro, Queen Mary Univ. of London, UK

PhD Forum Program

  • Self-organisation in distributed vision networks
    Martin Hoffmann
    PTZ cameras which auto-adjust to maximize the scene coverage

  • Towards smart camera networks of mobile internet devices
    Michael Wittke
    A software architecture for using mobile Internet devices as smart cameras

  • A belief-desire-intention multi-agent visual sensor networks
    Federico Castanedo
    Use of software agents for efficient, flexible and adaptable visual sensor networks

  • Feature selection for activity recognition from video via multiobjective optimization
    Rodrigo Cilla Ugarte
    A method for automatically select the best set of features for activity recognition

  • Camera selection in distributed vision networks for shape approximation
    Marleen Morbee
    A method to select the best camera views for human shape approximation in a network of cameras

  • Multi-person tracking from sparse 3D trajectories in a camera sensor network
    Kyle Heath
    Network of stereo cameras for tracking on consistent 3D trajectories

  • Real-time 3D model reconstruction from uncalibrated cameras in a video network
    Hoang Nguyen
    3D face reconstruction from a multi-camera system

  • Vision-Based Human Intent and Cognitive State Estimation
    Anup Doshi
    Multi-modal sensor fusion for Driver Assistance Systems

  • Generalized behavior understanding from trajectory analysis
    Brendan T. Morris
    A framework for behavior analysis from trajectory analysis

  • Scene analysis in a large camera network
    Bi Song
    A complete system for multi-camera surveillance with tracking, camera control, and distributed video coding

  • Human-centred environment discovery in camera sensor networks
    Chen Wu
    A system for extracting and analyzing contextual information from a human-centred perspective

  • Opportunistic behavior understanding from multiple cameras
    Itai Katz
    A technical framework for identifying human behaviors from multiple embedded camera nodes

  • Activity analysis with duration modelling
    Murtaza Taj
    Multi-camera scene analysis using an object-centric Continuous Distribution Hidden Markov Model (CDHMM)

  • Toward Scalable Information Processing in Visual Sensor Networks
    Erhan Ermis
    Abnormal Behavior Detection and Behavior Matching for Networked Cameras