7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance

for Security, Safety and Monitoring in Smart Environments

29 August - 1 September, 2010     Boston (USA)

7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance

AVSS 2009 logo

for Security, Safety and Monitoring in Smart Environments

29 August - 1 September, 2010 Boston (USA)

Important dates
  • Special session proposals
    - 5 March 2010
  • Workshop proposals
    - 19 March 2010
  • Paper submission
    - 5 April 2010
  • Notifications to authors
    - 8 June 2010
  • Camera ready papers due
    - 9 July 2010
  • Early registration deadline
    - 9 July 2010
  • Conference - 29 August
    - 1 September, 2010
News rss
  • (09/04/10) Challenge information available
  • (16/04/10) Workshop information available
  • (14/06/10) Registration open
  • (14/06/10) Camera ready information
  • (23/06/10) Final submission extended

Call for papers

The IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance (AVSS) is a forum bringing together participants from the worlds of research, industry and government agencies sharing interest in various forms of surveillance. It was previously held in Genoa, Italy (2009), Santa Fe, USA (2008), London, UK (2007) and Sydney, Australia (2006).

It is financially and technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society (PAMI TC) and IEEE Signal Processing Society (IVMSP TC), with in-kind contributions from Boston University.

AVSS focuses on underlying theory, methods, systems, and applications of surveillance and welcomes contributions in areas listed below; cross-disciplinary and game-changing contributions are of particular interest. The list of topics of interest includes, but is not limited to:

  • Sensors & data fusion
    • Sensor networks
    • Microphone arrays
    • Infrared/milliwave/teraherz/visible/3D imaging
    • Heterogeneous sensor processing
    • Multisensor calibration/association/estimation
    • Distributed/cognitive/bio-inspired data fusion

  • Processing, detection & recognition
    • Multidimensional signal processing
    • Change & motion detection
    • Feature extraction
    • Target tracking
    • Sound, object, scene recognition
    • Pattern recognition & machine learning

  • Analytics, behavior & biometrics
    • Sound, video, multimodal analytics
    • Activity analysis & monitoring
    • Event, situation, behavior, threat modeling/recognition
    • Analysis for static & mobile environments
    • Biometrics: face, iris, fingerprint, ear, gait, voice

  • Data management & human-machine interfaces
    • Metadata management
    • Archival & retrieval
    • Multimodal displays
    • Advanced interfaces & visualization tools
    • Object- & situation-based coding
    • Wireless, mobile interfaces

  • Applications
    • Reactive & preventive environments
    • Integrated physical & cyber security
    • Transports (rail, road, air, maritime)
    • Unmanned vehicles & robotics
    • Ambient intelligence
    • Protection of infrastructures

  • Systems, performances & privacy
    • Industrial, civilian, military systems
    • Research prototypes
    • Hardware & software architectures
    • User requirements
    • Performance evaluation
    • Privacy in surveillance

Paper Submission

Full-length papers, 4-8 pages long, are being solicited. Detailed submission instructions will be posted on the conference website in due time. Each submission will be double-blind peer-reviewed by at least two experts. The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society.

Call for AVSS-NIST Challenge

AVSS 2010 will include a special session covering an open evaluation. Video sequences, provided by NIST and Home Office UK, will be distributed and performance evaluation will be carried out. Motion tracks of a designated people as they traverse a multi-camera field in airport surveillance videos will be judged.

PETS 2010 Workshop

This year Performance Evaluation of Tracking Systems (PETS) workshop will be held in conjunction with the AVSS 2010. PETS is a full-day workshop on Sunday August 29. For participation and contributions contact to James Ferryman.

Call for Workshops

AVSS 2010 will include a number of workshops before the conference on Sunday August 29. Proposals for workshops should be submitted to Andrea Cavallaro by March 19, 2010. Proposals should include the list of authors who have agreed to participate the workshop, the list of organizers, abstract of each paper, and submission deadlines.

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Currently, in its 7th edition, the conference will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the premier academic hubs in the world, at Boston University's Photonics Center.