Call for papers

AVSS is the premier annual international conference in the field of video and signal-based surveillance that brings together experts from academia, industry, and government to advance theories, methods, systems, and applications related to surveillance. AVSS receives technical sponsorship from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology, and in particular from its two largest societies: the IEEE Computer Society (PAMI TC) and the IEEE Signal Processing Society (IVMSP TC).

AVSS will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Kraków in 2013. Since its inception in 1998, AVSS has been steadily growing in both stature and attendance, from about 80+ attendees in the early years to 125 in 2010 (Boston, USA) and 140 in 2011 (Klagenfurt, Austria). The attendance in 2012 in Bejing, China is expected to establish a new record. Attendees from the United States, the European Union (Germany, France, Italy, UK), the Far East (China, Korea, Japan), and Australia form the nucleus of the AVSS community.

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/visible/3D imaging
    • Heterogeneous sensor processing
    • Multisensor calibration
    • Distributed and cognitive 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/behavior modeling and recognition
    • Analysis for static & mobile environments
    • Biometrics
  • 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, performance & privacy
    • Industrial, civilian, military systems
    • Research prototypes
    • Hardware & software architectures
    • User requirements
    • Performance evaluation
    • Privacy in surveillance

Paper Submission

Original contributions in any of the above (or related) areas are being solicited. Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers, up to 6 pages long, including results, figures, tables and references. 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 in IEEE Xplore digital library.