ICDP 2009

Call for Papers
Information for Authors
Sponsorship/ Exhibition

Call for Papers

The call for papers is now closed, but this page has been left here for documentation purposes.

The conference papers will be published by the IET and made available online via the IET Digital Library and the IEEE/IET Electronic Library (available on IEEE Xplore). The conference papers will also be indexed by INSPEC.

Authors of exceptional papers may be invited to submit extended versions to be considered for publication in a journal (e.g. IET's Computer Vision, Special Issue IEEE TSMC-C on Pattern Recognition for Anti-Terrorism Application, etc.) and/or book. There will be delegate fee discounts for authors, students and members of the IET/IEEE/BMVA/UKIVA and other sponsoring organisations.

Crime and anti-social behaviour have a significant cost for society and business alike. Just in the UK anti-social behaviour alone accounts annually for around £3.3 billion of taxpayers‘ money with incidents of graffiti and vandalism estimated to cost around £600 million/p.a. Surveillance systems of all kinds are thus being increasingly deployed in public and private locations serving as deterrence and/or for information gathering. World events have once again highlighted the vulnerability of public spaces to attacks. However, there are serious limitations to the use of conventional monitoring systems where human operators are asked to survey a large number of cameras with a wide geographical coverage or go through enormous amounts of recorded material. Computer-based technologies are increasingly becoming researched in what is becoming popularly known as video analytics, propelled by recent advances in processing power, fixed and wireless IP-networking technologies, volume storage, cheap cameras, etc. The realisation of such advances into working systems can have a major impact on society but also on individual liberty. This conference follows the successful IDSS (Intelligent Distributed Surveillance Systems) events held in 2003 and 2004 and ICDP 2005 and 2006, to bring together researchers, industry, end-users, law-enforcing agencies and citizens groups to share experiences and explore areas where additional research and development are needed, identify possible collaboration and consider the societal impact of such technologies. Full papers are invited on all aspects of Imaging Surveillance technologies, from academia, industry, NGOs and others, to be selected for oral presentations or posters through a peer-review system. An indicative, not exclusive, list of relevant topics is:

  • Surveillance Systems and solutions (system architecture aspects, operational procedures, usability, scalability)
  • Multi-camera systems
  • Information fusion (e.g. from visible and infrared cameras, microphone arrays etc)
  • Learning systems, Cognitive Systems Engineering and video mining
  • Robust computer vision algorithms (24/7 operation under variable conditions, object tracking, multi-camera algorithms, behaviour analysis and learning, scene segmentation)
  • Human Machine Interfaces, Human Systems Engineering and Human Factors
  • Compression, authentication, watermarking
  • Metadata generation, video database indexing, searching and browsing
  • Embedded systems, surveillance middleware
  • Gesture and posture analysis and recognition
  • Biometrics (including face recognition)
  • Forensics and crime scene reconstruction
  • Wireless and location-dependent services
  • X-Ray and terahertz scanning
  • Case studies (shopping malls, railway stations, airport lounges, bank branches, etc)
  • Data protection, civil liberties and social exclusion issues
Paper submission timetable

31 August 2009 (closed) Submission of full papers (6 pages)
23 October 2009 (ready) Notification of acceptance
06 November 2009 (closed) Submission of camera-ready papers

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(c) Website: Sergio A Velastin/IET, 2009