The 16th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance (AVSS 2019)

September 18-21 2019

Taipei, Taiwan

Call for Papers


IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance (AVSS) is the leading conference venue for the underlying theory, methods, systems, and applications of video and signal based surveillance. AVSS invites submissions in areas listed below, especially on cross-disciplinary and game-changing subjects. The list of topics of interest includes, but is not limited to:


  • Sensors (visible/infrared/3D/mm wave/audio/radio, etc.)
  • Ground, airborne, satellite based (fixed/mobile /UAV)
  • Crowdsourcing (cellular/social networks)
  • Calibration and positioning (GPS, etc.)
  • Communications and networked sensing
  • Distributed camera networks and smart cameras
  • Participatory sensing


  • Modelling and feature selection
  • Detection and estimation (change/motion/anomaly/saliency/pattern)
  • Data association and (multi) target tracking
  • Classification and recognition
  • Multi-modal fusion


  • Compression and summarization
  • Archival, search and retrieval
  • Human-computer interfaces
  • Visualization algorithms
  • Mobile and distributed interaction


  • Activity/interaction analysis and monitoring
  • Intention estimation and situation awareness
  • Crowdsourcing-based methods
  • Cognitive dynamic systems and bio-inspired methods


  • Data authenticity
  • Privacy in surveillance
  • Attacks on surveillance vulnerabilities
  • Forensics
  • Biometrics (standoff, multi-modal, voice, etc.)
  • Cybersecurity for surveillance (wireless, network, computer)
  • Advanced biometrics at a distance


  • Hardware and software architectures
  • Research prototypes
  • Simulators
  • Civilian, industrial, and military
  • Transportation (road, rail, air, maritime)
  • Performance evaluation

Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality full papers representing original results in all areas of video and signal-based surveillance. Submissions and final papers are limited to eight pages in double-column IEEE format, including figures, tables, and references. Accepted papers are published in the conference proceedings that will be also available in the IEEE Xplore digital library.

Opportunity for CVIU Special Issue Publication

High quality AVSS’19 papers (including the best papers) will be invited for submission to a Special Issue of Elsevier Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU) journal, which will go through the CVIU review process.

Important Dates

  • Preliminary Abstract Submission:  Wednesday May 22, 2019 (23:59:59 PST)
  • Submission of Full Papers: Sunday May 26, 2019 (23:59:59 PST)
  • Notification of Acceptance: Monday July 1, 2019
  • Submission of Camera-Ready Papers: July 15, 2019
  • Conference: September 18-21, 2019


Please contact the AVSS 2019 Organization Committee at Your inquiry will be handled or forwarded to the proper chairs.

General Chairs

  • Rama Chellappa
    University of Maryland, College Park, USA
  • Ming-Hsuan Yang
    University of California at Merced, USA
  • Hanseok Ko
    Korea University, Seoul, South Korea

Honorary Chair

  • Dana Tai
    President, University of Taipei, Taiwan

Program Chairs

  • Ming-Ching Chang
    SUNY Albany, USA
  • Jun-Wei Hsieh
    National Taiwan Ocean Univ., Taiwan

Financial Chair

  • Jun-Wei Hsieh
    National Taiwan Ocean Univ., Taiwan

Publicity Chair

  • Siwei LyuSiwei Lyu
    SUNY Albany, USA

Local Chair

  • Chun-Ming TsaiChun-Ming Tsai
    University of Taipei, Taiwan

Publication Chair

  • Paolo SpagnoloPaolo Spagnolo
    CNR, Italy

Workshop Chair

  • Cosimo Distante
    CNR, Italy

Challenge Chairs

  • James Ferryman
    University of Reading, UK
  • Chen-Kuo Chiang
    National Chung Cheng Univ, Taiwan

Tutorial Chair

  • Chang-Tsun Li
    Univ of Warwick, UK
    Deakin University, Australia

Industrial Liaison

  • Peter Tu
    GE Global Research, USA
  • Guangliang Zhao
    GE Global Research, USA
  • Liangliang Cao
    Google, UMass Amherst, USA

Europe Liaisons

  • Francois Bremond
    INRIA, France
  • James Ferryman
    University of Reading, UK

America Liaison

  • Vishal Patel
    Johns Hopkins University, USA

Asia Liaison

  • Wei Qi Yan
    Auckland Univ of Tech, New Zealand
  • Honggang Qi
    UCAS, China

Area Chairs

Analytics, Situation Awareness & Decision-Making

  • Y.-C. Frank Wang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • Wei-Chen Chiu (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)

Processing, Detection, Tracking & Recognition

  • Li Erran Li (, USA)
  • Robinson Piramuthu (eBay, USA)

Security & Privacy

  • Siwei Lyu (SUNY Albany, USA)

Sensor-Centric Processing

  • Senem Velipasalar (Syracuse University, USA)
  • Zhe Hu (Hikvision, USA)

Surveillance Systems and Applications

  • Dawei Du (SUNY Albany, USA)
  • Ming-Ching Chang (SUNY Albany, USA)

Visualization and Interaction Concepts for Surveillance Systems

  • Jia-Bin Huang (Virginia Tech, USA)
  • Yi-Hsuan Tsai (NEC Labs, USA)