The 13th IEEE Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance (AVSS 2016)

August 24 – 26, 2016

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Call for Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality full papers representing original results in all areas of signal-based surveillance.

The final papers are limited to 6 pages in double-column IEEE format, including figures, excluding references. Optional Page fees will allow up to 8 pages, excluding references. All manuscripts will be published as IEEE proceedings.

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 is sponsored by the IEEE and, in particular, by its two societies, the Signal Processing Society (IVMSP TC) and the IEEE Computer Society (PAMI TC).  There is a main conference as well multiple associated workshops.

AVSS focuses on underlying theory, methods, systems, and applications of surveillance and invites submissions in areas listed below, especially cross-disciplinary and game-changing ones.  The list of topics of interest includes, but is not limited to:

Sensor-Centric Processing

  • 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

Processing, Detection, Tracking & Recognition

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

Visualization and Interaction Concepts for Surveillance Systems

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

Analytics, Situation Awareness & Decision Making

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

Security & Privacy

  • Data authenticity
  • Privacy in surveillance
  • Forensics
  • Biometrics (standoff, multi-modal, voice, etc.)
  • Cybersecurity for surveillance (wireless, network, computer)
  • Advanced Biometric at a Distance

Surveillance Systems and Applications

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

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 by the due date (see below). Detailed submission instructions will be posted on Paper Submission page 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.

Detailed instructions for submissions are available HERE.

Important Dates

Submission of Full Papers April 25, 2016 (23:59:59 PST)
Notification of Acceptance July 10, 2016
Submission of Camera Ready Papers July 24, 2016
Conference August 24 – 26, 2016
Conference August 23, 2016