Third ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC 2009)

30 August - 2 September, 2009     Como (Italy)

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Sunday, August 30, 2009
08:00 - 09:00Registration, PhD forum posters up on boards
09:00 - 11:00Tutorial: Multiple cameras in smart rooms: analysis strategies, Josep R. Casas
11:00 - 11:20Break
11:20 - 12:20Tutorial: Multimodal human-centered vision systems (part I), Nicu Sebe
12:20 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:30Tutorial: Multimodal human-centered vision systems (part II), Hamid Aghajan
14:30 - 16:30 Tutorial: Multi-camera and distributed video surveillance, Rita Cucchiara
16:30 - 16:50Break
16:50 - 18:30PhD Forum
Monday, August 31, 2009
08:00 - 09:00Registration, posters up on boards
09:00 - 09:10Welcome
09:10 - 10:00 Keynote: Urban Surveillance Networks: a challenge for video analytics technologies, Arun Hampapur
10:00 - 10:20Break
10:20 - 12:00Oral Session Mon AM: Smart Environments and 3D Scene Analysis
12:00 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:40Poster Sessions:Surveillance and Tracking, Camera Networks, Distributed and Collaborative Signal Processing
14:40 - 16:00Oral Session Mon PM: Surveillance and Tracking
16:00 - 16:20Break
16:20 - 18:00Challenge Session
18:30 - 21:00Welcome Reception at Villa Olmo
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
08:00 - 09:00Registration, posters up on boards
09:00 - 10:00Keynote: Multi-sensor coordination and control Mohan Kankanhalli
10:00 - 10:20Break
10:20 - 12:00Oral Session Tue AM: Architectures and Protocols for Camera Networks
12:00 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 15:00Poster Sessions: Surveillance and Tracking, Camera Network Topology, Embedded Smart Cameras
15:00 - 16:00ICDSC Panel
16:00 - 16:20Break
16:20 - 18:00Special Session: Activity Monitoring by Multi-Camera Systems
18:00 - 23:00Banquet: boat trip on Lake Como followed by a dinner with regional specialities at "Il Vapore" in Torno
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
08:00 - 09:00Registration
09:00 - 10:00Keynote: PANOPTIC: An Omnidirectional Multi-Aperture Visual Sensor, Pierre Vandergheynst
10:00 - 10:20Break
10:20 - 12:00Oral Session Wed AM: Camera Network Topology
12:00 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 15:10Special Session: Embedded Techniques for Smart Cameras
15:10 - 15:30Break
15:30 - 16:30Special Session: Advances in Coding for Distributed Camera Networks
16:30 - 17:30Special Session: Collaborative Signal Processing for Distributed Systems


Detailed Programme

Sunday, August 30, 2009

08:00 - 09:00: Registration, PhD forum posters up on boards

09:00 - 11:00: Tutorial - Multiple cameras in smart rooms: analysis strategies, Josep R. Casas

11:00 - 11:20: Break

11:20 - 12:20: Tutorial - Multimodal human-centered vision systems (part I), Nicu Sebe

12:20 - 13:30: Lunch

13:30 - 14:30: Tutorial - Multimodal human-centered vision systems (part II), Hamid Aghajan

14:30 - 16:30: Tutorial - Multi-camera and distributed video surveillance, Rita Cucchiara

16:30 - 16:50: Break

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16.50 - 18:30: Phd forum

Probabilistic Surveillance with Multiple Active Cameras
Eric Sommerlade and Ian Reid.
University of Oxford
Calibrating and using the Global Network of Outdoor Webcams
Nathan Jacobs and Robert Pless.
Washington University in St. Louis
Hierarchical Feature Scheme for Object Recognition in Visual Sensor Networks
Vildana Sulic, Janez Pers, Matej Kristan and Stanislav Kovacic.
University of Ljubljana
Competing Agents for Distributed Object-Tracking in Smart Camera Networks
Uwe Jaenen, Joerg Haehner and Christian Mueller-Schloer.
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Flexible Clustering in Smart Camera Networks
Bernhard Dieber1 and Bernhard Rinner2.
1Austrian Institute of Technology, 2Klagenfurt University
Multiple Camera Management using Wide Base-line Matching
Ruan Lakemond, Clinton Fookes and Sridha Sridharan.
Queensland University of Technology
Keypoints-based Background Model and Foreground Pedestrians Extraction for Future Smart Cameras
Omar Hamdoun and Fabien Moutarde.
Mines ParisTech
Non Supervised Learning of Human Activities in Visual Sensor Networks
Rodrigo Cilla, Miguel A. Patricio, Antonio Berlanga and Jose M. Molina.
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
A Distributed Architecture for Object Tracking Across Intelligent Vision Sensor Network With Constrained Resources
Joshua Goshorn.
University of California, San Diego
Dempster-Shafer Based Camera Contribution Evaluation for Task Assignment in Vision Networks
Marleen Morbee1, Linda Tessens1, Wilfried Philips1 and Hamid Aghajan2.
1TELIN - IPI - IBBT, Ghent University, 2Stanford University

Monday, August 31, 2009

08:00 - 09:00: Registration, posters up on boards

09:10 - 10:00: Keynote - Urban Surveillance Networks: a challenge for video analytics technologies, Arun Hampapur

10:00 - 10:20: Break

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10:20 - 12:00: Oral Session Mon AM - Smart Environments and 3D Scene Analysis

Detecting Interleaved Sequences and Groups in Camera Streams for Human Behavior Sensing
Athanasios Bamis, Jia Fang and Andreas Savvides.
Yale University
Multiple-View Object Recognition in Band-Limited Distributed Camera Networks
Allen Yang, Subhransu Maji, C. Mario Christoudias, Trevor Darrell, Jitendra Malik and Shankar Sastry.
University of California, Berkeley
View-Invariant Full-Body Gesture Recognition via Multilinear Analysis of Voxel Data
Bo Peng, Gang Qian and Stjepan Rajko.
Arizona State University
PEM-ID: Identifying People by Gait-Matching using Cameras and Wearable Accelerometers
Thiago Teixeira, Deokwoo Jung, Gershon Dublon and Andreas Savvides.
Yale University
A Distributed Camera System for Multi-Resolution Surveillance
Nicola Bellotto1, Eric Sommerlade1, Ben Benfold1, Charles Bibby1, Ian Reid1, Daniel Roth2, Charles Fernandez3, Luc Van Gool2 and Jordi Gonzalez3.
1University of Oxford, 2ETH Zurich, 3Computer Vision Centre, Bellaterra, Spain

12:20 - 13:30: Lunch

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13:30 - 14:40: Poster Sessions

Surveillance and Tracking

Continuously Evolvable Bayesian Nets for Human Action Analysis in Video
Nirmalaya Ghosh, Bir Bhanu and Giovanni Denina.
University of California at Riverside
Autonomous Real-time Surveillance System with Distributed IP Cameras
Kofi Appiah1, Andrew Hunter1, Jonathan Owens1, Philip Aiken2 and Katrina Lewis2.
1University of Lincoln, SecuraCorp2
A Random Projections Model for Object Tracking under Variable Pose and Multi-Camera Views
Grigorios Tsagkatakis and Andreas Savakis.
Rochester Institute of Technology
Dependable Integrated Surveillance Systems for the Physical Security of Metro Railways
Francesco Flammini1, Concetta Pragliola1, Giovanni Bocchetti1 and Alfio Pappalardo2.
1Ansaldo STS Italy, 2CeRICT - Centro Regionale Information Communication Technology S.c.r.l.
Covariance Descriptors on Moving Regions for Human Detection in Very Complex Outdoor Scenes
Giovanni Gualdi, Andrea Prati and Rita Cucchiara.
Univ. of Modena and Reggio Emilia
An Efficient System for Vehicle Tracking in Multi-Camera Networks
Michael Dixon, Nathan Jabobs and Robert Pless.
Washington University
Online Video Synthesis for Removing Occluding Objects using Multiple Uncalibrated Cameras via Plane Sweep Algorithm
Takahide Hosokawa, Songkran Jarusirisawad and Hideo Saito.
Keio University
Surveillance of Robots using Multiple Colour or Depth Cameras with Distributed Processing
Markus Fischer and Dominik Henrich.
Universität Bayreuth
Person Tracking in Camera Networks using Graph-Based Bayesian Inference
Florian van de Camp1, Keni Bernardin2 and Rainer Stiefelhagen1,2.
1Fraunhofer IITB, 2Universität Karlsruhe

Camera Networks

A 3D Object Model for Wireless Camera Networks with Network Constraints
Fanyu Kong and Jindong Tan.
Michigan Technological University
A Distributed Camera Network Architecture Supporting Video Adaptation
Razib Iqbal, Saurabh Ratti and Shervin Shirmohammadi.
University of Ottawa
A Pervasive Smart Camera Network Architecture applied for Multi-Camera Object Classification
Wolfgang Schriebl, Thomas Winkler, Andreas Starzacher and Bernhard Rinner.
Klagenfurt University

Distributed and Collaborative Signal Processing

Super-resolution Based on Blind Deconvolution using Similarity of Power Spectra
Toshihisa Tanaka1, Ryo Miyamoto2 and Rachel Mabanag Chong1
1Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2Nara Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Improved View Interpolation for Side Information in Multiview Distributed Video Coding
Shinya Shimizu, Yoshihide Tonomura, Hideaki Kimata and Yoshimitsu Ohtani.
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Performance Evaluation of Two State of the Art DVC Codecs
N. Anantrasirichai1, D. Agrafiotis1, M. Ouaret2, F. Dufaux2 and T. Ebrahimi2.
1University of Bristol, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne2
Conditioning Multimodal Information for Smart Environments
David Looney1, Tomasz M. Rutkowski2, Alla Heidenreich3, Dagmar Beyer3, Naveed Rehman1 and Danilo Mandic1.
1Imperial College London, 2RIKEN Brain Science Institute, 3Siemens AG

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14:40 - 16:00: Oral Session Mon PM - Surveillance and Tracking

Target Detection and Counting using a Progressive Certainty Map in Distributed Visual Sensor Networks
Mahmut Karakaya and Hairong Qi.
University of Tennessee
Metric Learning for Semi-Supervised Clustering of Region Covariance Descriptors
Ravishankar Sivalingam, Vassilios Morellas, Daniel Boley and Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Efficient Approximate Foreground Detection for Low-Resource Devices
Linda Tessens1, Marleen Morbee1, Richard Kleihorst2, Hamid Aghajan3 and Wilfried Philips1.
1Ghent University, 2VITO NV, 3Stanford University
Bayesian Formulation of Image Patch Matching using Cross-correlation
Hakan Ardo and Kalle Åström.
Lund University

16:00 - 16:20: Break

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16:20 - 18:00: Challenge Session

Multi-camera Track-before-detect
Murtaza Taj and Andrea Cavallaro.
Queen Mary University of London
Sport Players Detection and Tracking With a Mixed Network of Planar and Omnidirectional Cameras
Alexandre Alahi1, Yannick Boursier1, Laurent Jacques2 and Pierre Vandergheynst1.
Ecole 1Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 2Université catholique de Louvain
Detection and Recognition of Sports(wo)men from Multiple Views
Damien Delannay, Nicolas Danhier and Christophe De Vleeschouwer.
Université catholique de Louvain
Template Matching Based Tracking of Players in Indoor Team Sports
Emad Monier, Per Wilhelm and Ulrich Rückert.
University of Paderborn
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

08:00 - 9:00: Registration, posters up on boards

09:00 - 10:00: Keynote - Multi-sensor coordination and control, Mohan Kankanhalli

10:00 - 10:20: Break

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10:20 - 12:00: Oral Session Tue AM - Architectures and Protocols for Camera Networks

VideoWeb: Design of a Wireless Camera Network for Real-time Monitoring of Activities
Hoang Nguyen, Bir Bhanu, Ankit Patel and Ramiro Diaz.
University of California, Riverside
PTZ Camera Network Reconfiguration
Claudio Piciarelli, Christian Micheloni and Gian Luca Foresti.
University of Udine
Planning Ahead for PTZ Camera Assignment and Handoff
Faisal Qureshi1 and Demetri Terzopoulos2.
1University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2University of California, Los Angeles
Localization of Distributed Wireless Cameras
Nadeem Anjum and Andrea Cavallaro.
Queen Mary University of London
Distributed Calibration of Camera Sensor Networks
Ehsan Elhamifar and Rene Vidal.
Johns Hopkins University

12:00 - 13:30: Lunch

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13:30 - 15:00: Poster Sessions

Surveillance and Tracking

Recognizing Activities from Context and Arm Pose using Finite State Machines
Thiago Teixeira, Deokwoo Jung, Gershon Dublon and Andreas Savvides.
Yale University
Tracking in Sparse Multi-Camera Setups using Stereo Vision
Gwenn Englebienne, Tim van Oosterhout and Ben Kröse.
University of Amsterdam
Surprisal-aware Scheduling of PTZ Cameras
Henry Detmold, Anton van den Hengel, Anthony Dick, Christopher Madden, Alex Cichowski and Rhys Hill.
University of Adelaide
3D Localization of Projected Objects for Surveillance
Sunghoon Jung, Dowon Jang and Minhwan Kim.
Pusan National University
Semantic Browsing of Video Surveillance Databases through Online Generic Indexing
Denis Marraud, Benjamin Cepas and Liver Reithler.
EADS Innovation Works
Face Tracking and Recognition by using Omnidirectional Sensor Network
Yuzuko Utsumi and Yoshio Iwai.
Osaka University
Resolution Mosaic-based Smart Camera for Video Surveillance
Mohammed Abdel-Megeed Salem1, Kristian Klaus2, Frank Winkler2 and Beate Meffert2.
1Ain Shams University, 2Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
Color Brightness Transfer Function Evaluation for Non overlapping Multi Camera Tracking
Tiziana D'Orazio, Pier Luigi Mazzeo and Paolo Spagnolo.
Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation, Italy

Camera Network Topology

Unsupervised Camera Network Structure Estimation Based on Activity
Pierre Clarot1, Erhan Ermis2, Pierre-Marc Jodoin1 and Saligrama Venkatesh2.
1Université de Sherbrooke, 2Boston University
A Framework for Determining Overlap in Large Scale Networks
Anton van den Hengel, Henry Detmold, Christopher Madden, Anthony Dick, Alex Cichowski and Rhys Hill.
University of Adelaide
Efficient Topology Calibration and Object Tracking with Distributed Pan Tilt Cameras
Norimichi Ukita, Kunihito Terashita and Masatsugu Kidode.
Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Joint Spatial-temporal Alignment of Networked Cameras
Chia-Yeh Lee1, Tsuhan Chen1, Ming-Yu Shih2 and Shiaw-Shian Yu2.
1Cornell University, 2Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan

Embedded Smart Cameras

Adaptive Power Control for Solar Harvesting Multimodal Wireless Smart Camera
Michele Magno1, Davide Brunelli1, Lothar Thiele2 and Luca Benini1.
1Universitá di Bologna, 2Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Abnormal Motion Detection in a Real-time Smart Camera System
Mona Akbarniai Tehrani1, Richard Kleihorst2, Peter Meijer2 and Lambert Spaanenburg1.
1Lund Technical University, 2NXP Research
Resource-efficient Acceleration of 2-Dimensional Fast Fourier Transform Computations on FPGAs
Hojin Kee1, Shuvra S. Bhattacharyya1, Newton Petersen2 and Jacob Kornerup2.
1University of Maryland, 2National Instruments Corp.

15:00 - 16:00: ICDSC Panel

16:00 - 16:20: Break

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16:20 - 18:00: Special Session - Activity Monitoring by Multi-Camera Systems

Distributed and Lightweight Multi-Camera Human Activity Classification
Gaurav Srivastava, Hidekazu Iwaki, Johnny Park and Avinash C. Kak.
Purdue University
Detection of Composite Events Spanning Multiple Camera Views with Wireless Embedded Smart Cameras
Youlu Wang, Senem Velipasalar and Mauricio Casares.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Human Interaction Analysis Based on Walking Pattern Transitions
Hitoshi Habe, Kazuhisa Honda and Masatsugu Kidode.
Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Multi-Camera Tracking on a Graph using Markov Chain Monte Carlo
Honggab Kim, Justin Romberg and Wayne Wolf.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Automatic Camera Selection for Activity Monitoring in a Multi-camera System for Tennis
Philip Kelly, Ciarán Ó Conaire, Chanyul Kim and Noel OConnor.
Dublin City University

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

08:00 - 09:00: Registration

09:00 - 10:00: Keynote - PANOPTIC: An Omnidirectional Multi-Aperture Visual Sensor, Pierre Vandergheynst

10:00 - 10:20: Break

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10:20 - 12:00: Oral Session Wed AM: Camera Network Topology

Optimal Sensor Placement for Surveillance of Large Spaces
S. Indu1, Santanu Chaudhury2, Nikhil R Mittal1 and Asok Bhattacharyya1.
1Delhi College of Engineering, 2IIT Delhi
Efficient Camera Selection Strategy for Multiple Objects Association
Shung Han Cho1, Sangjin Hong1 and We-Duke Cho2.
1Stony Brook University, 2Ajou University
A Knowledge-based Camera Selection Approach for Object Tracking in Large Sensor Networks
Eduardo Monari and Kristian Kroschel.
Fraunhofer Institute for Information and Data Processing IITB
Robust Construction of the Camera Network Complex for Topology Recovery
Edgar Lobaton, Ram Vasudevan, Shankar Sastry and Ruzena Bajcsy.
University of California Berkeley
Redundancy Removal through Semantic Neighbor Selection in Visual Sensor Networks
Yang Bai and Hairong Qi.
The University of Tennessee

12:00 - 13:30: Lunch

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13:30 - 15:10: Special Session: Embedded Techniques for Smart Cameras

Implementation of Canny Edge Detection on the WiCa SmartCam Architecture
Bert Geelen1,3, Francis Deboeverie2,3 and Peter Veelaert2,3.
1SSET, Interuniversity Microelectronics Center, 2University College Ghent, 3IBBT
Mapping Schemes of Image Recognition Tasks onto Highly Parallel SIMD/MIMD Processors
Shorin Kyo, Shohei Nomoto and Shin'ichiro Okazaki.
NEC Corporation
DSPcam: A Camera Sensor System for Surveillance Networks
Arvind Kandhalu, Anthony Rowe and Ragunathan (Raj) Rajkumar.
Carnegie Mellon University
An Efficient Background Estimation Algorithm for Embedded Smart Cameras
Vikas Reddy, Conrad Sanderson, Brian Lovell and Abbas Bigdeli.
NICTA, The University of Queensland
Face Detection System Design For Real Time High Resolution Smart Camera
Yasir Mohd Mustafah1,2, Abbas Bigdeli1, Amelia Wong Azman1,2 and Brian Lovell1,2.
1The University of Queensland, 2National ICT Australia

15:10 - 15:30: Break

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15:30 - 16:30: Special Session: Advances in Coding for Distributed Camera Networks

An Extension of the AVC file format for Video Surveillance
James Annesley1, Gero Bäse2, James Orwell1 and Houari Sabirin3.
1Kingston University, 2Siemens AG, 3Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Image Interpolation with Dense Disparity Estimation in MultiView Distributed Video Coding
Wided Miled, Thomas Maugey, Marco Cagnazzo and Béatrice Pesquet-Popescu.
Télécom ParisTech
Compressed Domain Aided Analysis of Traffic Surveillance Videos
Christian Kaes1, Mathieu Brulin1,2, Henri Nicolas1 and Christophe Maillet1,2.
1University of Bordeaux I, 2ADACIS Sarl

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16:30 - 17:30: Special Session: Collaborative Signal Processing for Distributed Systems

A Comparison of Techniques for Camera Selection and Handoff in a Video Network
Yiming Li and Bir Bhanu.
University of California at Riverside
A Multi Camera System for Soccer Player Performance Evaluation
Marco Leo1, Tiziana D'Orazio1 and Mohan Trivedi2.
1Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation, Italy, 1University of California San Diego
Joint Estimation of Offset Parameters and High-resolution Images via L1-norm Minimization Principle
Akira Hirabayashi.
Yamaguchi University