AVSS 2007
2007 IEEE International Conference on
Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance
London (United Kingdom) 
                                                     5-7 September 2007




Paper submission

The detailed map of the conference venue is available under Venue
Information for oral and poster presentations is available here
Preliminary program available (see Program)
Registration form available (see Registration)
Accommodation form available (see Housing)

Call for participation

AVSS is the IEEE conference series on video and signal based surveillance. AVSS was started in 1998 (Genoa, Italy). Following meetings were held in 2001 (
Kingston, UK), in 2003 (Miami, USA), in 2005 (Como, Italy), and in 2006 (Sydney, Australia). AVSS 2007 will be held in London on 5-7 September 2007. AVSS is a forum of reference for the field and offers the opportunity to meet and foster collaboration. AVSS has a tradition of participation from the worlds of research, industry, and relevant government agencies. AVSS welcomes contributions in traditional disciplines such as signal processing, image and video processing, audio processing, pattern recognition, and computer vision, and it also gives unique emphasis to cross-disciplinary and visionary papers.

We are pleased to announce that AVSS 2007 will feature the following keynote and overview talks:

Keynote talks
1. Looking at people (Dariu Gavrila, Daimler Chrysler Research & Technology and University of Amsterdam)
2. A journey from signal processing to surveillance (Tsuhan Chen, Carnegie Mellon University)
3. Computer-aided facial reconstruction from skulls (Peter Tu, GE Global Research)
4. Stereo vision and segmentation (Andrew Blake, Microsoft Research)

Overview talks
1. Directions in automatic video analysis technology evaluations at NIST (John Garofolo, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
Technology, applications and innovation in physical security - a Home Office perspective (Andy Coleman, Home Office Scientific Development Branch)
3. Detecting hidden objects: security imaging using millimetre-waves and terahertz (Mike Kemp, Iconal Technology Ltd.)

AVSS 2007 will also feature one challenge and five special sessions:

i-LIDS bag and vehicle detection challenge (Organizer: Paul Hosmer, Home Office Scientific Development Branch)

Special sessions
1. 3D face recognition and novel biometrics (Organizer: Ioannis Kakadiaris, University of Houston)
2. Industrial special session (Organizer: Li-Qun Xu, BT)
3. Vision-based gesture and human action recognition (Organizers: Ioannis Patras, Queen Mary, University of London; Edwin Hancock, The University of York)
4. Video systems for retail applications (Organizer:
Andrew Senior, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)
5. Video tracking in complex scenes (Organizer: Fatih Porikli, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories)

The preliminary program is available here

We are looking forward to welcoming you to London in September!

Andrea Cavallaro
AVSS2007 General Chair


Important dates

Special sessions proposal:                 15 February 2007
Paper submission:                                
22 March 2007 (extended)
Notification to authors:                          15 May 2007
Camera ready papers due:                 
10 June 2007   
Author registration:                                 10 June 2007
Early registration:                                   19 July 2007
Conference dates:                                  5-7 September 2007

Further information

AVSS 2007 web site: http://www.avss2007.org
Contact email: info@avss2007.org  
Conference venue: Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London (United Kingdom).
The Mile End campus is located a mile to the east of the City of London: http://www.qmul.ac.uk


IEEE Computer Society
Technical Committee on Pattern Analysis
and Machine Intelligence (PAMI-TC)



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