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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance AVSS 2007

Call for papers

2007 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS)

Session on Video tracking in complex scenes

Tracking moving objects is one of the basic tasks performed by surveillance systems. The target current position and its movement are relevant information to fulfil several applications as activity analysis, objects counting, identification, stolen object detection, etc. Many tracking algorithms have been applied for surveillance applications. However when the scene/situation is complex the performances relevantly decrease affecting consequently further surveillance functionalities. In this domain of application, the complexity of a perceived scene/situation can present multiple aspects as high number of distracting moving targets, multi-sensor video set-up, static and dynamic non stationary occlusions, 24-hours all-weathers outdoor functioning, complex backgrounds.

This special session aims to attract papers that present state of the art methodologies for methods proposed in recent years to improve object tracking performances in complex scenes. We particularly encourage the submission of papers in the following topics:

- Bayesian method for conjunctive multi-target tracking
- kernel-based method for multi-target tracking
- feature-based algorithm for multi-target tracking
- feature selection for tracking
- collaborative trackers
- on-line tracking parameters regulation
- definition of metrics for evaluating the complexity of the scene/situation
- definition of metrics for evaluating the performance of multi-target trackers 
Extended versions of the papers of this special session will be considered for publication in a special issue of  the EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing.

Session Organizer
Fatih Porikli, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (USA)

General chair
Andrea Cavallaro, Queen Mary, University of London 
Technical chair   
Carlo Regazzoni, University of Genoa 

Special sessions chair
Ioannis Pavlidis, University of Houston 

Publication chair
Benoit Macq, Universite' catholique de Louvain (UCL) 

Finance chair       
Alan Pearmain, Queen Mary, University of London 

Practitioner chair
Li-Qun Xu, BT 

Publicity chair    
Murat Kunt, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology 

Registration chair
Huiyu Zhou, Queen Mary, University of London 

Far East liaison  
Mohan Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore 

North America liaison
Tsuhan Chen, Carnegie Mellon University 

Local arrangements chair
Emilio Maggio, Queen Mary, University of London 

Electronic media chair
Murtaza Taj, Queen Mary, University of London


To submit your paper to this special session, please follow this two-step procedure: 

1. submit your paper (in pdf) online here
2. send an email to with 
- subject of the email: Video tracking in complex scenes
- content of the email: title of the paper, list of authors, paper number (assigned by the submission server)

Fatih Porikli, PhD

Principal Member 
Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs