ICDSC 2012: 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on

Distributed Smart Cameras

Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2012, Hong Kong

Technological developments in imaging, processing, and networking have created an opportunity for multi-disciplinary approaches to applications based on vision. The extensive availability and use of cameras in various application domains calls for the study of new embedded processing systems and algorithms. After the successful 5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Camera (ICDSC) in Ghent in 2011 and the previous ones in Vienna (2007), Stanford (2008), Como (2009), and Atlanta (2010), the sixth edition of the ICDSC will be held in Hong Kong, where the cultures and traditions of East and West converge into a vibrant cosmopolitan known for, among other things, its diverse offering of food and shopping experiences. The conference will attract researchers from multiple fields such as computer vision, pervasive computing, embedded systems and sensor networks.

Quality papers will be invited for a special issue on "Computational and Smart Cameras" in the IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, scheduled for the June 2013 issue.

The conference guide, including local information, is now available!

Smart camera and network architectures:

  • Camera system designs and architectures
  • Image sensing and processing for smart cameras
  • Architectures and protocols for camera networks
  • Embedded vision programming
  • Image processing with network security

Visual sensor networks:

  • Resource management in camera networks
  • Automatic reconfiguration of sensor networks
  • Wireless and mobile image sensor networks
  • Multi-modal sensor networks
  • Learning and information fusion in sensor network
  • Visual sensor network applications

Distributed computer vision and fusion:

  • Distributed capture and vision processing algorithms
  • 3D scene analysis
  • Multi-view vision for Human-Computer Interfaces
  • Distributed appearance modeling and object view-angle coverage
  • Multi-sensor data aggregation
  • Collaborative extraction, information fusion
  • Image processing with computational and energy constraints

Emerging applications and case studies:

  • Vision-based smart environments
  • Surveillance and tracking applications
  • Distributed multimedia and gaming applications
  • Position discovery and middleware applications
  • Context-aware networks
  • Sports and other emerging applications

The conference invites researchers and industry-based developers to participate in a demo session and present the latest results implemented in related areas. Written material can be submitted as a 2-page demo paper. As with the previous editions, ICDSC 2012 will feature a PhD Forum where students present and defend their research topics and receive feedback from an academic jury.

Accepted papers (including demo and PhD forum papers) will be published and catalogued at IEEEXplore.

Paper submission deadline: June 24, 2012
Special session ("Uses of Smart Cameras/Mobile Devices for Human Well-Being") submission deadline: August 31, 2012
PhD Forum and demo papers deadline: September 3, 2012


The PDF of the "Call for Papers" is available here.

The PDF of the "Call for Papers for the Special Session" is available here.