ICDSC 2012: 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on

Distributed Smart Cameras

Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2012, Hong Kong



Details of the program will be announced in due course. Meanwhile, we have invited three keynote speakers for the conference:


Prof Klara Nahrstedt

Prof. Klara Nahrste dtKlara Nahrstedt is the Ralph M. and Catherine V. Fisher Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Computer Science Department. She is the recipient of the Early NSF Career Award, the Junior Xerox Award, the IEEE Communication Society Leonard Abraham Award for Research Achievements, the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award, the University Scholar Award and the Humboldt Research Award. She was the editor-in-chief of the ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems Journal (2000-2007), associate editor of ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (2005-now), associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security, general co-chair of ACM Multimedia 2006, general chair of ACM NOSSDAV 2007, general chair of IEEE PerCom 2009, and Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor (2002-2011). She was elected to serve as the chair of the ACM SIG Multimedia (2007-2013). Prof. Nahrstedt received her BA in mathematics from Humboldt University, Berlin, in 1984, and M.Sc. degree in numerical analysis from the same university in 1985. She was a research scientist in the Institute for Informatik in Berlin until 1990. In 1995 she received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Computer and Information Science. She is the member of ACM and IEEE Fellow.


Prof Ronald Chung

Prof Ronald ChungRonald Chung is with the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) as the Chairman and Professor of the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering and Director of the Computer Vision Laboratory (CVL). He received BSEE from the University of Hong Kong and PhD from University of Southern California (USC). His research interest is primarily computer vision, which is about how three-dimensional information including shape and motion of objects could be inferred from images through vision cues like stereo, visual motion, boundary, shading, and others. He also studies the application of computer vision to robotics, object recognition, security, wide-field-of-view imaging, graphics, and intelligent transportation systems. He has served the academic community in various capacities including the 2001-2003 chairman of the IEEE Joint Chapter on Robotics and Automation Society and Control Systems Society of Hong Kong. He has also been Guest Professor of Nanjing University of Astronautics and Aeronautics (Nanjing, CHINA) and of Shanghai Jiaotong University (Shanghai, CHINA) since 2002 and 2006 respectively. He was the recipient of the 2005 Exemplary Teaching Award of the Engineering Faculty of CUHK. He and his graduate student Ming Zhao received the "2008 Piero Zamperoni Paper Award" presented biennially by IAPR (International Association of Pattern Recognition).


Prof Yi Ma

Discovering Low-dimensional Structures from Massive Visual Data?

Dr. Yi MaYi Ma is the research manager for the Visual Computing Group at Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China. He received Bachelors degree in Automation and Applied Mathematics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1995. He received an Master degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) in 1997, a second Master degree in Mathematics in 2000, and the Ph.D. degree in EECS in 2000, all from the University of California at Berkeley. From 2000 to 2011, he served as a tenured associated professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he now holds an Adjunct Professorship. He also serves as a research associate professor both in the Decision & Control Group of the Coordinated Science Laboratory and in the Image Formation & Processing Group of the Beckman Institute. He was a visiting senior researcher at the Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China in fall 2006 and a visiting professor at EECS Department of UC Berkeley in spring 2007. From January 2012, he also holds a Guest Professorship at the Univeristy of Science and Technology of China. He was an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI) from 2007 to 2011. He is now the associate editor for the International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV) and the journal on Information and Inference (a Journal of the IMA). He has also served as the chief guest editor for special issues for the Proceedings of IEEE and the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He serves as Area Chair for NIPS 2011 and ICCV 2011 (Spain), Program Chair for ICCV 2013 (Australia), and General Chair for ICCV 2015 (Chile).