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Privacy Preservation By Design in Video Content Analysis: Framework Architecture, Algorithms and Impact Assessment PDF Print E-mail
Written by University of Reading   
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 14:38

VideoSense is organising a special session at the DSP 2013.

This special session seeks to open up new perspectives on ways and means whereby privacy-respecting compliance can best be aided through image processing and pattern recognition algorithms and techniques that enhance the privacy protection as an inherent property of the Video Content Analysis process.

The aim is to provide insights relating to the problems of automatic decision making in privacy-aware systems by examining the achievable accuracy of different State-of-the-Art signal processing, pattern recognition and ontology-based techniques and presenting new approaches to enhancing privacy protection capability of such systems as well as assessment of impacts of achievable automated privacy protection levels

Accordingly the proposed special session will also present new image processing and computer vision algorithms as well as frameworks and architectures to be used in privacy-respecting video analytics solutions.

Important Deadlines

Submission of full papers: March 1, 2013

Notification of Acceptance: April 1, 2013

Submission of camera-ready papers: May 1, 2013

Co-Chairs: Prof. Atta Badii, University of Reading, UK; Prof. Touradj Ebrahimi, EPFL, Professor Jean-Luc Dugelay EURECOM, Christian Fedorczak THALES, Diego Fernandez Vazquez ISDEFE, Dr Ivo Keller Technical University Berlin.

Programme Committee: Co-Chairs, Prof Ebroul Izquierdo, Professor Thomas Sikora, Mathieu Einig, Dr Pavel Korshunov, Dr Tomas Piatrik.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 13:44
Clustering Workshop: Privacy By Co-Design in Socio-ethical and Privacy Preserving Surveillance Systems Video-Analytics: Framework Architecture, Algorithms and Impact Assessment PDF Print E-mail
Written by University of Reading   
Wednesday, 30 January 2013 09:33

Brussels Novotel Grand Palace, 22 March 2013, 09.30-17.30

This first clustering workshop on Privacy by Co-Design in socio-ethical and privacy-preserving video-analytics offers an opportunity for exchange of insights arising from the research conducted worldwide on aspects of privacy respecting design of ICT systems and in particular by EU-Funded projects such as VideoSense on privacy respecting approaches an end-to-end processes supporting the design of socially responsible, accountable and self-regulating architectures for surveillance systems video-analytics and their operational deployment.

Participation in the workshop is free and shall be open to all researchers and practitioners with an active interest in the domain such as those working on projects funded under the security research programme and representatives from policing and security agencies.   

Contributions to the programme by way of presentations describing on-going research and/or acting as discussant on any relevant aspect of any of the presentations are welcome. The workshop is expected to feature 8 presentations each of a duration of 1-hour maximum including Q&A and discussions.  Topics of interest include all aspect with a Privacy by Design focus, including the interplay of influences arising from all relevant legal, ethical, societal and technological systems-of-systems that have an upstream or downstream effect on the social and individual perspectives on privacy and how it is valued and can be safe-guarded as well as how this could be best achieved in practice.  

This should include techniques of secure video encoding and privacy protection, mitigation technologies and lead to deeper perspectives on ways and means whereby privacy-respecting compliance can best be aided through the Video Content Analysis and Privacy Impact Analysis and Evaluation.

Those wishing to make presentation should send this to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 10 March 2013, the detailed workshop presentations agenda will be confirmed by 15th March 2013.

Session Co-Chairs: Prof. Atta Badii, Prof. Jean-Luc Dugelay, Prof. Touradj Ebrahimi, Prof. Ebroul Izquierdo, Christian Fedorczak, Prof. Thomas Sikora, Diego Fernandez Vazquez

Programme Committee: Mathieu Einig, Claudia Araimo, Volker Eiselein, Virginia Fernandez, Ivo Keller, Pavel Korshunov, Tomas Piatrik, Tobias Senst

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 10:10
Summer School 2012 - Video Available PDF Print E-mail
Written by University of Reading   
Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:33
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:39
ECCV 2012 Workshop on Information Fusion in Computer Vision for Concept Recognition PDF Print E-mail
Written by University of Reading   
Thursday, 28 June 2012 07:31

VideoSense is co-organizing the 2012 International Workshop on Information Fusion in Computer Vision for Concept Recognition (IFCVCR 2012), to be held in conjunction with the 12th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2012), on Oct 13, 2012, in Firenze, Italy. The workshop will bring together researchers working on wide range of topics related to:

  • Feature (early) fusion for visual content description;
  • Kernel fusion methods;
  • Classifier (late) fusion methods, stacking;
  • Bagging and boosting methods;
  • Multimodal fusion for multimedia tagging ;
  • Feature fusion for object detection, recognition and object tracking
  • Geo-tags and other sensor?based social information fusion
  • Normalisation for fusion;
  • Fusion and dimensionality reduction, PCA, LDA;
  • Contextual fusion, metadata;
  • Hierarchical and community?based fusion;
  • Social media fusion and mining
  • Metric spaces.
  • Legal, ethical and social concepts fusion

The fusion of multiple cues in the whole task of concept recognition in vision and content understanding seems to be promising to increase the performance of concept recognition. The large international community around both, the TRECVID challenge and the MediaEval challenge, has been intensively exploring this subject for many years. The target audience is a mix of these two benchmarking communities and other researchers working in fields of “Computer Vision” and “Multimedia Tagging and Retrieval”.

More details about the workshop can be found on the ECCV website ( and on the workshop website (

Important dates:

  • Paper submission due: July 1st, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: July 31st, 2012
  • Camera-ready paper due: August 8th, 2012
  • Workshop date: October 13th, 2012
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2012 15:43
1st Newsletter published PDF Print E-mail
Written by University of Reading   
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 08:18
The VideoSense Consortium has published its first Newsletter, containing information about the Summer School, the Grand Challenge, and ongoing research projects within the framework of the VideoSense Network of Excellence. You can download the newsletter here. If you would like to receive our next newsletters automatically, please subscribe to our newsletter list on the left hand side of the page. For now, please enjoy the first version.
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2012 12:32
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