Fourth ACM/IEEE International Conference on

Distributed Smart Cameras

Recent 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 and distributed processing systems and algorithms. After the successful meetings in Vienna (2007), Stanford (2008) and Como (2009), the fourth edition of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras will be held in Atlanta. The conference will attract researchers from multiple fields such as computer vision, pervasive computing, embedded systems and sensor networks.


Contributions are expected in, but not limited to, the following areas:

Smart camera and network architectures:

  • Camera node architectures
  • Image sensing techniques for smart cameras
  • Architectures and protocols for camera networks
  • Embedded vision programming

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

Distributed computer vision and fusion:

  • Distributed vision processing algorithms
  • 3D scene analysis
  • Multi-view vision for Human-Computer Interfaces (HCI)
  • Distributed appearance modelling
  • Multi-sensor data fusion
  • Collaborative feature extraction, data and information fusion

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. A challenge session will showcase developments in the use of smart phones in collaborative vision or multi-modal sensor fusion applications.

Accepted papers will be published and catalogued at IEEEXplore. Authors of high-quality articles will be invited to submit extended version to special issues in ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems and Image and Vision Computing, respectively.

As with the previous editions, ICDSC 2010 will also feature a PhD Forum program where students present and defend their research topics and receive feedback from a panel of faculty.