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Special Session
Special Session on
Multimodal Security and Surveillance Analytics
 - MUSESUAN 2014

28 August, 2014 - Vienna, Austria

Within the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications - SIGMAP 2014


Atta Badii
University of Reading
United Kingdom

Brief Bio
Atta Badii, Senior Professor of Secure Pervasive Technologies is the founding director of the Intelligent Systems Research Laboratory at the University of Reading and Hon. He is a Distinguished Professor of Systems Engineering and Digital Innovation, University of Cordoba. He has over 25 years of multi-disciplinary academic and industrial research experience both in industry (e.g. Schlumberger Technologies) and academia. He has over 200 publications to date and has served on various editorial and research steering boards as coordinator and expert e.g. as the Chair of the Security Architectures and Virtualisation Paradigms Taskforce of the European RoadMap Project SECURIST, the Director of The European Video-Analytics Network of Excellence for Socio-ethical and Privacy-respecting Video-Analytics (VideoSense), and, the Coordinator of the European Observatory for Crowd-Sourcing (ScieCafe2.0). He has contributed to over 25 large collaborative projects to date and has secured more than 190 Million Euro in funding through project and research grants.


Automated video surveillance and security systems that make use of video analytics have been gaining the attention of increasing scientific and commercial interest. A particularly interesting as well as challenging topic area is the integration of video surveillance analytics with other sources of security intelligence and information. Interest in such an integration arises from the need to achieve a unified operational view without losing relevance or timeliness of information provisioning. The aim of this MUSESUAN 2014 special session is to connect video analytics research as a prime area of relevant research with other relevant areas. The special session is organised by members of the MOSAIC EU FP7 research project, which is concerned with multimodal surveillance and security analytics.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Representation of multimodal surveillance and security analytics
  • Integration of multimodal surveillance and security analytics
  • Video analytics techniques including modeling and feature detection, change detection, motion detection, object detection, crowd detection, crowd analysis and data association and tracking
  • Activity recognition
  • Multi-camera video analytics
  • Video entity recognition including identification based on biometrics and unique identifiers such as number plates
  • Law enforcement decision support systems
  • Decision support based on multimodal surveillance and security analytics
  • Integrated visualisation of multimodal surveillance and security analytics
  • Named-entity recognition and entity linking
  • Relationship, fact and event extraction
  • Criminal network analysis
  • Crime data mining
  • Text mining techniques for crime detection
  • Speech analysis techniques for crime detection


Paper Submission: June 12, 2014 (expired)
Authors Notification: June 26, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: July 10, 2014 (expired)


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines and Templates.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at: http://www.insticc.org/Primoris


All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


SIGMAP Special Sessions - MUSESUAN 2014
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