AVSS will take place in the old city centre of Lecce at walking distance of hotels, workshops and main conference venues. Workshops will be held at Patria Palace Hotel (a luxury five stars hotel) whereas the main Conference will be held at the historical ‘Carl V’ Castle.

At a walking distance from the Castle there are several accommodations: tens of cheap B&B, fourhotels (4 and 5-stars) with a large number of rooms. Moreover, other accommodations are available in a short range from the conference venue.

The Salento region and Lecce are the furthermost strip of land leaning out, toward the Orient, “kissed” by two seas, the Ionian and the Adriatic. A rich land steeped in history and tradition stands testimony to its natural beauty and architecture.

Lecce emerges from this enchanting scenario, with its Baroque, that seduce you with its stunning churches and antiques palaces.

Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality full papers representing original results in all areas of signal-based surveillance.
The final papers are limited to 6 pages in double-column IEEE format, including figures. All manuscripts will be published as IEEE proceedings.

Call for paper

Important date

Draft paper submission deadline
Draft paper acceptance notification
Final paper submission deadline

Submission Topics

AVSS focuses on underlying theory, methods, systems, and applications of surveillance and invites submissions in areas listed below, especially cross-disciplinary and game-changing ones. The list of topics of interest includes, but is not limited to:

Sensor-Centric Processing:

  • Sensors (visible/infrared/3D/mm wave/audio/radio,etc.)  

  • Ground, airborne, satellite based  (fixed/mobile/UAV)

  • Crowdsourcing (cellular, social networks)  

  • Calibration and positioning (GPS, etc.)

  • Communications and networked sensing

  • Distributed Camera Networks and Smart Cameras

Processing, Detection, Tracking & Recognition:

  • Modeling and feature selection  

  • Detection and estimation (change, motion, anomaly, saliency, pattern)  

  • Data association and (multi) target tracking

  • Classification and recognition

  • Multi-modal fusion

Visualization And Interaction Concepts For Surveillance Systems

  • Compression and summarization

  • Archival, search and retrieval

  • Human-computer interfaces

  • isualization algorithms

  • Mobile and distributed interaction

Analytics, Situation Awareness & Decision Making

  • Activity/interaction analysis and monitoring

  • Intention estimation and situation

  • awareness  

  • Crowdsourcing-based methods

  • Cognitive dynamic systems and bio-

  • inspired methods

Security & Privacy

  • Data authenticity  

  • Privacy in surveillance

  • Forensics  

  • Biometrics (standoff, multi-modal,

  • voice, etc.)  

  • Cybersecurity for surveillance (wireless, network, computer)

  • Advanced Biometric at a Distance

Surveillance Systems And Applications

  • Hardware and software architectures  

  • Research prototypes  

  • Simulators  

  • Civilian, industrial, and military

  • Transportation (road, rail, air, maritime)  

  • Performance evaluation


Original contributions in any of the above (or related) areas are being solicited. Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers, up to 6 pages long, including results, figures, tables and references by the due date (see below). Detailed submission instructions will be posted on Paper Submission page in due time. Each submission will be double-blind peer-reviewed by at least two experts. The conference proceedings will be published in IEEE Xplore digital library.

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  • Conference Date

    Aug 29



    Sep 01


  • Apr 05 2017

    Draft paper submission deadline

  • May 15 2017

    Draft Paper Acceptance Notification

  • Jun 12 2017

    Final Paper Deadline

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