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SPATIO-TEMPORAL IMAGE PROCESSING AND VISUAL SURVEILLANCE
University of Southern California One-Day Workshop

Organized by Dr. Alexander G. Tartakovsky and Dr. Gerard G. Medioni

9:00AM - 4:00PM, Friday, May 2, 2008

University of Southern California Park Campus

Andrus Gerontology Center, Room 224

3715 McClintock Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089


This workshop aims to bring together researchers from computer science, engineering, statistical signal processing communities, applied mathematicians, and statisticians/probabilists to identify challenging problems in Spatio-Temporal Image Processing, Computer Vision, Target Tracking, Optimization of Distributed Sensor Systems, Information Theory, and Statistical Inference with an emphasis on a variety of applications that include, but are not limited to:

We especially encourage undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty to participate and to establish possible future collaborations.

An example of an application area is detection and tracking of point and extended objects in heavily cluttered environments from moving unstabilized platforms using single and multiple sensors (e.g., video, IR). The development of efficient, robust, computationally feasible visual tracking technology for the purpose of simultaneous tracking multiple point and extended objects of various kinds (e.g., ballistic targets, humans, vehicles, etc.) is of paramount importance for BMDS and various surveillance applications. This difficult problem is exacerbated by possible occlusions, track dropouts, and severe clutter. Existing tracking systems fall short of crucial system requirements that include minimal false alarm rate, the ability to track reliably an unknown number of targets of various types, and real-time performance. Yet, another challenge is efficient image fusion from multiple sensors. To address these issues novel powerful robust methods should be developed for accurate target detection, extraction, tracking and identification in scenes with highly cluttered environments captured from EO/IR stationary and moving sensors.

This special workshop is organized by Dr. Alexander Tartakovsky, USC Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences & Department of Mathematics (tartakov@math.usc.edu) and Dr. Gerard Medioni, USC Department of Computer Sciences (medioni@usc.edu) with the sponsorship of the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (Vice Executive Dean Dr. Michael Quick) and the USC Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences (Director Dr. Chunming Wang).


Sponsors

College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (LAS) and Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences (CAMS) University of Southern California


Program (Friday, May 2)

8:30AM - 9:00AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00AM - 9:10AM Welcoming Remarks: DANI BYRD, LAS Dean of Research and CHUNMING WANG, CAMS Director, University of Southern California
9:10AM - 9:50AM ANDREA BERTOZZI, Department of Mathematics, University of California at Los Angeles, Environmental Boundary Tracking and Estimation Using Multiple Autonomous Vehicles
9:50AM - 10:30AM ANDREW BROWN, Toyon Research Corporation, Santa Barbara, Bayesian Track-Before-Detect for Low-Observable Objects in Video
10:30AM - 10:50AM Coffee Break
10:50AM - 11:30AM GERARD MEDIONI, Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Tracking Moving Objects from a Moving Platform
11:30AM - 12:10AM PAUL SINGER, Raytheon, El Segundo, Feature Aided Association for Multi-Target Tracking
12:10AM - 1:10PM Lunch break
1:10PM - 1:50PM ALEXANDER TARTAKOVSKY, Department of Mathematics, University of Southern California, Adaptive Spatial-Temporal Image Processing Techniques and Applications to Clutter Rejection in Remote Sensing
1:50PM - 2:30PM DEMETRI TERZOPOULOS, Department of Computer Science, University of California at Los Angeles, Virtual Vision: A Simulation Framework for Camera Sensor Networks Research
2:30PM - 2:50PM Coffee Break
2:50PM - 3:30PM MATTHEW TURK, Department of Computer Science, University of California at Santa Barbara, Robust Hand Tracking with Flocks of Features
3:30PM - 4:00PM Open Discussion and Software Demonstrations
4:00PM Adjourn

Presentations


Registration

All attendees are required to register. Registration is free, but there is limited space available.
The deadline for registration is
April 25, 2008.

Registrants should send an email with name, rank or title, and institutional affiliation to:

Fatima Perez
Graduate Affairs Coordinator
University of Southern California
Kaprielian Hall KAP 108F
3620 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2532
Tel: (213) 740-4291
Email: fcperez@usc.edu

Those who register will be provided with free continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and lunch.

Directions

Enter Gate 6 (36th Place and Vermont Ave), park at PSA (second building on the right) and proceed to the intersection of Downey Way and McClintock Ave (one block), then make a right. See the map below for further details.


USC Campus Map

Contact Information

Fatima Perez
Graduate Affairs Coordinator
University of Southern California
Kaprielian Hall KAP 108F
3620 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2532
Tel: (213) 740-4291
Email: fcperez@usc.edu