Thanks to the confluence of urban monitoring applications and portable cameras carried by humans everywhere, video acquisition, processing, and storage systems have become an integral  part of the fabric of today’s life.

Besides the classical applications such as security and surveillance, cameras have been considered for creating novel applications based on the notions of smart homes, ambient intelligence, human-computer interaction, social networks, ambient assisted living, smart seminar rooms, building emergency management, assistive technologies, and many more.

Cameras are mounted at fixed location in the urban infrastructure, or are moved around by humans or vehicles. Fusion of data between the cameras is explored as a means to enhance the interpretation task or to add confidence to the monitoring results. Such fusion can occur across different spatio-temporal levels and between subsets of fixed and mobile cameras as per the needs of the application and the availability of valuable information from each camera.

This workshop aims to act as a forum for sharing new techniques and applications based on pervasive video analysis for researchers, developers and practitioners from academia and industry.

Addressing new challenges related to processing of distributed observations with a network of cameras and applications based on joint video analysis between fixed and mobile cameras will be the subjects of interest. Techniques and applications based on fixed or mobile camera systems will also be considered.


    9:00 - 10:00 Invited Talk: “Efficient Detection of Abnormal Events in Large-Scale Networks Prof. Svetha Venkatesh, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
    10:00 - 10:25 Coffee break
    10:25 - 10:50 Learning Human Pose in Crowd Shaogang Gong and Tao Xiang
    10:50 - 11:15 Space Speaks - Towards Socially and Personality Aware Visual Surveillance Gloria Zen, Bruno Lepri, Elisa Ricci, Oswald Lanz
    11:15 - 11:40 Real Time Multiple People Tracking and Pose Estimation Feifei Huo, Emile A. Hendriks   
    11:45 - 12:10 Spatial-Temporal Understanding of Urban Scenes through Large Camera Network Jiejun Xu, Zefeng Ni, Carter De Leo, Thomas Kuo, Bangalore Manjunath
    12:10 - 12:35 Efficient Person Identification Using Active Cameras in a Smartroom Florian van de Camp, Michael Voit, Rainer Stiefelhagen
    12:35 - 13:00 Video Topic Modelling with Behavioural Segmentation Tom Haines, Tao Xiang
    13.00 - 14.30 Lunch break
    14.30-15.30 Invited Talk: “What to Look For: Making Sense of Distributed Cameras in Public Spaces Prof. Shaogang Gong, Queen Mary University of London, UK
    15:30 - 15:55 Coffee break
    15:55 - 16:20 Modeling and Recognition of Multi-Person Complex Interactions in Video Ricky Sethi, Amit Roy-Chowdhury
    16:20 - 16:45 Image-based Indoor Positioning System: Fast Image Matching using Omnidirectional Panoramic Images Hisato Kawaji, Koki Hatada, Toshihiko Yamasaki, Kiyoharu Aizawa
    16:45 - 17:10 Automated 3D Gesture Recognition Applying Long Short-Term Memory and Contextual Knowledge in a CAVE Dejan Arsic, Luis Roalter, Martin Wöllmer, Florian Eyben, Moritz Kaiser, Björn Schuller,Gerhard Rigoll, Matthias Kranz
    17:10 - 17:35 Learning Local Features for Age Estimation on Real-life Faces Caifeng Shan
    17:35 - 18:00 Video Narrative Authoring with Motion Inpainting   Timothy Shih, Joseph Tsai, Kuan-Ching Li

Program committee

Anup Basu (University of Alberta)
Jian Cheng (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Isaac Cohen (Honeywell)
Rita Cucchiara (Università degli Studi di Modena)
Daniel Gatica-Perez (IDIAP)
Shaogang Gong (Queen Mary, University of London)
Yuri Ivanov (MERL)
Richard Kleihorst (Vito and Univ. of Gent)
Rainer Lienhart (University of Augsburg)
Philippos Mordohai (Stevens Institute of Technology)
Louis-Philippe Morency (Institute for Creative Technologies)
Fabio Pianesi (Fondazione Bruno Kessler)
Massimo Piccardi (University of Technology, Sydney)
Albert Ali Salah (Informatics Institute,University of Amsterdam)
Thomas Sikora (Technische Universität Berlin )
Rainer Stiefelhagen (University of Karlsruhe)
Tony Xiang (Queen Mary, University of London)
Jie Yang (School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon)



Email for all inquiries: marco.cristani AT univr.it

Workshop on
Multimodal Pervasive Video Analysis (MPVA 2010) Oct. 29, 2010 -
Florence, Italy

held in conjuction with ACM Multimedia 2010