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VideoSense 2014 Winter School on Multimodal and Privacy-Respecting Video Analytics PDF Print E-mail
Written by University of Reading   
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 10:18

VideoSense 2014 Winter School on Multimodal and Privacy-Respecting Video Analytics

The increasing need for both automated and privacy-respecting CCTV systems adds many challenges to the tasks of video analytics. The VideoSense Winter School 2014 aims to bring together young researchers working in the field of multimodal and privacy-respecting video analytics, offering:
- lectures delivered by experts from academy and industry providing a clear and in-depth summary of state-of-the-art research in the field,
- enjoyable and stimulating environment in which participants will benefit not only from the formal and practical sessions but also from informal and social interactions with established researchers and the other participants to the Winter School.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

13:30 – 14:15 VideoSense Winter School poster session
14:15 – 14:30 Opening address
            -Dr. Tomas Piatrik, Queen Mary University of London (UK)
14:30 – 15:15 Smart grids, smart borders and other tales from the surveillance woods
            -Dariusz Kloza, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE)
15:15 – 16:00 The impact of new imaging modalities on video surveillance and invasion of privacy
            -Dr. Pavel Korshunov, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (CH)
16:00 – 16:15 Cofee Break
16:15 – 17:00 The value of privacy in security research form the industry perspective
            -Carmela Occhipinti, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica (IT)
            -Joana Critina Cotoi, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica (IT) 
17:00 – 18:00 Tour of the Engineering Data Centre
            -Carmela Occhipinti, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica (IT)
20:00 – 22:00 Dinner
            -tbc

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

09:00 – 09:45 Protests, surveillance and the right to the city
            -Dr. Lucas Melgaço, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE)
09:45 – 10:30 Face recognition: from forensics and biometrics to social semantics
            -Prof. Dr. Ebroul Izquierdo, Queen Mary University of London (UK)
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:45 Ethical training for video analytics in security – Pt 1 (interactive workshop)
            -Dr. Jens Hälterlein, Technische Universität Berlin (DE)
11:45 – 12:45 Ethical training for video analytics in security – Pt 2
            -Dr. Jens Hälterlein, Technische Universität Berlin (DE)
13:00 – 14:00 Light sandwich lunch

 
3rd Annual VideoSense Summer School PDF Print E-mail
Written by University of Reading   
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 10:16

The presentations are now available under the 3rd Annual VideoSense Summer School folder.

The third VideoSense Summer School

Following the previous successful series of VideoSense Summer School in Dublin (http://mediasense.dcu.ie/), and in Santorini, Greece (http://dsp2013.dspconferences.org/), the third VideoSense Summer School on Ethically-guided and Privacy-respecting Video Analytics has been organised in Sophia Antipolis, France. The Summer School took place on 16-17 April 2014 in Eurecom premises.

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The goal of the Summer School was to bring together young researchers working in the field of privacy-respecting and ethnically-aware video analysis in security and offer them lectures delivered by experts from academy and industry providing a clear and in-depth summary of state-of-the-art research in the field. At the same time, the Summer School we provides an enjoyable and stimulating environment in which participants can benefit not only from the formal and practical sessions but also from informal and social interactions with established researchers and with the other participants. The invited speakers offered students interested in presentations covering a number of topics and areas including:

  • Social, legal and ethical issues and challenges in video surveillance
  • Privacy-guided video-analytics
  • Image and video analysis and retrieval
  • Pattern recognition, computer vision, and machine learning
  • Motion detection and object tracking
  • Event, situation, behaviour, threat modelling/simulation/recognition
  • Biometrics, face detection and recognition
  • Security and safety
  • Multimodal surveillance
  • Multi-camera surveillance

The list of invited speaker includes:

  • Leon Hempel (CTS TU Berlin) - Lecture on “Social Impact Assessment of Security Technologies - an Introduction”
  • Jens Hälterlein (CTS TU Berlin) - Lecture on “Using the ASSERT Masterclass for social impact assessments – an ethical training workshop”
  • Francois Bremond (INRIA) - Lecture on “Scene understanding for Activity Monitoring”
  • Andrei Costin (Eurecom) - Lecture on “On Cyber-Security of Video Surveillance Systems”
  • Mathias Bossuet (Thales) - Lecture on “Introduction to the PARIS project and to privacy-by-design applied to video-surveillance systems”
  • Dariusz Kloza (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) - Lecture on “And we know who you are, and we know where you live - Privacy, data protection and (video) surveillance”

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2nd VideoSense Virtual Centre of Excellence Summer School PDF Print E-mail
Written by University of Reading   
Monday, 18 February 2013 10:29

The VideoSense Virtual Centre of Excellence Summer School for 2013 will take place as a col-located event with the DSP 2013, on 30th June 2013 in the beautiful setting of the Aegean island of Santorini,
Greece

The Programme will include several tutorials from leading European researchers addressing the various legal, socio-ethical, methodological and architectural aspects of privacy preserving video-analytics in particular privacy by co-design, privacy risks impact assessment and self-regulation in operational deployment
Tutors already scheduled to take part are as follows:

1. Prof. Atta Badii, University of Reading ISR
2. Prof. Touradj Ebrahimi, EPFL  
3. Prof. Jean-Luc Dugelay, EURECOM
4. Dr. Christian Fedorczak, Thales Communications Research
5. Dr. Ivo Keller, Technical University of Berlin

For further information and details for participation please refer to the DSP 2013 website.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 March 2013 11:28
 
Successful Summer School PDF Print E-mail
Written by University of Reading   
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 14:07

The First VideoSense Summer School on Multi-modal Data Analytics, called MediaSense 2012, took place in Dublin on 21-22 May 2012. 
It included the following lectures:


1. “The multiple faces of privacy and data protection. Problems and possibilities”
Speaker: Prof. Guido Van Steendam  (University of Leuven, Belgium)
2. “Integrated Context-aware Tools and Architecture for Delivering and Evaluation of Privacy-Preserving Video-Analytics”
Speaker: Prof. Atta Badii  (University of Reading, UK)
3. “TRECVid: Over a Decade of Benchmarking Content-Based Video”
Speaker: Prof. Alan Smeaton  (Dublin City University, Ireland)
4. “Face Recognition”
Speaker: Prof. Jean-Luc Dugelay  (EURECOM, France)
5. “Privacy protection of visual information”
Speaker: Prof. Ebrahimi Touradj  (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland)
6. “Tracking and Recognition of Body and Face Gestures”
Speaker: Dr. Ioannis Patras  (Queen Mary University London (QMUL), UK)
7. “Audio-driven multimedia content analysis”
Speaker: Dr. Slim Essid  (Télécom ParisTech, France)


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Around 25 researchers attended the summer school, which was co-organised 3DLife project and included a poster session at the WIAMIS 2012, where VideoSense was presented.


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Some impressions of the Summer School can be found here.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 June 2012 08:45
 
Summer School co-organised by VideoSense PDF Print E-mail
Written by University of Reading   
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 14:36

MediaSense 2012: Summer School on Multi-modal Data Analytics

21st - 22nd May 2012, Dublin City University, Ireland

co-orangised by the VideoSense  and 3DLife EU Networks of Excellence

VideoSense is organising its first Summer School on the 21st - 22nd May 2012 at the Dublin City University, Ireland. This first summer school aims at bringing together young researchers working in the field of multimedia content analysis, offering

  • lectures delivered by experts from academy and industry providing a clear and in-depth summary of state-of-the-art research in the field
  • enjoyable and stimulating environment in which participants will benefit not only from the formal and practical sessions but also from informal and social interactions with established researchers and the other participants

The main scopes of the summer school are

  • Pattern recognition, computer vision, and machine learning
  • Motion detection and object tracking
  • Event, situation, behaviour, threat modelling/simulation/recognition
  • Biometrics, face detection and recognition
  • Security and safety
  • Privacy: legal, ethical, social, and economical issues
  • Multimodal surveillance
  • 3D vision
  • Multi-camera calibration
  • Video/audio-based human behaviour analysis
  • Emotional based content classification and organization
  • 2D/3D feature extraction
  • 3D data processing and visualization
  • Multimedia content analysis and understanding

The MediaSense 2012 registration fee for each student also covers full attendance at WIAMIS 2012 hosted by Dublin City University immediately after MediaSense 2012, on the 23rd-25th May.

Visit MediaSense 2012 for more information on how to register to the Summer School. The application deadline is 30th March 2012.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:56