List of Special Sessions

    1.Special Session on "Random Finite Set Theory and Its Applications"

     

    Session Chair
    Dr. Wei-feng Liu, Hangzhou Dianzi University
    Email: liuwf@hdu.edu.cn

     

    Aim and Scope

    The theory of random finite set (RFS) not only is a natural, elegant and rigorous foundation, but also leads to practical, efficient and reliable algorithms for Bayesian multi-target filtering. In contrast to traditional approaches, the random finite set framework is completely free of explicit data associations. RFS theory and its applications in multi-sensor& multi-target tracking (MSMT) are very popular topics so far.

    In RFS framework, the PHD filter and GM-PHD filter are the first popular algorithms for MSMT tracking since they were first proposed in 2000 and 2005, respectively. Since then, many splendid algorithms have been flourished, for instance, the cardinality-CPHD filter, the GM-CPHD filter, the cardinality balance multi-target multi-Bernoulli (CBMeMBer) filter, the labeled Bernoulli RFS, the generalized Labeled multi-Bernoulli (GLMB) filter, etc. 

     

    Topics of interest (but are not limited to)

    -Finite Set Statistics (FISST) theory

    -PHD/CPHD filters,
    -GM-PHD/GM-CPHD filters
    -Multi-Bernoulli filter
    -Labeled Multi-Bernoulli filter/Generalized Labeled multi-Bernoulli
    -OSPA distance related applications
    -RFS applications in image process

    -Multi-sensor Multi-target tracking algorithms

    -Sensor/Resource Management

    --Nonlinear filtering algorithms: Extended Kalman filter, Unscented Kalman filter, Sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) implementations, etc.

    -Other RFS applications

    -Data Fusion

     

    Important Data:
    Initial Submission: April 01, 2015
    Final Paper Submission: 30 June 2015
    Notification of Acceptance: 30 August 2015.  

    Paper submission:
    Prospective authors are invited to contribute high-quality papers and the number of pages allowed is up to 6 pages without extra charge. A maximum of two (2) additional pages is permitted at an extra charge (USD 150 per page). Submit to ICCAIS 2015 through Online Submission System or mail to liuwf@hdu.edu.cn .The size of PDF file to be sent electronically should not exceed two megabytes (2 MB), regardless of the number of pages. Please note that, your final submission should not be at

    ● No page number, no header/footer
    ● Non-zero PDF top and bottom margin

    Biography of Organizer:
    Dr. Wei-Feng Liu is currently working at the School of Automation, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang, China. His research interests include random finite set theory, multi-sensor multi-target tracking, sensor management, pattern recognition.



    2. Special Session on "Swarm Intelligence in Image and Video Processing"

    Session Chair
    Prof. Benlian Xu, Changshu Institute of Technology
    Email: xu_benlian@cslg.cn

     

    Aim and Scope
    Swarm intelligence, as a scientific discipline, is born from biological insights about the incredible abilities of social insects to solve their everyday-life problems. Various algorithms have been developed to model such swarm systems, including ant colonies, schools of fish, colonies of honey bees, and so on. Their colonies display fascinating behaviors that combine efficiency with both flexibility and robust. The study of natural swarm intelligence leads directly to novel algorithms that have a wide variety of applications.
    Image and video processing is a very important research area due to the rapid development of image sensors and visual communication techniques. Inspirations from swarm intelligence have been used in recent years to address challenging real-world image and video processing problems. There are a number of critical issues regarding the modeling of swarm evolutionary systems, the formulation of image and video processing problems, the design of efficient optimization/search algorithms, and so on. This special session aims to bring together new theories and methodologies inspired by swarm intelligence and address the broad challenges in both theoretical and application aspects of swarm intelligence in image and video processing.

    *** Topics of interest (but are not limited to) ***
    Methods
    -Mathematical models of biological or social collective systems
    -Particle swarm optimization
    -Ant colony optimization
    -Bee colony optimization
    -Bacteria foraging
    -Fish schooling
    Applications
    -Image/video processing and analysis, restoration, segmentation, object tracking
    -Image/video modeling and representation
    -Image/video processing in biomedical sciences, geosciences and remote sensing, document image processing
    -other applications

     

    Important Data: 
    Initial Submission: April 01, 2015
    Final Paper Submission: 30 June 2015
    Notification of Acceptance: 30 August 2015.  

    Paper submission: 
    Prospective authors are invited to contribute high-quality papers and the number of pages allowed is up to 6 pages without extra charge. A maximum of two (2) additional pages is permitted at an extra charge (USD 150 per page). Submit to ICCAIS 2015 through Online Submission System or mail to xu_benlian@cslg.cn.The size of PDF file to be sent electronically should not exceed two megabytes (2 MB), regardless of the number of pages. Please note that, your final submission should not be at

    ● No page number, no header/footer
    ● Non-zero PDF top and bottom margin

          Biography of Organizer:
          Prof. Benlian Xu
          Changshu Institute of Technology
          Changshu, 215500, China
          Email: xu_benlian@cslg.cn