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***  Paper submission deadline has been extended up to November 15, 2010 ***

Springer Multimedia Systems Journal — Special Issue on "Privacy-aware multimedia surveillance systems" 

Important Dates
●   Paper submission due: November 15, 2010
●   First-round acceptance notification: February 15, 2011
●   Revision: April 15, 2011
●   Final decision: May 15, 2011
●   Submission of final paper: June 15, 2011
●   Publication date: Fall 2011

Special Issue Description
Due to the significant increase in various security threats, safety has become a primary concern for our society. As a result, most of the public places such as airports, train stations, banks, shopping malls, subways and streets are nowadays equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia surveillance systems. These systems are meant to process the
sensory data to automatically detect the suspicious or unusual behavior of the people and alert the security personnel so that a preventive action can be taken. Although this surveillance infrastructure has proved to be highly useful from a security perspective; there has been apprehension among people in regard to their privacy safeguards. Citizens have increasingly begun to object to being watched electronically. Hence, there is a need of preserving privacy of people
yet providing them a sense of security through effective surveillance.

Although there has been a significant progress in the field of surveillance research, the issues related to people's privacy have often been overlooked in the past and have only begun to attract the attention of researchers very recently. The goal of this issue is to bring forth the recent advancements in the privacy research for multimedia surveillance.

Original and unpublished contributions covering the following and related issues concerned with privacy in multi-sensor multimedia surveillance settings are solicited:
· Privacy considerations in acquisition and transmission of multimedia data
· Privacy issues in multimedia information processing: fusion,
analysis, presentation, and publication of multimedia data
· Privacy in multimedia databases: storage, access, indexing and retrieval
· Theory and models: assessment of privacy and utility, privacy leakage and covert channels
· Ethical and legal issues of privacy

Submission Details
Submitting authors should follow the Author Guidelines available from All the papers will be peer-reviewed following the MMSJ reviewing procedures.

Guest Editors
Pradeep K. Atrey, University of Winnipeg, Canada
Mohan S. Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Sharad Mehrotra, University of California, Irvine, USA
Sabu Emmanuel, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Pradeep K. Atrey
Assistant Professor
Department of Applied Computer Science
The University of Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2E9 CANADA
Off: 3D16, Ph: 1(204)789-1402, Fax: 1(204)774-8057
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