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***  A gentle reminder — paper submission — two months left ***

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


Important Dates
· Paper submission due: October 15, 2010
· First-round acceptance notification: January 15, 2011
· Revision: March 31, 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

Original and unpublished contributions covering the following and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
· Privacy issues in multimedia information processing: fusion,
analysis, presentation, and publication of multimedia data
· Privacy in multimedia databases: storage, access, indexing and
· 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

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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