Pattern Recognition Letters

Special Issue on

Video-based Object and Event Analysis

Pattern Recognition Letters is seeking high qualified manuscripts for a Special Issue on Video-based Object and Event Analysis, scheduled for publication in the last quarter 2008.

In recent years, object and event based video analysis has attracted much attention, for object and events can provide semantic representations of video content, thus much preferable to shot based analysis. These techniques describe the highlights or abnormal cases suitable for human beings understanding video sequences. Many applications, including video summarization and browsing, visual surveillance, and human computer interface, have been emerging with expansionary practical requirements. Objects, especially moving objects, such as human beings and vehicles etc., play an important role in event analysis. This special issue intends to provide a representative tour of recent progress in object and event based video analysis. It will especially concentrate on the common methods focusing on specific tasks as: (1) moving object detection and recognition including face, body, vehicle, and so on; (2) event analysis of news video and abnormal events detection in surveillance.

The goals of this special issue are: (1) publishing original papers to survey the recent progress in this area is expected to convey to potential readers; and (2) common problems to solve or common methods, such as robust object representations, space-time models, and statistical inference for event detection, are to be addressed; and (3) standard datasets, benchmarks, and evaluations protocols will also be discussed. Topics of interest include, but not limited to, the following:

Video based biometrics
Sports video analysis
Visual surveillance
Video summarization and browsing
Event-based video analysis
Video based abnormal event detection
Datasets and evaluation protocols
Other video based applications

Part of the papers will be selected from the special session on Video-based Object and Event Analysis of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME) 2007. For these papers, at least 1/3 new content should be added for journal version. For newly submitted articles must not have been previously published and must not be currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

Submission procedure:

Manuscript should conform to the standard guidelines of the Pattern Recognition Letters. Instructions for formatting papers can be found in the “Guide for authors”. Prospective authors should submit the electronic copy of their complete manuscript via online electronic Elsevier system (EES), in which authors must select the "article type" from the menu as “VOEA”, the acronym of the special issue. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.

Important Dates:
Full paper due:
First notification:
Revised manuscript (for second review) due:
Acceptance Notification :
Final manuscript due:
Publication of the special issue:
Sep. 30, 2007
Nov. 30, 2007
Dec. 30, 2007
Jan. 30, 2008
Feb. 30, 2008
4th Quarter 2008
Guest Editors: (*Corresponding GE)

Qingshan Liu
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Shiguang Shan (*)
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dacheng Tao
HongKong Polytechnic University, China

Dong Xu
Columbia University,

Shuicheng Yan
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Xuelong Li
University of London
London, UK