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MNL presented a study on the effects of Video Transcoding Parameters on Event Detection for Surveillance Systems

Dr. Emmanouil Kafetzakis presented a full paper at IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM), held at Anaheim Marriott Hotel, California, U.S.A., 9-11 December 2013.
The ISM conference is an international forum for researchers to exchange information regarding advances in the state of the art and practice of multimedia computing, as well as to identify the emerging research topics and define the future of multimedia computing.
The paper, entitled “The Impact of Video Transcoding Parameters on Event Detection for Surveillance Systems”, explains the need for transcoding and studies different video quality metrics. Commonly used algorithms for motion and person detection are briefly described, with emphasis in investigating the optimum transcoding configuration parameters. The analysis of the experimental results reveals that the existing video quality metrics are not suitable for automated systems, and that the detection of persons is affected by the reduction of bit rate and resolution, while motion detection is more sensitive to frame rate.
The paper was co-authored by C. Xilouris (NCSRD), M. A. Kourtis (NCSRD), M. Nieto (Vicomtech), I. Jargalsaikhan (Dublin City University), and S. Little (Dublin City University).
The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE.

Media Networks Laboratory co-organized TEMU 2012

Media Networks Laboratory in association with TEI of Crete co-organized the International Conference on Telecommunications and Multimedia (TEMU2012), held in Heraklion, Crete from 30.7.2012 to 1.8.2012. TEMU2012 was organized under the Technical Co-Sponsorship of IEEE Communications Society. The conference provided a three-day Scientific Program, including presentations of invited and regular papers from manufacturers, operators, services providers, academia and research institutes, as well as from policy-makers and stakeholders.

1st IEEE Inter. Conf. on Energy Aware Computing

1st IEEE Inter. Conf. on Energy Aware Computing

Cairo, Egypt   December 16–18, 2010

The International Conference on Energy Aware Computing (ICEAC) is a technical forum organized by the Middle East Energy Efficiency Research Center (MER) for presentation of advances in all aspects of energy efficient computing ranging from system platform architectures and features, methods and tools, to low power circuits. Specific topics include, but are not limited to the following four areas:

    Energy Aware
    Platform Architecture

  • Platform power management features
  • Power delivery architectures
  • Energy efficient data center architectures
  • Platform thermal and acoustics
  • Power electronics for energy efficient computing
  • Low power embedded systems

    Energy Aware
    Development Tools

  • Methods and tools for forecasting estimating and validating power
  • Power workloads and benchmarks
  • Power simulation, emulation and modeling techniques
  • System power measurements

    Low Power
    Component Design

  • Low power component (logic, circuit, process technology) design
  • Low power libraries
  • Techniques for on-die fine grain power management
  • On-die sensors and instrumentation
  • On-die power delivery architectures
  • On-die power and thermal management

    Software/Firmware
    Power Management

  • Low power software techniques
  • Low power virtualization
  • Low energy displays
  • Energy efficient networking
  • Software power management features
  • Energy efficient firmware organization

Technical Paper Submissions

Two page papers (single-column format, font size 10pt) should be submitted, including all illustrations, tables, and references. Electronic submission in PDF format only via the web is required. A paper template is posted at the end of this page.

Submitted papers must represent original work, not announced, published, or presented before. Accepted papers will be published in Conference Proceedings, and included in IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Authors of selected papers from the Conference will be offered to submit enhanced versions of their papers for publication in an IEEE journal. ICEAC’10 will present 2 Best Paper Awards based on reviewer ratings and feedback from an invited panel of judges.
Invited Talk, Panel, Tutorial Proposals and Short Courses

There will be invited talks in plenary sessions by key representatives from industry and academia. Proposals for tutorials, panels, and short courses on future directions and design/technology alternatives in energy aware computing should be submitted to Technical Program Co-Chairs using the guidelines provided below. The short courses and turorials will be available to the conference attendees at no additional charge.
Student Paper Award

Students will be given the opportunity to showcase original work related to energy aware computing and highlight their goals, implementation choices, and success measures. The entries should be submitted electronically as a 2 page paper in PDF format, and should be identified as “Student Paper” on the first page.

Important Dates

Technical paper submission deadline extended to:
Sep-30-2010

Student paper award applications deadline extended to:
Sep-30-2010

Invited talks, panels and tutorial proposals deadline extended to:
Sep-30-2010

Notification of paper acceptance:
Oct-15-2010

Exhibition proposal deadline:
Nov-01-2010

Camera-ready papers due:
Nov-15-2010