Video Recognition portal.
(Knowledge-base created by Dmitry Gorodnichy)

see also: www.videorecognition.com

About Dr. Gorodnichy:

  • Founder and former Leader of the National Research Council of Canada's
    Video Recognition Systems project.  
  • Co-founder,  IVIM Inc. ("Intelligent Vision Interfaces and More!") - official licensee of Nouse® Hands-Free Interface, leading technical partner for Ottawa Long Care facilities and University of Ottawa's School of Medicine on designing hands-free vision-based tools for people with disabilities.
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Dalhousie, Faculty of Computer Science.
  • Scientist and Leader of the CBSA-LSSD, Surveillance & Biometric Technologies group.

Conferences, Events and Proceedings (see also online Resources):

Federal department conferences:

  • Second Interdepartmental Meeting on Video Technology for National Security (VT4NS'08) (by invitation only). October 23, 2008.
  • First Interdepartmental Meeting on Deploying Video Technology for National Security. June 5-6, 2007

Academic (IEEE) conferences, workshops, tutorials, journal special issues:

  • Tutorial on Recognition in Video.  At Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE'06), May 7 to 10, 2006,  Ottawa Congress Centre, Ottawa, Canada. - [Visit tutorial web-page]

  • Special Issue of Image and Vision Computing Journal on Face Processing in Video Sequences. (Vol. 24, No. 6). June 1, 2006. - 
    [Read Editorial: "Seeing Faces. In Video. By Computers"].  

  •  International workshop on Video Processing and Recognition. Jointly with Canadian conference Computer & Robot Vision ( CRV'07 ) , May 28-30, Montreal, Canada, Marriott Chateau Champlain - www.computer-vision.org/VideoRec07

  • International Workshop on Video Processing for Security. Jointly with Canadian conference Computer & Robot Vision ( CRV'06 ),  June 7-9, Quebec City, Canada - www.computer-vision.org/4security

  • The Second International Workshop on Face Processing in Video. Jointly with Canadian conferences on Artificial Intelligence / Graphics Interface / Computer & Robot Vision ( AI / GI / CRV '2005), Victoria, BC, Canada, 9-11 May, 2005. -  www.visioninterface.net/fpiv05

  • The First IEEE CVPR Workshop on Face Processing in Video -  Jointly with IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition ( CVPR'04 ), June 28, 2004, Washington, D.C., USA. - www.visioninterface.net/fpiv04.- 
    [Read Editorial] 

  • The 15th International Conference on Vision Interface (now called Canadian Conference of Computer and Robot Vision - CRV), May 27-29, 2002, Calgary, Canadahttp://www.cipprs.org/vi2002

  • Neural Technology Exhibition Chair, IEEE Int. Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN'05)

  • Special Issue of  Image and Vision Computing journal on Vision Interfaces (Co-Editor), 2004 .   

Video Recognition Technologies developed (see all):

  • Vision-based computer control (Nouse®
  • Automated Surveillance (ACE Surveillance™)
  • Face Recognition from Video (FRiV)
  • Associative Neural Network Open Source Library

Publications (see all, see also patents):

  • "New evaluation framework for identification-based biometric systems", Applied Computational Intelligence in Biometrics Session, IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defence Applications (CISDA), 2009
  • Invited Contribution:  “Face databases and evaluation” chapter in Encyclopedia of Biometrics (Editor: Stan Li), Planned for publication in 2009, Elsevier Publisher - [Read it]  
  • "Automated video surveillance: challenges and solutions. ACE Surveillance (Annotated Critical Evidence) case study" (NATO workshop 2008)  
  • "Video-based framew rk for face recognition in video" (IEEE CRV workshop, 2006)  

Presentations (see all): 

  • "Image-based Biometric Technologies and their evaluation ", Council on Security & Technology,  January 29th, 2009
  • "Intelligent Video: myths, problems and solutions", VT4NS'08
  • "Intelligent Video: problems and solutions" Transport Canada Rail and Urban Transit Security Workshop, Montreal, Nov. 2007.  - [in English, en français] 

Affiliations, Memberships

Conference Programs:

  • Canadian Conferences on Computer and Robot Vision 
  • IEEE CIB 2009 - Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Biometrics: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, March 30 - April 2, 2009
  • Second IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications. Detecting and Adapting to Emerging Threats. Ottawa, Canada, 9-10 July 2009

Committees / societies:

  • CAC/JTC1/SC37 (Canadian Advisory Committees for the Joint Technical Committee) - Biometrics
  • CAC/JTC1/SC29 (Canadian Advisory Committees for the Joint Technical Committee) - Image/Video formats
  • IEEE Task Force on Biometrics of the Intelligent Systems Applications Technical Committee (ISATC) of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS)
  • NSERC TC Committee on Biometrics and Surveillance
  • PSEPS Biometrics Working Group
  • IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (Ottawa chapter) (Chair, 2004) 

Related links and resources

Canadian Society:
Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society (CIPPRS) is the sponsor of  Vision Interface (VI) - the oldest (since 1977) annual conference on computer vision, image processing and pattern recognition hold  in Canada, which since 2004 is renamed to Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV). 
Canadian labs:
CENPARMI, Concordia University
Communications Visuelles, INRS, Montreal
Computer Vision and Systems Lab, Laval University
Center For Intelligent Machines, McGill University
Laboratory for Computational Intelligence, UBC
Computational Video Group, NRC-CNRC, Ottawa
CRIM (formerly the Centre de recherche informatique de Montréal)
Computer Vision and Multimedia Communications, U of Alberta
Robot Vision Group, U of Guelph 
University of Toronto Vision Laboratory
GRMB, U de Montreal
Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Lab, U of Waterloo
University of Western Ontario
Computer Vision Group, University of Windsor
MOIVRE, Universite de Sherbrooke
Vision, Imaging, Video and Audio Research Laboratory, U of Ottawa
Scene Analysis and Modelling Group, U of Saskatchewan
Centre for Vision Research, York University
Computer Vision Industry from Dave Lowe (my PhD external adviser!)
CIPPRS sponsored proceedings online:
CVPR FPiV'04, Washington - proceedings
VI 2003, Halifax -  proceedings
VI'2002*, Calgary - proceedings
VI'2001, Ottawa - proceedings
VI'2000, Montreal
VI'99, Trois-Rivières - proceedings
By Research areas:
AI on the Web | Computer Vision | Perceptual Vision
Pattern Recognition |  Face Recognition | Machine Learning  | 
  Neuro-computation | Robotics | HCI & HCI Resources | Multimedia |
By Application areas:
Biometrics | Surveillance | Security | Interactive TV

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