CFC: Effective Surveillance for Homeland Security: Balancing Technology and Social Issues (CRC Press / Taylor & Francis)

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS

BOOK  TITLE:
Effective Surveillance for Homeland Security:
Balancing Technology and Social Issues

PUBLISHER:
CRC Press / Taylor & Francis
Series: Multimedia Computing, Communication and Intelligence

EDITORS:
Francesco Flammini, Roberto Setola and Giorgio Franceschetti

Proposal Submission Deadline:

*** July 15, 2011 *** (“soft” deadline)

BOOK DESCRIPTION
The scientific and engineering communities have been called upon to help the world
respond to security challenges after September 11, 2001. This book aims at providing a
comprehensive survey of state-of-the-art methods tools for the surveillance and
protection of citizens and critical infrastructures against both natural and deliberate
threats. The focus of the book is on current technological challenges involving
multi-disciplinary problem analysis and systems engineering approaches. Indeed,
surveillance is a complex task where technological, sociological, organizational and
legislative aspects are to be concurrently considered in order to design effective
solutions. In this context, the book will provide an overview about the most relevant
aspects related with surveillance systems in the framework of Homeland Security.
Specifically, the book will be divided into three parts: the first one will be devoted to
analyse the technological issue related with the surveillance; the second one will be
focused on legislative, organizational and management issue with a specific attention to
privacy; the last part will concentrate on innovative solutions and hot research topics.

AUDIENCE FOR THE BOOK
The target audiences for this monograph are technicians, law-enforcement, critical
infrastructures’ operators, researchers and decision-makers that are involved into to
promote the security of citizens and critical infrastructures as well as advanced
undergraduate and graduate students in lectures and seminars on Homeland Security.

Recommended topics include (but are not limited to)

Part I ? Surveillance technologies
– Intrusion detection / access control
– Video, infrared, thermal cameras and their applications in Homeland Security
– Multi-camera and multi-object tracking methods
– Distributed monitoring through networks of smart-cameras and sensors
– Surveillance systems design and evaluation
– Biometric Identification and Face detection/recognition

Part II  Legislative and social aspects
– Security, Privacy and Dependability issues in surveillance
– Physical and Cyber Security Norms
– Ergonomics in security control rooms
– Urban, Port, Airport and Rail surveillance applications
– Surveillance technologies for forensics
– Procedural and organizational issues

Part III  Advanced Surveillance
– The future of intelligent real-time audio-video analytics
– Multi-modal surveillance and data/decision fusion
– Human-in-the-loop/learning expert systems for surveillance
– Situation awareness, early warning and decision support systems
– Look behind walls, under the wears and inside objects
– Use of radar, sonar and audio techniques for the surveillance of open spaces

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
You are invited to submit on or before July 15, 2011, a 2- to 3-page manuscript proposal
clearly describing and explaining the topic of the proposed chapter. The proposal should
include the chapter summary, table of contents, and contact authors (in a separate last
page). All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Authors of
accepted proposals will be notified by July 30, 2011 about the status of their proposals
and sent chapter organizational guidelines. The authors are expected to submit the first
version (original manuscript and not published before) of the full chapters are expected
to be submitted the latest by October 15, 2011. The corrections would be sent to the
authors by November 30, 2011. The revised book chapters have to be submitted by December 30, 2011. This publication is anticipated to be released in August 2012.

ABOUT THE PUBLISHER
This book is scheduled to be published by CRC Press, Taylor and Francis group, a global
and a premier publisher of technical and scientific work. For additional information
regarding the publisher, please visit http://www.crcpress.com.

IMPORTANT DATES
Proposal Submission Deadline: July 15, 2011
Notification of Proposal Acceptance: July 30, 2011
Full Chapter Submission: October 15, 2011
Review Results Returned: November 30, 2011
Submission of Revised Chapters: December 30, 2011 (firm deadline)

BOTH CHAPTER ABSTRACTS AND – IF ACCEPTED – FULL CHAPTERS HAVE TO BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY AT:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eshs12

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Name: Dr. Francesco Flammini
Email: francesco.flammini@ieee.org

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About Francesco Flammini

Computer Engineer, Ph.D.
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