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Issue 5 • Date Sept. 2010

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 1
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  • [Staff Listing]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 2
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  • The Evolution of Signal Processing [From the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2 - 6
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  • The Vitality of Signal Processing [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 4
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  • New Director-Membership Services and Director-Industrial Relations Appointed [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 6
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  • Smart Grid Represents a Potentially Huge Market for the Electronics Industry [Special Reports]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):8 - 15
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    Building a global smart electric grid is an ambitious task, fraught with lots of complicated technical and public policy issues. But it's already turning out to be a big pay day for several industry companies that have committed to helping make it happen. View full abstract»

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  • Video Analytics for Surveillance: Theory and Practice [From the Guest Editors]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • Video Anomaly Identification

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):18 - 33
    Cited by:  Papers (30)  |  Patents (4)
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    This article describes a family of unsupervised approaches to video anomaly detection based on statistical activity analysis. Approaches based on activity analysis provide intriguing possibilities for region-of-interest (ROI) processing since relevant activities and their locations are detected prior to higher-level processing such as object tracking, tagging, and classification. This strategy is ... View full abstract»

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  • Robust Visual Behavior Recognition

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):34 - 45
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    In this article, we propose a novel framework for robust visual behavior understanding, capable of achieving high recognition rates in demanding real-life environments and in almost real time. Our approach is based on the utilization of holistic visual behavior understanding methods, which perform modeling directly at the pixel level. This way, we eliminate the world representation layer that can ... View full abstract»

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  • Bayesian Tracking for Video Analytics

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):46 - 55
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    Visual tracking represents the basic processing step for most video analytics applications where the aim is to automatically understand the actions occurring in a monitored scene. Consequently, the performances of these applications are significantly dependent on the accuracy and robustness of the tracking algorithm. Bayesian state estimation and probabilistic graphical models (PGMs) have proved t... View full abstract»

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  • Wide-Area Motion Imagery

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):56 - 65
    Cited by:  Papers (16)  |  Patents (3)
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    Wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensors are placed on helicopters, balloons, small aircraft, or unmanned aerial vehicles and are used to image small city-sized areas at approximately 0.5 m/pixel and about one or two frames/s. The geospatial-temporal data sets produced by these systems allow for the observation of many dynamic phenomena that were previously inaccessible in street-level video data, ... View full abstract»

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  • Crowd Analysis Using Computer Vision Techniques

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):66 - 77
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    This article presents a survey on crowd analysis using computer vision techniques, covering different aspects such as people tracking, crowd density estimation, event detection, validation, and simulation. It also reports how related the areas of computer vision and computer graphics should be to deal with current challenges in crowd analysis. View full abstract»

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  • Video Analysis in Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera Networks

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):78 - 90
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    Pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras are able to dynamically modify their field of view (FOV). This functionality introduces new capabilities to camera networks such as increasing the resolution of moving targets and adapting the sensor coverage. On the other hand, PTZ functionality requires solutions to new challenges such as controlling the PTZ parameters, estimating the ego motion of the cameras, and ca... View full abstract»

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  • The Chameleon-Like Vision System

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):91 - 101
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    Vision-based surveillance technologies are widely used for security and safety. Successful research of multicamera systems has been conducted in recent years. In this article, we propose a chameleon-like vision system based on two pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras. Compared with conventional binocular vision systems, the advantages of the proposed system lie in its ability to obtain multiresolution, mul... View full abstract»

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  • A Singular Advance in Conversion of Acoustic Signals to Electrical Form: The Electret Microphone [DSP History]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):102 - 116
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    This column is from a symposium in tribute to Gerhard Sessler and James West on the occasion of their receiving medals of the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, 29 April 2010. I would like to talk about one person's perception of how the practical electret microphone was created and how it became established. Today, we use them as a commodity, and they appear in nearly every device that requires ch... View full abstract»

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  • Crowd Density Analysis with Marked Point Processes [Applications Corner]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):107 - 123
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    This article presents a Bayesian approach that estimates the count and location of individuals in a video frame. Crowds are modeled by a marked point process (MPP) that couples a spatial stochastic process governing number and placement of individuals with a conditional mark process for selecting body size, shape, and orientation. Given a noisy, binary mask image where pixels are labeled foregroun... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling Human Communication Dynamics [Social Sciences]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):112 - 116
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    Face-to-face communication is a highly interactive process where participants mutually exchange and interpret verbal and nonverbal messages. Communication dynamics represent the temporal relationship between these communicative messages. Even when only one person speaks at a time, other participants exchange information continuously among themselves and with the speaker through gesture, gaze, post... View full abstract»

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  • What You See Is What You Learn [DSP Education]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):117 - 123
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    I find teaching to be an extremely personal experience. After all, there are few occupations where one encloses herself or himself in a room for 50 hours or more, over a period of five months, with the same group of dozens (or more) individuals, all listening closely (we hope) as the professor pontificates upon the subject of his or her most intensive personal inquiries and study that may have spa... View full abstract»

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  • A Fast Binary Logarithm Algorithm [DSP Tips & Tricks]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):124 - 140
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    This article presents a computationally fast algorithm for computing logarithms. The algorithm is particularly well suited for implementation using fixed-point processors. View full abstract»

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  • 3GPP Mobile Multimedia Services [Standards in a Nutshell]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):125 - 130
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    The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) is developing and standardizing a wide range of advanced mobile multimedia services along with their radio access and network technologies. 3GPP targets to match or exceed the user experience of the personal computer (PC)-based services over the Internet, while at the same time facilitating unlimited receiver mobility, thus enabling ubiquitous service ... View full abstract»

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  • Machine Hearing: An Emerging Field [Exploratory DSP]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):131 - 139
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    If we had machines that could hear as humans do, we would expect them to be able to easily distinguish speech from music and background noises, to pull out the speech and music parts for special treatment, to know what direction sounds are coming from, to learn which noises are typical and which are noteworthy. Hearing machines should be able to organize what they hear; learn names for recognizabl... View full abstract»

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  • TechWare: Video-Based Human Action Detection Resources [Best of the Web]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):136 - 139
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  • Dates Ahead

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 140
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  • Signal Processing and 3DTV [In the Spotlight]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):144 - 142
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    Frequently, the most important sporting events are used as platforms to showcase and sometimes launch the latest communication technologies. This article presents an introduction to the technological issues facing a broad deployment of 3DTV systems and discusses some of the signal processing techniques that are used or need to be developed in this area. View full abstract»

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IEEE Signal Processing Magazine publishes tutorial-style articles on signal processing research and applications, as well as columns and forums on issues of interest. Its coverage ranges from fundamental principles to practical implementation, reflecting the multidimensional facets of interests and concerns of the community. Its mission is to bring up-to-date, emerging and active technical developments, issues, and events to the research, educational, and professional communities. It is also the main Society communication platform addressing important issues concerning all members.

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Editor-in-Chief
Min Wu
University of Maryland, College Park
United States 

http://www/ece.umd.edu/~minwu/