International Computer Vision and Smart Cameras Community met in Stanford University

The ICDSC has facilitated for over 10 years computer vision and smart camera researchers to meet and find out the latest technologies in this field.

Online PR News – 31-December-2017 – San Jose, CA – Hosted by mediaX at Stanford University, the International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC) took place September 5th to 7th 2017 at Stanford University where pioneering work on distributed smart cameras started. This year’s edition presented multidisciplinary research that led to new opportunities, the exchange of ideas and collaboration that can also lead to novel technologies and applications.

The first ICDSC conference started in 2007 and every year since, has been held in Europe, Asia or the US. This 11th edition had over 45 attendees from a variety of fields including academic, industrial and graduate students.

The content of this year’s conference included keynote talks from professors Juan Carlos Niebles and Silvio Savarese from the SAIL-Toyota Center for AI Research at Stanford. Additional speakers included Chris Rowen from Cognite Ventures and Jon Peddie from Jon Peddie Research. A panel also discussed how to bridge academic research into the startup world where other technical and business opportunities are yet to be explored.

More than 30 papers were submitted and accepted from universities, institutes and companies. Authors came from Europe, Asia, America and Australia. Authors presented their papers during the conference sessions which focused on Embedded and Mobile Vision Applications, Smart Cameras, Distributed Vision, Emerging Applications, Visual Sensor Networks, Camera-based Smart Environments, Target Tracking and Person Re-Identification and Embedded Vision System. Additionally, PhD students presented their work in a PhD forum.

The best paper was awarded to Lukas Cavigelli, Philippe Degen, Luca Benini, for “CBinfer: Change-Based Inference for Convolutional Neural Networks on Video Data” and the best paper of the PhD Forum was given to Lobna Ben Khalifa, François Berry for “LobNet: A low specification camera network platform using Ant-Cam”. rnrnThe proceedings were published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in collaboration with SIGBED, the Special Interest Group on Embedded Systems.

The ICDSC 2017 was hosted by mediaX at Stanford University on behalf of Prefixa and Nvidia, and in cooperation with ACM/SIGBED and INAOE (National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics in Mexico).

The 2018 Conference venue was announced: Eindhoven, Netherlands. For more information on ICDSC, please visit or contact Dr. Miguel Arias-Estrada, General Chair of ICDSC 2017 at

The International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras is an annual event and an appropriate forum to discuss recent advances and open issues in smart camera networks. Last editions include Stanford (2017), Paris (2016), Sevilla (2015), Venice (2014), Palm Springs (2013), Hong Kong (2012), Ghent (2011), Atlanta (2010), Como (2009), Stanford (2008) and Vienna (2007).

mediaX at Stanford University is a catalyst for industry and academic research partnerships on the impact of information and technology on society. mediaX focuses on how the relationship between people and technology can be enhanced, augmented and improved. As the affiliate program to Stanford’s HSTAR Institute (Human Science and Technology Advanced Research) in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University, mediaX is built on their belief in the power of collaboration – between business and academic researchers on campus and around the world.

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