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              Special Session on Multimedia/Information Processing on
                                         Wireless Sensor Networks

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are widely applicable to many sophisticated industrial or military applications including environmental monitoring, surveillance or object tracking, etc. In many important applications, sensor nodes can be equipped with very tiny video cameras or specific sensors for the continuous/periodic monitoring
of any change in the environment, or tracing a particular object of interest. However, each sensor typically has a very limited battery and processing power. Besides, due to the high costs involved, most of the sensors are not equipped with GPS and thus do not have precise knowledge about their own locations during the actual deployment. Therefore, the challenging issues that need to be addressed in many advanced multimedia-related or event-driven industrial applications on WSNs include, but not limited to, the following topics:

•Effective image/video capturing (in case the pan/tilt function is available in the small cameras) such as sufficient image coverage and object tracking, or event detection;
•Cost-effective routing mechanism for image/video delivery or event distribution, possibly for further processing in centralized/distributed servers;
•In-network (pre-)processing such as image/video compression or event aggregation during transmission or in the clusterhead node, and collaborative signal and information processing;
•Hhow to combine other domain knowledge such as the location/angle information of the cameras/sensors to further process the obtained image/video or stored events, etc. that may be subject to many physical constraints such as a limited battery life or environmental factors.

A successful image/video-related application on the underlying WSN should come up with an optimal strategy to handle one or several of the above concerns.

The goal of this Special Session is to provide a platform for practitioners/researchers in their own communities
such as Multimedia or Information Processing to exchange ideas/experiences with researchers/engineers from the area of WSNs or wireless networks in general.


Submission Instructions
Authors are invited to submit regular technical papers or position papers. The position papers should present novel technologies at an early stage of development or share future vision. All submissions should describe original, previously unpublished research, not currently under review by another conference or journal. Manuscripts should not exceed five (5) pages in double-column IEEE format. Please submit the paper throughنEDAS.ن Formatting details can be found underننAuthor Informationنon the CCNC web site.

Session Organizer
Dr. Vincent Tam, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong,

Dr. K.S. Lui, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong,
Dr. Edmund Lam (Dept. of EEE, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong,




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