Role of Computer Vision in Smart Cities

in Special Issue   Posted on August 2, 2019 

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Submission Deadline: Thu 05 Dec 2019
Journal Impact Factor : 3.103
Journal Name : Image and Vision Computing
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Smart Cities initiatives are incorporated in order to implement and improve the quality of life of the people and the environment we live in. Smart cities need smart technologies to be adopted so that the technology rectifies the negative factors which impact the society caused by human and natural activities. Proper monitoring technologies are needed to predict and control activities like criminal offenses, inhuman activities, critical weather and climatic conditions and many more. The most important factors which are considered while building smart cities are security, safety, control and monitoring. These factors can be overcome with a properly implementing Internet of things.

Recent advances in sensor technologies have many features such as movement tracking, measuring, authentication and recognition. These various smart sensors when used in critical conditions in the areas of manufacturing, farming, healthcare, energy, transportation and infrastructure can be of utmost importance in improving the quality of general public. To overcome the security issues occurring at various places Computer Vision can be used which can make a massive impact in the betterment of the human lives. Computer Vision can be widely interlinked with wired and wireless networks, it can recognize faces as images, videos or real time streaming within a short span of time. By Computer Vision system the color, quality, gestures, shape, signs and movement can be sensed and recognized and the application can learn organize its own conclusions. Since, these data are collected in the real time scenario; the analyzed data can be used in immediate implementation.

Computer Vision can be used to determine traffic jam problems, sanitation issues, parking of vehicles, overcrowding, environmental changes, controlled access, theft identification and reduction, forensic investigations, secure transactions, disease detection and many more. Since, the role of Computer Vision process sets a new standard in eradication of the security and safety measures in smart cities. This special issue on the Role of Computer Vision for Smart Cities provides an excellent platform to exchange ideas, frameworks and technological approaches in developing, designing, implementing and operating within a specific environment inside the smart cities. This research on Computer Vision in Smart city can be used in identifying the various strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats in deploying in smart environment. Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:

  • IoT in the implementation of Safety and Security System in Smart Cities
  • Raspberry Pi assisted face recognition framework for smart cities
  • Internet of Things controlled facial-expression monitoring system
  • Secure integration of IoT and Image Recognition System
  • IoT empowered smart monitoring solutions
  • IoT based real time traffic control using facial recognition
  • Review on image segmentation techniques using IoT
  • Need of remote sensing models and methods for Computer Vision
  • Recent advances in techniques of Computer Vision
  • Intelligent face recognition and navigation system in Smart Cities
  • Secure integration of IoT with Computer Vision techniques.
  • A conceptual framework for IoT-based Computer Vision
  • Hardware Integration and Implementation for betterment of Computer Vision.

Important dates

Paper Submission Deadline: Dec 5, 2019

Author notification: Mar 25, 2020

Revised papers submission: June 27, 2020

Final Acceptance: August 30, 2020

Guest Editors:

Dr. Wei Wei (Lead Guest Editor)

Associate Professor, Master Instructor, School of Computer Science and Engineering,

Xi’an University of Technology, China.

IEEE Senior Member, CCF Senior Member, CCF Big Data Special Committee and Network Data Special Committee

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(1890 citations, with an with an h-index of 20 and i10-index of 52)

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Editor – Neural Computing and Applications (Springer), Editor – Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier), Associate Editor of IEEE Access, Editor – KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, Editor – Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks, Editor – IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems,

Dr. Jinsong Wu

Department of Electrical Engineering,

Universidad de Chile, Chile.

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Area Editor – IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking Founder and Series Editor – IEEE Series on Green Communication and Computing Networks (IEEE Communications Magazine) Editor – IEEE Journal on Selected Areas on Communications (JSAC) Series on Green Communications and Networking Editor – IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials Associate Editor – IEEE Systems Journal Associate Editor – IEEE Access

Dr. Chunsheng Zhu

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,

The University of British Columbia, Canada

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(2047 citations, with an h-index of 24 and i10-index of 52)

Associate Editor – IEEE Access,

Guest Editor – IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics special issue on “Fog Computing for Industrial Applications”

Guest Editor – IEEE Communications Magazine feature topic on “Green Internet of Things”,

Guest Editor – IEEE Access special issue on “Convergence of Sensor Networks, Cloud Computing, and Big Data in Industrial Internet of Things” & special issue on “Cyber-Physical-Social Computing and Networking” & special issue on “Novel Learning Applications and Services for Smart Campus” & special issue on “Collaboration for Internet of Things”

Guest Editor – ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) special issue on “Wireless Communications and Networks for Smart Cities” & special issue on “Collaborative Next Generation Networking” & special issue on “Machine Learning and Intelligent Wireless Communications”,

Guest Editor – Sensors special issue on “Smart Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks” & special issue on “Sensor Networks for Collaborative and Secure Internet of Things”.

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