VideoSense 2014 Winter School 
on Multimodal and Privacy-Respecting Video Analytics

25-26 November 2014
Pont-Saint-Martin, Valle d’Aosta, Italy (

The increasing need for both automated and privacy-respecting CCTV systems adds many challenges to the tasks of video analytics.  The VideoSense Winter School 2014 aims to bring together young researchers working in the field of multimodal and privacy-respecting video analytics, offering:

- lectures delivered by experts from academy and industry providing a clear and in-depth summary of state-of-the-art research in the field,

- enjoyable and stimulating environment in which participants will benefit not only from the formal and practical sessions but also from informal and social interactions with established researchers and the other participants to the Winter School.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

13:30 – 14:15  VideoSense Winter School poster session

14:15 – 14:30  Opening address

-Dr. Tomas Piatrik, Queen Mary University of London (UK)

14:30 – 15:15  Smart grids, smart borders and other tales from the surveillance woods

-Dariusz Kloza, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE)

15:15 – 16:00  The impact of new imaging modalities on video surveillance and invasion of privacy

-Dr. Pavel Korshunov, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (CH)

16:00 – 16:15   Cofee Break

16:15 – 17:00   The value of privacy in security research form the industry perspective

-Carmela Occhipinti, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica (IT)
-Joana Critina Cotoi, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica (IT)  

17:00 – 18:00   Tour of the Engineering Data Centre

Carmela Occhipinti, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica (IT)

20:00 – 22:00   Dinner


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

09:00  09:45   Protests, surveillance and the right to the city

-Dr. Lucas Melgaço, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE)

09:45  10:30  Face recognition: from forensics and biometrics to social semantics

-Prof. Dr. Ebroul Izquierdo, Queen Mary University of London (UK)

10:30  10:45   Coffee break

10:45  11:45   Ethical training for video analytics in security – Pt 1 (interactive workshop)

-Dr. Jens Hälterlein, Technische Universität Berlin (DE)

11:45  12:45   Ethical training for video analytics in security – Pt 2

-Dr. Jens Hälterlein, Technische Universität Berlin (DE)

13:00  14:00 Light sandwich lunch