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SENSORS Special Issue FLIR 2014 : Sensors - Special Issue on Detection and Tracking of Targets in Forward-Looking InfraRed (FLIR) Imagery


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Submission Deadline May 15, 2014
Categories    object tracking   object detection   thermal infrared   sensors

Call For Papers

Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220)

Special Issue

Detection and Tracking of Targets in Forward-Looking InfraRed (FLIR) Imagery

## Introduction ##

Detection and tracking of targets in forward looking infrared (FLIR) imagery are
challenging tasks. IR sensors often provide low signal-to-noise ratio and heavy
background cluttering images. Non-stationary cameras can introduce also more
challenges, as detection and tracking can require to properly deal with sensor
ego-motion through suitable estimation and compensation techniques. Moreover,
further issues are posed by imagery with multiple and possibly moving target and
non-target objects, that can blend in the background, change their signature, size,
shape, and even overlap during their motion. Finally, specific applications could
introduce cumbersome real-time constraints, thus requiring tracking techniques with
a reduced computational footprint.
The objective of this Special Issue is to invite high state-of-art research
contributions, tutorials, and position papers that address the broad challenges
faced in analysis and processing of FLIR imagery. Original papers describing
completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/
magazine/conference/special issue are solicited.

## Topics ##

In the following, topics of primary interest are reported, though other proposals
could be considered.

- Video surveillance
- Tracking and detection of pedestrians
- Autonomous vehicles
- Environmental monitoring
- Ego-motion compensation and background removal techniques
- Template-matching algorithms
- Deformable part models
- Automatic detection, recognition and identification of targets
- Real-time target tracking in military scenarios
- Applications and case studies

## Submission procedure ##

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging
in to

Manuscripts can be submitted until May 15, 2014.

Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed
together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well
as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract
(about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on journal

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under
consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers).
All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors
and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on
Instructions for Authors page (

Sensors is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published
by MDPI indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded, IF 1.953 (2012).

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.
The Article Processing Charge ( for publication in
this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs).

## Guest Editors ##

Prof. Dr. Andrea Sanna
Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica, Politecnico di Torino, Italy (

Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Lamberti
Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica, Politecnico di Torino, Italy (

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