The School of Computer Science and Engineering hosted the International Conference On Imaging For Crime Detection And Prevention (ICDP-19) conference in its 9th Iteration in December 2019.

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Credit: Dr Volkan Turgul

The University of Westminster together with the IET's Vision and Imaging Technical Network, organised the 9th International Conference On Imaging For Crime Detection And Prevention (ICDP-19), with co-sponsorship from IEEE UK and Ireland Section, Sensors Journal, Victoria EU Project, and the British Machine Vision Association (BMVA) Society.

This conference follows the successful IET's Intelligent Distributed Surveillance Systems (IDSS) first held in 2003 and it brings together researchers, industry, end-users, law-enforcement agencies and other stakeholders on how to use imaging technologies to tackle crime and personal security, while at the same time respecting the rights of individuals. As such, it is a unique meeting point not just to share experience of technologies but the use and effect of technology in society.

Since around 2009, this conference has been hosted by universities (with the support of the IET) that include Kingston, Queen Mary and Carlos III (Madrid). This year we are proud that the University of Westminster has hosted this event with a welcoming opening from Dr Peter Bonfield, our Vice Chancellor and current IET President, and four outstanding keynote speakers presenting the state-of-the-art in privacy and security.

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Dr Peter Bonfield, our Vice Chancellor and current IET President, photos: by Dr Volkan Turgul.

 

In the 1st day of the conference, The Vision and Imaging Network gave awards to the best technology demo in the field of Vision and Imaging. Finalists and winners can be found in Natalia D’Lima's (IET's Community Manager for Vision and Imaging) blog. Over the course of two-and-a-half days the conference delivered an impressive range of oral presentations from researchers across the global continent, posters, keynotes from Industry and Academia, and the IET awards.

Massive congratulations for all the hard work behind curtains done to the local team (Dr Anastasia Angelopoulou, Dr Epaminondas Kapetanios, Professor Izzet Kale), the helpers and volunteers, and the Vision & Imaging group (Professor Sergio Velastin and Professor Dimitrios Makris), as well as Daniel Scroggins for all of his help in the organisation.

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