IEEE Transactions on
Circuits and Systems
for Video Technology


Previous Message from the Editor-in-Chief

It is a great pleasure and honor for me to assume the role of Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (CSVT). I have been involved in CSVT initially as an Associate Editor (2006-2009) and later as Deputy Editor-in-Chief (2010-2013). And I look forward to this exciting new challenge to lead CSVT.

The IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology has been the premier venue for publications in the areas of video technology such as video compression, hardware, and systems since its inception in 1991. Over the past decade, the scope of CSVT has expanded and it is now the premier journal in all areas related to video technology and video systems including video analysis and processing.

In the next few years, the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology will continue to serve as the main venue for publication related to video technology and video systems and further expand its influence.

In particular, CSVT will cover all aspects of visual information relating to video or that have the potential to impact future developments in the field of video technology and video systems, including but not limited to:

  1. image/video processing: acquisition, representation, display, processing, transform, filtering, enhancement, restoration, watermarking;
  2. image/video analysis and computer vision: characterization, classification, detection, tracking, assessment, segmentation, summarization, understanding, motion estimation, feature extraction, machine learning, machine intelligence, pattern analysis, pattern recognition, neural networks;
  3. image/video compression: quantization, compression, quality assessment, rate control, error resilience, multiview, standards;
  4. image/video communication: coding, streaming, distribution, interaction, networking, transport, wireless and mobile systems;
  5. image/video storage: archives, networks, content management, databases, indexing, search, retrieval;
  6. image/video hardware/software systems: architecture, hardware, software, multiprocessors, parallel processors, algorithms, VLSI, circuits, high-speed, real-time, low-power systems;
  7. image/video applications: synthetic imaging, augmented imaging, video gaming, virtual reality, audio-visual systems, human-computer interaction, multimedia systems, multi-camera systems, surveillance, security, forensics, medical imaging, big data systems, cloud computing, and other video-related technologies.

Another important change in CSVT policy is that we shall no longer limit conference publication prior to submission of a paper to CSVT exclusively to ISCAS. Going forward, papers that have been published in any conference or workshop proceedings may be submitted for consideration to CSVT.

If you have published preliminary results of your work in any imaging-related conference (e.g., ICIP, VCIP, ICME, CVPR, ICCV, ICPR, ACM Multimedia, ICC, Globecom, and ISCAS) and would like to expose your work in visual information to the premier publication in video technology and video systems, I encourage you to consider submission of your work to the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology.

These fundamental changes in these transactions have been made possible through the leadership of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and the Editorial Board of CSVT.

I would like to begin by expressing my gratitude to the Vice President for Publications, Prof. Yong Lian, who has been extremely supportive of my efforts to bring a new direction to the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology.

I would also like to thank the former Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Hamid Gharavi, who has guided and supported me as I transitioned into my new role. Dr. Gharavi and the editorial board serving under his leadership have done an outstanding job in further enhancing the prestige of these transactions.

I would also like to introduce the new Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Shipeng Li, from Microsoft Research in Beijing, China. Dr. Li has had a long tradition of service in CSVT as an Associate Editor and I look forward to working closely with him over the next few years. He has already begun to work on several high-impact special issues in exciting new research areas about which we will update you in the coming months.

I would also like to welcome the new editorial board for CSVT. In particular, I would like to extend a warm welcome to the 26 new members of the editorial board. I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to the 32 continuing members of the previous editorial board.

I am very proud to introduce this truly outstanding editorial board team of world-renowned scholars in their fields. I am excited about the opportunity to work with them to ensure that CSVT remains the premier venue for publication related to video technology and video systems.

I would finally like to thank the authors and reviewers of CSVT. The quality and reputation of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology among the top journals is dependent on the publication of high-quality papers. I look forward to receiving many future articles reporting on the exciting new research developments in the area of video technology and video systems.

What is the current state of video technology? We are currently undergoing a society-altering video technology revolution with the almost daily release of new video products such as FaceTime, Skype, and YouTube, to name a few. I envision CSVT as continuing to play a dominant role in the publication of seminal articles that herald the innovations and trends that lead to these breakthroughs.

This is an exciting time to lead and shape the future of video technology in the premier publication in this area, the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (CSVT).

I look forward to working with all of you to meet the new challenges and opportunities in the era of video technology.

Dan Schonfeld, Editor-in-Chief
Multimedia Communications Laboratory
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607-7053
tcsvt-eic@tcad.polito.it















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