2nd International Workshop on Research & Innovation for Secure Societies – RISS 2019

@ 10th Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue
SpeD 2019 Timișoara, Romania
High expansion of urban population and recent world events complemented by the alarming increase of the number of threats to infrastructure safety have mobilized Authorities to redesign societal security concepts. Law Enforcement Authorities are focusing and aiming consistently their actions at preventing crimes and protecting people, properties and critical infrastructures.

With the accelerated advances of communications and storage technologies, access to critical information acquired from various sensors and sources, e.g., CCTV cameras, satellite data, has been significantly eased. Manipulation and processing of such high amount of diverse data is still a steady challenge, and most of the existing solutions involve the use of human resources. However, threats are now at very large scale, requiring very different security solutions which are able to make use of interdisciplinary approaches. In this context, computer-assisted or automated technologies are now becoming more and more attractive to substitute expensive human resources in the existing processing and decisional systems.

The 2nd International Workshop on Research & Innovation for Secure Societies – RISS 2019 aims to bring together researchers from academia and industry, end-users, law-enforcing agencies and citizen groups to share experiences and explore multi- and interdisciplinary areas where additional research and development are needed, identify possible collaboration and consider the societal impact of such technologies.

Authors are invited to submit original, previously unpublished work, reporting on novel and significant research contributions, on-going research projects, experimental results and recent developments related to the following topics (but not limited to):

  • Surveillance systems and solutions
  • Robust computer vision algorithms (e.g., machine learning systems, object tracking, behaviour analysis, action recognition, speech analysis and natural language processing)
  • Information fusion from various sensors
  • Big Data for security and crime prevention
  • Social media and cyber security
  • Metadata generation, video database indexing, searching and browsing, benchmarking
  • Embedded systems and middleware
  • Biometrics
  • Forensics and crime scene reconstruction
  • Unmanned aerial, terrestrial, underwater vehicles and robots
  • Wireless communications and networks for video surveillance, video coding, compression, authentication, watermarking, location-dependent services
  • Case studies, practical systems and testbeds
  • Data protection, privacy protection, civil liberties and social exclusion issues


Important Dates

  • Paper submission: July 26, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: September 9, 2019
  • Camera-Ready Papers Due: September 23, 2019


Submission Instructions

To submit your contribution, please follow the conference instructions.
In the submission system, select as conference track the Workshop: Research & Innovation for Secure Societies (Joint event – RISS 2019 Workshop).
The papers submitted for “RISS 2019” Workshop will follow the same reviewing procedure as for “SpeD” Conference and will be included in the Proceedings of the Conference.



  • Marian Buric, Protection and Guard Service, Romania
  • Răzvan Roman, Protection and Guard Service, Romania
  • Bogdan Ionescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  • Vincent Charvillat, University of Toulouse, France
  • Laurens Naudts, KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law, Belgium
  • Corneliu Burileanu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania



The workshop is made possible by the collaboration of the following projects: