Thursday, January 28, 2021

Worthy Survey?

University of Bridgeport, CT, and William Paterson University, NJ, publish a 50-page MDPI paper "CMOS Image Sensors in Surveillance System Applications" by Susrutha Babu Sukhavasi, Suparshya Babu Sukhavasi, Khaled Elleithy, Shakour Abuzneid, and Abdelrahman Elleithy. I wonder if somebody finds any use for this paper:
  • We have conducted the first state-of-the-art comprehensive survey on CIS from an applications’ perspective in different predominant fields, which was not done before.
  • A novel taxonomy has been introduced by us in which work is classified in terms of CIS models, applications, and design characteristics, as shown in Figure 1 and Appendix A Table A1.
  • We have noted the limitations and future directions and related works are highlighted.


  1. 5 authors, 2 times 2 of them have the same family name ....
    But I do have to admit, once I presented a paper at IEDM with 4 authors, all 4 had the same family name ;-)

    1. I remember that paper born of child labor ;-P

      But look at the Perenzoni brothers. Happens. Quite interesting when family finds to the same profession...

    2. I guess it was our father's fault: as an electrician, he let us play with switches and lamps ;)

    3. Plus Dr.Stoppa for hiring me in the same group :)

  2. Luckily, citations still can give the real value to a paper, rather that simply being published.

    However I do see more and more poor reviews, it looks like now everyone has the right to publish whatever.
    I was surprised by IEEE Access: I recently saw a totally flawed paper and I am still wondering if, as a scientist, I should do something.

    At the end of the day, I think it is the downside of open access: you pay to publish, market's law makes the rest.

  3. We should encourage them for their new perspective in doing survey in application oriented direction rather than going in specifications wise. And also the paper does have more data related to specifications as well.


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