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.


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