Smart Cameras

  • Ahmed Nabil Belbachir

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction to Smart Cameras

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ahmed Nabil Belbachir, Peter Michael Göbel
      Pages 3-17
    3. Yu Shi, Fábio Dias Real
      Pages 19-34
    4. Fábio Dias Real, François Berry
      Pages 35-50
  3. Imaging Technologies and Architecture of Smart Cameras

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Christoph Posch
      Pages 53-79
    3. Alireza Moini
      Pages 81-96
  4. Embedded Vision

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Oliver Sidla, Norbert Brändle, Wanda Benesova, Marcin Rosner, Yuriy Lypetskyy
      Pages 99-117
    3. Johannes Fürtler, Ernst Bodenstorfer, Michael Rubik, Konrad J. Mayer, Jörg Brodersen, Christian Eckel
      Pages 119-135
    4. Kristian Ambrosch, Martin Humenberger, Sven Olufs, Stephan Schraml
      Pages 137-157
  5. Computer Vision for Smart Cameras

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Roman Pflugfelder, Branislav Mičušík
      Pages 161-179
    3. Andrea Cavallaro
      Pages 181-198
    4. Gustavo Fernández Domínguez, Csaba Beleznai, Martin Litzenberger, Tobi Delbrück
      Pages 199-223
  6. Distributed Smart Cameras

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Khurram Shafique, Feng Guo, Gaurav Aggarwal, Zeeshan Rasheed, Xiaochun Cao, Niels Haering
      Pages 245-257
    3. Wolfgang Beer, Werner Kurschl, Florian Matusek, Bernhard Moser, Stefan Mitsch, Stephan Sutor
      Pages 259-266
    4. Sanjeev Kumar, Christian Micheloni, Gian Luca Foresti
      Pages 267-280
  7. Selected Applications of Smart Cameras

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Yu Shi
      Pages 283-303
    3. Khurram Shafique, Omar Javed
      Pages 305-318
    4. Massimo Bertozzi, Luca Bombini, Alberto Broggi, Paolo Grisleri, Pier Paolo Porta
      Pages 319-338
  8. Smart Camera Markets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Bernhard Kohn, Raffael Binder
      Pages 341-355
  9. The Future of Smart Cameras

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Ahmed Nabil Belbachir
      Pages 359-364
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 1-39

About this book


Smart Cameras

Edited by: Ahmed Nabil Belbachir

Although there are many "definitions" of smart cameras offered by the media, camera manufacturers and developers, still no binding definition exists. For the purpose of this book, a smart camera is defined as a vision system which, in addition to image capture circuitry, is capable of extracting application-specific information from the captured images, along with generating event descriptions or making decisions that are used in an intelligent and automated system. This book provides a single-source reference, with content from several disparate scientific, technological and commercial aspects related to smart cameras: photoreceptors, pixels, signal processing, image sensor architectures, embedded systems, computer vision, sensor networks, applications of smart cameras and market trends. It provides background information, fundamentals, and an overview of the historical evolution, applications and the latest trends in intelligent camera concepts for professionals, researchers and practitioners.

  • Provides information on smart cameras for an interdisciplinary audience (embedded systems; image processing; camera technology) of professionals, practitioners and students;
  • Integrates coverage of hardware electronics, signal processing, embedded computing, computer vision, sensor networks and smart camera applications in surveillance, machine vision and the automotive industry;
  • Includes an analysis of the smart camera market evolution, based on interviews with market leaders.


Adaptive Systems Autonomous Systems Computer Vision Embedded Systems Image Processing Image Sensor Intelligent Cameras Machine Vision Networked Cameras Object Detection Object Recognition Object Tracking Security Smart Cameras Surveillance;

Editors and affiliations

  • Ahmed Nabil Belbachir
    • 1
  1. 1.Smart Systems DivisionAustrian Research Centers GmbHWienAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-0952-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-0953-4
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