Multisensor Surveillance Systems

The Fusion Perspective

  • Gian Luca Foresti
  • Carlo S. Regazzoni
  • Pramod K. Varshney

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Multisensor Fusion in Surveillance Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-5
    2. L. Marcenaro, L. Marchesotti, C. S. Regazzoni
      Pages 29-41
    3. B. Abidi, A. Koschan, S. Kang, M. Mitckes, M. Abidi
      Pages 43-59
    4. J. Renno, P. Remagnino, G. A. Jones
      Pages 61-79
    5. Ioannis Pavlidis, Christos Stathopoulos, Tony Faltesek
      Pages 97-111
  3. Detection, Tracking and Recognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-117
    2. Robert T. Collins, Omead Amidi, Takeo Kanade
      Pages 135-147
    3. Fatih Porikli
      Pages 183-198
    4. Gian Luca Foresti, Giorgio Giacinto, Fabio Roli
      Pages 199-211
  4. Biometrics in Surveillance Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-217
    2. Shiloh L. Dockstader, A. Murat Tekalp
      Pages 219-234
    3. Evangelos Loutas, Christophoros Nikou, Ioannis Pitas
      Pages 251-263
    4. Lisa Osadciw, Pramod Varshney, Kalyan Veeramachaneni
      Pages 265-285
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 287-289

About this book


Monitoring of public and private sites is increasingly becoming a very important and critical issue, especially after the recent flurry of terrorist attacks including the one on the Word Trade Center in September 2001. It is, therefore, imperative that effective multisensor surveillance systems be developed to protect the society from similar attacks in the future. The new generation of surveillance systems to be developed have a specific requirement: they must be able to automatically identify criminal and terrorist activity without sacrificing individual privacy to the extent possible. Privacy laws concerning monitoring and surveillance systems vary from country to country but, in general, they try to protect the privacy of their citizens. Monitoring and visual surveillance has numerous other applications. It can be employed to help invalids or handicapped and to monitor the activities of elderly people. It can be used to monitor large events such as sporting events, as well. Nowadays, monitoring is employ~d in several different contexts including transport applications, such as monitoring of railway stations and airports, dangerous environments like nuclear facilities or traffic flows on roads and bridges. The latest generation of surveillance systems mainly rely on hybrid analog-digital, or completely digital video communications and processing methods and take advantage of the greater of flexibility offered by video processing algorithms that are capable focusing a human operator's attention on a set of interesting situations.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gian Luca Foresti
    • 1
  • Carlo S. Regazzoni
    • 2
  • Pramod K. Varshney
    • 3
  1. 1.University of UdineItaly
  2. 2.University of GenovaItaly
  3. 3.Syracuse UniversityUSA

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